Viticulture and Enology

Grappoli d'uva
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-25 - Scienze e tecnologie agrarie e forestali (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
International title
Double Degree

The degree programme provides interdisciplinary training in the biological and technological principles associated with grapevine cultivation and wine production. Graduates are qualified to work as technicians and professionals in the viticulture and oenology sectors and in the management of wineries.

On the strength of their competences, graduates can pursue careers in the following occupations:

  • at the "vineyard" level, in the improvement of varietal selection, cultivation, grapevine conservation and harvesting techniques;
  • at the "cellar" level, in connection with the technical management of the wine production chain and quality issues connected with the production of wine and other fermented drinks, liquors and distillates; at the "laboratory" level, in the ampelographic classification of grapevines, yeast selection and the chemical, physical and sensorial classification of wine products; at the "company" level, in economic management and the marketing sector.

Viticulture and Enology graduates possess the necessary competences to engage in:

  • consultancy services, management and administration of wineries engaged in the production and processing of grapevines, and the refinement, conservation, bottling and commercialisation of derived products;
  • varietal selection, planting and plant health considerations in vineyards;
  • managerial roles in wine authorities, associations and consortia;
  • the certification of microbiological, wine chemistry and sensory wine analyses;
  • the design of wineries, through the selection of the technologies used in plants and facilities;
  • the distribution and commercialisation of wine products, including communication, marketing and image-related processes.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

For further information on the number of places and dates of the admission test, visit the website

Additional learning obligations (OFA)

OFA: disciplines

Students who do not pass the entrance examination on maths, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme Structure.

OFA: English language

Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Plant biology 8 64 Italian
- Biologia della cellula vegetale4
- Morfologia ed anatomia delle piante4
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
General and inorganic chemistry 6 60 Italian
Mathematics 6 68 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agronomy 6 56 Italian
Elements of economicsElements of economics 6 56 Italian
Organic chemistry 6 56 Italian
Physics 6 64 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Enology 1 10 96 Italian
- Elementary operations5
- Principles and elements of enology5
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agricultural chemistry 10 80 Italian
- Plant physiology and biochemistry6
- Soil chemistry4
Enological and fermentations chemistry 6 52 Italian
Microbiology 6 56 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biology and genetics of grapevines 8 64 Italian
- Ampelografia e miglioramento genetico4
- Fisiologia4
Computer skills, statistics and data management in the winery 9 8 Italian
Enochemical analysis 6 64 Italian
Vineyard protection 11 88 Italian
- Entomologia5
- Patologia vegetale6
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Stage 10 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Viticultural and enological engineering 11 88 Italian
- Meccanizzazione del vigneto6
- Progettazione della cantina5
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Enological microbiology 6 56 Italian
Management of vinicultural firm and marketing elements 8 64 Italian
- Unita' didattica 1: legislazione4
- Unita' didattica 2: gestione e marketing4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Enology 2 11 92 Italian
- Sensory Analysis5
- Technologies and enological processes6
Viticulture: cultivation techniques 6 64 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 3 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Brewing and spirits technology 4 32 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Cultivation of plants for beer, liqueurs and spirits production 4 32 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Cereals for malts and other semi-finished products preaparation 4 32 Italian
Study plan rules
- A libera scelta dello studente: CFU 12
La laurea in Viticoltura ed enologia prevede una serie di propedeuticità obbligatorie (vedi tabella).
Per gli studenti immatricolati dall'anno accademico 2019/20, il superamento dell'OFA di matematica è propedeutico a tutti gli esami del secondo e terzo anno. Per gli studenti che non avranno aderito al percorso OFA, o non avranno superato il test finale dell'OFA, il superamento della matematica è propedeutico a tutti gli esami del secondo e terzo anno.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Agricultural chemistry Organic chemistry (compulsory)
Biology and genetics of grapevines Agricultural chemistry (compulsory)
Enochemical analysis Organic chemistry (compulsory)
Enological and fermentations chemistry Organic chemistry (compulsory)
Enological microbiology Microbiology (compulsory)
Enology 1 Enological and fermentations chemistry (compulsory), Physics (compulsory)
Enology 2 Enological microbiology (compulsory), Enology 1 (compulsory)
Organic chemistry General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory)
Viticultural and enological engineering Enology 1 (compulsory)
Viticulture: cultivation techniques Agronomy (compulsory), Biology and genetics of grapevines (compulsory)
Sede
Milano
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come: