Forest Harvesting

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Forest Harvesting

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This seven week module covers the harvesting machinery and systems used in world forestry, with a special focus in Ireland. A prior knowledge of management, engineering and soils is required, as harvesting interacts closely with each of these. In addition to the coverage of the machinery and systems, a range of topics is discussed that make it possible to evaluate harvesting operations as an integral part of the overall management of forest resources. These topics include systems analysis, terrain analysis, time and motion study, machine costings, harvesting and the environment, ergonomics, and health and safety issues. The basic aspects of timber transportation is also covered in this module.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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