BSc in Forestry

Bachelor of ScienceForestry

Code:
WD076
Delivery:
Full Time
2016 CAO range:
        200 - 395
Level:
7
Campus:
Cork Road
Duration:
3 years
Credits:
180 ECTS
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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.


BSc in Forestry fieldwork & placement

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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Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Plant BiologyForest Surveying & Mapping
Forest EstablishmentForest Practice
Mechanisation & Safety Wood Science
DendrologyEarth Science
Mathematics for ForestryCommunications Methods
Information & Communication Technology for ForestryChemistry for Land Scientists
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Timber TechnologyPlacement
Forest Mensuration
Forest Protection
Soils Management
Forestry & the Environment
Applied Geographical Information Systems
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Forest EconomicsPlantation Silviculture
Sustainable Forest ManagementCommercial Forestry Practices
Principles of SilvicultureForest Planning
Forest InventoryForest Engineering
Forest HarvestingSmall Enterprise Management
Forest Inventory ProjectForest Management Plan

Leaving Certificate 2017:

Minimum entry requirements

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


Advanced and Equivalent Entry:

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

  • State Bodies: Coillte, Teagasc, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  • Forest Management Companies: Forest Enterprises Ltd., Forestry Services, SWS Forestry, Western Forestry Co-operative Society, Green Belt, The Forestry Company, Irish Forest Unit Trust, Irish Wood Producers
  • Sawmills: Laois Sawmills, Murrays Timber Group

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

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:

Forest Enterprises Ltd: www.fel.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


Follow on study

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.

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