SKOG240 Forest Engineering and Logistics

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Jan Bjerketvedt

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

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

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.

About this course

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.

  • Lecture based with labwork and excursion days.
  • Canvas etc.
  • SKOG100, SKOG101, or equivalent.
  • Total assessment:

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

    Both evaluation parts must be passed to pass the course.

    Portfolio Grading: Letter grades Written exam Grading: Letter grades Permitted aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
  • External examiner assesses all exam papers. The course responsible assesses the portfolio. Excursions approved by staff.
  • Excursions
  • 48 lecture hours, 24 labwork assignments, 2 excursion days.
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)