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Degree course in AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING (Codice 2073)

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2019/2020
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 agricultural engineering provides core competences in the field of agricultural production, of agricultural land surveying techniques, as well as of the main analysis, implementation and management techniques for agricultural businesses. Graduates of this course should acquire basic knowledge in propaedeutic subjects such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, plant animal biology, needed to understand the basics of specific professional subjects. This knowledge enables graduate to achieve professional competences including the principles of agronomics, cartography and land survey, rural buildings and animal productions. Graduates will also acquire the competences they need to solve some applicative issues of the agricultural sector, enabling them to carry out technical assistance activities. Graduates will also acquire the knowledge and operational skills needed to carry out land valuation and design of business plants and works. Graduates will, in particular, be able to design small irrigation networks and drainage works at the service of the farm. The profile requires the dialectics needed to disseminate and argue his/her technical ideas with specialists and non-specialists, as well as the command of English language or of another European language needed to read and understand technical texts, needed to carry out professional exchanges and basic dissemination activities. The acquired competences enable graduates to face and solve, as junior professionals, the following issues: • First-level consultancy and design activities relating to the manufactures of farms, irrigation and drainage systems, greenhouses, stables, rural buildings and roads; • Choice of machines and plants for the production chains of agricultural products; • Drafting of projects aimed at the provision of contributions for landscaping works on farms; • Implementation of the programs offered by the European Union for the use of Community economic resources for rural areas. The duration of this course is three academic years. To obtain the degree, students should have acquired 180 credits, including the ones related to the knowledge of an European language, besides Italian subject to the special rules for the protection of linguistic minorities.. The educational programme entails19 mandatory examinations (8 credits each), a language test, a practice period in associated facilities and the final examination on course-specific issues. The course is completed with 12 credits freely chosen by the student, provided that they are consistent with the educational plan, which can be acquired, in accordance with art.10, paragraph 5, letter a) of D.M. 270/04, choosing between the activities and subjects programmed by other degree courses at the University of Palermo or other Italian and Foreign Universities. Students must also acquire up to 3 CFUs for professionalising activities, employment opportunities (art.10, paragraph 10, letter d) of D.M. 270/04) At the end of the course, students obtain the title of “Dottore in Agroingegneria” and, after passing the professional qualification examination, they may register in Section B (Dottore Agronomo Junior) of the professional register.
Professional opportunities
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Profile: Farm technician Functions: The farm technician is a junior expert who carries out advisory and planning activities on farms and implements the programs offered by the European Union. He/she is enrolled in Section B of the Professional Register of Agronomist and Forestry Doctors. Skills: - activities of consulting and product design; - technical advice to the Judicial Authority on issues affecting the agricultural land; Career opportunities: Private practice in Farms, Professional offices, Public Administration. Profile: Technical planner of community programs Functions: These technicians are junior experts who carry out planning activities in farms, professional offices and public administration, implementing the programs offered by the European Union. They are enrolled in Section B of the Professional Register of Agronomist and Forestry Doctors. Skills: - Examination of projects and access to funding for contributions for farms land improvement; - implementation of programs offered by the European Union and use of Community economic resources in the agricultural sector Career opportunities: Private practice as junior agronomist, after passing the National qualification exam; Advisory activities; Employment in Public Administrations and Private Companies
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.


course outlineNo propaedeutical teaching for this curriculum

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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01646 - PLANT BIOLOGY course specifications DOMINA (PA) 8.0 1 V A BIO/03
04872 - MATHEMATICS course specifications LUPO (PC) 8.0 1 V A MAT/07
13351 - COMPETENCES RELATED TO THE LABOUR MARKET 3.0 1 G F
18693 - AGRICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY course specifications AGRO' (RU) 8.0 1 V C AGR/11
02754 - AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY course specifications DI TRAPANI (PA) 8.0 2 V B AGR/01
03245 - PHYSICS course specifications MESSINA (PA) 8.0 2 V A FIS/01
18692 - ELEMENTS OF GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY course specifications TERENZI (PA) 8.0 2 V A CHIM/03
20692 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS - EQUIVALENT TO LEVEL B1 course specifications 4.0 2 G E


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01155 - GENERAL AGRONOMY course specifications VENEZIA (PA) 8.0 1 V B AGR/02
05589 - PLANT PATHOLOGY course specifications DAVINO (PA) 8.0 1 V C AGR/12
18801 - AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY course specifications LAUDICINA (PA) 8.0 1 V B AGR/13
20626 - TOPOGRAPHY, CARTOGRAPHY AND PRINCIPLES OF CAD course specifications DARDANELLI (RU) 8.0 1 V B ICAR/06
03774 - AGRICULTURAL HYDRAULICS course specifications BAGARELLO (PO) 8.0 2 V B AGR/08
12498 - CROP SCIENCE course specifications RUISI (RD) 8.0 2 V B AGR/02
18697 - HORTICULTURE AND FLORICULTURE course specifications MONCADA (RU) 8.0 2 V B AGR/04
Free subjects 12.0 D


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02078 - TREE FARMING course specifications SOTTILE (PA) 8.0 1 V B AGR/03
12476 - ANIMAL PRODUCTIONS course specifications ALABISO (RU) 8.0 1 V C AGR/19
12504 - AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS course specifications ORLANDO (RU) 8.0 1 V B AGR/09
13121 - PRACTICE 6.0 1 G F
03102 - LAND VALUATION course specifications ASCIUTO (PA) 8.0 2 V B AGR/01
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 3.0 2 V E
12554 - RURAL BUILDINGS course specifications VALLONE (PA) 8.0 2 V B AGR/09
15372 - FUNDAMENTALS OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE course specifications PROVENZANO (PO) 8.0 2 V B AGR/08




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