Degree Programmes conducted in Swedish 2014–

Degree Programme in Natural Resources and the Environment, Forestry (240 cr)

Degree: Bachelor of Natural Resources
Qualification title: Bachelor of Natural Resources
Duration of studies: 4 years
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Gru

Core Studies

63 cr
NM13ST9    9 cr
RB14IN01

Introduction to Professional Studies



The student
- is familiar with his/her UAS and Campus
- is aware of the gain of activating methods of learning
- can reflect on his/her studies and future plans and is aware of his/her individual learning style
- can plan and follow up his/her studies
- can generate new knowledge and create personal learning environments and share knowledge with others
- can reflect on life-long learning within the profession
- can retrieve and critically view information
1
3    3 cr
NM14BP01

Project in our line of business



Den studerande
- kan planera, genomföra och utvärdera ett branschspecifikt projekt
- har grundläggande insikt i sin egen bransch
- kan använda verktyg inom projektplanering och -hantering
- känner till hur team bildas och utvecklas
- kan arbeta med andra i grupper och team oberoende av bakgrund
- känner till projektledarens roll och uppgifter
1
3    3 cr
UONB10IK01

ICT



The student has a good command of:
- the IT services of the UAS and the utilities needed in work and studies in order to compile written assignments, analyse data and report projects
- file handling
- word processing programs used for creating and handling standard documents, official letters and reports
- word processing programs used for creating and handling lengthy documents including e.g. a list of contents and a list of references
- spreadsheet programs needed to handle calculations including formulae, functions and charts
- presentation graphics programs used for making presentations
1
3    3 cr
NM13SP     9 cr
YH10SV01

Swedish



The student:
- can communicate coherently and in a professional manner both orally and in writing, in a work context
- demonstrates appropriate knowledge of the process of academic writing and a correct use of references
- can use different channels to retrieve information and compile reports according to the standard form and layout
1
3    3 cr
YH10FI01

Finnish



The student:
- demonstrates ability to communicate in a natural and professional manner, in speaking as well as writing, in a work context, including customer service
- demonstrates proficiency in the terminology of the field and is able to benefit from research and literature in his/her professional development
- shows such skills in the Finnish language as are in accordance with the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies (424/2003). This means that the student must show satisfactory (grade 1, 2 or 3) or good (grade 4 or 5) skills in speaking and writing Finnish. Written and oral skills are assessed separately.
1
3    3 cr
YH10EN01

English



The student:
- shows the ability to communicate in a professional manner in a work context in speaking as well as writing
- is familiar with essential terminology within his/her field and is able to benefit from professional literature
- has a positive attitude to developing his/her receptive and productive language skills and is familiar with the relevant tools
- is aware of cultural differences in international contexts
1
 3   3 cr
NM13NA     9 cr
NM13NA01

Handling of GPS and GIS



"The student:
- knows how to plan and gather position-specific information
- is able to produce geographical information for the use of the natural resources sector
- knows how to find existing GIS information on the internet and the databases of his/her own organization "
1
3    3 cr
NM13NA02

Handling of data related to natural resources



"The student:
- knows how to arrange and process gathered data into information
- is familiar with the methods related to the effective storage of large quantities of information
- is able to use spreadsheet (e.g. Excel) in an effective and versatile manner for the storage, analysis and presentation of data
- knows how to validate the correctness of data
- knows how to choose and use statistically correct methods to meet various objectives "
1
3    3 cr
NM13NA03

Mathematics



"The student:
- understands that independent work, focusing and accuracy constitute the conditions for learning
- understands that it is important to cooperate and to be sensitive for different angles of approach and to take them into consideration
- knows how to solve mathematical problems
- is able to apply the trigonometry of a right-angled triangle
- is able to solve polynomial equations and interpret polynomial functions graphically
- is able to represent and calculate by using arithmetic and geometric series
- understands how scientific phenomena can be described by using mathematical functions and models
- knows how to use basic logarithm rules in order to solve exponential equations
- understands the reasons to use and possibilities gained by using logarithm and exponential functions
- is familiar with the concepts of limit, differential coefficient and integral and knows how to apply rules for simple functions
"
1
3    3 cr
NM13BG     6 cr
NM13BG01

