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Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Academic Year: 
Degree Level: 
Bachelor's Degree
Teaching Facility: 
Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Access Requirements: 
Locally scheduled
Italian Classification: 
L-25 Scienze e tecnologie agrarie e forestali
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Course Overview

The degree course in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies lasts three years and contains 180 university credits (ECTS) divided in 20 courses (including lessons, laboratory activities, seminars and technical visits), training activities and final thesis.

The degree course is developed in four curricula: "Sustainable plant productions", "Defense of cultivated plants", "Economic-Zootechnical" and "Precision agriculture". A group of teachings is common for all paths.

The training activities are organized in semesters. In the first year the basic teachings (mathematic, chemistry, physic and biology) are provided; already from the second semester of the first year and throughout the second and part of the third year the characterizing disciplines are given to complete the preparation of the first level graduate, providing information on plant and animal productions, defense, economic-management and agricultural engineering. In the final year of the course the specific activities of each curriculum are foreseen, together with the traineeship and the preparation of the final dissertation.

Educational Goals

The degree course is oriented to provide professional knowledge and skills suitable to:

  • ensure the training of a professional figure, in the agricultural sector, in close relationship with the needs of European companies and public administrations and the Mediterranean basin;
  • evaluate and manage the agricultural production processes, with particular reference to the quantitative and qualitative aspects of production, the sanitary-hygiene aspects, the safeguard of the agricultural territory and the sustainable management of agricultural resources;
  • manage projects for the use and exploitation of agro-environmental resources;
  • achieve projects for agricultural development and the protection of the rural environment;
  • assure technical assistance in the agricultural sector;
  • allow the continuation of studies for the attainment of a master's degree.

Job Opportunities

  • Environmental control technicians
  • Agronomists
  • Zootechnicians