Academic Year 2022/23





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Agricultural Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Cremona Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law504
NameAgricultural Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-26 - Safety engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2021/2022
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme is offered in English but the degree programme meets the requirements of MIUR (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) note of 11.07.2018 and the CUN opinion of 10.23.2018.
Campus Cremona
Dean of the School Antonio Capone
Coordinator of the Study programme Luca Bascetta
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.ccsage.polimi.it/


Student Office (Study programme) - Cremona
Reference office
POLO TERRITORIALE DI CREMONA
Address Via Sesto 39/41, 26100 Cremona
Phone 0372 56 7700
Contact http://www.polo-cremona.polimi.it/


Central Student Office - Cremona
Address VIA SESTO, 39 (CR)

2. General presentation of the study programme

The growing technological complexity that characterises modern agro-industrial production and supply chains requires professionals with strong engineering knowledge and systems skills. More than in other fields, there is a clear need for a strong multidisciplinary approach to managing technological innovation in agriculture and animal production, especially to increase the level of sustainability and ensure food safety. The use of the most advanced technologies, within the context of Agriculture 4.0, is necessary in order to allow the national agricultural production system to gain competitiveness in terms of yield, to cope with growing problems deriving from climate change, first and foremost scarcity of water resources, and to manage crops and livestock in an environmentally friendly manner.


The Agricultural Engineering teaching programme focuses on the agricultural supply chain and on agro-industrial production, paying particular attention to the technological aspects of the agro-industrial system and its safety, to automation and mechanical technologies, to agricultural sciences and precision agriculture, to information systems, and to environmental and chemical technologies. The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Agricultural Engineering therefore trains engineers operating in the agro-industrial sector who possess a systems engineering vision, i.e. an approach to the study and implementation of solutions based on an overall vision of the technological aspects of the elements of the supply chain, and on an ability to model and manage interactions between its various components. To do this, the graduate uses advanced, cross-cutting engineering skills backed by a basic knowledge of the agricultural sector, allowing him or her to guide strategic choices in the sector of primary agro-industrial production.
The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) stems from a close collaboration with the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, which will deliver the first year, first semester courses providing a basic grounding in Agricultural Sciences at its campus in Cremona.


Graduates in Agricultural Engineering interact competently with the various players along the supply chain. Moreover, they understand and organise technical, managerial and economic activities also in sectors relating to different specialisations. This systems engineering vision, supported by technical and scientific skills and knowledge, is also important for favouring access to natural resources and sustainable management of production processes. From this standpoint, the figure of a Laurea Magistrale graduate with cross-functional skills, an overall vision of issues related to the agro-industrial chain, and a particular eye for safety, represents a great opportunity for the sector, for the country in general but in particular for the Cremona Campus catchment area.


In practical terms, examples of applications of Agricultural Engineering include: the evaluation and use of available technologies to guarantee the sustainability, safety and traceability of agro-industrial productions; the design and integration of automation, monitoring and agricultural robotics systems; the use of big data analytics and artificial intelligence applications with a view to improving yields and control over security requirements; the design of smart irrigation systems capable of optimising the use of water resources and guaranteeing their availability, also and above all in the face of the serious problems posed by climate change; the optimal economic management of farms and the associated supply chain.


3. Learning objectives

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Agricultural Engineering trains specialist engineers capable of dealing with the complex systems of the agro-industrial chain and the interdependence of critical elements related to the safety of the agri-food system, such as:

  • planning and managing production and supply chain systems;
  • emerging technologies supporting production;
  • interaction with the environment and the territory.

In order to do so, graduates use cross-sectoral engineering skills on the system as a whole, which allow them to guide strategic choices with the support of more specialised figures, whom they do not replace.


The graduate is therefore a skilled figure able to understand and solve typical industrial engineering problems, contextualised in the agricultural and agro-industrial field, with particular attention to food and process safety, through knowledge of the technological and managerial aspects of the agricultural supply chain, from production to storage and distribution, and focusing on the issues of traceability and product safety. The graduate integrates and supports these skills with a methodological approach typical of information engineering, through the application of techniques and methods for analysing large amounts of data (big data analytics), artificial intelligence methods and applications, and the most advanced monitoring, automation and control techniques, assessing their applicability in managing production systems and improving processes from the point of view of safety and economic and environmental sustainability.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

For students already in possession of a first-level Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science), the Study Programme in Agricultural Engineering bestows a 2nd level Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) after a two-year period corresponding to 120 credits.

