B.Sc. On Campus


Waterford Institute of Technology

36 months
10250 EUR/year
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The B.S. in Forestry from Waterford Institute of Technology prepares students for a professional career in Forest Management. The program is professionally accredited by the Society of Irish Foresters and graduates may apply to be placed on the Forest Service register of Approved Foresters.


The Forestry program from Waterford Institute of Technology is based on the study of forests as a natural resource. Forests are an important part of the environment, provide timber and other products and are used for a wide range of recreation activities. 

The role of foresters is to manage forests so that people can benefit from this natural resource on a sustainable basis. Foresters may work with landowners in planting new forests, manage existing forests or work with sawmills in harvesting and supplying timber.


Graduates with B.S. in Forestry from Waterford Institute of Technology are widely employed in the Irish forest sector, including the following organisations:

  • State Bodies
  • Forest Management Companies
  • Sawmills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plant Biology 
  • Forest Surveying & Mapping
  • Forest Establishment
  • Fundamentals of Forestry
  • Mechanisation & Safety
  • Wood Science
  • Dendrology
  • Earth Science
  • Mathematics for Forestry
  • ICT for Forestry
  • Information & Communication Technology for Forestry
  • Chemistry for Land Scientists
  • Timber Technology
  • Forest Mensuration
  • Forest Protection
  • Forest Soils
  • Forestry & the Environment
  • Applied Geographical Information Systems
  • Forest Economics
  • Plantation Silviculture
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Commercial Forestry Practices
  • Principles of Silviculture
  • Forest Engineering
  • Forest Inventory
  • Small Enterprise Management
  • Forest Harvesting
  • Forest Management Plan

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Minimum entry requirements for BSc in Forestry:

  • 5 subjects: O6/H7
  • English or Irish: O6/H7
  • Mathematics: O6/H7

Tuition Fee

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    10250 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Waterford

670 - 1050 EUR /month
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