Master Fertilizer Science & Technology



The objectives of the master program in Fertilizer Science and Technology is to prepare graduates possessing broad knowledge of fertilizer and soil fertility to become experts advising African farmers or experts in fertilizer industry by developing fertilizers of the future. The program is designed to provide the most comprehensive training possible in this field.

Career Outlook

The graduates of this master will have several career options in several areas such as:

•            Process engineering related to fertilizer manufacturing;

• Innovation in the field of fertilizers;

• Soil fertility management;

• Fertilizer formulation and recommendation;

• Phosphate and other fertilizers value ;


• Restoring fertility of degraded soils;

• Nutrient management in the soil and nutrients deficiency diagnosis;

• Logistics and communication in relation to the valorization, marketing and rationalization of fertilizers;

• Environmental impact studies.

They may also pursue research work as part of a PhD or create their own startups.

Program Highlights

Students of this master’s program will benefit from the teachings of qualified academic administration, composed of both renowned academics and practitioners known for their expertise and their sharp vision of the economic and industrial world.

  • The teaching model is based on an innovative approach focused on experimentation (learning by doing). The University’s sites are equipped with “Living Labs”, dedicated to applied research. These laboratories are real-scale work and training platforms (mining facilities, experimental farms, factories, towns, etc.) open to the scientific community as well as to the students.
  • Our innovation aspect of the pedagogical approaches within this master’s program is based on learning by farming concept.
  • The training includes courses in “Flipped Class” as mode of digital education that encourage learning autonomy.
  • Beyond technical skills, students will also acquire transversal skills in “Soft Skills” (communication, teamwork and English) and “Business Skills” (innovation, entrepreneurship, project management, etc.) allowing them to interact effectively with their future career environments.

Additional Information

Language : English

Duration : 2 years full-time

Format : on campus

Campus : UM6P – Ben Guérir

Registration fee : 5.000 Dhs

Tuition costs :  75.000 Dhs / year

Qualifications :

This course is open to students holding a bachelor’s or engineer’s degree in science.

  • Level of training required: Bac+3, L3 scientists
  • Speciality/Major required: life sciences, environment or equivalent.

Selection procedure : Examination of application file + written test + oral test


Master 1

  • M1 : Fundamentals of fertilizer
  • M2 : Fertilizers in the African context
  • M3 : Experimental design and statistics
  • M4 : Production economics and agricultural policy
  • M5 : Industry seminars and tours
  • M6 : Geographic Information
  • System (GIS)
  • M7 : Phosphorus production and processing
  • M8 : Nitrogen production and processing
  • M9 : Potassium production and processing
  • M10 : Economic Analysis of Fertilizer Value Chains
  • M11 : Technology transfer to end users
  • M12 : English for communication

Master 2

  • M13 : Soil - plant relationships
  • M14 : Nutrient management
  • M15 : Environmental issues
  • related to fertilizers
  • M16 : Fertilizer Application Methods
  • M17 : Management, Leadership
  • & Communication in Organizations
  • M18 : Prior-graduation project: Preparation to the research activity in the internship

At the end of the second year, the student will do a 6-month internship to immerse in the working environment and discover research. The objective is to put into practice the acquired knowledge and

skills, both practical and theoretical. The internship is also an opportunity to develop a research topic.