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Degree course in FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Codice 2125)
Curriculum\Profile description: ENVIRONMENTAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2016/2017
School:
  • SCHOOL OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Class:
  • Agriculture and Forestry (L-25)

credits total:180

Educational objectives
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The Degree Course in Forestry and Environment Science provides core competences in the field of applied ecology and of the techniques for surveying qualitative and quantitative character of forest stands, the main methods and techniques for the analysis, execution and management of operations in the forest and pre-forest environments. Graduates of this course should acquire core competences in propaedeutical subjects such as Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Plant and animal Biology, which are needed to understand the principles of specific professional subjects. These competences will enable students to achieve a professional grounding including the principles of sylviculture, the main forest management types, the elements of soil sciences and of hydraulic-forest settlements. Graduates will gain an understanding of the dendrometric and descriptive surveying techniques that will enable them to to carry out field surveys and the relevant qualitative and quantitative processing, in order to correctly understand the natural phenomena of evolution of forest stands. Likewise, they will acquire knowledge about the main industry regulations and the principles of forestry economics and evaluation needed for autonomous professional activities such as planning and settling of small businesses, evaluation of land, technical means, plant and forest products; afforestation projects and relative valuations; forest work of land exploitation and amelioration; rural development and technical-economic management of small farms, protected areas and processing enterprises. The profile requires the dialectical skills needed to disclose and argue oneà- ààs own technical ideas with specialists and non-specialists, command of English language or of another European language, which is necessary for reading and interpreting technical texts, for professional exchanges and for basic dissemination. Acquired competences will enable graduates to tackle and solve the following issues: - Sustainable management and Sustainable management and development of forests, forestry-pastoral and environmental heritage; - Forestry and environmental monitoring, survey and estimates; - Knowledge of issues related to forest and agro-pastoral products; - Defence of forests and the environment from biotic and abiotic damages; - Defence of the territory through hydraulic works and the application of key management and soils evaluation techniques; - Technical aspects of core education and training base in the environmental and technical professional area; Educational activities will be carried out through lectures, laboratory and field practice and mid-term testing. The course lasts three academic years. To achieve the degree, students should have acquired 180 credits (CFU), including the ones related to the knowledge of an European Union language, besides Italian, subject to the special rules for the protection of linguistic minorities. The educational programme provides for 19 mandatory examinations, 1 elective examination, a test of computing skills, a language test and a practical training period in external facilities and the final examination about specific course issues. The 12 elective credits may be acquired, in accordance with article 10, paragraph 5, letter a) of DM 270/04, choosing freely among teachings provided by other courses of the Faculty of Agriculture of Palermo and other faculties of the University and other Italian and foreign universities. After the degree in Forestry and Environmental Science, it is possible to enrol, after passing the relevant qualification examination in section B (Junior) of the professional registrar of Agriculture and Forestry experts.
Professional opportunities
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Self-employment; Public agencies with technical branches (Regional Forestry Department, Regional agricultural Department, Civil Defence, etc...)
Final examination features
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To obtain the degree, students must have acquired 180 credits including those relating to the final examination (3 credits). The final test has the objective of assessing the level of maturity and critical skills of the undergraduate, with respect to learning and to the acquired knowledge, on completion of the activities provided by the course syllabus. The final examination consists of a written or oral test, in accordance with the rules fixed every year by the Degree Course Regulations for the final examination, respecting and consistent to the calendar, the ministerial requirements and to the relevant Guidelines of the University.


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01395 - GENERAL ARBORICULTURE course specifications LO BIANCO (PA) 8.0 1 V B AGR/03
01646 - PLANT BIOLOGY course specifications FICI (PA) 8.0 1 V A BIO/02
18689 - MATHEMATICS WITH ELEMENTS OF PHYSICS course specifications LUPO (PC) 8.0 1 V A MAT/07
01704 - FOREST BOTANY course specifications VENTURELLA (PO) 8.0 2 V A BIO/02
04735 - EU FOREIGN LANGUAGE 4.0 2 G E
18681 - ELEMENTS OF GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY course specifications DE PASQUALE (PA) 8.0 2 V A CHIM/06
18688 - TOPOGRAPHY WITH ELEMENTS OF CAD course specifications SCIORTINO (PC) 8.0 2 V C ICAR/06


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02761 - FOREST ECONOMICS AND POLICY course specifications DI FRANCO (PA) 8.0 1 V B AGR/01
13488 - ELEMENTS OF AGRONOMY course specifications SARNO (PA) 8.0 1 V C AGR/02
18684 - FOREST SOIL CHEMISTRY course specifications CONTE (PO) 8.0 1 V B AGR/13
18804 - FOREST ECOLOGY course specifications LA MANTIA (PA) 8.0 1 V B AGR/05
02877 - PRINCIPLES OF HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY course specifications FERRO (PO) 8.0 2 V B AGR/08
18685 - GENERAL SILVICULTURE AND DENDROLOGY course specifications LA MELA VECA (RU) 8.0 2 V B AGR/05
18805 - FOREST ENTOMOLOGY course specifications LO VERDE (RU) 8.0 2 V B AGR/11
Free subjects 12.0 D


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
07553 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 9.0 1 G F
13141 - FOREST MECHANIZATION course specifications FEBO (PO) 8.0 1 V B AGR/09
15481 - HYDRAULIC-FOREST SETTLEMENTS course specifications DI STEFANO (PA) 8.0 1 V B AGR/08
15482 - DENDROMETRY AND FOREST SETTLEMENT course specifications MAETZKE (PO) 8.0 1 V B AGR/05
02045 - SOIL CLASSIFICATION AND CARTOGRAPHY course specifications DAZZI (PO) 8.0 2 V C AGR/14
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 3.0 2 V E
16097 - FOREST EVALUATION course specifications ASCIUTO (PA) 8.0 2 V B AGR/01
18806 - FOREST PATHOLOGY course specifications BURRUANO (PQ) 8.0 2 V B AGR/12




Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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