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Forestry decision-making bases

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Additional course evaluations for SH0147

Academic year 2019/2020

Forestry decision-making bases (SH0147-30035) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24

Academic year 2018/2019

Forestry decision-making bases (SH0147-30072) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

Academic year 2017/2018

Forestry decision-making bases (SH0147-30073) 2018-01-15 - 2018-03-20

Academic year 2016/2017

Forestry decision-making bases (SH0147-30171) 2017-01-16 - 2017-03-21

Academic year 2015/2016

Forestry decision-making bases (SH0147-30105) 2016-01-18 - 2016-03-21

SH0147 Forestry decision-making bases, 15.0 Credits

Skogliga beslutsunderlag

Syllabus approved



Forest Management

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
x 2.50 1002
x 7.50 1003
x 5.00 1004

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 and account for wood properties in different types of wood
- be able to carry out in the forestry common calculations and calculations for achievement - and resource calculations, equipment calculations and road calculations
- be able to collect, process and present statistical data in accordance with established scientific methods
- master basic probability theory and statistical inference theory for calculation of confidence interval and implementation of hypothesis test
- be able to use images, maps and databases to acquire forward and analyse location-specific information relevant to the forestry,
- be able to make financial analyses and budgets for a minor company in the forest sector
- be able to account for basic theories about capital raising, insurances and the taxes that concern the independent forest ownership.


Decision in the forestry is based on various basis, and this course focuses on how these bases can be produced. The course acts partly about how the biological preconditions in the wood properties give preconditions for the use of the raw material and partly about the economic tool that is used to analyse minor companies in the forest sector. A large part of the course is devoted to how forestry decision-making bases can be produced and be presented in a statistical correct way and how geographical information technology (GIT) can be used for this. Apart from lectures the course contains several compulsory exercises.

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: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Forest Management
Course code: SH0147 Application code: SLU-30001 Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: School for Forest Management Pace: 100%