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The forest, the soil, the machine

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SH0144-10001 - Course evaluation report

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Additional course evaluations for SH0144

Academic year 2019/2020

The forest, the soil, the machine (SH0144-10038) 2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

Academic year 2018/2019

The forest, the soil, the machine (SH0144-10084) 2018-09-03 - 2018-11-05

Academic year 2017/2018

The forest, the soil, the machine (SH0144-10183) 2017-08-28 - 2017-10-30

Academic year 2016/2017

The forest, the soil, the machine (SH0144-10185) 2016-08-29 - 2016-10-31

Academic year 2015/2016

The forest, the soil, the machine (SH0144-10114) 2015-08-31 - 2015-10-30

SH0144 The forest, the soil, the machine, 15.0 Credits

Skogen, marken, maskinen

Syllabus approved



Forest Management

Education cycle

First cycle


Title Credits Code
Ecology 1 7.50 1002
Forest technology 7.50 1003

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

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

- Specific entry requirements A14 and
- Forestry basic programmes and
- Professional or vocational experience equivalent 6 months


The student should after completed course
- be able to identify rock - and soil types, decide texture and be able to account for the soil types distribution in the landscape
- be able to account for the soil-forming processes and for what that can be inferred from the soil profile
- be able to account for common fresh water ecosystems in the forest landscape
- be able to account for the building of the plants and life processes
- understand the principles behind sustainable development
- be able to account for structure, function, properties and the use of the machines and vehicles that are used in the forestry
- understand basic logistic principles and be orientated about occurring systems and equipments for the secondary transports of the forestry
- be able to describe the technical and economic preconditions for forest road maintenance and assess a roads suitability for timber transport
- be able to carry out harvesting planning at object level
- have been trained in to prepare and carry out oral talks


The course is an introductory course to forestry where the emphasis is placed at the ecological and technological preconditions for persistent using of the natural resource forest. The course takes on the biological side up different ecosystems in the forested landscape and on the technical side the usage of different machine systems and technology for harvesting and further transport. Apart from lectures the course contains a high grade of proficiency training with many compulsory practical exercises in field.

Formats and requirements for examination

- If the student has not passed on a test, examiner has the right to give a supplementary assignment if there is cause for it and if it is possible.
- If the student has a decision from SLU about particularly educational support due to physical disability has examiner right to give an adapted test or let the student carry out the test in an alternative way.
- If this course syllabus is changed or if the course is closed down SLU should determine about transition rules for examination of students who have been admitted according to this course syllabus and still not have passed.
  • 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

- The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision applies only the course date that the student has become admitted to and registered on.
- If special circumstances apply, the student has the right to participate in the part that requires compulsory attendance at a later course date. Further information is in the rule collection of the education.
- Compulsory travels with over night staying can occur. A certain cost per the over night staying will be taken out of student.

Responsible department

School for Forest Management

Further information

Determined by: Vice dekan S-fak
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Forest Management - Bachelor´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: First cycle
Subject: Forest Management
Course code: SH0144 Application code: SLU-10001 Location: Skinnskatteberg Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: School for Forest Management Pace: 100%