Precision Agriculture Technologies
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.
Master (2nd Cycle)
Access to other programs
Access to a 3rd cycle
Maria Manuela Malhado Simões Ribeiro
Portuguese students: 2000 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
Daytime / After working-hours schedule.
Duration: 2 years
Credits: 120 ECTS
|Agro-Food Technology or Rural Engineering||TA / ER||60||-|
Conditions of admittance
The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:
- Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
- Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
- Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
- Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.
The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.
|11369||Remote Sensing and Image Analysis||6.0|
|12216||Stressors and Agrofood Productivity||3.0|
|10745||Management and Water Quality||6.0|
|11370||Food Raw Materials||6.0|
|12214||Agrofood Production and Sustainability||3.0|
|12217||Data Processing Technologies in Precision Agriculture||3.0|
|12218||Precision Agriculture I||6.0|
|12219||Monitoring and control Applications in Farm Machinery||6.0|
|12220||Livestock Facilities Monitoring and Control||6.0|
|12221||Geographic Information Technologies in Precision Agriculture||6.0|
|12222||Technologies for the Efficient Use of Irrigated Water||6.0|
|12224||Dissertation in Precision Agriculture Technologies||42.0|