The University Master's Degree in Forestry Engineering at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is part of Order CIN / 326/2009, of February 9, which establishes the requirements for the verification of university degrees officers who qualify for the exercise of the profession of Forest Engineer.
In no UCLM center is this qualification taught although there have been studies of Forest Technical Engineer and currently a Degree in Forest and Natural Environment Engineering, beginning in 1978, that is, for 36 years (and approximately 1,100 graduated students) , and even before the creation of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, in the Polytechnic University School of Albacete (EUPA) integrated then in the University of Murcia.
Currently, the Bachelor's degree in Forestry and Natural Environment Engineering is taught at the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineers (ETSIA) of Albacete, created according to RD 1050/1992 of July 31 (BOE August 26), together with Graduate in Agricultural and Agrifood Engineering and the Master's Degree in Agronomic Engineering. This offer in Engineering is part of the process of harmonization of university systems, required by the process of construction of the European Higher Education Area, and regulated by RD 1393/2007, of October 29, which establishes the ordinance of the official university teachings.
The main objective of the Master's Degree in Forestry Engineering is to train technicians capable of integrating into all areas of the forestry sector, being able to carry out sustainable forest management, design and direct the processes of first and second forest industries. transformation, and establish the necessary strategies for the conservation of the forest and natural environment. The Forestry Engineer will be a professional of great value for the forestry company, and given his interdisciplinary university training, he will contribute to forestry activity the knowledge and techniques that will make possible a projection and a profitable and high-quality work methodology, to compete in the globalized productive economy of today, all with absolute respect for the environment.Training objectivesThe general objective of the Master's Degree in Forestry Engineering is to provide students with scientific, technological and socio-economic training, and preparation for the exercise of the profession of Forestry Engineer. It is intended to train professionals in the field of planning, evaluation and sustainable management of forestry programs and projects.Professional outingsCurrently, the Forestry Engineer is a senior technician trained to project, plan, organize, direct and control the productive systems and processes developed in the forestry sector, including the infrastructures and facilities necessary for the efficient performance of said productive activities, all in a framework for the protection and conservation of the forest and natural environment, in such a way that the development and improvement of the rural environment is possible. The Forestry Engineer must be a highly trained professional to carry out the following actions:Sustainable forest management and maintenance of biodiversity.
Fight against erosion and desertification.
Hydrological-forestry restoration of basins and defense against floods and avenues. Hydrological management.
Erosion control and soil conservation.
Forestry and forest exploitation.
Forest management and forest certification.
Restoration of the natural vegetation cover.
Sustainable use of natural resources.
Genetics and forest improvement.
Defense of the environment and its forests: landscape, fauna, vegetation, fire fighting, pest and disease control.
Creation of sustainable management infrastructures of the natural-forest environment. Rural buildings. Rural Engineering.
Valuation of rustic properties. Appraisals.
Economics and marketing of forest production.
Creation of employment in the primary sector and fixation of the rural population. Plans and programs in the forest environment. Planning of the Territory.
Management of the Public Utility Forest Catalog.
Management of protected natural areas.
Satisfaction of the demand for recreation and landscaping (social use of the forest) through planning and silvicultural techniques.
Control of water and soil contamination. Environmental audits.
Use of renewable energies. Production and energy use of forest biomass.
Research in the forest and natural environment.