Botany



"The student:
- is familiar with the structure of a plant and how it functions
- is familiar with the central plant physiological functions, e.g. photosynthesis and respiration
- understands the basics of plant classification and knows how literature is used in the identification of plants"
1
3    3 cr
NM13BG02

Ecology



"The student:
- is familiar with nature, ecology and the most important processes in the most common ecosystems
- is familiar with the meaning of the concept ecosystem services
- is able to explain the dynamics in natural and man-affected ecosystems
- possesses the ecological knowledge basis required in other vocational studies"
1
 3   3 cr
NM13UM     6 cr
NM13UM01

Research Methodology



"The student:
- knows the fundamentals of the theory of science
- is able to describe and apply relevant research methods
- knows how to make a plan for a scientific thesis
- knows how to document and communicate his/her research findings
- knows how to search for information from various sources
- knows how to compile information in accordance to established scientific practices
- understands the aim of a degree thesis and the requirements placed on it"
1
  3  3 cr
NM13UM02

Statistics



"The student
- understands the need for statistics as a tool for analysing information
- masters the most basic statistical concepts
- understands the importance of a correct sampling procedure in the collection of data
- knows how to perform hypothesis testing
- understands the importance of complying with the terms and conditions of statistical tests
- has a good command of the most important statistical macros and functions of the spreadsheet program MS Excel and is familiar with the possibility of using important statistical software
- knows how to interpret and present the results of an analysis "
1
  3  3 cr
NM13LS 36  9 cr
NM13LS01

Community Planning



"The student:
- understands the need of community planning
- is familiar with the Finnish planning system
- is familiar with the frame of reference for the legislation and contributory organizations of community planning
- is familiar with the contents of the various plans (landscape, master and detailed plans) and their legal consequences
- knows how to account for the planning process in a munincipality"
1
 3   3 cr
NM13LS02

Landscape management



"The student:
- knows how to assess ecological, aesthetic and economic values
- is able to understand the cultural values of landscape
- learns how to communicate with and understand the active parties within the natural resources and environmental sector
- knows how to administer areas with landscape values (planning and management)"
  6  6 cr
NM13NE     15 cr
NM13NE01

Accounting



The student:
- is familiar with the principles of good accounting ethics
- knows the basics of accounting
- is familiar with the demands for tax accounting
- is acquainted with the demands on the employer to register, pay VAT and sign required insurances
- is able to assess the accounts of the company and their impact on the strategy of the company
1
 3   3 cr
NM13NE02

Management Accounting



The student:
- is familiar with the overall purpose of management accounting
- is able to assess and evaluate cost-benefit analysis of a company
- understands the importance of using business ratios in evaluating the company
- is familiar with risk assessment
- knows how to set up an appropriate budget
- knows how to determine the correct price on goods and services
- is familiar with tendering and invoicing procedures
1
 3   3 cr
NM13NE03

Marketing and Sales



The student:
- is aware of the importance of marketing in creating a network of customer relations
- can do a market analysis and set up a purposeful marketing strategy
- understands the potential of different marketing channels
- knows how to evaluate the marketing process and adjust it to the correct category of customers
- understands how to adapt the sales process to suit the company profile
 3   3 cr
NM13NE04

Leadership in Practice



The student:
- knows the demands on the leadership in order to manage a growing enterprise
- is familiar with different leadership styles and can evaluate and develop his/her own leadership profile
- is able to take into account how goals, motivation and conflicts impact team interaction
- is aware of the responsibility and obligations of the employer
1
  3  3 cr
NM13NE05

Start your own company



The student:
- is aware of the possibilities for self-employment by starting his/her own business
- is familiar with the financial support instruments available for starting a business
- knows what applications and permits are required for the business
- knows the main differences between various company forms
- knows how to make a business plan based on a business idea
-can assess different financial alternatives
- is acquainted with business networks and support organizations within a certain market area
- knows how to evaluate the market and competition situation in his/her own line of business
1
   3 3 cr
Yrk

