Forest Engineering Option

Shorelight - Auburn University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 32,246

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The Department of Biosystems Engineering (in conjunction with the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences) offers an option in Forest Engineering as part of the Bachelor of Biosystems Engineering degree.
  • This forest engineering option involves preparing graduates to be able to apply of engineering principles and techniques for sustainable management and maintenance of trees, soil, water and other natural resources with the forest ecosystem. Forest engineering is therefore a hybrid of engineering, forest and management that is focused on efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly utilization of these resources. Therefore, this option prepares students for productive professional careers in the forest products industry and related natural resource and environmental systems sector.
  • The Forest Engineering option is coordinated by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, and is administered by the Department of Biosystems Engineering. Students can become registered foresters upon completion of a minor in forest resources. Beginning students should apply to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and complete the Forest Engineering option portion of the Pre-Biosystems Engineering program. Students pursuing the Forest Engineering option must meet School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences requirements for admission to the Forestry Summer Field Practicum.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
    Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirement Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

Freshman

FALL

  • COMP 1200 Introduction to Computing for Engineers and Scientists
  • MATH 1610 Calculus I
  • ENGL 1100 English Composition I
  • ENGR 1100 Engineering Orientation
  • CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory
  • HIST 1210 Technology and Civilization I or 1010 World History I1

SPRING

  • MATH 1620 Calculus II
  • ENGL 1120 English Composition II
  • PHYS 1600 Engineering Physics I
  • HIST 1220 Technology And Civilization II or 1020 World History II
  • ENGR 1110 Introduction to Engineering

Sophomore

FALL

  • ENGR 2010 Thermodynamics
  • ENGR 2050 Statics
  • MATH 2630 Calculus III
  • BSEN 2210 Engineering Methods for Biological Systems
  • BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology
  • BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory

SPRING

  • MATH 2650 Linear Differential Equations
  • ENGR 2350 Dynamics
  • STAT 3010 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
  • ENGR 2070 Mechanics of Materials
  • CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1041 Fundamental Chemistry II Laboratory

SUMMER

  • FORY 3020 Forest Biology
  • FOEN 3040 Forest Surveying
  • FORY 3050 Field Mensuration
  • FORY 3060 Introduction to Forest Management Strategies

Junior

FALL

  • BSEN 3210 Mechanical Power for Biosystems
  • FORY 3180 Forest Resource Sampling
  • FORY 3100 Dendrology
  • BSEN 3310 Hydraulic Transport in Biological Systems

SPRING

  • BSEN 3230 Natural Resource Conservation Engineering
  • CIVL 3310 Geotechnical Engineering I
  • Fine Arts Core
  • Social Science Core2

Senior

FALL

  • BSEN 5220 Geospatial Technologies in Biosystems
  • BSEN 5560 Site Design for Biosystems
  • FOEN 5710 Systems Analysis for Forestry and Biological Operations
  • FORY 5230 Silviculture
  • BSEN 4300 Professional Practice in Biosystems Engineering

SPRING

  • BSEN 4310 Engineering Design for Biosystems
  • Forest Engineering Elective
  • PHIL 1040 Business Ethics or 1020 Introduction to Ethics

Literature Core

  • UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed
  • Typical cost for two semesters $47,446 
  • Tuition $32,246 
  • Housing $11,200 
  • Dining $2,000 
  • Other $2,000 
  • Program Cost Per Semester
  •  Academic Accelerator
  •  Fall 2021 $18,500 
  • Spring 2022 $18,500
  •  Summer 2022 $18,500 
  • Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester 
  • Option A: Off Campus Standard Apartment Living
  •  Standard Apartment Living (Option A) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students. These furnished three- or four-bedroom apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom.
  •  Fall 2021 N/A 
  • Spring 2022 $5,000 
  • Summer 2022 $4,800 
  • Option B: Off Campus Exceptional Apartment Living
  • Exceptional Apartment Living (Option B) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students. These shared, furnished apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom. (Total number of rooms per apartment can vary.) 
  • Fall 2021 $5,600 
  • Spring 2022 $5,800 
  • Summer 2022 $5,600 
  • Option C: Off Campus Luxury Apartment Living 
  • Luxury Apartment Living (Option C) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students in downtown Auburn. These shared, furnished apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom. (Total number of rooms per apartment can vary.) 
  • Fall 2021 N/A 
  • Spring 2022 $6,600 
  • Summer 2022 $6,400 
  • Option D: Off Campus Premier Apartment Living 
  • Premier Apartment Living (Option D) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students in downtown Auburn. These shared, furnished apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom. (Total number of rooms per apartment can vary.) 
  • Fall 2021 N/A 
  • Spring 2022 $7,200 
  • Summer 2022 $7,000 
  • Meal Plan Details Cost Per Semester
  •  Off Campus Meal Plan
  •  $350 Dining Dollars per semester at 30 dining halls, markets, cafés, food trucks, and popular chains on campus. 
  • Fall 2021 $350 
  • Spring 2022 N/A
  •  Summer 2022 N/A 
  • On Campus Meal Plan 
  • $1,100 Dining Dollars per semester at 30 dining halls, markets, cafés, food trucks, and popular chains on campus. 
  • Fall 2021 $1,100 
  • Spring 2022 N/A 
  • Summer 2022 N/A

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