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Code
WD076
Cao points
243 - 554
Level
7
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
3 years
Credits
180 ECTS
Placements
Yes
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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What is Forestry?

Forestry is the study of forests as a natural resource. Forests are an important part of the environment, provide timber and other products and are used for a wide range of recreation activities. The role of foresters is to manage forests so that people can benefit from this natural resource on a sustainable basis. Foresters may work with landowners in planting new forests, manage existing forests or work with sawmills in harvesting and supplying timber.

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What is the BSc in Forestry course?

The BSc in Forestry is a three year degree course that prepares students for a professional career in Forest Management.The programme is professionally accredited by the Society of Irish Foresters and graduates may apply to be placed on the Forest Service register of Approved Foresters.

The BSc in Forestry is accredited by the Society of Irish Foresters and graduates may apply to be placed on the Forest Service register of Approved Foresters. Graduates are deemed to have achieved the equivalent of the Green Cert for Stamp Duty exemption purposes.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Plant BiologyForest Surveying & Mapping
Forest EstablishmentFundamentals of Forestry
Mechanisation & Safety Wood Science
DendrologyEarth Science
Mathematics for ForestryICT for Forestry
Information & Communication Technology for ForestryChemistry for Land Scientists
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Timber TechnologyPlacement
Forest Mensuration
Forest Protection
Forest Soils
Forestry & the Environment
Applied Geographical Information Systems
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Forest EconomicsPlantation Silviculture
Sustainable Forest ManagementCommercial Forestry Practices
Principles of SilvicultureForest Engineering
Forest InventorySmall Enterprise Management
Forest HarvestingForest Management Plan

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BSc in Forestry:

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BSc in Forestry:

BSc in Forestry graduates are widely employed in the Irish forest sector, including the following organisations:

State Bodies:

Coillte, the Irish State Forestry Company: www.coillte.ie

Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority: www.teagasc.ie/forestry

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: www.agriculture.gov.ie/forestservice

Forest Management Companies:

Veon Ltd: www.veon.ie

Forestry Services: www.forestryservices.ie

SWS Forestry: www.swsforestry.ie

Western Forestry Co-operative Society: www.westernforestrycoop.ie

Green Belt: www.greenbelt.ie

The Forestry Company: www.theforestrycompany.ie

Irish Forest Unit Trust: www.iforut.ie

Irish Wood Producers: www.irishwoodproducers.com

Sawmills:

Laois Sawmills: www.laoissawmills.com

Murrays Timber Group: www.mtg.ie

Graduates have also found professional employment in the UK, Australia and Canada.

 

Follow on study for BSc in Forestry graduates:

WD157 - Bsc (Hons) in Land Management in Forestry

WIT Forestry also has transfer links with DN271 - the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Forestry) degree, University College Dublin; and honours degrees in forestry at University of Aberdeen, Scotland; University of the Highlands & Islands, Scotland and Master’s degrees in forestry at University of Wales, Bangor.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Fieldwork and field trips are an essential element of the course. Typically, 25% to 50% of each module scheduled hours consist of fieldwork elements. Fieldtrips are used to apply technical skills, demonstrate forest operations and processes, gather information for analysis and meet professionals in their working environment. Locations include Coillte and private forests, wood processing industries and Kennedy Arboretum. All students will undertake a company placement in the second semester of Year 2. In addition, work placements may be organised in other countries. All students will carry out a forest management plan of Lismore Estate in third year, involving extensive fieldwork in mapping, inventory, valuation and forest operation, protection and management planning.

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Regular forestry field trips just one part of the course Kevin really enjoyed

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College applicants urged to think beyond first year – WIT Registrar

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Ceremony takes place for Department of Science Industry Sponsored Awards

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Mature forestry student Ronan wins Augustine Henry Memorial medal

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Conor chose WIT as he felt it had ‘the best practical forestry course in Ireland’

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WIT celebrates a year of milestones at the National Ploughing Championships

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Dr Nick Mc Carthy elected President of the Institut Européen des Forêts Cultivées

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WIT celebrates 20 years of Forestry courses

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Annual industry sponsored awards mark Science student success

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Research Sparks 2018: Matteo Sottocornola

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Kevin’s biggest career decision was to return to WIT to study Forestry

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Stacey Bradley’s college lecturers opened her eyes to opportunities

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Video: Better future for forest service enterprises

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Mark Clery took a chance and turned out to really enjoy forestry

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Enda Coates’ love for forestry came from visiting the woods as a child

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WIT hosts the 2018 Third Annual Great Agri-Food Debate

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In Joe Codd’s line of work no day is the same as the last

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Linda got her job by meeting an employer at the WIT careers day

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Emily got a job offer after a mock interview as part of her course

Emily got a job offer after a mock interview as part of her course

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Mature student Eóin runs his own business after returning to college

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Jamie left his bank job to study Forestry as a mature student

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40 years a growin’ - Teagasc and WIT reach collaboration milestone

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Foresty inspector Luke can only name positive things about his job

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Land Management in Forestry graduate creates his own success story

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Forest management planner Claire always thinks in opportunities

Forest management planner Claire always thinks in opportunities

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Forestry graduate enjoys flexible job where every week is different

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Tony enjoys the ideal balance between working in and outdoors

Tony enjoys the ideal balance between working in and outdoors

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John left timber processing for a new challenge in harvesting

John left timber processing for a new challenge in harvesting

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Forest technician Colm Lyons follows in his father’s footsteps

Forest technician Colm Lyons follows in his father’s footsteps

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Adrienne Booth’s most valued award is his Science in Forestry diploma

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Forest manager Niall went from student life to a managing position

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Barry took on a function as forester very quickly after graduating

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Traveling abroad helped forester Peter to choose his career path

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Forest inspector Robert Windle is not afraid of new challenges

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Forestry student presented with medal by Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture

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Teagasc staff graduate from WIT

Teagasc staff graduate from WIT

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Funding of €41,900 allows Forestry students to participate in training skills while on placement

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Land Sciences lecturing team: Dr Tony Woodcock, course leader BSc Agriculture

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Land Sciences lecturing team: Dr Bill Keogh, Lecturer in Agricultural Science

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Land Sciences lecturing team: Dr Imelda Casey, Agriculture lecturer

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Land Sciences lecturing team: Anne Dunphy lecturer in ICT/computing

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WIT Forestry graduates branch out!

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Tel: 51302646 [email protected]

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