is research based focusing on a particular area of interest in the field and with research findings reported in a thesis.
Qualifications in Forestry
Various courses are offered at different levels in Forestry, focusing on the management of renewable resources and encouraging sustainable forestry practicesthatpromoteeconomicandsocialdevelopmentandenvironmental rehabilitation and conservation. A wide range of career opportunities open up to Forestry graduates that include: forestry management, forestry contracting, conservation management, fire protection and management, forestry research and agro-forestry. Qualifications offered include:
National Diploma in Forestry
Admission (Grade 12)
requirements to this National Diploma are an FET Certificate or an equivalent level 4 qualification, Mathematics at this level
is a prerequisite with a recommendation of Biology (Life Sciences) and
Science. 3 years of
Offered full time
at level 5 on the NQF, this National Diploma
Cost and Accounting, Economics and Environmental two years are followed by 1 year experiential training
Management. These at an appropriate site
Bachelor of Technology in Forestry
The B.Tech in Forestry is offered at level 6 on the NQF. With the National Diploma in Forestry as the prerequisite for admission, this B.Tech in Forestry is offered as a 1-year programme, full time or a 2-year part time programme. In addition to specific core subjects, a wide range of electives could be chosen for this programme, based on formal lectures, self-study and research.
Master of Technology in Forestry
An appropriate B.Tech or equivalent qualification gives a student access to the M.Tech qualification in Forestry, offered at level 7 on the NQF. Taken over one year, this M.Tech is research based and requires participants to conduct a research project related to a specific interest in the industry and report their findings in a thesis.
Doctor of Technology in Forestry
Offered at level 8, this D.Tech. requires prospective students to have completed a relevant M+5 qualification in a forestry related field. This programme, similar to the M.Tech in Forestry, requires the conducting of industry related research and the reporting of findings in a thesis.
Learning Opportunities for Careers in Biodiversity Conservation