INTER-EnAgro Agribusiness and Rural Development Agricultural Engineering Amelioration Mechanization Agroecology Agroecology Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture Animal Genetics and Breeding Animal Nutrition and Feed Science Fisheries and Game Management Horticulture Fruit Growing Ornamental Plants Vegetable Growing Viticulture and enology Landscape Architecture Organic Agriculture with Agrotourism Phytomedicine Plant Sciences Production and Procesing of Meat Production and Processing of Milk

Agroecology

1. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 30
Teach. hrs
3 Ecophysiology (26168)
Milan Poljak
30
(25+0+5)
3 Soil physics (144074)
Mario Sraka
30
(15+9+6)
6 Fertilizers and fertilization (144075)
Tomislav Karažija
60
(48+8+4)
3 Soil chemistry (144076)
Aleksandra Bensa
30
(14+14+2)
6 Microbial ecology (169416)
Mirna Mrkonjić Fuka
60
(45+10+5)
6 Basics of biometrics (144079)
Marija Pecina
60
(30+18+12)
3 Soil genesis (144077)
Stjepan Husnjak
30
(14+8+8)
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2. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 8
Teach. hrs
2 Master Thesis - Seminar (160350) 20
(++20)
3 Laboratory methods and data management (116618)
Marija Romić
30
(14+14+2)
3 Rhizosphere ecology (26433)
Milan Poljak
30
(25+0+5)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 1 (14440)
=> Required number of ECTS credits: min. 12
Teach. hrs
6 Plant nutrition of greenhouse crops (144084)
Lepomir Čoga
60
(30+24+6)
6 Beneficial associations of plants and microorganisms (144083)
Sanja Sikora
60
(40+6+14)
6 Use and conservation of water resources (144081)
Davor Romić
60
(34+22+4)
6 Ameliorative pedology (157080)
Mario Sraka
60
(40+15+5)
6 Molecular methods in microbial agroecology (116622)
Mirna Mrkonjić Fuka
60
(30+28+2)
6 Soil systematic (144080)
Stjepan Husnjak
60
(34+19+7)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 2 (14441)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
3 Design of experiments (144088)
Jerko Gunjača
30
(15+11+4)
6 The European union and the common agricultural policy (26190)
Ramona Franić
60
(24+8+28)
6 Marketing in agriculture (132889)
Damir Kovačić
60
(41+0+19)
6 Microbial diversity of natural and anthropogenic ecological systems (144082)
Sanja Sikora
60
(42+6+12)
3 Mineralogy and petrology (144087)
Vesnica Garašić
30
(20+10+0)
6 Precision Farming (132890)
Igor Kovačev
60
(30+15+15)

3. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 6
Teach. hrs
3 Traineeship - Agroecology (144096) 0
(++)
3 Professional project - Agroecology/Agroecology (144097) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 3 (14442)
=> Required number of ECTS credits: min. 18
Teach. hrs
6 Global ecology (144071)
Željka Zgorelec
60
(26+14+20)
6 Management of drainage and irrigation systems (144094)
Ivan Šimunić
60
(40+16+4)
6 Management of environmentally sensitive areas (26621)
Aleksandra Perčin
60
(34+14+12)
6 Plant nutrition and food quality (157082)
Mirjana Herak Ćustić
60
(40+14+6)
6 Quality and soil protection (132892)
Mario Sraka
60
(45+0+15)
6 Remediation and restoration of damaged soils (169413)
Ivica Kisić
60
(34+22+4)
6 Environmental protection from excess water (144092)
Ivan Mustać
60
(31+25+4)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 4 (14443)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
6 Bacteriology and mycology in biotechnology (98343)
Mihaela Blažinkov
60
(44+4+12)
6 Wildlife biology and ecology (144093)
Nikica Šprem
60
(28+20+12)
6 Energetic utilization of biomass and biofuel in agriculture 2 (144089)
Neven Voća
60
(44+12+4)
3 English language 2 (144579)
Tina Kužić
30
(15+15+0)
6 Geomorphology (144091)
Kristina Krklec
60
(35+20+5)
3 GIS and natural resources (144095)
Vladimir Kušan
30
(12+18+0)
3 GMOs in food production (26211)
Ivan Krešimir Svetec
30
(20+0+10)
3 Interactions between herbicides and the soil (144434)
Klara Barić
30
(24+6+0)

4. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 28
Teach. hrs
28 Master Thesis - Agroecology/Agroecology (169276) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 5 (14444)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
3 Biogeochemistry of metals in soil (144098)
Marija Romić
30
(18+8+4)
3 Applied data analysis (144099)
Marija Pecina
30
(14+8+8)
3 Evaluation and rational use of space (157086)
Stjepan Husnjak
30
(20+0+10)
6 Nature protection (144100)
Željko Španjol
60
(30+20+10)

Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture

1. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 30
Teach. hrs
3 Ecophysiology (26168)
Milan Poljak
30
(25+0+5)
3 Soil physics (144074)
Mario Sraka
30
(15+9+6)
6 Fertilizers and fertilization (144075)
Tomislav Karažija
60
(48+8+4)
3 Soil chemistry (144076)
Aleksandra Bensa
30
(14+14+2)
6 Microbial ecology (169416)
Mirna Mrkonjić Fuka
60
(45+10+5)
6 Basics of biometrics (144079)
Marija Pecina
60
(30+18+12)
3 Soil genesis (144077)
Stjepan Husnjak
30
(14+8+8)

2. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 20
Teach. hrs
2 Master Thesis - Seminar (160350) 20
(++20)
6 Beneficial associations of plants and microorganisms (144083)
Sanja Sikora
60
(40+6+14)
3 Laboratory methods and data management (116618)
Marija Romić
30
(14+14+2)
6 Microbial diversity of natural and anthropogenic ecological systems (144082)
Sanja Sikora
60
(42+6+12)
3 Rhizosphere ecology (26433)
Milan Poljak
30
(25+0+5)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 1 (14445)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
6 The European union and the common agricultural policy (26190)
Ramona Franić
60
(24+8+28)
6 Use and conservation of water resources (144081)
Davor Romić
60
(34+22+4)
6 Marketing in agriculture (132889)
Damir Kovačić
60
(41+0+19)
6 Food microbiology (26663)
Mirna Mrkonjić Fuka
60
(44+16+0)
6 Molecular methods in microbial agroecology (116622)
Mirna Mrkonjić Fuka
60
(30+28+2)
6 Soil systematic (144080)
Stjepan Husnjak
60
(34+19+7)
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3. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 6
Teach. hrs
3 Traineeship - Agroecology/Microbial biotechnology in agriculture (144316) 0
(++)
3 Professional project - Agroecology/Microbial biotechnology in agriculture (144317) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 2 (14446)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
6 Bacteriology and mycology in biotechnology (98343)
Mihaela Blažinkov
60
(44+4+12)
6 Energetic utilization of biomass and biofuel in agriculture 2 (144089)
Neven Voća
60
(44+12+4)
3 English language 2 (144579)
Tina Kužić
30
(15+15+0)
6 Global ecology (144071)
Željka Zgorelec
60
(26+14+20)
3 GMOs in food production (26211)
Ivan Krešimir Svetec
30
(20+0+10)
6 Management of environmentally sensitive areas (26621)
Aleksandra Perčin
60
(34+14+12)
6 Plant nutrition and food quality (157082)
Mirjana Herak Ćustić
60
(40+14+6)
6 Remediation and restoration of damaged soils (169413)
Ivica Kisić
60
(34+22+4)

4. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 28
Teach. hrs
28 Master Thesis - Agroecology/Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture (169277) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 5 (14447)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
3 Laboratory methods in food microbiology (132895)
Lidija Kozačinski
30
(10+14+6)
3 Applied data analysis (144099)
Marija Pecina
30
(14+8+8)

