Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Agricultural Technology

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8524
Course class L-25 - Agriculture and Forestry
Years in which the programme is being held I,II,III
Mode of study Convenzionale
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Programme Director Claudio Marzadori
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Access requirements

Admission to the 1st cycle degree programme is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent suitable qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active, admitted students will be assigned additional learning requirements.

Restricted access

The first cycle degree programme may adopt restricted access set at local level (pursuant to art. 2 of Italian Law 264/99) depending on the available resources.

The number of positions and selection methods are published annually in the relative call for applications.

Knowledge required

Applicants shall also possess:

- logical and reasoning skills;

- ability to read, understand and interpret texts and documents in Italian;

- basic general scientific knowledge.

Assessment of basic knowledge

An entrance exam is set to assess the knowledge required for the restricted-access programme (students admitted to the programme, run with this method, who obtain a score below the minimum threshold set annually will be assigned additional learning requirements). If the degree programme is run with free access, the required knowledge will be assessed in the methods indicated on the University Portal.

Exemption of assessment of basic knowledge

The Degree Programme Board assesses the possibility of exempting students from the assessment of basic knowledge in the following cases:

- Withdrawal from studies,

- Loss of student status,

- Application to opt out of previous degree programme systems,

- Possession of an academic qualification obtained from or learning activities carried out in foreign universities,

– Transfer from another degree programme at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna,

- Transfer from another university.

The assessment is based on the criteria listed in the call for applications published annually.

In the event of accepting the transfer application beyond the usual terms, students who have not been exempted from sitting the entrance exam will be directly assigned additional learning requirements.

Additional Learning Requirements

Additional Learning Requirements are individual activities set by the Degree Programme Board and published on the University Portal. The assigned learning requirements are considered completed after passing one or more exams or other methods, published on the University Portal. Students not completing the requirements by the date set by the Academic Bodies and published on the University portal will be required to re-enrol to the first year of the programme as repeating students.

Programme profile

Learning outcomes

The first cycle degree programme in Agricultural Technology sets out to train professionals with in-depth knowledge of Plant Production and Protection, Agricultural Chemistry, Economics, Agricultural Engineering and Zootechnics. Graduates will therefore be familiar with the biotic and abiotic factors governing the processes of food- and non-food agricultural production systems and their impact on the environment and product quality. They will also be able to recognise pathogenic agents and parasites and the relative defence techniques. Knowledge of the fundamental disciplines required to pass the state exam to exercise the profession of Junior Agronomist is an integral part of the curriculum.

Knowledge and practical skills are acquired through lectures, practical exercises and seminars delivered during the programme. The curriculum is based on 5 learning macro-areas:

- BASIC SCIENCES

- BASIC ECONOMICS

- PLANT PRODUCTION

- DEFENCE

- AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING AND ZOOTECHNICS.

Expected learning outcomes

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Internship

Internship

Extra-curricular activities

Training on the use of computer resources is also organised for students in cooperation with ALTAIR.

Two seminars on the data processing and on how to write a degree thesis are organised for final year students in collaboration with the PhD School:
- introduction to neural networks – models, software packages, statistical, research and agroindustrial applications
- layout of a scientific publication
A training course organised in collaboration with other degree programmes is provided to help students pass the qualification exam to enrol on the professional register of agronomists: CAD design laboratory.


The departments involved in the course units organise annual cycles of seminars on important themes and topical matters related to the various subject areas.

International mobility

Exchange programmes are available thanks to arrangements with other Universities as part of the Erasmus programme and other agreements. Students can also choose to carry out part of final paper or internship abroad.

Departmental coordinators for international student mobility

Internship and Internationalization Office


Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and university master (first level).

Career opportunities

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