Professional studies

120 cr
NM13TF     6 cr
NM13TF01

Chemical wood processing



"The student:
- understands the importance of chemistry for the processes within forest industry
- is able to describe how mechanical pulp is produced
- is able to describe different methods for chemical wood pulp production
- understands the connection between the quality of the raw material and the quality of the mechanical and chemical pulps (quality of assortments and storage)
- is familiar with the main principles regarding the most common bleaching methods
- is able to account for the main principles regarding the production of the most important paper and paperboard types
- understands the connection between the quality of the raw material and the characteristics of different paper types
- knows how environmental control is taken into account in connection with chemical wood processing
- is familiar with the research and product development within chemical wood processing
"
1
  3  3 cr
NM13TF02

Mechanical wood processing



"The student:
- is able to explain the structure and characteristics of wood as a material
- is able to describe the main principles in the production processes within lumber industry, plywood industry and other board industry
- understands the connection between raw materials and products
- is able to describe methods for drying sawn logs and understands their effect on the quality of sawn logs
- is familiar with the most important methods for wood modification
"
1
 3   3 cr
NM13SK     42 cr
NM13BK01

Forest site types and dendrology



"The student:
- knows how to identify plants for forest type classification
- is able to identify the most important Finnish trees and shrubs"
1
3    3 cr
NM13SK01

Brushing techniques



"The student:
- is able to perform brushing by using a brushsaw according to given instructions while observing occupational safety regulations
- is able to perform basic maintenance of the brushsaw"
1
3    3 cr
NM13SK02

Forest damages and care for the environmental consideration



"The student:
- has knowledge of the most common forest damages
- knows how forest damages are avoided and controlled
- is able to identify the most common forest pests
- identifies important habitats in accordance with the Forest Act
- identifies environments which require care in accordance with requirements set by the Nature Conservation Act and certification requirements"
1
3    3 cr
NM13SK03

Stand management



The student:
is able to plan how clearings skould be carried out knows how to calculate costs for clearings knows how silvicultural maesures affect the further development in stands understands how to choose different methods of thinnings in different types of stands recognizes the needs of thinnings and the strenght of thinnings knows how the quality of performed thinnings is evaluated is able to plan and perform pruning knows the main principles of fertilization measures in forests knows the possibilities to gain economical subsidiries (?) in silviculture
1
3    3 cr
NM13SK04

Forest regeneration



"The student:
- knows how to assess and motivate the need of regeneration
- knows how to choose the correct regeneration method considering the biological, ecological and economic factors
- is familiar with the importance of soil preparation for timber production and is able to choose the correct soil preparation method
- knows how to plan, perform and manage forest planting
- knows how to assess the need of and plan silviculture in young stands
- knows how to apply forest-related acts and directives related to the establishment of a young stand
- is familiar with the genetic basics, aims, objects and methods of forest tree breeding
- is familiar with the functions related to the production of processed material and organizations active in forest tree breeding and understands the effect of genetical improvement on the practical forest regeneration
- is familiar with the classification of seed as well as measures related to seed acquisition
- knows how to compare plant species and types, measures related to their cultivation and quality requirements
- is familiar with laws, decrees, directives and regulations related to the production, trade and distribution of cultivation material
"
1
6    6 cr
NM13VÄ01

Pedology



"The student:
- is familiar with the most common soil and earth types in Finland and their formation
- knows how the ice age affected geology in Fenno-Scandinavia
- knows what effects the type of earth has on the characteristics of the soil
- is familiar with the circulation of nutrients
- knows how water moves in the soil
- understands how the buffer capacity of soil functions"
1
3    3 cr
NM13SK05

Peatlands



"The student:
- is familiar with the geological and ecological formation processes of peatlands
- is familiar with the classification system for peatlands in natural state
- is able to take into account how drainage (ditching) affects the wetland ecosystem
- knows how to assess the drainage capability of peatland and is able to plan ditching in forests
- is able to apply measures for water protection in ditching
- understands the changing nutrient conditions of peatlands and peat bogs
- understands the sustainability dimensions of peatlands
- is able to give management instructions regarding the use of peat bogs
"
1
 6   6 cr
NM13SK06