Objective

The objective of the Agroecology study programme, major in Agroecology is to enable students to acquire individual specific competencies and skills aligned with requirements of existing and future public and private businesses at home and abroad as well as independent entrepreneurship. Through the contemporary teaching process, the study is adapted to the needs of a highly specialized and flexible way of studying. It is expected that students, through a wide selection of elective courses, understand the importance of soil as a natural resource and its multipurpose role in the environment as well as to adopt advanced knowledge about the soil - water - plant system and numerous interactions within the system. In addition, the study enables understanding of individual segments of the wider environment, and related scientific disciplines, which is necessary for the complete understanding of sustainable management of agro-ecosystems. Furthermore, the objective is to make graduates qualified for performing professional organizational jobs and to independently make decisions in accordance with environmental protection rules, primarily in technological and research processes, in agricultural production as well as in public service companies and the industry where is necessary, in accordance with legal regulations, to plan and implement environmental protection measures and to manage land in a permanently sustainable manner. In addition, the objective of the study programme is to make future graduates qualified for jobs in appropriate laboratories as well as for work in (state) institutes, faculties and colleges, and public and private companies dealing with environmental protection. Finally, the study enables students to acquire knowledge and skills in order to be able to teach at vocational secondary schools and colleges, work in extension services or continue education at the postgraduate study level.

Learning outcomes

Agroecology                              
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1st semester
Ecophysiology +         +     + +         +
Soil physics +     +     + +           + +
Fertilizers and fertilization +   +       + +           +  
Soil chemistry     + +     + +         +    
Microbial ecology     + + + +     + +         +
Basics of biometrics             +     + +       +
Soil genesis +     +     +             + +
2nd semester
Master Thesis – Seminar           +     + +   +     +
Beneficial associations of plants and microorganisms   +     + + +     +         +
Laboratory methods and data management +   + +   +   +         + + +
Microbial diversity of natural and anthropogenic ecological systems +     + +     +           +
Rhizosphere ecology +             + +       + + +
3rd semester
Traineeship  +   + + +   + +     + +   + +
Professional project  +   + + +   + +     + +   + +
4th semester
Master Thesis  + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
  1. Define the characteristics of soil and water resources and their rational usage, as well as the use of new technologies in agriculture, waste management and environmental protection.
  2. Identify and critically judge the role of microbial biotechnology in the modern development of the sustainable agriculture concept.
  3. Explain causes and threats of soil degradation and environmental pollution from agricultural sources, as well as revitalisation possibilities of degraded soils by amelioration measures and/or application of microbial soil component.
  4. Analyse the effects of physical, chemical and biological processes on the genesis and development of pedosphere.
  5. Evaluate the role of microorganisms and their metabolic processes in classical and modern biotechnology and the possibility of their application in creating new biotechnology products.
  6. Explain the role of the most important microbial processes in soil quality preservation, environmental protection and production of various fermented products.
  7. Apply the field and analytical procedures for the identification of different soil types and interpret soil properties. Explain the analytical procedures for the isolation and identification of microorganisms from different environments (soil, water, plant material, food).
  8. Develop and recommend plans for agricultural land and water management, as well as the environmental protection programmes.
  9. Explain the role and interactions in microbial communities in the environment and in food production and preservation as well as the impact of environmental conditions and anthropogenic effects on their structure and function.
  10. Estimate the meaning and importance of the exploitation of beneficial associations of plants and microorganisms in sustainable agriculture and environmental protection.
  11. Conduct the control of microbiological food safety as well as various microbiological preparations that are used as auxiliary means for soil improvement and to recommend the type and method of their application in specific agro-ecological conditions.
  12. Integrate different methods of molecular microbiology in order to understand the latest developments in this field and to interpret the results of microbiological tests of food, soil and water.
  13. Create and manage scientific and applied research in the field of agroecology.
  14. Recommend ways and methods of permanently sustainable use of soil and water, in relation to agriculture and other activities in order to preserve soil and water from degradation.
  15. Develop independent learning and lifelong learning skills.