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Qualification: Master’s degree in forestry engineering (no legal status)

Master’s degree in forestry engineering (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • integrate a variety of fundamental and technical knowledge, chiefly in the natural science, technical and social studies fields,
  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of forest ecosystems,
  • work in a group and on projects,
  • demonstrate environmental responsibility and an ethical attitude to nature,
  • communicate with co-workers, owners and the public,
  • pursue self-study and professional development,
  • solve professional developmental problems and master the basics of research work,
  • master modern IT and high-quality written communication,
  • use modern tools and skills,
  • analyse, synthesise and plan,

(job-specific competences)

  • comprehensively manage forests in terms of ecological, economic and social aspects,
  • coordinate public and private interests in forest use,
  • understand the dependence between forest growth areas, stands, ecological factors, the social environment and cultivation approaches,
  • show familiarity with the morphological, horological, ecological and physiological characteristics of (forest) plants, the basics of genetics, forest seed production and nursery work,
  • determine the production capacity of forest growth areas and research the structure of forest ecosystems,
  • evaluate forest ecology data,
  • solve forest cultivation problems, formulate forest replacement and rehabilitation plans,
  • independently develop cultivation models,
  • determine the value potential of forests and their exploitation,
  • select and apply methods for analysing the habitat characteristics of wild game, population sizes and other population parameters,
  • pursue conservation management of wild animal populations,
  • show familiarity with and master pathogenic processes in trees and forests,
  • show familiarity with the bionomy, ecology and importance of forest fauna for trees and forests,
  • show familiarity with rare and endangered species of animals in forests and what makes them endangered,
  • design technological chains in forestry,
  • manage a forestry company,
  • design and evaluate safe work in forest production based on a work study,
  • economically evaluate forests and forest functions and market forest products,
  • plan sustainable, environment-friendly and multi-purpose forest management,
  • place landscape ecology concepts and spatial models in forest management in the landscape and in protected areas,
  • show familiarity with methods for drawing up strategies, plan and head projects,
  • open up the forest space in an integrated way and design forest infrastructure,
  • cooperate in planning forest rehabilitation,
  • formulate a plan for regulating flash flood areas,
  • manage urban forests and the cadastral register of trees in a city,
  • participate in spatial planning,
  • understand interdisciplinary connections in identifying and formulating problems in the area of forestry.

Reference Data

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  • Completed first-cycle academic programme in Forestry and renewable forest resources or a comparable first-cycle programme in the field of forestry provided by a faculty in Slovenia or abroad, or
  • completed first-cycle academic programme in another field at a faculty in Slovenia or abroad, if the candidate additionally completes 10 to 60 credits from the selection of subjects under the first-cycle academic programme Forestry and renewable forest resources, or
  • completed first-cycle professional higher education programme in Forestry or a professional higher education programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004, Forestry and forest resource management or a comparable professional higher education programme in the field of forestry provided by a faculty in Slovenia or abroad, or
  • completed first-cycle professional higher education programme or professional higher education programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in another field at a faculty in Slovenia or abroad, if the candidate additionally completes 10–60 credits from the selection of subjects under the two first-cycle study programmes (Forestry and renewable forest resources, Forestry).

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

 

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University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty

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To complete their studies, students must complete all requirements for all subjects in which they have enrolled, in a total amount of 120 credits, and write a master’s thesis which they defend before a committee.

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • Completed first-cycle academic programme in Forestry and renewable forest resources or a comparable first-cycle programme in the field of forestry provided by a faculty in Slovenia or abroad, or
  • completed first-cycle academic programme in another field at a faculty in Slovenia or abroad, if the candidate additionally completes 10 to 60 credits from the selection of subjects under the first-cycle academic programme Forestry and renewable forest resources, or
  • completed first-cycle professional higher education programme in Forestry or a professional higher education programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004, Forestry and forest resource management or a comparable professional higher education programme in the field of forestry provided by a faculty in Slovenia or abroad, or
  • completed first-cycle professional higher education programme or professional higher education programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in another field at a faculty in Slovenia or abroad, if the candidate additionally completes 10–60 credits from the selection of subjects under the two first-cycle study programmes (Forestry and renewable forest resources, Forestry).
Ways to acquire: 

To complete their studies, students must complete all requirements for all subjects in which they have enrolled, in a total amount of 120 credits, and write a master’s thesis which they defend before a committee.