Undergraduate education

Last changed: 10 February 2021

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

Introduction to forestry practices, 15 credits

'Introduction to forestry practices' 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: SG0215
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Basic
Language: Swedish

Read more about the course “Forestry practice”

Forest technology and wood technology, 15 credits

'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

Read more about the course here.

Market-oriented wood supply, 7.5 credits

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 Anerud

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: 7.5 credits
Education cycle: Basic
Language: Swedish

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

Wood Science and Technology, 15 credits

The course 'Wood Science Technology' is given Forest Science - Master´s Programme year 3. The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of forest wood materials starting from molecules through micro- and macrostructure with respect to function and applications in end-products including bio-economy aspects.

The overall objectives of the course is to provide students an in-depth knowledge of wood and lignocellulose as raw material for conventional and modern technological processes.

Contact: Nasko Terziev

Prior knowledge:
The equivalent of 120 credits at basic level including:
- 60 credits Forest science, or
- 60 credits Forest management, or
- 60 credits Agricultural science, or
- 60 credits Biology, or
- 60 credits Technology
and
English 6

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0213
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Advanced
Language: English
Place: Course is given in SLU Uppsala

Read more about the course Wood Science and Technology here

 

Raw material properties and refining processes, 15 credits

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: Magnus Rudolfsson

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 programs.

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0254
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Advanced
Language: Swedish

 

Read more about the course 'Raw material properties and refining processes'

Industrial Wood Supply Strategy, 15 credits

This course focus on how forestry activities are structured in the long term to sustainably and resource efficiently supply industries with necessary raw materials. The course is divided into the sections supply strategy, timber trade, supply infrastructure planning, and flow planning. After the theory sections, a compulsary company case study is conducted in which earlier knowledge are applied through mapping and analysis of a company’s supply strategy. Compulsary moments are assignments and specific seminars.

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 programs.

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0216
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Advanced
Language: Swedish

Read more about the course ‘Forest industrial supply strategy’

Operational Management of Industrial Wood Supply, 15 credits

The course focuses on the operational steps of industrial wood supply: How to go from plan to practical implementation with as efficient use of resources as possible. The course is divided into three main sections; Harvesting, transportation, and coordination and control. The harvesting and transportation sections include economics, service procurement, management, and control to fulfil delivery plans to industries. Coordination and control includes organization of activities along the supply chain. The course is shaped around practical exercises in individual activities as well as coordination of these. The course is mainly based on exercises, mixed with lectures of industrial representatives and literature seminars. Compulsory components in the course consist of guest lectures, seminars, exercises and case studies.

Contact: Emanuel Erlandsson

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0217
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Advanced
Language: Swedish

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

MSc in Forest Sciences, 30 or 60 credits

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

Contact: Thomas Kronholm

 

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: EX0055, EX0956
Credits: 30.0 or 60.0
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
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