Bachelor of Science in Forestry

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Bachelor of Science in Forestry 3 year full time course in Waterford Institute of Technology

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 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.


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, which contains 280 forest plots and over 3000 tree species. 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

http://www.wit.ie/courses/type/science/department_of_chemical_life_sciences/bsc_in_forestry

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  • Address Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford
  • Phone 051 302646
  • Emailtkent@wit.ie
  • Websitewww.wit.ie
  • Category Agri/Hort./ Animals, Forestry
  • Location Co. Waterford

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Bachelor of Science in Forestry
  • By Aisling Cusack
  • Email: aislingcusack@wwetb.ie

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