D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Seat Agraria
A.A. A.A. 2016-2017
Credits 6
Hours 54
Period 2^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code STA 3A026


Basic knowledge of Economics 

Development of the course

The didactic method is based on ppt lectures (4 ECTS) (provided in copies to the students) and laboratory experiences (2 ECTS). The course will be also available through an e-learning version using the Moodle platform. Within this platform, the course will be divided into: (i) teaching materials composed by different learning units; (ii) rural appraisal example

Learning outcomes

Knowledge. The course enables students to acquire the fundamental knowledge of rural appraisal methods necessary of professional skill.


Applying knowledge and understanding. The main aim of this course is to provide the knowledge of basic theory of rural appraisal and methods of valuation rural goods and agricultural land capital.


Cross-expertise. (i) making judgements: capability to identify the information useful in the professional side (ii) communications: capability of clearly and exhaustively communicate notions, ideas, problems and valuation solutions.



Principles of Rural Appraisal theory and Assumptions and estimation procedures (1 ECTS)

  • Concepts of financial mathematics and Land Cadastre

The market value of private goods in the agricultural context (1 ECTS)

  • The land appraisal:  characteristics of the land market,  estimate for comparison analysis and identification market values
  • Appraisal of farms and rural real estate

Legal context (1 ECTS)

  • Appraisal of real property rights: Land expropriation compensation;
  • Appraisals in succession and division of the estate

Cost accounting and concept of business plan (1 ECTS)

The evaluation methods will be investigated with the analysis of several case studies (2 ECTS)  


Development of the examination

Learning evaluation methods

Written test (70%) and Oral discussion (30%)


Learning evaluation criteria

In the written test the student will have to demonstrate: (i) problem solving concerning the rural valuation; in the oral discussion the student will have to demonstrate: (ii) knowledge basic theory and technical terminology.

The admission to oral examination includes passing to written test. To pass the oral exam, the student must to have demonstrate an overall understanding of the content using appropriate technical terminology, and to be able to deal with deductive reasoning that enable him to create links within matter, and to have a complete mastery of the subject.


Learning measurement criteria

The final mark is attributed in thirtieths between written and oral test. Successful completion of the examination will lead to grades ranging from 18 to 30 “cum laude”.


Final mark allocation criteria

The written test concerning estimation exercise of rural goods. The oral examination consists of questions concerning the subjects listed in the teaching program. Each of ones will be quantified in the range 1-30 by weighted average. The degree of 30 “cum laude” is attributed when the student demonstrates complete mastery of the subject.

Recommended reading

Michieli I., Michieli M., 2002. Manuale di Estimo – Edagricole, Bologna

Gallerani V., Zanni G., Viaggi D., 2004. Manuale di Estimo, Mc Graw Hill, Milano.


Tutorial session

Tuesday from 3 pm to 5 pm.


  • C.L.T. - Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie Curriculum TECNOLOGIE AGRARIE (STA - TA)
  • C.L.T. - Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie Curriculum VITICOLTURA ED ENOLOGIA (STA - VE)

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