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1 Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry 1(6) Master s Degree Programme in Forestry and Environmental Engineering Degree requirements in Forest Ecology and Management Participating Universities in in Forestry and Environmental Engineering: UEF = University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu) UH = University of Helsinki PSU= Petrozavodsk State University SPFTA= Saint Petersburg State Forest-Technical Academy MSU = Moscow State University Courses at UH can be exchanged (both elective and others) with similar courses at another university. However, the exchange should be approved in advance by responsible professor. The internship should be done in line with the (it should have a crossboarder ingredient) and so should preferably the thesis. It is desirable that a co-supervisor for the thesis work is engaged from one of the Russian partners. MASTER S DEGREE, 120 credits All study lines GENERAL STUDIES, 18 cr credits timing (yr/period) Introductory course 5 1/I FOR210 Leadership and management 2 1/IV /FOR240 Internship Academic writing I 2 1/open Academic writing II 2 2/open Statistics 4 1-2/open COURSES, 6-9 cr credits timing (yr/period) Intensive course 3 1/V Problem oriented course 3 1/V Current issues in forest sciences 3 MAJOR SUBJECT STUDIES, cr credits timing (yr/period) Advanced studies, cr MEK220 Literature 5 2/open MEK240 Essays FOR260 Master s Thesis Seminar 5 1/II-IV and 2/I-II or Joint thesis seminar 5 Master s Thesis (incl. Maturity essay) 40 2 One of the following study lines (A-E): A) Tropical Forestry TROP210 Field course: Tropical forest ecology and silviculture Or MEH250 Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems: theory and application 5 1-2/IV MLY255 International forest policy 5 1-2/II (odd years) TROP250 Plantation forestry in the tropics 5 1-2/IV Additionally 5 credits of the following: TROP230 Agroforestry in the tropics and developing countries 5 1/II TROP240 Participatory methods in sustainable management of natural resources 5 1/I TROP260 Tropical forests and climate change 5 1-2/III-IV MET240 Forest ecosystems of the world their structure, functioning and productivity 5 1-2/IV B) Forest and peatland ecosystems MEH205 Sustainable forest ecosystem management 4 1/II MEH241 Ecology of peatlands 3 1-2/I (even years) MET210 Biogeochemistry of forest and peatland ecosystems 5 1-2/I MET240 Forest ecosystems of the world their structure, functioning and productivity 5 1-2/IV

2 Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry 2(6) C) Forest protection and wildlife management At least 17 credits of the following: MER113 Pest vertebrates 3 1-2/III-IV (odd years) MER210 Alien species 4 1-2/IV (even years) MER213 Special topics in forest entomology and wildlife management (Invasive invertebrates) 3 1-2/open MPAT131 Forest microbiology /II MPAT211 Epidemiology and ecology of plant pathogens 5 1-2/I MEH250 Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems: theory and application 5 1-2/IV Courses in forest entomology available with special arrangements D) Forest resource management At least 17 credits of the following: FOR225 Project planning and management 5 1-2/III MARV104 Forest inventory 5 1-2/III (odd years) MARV105 Multi-attribute forest planning 5 1-2/III (even years) RS201 Remote sensing /II (odd years) GIS203 GIS in logistics and business 5 1-2/II (even years) GIS204 Environmental GIS 5 1-2/spring (odd years) METEK101 Basics in logistics 3 1-2/I E) Forest technology and logistics At least 17 credits of the following: FOR225 Project planning and management 5 1-2/III METEK101 Basics in logistics 3 1-2/I METEK201 Advanced course in logistics 6 1-2/II (odd years) METEK240 Wood procurement supply chain and information management 5 1-2/IV METEK236 Operations research in wood procurement 6 1-2/I-II OTHER STUDIES, 25 cr credits timing Supportive studies. Based on the student s personal study plan. To be approved by the professor in charge. The student chooses between either science-based specialized studies or theme-based, multidisciplinary specialized studies. In science-based specialized studies, students strengthen their scientific aptitude in tropical forestry, forest and peatland ecosystems, forest protection and wildlife management, forest resource management or forest technology and logistics. In theme-based, multidisciplinary specialized studies students broaden their knowledge of ecological, economical, social and technical aspects of the forest sector. Students choose from four different themes. Science-based specialized studies, 25 credits Student selects from the following courses to fulfil the 25 credit requirement (Note: Other courses offered by the department of Forest Sciences, or other departments, faculties or universities may also be approved): A) Tropical forestry TROP130 Seminar: Agriculture and forestry in developing countries 3 1-2/II TROP230 Agroforestry in the tropics and developing countries 5 1-2/II TROP240 Participatory methods in sustainable management of natural resources 5 1-2/I TROP260 Tropical forests and climate change 5 1-2/III-IV MET214 Forest ecosystem hydrology and water balance 5 1-2/IV MET240 Forest ecosystems of the world their structure, functioning and productivity 5 1-2/IV MPAT212 Tropical forest pathology 3 1-2/open JAL401 Selection breeding and experimental design 5 1-2/III (odd years) JAL402 Conservation of plant genetic resources 5 1-2/IV (even years) JAL505 Forest tree breeding 5 1-2/II (even years)

