Master of Forest Science and Management

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

This is a postgraduate qualification in plantation and natural forest management. Concerns about climate change, carbon sequestration and environment-friendly building materials have rekindled the demand for professional forest managers. Worldwide, forest management is becoming more intensive, with many forest products traded internationally as commodities. As a result, forest management agencies now require foresters with enhanced skills in strategic planning and management, which are both features of this course. The Graduate Diploma of Forest Science and Management is also available as an entry point and is suited to graduates with a background in general or environmental sciences who wish to seek careers in government forest services, management of native forests, fire fighting, land use and parks management, mine site rehabilitation, plantation management and forestry restoration.

Designed for

Those working in forest management

Structure

16 units comprising 4 core and 12 elective units.

Subjects

  • Forest management

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree

Recognition

Master graduates qualify for full membership of the Institute of Foresters of Australia.

Study pathways

Exit points available at Graduate Certificate (4 required units) or Graduate Diploma (8 required units).

Further information

Graduates typically seek career advancement in forest management; carbon sequestration; integrated tree cropping and farm forestry; national parks and protected area management, environmental impact assessment and monitoring, environmental education and interpretation.

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