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 27002 Lugo
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
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: face-to-face
Study regime: full tempo / partial tempo
Languages of use: Spanish Galician EnglishInteruniversity degree:
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsThe 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.
General CompetencesAbility to apply marketing and marketing techniques for forest products.
Ability to design, direct, elaborate, 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.CurriculumSpecialties or itineraries:
The Master in Forestry Engineering offers the following specialties:Specialty in Protected Spaces
Forest Fire Specialty
Specialty in Models for Forest ManagementTo 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 Final 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 can freely choose the 6 optional subjects you want, without being obliged to be from the same module, as well as carry out the External Practices and the Master's Final Project on any subject in accordance with the proposed title.
Credit transfer and recognition:
Recognition of credits: consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different teachings for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
Transfer of credits: implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, in the same or in another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official title.SaidasThe professional activities that, to a greater extent, forestry engineers are included within the heading of engineering and include consulting, construction and facilities, the environment, and health and safety; second are jobs in the public administration and supply and service companies, while employment in R&D-related activities is less than 10%. The three most recurrent 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%).