3 Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry 3(6) Development studies (Faculty of Social Science) B) Forest and peatland ecosystems MET250 Field course in production ecology 5 1-2/summer Additionally 20 cr of the following (Note: other courses may also be accepted): MEH225 Multipurpose forest management 5 1-2/II MEH242 Distribution, characteristics and utilization of global peatlands 2 1-2/open MET214 Forest ecosystem hydrology and water balance 5 1-2/IV MET217 Impact of forest management on environment /III-IV (even years) MET220 Whole tree structure and dynamics 6 1-2/II MET224 Stand growth dynamics 5 1-2/III (even years) MET230 Dynamic modelling in production ecology 4 1-2/I-II MET234 Influence of climate change on forestry /III-IV (odd years) MEH250 Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems: theory and application 5 1-2/IV C) Forest protection and wildlife management MPAT132 Basic biotechnology in forestry 5 1-2/I MPAT201 Bacteria, viruses and pathogen diagnostics /II MPAT212 Tropical forest pathology 3 1-2/open MPAT221 Advanced forest mycology & pathology /II MPAT222 Plant-microbe interactions and molecular defence of plants /III MER118 Field course in game zoology 2 1-2/I MER213 Special topics in forest entomology and wildlife management (Invasive invertebrates) 3 1-2/open MEH205 Sustainable forest ecosystem management 4 1-2/II GIS204 Environmental GIS 5 1-2/spring (odd years) Courses in forest entomology available with special arrangements Courses from Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences D) Forest resource planning MARV106 Forest planning and inventory project 8 1-2/IV (odd years) MARV215 Operations research in forest planning 5 1-2/II (odd years) MARV216 Basic course in programming 5 1-2/III RS202 Advanced remote sensing 5 1-2/II (odd years) GIS203 GIS in logistics and business 5 1-2/II (even years) GIS204 Environmental GIS 5 1-2/spring (odd years) E) Forest technology and logistics METEK216 Environmental effects of forestry and forest industry 3 1-2/IV METEK123 Industrial field trip 2 1-2/III (even years) METEK224 International wood procurement 3 1-2/IV (even years) GIS203 GIS in logistics and business 5 1-2/II (even years) FPM140 Managerial economics in forest industry 5 1-2/III Theme-based multidisciplinary specialized studies, 25 credits Students choose between the four themes: 1) Environmental change, 2) Multiple use of forests and forest conservation, 3) International forestry and forest policy, or 4)Bioenergy. The student must plan with his/her professor which courses s/he will take. The courses listed below are only examples, and other courses can be accepted (also from other faculties and universities), depending on the prior knowledge of the student.

