Course code SKOG240

SKOG240 Forest Engineering and Logistics

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Course responsible: Jan Bjerketvedt
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2008-2009
Course contents:
Reforestation. Harvesting and terrain transport. Forest machines. Ergonomics. Forest road  planning, construction and maintenance. Logistics, including truck road and railway transportation of timber and other wood fibre products. Environmental impacts.
Learning outcome:


The students should be able to explain the use of relevant equipment and machines for implementation of worktasks in primary and secondary forest operations, the effectiveness of machines and methods under different forest and terrain conditions. Planning, operational management and quality control of fully mechanized and less mechanized machine systems, the development and implentation of logistics in the wood fibre procurement chain.


The students should be able to identify the relevant data for planning, executing and evaluating of the forestry activities

"Generel competence":

The students should be familiar with all the aspects of forest operations related to the forest sector

Learning activities:
Lecture based with labwork and excursion days.
Teaching support:
Fronter etc.
Presented at the start of the semester.
SKOG100, SKOG101.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Written exam counts 50 % (3h) and assignments count 50 %. Both must be passed for passing the exam. Excursions must be approved.
Nominal workload:
300 hours with lectures, labworks, excursions and self study.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
5 ects reduction against SMI230.
Type of course:
48 lecture hours, 24 labwork assignments, 3 excursion days.
External examiner assesses all exam papers. Excursions approved by staff.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått