Forest Engineering Option

The Forest Engineering option at Auburn is the only one of its kind in the South, has evolved through more than two decades of cooperation between Auburn's College of Engineering and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. Students enroll in the College of Engineering; the program is jointly supervised by the deans of engineering and forestry and is administered by the Department of Biosystems Engineering. Graduates are eligible for registration as Professional Engineers. Upon completion of a minor in forest resources, graduates may also become registered foresters. In addition to completing the full set of engineering fundamentals courses, forest engineering students obtain additional specialization in process engineering for forest products; structural design using engineered wood products; land and water conservation engineering; design of forest roads and transportation systems; and design of forest machine systems and mobile equipment. Students in the program also take courses in ecology, biology, silviculture, mensuration, economics, forest management, and forest operations. Education as both an engineer and a forester gives the forest engineer a broad selection of career opportunities.

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Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017