Program: Forest and Environmental Sciences - Bachelor Level (B.sc.)

The basic data for the study program

Name of study programme

Forest and Environmental Sciences

 

Level of qualification according to NQF

(with abbreviations BA, MA, PhD, doctorate programme, university course, certificate or professional diploma)

Bsc (Bachelor of Science)

 

Academic degree or name of the diploma, spelled out in full and in abbreviated form

Bachelor of Forest and Environmental Sciences(Bsc. Forest and Environ.)

 

Area of study according to the Erasmus Subject Area Codes (ESAC)

01.6

 

Profile of the academic programme (specialisation)

Life Sciences (Forestry Science)

 

Target group

 

 

Minimum period of study

3 years

 

Form of studies (full time, part time, distance learning etc.)

Full time

 

Number of ECTS credits (total and per year)

180 ECTS or 60 ECTS/year

 

Module /Subject (titles)

Mathematics

General and Organic Chemistry 1&2

Plant Biology

Animal Biology

Physics

Systematic and Forest Botany

Forest Pedology

Basic Informatics

English Language

Silviculture 1

Forest Chemistry

Forest Genetics

Dendrometry

Meteorology

Sylviculture 2

Forest Pathology

Forest Entomology

Agroferstry

Mechanics and Forestry Mechanization

Plant Ecology and Geobotany

Forest Resource Administration and Policy

Forest Ergonomics

Forest Revitalization

GIS for landscape analysis

Elements of Economics

Environmental and Forest Law

Forest Management Planning

Forest Protection from Fire

B.Sc. Thesis

 

Selective subjects:

Forest Products

Ecological Microbiology

Plant Production

Engineering Forest Infrastructure

Forest Phytosociology

Environmental Monitoring

Forest harvesting

Game management

Forest Hydrology

Practical course (work)

Number of study places

50

 

Person in charge for the study programme

Dr. Bekim Gashi

Dr. Eleza Krasniqi

Dr. Rame Vataj

 

Permanent scientific/artistic personnel (number per staff category)

1 - full professor (Prof. Dr.)

1 - associate professor (Prof. Asoc. Dr.)

3 - assistant professor (Prof. Ass. Dr.)

 

Tuition fees

50 euro / academic year

 

Forests are a separate living space, they help establish the ecological balance and, at the same time, provide the human population with a basic source of recuperation, as well as numerous benefits intangible. Sustainable development is not possible without forestry professionals. Almost 60% of Kosovo's territory is covered by forests, which is not so common in Europe and is an excellent opportunity for development, since scarce natural resources and to their sustainable management. The study program qualifies students to work in forest ecosystems in accordance with modern principles close to nature, and sustainable management. Such a scheme requires the connection between environmental, economic and technical sciences. It requires knowledge of forest ecosystems, social aspects of forest management, different techniques and technologies used in forest management and familiarity with modern methodological tools. One advantage of the study program is specifically on individual practice and work environment.

University Ukshin Hoti in Prizren has the necessary basis for the drafting and implementation of this study program, because the advantage of this proposed curriculum for accreditation, based on the trends of contemporary development in the field of science of forest, while the geographical position of region Prizren is close to National Park "Malet e Sharrit" makes this program even easier to implement in practice on the one hand, while on the other hand is also special program study because no other university in Kosovo does not offer study program Forestry Sciences.

Graduates may find employment in the public forest service enterprises, organizations of wildlife management and nature protection, economic organizations and schools (secondary and higher education). More and more opportunities are provided by self-employment - independent entrepreneur (initial processing of wood, creating forests, timber trading, fruit trees, ornamental wood production, ecotourism, private consulting agencies in forestry, biological engineering, spatial planning management of mountain areas). Due to large forest areas and their importance in Kosovo, the demand for forest professionals in administration, and governmental and non-governmental organizations dealing with the protection of nature, is growing.

A significant number of graduates can be employed in private enterprise, such as greenhouses for commercial production (production of fruit and ornamental plants), but also in laboratories relevant to the area.

 

International comparability of the academic program

Faculty: of Life and Environmental Sciences

 

Title of the study program: Forest and Environmental Sciences

Number of ECTS credit points for the proposed study programme: 180

European university study program which can be compared to the first cycle programme of the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences (University #1 means the University with which the programs of study are compatible up to 80% and University #2 means University with which there is similarity)².

 

 

University Ukshin Hoti,  Prizren

University  #1

 

University  #2

Name of University

University Ukshin Hoti

 

Università Politecnica delle Marche

(Ancona, Italy).

