Master's Degree in Forestry Engineering
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
EUR 1,160 / per year
Earliest start date
Title name: Master's Degree in Forestry Engineering
Branch of knowledge: Engineering and architecture
Center where it is taught:
Higher Polytechnic School of Engineering
R / Benigno Ledo, University Campus
Date of the authorization of implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Orde do 05/12/2013 (DOG 12/20/2013)
Date of publication in the BOE: 04/04/2014
Date of the last accreditation: 07/11/2017
Responsible for the title:
Title coordinator: Diéguez Aranda, Ulises
- Offer periodicity: annual
- Type of teaching: face-to-face
- Study regime: full tempo / partial tempo
- Languages of use: Spanish Galician
- University of Santiago de Compostela
The general objective of the title of "Master in Forestry Engineering" is the training of senior technicians trained to plan, project, organize, control and direct natural spaces and the goods and services provided by the forestry field. Among its objectives are to protect the soil, conserve and regulate water resources, ensure the continuity of species of wild flora and fauna, improve the rural environment and take advantage of forest resources, both for their transformation by industry and for direct enjoyment. . The construction of forest trails and warehouses for the storage, drying and transformation of wood also falls within its powers. Forest Engineers study and organize the repopulation and conservation of forest areas. To do this, they delve into the knowledge of the fight against pests and plant diseases, the prevention and extinction of fires, the protection and promotion of wildlife, both terrestrial and aquaculture, and the improvement of all wild plant species . It is intended that the students who graduate from the Master are professionals prepared for the exercise of the regulated profession of "Forest Engineer" and know how to manage renewable natural resources in a rational way. Spain.
Specialties or itineraries:
The Master in Forestry Engineering offers the following specialties:
- Specialty in Protected Spaces
- Forest Fire Specialty
- Specialty in Models for Forest Management
To obtain the specialty, the student must take the 6 optional subjects of 3 ECTS each (18 ECTS in total) that make up the corresponding specialty module, as well as carry out the External Practices (PE) and the Master's Thesis (TFM) in topics related to the chosen specialty. The student can also obtain the degree without any specialty; In this case you will be able to freely choose the 6 optional subjects you want, without being obliged to have them from the same module, as well as carry out the External Practices and the Master's Final Project on any topic in accordance with the proposed title.
Transfer and recognition of credits:
Recognition of credits: consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in official courses, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different courses for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
Transfer of credits: implies that the official academic documents accrediting successive courses for each student will include all the credits obtained in official courses taken previously, at the same or another university, that have not led to obtaining a an official title.
- Ability to apply marketing and commercialization techniques for forest products.
- Ability to design, direct, develop, implement and interpret projects and comprehensive action plans in the natural environment.
- Ability to plan, direct and manage forest industries and facilities of first and successive transformations.
- Ability to apply and define criteria and indicators in the field of environmental auditing.
- Ability to develop techniques and projects in the field of renewable energies.
- Ability to develop techniques and projects in the field of forest genetics.
- Capacity for the development of forest policies.
The professional activities that, to a greater extent, are carried out by Forestry Engineers are included within the heading of engineering and include consulting, construction and facilities, the environment and health and safety; In second place are jobs in public administration and in supply and service companies, while placement in activities related to R&D is less than 10%. The three most recurring professional profiles are projects and consultancies (18.3%), forestry, forest management and fish farming (14.5%) and protection and defense against forest fires (11.5%).