The Master Programme provides a one academic year curriculum the main objective of which is to direct students towards professional and academic careers thereby promoting a sustainable use of land and water in agriculture, in view of important challenges that include water/land scarcity, population growth, climate change and correlated environmental and socio-economic repercussions. A major focus will be on the application of modern tools and technologies that combine agronomic, engineering, environmental and socio-economic aspects of land and water management in agriculture.
Candidates will attend theoretical and practical sessions aimed at framing land and water resources management within a sustainable development context of agriculture and food sectors. The programme presents basic principles and advanced topics of the latest scientific and technological achievements, challenges being debated for the best exploitation of resources and options for a sustainable management at farm and large-scale level. Irrigation systems and technologies are analysed based on technical, social, economic, and environmental issues, taking into considerations the application of innovative “green” management solutions.
Courses are addressed to graduate students and young professionals with a university background related to agronomic, irrigation, agricultural engineering and socio-economic issues.
At the end of the programme, students will acquire the following skills and competencies:
The Master of Science Programme provides a curriculum of two academic years curriculum for graduates holding the title of agricultural or hydraulic engineers.
Access to the second year is only guaranteed to students who have successfully completed the first year and have met all the prerequisites set by the Institute.
The 2nd year is based on the “problem solving” approach and research themes are derived from specific and relevant problems for which a practical technical solution is sought. Applied research themes and experimental works are developed. In a rigorous scientific framework, works are targeted to innovatory solutions that are feasible in the integrated land and water system they are designed for.
The main research topics for MSc theses are:
During the second year, some students will be guided towards PhD programmes jointly carried out by Italian Universities and CIHEAM Bari.
For further details, please download here the Information Sheet about W&L Master and Master of Science Programmes in 2021-2022