Diploma in Forestry

The Diploma in Forestry is a three year qualification at NQF level 6 with a minimum  of 360 credits. Furthermore, to attain admission to study this qualification it is required that prospective students should have passed matric or grade 12 with relevant science subjects combination and in addition, one must have accrued a total of 24 APS points. 

Year 1

Semester 1

Course Name & Code                           
1 Forest Botany (FB111)                                                              
2 Basic Scientific Concepts (AF112)                                   
3 Applied Mathematics (AF113)                                                   
4 Communication (AF111)                                                       
5 Forest Economics 1 (FS111)                                                   
6 Computer Application (AF114)                                               
7 Forestry Practical 1 (FC111)                                                     

Semester 2
Course Name & Code                                    
9 Forestry Information Systems (FI121)                 
10 Introduction to Soil Science (SS121)                                           
11 Forestry Engineering 1 (FE121)                                                   
12 Forest Management I (FM121)                                                    
13 Forestry Practical 2 (FC121)                                                       
14 Environmental Law (EL121)                                                        

Year 2

Semester 1

Course Name & Code                                    
15 Silviculture 2 (SV211)                                        
16 Community Forestry (CF211)                                                     
17 Forestry Engineering 2 (FE211)                           
18 Forest Mensuration and Inventory (MI211)             
19 Forest Management 2 (FM211)                           
20 Forest Protection (pest and diseases) (FP211)                              
21 Environmental Management (EM211)                                          

Semester 2
Course Name & Code                                     
22 Forestry Engineering 3 (FE221)                      
23 Human Resource Management (HR221)          
24 Nature Conservation (NC221)                       
25 Fire Protection (FP222)                                 
26 Forest Economics 2 (FS221)                          
27 Integrated Natural Resource Management (NR221)  
28 Forest Product Processing (PP221)                         

Year 3

Semester1

Course Name & Code                                    

29 Work Integrated Learning 1 (WF311)            

Semester 2
Course Name & Code                                    

30 Work Integrated Learning 2 (WF321)            

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