STUDY GUIDE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
The duration of the basic studies in the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management is eight (8) semesters of study, including six months of practical placement. Every academic year consists of the winter and spring semester of studies.
All the first- year students enroll in September. However, half of them start their studies in the Winter Semester (starting in September) and the rest of them in the Spring Semester (starting in February).
Every student should select the subjects to attend in each Semester from the course list below. Usually, the students select the subjects of the Semester corresponding to their level of studies.
All the subjects included in the course list are classified in two categories:
a. Compulsory Subjects
b. Compulsory Option Subjects. Students should select accordingly as indicated in the course list.
From the content point of you both compulsory subjects and compulsory option subjects are classified in four categories:
1. General Subjects
2. Specific Subjects
3. Specialization Subjects
4. Economics and Management Subjects.
The subjects that are related compose groups of chain subjects, known as "prerequisite" subjects. This implies that students can select from the groups of chain subjects in a hierarchical order, that is, only after they have achieved a passing grade in the prerequisite subjects. Prerequisite subjects are listed in the course content list below.
Teaching in the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management places emphasis on the basic principles, their applications and the relationships among various forestry and natural environment works topics, thus leading to the overall education of students. Lectures, which deal with the theoretical analysis and synthesis, are complemented with laboratory work in the form of practicals, workshops and/or action practice.
The students' academic progress is assessed by examinations at the end of each 15-week semester. The minimum passing grade is 5 (scale 0 to 10). In the case of subjects consisting of both lectures and lab work, the final grade is the mean grade of the theoretical and laboratory examinations, on condition that the student passes both.
The assessment of the lab work consists of continuous assessment (classroom performance) plus at least two written tests.
Practical placement is a vital component of the course. Students can start the practical placement after the last semester of studies provided they have successfully passed all specialization subjects. The Department continuously keeps in contact with the Agencies, enterprises and Organizations where the students have been placed.
Students have to submit a project dissertation. They work on their dissertation during the 7th and 8th semester under the supervision of the appropriate academic staff. The students present and defend their dissertation in front of 3 academic member committee, who assesses it on a scale 0 - 10. The passing grade is 5.
After a successful completion of the above requirements, the Department grants the Degree to the student.