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Agro- and ecosystems offer a wide range of essential goods and services such as food, water, energy and biodiversity. Yet, the contemporary context of population growth, rapid urbanisation, economic globalisation, climate change, deforestation, soil pollution and degradation challenges the future provisioning of a sufficient quantity and quality of these goods and services. The Master of Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering is a multi-disciplinary bioscience engineering programme dedicated to train the next generation of experts in the sustainable management and functioning of natural and agro-ecosystems, not only from a biophysical perspective but also from a wider socio-economic perspective that takes into account today's information society.
What is the programme all about?
The Master of Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering (ACE) provides in-depth knowledge of the functioning and management of natural and production-oriented ecosystems. You complement the interdisciplinary core programme with a major specialisation in one out of four different domains: (i) plant production systems, (ii) agricultural and resource economics, (iii) soil and water systems and (iv) forest, nature and landscape systems.
The major plant production systems focuses on agro-ecosystems, and includes specialisation tracks in crop production, production forestry systems (achieved through a semester in Chile) and hortology (achieved through a semester in South Africa).
The major agricultural and resource economics focuses on the economic and policy-related aspects of agro- and ecosystems, with in-depth courses in the field of agricultural, food and natural resources economics.
The major soil and water systems offers you an in-depth understanding of the abiotic aspects of natural and production-oriented ecosystems.
The major forest, nature and landscape systems offers you a thorough knowledge of the biotic aspects of natural and production-oriented ecosystems and teaches you how to optimally manage these systems on a landscape scale.
Notes about fees for this course
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