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Forest Science

Informal specialisationYear: 2019

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Overview

The honours program in Forest Science comprises advanced coursework and an individual research project designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in solving problems. After successfully completing the program, students will be prepared to either enter the workforce pursuing a career in forest science and related environmental management industries; or pursue further research study through Masters or Doctor of philosophy degrees.

Admission requirements

In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisites. Details of stream specific prerequisites can be found at the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry and participation requirements page.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Forest Science Honours Program should have acquired:

  • an understanding of the biology and diversity of forest ecosystems;
  • an understanding of Australian forest management and conservation;
  • the capacity to apply scientific knowledge to the definition, analysis and solution of problems in forestry, forest conservation, forest industry and related environmental issues;
  • an ability to design and conduct scientific enquiries;
  • essential skills in the acquisition and interpretation of forest data;
  • a capacity for the exchange, acquisition and dissemination of scientific and industry information and for technology transfer;
  • a capacity and motivation for continuing independent learning.
Last updated: 19 December 2018