forest science, forestry

Forestry, Ecological Conservation, Forest Science bachelor degree courses at undergrad bachelor, postgraduate master, PhD doctorate research degree levels at universities in Australia in the list below. 

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  • Information about bachelor, master, doctorate ( PhD) degree programs and graduate diplomas are available in faculty pages in the list below.

Typical  admission requirements for Forest Science &  Forestry :

  • Biology and/or Chemistry, English proficiency

Victoria : VIC

New South Wales : NSW  

  • Forest Science at SCU
  • Marine, Environmental, Forest Science and Management at Southern Cross : SCU


Queensland : QLD


South Australia : SA

Australian Capital Territory : ACT

  • Bach of Science, Forestry studies at Australian National University : ANU

Typical activities

  • manage forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits
  • apply  fertilisers, insecticides and herbicides to individual trees and general forest areas
  • maintain look-out for fires in forests
  • prepare plans for reafforestation
  • study the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on forest production
  • study the environmental factors affecting growth and health of forest trees
  • gather  seeds, and cultivate and plant seedlings for reafforestation
  •  study the propagation and culture of forest trees, effects of thinning on forest yields
  • destroy weeds, felling and de-barking non-productive trees and thinning young plantations
  • remove major branches and tree tops, trimming branches and sawing trunks into logs
  • plan felling of trees and determine natural and intended fall of each tree