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Qualification: Master’s degree in agricultural engineering (no legal status)

Master’s degree in agricultural engineering (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • take a comprehensive and in-depth view of the development of modern Mediterranean agriculture, taking account of the principles of sustainability,
  • demonstrate extensive natural science and technical knowledge in the field of sustainable Mediterranean production and processing,
  • solve problems analytically using various resources and an interdisciplinary approach, and transfer knowledge from theory to practice,
  • demonstrate autonomy to perform research work in the field of natural science and agriculture,
  • communicate using modern communication systems,
  • critically and self-critically assess and produce independent texts (articles, papers, assessments and discussions),
  • critically verify information and foresee solutions and consequences,
  • apply theoretical and practical research methods, various procedures and technologies,
  • show a commitment to ethics and a developed sense of professionalism,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate in-depth familiarity with the growth, development and origin of Mediterranean cultures,
  • demonstrate in-depth familiarity with the specific and ecological requirements of individual Mediterranean species,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the possibility for improvement and cultivation of new varieties through target-oriented plant breeding and in-depth knowledge of biotechnical methods,
  • demonstrate in-depth familiarity with ecological principles in animal husbandry,
  • demonstrate in-depth familiarity with factors affecting and guiding animal husbandry in the Mediterranean, including high-mountain livestock farming,
  • demonstrate in-depth familiarity with native animal breeds, and animal selection and population genetics,
  • plan milk processing into dairy products and meat processing,
  • plan the development of a typical agricultural product,
  • demonstrate thorough knowledge of the elements for planning and development of sustainable Mediterranean farming,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the traceability of agricultural products and foodstuffs for quality assurance,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of preserving the genetic diversity of generative and vegetative plant propagation and management of genetic resources,
  • integrate knowledge of natural science fields in an interdisciplinary manner,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of modern biotechnical methods and traditional methods of propagating agricultural plants,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the genetics of agricultural plants, familiarity with modern biotechnical methods for targeted breeding of plants adapted for cultivation in a specific climate – the Mediterranean,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the specifics and issues of the Mediterranean rural environment,
  • place new research, scientific and technical findings plus information and interpretations in the context of the fundamental agronomic discipline,
  • recognise and resolve specific work problems relating to sustainable production and processing through the application of appropriate scientific methods and procedures,
  • pursue innovation and development of technological processes in the production systems of Mediterranean cultures, taking into account the special features of the cultivation environment,
  • produce healthy and traceable Mediterranean cultures,
  • develop skills in the application of knowledge in the technical field, master methods of production in the agricultural sector, process, distribute and market products.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies

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Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

 

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  • A completed first-cycle study programme in a relevant technical field or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field, if prior to enrolment the candidate completes the course units that are essential for further study; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted prior to 11 June 2004, in a relevant technical field; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted prior to 11 June 2004, in another technical field, if the candidate completes the course units that are essential for further study.

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Students must meet all requirements defined by the study programme to complete their studies.

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle study programme in a relevant technical field or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field, if prior to enrolment the candidate completes the course units that are essential for further study; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted prior to 11 June 2004, in a relevant technical field; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted prior to 11 June 2004, in another technical field, if the candidate completes the course units that are essential for further study.
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Students must meet all requirements defined by the study programme to complete their studies.