Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Master of Forestry encompasses the management of natural forests and woodlands, plantations and agroforestry through the practical application of scientific, economic and social principles. Sustainable management of forest resources requires both short-term management of variability and the ability to plan for the long-term sustainability of forest ecosystems. The forestry programs offer flexible, advanced learning to develop their knowledge and skills in forestry and the forest sciences and their relationship to other land management disciplines. The broad scope of the program reflects the diversity of perspectives needed for effective forest resource management, and the choice of courses within forestry sub-disciplines develops students knowledge in either the science and methods or policy and management aspects of forestry. The Advanced program focuses on completing a research project and thesis, which provides appropriate research training for a PhD.
Completion of 96 units, which must consist of 48 units from coursework component and 48 units from the research component. Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the coursework component and have the approval of an identified research supervisor to continue to the research component.
Standard entry requirements
- A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 5.5/7.0
- English language requirements. Cognate disciplines: Ecology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Natural Resource Economics, Natural Resource Management, Resource Management
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project. Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark or do not have the approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to 96 unit Master of Forestry and complete an additional 48 units of coursework or may transfer to graduate from a 48 unit Graduate Diploma of Science.
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For more information about this program please visit: https://science.anu.edu.au/study/master-degrees