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Introduction

DEPARTMENT OF FOREST ENGINEERING

The aim of the Forest Engineering Department is to maintain an contemporary education and training having national and international attributes, to train unique individuals who providing sustainable management of forest resources, interpreting and thinking events as multidimensional, having high scientific ethic values and taking social responsibility, and to provide contribution to universal science and application by developing scientific research. Department of Forest Engineering consists of the following subdivisions of major scientific fields and disciplines: Forest Botany, Forest Management, Forest Economics, Silviculture, Forest Entomology and Protection, Forest Construction and Transportation, Land Surveying and Cadastre, Forest Policy, Forest Law, Soil Science and Ecology, Watershed Management.

The Forest Engineering department is continuing its educational programs at B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Currently the department has 7 professors, 5 associate professors, 12 assistant professors, 1 lecturer, 3 research assistants.

Bartın Faculty of Forestry was established in 1992 and its Forest Engineering Department took part students first time in 1993 and gave its first graduates in 1997. Has a history of nearly 20 years. During this period, a total of 771 students graduated as an engineer in the forest. Currently, totally 426 students including 126 girls and 300 boys are studying. Also MSc education in 1994 and PhD education in 1995 started.

The undergraduate program in Forest Engineering covers four academic years. Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) is awarded by the Faculty of Forestry after finishing this program. Mathematics, basic sciences, computer sciences and engineering sciences courses have been given to students in first two-year of four-year undergraduate program. After then, the courses are about professional forestry sciences and application of particular forest engineering fields, law, economics and communication with foreign language. Minimum professional requirements, both biological and forest engineering aspects, are met by the core of required compulsory courses within the fixed curriculum. In addition to compulsory courses, students have to choose one of the elective courses. A prerequisite course is a course, which a student must pass before being allowed to take a determined course. Students must attend theoretical classes and practices (50%) and examinations. Students attendance is followed by the instructor concerned. Besides, the students with satisfactory grade averages who like to specialize in a particular aspect of forestry may enter the graduate school for the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree.

During the eight semesters for undergraduate program, the students are required to take a total course load of 240 ECTS credits of Bartın University. In addition, the student forgraduation must be made ​​40 days in practice a successful internship. Also the student's Graduation Project is a project study and prepare at the end of this operation to make an oralpresentation of the thesis (the 7th or 8th semester) are required. One academic year consists of two 15-week semesters excluding registration and final examination periods. Students who complete the undergraduate educational program successfully get “Forest Engineer” degree (Bachelor’s degree).

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