4 Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry 4(6) List of courses, see page ELECTIVES Depending on a study line, 1-9 credits. Based on the student s personal study plan. To be approved by the professor in charge. Language studies (e.g. Finnish offered by the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies or Language Centre) are recommended. Master s Degree Programme in Forestry and Environmental Engineering Degree requirements in Forest Economics and Marketing Participating Universities in in Forestry and Environmental Engineering: UEF = University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu) UH = University of Helsinki PSU= Petrozavodsk State University SPFTA= Saint Petersburg State Forest-Technical Academy MSU = Moscow State University Courses at UH can be exchanged (both elective and others) with similar courses at another university. However, the exchange should be approved in advance by responsible professor. The internship should be done in line with the (it should have a crossboarder ingredient) and so should preferably the thesis. It is desirable that a co-supervisor for the thesis work is engaged from one of the Russian partners. MASTER S DEGREE, 120 credits All study lines GENERAL STUDIES, 18 cr (includes 1 cr of integrated studies) credits timing Introductory course 5 1/I FOR210 Leadership and management 2 1/IV /FOR240 Internship Academic writing I 2 1/open Academic writing II 2 2/open Statistics 4 1-2/open COURSES, 6-9 cr credits timing (yr/period) Intensive course 3 1/V Problem oriented course 3 1/V Current issues in forest sciences 3 MAJOR SUBJECT STUDIES, cr credits timing Advanced studies, cr LME265/ MLY285/ FPM270 Essays 3 1 LME270/ MLY220/ FPM220 Literature 5 2/open FOR260 Master s Thesis Seminar 5 1/II-IV and 2/I-II or FPM280 Master s Thesis Seminar 5 1/I-IV or Joint thesis seminar 5 LME290/ MLY290/ FPM290 Master s Thesis (incl. Maturity essay) 40 2 One of the following study lines (A-C): A) Business economics and forestry At least 18 credits from the following: LME210 Accounting and finance in forest industry 5 1-2/IV (odd years)

5 Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry 5(6) LME215 Economics of climate change in forestry and natural resources 5 1-2/II MLY120 Optimal rotation model in forest economics 6 1/II MLY270 Private forestry and forest policy 3 1-2/III FPM140 Managerial economics in forest industry 5 1/III B) Forest resource and environmental economics MLY120 Optimal rotation model in forest economics 6 1/II MLY230 Forest policy analysis 5 1-2/IV (odd years) MLY240 Valuation of environmental benefits 3 1-2/I (odd years) MLY250 Bioeconomics 6 1-2/III (odd years) C) Forest products marketing and management FPM140 Managerial economics in forest industry 5 1/III FPM210 Strategic marketing and management in global forest industry 5 1/II FPM230 Survey methods in marketing and social sciences 6 1-2/III FPM130 Marketing of services in forest sector 5 1/III OTHER STUDIES, 25 cr credits timing Supportive studies. Based on the student s personal study plan. To be approved by the professor in charge. The student chooses between either science-based specialized studies or theme-based, multidisciplinary specialized studies. In science-based specialized studies, students strengthen their scientific aptitude in tropical forestry, forest and peatland ecosystems, forest protection and wildlife management, forest resource management or forest technology and logistics. In theme-based, multidisciplinary specialized studies students broaden their knowledge of ecological, economical, social and technical aspects of the forest sector. Students choose from four different themes. Science-based specialized studies, 25 credits Student selects from the following courses to fulfil the 25 credit requirement (Note: Other courses offered by the department of Forest Sciences, or other departments, faculties or universities may also be approved): A) Forest business economics LME215 Economics of climate change in forestry and natural resources 5 1-2/II LME260 Special topics in forest economics and management /open MLY230 Forest policy analysis 5 1-2/IV (odd years) MLY255 International forest policy 5 1-2/II (odd years) MLY270 Private forestry and forest policy 3 1-2/III FPM210 Strategic marketing and management in global forest industry 5 1-2/II FPM230 Survey methods in marketing and social sciences 6 1-2/III B) Forest resource and environmental economics MLY255 International forest policy 5 1-2/II (odd years) MLY260 Econometrics II 6 1-2/IV MLY270 Private forestry and forest policy 3 1-2/III MLY275 Special topics in forest economics and policy /open LME215 Economics of climate change in forestry and natural resources 5 1-2/II FPM230 Survey methods in marketing and social sciences 6 1-2/III MEH205 Sustainable forest ecosystem management 4 1-2/II C) Forest products marketing and management FPM120 Industrial marketing in forest sector 9 1-2/I-II FPM180 FPM seminar 5 1-2

6 Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry 6(6) Theme-based multidisciplinary specialized studies, 25 credits Students choose between the four themes: 1) Environmental change, 2) Multiple use of forests and forest conservation, 3) International forestry and forest policy, or 4)Bioenergy. The student must plan with his/her professor which courses s/he will take. The courses listed below are only examples, and other courses can be accepted (also from other faculties and universities), depending on the prior knowledge of the student. List of courses, see page ELECTIVES, 0-5 cr Depending on a study line, 0-5 credits. Based on the student s personal study plan. To be approved by the professor in charge. Language studies (e.g. Finnish offered by the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies or Language Centre) are recommended.

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