Forest Systems Sciences and Technologies (B102)

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Course name in Italian: Scienze e tecnologie dei sistemi forestali

Course name in English: Forest Systems Sciences and Technologies

Degree code:  LM-73 Classe delle lauree magistrali in Scienze e tecnologie forestali e ambientali

Curriculum:  E55 – Forest Engineering

                         E76 – Ecological Management of Forest Systems

                         E77 – Technologies for land and forest landscape planning

                         F037 – Enhancement of forest resources

Credits: 120

Language: Italian


Informational material: brochure (only in italian language)

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The education path offered with the Second Cycle Degree/Master (LM) in 'Forest Systems Sciences and Technologies' is developed around cultural issues involving biological and agro-forestry disciplines. Many of these topics are often addressed both internationally (e.g., IUFRO Conferences, European Union, climate conferences) and nationally (e.g., National Congress of Silviculture). The disciplines covered in the two-year LM course deal with various topics of the forest system such as forest management and biodiversity conservation in the perspective of climate change, sustainability of woody productions , plant health and protection of forest ecosystems, prevention and management of landslides, technologies for land and landscape management, and the problem of forest fires.

Topics of great interest covered in the LM course in 'Forest Systems Science and Technology' include: the forest-wood supply chain; bioenergy production as environmentally friendly resources for the future; soil, water and forest interactions; forest inventories; ecological land use planning and landscape conservation; sustainable forest management; hydrogeological land protection and landslide prevention.

Admission requirements

Enrollment in the Master Degree in Forestry Systems Science and Technology program requires possession of a First Cycle Degree and curricular requirements that provide, in any case, adequate mastery of the scientific methods and content of the basic disciplines of the environment and the general disciplines of Forestry Sciences, preparatory to the characterizing disciplines of the LM-73 class.

Graduates must, in any case, have obtained not less than 45 CFU (University Training Credits) in subject areas typical of bioenvironmental and agro-forestry education, or equivalent training both for degrees obtained in Italy or abroad.

Admission to the course is, however, subject to possession of appropriate certification of English language proficiency for reading comprehension at B2 level that allows the use of international scientific literature.

More detailed information regarding admission requirements can be found in the Didactic Regulations.

Employment opportunities

Graduates in Forest Systems Science and Technology will be able to work, with functions of high responsibility, within public and private Entities and Companies, research bodies in the field of forest environment, conservation, protection and improvement of forest resources, in the protection and control of the environment, depollution, coordination, of forest environmental development plans, management of Parks and protected areas, non-governmental bodies operating in the field of nature conservation and sustainable development.

The Master's Degree in Forest Systems Science and Technology allows access to the Ph.D. and master's degree programs. In addition, the degree obtained allows participation in the competition for qualification as a doctor of agriculture and forestry. Graduates who have sufficient credits in appropriate groups of fields will be able-as provided for by current legislation-to participate in the admission tests for secondary teaching training paths.

Articulation of training activities and curricula

The Master Degree Course in Forest Systems Science and Technology lasts two years and corresponds to the achievement of 120 University Training Credits (CFU in italian). The Study Programme includes:


  • 11 examinations related to as many courses of which 7 are common to all courses,
  • the performance of an applied practical internship,
  • the performance of a master's thesis.

The educational path of the Master's Degree Course in Forest Systems Science and Technology proposes a common part in the first year, which is followed in the second year by 4 alternative curricula with differentiated educational objectives.


Features of the final examination for the degree’s achievement

The Master's final examination consists of the performance of an experimental, research or developmental activity inherent in the educational objectives of the Master's Degree Course and the put into writing of a final thesis elaborated in an original way by the student for the description and commentary of the results obtained. The activity underlying the thesis may be carried out at a facility of the University or other public or private institution, and the related paper will be presented in written form and discussed in a public session before a committee of faculty members who will make an evaluation. The Master's Degree Program authorizes the student to write the paper in English.

In order to be admitted to the discussion (final examination) of the thesis, which involves the award of 30 CFUs, it is necessary to have earned all the credits in the educational activities included in the study plan.

In order to be admitted to the discussion (final examination) of the thesis, which involves the award of 24 CFUs, it is necessary to have earned all the credits in the educational activities included in the study plan.


Study plan





Academic Regulations

Ordinamento didattico: 2016

Regolamento didattico: 2023


Prof. Enrico Marchi

Dott. Giuseppe Rossi 




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