Course code SKOG240

SKOG240 Forest Engineering and Logistics

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Course responsible: Jan Bjerketvedt
Teachers: Dag Erik Fjeld
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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 and climate considerations.
Learning outcome:


The students should be able to explain the use of relevant equipment and machines for implementation of work tasks 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 implementation of logistics in the wood fibre procurement chain.


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

General competence:

The students should be familiar with all the aspects (opportunities and challenges) of forest operations related to the forest sector.

Learning activities:
Lecture based with labwork and excursion days.
Teaching support:
Canvas etc.
Presented at the start of the semester.
SKOG100, SKOG101, or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Total assessment:

  • Written exam (3 hours) 75 %.
  • Portofolio consisting of several exercises 25 %.

Both evaluation parts must be passed to pass the course. 

Nominal workload:
250 hours with lectures, labworks, excursions and self study.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
48 lecture hours, 24 labwork assignments, 2 excursion days.
External examiner assesses all exam papers. Excursions approved by staff.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades