What is it about?

What is it about?

  • Learn to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in practice
  • Farm Information Systems and their use on today’s farm
  • Sensor techniques and Variable Rate Applications
  • Automated Steering & Section Control
  • Communication systems in agricultural engineering
  • Automation processes in crop production

What you will study?

The key subject areas of the certificate course are:

  • Introduction to advanced technologies in smart crop farming
  • Data sources in precision farming:
    -Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS, Galileo & Glonass)
    -Biosystem sensors
  • Spatial data analysis
  • Field controlled machine action

What you will study?

There is a chance that digitalization will make professions in agribusiness and agriculture much more attractive.

J. Roosen, 2017

Information & Dates


Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate.


Our graduates will have the know how to work within the field of digitalization in agriculture in various fields.


The course will take place online. Face to face meetings, seminars, excursions and social events in South Tirol (Uni Bozen) and Österreich (Boku) will be included.

Course Start *

Fr. 21.10.2022 09:00

Application Deadline

October 1st 2022


6 months

Work load


Fee **


Academic director

Prof. Andreas Gronauer

Working Language

English & German

Learning material language



Academic certificate

* The detailed program will be available early september 2022.
** The course fee does not include travel cost and accomodation.

Course Start – September 2019

Duration – 4 months

Workload – 6 ECTS

Fee – 2400€

Academic director – Prof. Andreas Gronauer

Language – English

Application deadline – End June 2019

Qualification – Academic certificate

Next Start: October 2022

Es werden 6 geblockte 2-Tageseinheiten von Oktober 2022 bis Februar 2023 abgehalten:

  • 21.10.2022 – 22.10.2022 online, BOKU
  • 4.11.2022 – 5.11.2022 online, BOKU
  • 18.11.2022 – 19.11.2022 online, uniBZ & BOKU
  • 16.12.2022 – 17.12.2022 präsenz, uniBZ (Praxis)
  • 14.1.2023 – 15.1.2023 online, uniBZ
  • Abschlussveranstaltung, noch offen

The Experts

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andreas Gronauer
Head of the BOKU Institute for
Agricultural Engineering
Univ.Ass. Dr. Thomas Bauer
BOKU, Institute of Geomatics; Expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
Mag. Franz Suppan
BOKU, Institute of Geomatics; Expertise in landscape ecology, GIS -Modeling and GIS - Classes

Univ. Ass. Dr. Viktoria Motsch
BOKU, Institute for Agricultural Engineering; Expertise in computer science and data analysis
Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Hans-Peter Kaul
Head of the BOKU Department of Crop Sciences (DNW)
katja hofer sw
Katja Hofer
BOKU, Continuing Education Academy & Institute for Silviculture

Dr. Andreas Mandler
UNIBZ, Faculty of Science and Technology; Senior Researcher
Univ. Ass. Dr. Vladimir Pejaković
BOKU, Institute for Agricultural Engineering; Expertise in mechanical engineering
Prof. Fabrizio Mazzetto
UniBZ, Faculty of Science and Technology
Dr. Giovanni Carabin
UniBZ, Faculty of Science and Technology; Senior Researcher


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