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Technical Forest Engineer in Forestry Management (1st cycle degree)

Training goals 

The degree in Forest Engineering, specialising in Forestry Management, provides students with the skills they need to become professionals in the forestry sector and in the industries involved in the initial stages of timber production.

Technical Forest Engineers are responsible for the management, conservation and use of woodlands as well as the management and conservation of hunting and fishing resources, hydrological improvement works and forest tracks and paths. They are also in charge of managing natural areas intended for recreational, conservational or aesthetic purposes.

This degree course provides students with general training in skills such as planning, conservation and organisation of natural resources, while also teaching them to respect the fragility of the environment.

The programme of studies is organised in three academic years and subjects are divided into three different specialist pathways: Forest Resources; Structure and Dynamics of Ecosystems, and Environmental Techniques.

Career opportunities 

The studies leading to a degree in Technical Industrial Engineering, specialising in Forestry Management, focus on preparing students for a career in the following areas:

  • Conducting technical studies and preparing projects involving woodlands and the evaluation of results, resource organisation and management, and landscaping and gardening studies.
  • Planning and use of forest resources; protection, conservation and certification of woodlands.
  • Forest protection: fire fighting and forest health, as well as restoring degraded forest areas.
  • Construction and use of forest infrastructures, and their environmental impact.
  • GIS and topography; forest hydrology and correction of waterways; management of game and rivers; livestock paths and fishing resources.
  • Woodland clearance and conservation; prevention and treatment of pests and diseases.
  • Reafforestation; forestry machinery, and project development for industries involved in the initial stages of timber production (sawmills, panels, boards, and so forth).

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