Title name: Double Degree in Agricultural and Agri-Food Engineering and in Forestry and Natural Environment Engineering
Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture
Center where it is taught: Higher Polytechnic School of Engineering R / Benigno Ledo, University Campus 27002 Lugo
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Responsible for the title: Cuesta Garcia, Tomas Serafin
Title coordinator: Lopez Fabal, Adolfo
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: face-to-face
Study regime: full time / part time
Languages of use: Spanish Galician EnglishInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsThe Galician rural environment demands professionals with knowledge of the two fields since the management of the farms involves mixed use in most cases: agricultural, livestock, silvopastoral and forestry. In a significant percentage, professionals from both branches, agriculture and forestry, are engaged in carrying out natural environment management projects without distinction. In this sense, the objectives are:To train graduates with capacities both in the field of agricultural and forestry production that respond to the diverse interests of the agroforestry or rural field.
Offer an attractive itinerary for those students who wish to train in the management and planning of rural areas from a multifunctional perspective. 'Basic skillsThat students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the forefront of your field of study;
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competencies that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study;
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature;
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized audience;
That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.CurriculumItineraries or mentions:
This Double Degree includes three itineraries that allow, starting from a single mention in the Degree in Forest Engineering and the Natural Environment (Exploitations Forestais), to obtain three different Awards in the Degree in Agricultural and Agri-Food Engineering: Agricultural Operations; Horticulture and Gardening, and Mechanization and Rural Constructions. The justification for not considering the mention of Forest Industries in the Degree in Forest and Natural Environment Engineering and the mention of Agricultural and Food Industries in the Degree in Agricultural and Agri-food Engineering is to facilitate an accommodated curricular design that allows achieving all the competencies of the regulated professional activity corresponding to the following itinerary:
Technical Forestry Engineer specialty Forestry Operations
Agricultural Technical Engineer, specialties:Agricultural Holdings
Horticulture and Gardening
Mechanization and Rural Constructions.The proposal includes 5 academic courses with a total of 339 ECTS to pass in the Double Degree for the three proposed itineraries, each of them with a different load of linked elective ECTS of mention and free elective ECTS.
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Credit transfer and recognition:
It consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different education for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
It implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, at the same or at another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official degree, will be included.
The USC regulates these two figures in the following regulations published on the web:
Recognition of university activities and transversal competences of the usc:
Students will be able to obtain up to a maximum of 12 optional credits for the recognition of the activities contemplated in article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 and of the transversal competences of the USC. Cross-cutting competences for all USC Master's degrees are considered instrumental knowledge of (1) foreign languages; (2) Galician language, and (3) information and communication technologies. In any case, the maximum number of recognizable credits for the activities of article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 will be 6.Professional outingsThis double degree qualifies to practice the regulated professions of Technical Agricultural Engineer and Technical Forestry Engineer, with all the professional attributes recognized by current legislation. These degrees are recognized at the European level as they are adapted to the European Higher Education Area.
Starting from the mention in Forest Exploitations of the Degree in Forest Engineering and the Natural Environment, the simultaneity program allows acquiring the competences of one of the three mentions contemplated in the Degree in Agricultural and Agri-Food Engineering: Agricultural Operations; Horticulture and Gardening, and Mechanization and Rural Constructions according to the training itinerary chosen by the student.