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Additional course evaluations for SH0153

Academic year 2020/2021

Roads and water (SH0153-30003)

2021-02-18 - 2021-05-02

Academic year 2019/2020

Roads and water (SH0153-30099)

2020-02-20 - 2020-04-30

Academic year 2018/2019

Roads and water (SH0153-30074)

2019-02-18 - 2019-04-26

Academic year 2017/2018

Roads and water (SH0153-30071)

2018-02-19 - 2018-04-29


SH0153 Roads and water, 7.5 Credits

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Forest Management

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Single module 7.5 0201

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements(G2F)

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

The equivalent of:

- 90 credits in Forest Management or

- 90 credits in Forest Science


On completion of the course the student, in the road section, should be able to:

- present how the road planning influences the economics and function of the road including effects on landscape and water;

- choose and apply design methods for simple roads;

- describe how climate changes, increased logistic demands and environmental ambitions influence the requirements on forest roads;

- account for prospecting, processing and use of material for roads and structures;

- design and dimension simple devices for drainage and erosion control;

- describe alternative transport solutions in roadless areas;

- account for common techniques and equipment for construction and maintenance of forest roads.

On completion of the course, the student in the water section should be able to account for:

- what a catchment area adjusted forestry are and how it can be carried out;

- different ecosystems, species, functional structures and processes that occur in or near to the seas and watercourses of the forested landscape;

- planning protection, maintenance, restoration and creating of functional life environments at seas and watercourses based on the catchment area and;

- have knowledge and skills in planning designing and carrying out a project work in the form of a forest sheet in groups.


The road section:

Lectures and teaching sessions treat different principles, methods and tools for planning and design of roads, including structures and drainage devices, prospecting and processing of gravel material. Important parts are basic geotechnics and hydrology. Also techniques for and organisation of construction and maintenance activities are included.

- At exercises and laboratory sessions, knowledge is consolidated within road planning, design, construction, geotechnics, hydrology, and material prospecting.

- Study visit and field trips in different companies highlight i.a. implementation of road maintenance in winter and summertime, road design techniques including temporary winter roads, and use of different materials.

- The project work that may be a complete design for construction or substantial upgrading of a road will put the knowledge into real practice

The acquatic section:

- The literature is associated to actual and relevant international and national policies and directives concerning catchments and catchment based forestry.

- At lessons and seminars different aspects of aquatic ecosystems, species, structures and processes present in the lakes, streams and rivers within the forested landscape will be discussed.

- Issues concerning different forestry actor’s ability and possibilities to plan, manage, protect and eventually even restore functional habitats associated to lakes, streams and rivers will be brought up within the context of a catchment perspective.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved examination, passed written assignments, passed project work and passed group work.
  • 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.

Responsible department

School for Forest Engineers

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom skog (PN - S)

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Forest Management
Course code: SH0153 Application code: SLU-30026 Location: Skinnskatteberg Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: School for Forest Engineers Pace: 100%