The programme

Here you can find an overview of the degree programme, including information on its organisation and regulations, as well as a number of useful information. In addition, this section includes an overview of the University’s Quality Assurance system and the Student Orientation services available to prospective students, to help them choose the right course for them.

A.A. 2021/2022

Student orientation services

The new website of the Student Orientation Office, with new form and content, is the result of a long process aimed at providing a better and more comprehensive service to its many users. Users are mostly secondary school pupils approaching the University for the first time, and schools' University Orientation Services which organise activities to assist their pupils in post-school choices. Making a decision means choosing the best alternative to satisfy one's expectations, preferences and aspirations. 
 
More details: www.univr.it/orientamento (italian page)

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Course of study in brief

AIMS AND CHARACTERISTICS
The degree aims at developing competences and skills in the field of grape and wine science and technology. The course combines scientific subjects such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, with subjects specific of the wine production chain, such as wine chemistry, soil chemistry, genetics, microbiology, winery equipment and plants, economy. This pool of knowledge is then implemented in the study of professionally-relevant topics such as viticulture and plant defense, enology, wine marketing. In addition to classroom activities, the course also involves different laboratory classes, as well as a period of training to be carried out in an Italian or foreign company.
Overall, at the end of the course the student will acquire the ability to analyze and plan actions in the field of wine production and commercialization, including the capacity to organize experimental trials. Lecturers of the course have a well-established research experience in grape and wine science.
The facilities are located in Villa Lebrecht, a XVI century heritage building located in the Valpolicella area.
 
PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
The graduates will have professional skills in the area of grape and wine production, and will have the professional qualification of Enologo, which is recognized at EU level. Graduates are expected to successfully apply for technical and organizational positions in wine production, as well as in companies producing technologies for the grape and wine industry. Opportunities will be also available as laboratory technician, in professional organizations and in the public sector, as well as wine consultant.
 
FROM SCHOOL TO UNIVERSITY
Access to the course is limited to a total of 56 places per year.
Access involves a test covering the topics of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Logic. Examples can be found here https://www.cisiaonline.it/tematic_area_agri/allenamento/
Access to the second year of the course is restricted to students passing CISIA A  test with

  • a score greater than 3 in the areas of ‘Mathematics’, and ‘Physics’
  • a score greater than 3 in the areas of ‘Chemistry, and ‘Biology’

 
Alternatively, remedial course will have to be attended.
All additional information can be found here: http://www.univr.it/main?ent=direzioneaol&uo=100
 

Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)

As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.

The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.
 