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


The most "natural" outlet for further studies is a PhD: at the Politecnico di Milano there are various PhD programmes covering the topics tackled as part of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Agricultural Engineering (for more information: www.dottorato.polimi.it/en).


Graduating with a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Agricultural Engineering also grants access to the second level Specialising Course and to the second level Specialising Master.


Finally, the Politecnico di Milano School of Management, through the MIP consortium, offers graduates the opportunity to follow master and advanced training courses (for further details: www.som.polimi.it/en/courses).


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

Graduates with a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Agricultural Engineering can become self-employed, after passing various state exams and enrolling in Section A of the "Ordine degli Ingegneri" of the province of residence, in the Civil and Environmental Engineering, Information Engineering, or Industrial Engineering fields.
For more information, see the website of the "Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Milano".

5.2 Careers options and profiles

With their sound, cross-cutting background, graduates in Agricultural Engineering find employment mainly:

  • in the agricultural production chain;
  • in engineering companies that design, develop and implement processes, plants and technologies to support production, distribution and marketing related to agriculture and agro-industry;
  • in public and private research centres and laboratories;
  • in technical facilities of the public administration and in consultancy firms specialising in the environment, in safety, and in agricultural and livestock farming.

5.3 Qualification profile

Work roles


A graduate in Agricultural Engineering is a designer and manager of agricultural and agro-industrial production systems that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.


A graduate in Agricultural Engineering can work in the first part of the agri-food chain, performing various roles such as:

  • expert in the implementation and management of production, field and farm systems to optimise yields and animal welfare while minimising consumption, the production of residues, and the impact on the territory;
  • designer of terrestrial and aerial agricultural robotics applications (drones) for crop monitoring and for targeted field interventions (e.g. biological pest control or the optimal use of plant protection products), through both remote and autonomous control;
  • designer of systems for the collection and processing of large amounts of heterogeneous data, for example from meteorological stations, satellites, field sensors and agricultural vehicles;
  • expert in the integration of sensor networks to measure various parameters, such as climate conditions, the state of health of plants, the vital signs of animals;
  • designer, in collaboration with agronomists, of solutions to support decisions relating to irrigation (also – and above all – to optimise the use of water resources), predictive maintenance policies for fleets of agricultural vehicles, and the application of pesticides;
  • designer of systems guaranteeing the traceability and quality of products, and improving the efficiency and safety of supply chain processes;
  • expert in the management of issues concerning the supply chain, risk assessments and the planning and management of agro-industrial production.

Skills associated with the qualification


A graduate in Agricultural Engineering has a solid background in technical and basic scientific applications enabling him or her to face and solve the technological challenges of modern agricultural and agro-industrial production and its supply chain.


A graduate in Agricultural Engineering has a solid background in engineering subjects (mechanics, automation, product and process management) and a strong methodological approach to the profession. Such a figure’s training combines modern engineering knowledge with basic knowledge of agricultural sciences.


A graduate in Agricultural Engineering can:

