Course code SKOG340

SKOG340 Forest Engineering and Logistics II

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Course responsible: Dag Erik Fjeld
Teachers: Jan Bjerketvedt
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 the Autumn parallel. This course has all the teaching/evaluation in the Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annual
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Course contents:
Road network planning and profitability calculations, development of annual mill supply plans, business relationships with logging and transport contractors, planning and management of timber production and transport, coordination of wood supply from forest to industry.
Learning outcome:


The student shall be able to 1) describe and apply relevant principles and methods for road network planning in varying terrain conditions with corresponding profitability calculations, 2) describe key principles for developing business relationships with harvesting- and transport contractors 3) use effective methods for planning and management of production and transport of timber and 4) organize coordination of wood flows from forest to industry.


Students shall be able to do production- and transport planning in a common spreadsheet such as EXCEL.

General competence

The student shall be able to analyze wood supply chain management performance and identify improvement potentials.

Learning activities:
Exercises, litterature assignments, lectures and excursions.
Teaching support:
Discussion/follow-up of exercises with instructurs and concluding gjest lectures from sector representatives (per module). Course administration is supported by Canvas and e-mail.
Research articles and sector standards (provided at course start, distributed via canvas)
SKOG240 or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Excursions must be passed, oral presentations and discussions around literature seminars and exercises.

Total assessment consisting of

  • Written exam (3,5 hours) counts 50 %.
  • Portfolio with assignments counts 50 %.

Both must be passed for passing the exam.

Nominal workload:
250 hours with lectures, labworks, excursions and self study.
Entrance requirements:

Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)

7,5 p forest engineering at bachelors level (NMBU (SKOG240), INN-Evenstad (6EV107, or SKO2022 and SKO2203) or equivalent). 

Type of course:
24 lecture hours, 48 hours labwork/litteratur seminarer, 2 excursion days
External examiner assesses all exam papers. Exercises, literature seminars and excursions approved by instructors.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades