Study programmes / B-FOR Forestry
Programme: B-FOR Forestry
Field of study: B-FOR-TROP Management of Natural Resources in the Tropics and Subtropics
Level of qualification:Bachelor
Mode of study: full-time
Qualification awarded:Bachelor's degree
Specific admission requirements:Completed secondary education and entrance examination, if required.
Qualification requirements and regulations:Finished secondary education with school leaving certificate. Further information available here.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning. The recognition procedure of the university is guided by the Act No. 111/1998 on Higher Education Institutions and the university "Study and Examination Rules". Further information available here.
Profile of the programme:The aim of study is to prepare professionals to manage natural resources in countries of tropical and subtropical zones, with an emphasis on practical management of biological, technical and socio-economic specificities of the region. Graduates will be employed in preparing and implementing projects in the fields of forestry, nature conservation and landscape management (partly in agricultural production), in services, manufacturing, education at all levels, but also in the control range of education activities, etc. They will also apply in Czech forest-agricultural environment.
Key learning outcomes: Skilled at utilizing and processing information
Understanding cultures and habits in foreign countries
Ability to analyse and synthesize
Ability to apply knowledge in practice
Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
Ability to work in international context
Ability to work in interdisciplinary team
Ability to work independently
Scientific research skills
Basic professional knowledge
Occupational profile:Graduates of the program will by ready for professional and project management in subtropical countries and tropical zones in the fields of forestry, wood sector and primary agriculture production, services, manufacturing, education in all levels, as well as monitoring activities, etc. Graduates can pursue that activities such as international experts in the framework of Food and Agriculture Organisation UN, as well as staff in sales departement at Czech Embassies.
In addition, graduates apply for companies in the CZ dealing with foreign trade of agricultural commodities, the timber industry and evaluation of tropical and subtropical agricultural products. The scope of education enable them to exercise in the Czech forest-agricultural environment.
Graduation requirements:Min. 180 ECTS, state final exam, defence of the bachelor thesis.
Access to further studies:Successful graduates may proceed to master's study programme.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading:Further information available here.
Programme supervisor:doc. Ing. Dr. Jindřich Pavliš

To obtain 60 ECTS credits per academic year, students should choose courses from any other study programme taught at the university.

1st semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
CZPEnvironmental ChemistryFulfillment of requirements4
ZBLGeneral BotanyExam4
ZPSTHealth Prevention in the Tropic and SubtropicFulfillment of requirements4
 A group of elective courses (necessary to accomplish min. 1 cours.)
AJSP1English Course 1Fulfillment of requirements1
NJSP1German - Course 1Fulfillment of requirements1
RJSP1Russian Course 1Fulfillment of requirements1
2nd semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
LZEForest Zoology and EntomologyExam4
ZDAGFundamentals of Remote Sensing and GISExam6
PRXTPractical Training TROPFulfillment of requirements3
PEDOLSoil ScienceExam5
BOTSPSpecial BotanyExam5
 A group of elective courses (necessary to accomplish min. 1 cours.)
AJSP2English Course 2Exam2
NJSP2German Course 2Exam2
RJSP-2Russian Course 2Exam2
3rd semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
DSATDendrology of the Subtropics and TropicsExam6
ESATEcosystems of the Subtropics and TropicsExam5
LAZMForestry and Agricultural MechanizationExam5
STMETStatistical MethodsExam4
 A group of elective courses (necessary to accomplish min. 1 cours.)
OJAIEnglish for Specific Purpose 1Fulfillment of requirements1
OJNIGerman for Specific Purpose 1Fulfillment of requirements1
OTRJ1Russian for Specific Purpose 1Fulfillment of requirements1
4th semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
UDSATCommercial timber subtropics and tropicsExam6
KTECComprehensive Field CourseFulfillment of requirements3
EBOZErgonomics and Occupational SafetyExam4
PRXOTPractical TrainingFulfillment of requirements3
SAP_TSociology and PsychologyExam5
VVKTASWater in the Landscape of the Tropics and SubtropicsExam5
 A group of elective courses (necessary to accomplish min. 1 cours.)
OAJZEnglish for Specific Purpose 2Exam2
ONJZGerman for Specific Purpose 2Exam2
ORJZRussian for Specific Purpose 2Exam2
5th semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
EKKRLandscape Ecology and GeobiocoenologyExam4
CHZSTLivestock Farming in the Tropics and SubtropicsExam5
OPAEPNature Conservation and Environmental PolicyExam6
ZOPZPrinciples of management of natural resources of the tropics and subtropicsExam6
6th semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
BPNBachelor ThesisFulfillment of requirements10
BEXPExperts BlockFulfillment of requirements6
MRPManagement of Development AssistanceExam6
ZRPSATPrinciples of Crop Production Subtropics and TropicsExam5
UZRTSUtility Plants of Subtropics and TropicsFulfillment of requirements3
Groups of courses for the entire plan
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of elective courses (necessary to accomplish min. 19 crd.)
AMYKApplied MycologyFulfillment of requirements3
APEDApplied Soil ScienceFulfillment of requirements3
PLVSAssociated forest production in the SunFulfillment of requirements3
ZAHRBasics of HorticultureFulfillment of requirements3
ZMKLIMClimate ChangeExam5
VESEcology of Subtropical VegetationFulfillment of requirements3
ESRMEconomics of Sustainable Resource ManagementExam4
EZTEnvironmental loadsFulfillment of requirements3
EKLESForest EcologyExam5
LEVForests of EuropeFulfillment of requirements3
HTLTHarvester Technologies in Thinnings and Regeneration FellingsFulfillment of requirements3
VPCZHealth Issues of WildlifeFulfillment of requirements3
PMPChainsaw OperationFulfillment of requirements3
MPZManagement of game populationsFulfillment of requirements3
RPSTPlant Conditions in the Subtropics and TropicsFulfillment of requirements3
PRXVPractical TrainingFulfillment of requirements3
PPSMProduction of Bare-rooted Planting StockFulfillment of requirements3
PKSMProduction of Containerized Planting StockFulfillment of requirements3
PSSMProduction of Special Planting StockFulfillment of requirements3
OPLHSoil Protection in ForestryFulfillment of requirements3
ANDStatistics for Final ThesesFulfillment of requirements3
NKTSThe doctrine of the landscape of the tropics and subtropicsFulfillment of requirements3
PASTSTropical and Subtropical PasturesExam4