  • analyse and model the social, economic and environmental effects of agricultural production methods, agro-industrial policies and regulations;
  • understand the effect of the most relevant chemical, biological and biochemical processes on agricultural activities, plants, animals, the environment (water, air, soil), and on the management of the inputs and outputs of agricultural processes (fertilizers, pesticides, by-products), with the aim of integrating them as effectively and/or efficiently as possible with production processes;
  • tackle problems related to the development of production processes, from the management of production to the distribution of products, through the main sustainability models (circularity, farm to fork, etc.);
  • support the implementation of precision agriculture and Agriculture 4.0 systems through the proper promotion and combination of leading innovations, such as robotics, automation, remote sensing, satellite and geospatial systems, sensors and internet of things, big data analytics and artificial intelligence, blockchain, self-driving vehicles (drones, tractors, tools, trolleys, etc.);
  • identify and implement environmental protection and safety strategies for agricultural systems at every level (soil, water, air, people, etc.) by conducting feasibility and economic analyses, by planning and setting up control systems, and by selecting materials, technologies and structures, always in line with stringent environmental and social needs and in the pursuit of sustainable development;
  • model transport phenomena to identify and determine the best solutions (in energy and chemical terms) capable of supporting innovative production solutions, such as indoor farming, hydroponics, aeroponics;
  • use engineering tools to support the integration of agricultural production with downstream processing, storage and distribution phases, in order to optimise the value of products;
  • identify innovative storage, transport and preservation solutions, also through the use of materials, processes and technologies capable of guaranteeing food quality and safety;
  • manage agro-industrial production activities through adequate management control, analytical accounting, project management and business planning systems, and through the main logistic processes and operations management models;
  • address the main issues related to the rational use of resources and the necessary integration of natural and anthropogenic cycles, with particular reference to water and nutrients, for example through the design of innovative irrigation systems and systems for recovering water and nutrients from waste water, as well as residues from crop farming and animal breeding;
  • study the mechanical, physical, chemical and biochemical characterisation of the soil for agricultural purposes, and integrate agricultural mechanical engineering techniques in an optimal way in the production process.

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


Admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) is subject to evaluation to verify the applicant’s suitability. This process, in accordance with current regulations (Min. Decree 22/10/2004, no. 270, art. 6, para. 2, and Min. Decree 16/3/2007, article 6, para. 1), involves checking curricular requirements and the adequacy of the student's training.


Admission to the Laurea Magistrale shall be at the sole discretion of an Admission Commission, purposely set up by the Study Programme Board, based on an assessment of the student’s academic career. For admission purposes, the Commission may take into account exceptional considerations, proven by adequate documentation, which may justify non-compliance with the criteria set out below and demonstrate the adequacy of the training acquired; such documentation must be attached to the admission request.


In the event of being admitted, any curricular constraints (see Paragraph 6.2) will be expressed at the time of admission and in any case before enrolment, so as to have all the information required for a transparent and rational definition of the study plan.


As regards prerequisites in terms of knowledge of the English language, please refer to Paragraph 7.4.


Application for admission


In order to have their academic career assessed, students should have a three-year Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) or a higher qualification (Laurea Magistrale or Laurea Specialistica, equivalent to Master of Science, or a 5-year single cycle programme). This assessment may also be made for students of first level Politecnico di Milano courses, if enrolled in the very next graduation exam session, and for students of first level courses of other universities, if they expect to graduate with a first level Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) after the deadline for enrolment, but in any case by:

  • 30 November 2022 (for admission to the Laurea Magistrale in the first semester of 2022/2023)
  • 31 March 2023 (for admission to the Laurea Magistrale in the second semester of 2022/2023)

If a student is admitted without having already obtained the necessary qualification, enrolment in the Laurea Magistrale will take place at one condition: the student will be required to pass the first level degree exam by the deadlines stated above and, if coming from a university other than the Politecnico di Milano, to inform us accordingly.


Academic career requirements for admission


The Academic career requirements for admission taken into consideration by the Commission are:

  1. the achievement of a three-year Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) by the 31st of March of the 6th year following first enrolment (e.g. if the absolute first year of enrolment in the National University System took place in September 2014, the three-year Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) should be achieved by 31 March 2020); this requirement does not apply to graduates who already hold a second level or five-year degree;
  2. possession of a certificate attesting to the student’s knowledge of the English language (see Paragraph 7.4);
  3. possession of educational requirements that do not involve the allocation of curricular supplements (see Paragraph 6.2).

Graduates in one of the degree courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering (L-7), Information Engineering (L-8), Industrial Engineering (L-9) and Agricultural and Forestry Sciences and Technologies (L-25) of the Politecnico di Milano or other Italian universities and in possession of the requirements listed above are admitted to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) subject to a positive assessment by the Admission Commission.


If prerequisite 1) is not satisfied, the applicant will not be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale, except in the presence of special documentation proving the existence of exceptional considerations.


If prerequisites 2) and/or 3) are not satisfied, the applicant may only be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale - and therefore enrol - after these prerequisites have been fulfilled, demonstrating knowledge of the English language and/or completing any curricular supplements detected by the Commission and communicated to the applicant.


