Course units and programme of study

The programme of study is the set of compulsory and elective courses that the student must take in order to graduate.

Submission of the programme of study for your year of enrolment is compulsory and is required, in particular, for registration for examinations and for completion of the teaching evaluation questionnaires.

All current students must submit their programme of study online via the Esse3 system.

The programme of study may differ according to the academic year of enrolment ('cohort'); it may also provide for a choice between different study paths ('curricula').

To see the list of courses that you can include in your programme of study, select the academic year of enrolment and, if available, the curriculum.

Search course units in the programme of study.

List of courses

How the programme of study works

The list of course units in the programme of study represents all the training activities that can be envisaged for each of the years of which the course is composed and changes according to the year in which the student enrols. 'Free or restricted-choice' subjects are optional educational activities that the student may include in the programme of study according to the choice criteria specified in the Course Prospectus; the remaining subjects are compulsory for all students.

The programme of study must be submitted online by the student for each year using the ESSE3 platform.

Students are allowed to submit their own programme of study with options other than those presented on this page (and available in ESSE3), as long as it is consistent with achieving the course's learning objectives. In that case, the programme must be submitted to the Course Council for approval.


For students enrolled in the degree course in "CLEMFAS" the study plan includes 2 different curricula, each with specific characteristics.

In the third year of the course, male and female students, at the same time as completing the study plan online, must necessarily choose the curriculum (for further information, consult the Study Plans page).

- The Food Management Curriculum delves into the main topics related to the management of agri-food systems and supply chains, from a value creation perspective for products, with particular reference to cultural and sustainability aspects.

- The Food Science Curriculum develops the knowledge and tools to understand the agri-food product in its organoleptic components and to provide guarantees of health, safety and quality, while respecting environmental, economic and social sustainability.

OFA, "English Language OFA", "Rules and prerequisites"

Students who have not yet cleared their OFA at the time of enrolment in the 2nd year may still enrol in the 2nd year, but until the examination has been passed, they may only sit any remaining 1st year examinations.

Those who have been allocated the OFA (even in previous years) will not be able to clear it by repeating the test in the calendar years following the year of registration, but only by passing one of the exams of the first semester of the first year (Mathematical methods for economics, Business administration or History of food) before being able to take any exam in the 2nd year (for example: for students enrolled in the a.y. 2024/2025, no later than 31 December 2025). before the 2nd year examinations.

The sequence of examinations as laid down in the syllabus is fundamental to the successful progression of the degree course. In this regard, all students enrolled in the first year of the Degree Course "CLEMFAS" must meet the following prerequisites:

  • they may only sit the second-year examinations (and more generally all the educational activities, including the internship, included by the student in his/her study plan in the second year) after having passed at least three examinations of the first year;
  • they may only sit the third-year examinations (and more generally all the educational activities, including the internship, included by the student in his/her programme of study in the third year) after having passed all the examinations of the first year.

The choice of specialisation curriculum is made in the third year.

MPORTANT - OFA English Language: the CLEMFAS Study Course is also required to verify knowledge of the English language.

To complete the ENGLISH LANGUAGE knowledge test, the student can:
1. take the TOLC-E test (early or ordinary) by completing all the sections and achieving a score above 7/15 (14/30) in the English section. The score obtained in the Logic, Mathematics, Verbal Comprehension sections and also the score in the English section will be taken into account; students who obtain a score lower than 7/15 (14/30) in the English section will be assigned the ENGLISH language OFA;
2. or, within the following year, present a B1 level (or higher) certificate obtained from the University Language Center or from any international institute (e.g. ESOL Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL, FIRST, etc.);
3. or, present linguistic certification in "Open Badge" format obtained in secondary school (INVALSI) after the academic year. 2019/2020;
4. or take part in the self-study online English language course (free of charge) organized by the University Language Centre.