Economics of timber production



"The student:
- understands forest as a form of capital property
- is familiar with the methods used when comparing the financial profitability of forest management measures and investments
- understands the financial basis for forest management directions
- understands the difference between production and yield
- is able to determine the optimal rotation period of a growing stock
- is familiar with the methods used in cost calculation
- is able to assess the profitability of acquisition of various forestry assets by using cost calculation
"
1
  3  3 cr
NM13SK07

Forest and nature conservation



"The student:
- knows how to explain the background and development of forest and nature conservation
- is able to describe the methods used in protecting the biodiversity of nature in productiive forests
- is able to identify especially important habitats in accordance with the Forest Act
- knows how to identify forested nature types mentioned in the Nature Conservation Act
- knows how to identify habitats protected by forest certification
- is able to combine general conservation methods with normal forest management
- is able to identify permanent ancient remains in the forests
- is able to observe forest and nature conservation in connection with felling of energy wood
- is able to observe water protection requirements in the planning of all measures
"
1
   3 3 cr
NM13SK08

Advanced timber production



"The student:
- is able to assess the needs, possibilities and effects of applied regeneration methods on the basis of versatile expert knowledge
- knows how to plan management and protection measures in such a way that the risk for diseases and pests is minimized
- is familiar with the risks connected to damages caused by storms and how these can be prevented
- is able to determine the effects of and differences between different management alternatives during the various phases of the rotation period
- knows how to plan a management programme for forest stands and perform councelling to forest owners
- is familiar with how management measures affect water resources (water protection in connection with t.e. ground preparation)"
1
   3 3 cr
NM13SK09

Timber production in coastal regions



"The student:
- is familiar with the regional differences in forestry in the different parts of Swedish-speaking Finland
- is familiar with the methods of and conditions for the cultivation of hardwood forests and special assortments
- knows how to identify the most common foreign treespecies and their production conditions
- is able to councel forest owners on pruning
- knows how forest fertilization, forest revitalization and och ash recycling can be used to increase the growth in a forest stand
- is able to combine the production of timber with the production of energy wood and understands how this affects nutrition balance
- knows how to perform controls of forest management measures"
1
   3 3 cr
NM13SK10

Forest taxation and forest regeneration



"The student:
- knows how to take forms of economical support into account regarding forest management measures
- knows how to fill in a tax return form for a forest real estate and perform councelling according to the taxation of forests
- is familiar with the compensation grounds regarding damages caused by licensed game"
1
   3 3 cr
NM13VA     30 cr
NM13VA01

Felling techniques



"The student:
- knows how to carry out motor-manual felling in a safe manner
- is able to observe log quality requirements in the bucking processg of timber
- is able to perform basic maintenance on a power saw
- knows how wood procurement on a small scale is planned and carried out"
1
3    3 cr
NM13VA02

Timber trade



"The student:
- knows how the timber and energy wood market functions
- knows how the laws and regulations which steer timber trade work and is familiar with the central contract-related issues
- knows how to account for the stages of timber trade
- is able to carry out a tender process
- is familiar with the price formation for standing timber and for timber delivered to road side and for special timber
- knows how to price timber and energy wood"
1
 3   3 cr
NM13VA03

Timber logging



"The student:
- knows how to plan markings for cutting on the basis of the terrain and capacity as well as water conservation aspects
- is able to take into account relics, ancient remains, habitats and endangered species
- knows how to observe certification criteria when planning markings for cuttings and performing logging
- is familiar with the methods used for the logging of timber and energy wood
- knows how to plan and manage logging
- is familiar with how logging of storm wood is carried out
- knows how to plan storage of timber and energy wood in connection with long-distance hauling
- is familiar with the cost structure of logging
- is familiar with occupational safety and agreement issues
- knows how wages are calculated for lumberjacks and machinery operators
- is familiar with different forms of area entrepreneurship
- knows how to perform quality inspections on logging work and on the accuracy of the harvester measurement
"
1
 3   3 cr
NM13VA04

