Doctor of Forest Science

Course 020AA (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Research Higher Degree
Duration & Credit Points: Duration and Credit Points not applicable for this course.


Prof. Richard Roush



Melbourne School of Land & Environment

Phone: 03 8344 0276



Course Overview:

A candidate whose work, in the opinion of the examiners, includes a substantial and original contribution to Forest Science; and is of such a standard as to give the candidate authoritative standing in the field of the candidate's study; and who has fulfilled the prescribed conditions; may be admitted to the degree of Doctor of Forest Science.

A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Forest Science must be a graduate, of not less than five years' standing since qualifying for the degree, who has completed either:

  • a bachelor of Forest Science; or
  • a bachelor degree (recognized by the faculty pursuant to Statute 11.1.6 as appropriate for the purposes of this regulation) such that he or she has had adequate scientific training relating to a field of Forestry;

and either -

  • is a member of the academic staff of the University of at least two years' standing; or
  • has had, in the opinion of the faculty, a substantial association with a University.
  • The School must appoint a perusal committee to determine whether the subject matter of the work presented falls within the scope of Forest Science and, if so, whether, in general terms, the quality and quantity of the work presented justifies submitting the work to assessment.
Objectives: Please refer to the course overview
Course Structure & Available Subjects: Please refer to the course overview
Entry Requirements: Please refer to the course overview
Core Participation Requirements:

Please refer to the course overview

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Graduate Attributes: Please refer to the course overview
Generic Skills: Please refer to the course overview

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