Harvesting Operations

    Course details

    • Code: FMAN.5204
    • Fee: $819*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Forest Management
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class70 (approximate total hours)
Work experience10 (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 knowledge of the forest harvesting operations and systems used in commercial forestry, and forest engineering (including operational harvest planning and forest road and landing construction). This includes the use of GIS mapping, remote sensing and technologies, specialised forest engineering software, the calculation of operational costs and contract management requirements.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Outline the objectives of harvesting systems and the main types of forest harvesting systems
  2. Identify and describe the work processes within the common ground based and cable harvesting systems
  3. Identify and describe the objectives of harvest planning and pre-planning
  4. Discuss forest road and landing construction and maintenance
  5. Identify and analyse the features of an operational forest harvesting and roading plan, including operational costings and contract management requirements

*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