Degree Fields
State Portals
Industry Options
Precollege Ideas
Academic DegreesCareer Planning
University Choice
Diversity & WomenCornerstone News
Site Search / A -Z

Ceramic - Construction - Engineering Management - Engineering Mechanics - Eng. Physics - Forest/Paper - Geological - Metallurgical -Microelectronic -
Naval Architecture/Marine - Ocean - Surveying/Geomatics - Systems

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.

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.

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


 Computer Science
 Engineering Technology
  -- Aerospace
  -- Agricultural
  -- Architectural
  -- Bioengineering
  -- Chemical
  -- Civil
  -- Computer
  -- Electrical
  -- Environmental
  -- Industrial
  -- Manufacturing
  -- Materials
  -- Mechanical
  -- Nuclear
  -- Mining
  -- Petroleum
  -- Software
  -- Others


      AboutContactsCopyrightMedia SupportSubscriptions