Degree in Food and Agriculture Engineering and the Rural Environment

240 credits - Higher Polytechnic School
Start Year
Minimum number of credits to be taken in the first year
  • 48 first-year subject credits for full-time students.
  • 24 credits for part-time students.
  • After the first year of registration, there is no minimum number of credits to take.
Public tuition prices per credit . Academic Year 2019-20
  • 1st registration : 18,50¤
  • 2nd registration : 41,12¤
  • 3rd registration : 89,02¤
  • 4th registration : 123,35¤


General Skills

  1. The ability for prior preparation, designing, drafting and signing projects aimed at construction, renovation, repairs, conservation, demolition, manufacture, installation, assembly or operation of personal and real property which, due to its nature and characteristics, is used in agricultural and livestock production techniques (installations or buildings, farms, infrastructure and rural roads), the food and agriculture industry (extractive, fermentation, dairy, processing, horticulture, meat, fishing, salting and, generally any other industry dedicated to the production and/or transformation, processing, handling and distribution of food products), and gardening and landscaping (urban and/or rural green spaces - parks, gardens, nurseries, urban trees, etc., public or private sports facilities, and environments subject to landscape recovery)
  2. Adequate knowledge of the physical problems, technologies, machinery and supply systems of water and energy supply, the limits imposed by budgetary factors and construction regulations, the relationship between installations or buildings and farming operations, food and agriculture industries and spaces in terms of gardening and landscaping in their social and environmental setting, as well as the need to relate these settings to human requirements and preservation of the natural environment.
  3. The ability to supervise the carrying out of work subject to projects linked to the food and agriculture industries, farming operations, green spaces and buildings, infrastructures and installations, hazard prevention linked to this worksite, and managing multi-disciplinary teams and human resources in compliance with ethical guidelines.
  4. The ability to draft and sign off on measurements, delimitation, zoning, valuations and evaluations of the rural environment, the inherent techniques of the food and agriculture industry and spaces linked to gardening and landscaping, whether or not they are expert reports from judicial or administrative bodies, independently of the intended use of the personal or real property subject to the latter.
  5. The ability to draft and sign off on rural development, environmental impact and waste management reports for the food and agriculture industries, farming and livestock operations, and spaces linked to gardening and landscaping.
  6. The ability to supervise and manage all kinds of food and agriculture industries, farming and livestock operations, urban and/or rural green spaces, and public or private sporting areas, with knowledge of new technologies, quality processes, traceability and certification, and marketing and sales techniques for food products and cultivated plants.
  7. Knowledge of core, scientific and technology topics that enable continuous learning, as well as an ability to adapt to new situations or changing circumstances.
  8. The ability to problem-solve with creativity, initiative, methodology and critical reasoning.
  9. The ability for leadership, communication and transmission of knowledge, skills and abilities in social policy areas.
  10. The ability to research and use regulations and legislation relating to the relevant policy area.
  11. The ability to develop activities, taking on a social, ethical and environment commitment in line with the human and natural environment.
  12. The ability for multi-disciplinary and multicultural teamwork.

Cross-cutting Skills

  1. The cross-cutting skill in English is defined as per the directive from the UIB Executive Council: knowledge of English, the ability to understand, speak and write in English to an intermediate level.
  2. The ability for analysis and synthesis. An ability for critical reasoning.
  3. The ability to organise and plan.
  4. The ability to produce and present new ideas.
  5. The ability for oral and written communication of technical concepts to non-specialist audiences.

Specific Core Skills

  1. The ability to solve mathematical problems that may arise in engineering. The aptitude for applying knowledge on: linear algebra; geometry; differential geometry; differential and integral calculus; differential equations and partial derivatives; numerical methods; numerical algebra; statistics and optimisation.
  2. The ability for spatial vision and knowledge of graphic representation techniques, both by traditional metric and descriptive geometry, and by CAD applications.
  3. Core knowledge in the use and programming of computers, operating systems, databases and computer programs with engineering applications.
  4. Core knowledge on general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, and their applications in engineering.
  5. Comprehension and mastery of core concepts relating to the general laws of thermodynamics, fields, waves and electromagnetism, and their application in solving engineering problems.
  6. Core knowledge of geology and land morphology, and their application to engineering problems. Climatology.
  7. Sufficient knowledge of business, and the institutional and legal framework of corporations.
  8. Knowledge of biological bases and fundaments in the areas of plants and animals in engineering.

Specific Skills in the Branch of Agriculture

  1. An original, individual project to be presented and defended before a university panel, comprising a project in the field of specific technologies in professional Agricultural Engineering where the skills acquired on the degree programme are incorporated and synthesised.

Specific Technology Skills: Horticulture and Landscaping (major 1)

Specific Technology Skills: Mechanisation and Rural Constructions (major 2)

Specific Skills for the Final Degree Project