Study Programmes 2017-2018
WARNING : 2016-2017 version of the course specifications
Duration :
8h Th, 16h Pr
Number of credits :
Master in forests and natural areas engineering (120 ECTS)2
Lecturer :
Philippe Lejeune
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
Presentation of main forest harvesting systems used throughout the world. Attention is paid to - interaction between environment constraints and equipments; - improvement of wood supply chain (new technologies); - safety measures in forest harvesting. 1. Introduction 2. Harvesting systems and methods 3. Harvesting equipments 4. Harvesting productivity and costing 5. Forest roads
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
After completing the course the student is expected to : - understand the concepts harvesting methods and harvesting systems; - be able to identify the factors affecting the selection of a harvesting system; - be able to recognize the most common equipments used in mechanized forest harvesting and to know their main functionalities; - be able to estimate the productivity and calculate the profitability of a forest harvesting system; - be able to set up safety concepts in forest harvesting operations (safety equipment, risk factors, ..).
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Basic knowledge in silviculture
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Lectures : 8 h Exercices : 4 h
Field practical session : 3h Personal assignment : 9 h
Recommended or required readings :
- The support of the lectures will be distributed through MyULG
- ARMEF [1993]. Manuel d'exploitation forestière (tome 1). ARMEF, CTBA, 442 p.
- ARMEF [1994]. Manuel d'exploitation forestière (tome 2). ARMEF, CTBA, 415 p.
Assessment methods and criteria :
- personnal report (50 %)
- written knowledge test (50 %)
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Lejeune, Philippe (Professeur) Forest and Nature Management 081 622296