Timber transport and logistics



"The student:
- understands the importance of logistics in the entire timber procurement chain
- understand the importance of infrastructure for the Finnish forest industry
- has basic knowledge of road construction
- knows how to plan maintenance and repairing of forest roads
- is familiar with the methods used for the long-distance hauling of timber and energy wood
- knows how to manage transport of timber and energy wood
- understands the importance of information systems in the management of transports
- understands how route optimization is used in order to achieve cost savings
- is familiar with the legislation and the agreements forming the framework for transports within the field of forestry
- knows what timber transport rates consist of
- is familiar with how transports with barges and vessels are arranged
"
 3   3 cr
NM13VA05

Timber mensuration and storage



"The student:
- understands the importance of timber mensuration as a part of the procurement chain
- is familiar with the laws and decrees which form the framework for the mensuration of timber and energy wood
- is familiar with the methods used for the mensuring of timber and energy wood
- is able to apply different methods for the mensuring of timber and energy wood
- knows how to store timber and energy wood in the various phases of procurement chain on the basis of the requirements on the characteristics and freshness of raw material
- is able to observe the requirements that the insect protection act places on the storage of timber
- is familiar with the methods for lengthening the storage time of timber
- is familiar with the risks connected with the storage of timber and energy wood
- understands the importance of storage costs in th chain of the procurement
"
 3   3 cr
NM13VA06

Operative planning methods



"The student:
- understands the time-related dimension of operative planning, its objectives and relation to economics, logistics and decision-making
- is familiar with the methods for the planning of aim-oriented operational operations
- is familiar with numerical optimization methods
- knows how to formulate and solve linear optimization problems
- understands the needs that forest organizations have for a decision basis for the effective steering of activities
"
  3  3 cr
NM13VA07

Forest machinery 1



"The student:
- is familiar with the basic functioning principles of forest machines
- understands the connection between ground pressure and trace formation
- has knowledge of the technology related to forest machinery and other logging equipment
- knows how to drive a forest machine in the terrain"
  3  3 cr
NM13VA08

Forest machinery 2



"The student:
- is familiar with the development of forest machines
- knows how to calculate rates for the use of forest machinery
- knows how to calculate the profitability of a guillotine cutter and a forwarder
- is familiar with how data is sent to and from forest machinery
- understands the connection between matrices, trunk profile and bucking
- is familiar with which oil and firefighting equipment must be available when logging
- is able to choose appropriate logging equipment on the basis of the characteristics of the stand and measures
"
1
 3   3 cr
NM13VA09

International timber procurement



"The student:
- is familiar with trends within forest industry on the global scale and how these trends affect forestry in the Nordic countries
- knows how the forestry sector is structured in another Nordic country"
  3  3 cr
NM13VA10

Advanced timber procurement



"The student:
- knows how client needs steer the strategic support planning and in that way timber procurement
- is familiar with the importance of import and export for forest industry and their effect on the national timber market
- understands how strategic support plans are used as the basis for the tactical and operative planning
- is familiar with how information systems are used by timber procurement organizations
- is familiar with the importance of management systems and certifications for timber procurement organizations
- is familiar with the methods that timber procurement organizations use in order to procure timber
"
   3 3 cr
NM13SI     12 cr
NM13GI01

Map skills



"The student:
- knows how to read and interpret information from a map
- knows how to move in the terrain and locate objects by using a map
- is familiar with the geometric characteristics of maps
- knows how to combine map generalization and reality
- is able to assess his/her own physical and knowledge-related limitations and create a positive attitude to self-improvement "
1
 3   3 cr
NM13SI01

Forest mensuration 1



"The student:
- knows how to measure trees, growing stands and growth
- knows how to obtain volumes for individual trees and stands with the help of tables
- is familiar with the definitions for various development classes and is able to identify these in the terrain
- knows the development of growing stands during the entire rotation period"
1
3    3 cr
NM13SI02