2Università degli Studi di Palermo

(Palermo, Italy).

3University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Faculty

Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Agriculture

2Scienze Agrarie e Forestali

3Biotechnical Faculty

Study program

Forest and Environmental Sciences

Forest and Environmental Sciences

2Forest and Environmental Sciences

3Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources

% of compatibility

 

About 80%

2About 80%

3About 20%

²See attached to the Self-assessment Report copies of the Programs from the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Università degli Studi di Palermo dhe University of Ljubljana.

Forestry is the profession, science and skill of managing and preserving the forest ecosystems for the permanent benefit of society, the environment, and the economy. Therefore, the objective of undergraduate study of forestry trains students to manage forest ecosystems from a biological-environmental, technical and economic point of view.

The main goal of the program is to provide education in the bachelor level for forestry. Due to large forest areas and their importance in Kosovo, the demand for forest professionals in administration, and governmental and non-governmental organizations dealing with the protection of nature, is growing. Basic knowledge in natural sciences, together with their application in forestry, will provide the necessary education to the labor market requirements needed in forestry and in different professional skills, and will enable students to continue their studies in the second cycle program - Master.

Studies in this program are of the BA level (3 years), with a total of 6 semesters of 30 ECTS each, a total of 180 ECTS.

Upon successful completion of studies, the candidate receives the title: Bachelor in Forest and Environmental Sciences.

Curricula – Study plane

 

Program: Forest and Environmental Sciences – Bachelor (Bsc)

Year I

Semester I

Hours/week

No

O/S

Subject

L

E

ECTS

Teachers

1.

O

Mathematics

3

2

6

2.

O

General and Organic Chemistry 1

3

2

6

3.

O

Plant Biology

3

2

6

4.

O

Animal Biology

3

2

6

5.

O

Physics

3

2

6

Total

30

Semester II

No

O/S

Subject

L

E

ECTS

Teachers

1.

O

Systematic and Forest Botany

3

2

6

2.

O

General and Organic Chemistry 2

3

2

6

3.

O

Forest Pedology

2

2

5

4

O

Basic Informatics

2

2

5

5.

O

English Language

2

2

5

6.

S

Selective subjects

3

Total

30

Year II

Semester III

No

O/S

Subject

L

E

ECTS

Teachers

1.

O

Sylviculture 1

3

2

6

2.

O

Forest Chemistry

3

2

6

3.

O

Forest Genetics

3

2

6

4.

O

Dendrometry

3

2

6

5.

O

Meteorology

3

2

6

Total

30

Semester IV

No

O/S

Subject

L

E

ECTS

Teachers

1.

O

Sylviculture 2

3

2

6

2.

O

Forest Pathology

2

2

5

3.

O

Forest Entomology

2

2

5

4.

O

Agroforestry

3

2

6

5.

O

Mechanics and Forestry Mechanization

2

2

5

6.

S

Selective subjects

3

Total

30

Year III

Semester V

No

O/S

Subject

L

E

ECTS

Teachers

1.

O

Plant Ecology and Geobotany

3

2

6

2.

O

Forest Resource Administration and Policy

3

2

6

3.

O

Forest Ergonomics

3

2

6

4.

O

Forest Revitalization

3

2

6

5.

O

GIS for landscape analysis

3

2

6

Total

30

Semester VI

No

O/S

Subject

L

E

ECTS

Teachers

1.

O

Elements of Economics

2

2

5

2.

O

Environmental and Forest Law

3

2

6

3.

O

Forest ManagementPlanning

3

2

6

4.

O

Forest Protection from Fire

3

2

6

5.

S

Practice or/and Selective subjects

3

6.

O

B.Sc. Thesis

4

Total

30

Elective subjects

Hours/Week

No

Stat.

Subject

L

E

ECTS

Teachers

1.

S

Forest Products

2

1

3

2.

S

Ecological Microbiology

2

1

3

3.

S

Plant Production

2

1

3

4.

S

Engineering Forest Infrastructure

2

1

3

5.

S

Forest Phytosociology

2

1

3

6.

S

Environmental Monitoring

2

1

3

7.

S

Forest harvesting

2

1

3

8.

S

Game management

2

1

3

9.

S

Forest Hydrology

2

1

3

10

S

Practical course (work)

2 weeks (80 hours)

3

Coordinator of study program

Abbreviations: L – Lecture; E – Exercise/laboratory; O – Obligate subject; S – Selective subject

*Recommendation for first year

**Recommendation for second year

***Recommendation for third year

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