single degree

Master of Forestry

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

MF
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Forestry Studies - general
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Forestry Studies - general

Forestry encompasses the management of natural forests and woodlands, plantations and agroforestry through the practical application of scientific, economic and social principles. Sustainable management of forest resources requires both short-term management of variability and the ability to plan for the long-term sustainability of forest ecosystems. The Master of Forestry offers a flexible program of advanced learning to develop your knowledge and skills in forestry and the forest sciences and their relationship to other land management disciplines. The broad scope of the program reflects the diversity of perspectives needed for effective forest resource management, and the choice of courses within forestry sub-disciplines develops your knowledge in either the science and methods or policy and management aspects of forestry.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate expert specialist knowledge and cognitive skills across a broad range of contemporary issues and challenges in forestry and forest sciences
  2. Independently apply their knowledge and understanding of complex information and their analytical abilities to a range of problems, concepts and theories concerning forestry and forest sciences
  3. Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding of forest science, methods, policy and management to a diversity of stakeholders

Further Information

Students have the option of applying to transfer to the Master of Forestry (Adv) and undertaking a 48 unit research project if they satisfy the following requirements:

• achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework

• have the approval of an identified supervisor, and 

• have completed compulsory courses in the Master XXX(Advanced) 

 

Students who have completed 48 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Diploma of Science.

 

Students who have completed 24 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Certificate of Science.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

 

Cognate disciplines

Ecology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Natural Resource Economics, Natural Resource Management, Resource Management

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$32,256.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$42,960.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Forestry requires the completion of 96 units, of which:

A minimum of 24 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses.

The 96 units of courses must consist of:

12 units from completion of ENVS8105 Forestry Research Essay

A minimum of 6 units from completion of Forest Policy courses from the following list:

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders
ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law
ENVS6528 Environmental Policy
ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

A minimum of 6 units from completion of Forest Management courses from the following list:

ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes
ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management
ENVS6514 Ecological Assessment and Management
ENVS6555 Water Management

A minimum of 6 units from completion of Forest Science courses from the following list:

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation
ENVS6201 Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology
ENVS6218 Environmental Science Field School
ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment

A minimum of 6 units from completion of Research Methods courses from the following list:

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis
ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action
ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research
ENVS6202 Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring

Either:

Forest Policy and Management

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes
ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development
EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making
EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions
EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics
ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change
ENVS6020 Human Ecology
ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders
ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy
ENVS6108 Sustainable Development
ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems
ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy
ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law
ENVS6555 Water Management
ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction
ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society
LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law
LAWS8280 Biodiversity Law and Policy

Or:

Forest Science and Methods

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS6202 Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring
ENVS6514 Ecological Assessment and Management

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation
ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes
ENVS6201 Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology
ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BIOL6003 Plant Physiological Ecology
BIOL6206 Evolution of Biodiversity
ENVS6014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability
ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis
ENVS6022 Water Science
ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action
ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research
ENVS6204 Weather, Climate and Fire
ENVS6218 Environmental Science Field School
ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems
ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management
ENVS6311 Severe Weather
ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law
ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science
ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society

Students must complete a minimum of 48 units in order to commence ENVS8105 Forestry Research Essay

A course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.

Academic Advice

The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).

Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.

To book an appointment you can:

Email: fses.coursework.enquiries@anu.edu.au

Phone: 02 6125 4499

Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new students. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.

Further enrolment information can also be found here.

An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here.

Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.

If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email science.enquiries@anu.edu.au 

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact Fenner School at fses.coursework.enquiries@anu.edu.au

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