Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Land and agro-forestry Sciences

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8525
Degree Programme Class L-25 - Agriculture and Forestry
Years in which the programme is being held I,II,III
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Rino Ghelfi
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

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obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active, admitted students will be assigned additional learning requirements.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 places 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 deemed to be 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

The first cycle degree programme in Land and Agro-Forestry Sciences sets out to train professionals with in-depth knowledge of Geopedology, Cartography, Agricultural Chemistry, Land Appraisal, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Hydraulics, Agro-Foresty Mechanics and Mechanisation, Entomology and Agricultural and Forestry Pathology, Territorial Planning.

Graduates will be familiar with the biotic and abiotic factors governing the processes of agricultural and forestry production systems and their impact on the environment.

The first cycle degree programme in Land and Agro-Forestry Sciences sets out to provide the competences required to constructively tackle the emerging problems in the protection, enhancement and planning of agro-forestry areas, linked to the phenomena of hydrogeological disruption, erosion, stability and stabilisation of mountain slopes, pollution and impoverishment of soil fertility, also in relation to agro-forestry activities. The programme also provides skills in the planning and management of agro-forestry interventions, the description and representation of the structural and infrastructural components of agro-forestry areas and in the assessment of agro-territorial resources.


More information

In the Land and Agro-forestry Sciences degree programme 60 credits from core curriculum subject areas are included also in other degree programmes of the Bologna campus (class L-25). In addition, the degree programme course units are in line with the guidelines of the “teaching coordination board” for environmental and forestry sciences promoted by the Director of the Faculty of Agriculture.

Expected learning outcomes

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Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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