Forest mensuration 2



"The student:
- knows how to measure increment regarding individual trees and stands
- knows how to perform calculations of growth
- knows how to perform analysis of trunks/stems
- knows how to interpret the results of the analysis of trunks/stems
- is familiar with the pros and cons of different inventory methods
- is able to plan and carry out a line-inventory
- knows how to calculate results of an inventory
- knows how to carry out measures for competitions according to forest mensurations"
1
 3   3 cr
NM13SI03

Inventory methods



"The student:
- is familiar with the design of the most common inventory methods suitable for the inventory of natural resources
- knows how to assess the accuracy of inventory methods and adjust the sampling design for the purpose in a controlled way
- knows how to use geographic assisting data in the production of new information in a versatile manner"
1
   3 3 cr
NM13NF     30 cr
NM13LP02

GIS analysis



"The student:
- is familiar with the methods of data gathering and processing data for GIS analyses
- knows how to analyse vector- or screen-based environmental data by using ArcGIS
- knows how to visualize geographic information in an efficient way and make use of webbased methods for the spreading further of the information "
1
  3  3 cr
NM13TT05

Bioenergy



"The student:
- is familiar with the different ways to arrange energy technology taking alternative systems and locally produced energy into account
- knows how to make financial calculations in order to determine the profitability of energy-saving measures, production and the use of renewable energy
- knows how to assess the effect of different energy forms on carbon dioxide emissions
"
1
 3   3 cr
NM13BK02

Game preservation and multipurpose forestry



"The student:
- is familiar with different multipurpose functions and understands their importance as a part of the use of natural resources
- is familiar with different forms of game preservation and hunting
- knows what the right of common access allows as well as its importance on a national scale
- knows how to assess management needs and plan management measures on the basis of multipurpose aspects
- knows how to observe multipurpose aspects and esthetics in connection with management measures"
  3  3 cr
NM13NF01

Forest organizations



"The student:
- is able to explain how forests have been used earlier in Finland
- knows how to describe the development of management, logging and transport methods
- understands the connection between the origins and development of forest industry and how forests are utilized during various periods of time
- knows how to account for forest ownership in former times and now
- understand the objectives of the activities within different forest organizations
- is familiar with the collaboration between different organizations and parties within forest sector
- is familiar with forest politics in Finland and in the EU"
1
  3  3 cr
NM13NF02

Methods and systems of forest planning



"The student:
- understands the need of tactical and strategic planning of natural resources
- is familiar with the historical development and future visions of forestry
- is familiar with the most common methods regarding cost-effective planning
- is familiar with the methods for the gathering and analysis of geographic data
- is able to account for how the sustainability principles of forestry can and should be taken into account in forest planning
- is familiar with the methods used in mapping out the objectives of the forest owner and knows how to assess how these affect the planning "
1
 3   3 cr
NM13NF03

Forest plan



"The student:
- knows how to observe the different aims of sustainability when planning natural resources management
- knows how to utilize available information and technical aids for a cost-effective representation of forest plans
- is able to present a tactic-strategic forest plan taking into consideration the objectives of the forest owner and the society
- understands the importance of a forest plan as a control instrument for guidance and decision-making
- knows how to present and motivate the contents and applicability of the plan "
1
  6  6 cr
NM13LF02

Property law and real estate assessment



"The student:
- has knowledge of the regulations which regulate real estates
- is familiar with the legislation on real estates
- is familiar with the requirements on real estate deals
- is familiar with registration authorities and experts
- has knowledge of how real estates are formed
- is familiar with different forms of ownership
- has knowledge of the administration of private roads

Student studying for a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources in Agriculture know how to evaluate farm real estates and forestry students know how to evaluate forest "
1
   3 3 cr
NM13NF04

Production strategies



"The student:
- is familiar with the national and regional objectives and guiding outlines of forestry
- is able to perform thorough production strategic calculations for the optimization of the result of forest real estate
- is familiar with how socio-economic objectives can be taken into account in the planning
- is able to assess how the sustainability requirements of the activities should be observed in the presentation of the tactical and strategic action plan
- knows how to explain increased values of planning in effective management of natural resources"
   6 6 cr
Val

Elective studies

12 cr
Pra

Internship

30 cr
69123 30 cr
Lär

Degree thesis

15 cr
   15 15 cr


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