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SG0203-30023 - Course evaluation report

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Additional course evaluations for SG0203

Academic year 2019/2020

Forest technology and wood technology (SG0203-30048) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24

Academic year 2018/2019

Forest technology and wood technology (SG0203-30089) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

Academic year 2017/2018

Forest technology and wood technology (SG0203-30096) 2018-01-15 - 2018-03-20

SG0203 Forest technology and wood technology, 15.0 Credits

Skogsteknologi och virkeslära

Syllabus approved



Forest science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to
- 45 credits in Forest Science


The course 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.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- account for tools and methods for rational forest work.
- account for the parameters that influence operational work in forestry, as well the natural and economic as those that are conditioned by industrial supply demands.
- identify, describe and explain characteristic properties of wood based materials from commercial important national and international tree species.
- account for and apply principles and properties that are used in quality assessment of wood based raw material.
- in groups produce and present popular work, with a course relevant theme, both orally and in writing, and critically examine and give constructive feedback on another student’s work.
- apply basic methods in geographical analysis.


The course builds further on the basic knowledge that are communicated both theoretically and practically in the Forest Science Programme’s first years. In this course, we investigate the design and function of forest machines, how different forms of forestry work are carried out and planned, as well as how efficiency is measured and applied. Furthermore, the knowledge of trees as raw material and is deepened. Which properties decides its suitability for different forms of bio-based products and how are material properties evaluated in the forest and at industry?
The knowledge of GIS is deepended by beeing used in the planning of where a forest road should be locaded in the landscape.

The course is carried out as a mix of lectures, demonstrations, field trips, individual studies as well as theoretical and practical exercises. Implementation of written assignments are compulsory. Attendance is compulsory during some parts of the course, mainly during practical exercises and field trips.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written and practical examinations, passed written assignments and approved participation in compulsory components. Practical exercises and field trips are compulsory components.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

Replaced the courses Forest technology (SG0160, 7.5 credits) and Wood technology (SG0161, 7.5 credits).
SLU is environmentally certified according to ISO 14001. A large part of our courses
cover knowledge and skills that contribute positively to the environment. To further
strengthen this, we have specific environmental goals for the education. Students are
welcome to suggest actions regarding the course’s content and implementation that lead
to improvements for the environment. For more information, see webpage

Responsible department

Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom skog (PN - S)
Replaces: SG0160 7,5 hp, SG0161 7,5 hp
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Forest Science - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0203 Application code: SLU-30023 Location: Umeå Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology Pace: 100%