SKOG101 Forest and Wood Technology

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Sjur Tore Baardsen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Limits of class size:24 places. See note further down.

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:125 hours

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in June block. This course has teaching/evaluation in June block.

About this course

  • Timber harvest: Chain saws, felling machines, felling technique, marking for cross-cutting.
  • Timber transport: Farm tractors, forwarders, tree-length skidders and more.
  • Establishment of new forest: Scarification, planting, weed control and juvenile thinning.
  • Wood technology: The properties and utilisation of wood, the sawmilling industry and other forest industries, log scaling, sawmill exercises, sorting of saw logs and lumber.

Learning outcome


The students should be acquainted with the most common methods and equipment used for felling and transporting timber as well as other types of forest work. They are also supposed to know the most important types of industries that use timber as a raw material and how this raw material is valued and classified.


The students will, through exercises, acquire skills in planting, clearing, felling, transporting and sawing operations.

General competence:

The students should after finishing the subject have a theoretical and practical basic competence concerning the forest activities covered.

  • Lectures: 10%, exercise journal: 20%, excursions and skills exercises: 70%.
  • Canvas is used as teaching support.
  • Portfolio consisting of an exercise journal.

    The grade "Passed" requires approved exercise journal, and approved participation in compulsory activities.

  • External examiner.
  • Lectures, exercises and excursions
  • Students in programs other than forest science interested in taking the course must contact

    Practical exercises will be held at Søve vgs. in Ulefoss, Telemark. Approved personal safety equipment for forest work is necessary. Travelling costs Ås-Ulefoss t/r is covered, but at least 3 students pr car when using private cars. Accommodation (boarding) cost is covered, but canteen food must be paid by the student. The kitchen handles most food allergies and facilitates special food wishes like vegetarian and others. Not possible to stay in the weekends.

  • 110 hours, the students' personal commitment included, distributed over three weeks. 10 lecture hours, 100 field training hours (incl. students report).
  • B-SF
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)