SKOG340 Forest Engineering and Logistics II

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Dag Erik Fjeld

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annual

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

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in the Autumn parallel. This course has all the teaching/evaluation in the Autumn parallel.

About this course

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.

  • Exercises, litterature assignments, lectures and excursions.
  • 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.
  • SKOG240 or equivalent.
  • Total assessment consisting of

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

    Both must be passed for passing the exam.

  • External examiner assesses all exam papers.

    The portfolio consisting of exercises is assessed by an internal examiner.

    Exercises, literature seminars and excursions approved by instructors.

  • Excursions must be passed, oral presentations and discussions around literature seminars and exercises.
  • 24 lecture hours, 48 hours labwork/litteratur seminarer, 2 excursion days
  • 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).