Agricultural and food sciences and technologies

Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaLife
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Degree in Agricultural and Food Science and Technology aims to provide knowledge and professional skills to guarantee a complete view of the food supply chain, from production to consumption. The contents of the course provide students with knowledge of agricultural production and the food industry, aimed at the production of high quality and safe foods, capturing the innovations offered by modern technologies, also respecting the environment.

Course content

During the first two-year period, knowledge and methodological tools are acquired, which are the basis of the skills of the students who, starting from the third year, specialize their preparation by choosing one of the two proposed curricula. The curriculum in Agricultural Technologies allows to address issues and perspectives inherent to the production sector, giving wide space to the typical teachings of the agrarian area (agronomy and cultivation, breeding, genetic improvement, environmentally friendly defense, applied technologies) with particular regard to innovation and sustainability. The curriculum in Food Technology leads to the acquisition of knowledge in food technologies (unit operations and processes, microbiology, analytical chemistry, food packaging) with a view to responsible and innovative management of food quality. The course includes an internship in companies or affiliated organizations and it is an effective opportunity for a direct contact with the work world.

Career options

The degree in Agricultural and Food Science and Technology provides the skills to perform tasks and assume technical roles in production, conservation and distribution activities developed by the companies of the complex agri-food system and in public and private organizations that perform control, certification activities and surveys for the protection and enhancement of agro-food productions. Graduates can carry out their activities also in companies dedicated to the production of materials, machines and plants, adjuvants, ingredients and crop protection products.

After the degree

Graduates in Agricultural and Food Science and Technology can directly access to master degree in Food Safety and Control at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Patrizia Fava
prof. Giancarlo Manicardi

The course is managed by the Department of Life Sciences