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Bachelor’s Degree

The Bachelor’s Degree in Development and Protection of Mountain Environment aims to prepare graduates who have acquired – in addition to the scientific method of investigation and experimentation – good basic knowledge in the main sectors of agricultural and forestry sciences.

The Master’s Degree belongs to the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences of the University of Milan.

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GENERAL AND SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

As required by ministerial decree for the Agricultural and Forest Science and Technology degree class (L-25), graduates of the course in Development and Protection of Mountain Environment acquire a good knowledge of the main sectors of agricultural and forest science as well as the skills for conducting scientific studies and experiments. Graduates are able to perform technical, management and professional tasks relative to the agrobiological sector and relative technologies. In addition, having acquired a working knowledge of a foreign language and good communication and information management skills, they are able to work in both a European and overseas framework.

The course prepares graduates that will:

  •  have good basic knowledge of the mountain agro-forestry sector.
  •  be able to operate professionally in the organisation of production activities in mountain areas, with special emphasis on safeguarding the environmental equilibrium, the protection of the environment and rural development.
  •  work in a team with well-defined levels of autonomy, and be easily integrated into the work sector.

The degree course provides the prerequisites for admission to the postgraduate courses in the graduate’s relative area of specialization. Training includes the basic and professional disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Technology and Economics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ACQUIRED

In accordance with the provisions of Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004 and in conformity with the training objectives of the class L25 degree courses, the Development and Protection of Mountain Environment programme provides the basic scientific knowledge and methodology necessary to operate in the vast sector of protection and sustainable development of mountain environments.

The course aims to provide graduates who:

  •  have a good basic knowledge and wide spectrum of skills in the mountain agro-environment sector.
  •  have acquired scientific skills for using basic and applied know-how in order to solve various problems specific to this field of study.
  •  are able to operate professionally in the different contexts of organization of mountain production activities, focussing on the protection of the environment and its equilibrium and rural development.
  •  know at least one European Union language, other than Italian.
  •  possess adequate skills and tools for communication and information management.
  •  can work in a team with well-defined levels of autonomy.

The degree course provides the prerequisites for admission to the postgraduate Master’s courses in the graduate’s relative area of specialization. Upon completion of the programme, the degree in Development and Protection of Mountain Environment, Class L25 in the Agricultural and Forest Science and Technology category is conferred.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILES AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The course creates a professional who is specialized in the conservation of natural resources and the environment, in the development of local products and in tourism management within the context of sustainable development of mountain areas. A degree in Development and Protection of Mountain Environment leads to work in the following sectors: agro-zootechnical and forestry production, technical assistance, public and private administration and teaching.

Fields of competence include:

  • technical and business management of agricultural-forestry resources and their interrelationships with other sectors (craft industry, commerce, tourism, etc.);
  •  integrated development projects in particular regarding mountain farming;
  •  land conservation, focussing on intervention with low environmental impact and management of protected areas and natural parks.
  •  management of eco-sustainable tourism and agritourism activities.
  •  valorization of historical-cultural alpine resources.
  •  production and use of agro-forestry products.
  •  management of zootechnical-pastoral activities in particular in a multifunctional context.
  •  marketing of mountain products typical of a specific area or region.
  •  technical assistance to mountain farms.

UNIMONT Campus – Edolo

The UNIMONT Campus of the University of Milan is located in Valle Camonica at Edolo (Alessandro Morino 8), Brescia.

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