For other graduates of the Politecnico di Milano or other universities, in addition to the possession of the requirements listed above, admission is in any case subject to the assessment of a specific commission.

6.2 Requested knowledge

Curricular requirements for admission


To access the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Agricultural Engineering, the applicant must possess specific curricular requirements, i.e. knowledge consistent with the said programme’s educational project.


A special Admission Commission, made up of members of the Study Programme Board, conducts an assessment of the student’s personal level of training. In particular, the Admission Commission evaluates the student’s previous studies and the marks obtained in courses relating to basic and core scientific disciplinary sectors (SSDs). The allocation of any curricular supplements deriving from a lack of "coherence" with the training project in hand will be at the sole discretion of the Admission Commission. In cases of rejection, the Commission will give appropriate reasons for the decision.


To be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Agricultural Engineering it is necessary to have a Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) in classes L-9 (Industrial Engineering), L-8 (Information Engineering), L-7 (Civil and Environmental Engineering), L- 25 (Agricultural and Forestry Sciences and Technologies). Alternatively, students must hold a degree of at least three years' duration, i.e. obtained through the acquisition of at least 180 ECTS credits, of which:

  • at least 20 ECTS credits related to educational activities in the SSDs MAT/01, MAT/02, MAT/03, MAT/04, MAT/05, MAT/06, MAT/07, MAT/08, MAT/09, FIS/01, FIS/02, FIS/03, FIS/04, FIS/05, FIS/06, FIS/07, FIS/08, CHIM/01, CHIM/02, CHIM/03, CHIM/04, CHIM/05, CHIM/06, CHIM/07, CHIM/08, CHIM/09, CHIM/10, CHIM/11, CHIM/12;
  • at least 20 ECTS credits related to educational activities in the SSDs ICAR/02, ING-INF/03, ING-INF/04, ING-INF/05, ING-IND/10, ING-IND/14, ING-IND/16, ING-IND/17, ING-IND/22, ING-IND/25, ING-IND/27, ING-IND/31, ING-IND/35.

The same criteria also apply to those who hold a university-level qualification, also obtained abroad, deemed suitable by the Study Programme Board, for which it is possible to identify the scientific disciplinary sectors and the number of credits obtained in each sector. If identification is not possible, a career evaluation will be carried out by the Study Programme Board.
The assessment of the student’s personal training for the purpose of being admitted to the Laurea Magistrale is based on criteria that take into account the personal merit acquired by the applicant during his/her Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) and the adequacy of this training for the disciplines covered by the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science), ensuring appropriate mastery of general scientific methods and contents in basic scientific disciplines and in engineering disciplines, in preparation for the core ones foreseen by the applicable class of Laurea Magistrale degrees (Min. Decree 16/03/2007; LM-26). In particular, account will be taken of the marks obtained in the courses relating to basic or core SSDs of Laurea classes L-7, L-8, L-9 and L-25. A special commission, made up of members of the Study Programme Board of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Agricultural Engineering, will conduct an assessment of the student’s personal level of training.


Any curricular supplements in terms of ECTS credits must be acquired prior to verification of the individual’s training, as enrolment with additional educational debits is not permitted.


Curricular supplements and enrolment in single courses


In the event of curricular supplements being allocated, during the period between obtaining the Laurea and enrolling in the Laurea Magistrale, the graduate may, by enrolling in "single courses":

  1. acquire ECTS credits by passing Laurea Magistrale exams through enrolment in Laurea Magistrale courses as "single courses" (these are "advanced" ECTS credits that can be recognised as part of the 120 credits required to achieve the Laurea Magistrale);
  2. acquire attendance of the Laurea Magistrale courses (see above);
  3. acquire ECTS credits related to curricular supplements established by the special Laurea Magistrale Admission Commission (these are ECTS credits "in addition" to the 120 credits required to achieve the Laurea Magistrale).

The following constraints are worth noting:

  1. The total ECTS credits (passing of exams and/or acquisition of attendance) that can be recognised as part of the 120 credits required to achieve the Laurea Magistrale cannot exceed 32 ECTS; any additional ECTS in excess of 32 may be used as extra courses;
  2. In any case, the number of ECTS credits acquired through "single courses" cannot exceed 80, inclusive of curricular supplements.