  • Degree type Corsi di laurea
  • Duration 3  years
  • Part-time Study option available Yes
  • Admissions admission test, limited number
  • Degree class L-25
  • Location san pietro in cariano
  • Language Italian
  • Mode of teaching Mixed
Il Corso di Laurea di tipo professionalizzante intende formare un laureato in grado di inserirsi prontamente nel mondo del lavoro e di operare nei vari settori della vitivinicoltura, sia come dipendente, sia come libero professionista (enologo e agronomo junior) e nel contempo di essere in possesso di una solida preparazione di base e di metodo anche per proseguire gli studi nelle Lauree Magistrali.
La struttura del percorso formativo in Scienze e Tecnologie Viticole ed Enologiche prevede insegnamenti di base, caratterizzanti ed integrativi, monodisciplinari o, in alcuni casi, integrati (2 o 3 moduli).
La prova di accertamento di conoscenza della lingua straniera prevede il conseguimento del livello B1 completo.
Sono inoltre previsti 12 CFU corrispondenti ai crediti liberi a scelta autonoma da parte dello studente.
Le attività formative sono suddivise in semestri e l'inizio del III anno è destinato alle attività di tirocinio pratico-applicativo presso aziende del settore vitivinicolo ed eventualmente alla preparazione dell'elaborato finale.
- Primo anno: Nel corso del primo anno vengono impartiti gli insegnamenti di base atti a conseguire un comune linguaggio scientifico nel campo matematico, chimico, fisico e biologico. A questi insegnamenti, oltre alla verifica dell'apprendimento della lingua straniera, si aggiungono conoscenze di base di informatica e statistica e di economia applicata.
- Secondo anno: Vengono erogate conoscenze e capacità tecniche qualificanti per il CdS, in particolare conoscenze di viticoltura generale e di ecologia e fisiologia viticola, di chimica enologica e di analisi sensoriale dei vini, di microbiologia, di chimica del suolo e di biochimica, di genetica vegetale e di economia e marketing.
- Terzo anno: L'inizio del I semestre del III anno è prevalentemente dedicato al tirocinio pratico-applicativo. Successivamente il terzo anno completa la formazione caratterizzante dello studente nel settore vitivinicolo con erogazione di conoscenze e capacità tecniche qualificanti quali: la difesa della vite, le conoscenze inerenti alle tecnologie enologiche e di condizionamento dei vini, la politica vitivinicola, l'impiantistica enologica e il controllo dei reflui di cantina.
Infine lo studente, utilizzando i crediti liberi, potrà implementare la sua preparazione specifica in settori caratterizzanti delle classi o affini integrativi, o anche dedicare un impegno maggiore al tirocinio pratico-applicativo o alla preparazione dell'elaborato finale.
Tirocino e prova finale (eventualmente implementati da una parte dei crediti a scelta autonoma) sono da considerarsi attività sinergiche che vanno a costituire un momento formativo coerente con gli obiettivi del corso di studio e tale da esaltare, nell'insieme, la capacità di applicare conoscenza e comprensione, autonomia di giudizio e abilità comunicative.
Il laureato possiede le competenze relative alla classe Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie e Forestali con specifico riferimento al settore della viticoltura e dell'enologia.
Funzione in un contesto di lavoro.
Il laureato sarà in grado di eseguire:
  • progettazione in campo viticolo ed enologico;
  • applicare le tecnologie per il controllo della produzione vitivinicola.
Il laureato potrà accedere a sbocchi occupazionali nei diversi settori della vitivinicoltura con funzioni di:
  • direzione e amministrazione di aziende vitivinicole;
  • tecnico di laboratorio di analisi microbiologiche, enochimiche ed organolettiche dei vini;
  • gestione aziendale nel settore della distribuzione e commercializzazione e marketing dei prodotti vitivinicoli;
  • consulenza in qualità di libero professionista (Enologo, Agronomo junior).
Competenze associate alla funzione.
Il laureato sarà in grado di:
  • applicare in pieno campo, in cantina e nell'organizzazione aziendale le conoscenze apprese durante il percorso;
  • interpretare ed applicare le normative di settore;
  • utilizzare le fonti di informazioni per il settore vitivinicolo;
  • operare in laboratori di analisi viticole ed enologiche;
  • utilizzare sufficientemente la lingua inglese;
  • utilizzare gli strumenti informatici.
Sbocchi occupazionali.
Ai sensi della L. 129/91 e successive modificazioni, il CdS forma la figura dell'Enologo. I laureati possono sostenere l'esame di Stato per l'iscrizione all'albo professionale dei Dottori Agronomi e Dottori Forestali nella sezione B (Agronomo junior), settore agronomo e forestale. I laureati trovano impiego inoltre in aziende vitivinicole, in aziende di produzione o di indotto, in laboratori di analisi, in consorzi e associazioni di categoria e in organizzazioni pubbliche di settore.
 


Quality Assurance

The quality of a degree programme is the extent to which it achieves its educational objectives and meets the quality requirements of the educational activities offered, which are determined in line with the needs and expectations of students and representatives of the world of work.

This programme has adopted a teaching Quality Assurance system in line with the University’s quality assurance guidelines and based on the e ANVUR national quality assurance guidelines, by carrying out the following activities:
  • periodic consultations with representatives of the world of work to assess the adequacy of the cultural and professional profiles offered in their courses;
  • design of educational contents and planning of resources;
  • organisation of educational activities and teaching services;
  • monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and planning measures to improve teaching and services;
  • provision of complete and up-to-date information on its website, relating to the programme (professional roles, expected learning outcomes, learning activities).
The above activities are scheduled and interrelated, based on the PDCA principles (Plan, Do, Check, Act).
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In a Quality Assurance system, students play a fundamental role: each student can play their part by participating in the Quality Assurance groups of their degree programme and in the Faculty-Student Joint Committees or, more simply, by taking part in the Student Survey on teaching, or questionnaires. It’s in this context that specific workshops for student representatives (‘Laboratori di rappresentanza attiva’) are periodically made available to students by the University and the University’s Quality Assurance Board. To find out more, please see the relevant section.

Il sistema di valutazione universitario e il ruolo dello studente

by Prof. Graziano Pravadelli: a lecture recorded on the occasion of the January 2021 workshop for student representatives.

QA bodies

QA in degree programmes

QA activities

Degree Programme description and regulations

Not yet available

The Degree programme teaching regulations set out the organisational aspects of the degree programme, in line with the University’s teaching regulations. The first part of the document includes general information about the programme, the second part includes links to the relevant module web pages, and the third part specifies the administrative aspects.

Other Regulations

To view other regulations of interest refer to the section: Statute and regulations

The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

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