NOVA University of Lisbon, through the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT NOVA) and the Évora University, confers the Master's degree in Precision Agriculture Technologies.
The Master degree in Precision Agriculture Technologies starts in the academic year 2018/2019. The minimum number of credits to obtain the degree is 120 (4 Semesters). The first semester will operate at the FCT / UNL facilities and the second semester at the Évora University.
Candidates holding a Pre-Bologna degree or a 2-cycle degree, in any area of natural sciences, agronomy, agro-food technologies or related area, or equivalent, may request crediting for the respective course units.
1). Fill the postgraduate training gap in this area of knowledge at national level;
2). Provide students with skills and competences in a globally expanding economic and knowledge, as it is usually associated with efficient and environmentally sustainable processes, usually providing high rates of agricultural profitability; and
3). To facilitate the incorporation of new technologies in national productive processes associated to agriculture.
Masters in Precision Agriculture Technologies will be able to Consultancy in Precision Agriculture in a broader scope; within a narrower scope, may, from the professional point of view: i) develop geoelectric surveys in companies that study the spatial variability of the soil, as well as the intelligent study of the spatial variability of its nutrients; ii) to develop variable-use maps (VRT) of nutrients and other inputs, in particular fertilizers and seeds; iii) operate different types of GNSS, be it for georeferencing of plots, or for soil sampling, plants and others; iv) operate different agricultural machinery and equipment, namely in the differentiated management of factors of production; v) to develop works at the level of the remote sensors namely in the processing of satellite images with agronomic applications; vi) to develop work at the level of nearby sensors, namely in monitoring the management parameters (quantity and quality) of the crops; vii) developing work on the processing of large volumes of data, using appropriate programming languages; viii) install, IoT sensors, as well as manage the acquisition of large volumes of information; ix) to work with techniques of artificial intelligence and handling of large volumes of data; x) to develop economic studies in the implementation of new technologies; xi) to develop applied research in the field of Precision Agriculture.
Portuguese students: 1.500,00 €/year
Foreign students: 4.500,00 €/year
1st phase: 04th to 31st July 2018
2nd phase: 27th to 31st august 2018
Vacancies for 2018/2019:
For the cycle of studies leading to the Master degree in Precision Agriculture Technologies can apply:
Selection criteria and ranking are advertised in advance and including the following:
FCT/UNL – Professor Maria Fernanda Guedes Pessoa
Évora University – Professor José Rafael Marques da Silva
Registration number R/A-Cr 39/2018 on 24/05/2018
Prior accreditation on 09/03/2018, for 6 years
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