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Qualification: Professional Bachelor in Forest Science, Engineer of Forestry (LLU)

Professional Bachelor in Forest Science, Engineer of Forestry (LLU)

Qualification Information

Acquisition of mathematics, physics, computer studies, theoretical mechanics, research of operations and methodology of research as fundamental study subjects;
- acquisition of surveying, technical graphics, study of machines, energetic, tracking machines and machines' operation as profile academic subjects;
- acquisition of botany, dendrology, forest soils, study of wood, silviculture, ecology and environmental protection, forest inventory and organization of land exploitation, logging operations as profile speciality subjects;
- accomplishment of practical trainings in surveying, forestry, power tools in forestry, forest inventory and organization of land exploitation, tracking machines and forest utilization in order to improve the theoretical knowledge (12 credit points);
- acquisition of the practical knowledge necessary in the profession of forestry engineer during industrial practice in organization and economy of logging operations in industrial enterprises (14 credit points); defence of diploma thesis (12 credit points).



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
1.1. plant physiology;
1.2. sociology;
1.3. philosophy.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding of:
2.1. physics;
2.2. accounting;
2.3. innovations in the field of forest management;
2.4. woodworking;
2.5. wood theory;
2.6. applied psychology;
2.7. mathematics;
2.8. operation research;
2.9. professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages;
2.10. business law.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. use of biomass energy;
3.2. human resource management;
3.3. labour and civil protection;
3.4. dendrology;
3.5. ecology and environmental protection;
3.6. theory of economics.
3.7. finance and credit;
3.8. geographic information systems;
3.9. wood trade;
3.10. quality management;
3.11. hunting;
3.12. drainage and timber transport;
3.13. forest protection;
3.14. forest soil;
3.15. reforestation;
3.16. forest botany and phytosociology;
3.17. forest works, equipment and technologies;
3.18. forest infrastructure construction;
3.19. forest nurseries;
3.20. forest logistics and communications equipment;
3.21. forest machinery;
3.22. forest laws and regulations;
3.23. forest produce management;
3.24. forest resource economics;
3.25. forest resource utilization;
3.26. forest breeding;
3.27. forest taxation;
3.28. forest typology;
3.29. forest development;
3.30. forestry;
3.31. mechanization of forestry;
3.32. forestry economics;
3.33. land surveying;
3.34. motor-driven tools;
3.35. research methodology;
3.36. principles of professional and general ethics;
3.37. informatics;
3.38. official language;
3.39. two foreign languages at the communication level;
3.40. legal employment relationship;
3.41. first aid;
3.42. risk management;
3.43. technical graphics;
3.44. commercial forest management.



Skills:

1. To plan reforestation method, soil treatment, sowing and planting.
2. To plan tending of young stands in natural and artificial stands.
3. To organize and supervise soil cultivation, reforestation and young stands care work.
4. To determine the necessity of stand fertilization, select fertilizing material and method, organize forest fertilization.
5. To determine forest damage risk.
6. To select forest protection and fire safety methods and tools.
7. To assess the extent of forest damage.
8. To organize hunting and forest protection measures.
9. To establish stand inventory indicators and prepare taxation description.
10. To obtain and analyse forest inventory data using the latest technology.
11. To evaluate the quality of tree trunks and determine the outcome of wood products accordingly.
12. To determine the value of the forest.
13. To select forest stands where logging shall be performed by using the taxation description and geographic information systems.
14. To select the type of logging most suitable to forestry objectives and carry out planning of logging in nature.
15. To determine logging conditions, the most appropriate time for logging and prepare a logging plan.
16. To organize logging and carry out technological planning of logging.
17. To assess and control the quality of logging.
18. To prepare a wood products supply plan.
19. To organize and control the timber tracking process.
20. To organize and control timber supply.
21. To select material for the production of seeds and plants.
22. To develop and organize the technological and supply process of seed and plant production.
23. To organize and supervise the work in nurseries.
24. To assess the technical condition of existing forest roads and ditches, plan and organize maintenance thereof.
25. To prepare design tasks of forest roads and ditches.
26. To understand the technical documentation of forest roads and ditches.
27. To assess and monitor the quality of forest infrastructure construction and maintenance work.
28. To assess forest products and services market, supply, demand and customer needs.
29. To develop a forest products offer.
30. To organize sales and purchase of forest products and forestry services and customer service.
31. To establish forest management objectives.
32. To assess forest resources.
33. To plan forest management measures, placement of volume thereof;
34. To assess the impact of forest management activities on the state of forest resources, environment and society.
35. To calculate and understand a company's financial indicators.
36. To calculate and consider investment necessary for a company's operation.
37. To develop a business plan and a company's budget.
38. To select equipment and machinery suitable for forestry activities.
39. To determine the resources and technology necessary for forestry work, calculate the costs thereof.
40. To organize forest equipment servicing and maintenance.
41. To explain and substantially discuss current events in the field of forest management.
42. To analyse information related to forest management, structure and present it.
43. To conduct research in the field of forest management.
44. To work in a team according to the principles of professional and general ethics.
45. To carry out work individually and take responsibility for one's work.
46. To provide the first aid.
47. To have a good command of the official language.
48. To have a good command of at least two foreign languages at the communication level.
49. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
50. To obdserve the standards of the legal employment relationship, labour protection, fire safety, environmental protection and forest management and ensure compliance thereof.



Knowledge:

1. To plan reforestation method, soil treatment, sowing and planting.
2. To plan tending of young stands in natural and artificial stands.
3. To organize and supervise soil cultivation, reforestation and young stands care work.
4. To determine the necessity of stand fertilization, select fertilizing material and method, organize forest fertilization.
5. To determine forest damage risk.
6. To select forest protection and fire safety methods and tools.
7. To assess the extent of forest damage.
8. To organize hunting and forest protection measures.
9. To establish stand inventory indicators and prepare taxation description.
10. To obtain and analyse forest inventory data using the latest technology.
11. To evaluate the quality of tree trunks and determine the outcome of wood products accordingly.
12. To determine the value of the forest.
13. To select forest stands where logging shall be performed by using the taxation description and geographic information systems.
14. To select the type of logging most suitable to forestry objectives and carry out planning of logging in nature.
15. To determine logging conditions, the most appropriate time for logging and prepare a logging plan.
16. To organize logging and carry out technological planning of logging.
17. To assess and control the quality of logging.
18. To prepare a wood products supply plan.
19. To organize and control the timber tracking process.
20. To organize and control timber supply.
21. To select material for the production of seeds and plants.
22. To develop and organize the technological and supply process of seed and plant production.
23. To organize and supervise the work in nurseries.
24. To assess the technical condition of existing forest roads and ditches, plan and organize maintenance thereof.
25. To prepare design tasks of forest roads and ditches.
26. To understand the technical documentation of forest roads and ditches.
27. To assess and monitor the quality of forest infrastructure construction and maintenance work.
28. To assess forest products and services market, supply, demand and customer needs.
29. To develop a forest products offer.
30. To organize sales and purchase of forest products and forestry services and customer service.
31. To establish forest management objectives.
32. To assess forest resources.
33. To plan forest management

Reference Data

EQF Level:
Thematic area:
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Location:
NQF Level: 
6
Awarding body: 

- Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (till October 2017 Latvia University of Agriculture)

Awarding body contact info: 

LIELĀ IELA 2, JELGAVA, LV-3001
Tālr.: 63005601
Fakss: 63027238
E-pasts: rector@llu.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Forest engineer (2149 24)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)