Study Programmes 2017-2018
WARNING : 2016-2017 version of the course specifications
Group project
Duration :
72h AUTR
Number of credits :
Master in forests and natural areas engineering (120 ECTS)6
Lecturer :
Hugues Claessens
Coordinator :
Hugues Claessens
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 :
The "Narture and Forest Management" project (NFM project) is conducted by a working team of 3 to 5 students assisted by a project superviser. 2 types of projects are proposed:
  • "applied" project similar to the job of a technical consultant;
  • "scientific" project conducting a scientific research supposed to lead to the drafting of a scientific paper.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
The aim of the project is to train the student on how to carry out a team project form the conception to the presentation of the results:
  • to arganize the work in groupe (soft skills for common decisions, working packages distribution, meetings, etc.)
  • to use the necessary skills acquired during the bioengineer course of study;
  • to present and defend its report face to an examining board.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
The project uses the hard skills acquired during the bioengineer courss. The necessary knowledge depends on the project requirements.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
The students conceive their project and realize it together with the support of their project supervisor.
Midway, they present a progress report containing the project context, the methodology, data, working organizing, expected results, etc. At the end, they produce a final report that is presented and defended face to an examining board.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Teaching by project
Recommended or required readings :
Depending on the projects
Assessment methods and criteria :
The evaluation is based on:
  • the evaluation of the project superviser, based on the quality of the final report and the team organizing and functioning;
  • the evaluation of the presentation of the final report and its discurssion with the examining board.
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