Failure to complete the curricular supplements requested within 18 months of being allocated by the relevant Commission and communicated to the applicant results in the student definitively forfeiting the right to admission.


Detailed information on admission and enrolment is available on the POLIORIENTAMI website.

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

For detailed information on deadlines and places available, see the Laurea Magistrale Guide to Admission.

www.poliorientami.polimi.it/come-si-accede

6.4 Tutoring and students support

Tutoring was established by Law no. 341 of 1990 (Reform of university educational systems) as an activity aimed at "guiding and assisting students throughout their studies so as to make them participate actively in the training process and remove the obstacles to profitable course attendance, also through initiatives related to the needs, attitudes and requirements of each individual" (art. 13).


The School of Industrial and Information Engineering offers a series of activities aimed at making university studies more effective and productive, with the help of both professor tutors and student tutors, the latter being selected by appropriate calls published annually by the University.


The School of Industrial and Information Engineering offers guidance and tutoring activities.
The details are regularly updated on the School website (www.ingindinf.polimi.it/en).


7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

Obtaining a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Agricultural Engineering requires the student to acquire 120 credits (ECTS), of which at least 55 relating to core disciplines (ICAR/02, ING-INF/03, ING-INF/04, ING-INF/05, ING-IND/14, ING-IND/16, ING-IND/17, ING-IND/22, ING-IND/25, ING-IND/35) and at least 20 related to elective disciplines.

In particular, the Educational Rules require that 60 credits be acquired in compulsory courses, and more precisely:
- 15 credits in core Mechanical Engineering courses;
- 20 credits in core Information Engineering courses;
- 15 credits in core Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering courses;
- 10 credits in core Environmental and Land Planning Engineering courses.

With their dissertation, students finalise the acquisition of the ECTS credits necessary for obtaining the Laurea Magistrale (15 CFU).

7.2 Mode of study

This full-time programme includes participation in lectures and seminars on specific topics held by industry experts, as well as laboratory activities (both experimental and computational). Visits to production plants, companies and/or research laboratories are also planned.

Moreover, various innovative courses, tools and activities are involved, consistent with the mission and goals of the Study Programme.


Integration with digital technologies.

Students have access to a library of online courses, delivered through the Polimi Open Knowledge (POLIMI POK) platform.


Other teaching initiatives


In addition to the initiatives described herein, students are offered various activities specifically aimed at stimulating their individual interests and inclinations.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The training path for Agricultural Engineering graduates combines modern engineering knowledge and skills with a basic grounding in agricultural sciences through a training programme that includes:

  • in the first year
    • a first semester characterised by different paths based on the three-year degree course of origin, to allow engineering graduates to acquire a basic grounding in agricultural sciences and to provide graduates in agricultural sciences with the necessary training to be able to continue their engineering studies;
    • a second semester dedicated to acquiring knowledge in the field of ICT, relating in particular to automation techniques and to big data analytics methods and applications, and knowledge in the field of industrial engineering applied to precision agriculture;
  • in the second year
    • consolidation of the knowledge acquired in the industrial, environmental and management fields, with particular reference to: innovative technologies supporting production and product management; production, supply chain and company management, also from an economic viewpoint; safety and sustainability of production systems.

During the course of the project, students explore various themes, grouped into macro-areas, both from a conceptual and methodological point of view and from an implementation and application point of view. The areas of competence that characterise the Agricultural Engineering graduate are related to:

  • agricultural sciences;
  • technologies for smart agriculture;
  • precision agriculture;
  • big data analytics;
  • environmental and chemical sciences and technologies.

