Undergraduate education

Last changed: 11 September 2017
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The department's involvement in undergraduate education focuses on the five-year master of forestry at SLU (Jägmästarprogrammet) where the focus is on the processing of biomaterials from the forest and forest technology. We are also responsible for all education in the main process of industrial raw materials supply of timber, pulpwood and forest fuel. Field studies are important elements of the teaching.

 
The main subjects at the department include:

 
◾Primary production of specific wood properties in individual stocks

◾Technology for the establishment and treatment of stock, harvest and transportation, as well as control of these different factors

◾Industrial treatment of forest raw materials and the utilization of specific material properties in these processes

Read more about the courses at the department

Forestry practise

'Forestry practise' is part of "Jägmästarprogrammet" in year 1. The course focuses on providing advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the production of forestry values. This is done by highlighting the natural production conditions, possible forestry practices and their economic and environmental consequences as well as society's expectations and restrictions. Just as in reality, several different forest subject matters are combined and integrated, to capture the complexity of forestry.

Cooperating departments
Department of Forest Ecology and Management
Department of Forest Resource Management

Kontakt: Ola Lindroos

Prior Knowledge
Knowledge equivalent to: - 15 credits forest science.

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0164
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Basic
Language: Swedish

Read more about the course “Forestry practice”

Market-oriented wood supply

The course builds on concepts in forest and wood technology, by combining these to the system perspective that is needed to be able to understand and manage raw material supply chains from forest to industry.

Cooperating departments
Department of Forest Resource Management
Department of Forest Economics

Contact: Erik Walfridsson

Prior knowledge
- Basic knowledge in Swedish equivalent to what is required for general entry requirements to Swedish first-cycle courses and study programmes. - 60 credits in Forest Science.

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0206
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Basic
Language: Swedish

Read more about the course 'Market-oriented wood supply'.

Forest technology and wood technology

'Forest technology and wood technology' focuses on providing theoretical and practical knowledge of the harvesting and refining of woodbased raw material. The whole chain from trees to industry is concerned, mainly from a national perspective. Focus is on the efficiency in the work that is carried out to grow and harvest trees, as well as on the properties of wood based materials and its fields of use.

Contact: Carola Häggström

Prior knowledge
- 45 credits in Forest Science. - Basic knowledge in Swedish equivalent to what is required for general entry requirements to Swedish first-cycle courses and study programmes.

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0203
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Basic
Language: Swedish

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Raw material properties and refining processes

The course aims to provide the students with advanced knowledge the importance of both forest based and other biomass raw material properties, in order to meet end user requirements. The course contains specialisation in processing technique and the role of raw material properties in the industrial supply-chain structure. The course is aimed mainly on wood-based products and pulp/paper, but also energy and other products from forest as well as by-products and other biomasses are addressed. The course is aimed mainly on wood-based products and pulp/paper, but also energy and other products from forest as well as by-products and other biomasses are addressed.

Contact: Mikael Thyrel

Prior knowledge
- 120 credits in forest science including - 7.5 credits forest technology and - 7.5 credits wood technology - Basic knowledge in Swedish equivalent to what is required for general entry requirements to Swedish first-cycle courses and study programmes.

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0207
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Advanced
Language: Swedish

 

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Forest industrial supply strategy

The course aims to give the student the ability to understand and analyse the full forest industrial supply chain from a market oriented perspective so they can participate in the development of systems for a more efficient raw material supply chain.

Contact: Emanuel Erlandsson

Prior knowledge:
- 120 credits in Forest Science including - 7.5 credits forest technology and - 7.5 credits wood technology and - Basic knowledge in Swedish equivalent to what is required for general entry requirements to Swedish first-cycle courses and study programmes.

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0208
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Advanced
Language: Swedish

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Forest Operations Control in Wood Supply

 

The aim of the course is to give the student knowledge of how the supply chain from forest to industry is structured and how it is managed. Therefore, the course aims at giving students the ability to handle the opportunities and challenges associated with providing timely and timely delivery to industries with the right timber raw material.

Contact: Emanuel Erlandsson

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0166
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Advanced
Language: Swedish

Read more about the course Forest Operations Control in Wood Supply.

MSc in Forest Sciences

The course 'Master thesis in Forest Management at Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology' is given in the master program (Jägmästarprogrammet).

Contact: Dan Bergström

 

Prior knowledge:
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Approved bachelor thesis in the first cycle or a Degree of Bachelor. Knowledge equivalent to 30 credits at advanced level in Forest Management. English language proficiency demonstrated as: - English B (Swedish secondary school) or equivalent. Grade requirement: A minimum grade of Pass in the course above. Special demands for special thesis may occur.

Subject: Forest Management
Course code: EX0832
Credits: 30.0
Education cycle: Advanced

Read more about the course Master thesis in Forest Management at Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology.

Available thesis topics
Published master thesis
Highlights of published exams (swedish only)
Our strategy for the further development of our contribution to forestry education consists of three steps

 

  1. Ensure that goals and focus areas are current
    -by involving external experts
  2. Make sure that there are resources for achieving these goals
    - Educational development of teachers
  3.  Goal follow-up
    - course evaluations and high throughput of graduate workers

Contact

Ola Lindroos, Professor
Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology, SLU
ola.lindroos@slu.se, 090-786 8 36, 070-227 21 09