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Forestry operational management

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The course evaluation is open between 2022-01-09 and 2022-01-30

Additional course evaluations for SH0159

Academic year 2020/2021

Forestry operational management (SH0159-20003) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Forestry operational management (SH0159-20027) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Forestry operational management (SH0159-20052) 2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20

SH0159 Forestry operational management, 15.0 Credits

Skoglig driftsledning

Syllabus approved



Forest science Forest Management

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Compulsory exercises and written examination 12.00 1002
Individual essay 3.00 1003

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses 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

Knowledge at first cycle level equivalent to:
- 90 credits forest management or
- 90 credits in forest sciences


In this course, the student should practice skills and specialise in knowledge that is required to lead forestry operation and work with further transportation. The student should, on completion of the course, be able to: - justify the choice of technical systems for Swedish forestry and transport based on the function and properties of the machines - calculate cost for machines and resource balances - suggest solutions to challenges in logging both today and in the future. - use main concept and the basic principles in the wood supply chain - evaluate business models for forestry operation and further transportation. - participate actively in tender and negotiating contractses.


The course is a professional or vocational course with the aim that the student should practice skills and specialise in knowledge that is required to lead forestry operation and further transportation. Subject areas as for instance are concerned through literature studies, lectures, exercises, seminars, study trips and group assignments are: - machines and production system, - cost management, - organisational and technical development, - Logging operation planning - forestry technique, - logistic and wood supply, - business models and contract, - agreement and negotiation The course is carried out in close connection to the sector, R&D organisation, equipment manufacturers and the applied research. Through an individual project work, the student possibility to practice communicative skills as well as to specialisation during about 2 weeks is given in a for the course relevant thematic area. Compulsory components in the course occur for example in the form of guest lectures, study trips, seminars, exercises, project work, project presentation and examinations.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed oral and written presentations, passed written examinations as well as participation in 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

In connection with the compulsory travels with overnight stay come a certain fee to take of student to cover costs for travel and accommodation.

Responsible department

School for Forest Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom skog (PN - S)
Replaces: SG0024, SG0152
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes 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 science Forest Management
Course code: SH0159 Application code: SLU-20014 Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: School for Forest Management Pace: 100%