Life / Bachelor's degree programme
Agricultural and Food Sciences and Technologies

General information for the a.y. 2019-2020

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 Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural and Food Sciences and Technologies aims to provide knowledge and skills on the whole food supply chain, from production to consumption. The skills acquired during the three years course concern primary agricultural production and food processing, aimed to the produce high quality and safe food products, seizing the innovations of the sector, also with a view to sustainability.

Course content

During the first two years of the Bachelor's Degree the students acquire knowledge, skills and methodological which are common basis of the agri-food system, but at the third year they can focus their preparation on particular topics, by choosing one of the two proposed curricula. The Agricultural Technologies curriculum allows to deepen the knowledge and skills in the different primary production fields, giving competences of agronomy, plant breeding, animal nutrition and welfare, fruit growing and viticulture, fundamental of agricultural economy, plant protection, agricultural hydraulics and mechanization. The Food Technology curriculum addresses the typical topics of the food technologies: food engineering and food processing, food microbiology, analytical chemistry, food packaging and food quality management. The course includes an internship in companies or affiliated organizations, which is an effective opportunity for a direct contact with the work world.

Career options

The Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural and Food Sciences and Technologies provides job-related skills to assume technical roles in production, conservation and distribution activities inside companies of the agri-food system and also in public and private organizations that perform control, certification activities and surveys for the protection and enhancement of agri-food productions. Graduates can carry out their activities also in companies dedicated to the production of materials, machinery and equipment, food ingredients and crop protection products.

After the degree

Graduates in Agricultural and Food Sciences and Technologies 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