A Forest Engineering major/degree prepares individuals to apply scientific, mathematical, and forestry principles to the design of mechanical devices and processes for efficient forest management, timber production and related forest logistics systems.
Includes instruction in forest products processing, forest management, forest harvesting, timber structure design, production analysis, road and bridge construction, vehicle adaptation and design, and harvesting equipment design.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Forest Engineering (use the College Search feature and enter "forest engineering" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Forest Engineering?
With a major/degree in Forest Engineering, you likely will work in manufacturing, research, education, sales, or woodlands. Job titles include (but are not limited to) forest health specialist, land-use planner, forest technician, and biologist.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Forest Engineering
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Western Forestry and Conservation Association
- American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
Publications/Magazines in Forest Engineering