The masTERs course on smArt Agriculture TECHnologies (TERRATECH) project aims to develop an advanced interactive MSc course related to Agriculture IoT Engineering that will train individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the rising “Smart Agriculture” industry.
IOT and Agriculture Technologies
Over the past 5 years the Industry 4.0 revolution managed to rapidly transform all major industrial sectors, including the agricultural domain where the total addressable market is expected to reach 26.8 billion by 2020. The agricultural IoT infrastructure transformation is enabling crop producers to receive status information from interconnect farms, crops, crop/field, equipment, storage and livestock. Agricultural corporations down to small family farms are now able to monitor the entire plantation ecosystem, spanning from: crop field physical parameters (temperature, light, humidity, soil moisture etc), local climatic conditions and control its irrigation, fertilisation and automation (greenhouses).
The course will be open for participation for anyone with a basic Agriculture, electronic, electrical, computer or mechanical technical background, such as university students that have completed a suitable bachelor’s degree or professionals with equivalent or higher (5 years minimum) working experience.
For this project, six academic institutions, five SMEs, one research center and two agricultural/farming related entities, residing all over Europe in Austria, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain joined to create an MSc on Smart Agriculture Technologies.
The masTERs course on smArt Agriculture TECHnologies (TERRATECH) project aims to develop an advanced interactive certified MSc course related to Agricultural IoT applications that will train individuals with the necessary skills & knowledge to work in the rising “Smart/Precision Agriculture” industry. The course is also formulated to stimulate transversal competences such as the increased sense of initiative & entrepreneurship.