Forestry Statistics & Remote Sensing

    Course details

    • Code: FMAN.5208
    • Fee: $819*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Forest Management
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class75 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
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 scientific principles and technologies used in commercial forest management including maths and statistics to undertake forestry calculations and analysis, mapping and aerial photography, surveying techniques, geographic information systems (GIS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS). Students will be required to apply these systems in relation to the planning and evaluation of forestry operations.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Apply mathematical calculations commonly used in forestry
  2. Undertake sampling of a tree crop and use statistics to derive forest stand parameters and analyse data
  3. Describe and apply GIS and GPS applications in forestry
  4. Explain and interpret maps and aerial photographs used in forestry operations
  5. Survey and area and plot it using excel
  6. Explain and interpret Remote Sensingdata used in forestry operations

*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