INTER-EnAgro

Master Study Programme
Environment, agriculture and resource management (INTER-EnAgro)

Study Programme Coordinator: Prof. Gabrijel Ondrašek, PhD

Course list is available at the bottom of the page!

The graduate study programme INTER-EnAgro offers theoretical and practical knowledge targeted at sustainable use and management of natural resources such as soil and water as well as positive and negative effects of human activities, primarily agriculture, on these resources. The programme is designed as a continuation of undergraduate studies and enables continuation of studies at the postgraduate level.

  • Scientific area of the study programme

    Biotechnical sciences

  • Duration of the study programme

    The study program lasts 2 years with a study load of 120 ECTS

  • Curriculum structure

    1st semester: 30 ECTS, introductory and mandatory courses

    2nd and 3rd semesters: 30 ECTS each, advanced courses

    4th semester: 30 ECTS, elective courses and degree thesis

  • Admission requirements

    The graduate study programme is open to candidates who already have a bachelor's or equivalent degree in agriculture or forestry, ecology, biology, geology, geography or other related fields, with a minimum of 180 ECTS acquired.

  • Enrollment quota

    20 (15 Croatia and EU + 5 non-EU)

  • Language of instruction

    All lectures, exercises and group work are done in English. Students must have a good knowledge of English, which they have to prove by at least level B2/C1 according to the European Reference Framework or by presenting their Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English.

  • Employment opportunities

    The study programme opens employment opportunities in areas such as developmental projects or institutions operating in the area of development, higher education, research, private entrepreneurship, counselling firms, institutions responsible for passing legal regulations and enacting them, governmental and non-governmental organizations, local, national and international institutions.

  • Visa and residence perit

    Info at www.unizg.hr

  • Housing

    International exchange students can choose between two housing options: living in student residence hall or private accommodation.

    Info at www.unizg.hr

  • Contact

    Choosing a graduate programme is an important undertaking and you may have questions that are not answered by the information provided on these webpages. If you do have a question, please contact us and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

    Study Programme Coordinator: Prof. Gabrijel Ondrašek, PhD

    International Relations Office 

Objective

Based on contemporary teaching process and completely English taught study programme (with participation of national and international teachers), students will be able to acquire generic and field specific competencies that are needed to achieve sustainable development goals and to work in different fields of agriculture, environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources. The objective is to educate experts who will have the knowledge, skills and competencies in the fundamental and applied scientific fields of agriculture, environmental protection and related natural, engineering and biotechnical sciences. Furthermore, the objective is to train students to participate in scientific research in the field of agriculture and environmental protection conducted in higher education institutions and scientific research institutes as well as for further education at the postgraduate study. Teaching in English enables participation in programmes at international level and also facilitates the exchange of information, upgrading and enhancement of study contents, cooperation with international partner and capacity building in teaching and research. Knowledge acquired during the study provides opportunity for employment in higher education and scientific institutions, state and regional institutions as well as employment in the industry and consulting.

Learning outcomes

  1. Master and analyze adapted interdisciplinary knowledge and demonstrate technical skills in the domain of agriculture, environmental protection and related natural, engineering and biotechnical sciences relating to theoretical and practical assessment and evaluation of biological, physical and hydrological components of the natural as well as anthropogenized, notably agricultural, environment and their interactions
  2. Explain the theoretical bases and concepts of natural resource assessment; theoretical and practical bases for application of appropriate experimental techniques in analysis and appraisal of physical, chemical and biological components of natural and modified eco- and agro-ecosystems, their interactions, using advanced techniques such as modeling, geostatistics, GIS and remote imaging
  3. Critically consider the issues of balance and sustainability of agro-ecosystems and food production, food safety and resource protection, primarily soil and water; acquire practical understanding of how available research and monitoring techniques can be used for efficient planning of environmental management
  4. Recognize and explain the principles of applying socio-economic analyses and risk assessment analyses for the environment and resource management, point out the importance of natural resources as production factors in agriculture and overall economy and explain the relationship between the environment and agriculture and ecologically acceptable policies of agricultural development
  5. Explore and critically evaluate the functioning of natural and agro-ecosystems using the interdisciplinary, holistic approach; analyze the role of edaphic, biological, climatic and hydrological factors and appraise the impact of agriculture and other anthropogenic activities upon natural resources
  6. Explain the structure and functioning of natural and anthropogenized rural ecosystems, assess the effects of ecosystem degradation in terms of their impact on the environment
  7. Design and implement a research project, apply appropriate analytical procedures using new methods, all based on the clear definition of the problem, posed hypothesis and adequately selected methods
  8. Assess the sustainability of the measures applied in agriculture and environmental management systems, including techniques for the development of indicators, criteria and benchmarks (points of reference for a measurement) as well as critical thresholds; incorporate the concept of sustainable development into all phases of project implementation
  9. Plan and define the logical framework for implementation of a developmental project, including application of modern research techniques in agriculture and environmental protection, devise an adequate experimental design, master the modeling techniques for the appertaining scientific disciplines and, finally, be able to evaluate the obtained results and present them in the form of a professional report
  10. Recognize the basic principles underlying legislation and policies in the area of agriculture and environmental protection, other regulations and management at the international/national level
  11. Critically appraise the sustainability of the agro-ecosystem management system in terms of understanding the diversity and experiences in historical context, recognize the current needs and trends in sustainable development of rural areas, notably the role of agriculture
  12. Understand and interpret correctly relevant data on the environment and ecology, present them pointing to the importance of particular data, using adequate statistical methods and providing evidence-based proofs for conclusions and proposed measures
  13. Formulate and test hypotheses using logical and consistent quantitative and qualitative criteria
  14. Discuss problems concerning agro-ecosystem management, present them in such a way as to provoke public interest in national and European development
  15. Utilize attained abilities of theoretical and practical learning in acquiring new knowledge and skills under formal and non-formal lifelong learning

Environment, agriculture and resource management (120.00 ECTS)

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