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Forest and Paper Engineering
Forest engineers apply engineering and forestry principles to solve the world's forestry challenges, with a goal of supporting  sustainable forests which are both socially and environmentally responsible. They focus on protection of soil, water, air, and other renewable and non-renewable resources.

Paper engineers combine training in chemical and physical sciences and chemical engineering as applied to pulp and paper processing. It emphasizes the application of mathematics, chemistry, and engineering to the pulp and paper industry.

Preparation
Those interested in a career in forest or paper engineering should consider reviewing engineering programs that are accredited by ABET, Inc. If you choose to attend a program that is not ABET accredited, you should be sure that the university is regionally accredited.

Forest engineering students take courses such as Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Water Pollution Engineering, Forest Engineering Planning and Design, Harvest Systems Analysis, and Power Systems.

The following is a list of universities offering accredited degree programs in forest engineering. Be sure to check with ABET for updates and changes.

Co-ops
Students seeking forest engineering jobs enhance their employment opportunities by participating in internship or co-op programs offered through their schools. These experiences provide the students with broad knowledge and experience, making them more attractive candidates to employers. Most universities offer co-op and internship programs for students studying forest engineering. Click here for more information.

Professional Organizations

Council on Forest Engineering
Society of American Foresters

Other Links

American Forest and Paper Association
National Forests
USDA Forest Service

 


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