Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Course details

The first year lectures will cover the basic statistical, physical, chemical, physiological and genetic concepts through lessons and practical sessions.

In the second year, the students will be introduced to applied studies of microbiology, crop agronomy, cultivation, animal husbandry and welfare, agri-food economics, food technology, traceability, food safety, sustainability and certification. In the third year, the programme will broaden to provide a general grounding in the principal features of Italian husbandry (cereals, tomatoes, wine, cheeses and cured meats).

The degree study programme also comprises an in-company internship and the submission of a final dissertation report that both enhance the students’ ability to apply methodologies learnt and knowledge gained to concrete situations.

Second year

  • Applied agri-food microbiology - 6 ECTS
  • Food technology - 9 ECTS
  • Crop protection - 9 ECTS
  • Animal science - 9 ECTS
  • Sustainability & Food law - 10 ECTS
  • The Wine Trail 
    • Applied viticulture - 6 ECTS
    • Applied enology - 6 ECTS
    • Integrated vineyard protection - 6 ECTS

Third year

  • Food safety - 8 ECTS
  • Cheese and Cured Meat Hub
    • Milk, meat production and technology - 12 ECTS
    • Microbiology of diary and meat food - 6 ECTS
  • Tomato, Pasta and Bakery Hub
    • Vegetable production and technology - 6 ECTS
    • Cereal grains, processing and technology - 12 ECTS
  • Free programs - 12 ECTS
  • Internship and Final exam - 9 ECTS