Agriculture - First-cycle studies

First-cycle  3.5-year studies (ending with obtaining the title of engineer)

Mode: full-time and extramural

Speciality:

  1. Agribusiness
  2. Agricultural advisory services
  3. Protection of the rural environment
  4. Modern technologies in dairy farming of cattle
  5. Renewable energy sources with waste management

Agrotourism

Agricultural education is essential:

a person taking over the agricultural holding from a person who receives a ‘structural pension’;

Persons are applying for financial resources from RDP 2007-2013 measures, such as “Facilitating start-ups of young farmers”, Dz. 112, “Modernisation of agricultural holdings”, Dz. 121.

Characteristics

The studies in the field of Agriculture are prepared by specialists in the field of agricultural production technology, especially plant production, who have a practical preparation for the independent running of a farm. The curriculum enables students to master basic biological, chemical and ecological knowledge, provides knowledge of economics, organisation and management of production, trade in agricultural products, and the functioning of agricultural infrastructure. The program also provides basic information on animal production and horticulture in the scope allowing to run a multidirectional farm.

Job prospects

Graduates are prepared to take up employment in agricultural administration, agricultural services and consulting and to work in governmental and self-government administration related to agriculture. They are also prepared to work in agricultural consulting, in enterprises dealing with the purchase and marketing of plant products, as well as to run farms with horticultural and animal production departments. After graduation from the teacher specialisation (under the standards of education preparing for the teaching profession), they may work in the education system.  Graduates are prepared to undertake second-cycle studies.

Specialisation: Agribusiness

Graduates of this specialisation are prepared to carry out changes in the field of Agriculture in the organisation of Polish agriculture. Graduates have a thorough knowledge of agribusiness, economic policy and quality management, as well as marketing management skills. He has extensive knowledge in the field of finance and the functioning of banks. He is prepared to work in agribusiness enterprises, state and local administration and financial institutions, also in managerial positions. The curriculum of the studies provides knowledge on the management of both family farms and large agricultural enterprises so that they can compete on the market of the European Union.

Specialisation: Agricultural advisory services

Graduate, as an agricultural engineer, has a wide technological knowledge in the field of plant and animal production, as well as economics and organisation of agribusiness enterprises. He knows the methods and techniques of advisory work. Thanks to his skills in interpersonal communication, he can promote the latest achievements in science and disseminate specialist knowledge. He/she can establish direct contact with farmers, assist in determining the individual direction of the holding’s development and attracting external funding. It is prepared to actively participate in the construction of a modern farm advisory system. He is competent to run his own business, work in agribusiness enterprises, state and local administration.

Specialisation: Protection of the environment of rural areas

Graduates of this speciality, in addition to agricultural knowledge, will also receive knowledge about the impact of agriculture on the environment, as well as the impact of industrial and urban factors. The curriculum includes subjects such as land reclamation, water management, monitoring of the agricultural environment and hygiene of the rural environment. Graduates of this specialisation have a thorough knowledge of the circulation of elements in nature, nutrient management in various systems of agriculture, marketing, packaging and use of plant protection products, as well as the ability to shape the countryside. He is familiar with legal acts concerning environmental protection. He is prepared to work in institutions related to agriculture and environmental protection, including managerial positions.

Specialisation: Modern technologies in dairy farming of cattle

Recommended for students involved in or planning to engage in milk production in the future. The curriculum includes the following specialisation subjects: modern methods of milk production and evaluation, herd management, modern technologies and modernisation in construction for cattle, economics of milk production, technology of feed production for cattle, breeding work, animal welfare, economics of milk production, veterinary care. One of the elements of NTwUMB specialisation is domestic and foreign practices in milk production farms.

Specialisation: Renewable energy sources with waste management

The specialisation will prepare graduates for independent and creative use of unconventional energy sources and waste management in agriculture and its surroundings. They receive knowledge from agricultural, natural and technical subjects, learn about equipment and installations used to obtain energy from biomass produced on their farms. They will also learn about aspects and knowledge of economics, ecology, law, marketing, management, finance, costs, income and accounting, as well as the operation of the modern free-market economy. Graduates are expected on the market and will provide answers to their needs also due to the growing overproduction of food and the need to switch to other non-food products, as well as proper management, segregation and waste disposal, which has a positive impact on the environment. The use of environmentally friendly and safe sources of energy meets the requirements of the European Union policy. Graduates will be sought after specialists in the production and use of biofuels and waste management. They can be employed in companies in the energy sector, waste management or biomass-producing enterprises from agriculture and its environment.

 Specialisation: Agrotourism

Graduates receive not only a thorough knowledge of agriculture but also a broad knowledge of the organisation of proper recreation in a rural environment. This has a significant impact on the economic effects of the population employed in agriculture and on the health of society. Graduates may be employed in direct agricultural production and its surroundings. Having wide knowledge he can be a consultant in agricultural service, in the range of different forms of agricultural production, including organic production. It can be an organiser of various forms of recreation, rural tourism, a specialist in the field of organised tourism and management of an agritourism farm.