Honours Program - Forest Science

Major/Minor/Specialisation !BH-SCI-MAJ+1022 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


A/Prof Chris Walsh




The honours program in Forest Science comprises advanced coursework and an individual research project designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in solving problems. After successfully completing the program, students will be prepared to either enter the workforce pursuing a career in forest science and related environmental management industries; or pursue further research study through Masters or Doctor of philosophy degrees.

Admission requirements

In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisite.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Forest Science Honours Program should have acquired:

  • an understanding of the biology and diversity of forest ecosystems;
  • an understanding of Australian forest management and conservation;
  • the capacity to apply scientific knowledge to the definition, analysis and solution of problems in forestry, forest conservation, forest industry and related environmental issues;
  • an ability to design and conduct scientific enquiries;
  • essential skills in the acquisition and interpretation of forest data;
  • a capacity for the exchange, acquisition and dissemination of scientific and industry information and for technology transfer;
  • a capacity and motivation for continuing independent learning.

Structure & Available Subjects:


Students must complete 75 points of research


Students must complete 25 points of coursework

Subject Options:

Research Component

Students enrol in a total of 75 points of research project across the duration of the Honours program. This is achieved by enrolling in the following subject across two consecutive semesters to achieve a total 75 credit points:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Coursework Component

25 points of coursework including one of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Plus one of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2016
Not offered in 2016
Not offered in 2016

Or a level 3 or level 9 subject with approval of stream coordinator

Links to further information: http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/master-of-forest-ecosystem-science
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)

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