Forestry Science

    Course details

    • Code: FMAN.5203
    • Fee: $819*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Forest Management
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class80 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes New Zealand Diploma in Forest Management (Level 6);

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to enable students to understand and apply the scientific principles and technologies used in forest management of: botany, forest ecology, genetics (plant propagation and tree improvement), wood science and earth science.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the anatomy and physiology of plants important to New Zealand commercial forestry
  2. Explain and apply the taxonomy system for the classification of plants
  3. Explain tree improvement and propagation techniques used in commercial forestry
  4. Identify and discuss the principles of forest ecology and the role of biodiversity in forestry
  5. Explain the geological processes that affect the formation of soils and soil physical and chemical properties
  6. Explain the interaction of geology, soils, site hydrology and forestry operations
  7. Examine and explain the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of wood as a raw material and describe the relationship between wood properties and wood utilisation

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017