Forest Operations

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

The Forest Operations program is based on biological, physical, and social sciences, with advanced courses in geotechnical engineering, forest road design and slope stability, analysis of harvesting systems for economic efficiency and site protection, and planning and scheduling of harvests and transportation systems.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Forestry
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Forestry
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The Forest Operations program focuses on the optimization of social, environmental, and economic benefits through the planning, managing, and utilizing the resources of forest lands. You will incorporate the skills of civil, geotechnical, and mechanical engineering with ecological and hydrological processes to encourage sustainability and conservation. Computer technology and sophisticated mechanical systems are used in the precise and efficient development of harvesting and transportation networks.

Options available include a specialization in Harvest Planning & Engineering, or a Minor in Commerce. If you like to plan, engineer, and build, this program is ideal for you.

Campus features

UBC Forestry is the largest forestry faculty in Canada, and is a world leader in education and research. It possesses outstanding facilities and equipment. The award-winning Forest Sciences Centre offers wireless study space, high-tech classrooms, and labs equipped with the latest technology. In addition, the Faculty has two major research forests in British Columbia, and jointly manages a third, altogether totalling 25,000 hectares (over 60,000 acres). Students benefit from a stimulating and interactive learning environment, and strong student services.

Program Requirements

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