1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Environmental Sciences

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2015/2016
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8011
Degree Programme Class L-32 - Environmental sciences
Years in which the programme is being held 1st, 2nd and 3rd year
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Type of access Open access with assessment of basic knowledge
Place of teaching Ravenna
Degree Programme Director Enrico Dinelli
Language Italian

Programme profile

Whilst covering all the general objectives of class L-32 three-year degrees, this degree programme's main expected learning outcome is that graduates be able to analyse and monitor environmental systems and processes and assess the impact of man's activities on the state of the environment. Such know-how is supplemented by the concepts of environmental sustainability, management of renewable and non-renewable resources, and prevention of environmental risks in a spirit of environmental quality promotion. The programme is pronouncedly interdisciplinary with a strong contribution from the quantitative sciences. This forms the essential groundwork towards a second-cycle Masters programme, which is a logical outcome.
Besides general topics of biology, chemistry, earth science and ecology, a solid grounding is required in mathematics and physics enabling graduates to assess the state of the environment concretely and not just qualitatively. The curriculum covers the basic laws relating to environmental resource management. On the strength of such knowledge graduates may work in fields calling for familiarity with the scientific method and an ability to use innovative methods and complex apparatus. Experience of the world of work and its opportunities will find concrete outlet in a curriculum internship which must be performed with an organization outside the Degree Programme. The interdisciplinary background given by this three-year degree in Environmental Science will enable graduates to work in teams and interact with experts from other academic backgrounds.
That same interdisciplinary knowledge which a graduate in Environmental Science learns to integrate over the three years forms the core quality of the degree, responding to market demands. The curriculum prepares students to continue with a Master's degree. Besides the three-year degree programme in Environmental Science, Bologna University's Ravenna Campus offers a Master's Degree Programme in Analysis and Management of the Environment.
Common career opportunities for three-year graduates are to found in the following professional profiles:
An ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN analyses and monitors the environment, knowing how to use advanced surveying equipment. He/she can do independent laboratory work and take part in drawing up monitoring and sampling plans on a range of environmental matrixes. He/she will also know the basic data analysis methods and be able to use geographical ICT systems.
An ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL ASSESSOR can set about critically gathering the information needed for environmental impact assessments and assessment of environmental strategy. He/she will liaise over drafting management and safety plans and producing environmental reports.
A TECHNICIAN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND EDUCATION is involved in popularising environmental issues, including sustainable development and proper management of natural resources, in liaison with Environmental Education Centres or cooperatives/companies dealing in various kinds of environmental service.

Expected learning outcomes

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Course units

Consult the course units in the study plan Course Structure Diagram


The degree programme provides for an internship of 175 hours (7credits) to be carried out in a company or public organisation in Italy or abroad. The organisation may be chosen directly by students or proposed by professors or by the University Internship Office. The way in which the internship will be organised is agreed upon with the host organisation.

The internship is an important opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience of the world of work. Students who work already, or who have completed a period of civil service, may request that this experience is recognised as an internship.

Internship Committee:

Serena Righi (person in charge), Carlo Ferrari, Giovanni Gabbianelli

Extra-curricular activities

Cycles of conferences that develop cross-disciplinary issues of environmental interest are organised. These conferences involve professors from the degree programme and outside speakers from various disciplines. They take place weekly during the lesson period and are held in the Main Lecture Hall in Via dell'Agricoltura 5 in Ravenna.

For further information: http://www.ambra.unibo.it/conferenze/

International mobility

Exchanges are possible through agreements with various universities as part of the Erasmus programme (Universities of Cadice, Granada, Aveiro, Budapest, Tampere) and other agreements.
Students may also choose to prepare part of their final dissertation abroad.

Students are offered a series of opportunities of carrying out exchanges programs due to the various existing agreements with foreign universities.For information about the programs you can contact:

International student office

Contact person for International Student Mobility:
Prof. Enrico Dinelli
e-mail: enrico.dinelli@unibo.it

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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Contact details

Director of the Second cycle degree programme

Prof. Enrico Dinelli, email: enrico.dinelli@unibo.it

Ravenna Campus Student office:


Degree Programme Academic Office:

Monica Ballanti, email: monica.ballanti@unibo.it

Rita Zavalloni, email: rita.zavalloni2@unibo.it


Degree Programme Tutor

Marco Catterin

Degree Programme Advisory Committee

Prof. Enrico Dinelli