1 Year courses - Track: AGA - Agricultural Engineering - A


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
057217CAGR/18
AGR/19
ANIMAL SCIENCE (b)19.030.0(a)
058392CAGR/02
AGR/13
BIOCHIMICA18.0
058836CAGR/02
AGR/13
BIOCHEMISTRY (c)18.0
058393CBIO/04PRODOTTI DI ORIGINE VEGETALE18.0
058837CBIO/04APPLIED AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE (d)18.0
058394CAGR/16MICROBIOLOGIA DEGLI ALIMENTI15.0
058838CAGR/16APPLIED AGRI-FOOD MICROBIOLOGY (e)15.0
057220BING-IND/14
ING-IND/16
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRECISION AGRICULTURE210.010.0
057221BING-INF/04CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR SMART AGRICULTURE210.010.0
057222BING-INF/03
ING-INF/05
DATA HARVESTING AND DATA ANALYSIS FOR AGRICULTURE210.010.0

(a) Courses held in UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, reserved do students enrolled in the MSc in Agricultural Engineering
(b) Held in Piacenza Campus
(c) Held in Piacenza Campus
(d) Held in Piacenza Campus
(e) Held in Piacenza Campus

First semester courses are delivered at the Cremona campus of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.


1 Year courses - Track: AGI - Agricultural Engineering - I


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
057223CMAT/05ANALISI II110.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
30.0
057224BING-IND/10FISICA TECNICA15.0
057228BING-INF/04
ING-INF/05
FONDAMENTI DI AUTOMATICA CON INFORMATICA115.0
057220BING-IND/14
ING-IND/16
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRECISION AGRICULTURE210.010.0
057221BING-INF/04CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR SMART AGRICULTURE210.010.0
057222BING-INF/03
ING-INF/05
DATA HARVESTING AND DATA ANALYSIS FOR AGRICULTURE210.010.0

2nd year courses


2 Year courses - Track: AGI - Agricultural Engineering - I


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
057848CING-IND/13CONTROL AND ACTUATING DEVICES FOR AGRICULTURE15.05.0
057849BING-IND/35AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT110.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
10.0
097321BING-IND/17OPERATIONS RISK MANAGEMENT AND RESILIENCE15.05.0
057850BICAR/02SMART IRRIGATION CLIMATE ADAPTIVE TOOLS FOR OPTIMAL WATER PRODUCTIVITY15.010.0
057851CICAR/03ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING: METHODS, SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE A15.0
057844BING-IND/22MATERIALS FOR AGRICULTURE25.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
5.0
057845BING-IND/25TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRE AND POST HARVESTING25.0
057844BING-IND/22MATERIALS FOR AGRICULTURE25.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
10.0
057845BING-IND/25TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRE AND POST HARVESTING25.0
058245CING-IND/09RENEWABLE ENERGY25.0
055514BING-IND/35HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP25.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
057846CING-IND/05DRONES FOR AGRICULTURE25.0
089653--ING-IND/24TECNOLOGIE DI PRESIDIO PER I PROCESSI INDUSTRIALI A+B210.0
061380--ING-IND/33SICUREZZA ELETTRICA25.0
054908BING-INF/03FONDAMENTI DI COMUNICAZIONI E INTERNET210.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
085914BING-INF/05SISTEMI INFORMATIVI (PER IL SETTORE DELL'INFORMAZIONE)15.0
088926BING-INF/05ALGORITMI E PRINCIPI DELL'INFORMATICA210.0
057847CICAR/03ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING: METHODS, SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE B25.0
052363----FINAL THESIS115.015.0
052363----FINAL THESIS215.0

2 Year courses - Track: AGA - Agricultural Engineering - A


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
057848CING-IND/13CONTROL AND ACTUATING DEVICES FOR AGRICULTURE15.05.0
057849BING-IND/35AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT110.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
10.0
097321BING-IND/17OPERATIONS RISK MANAGEMENT AND RESILIENCE15.05.0
057850BICAR/02SMART IRRIGATION CLIMATE ADAPTIVE TOOLS FOR OPTIMAL WATER PRODUCTIVITY15.010.0
057851CICAR/03ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING: METHODS, SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE A15.0
057844BING-IND/22MATERIALS FOR AGRICULTURE25.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
5.0
057845BING-IND/25TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRE AND POST HARVESTING25.0
057844BING-IND/22MATERIALS FOR AGRICULTURE25.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
10.0
057845BING-IND/25TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRE AND POST HARVESTING25.0
058245CING-IND/09RENEWABLE ENERGY25.0
055514BING-IND/35HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP25.0
[3.0Innovative teaching]
057846CING-IND/05DRONES FOR AGRICULTURE25.0
089653--ING-IND/24TECNOLOGIE DI PRESIDIO PER I PROCESSI INDUSTRIALI A+B210.0
061380--ING-IND/33SICUREZZA ELETTRICA25.0
054908BING-INF/03FONDAMENTI DI COMUNICAZIONI E INTERNET210.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
085914BING-INF/05SISTEMI INFORMATIVI (PER IL SETTORE DELL'INFORMAZIONE)15.0
088926BING-INF/05ALGORITMI E PRINCIPI DELL'INFORMATICA210.0
057847CICAR/03ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING: METHODS, SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE B25.0
052363----FINAL THESIS115.015.0
052363----FINAL THESIS215.0

