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Degree in Food and Agriculture Engineering and the Rural Environment

240 credits - Higher Polytechnic School

The Degree in Food and Agriculture Engineering and the Rural Environment leads to certification to work as a Technical Agricultural Engineer. The degree is structured into two majors at the UIB: Horticulture and Landscaping (major 1) and Mechanisation and Rural Construction (major 2). 

The programme aims are set out in Order CIN/323/2009, of 9th February (BOE no. 43, of 19th February 2009, since this profession is regulated by law. These aims include knowledge of all the necessary basic and applied topics to work as a professional engineering, drafting food and agriculture, and gardening landscaping projects, supervising work on these projects and the ability to manage and run businesses in the sector.

The main skills and abilities that students must acquire, and in line with the aforementioned regulations, include: cross-cutting skills (English, analysis, synthesis, organisation and management), core skills (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, business), common skills to food and agriculture (animal and plant production technologies, topography, hydraulics, mechanisation) and specific skills for each major (horticultural production technology, crops, plagues and diseases, gardening and landscaping for major 1; construction, hydraulic and energy facilities, mechanisation and industrial automation for major 2.

 

Credit Summary

Core Training Compulsory Elective External Work Placement Final Degree Project Total
  60   60   108*  **  12 240

* Elective subjects on the degree total 108 credits and comprise 30 elective credits from each major and 78 specific technology credits from each major (major 1: Horticulture and Landscaping; major 2: Mechanisation and Rural Constructions)

** The external work placement is included as an elective on a major

Subject Details

This degree has two majors

  • Horticulture and Landscaping
  • Mechanisation and Rural Constructions

The elective subjects shown for the third and fourth year on each of the degree major need to be taken for each, plus five elective subjects from the block corresponding to the specialisation that students wish to obtain (we recommend three in the third year and two in the fourth).

Subjects

First year (common to both majors)

First year (common to both majors)
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20350 - Algebra Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20351 - Calculus Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20353 - Mechanics Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21760 - Business Core Training 6,0 Spanish, English 1st semester
22450 - Biology of Agrarian Production Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20356 - Foundations of Installations Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22405 - Chemistry Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22451 - Physical Environment: Geology and Climatology Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22452 - Bases of Plant Production Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22480 - Graphic Expression and Computer Aided Drawing Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester

Second year (common to both majors)

Second year (common to both majors)
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
22453 - Bases of Agrarian Research Core Training 6,0 English 1st semester
22454 - Edaphology Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22455 - Agrarian Mechanisation Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22456 - Management of Food and Agriculture Enterprises Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22457 - Bases of Crop Protection Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22458 - Topography Agrarian Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22459 - Ecology Applies to Agriculture Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22460 - Soil Fertility Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
22461 - Livestock Farms Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
22462 - Hydraulics and Irrigation Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester

Horticulture and Landscaping Major. Third year

Horticulture and Landscaping Major. Third year
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
22463 - Gardening and Landscaping Workshop I Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22464 - Management of Agricultural Resources Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22465 - Plant Pathology Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
22466 - Agrarian Biotechnology Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22467 - Gardening and Landscaping Workshop II Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22468 - Technology of Protected Crops Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
22469 - Nursery Gardening Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester

Horticulture and Landscaping Major. Fourth year

Horticulture and Landscaping Major. Fourth year
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
22470 - Projects and Agrarian Legislation Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22471 - Herbaceous Crops and Fodder Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22472 - Woody Crops Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22473 - Horticultural Crops I Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22474 - Implantation and Maintenance of Gardens Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22475 - Agricultural and Ornamental Plagues Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22476 - Final Degree Project Final Degree Project 12,0 2nd semester

Electives Horticulture and Landscaping Major

Electives Horticulture and Landscaping Major
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20362 - Installations I Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20374 - Installations II Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22481 - Precision Agriculture Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22482 - Livestock Farming Installations Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
22484 - Ecological Agriculture Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22486 - Lawns Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
22488 - Olive Culture and Oil Making Techniques Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22489 - Viticulture and Oenology Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
22490 - Water and Agronomy Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20395 - English for Engineering Elective 6,0 English 2nd semester
22416 - Industrial Automation Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22485 - Agricultural Botany Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22487 - Horticultural Crops II Elective 6,0 English 2nd semester
22491 - Food and Agriculture Industries Elective 6,0
22492 - Microclimatology Elective 6,0
22493 - Business Practice Elective 6,0

Mechanisation and Rural Constructions Major. Third year

Mechanisation and Rural Constructions Major. Third year
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20361 - Structures I Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20362 - Installations I Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
22477 - Petrous Materials Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22478 - Outdoor Construction Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20366 - Structures II Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
22468 - Technology of Protected Crops Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
22479 - Indoor Construction Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester

Mechanisation and Rural Constructions Major. Fourth year

Mechanisation and Rural Constructions Major. Fourth year
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20374 - Installations II Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22470 - Projects and Agrarian Legislation Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22481 - Precision Agriculture Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22482 - Livestock Farming Installations Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20376 - Structures III Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22416 - Industrial Automation Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22476 - Final Degree Project Final Degree Project 12,0 2nd semester

Electives Mechanisation and Rural Constructions Major

Electives Mechanisation and Rural Constructions Major
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20382 - Geotechnics and Foundations Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21112 - Geographic Information Systems Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22443 - Renewable Energies Elective 6,0 English 1st semester
22463 - Gardening and Landscaping Workshop I Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22490 - Water and Agronomy Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20389 - Traditional Construction Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20395 - English for Engineering Elective 6,0 English 2nd semester
22465 - Plant Pathology Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
22467 - Gardening and Landscaping Workshop II Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22469 - Nursery Gardening Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
22475 - Agricultural and Ornamental Plagues Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22494 - Metallic and Synthetic Materials Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22491 - Food and Agriculture Industries Elective 6,0
22492 - Microclimatology Elective 6,0
22493 - Business Practice Elective 6,0
22495 - Extended Study of Computer Assisted Graphics Elective 6,0

Calendar, specified by time groups

Timetable group Schedule Examinations
Degree in Food and Agriculture Engineering and the Rural Environment 1st year schedule examinations