program educational aims and outcomes

The education aims of the undergraduate program in Forest Engineering for the period 2021-2025 are as follows:

Meetings conducted with the participation of internal and external stakeholders serving on the Continuous Improvement Committees of the KTU Department of Forestry Engineering primarily defined the vision and mission of the department. Program Education Aims, identified in accordance with this vision and mission, are as follows:

EA1. Makes regulations related to forest planning and management, solves problems encountered in the sustainability of forest conservation and forest ecosystems.

EA2. Carries out activities for determining the functions of forest areas, their management, and ensuring the continuous provision of products and services needed by the community.

EA3. Takes part in managerial, operational, and consulting positions in public, private sector, and non-governmental organizations at national and international levels in the field of forest engineering.

EA4. Generates professional and scientific projects, works as a researcher in scientific institutions, and conducts graduate studies.

Program Education Outcomes:

LO-1. Adequate knowledge in mathematics, natural sciences, and forestry engineering discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas in solving complex engineering problems.

LO-2. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

LO-3. Ability to design complex forest ecosystems and processes to meet specific requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.

LO-4. Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools necessary for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in engineering applications; ability to effectively use information technologies.

LO-5. Ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex forestry engineering problems or discipline-specific research topics.

LO-6. Ability to work effectively in intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams; individual work skills.

LO-7. Effective verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of at least one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and understand written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.

LO-8. Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and renew oneself continuously.

LO-9. Compliance with ethical principles, knowledge of professional and ethical responsibilities, and standards used in engineering practices.

LO-10. Knowledge about business applications such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.

LO-11. Knowledge about the universal and societal dimensions of forest engineering practices on health, environment, and safety, and problems reflected in the engineering field of the age; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.