7.4 Foreign language

An adequate knowledge of a foreign language is an essential pre-requisite for admission to the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science).


Considering the University's course offering, in this case the language required is English. When applying for admission, levels of English language proficiency must be certified by achieving minimum score levels in tests recognised by the University, which are also available on the University and School websites.


For more information on English language proficiency:
www.polimi.it/en/current-students/language-requirements-english-and-italian

7.5 Degree examination

The graduation exam consists in students presenting and discussing their dissertation, drawn up independently. This final exam offers students a further opportunity to deepen and verify their ability to analyse, process and communicate their knowledge. It requires students to discuss their dissertation before a commission. This activity is compulsorily coordinated by a university professor acting as supervisor.


For information on the Laurea Magistrale dissertation:
www.polimi.it/en/current-students/didactic-activities-and-degree-examination/degree-examination


8. Academic calendar

Academic Calendar
www.polimi.it/en/current-students/calendar-and-deadlines


We suggest you regularly read the notice board of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering and of the Cremona campus for any changes in dates.


Cremona Campus
www.polo-cremona.polimi.it/en


9. Faculty

The names of the professors of the Study Programme and of the related courses will be published in the Study Programme Manifesto section of the website as from September.


The Study Programme Manifesto section of the Politecnico di Milano website is updated annually.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Laboratories


The teaching activities delivered as part of the Study Programme in Agricultural Engineering also include access to the laboratories of the Politecnico di Milano to carry out specific laboratory experiences.


Student services


Student services deal with offering guidance and career management to students enrolled in Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) and Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) programmes, Diritto allo Studio financial aid, international mobility, and other services to support university life.


Registrar's Offices


Student services
www.polimi.it/en/current-students/a-chi-rivolgersi/desks-and-offices-for-students


11. International context

Degree courses in Agricultural Engineering are widespread all over the world and therefore it is easy to find courses corresponding to those delivered at the Politecnico di Milano.


The Politecnico also carries out comparative analyses with the main international universities. From the benchmark analysis carried out by searching for keywords on dedicated portals, using Agricultural Engineering as the keyword, similar educational initiatives have been detected at the following Universities:

  • University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Ghent University, Belgium
  • Tokyo Agricultural University, Japan
  • Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
  • Universidad de Almería, Spain
  • Universidad de León, Spain
  • Royal Agricultural University, United Kingdom
  • University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • Iowa State University, United States
  • Pennsylvania State University, United States
  • University of Georgia, United States
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan

This is a non-exhaustive list merely provided to show how widespread similar study programmes are on all continents.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects, international internships, European research projects and international relations are available at:
www.polimi.it/en/services-and-opportunities/studiare-allestero/study-mobility.


12. Internationalization

Subject to the favourable opinion of the International Mobility Commission of the Study Programme Board, students of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Agricultural Engineering may attend courses, complete their dissertations and join double degree programmes at one of the universities participating in the student mobility programmes recognised by the Politecnico di Milano.


With the exception of double degree programmes, the maximum number of credits that can be obtained abroad as part of exchange programmes is set at 30 ECTS.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects, international internships, European research projects and international relations are available at:
www.polimi.it/en/services-and-opportunities/international-mobility/study-abroad.


13. Quantitative data

The University Teaching Observatory and the University Assessment Commission, with the support of the Schools’ teaching observatories, regularly analyse the overall results and the qualitative level of the Study Programmes’ teaching, monitoring training activities and the graduates’ job market prospects. The resulting reports and studies are available for consultation on the Politecnico di Milano website.


14. Further information


15. Errata corrige