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Programs of Study

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The department of Forestry and Natural Resources offers programs of bachelor and master degrees. The undergraduate program is comprised of three fields: Forest biology and ecology, Forest and natural resources management, and Forest products. Most courses are currently taught in Mandarin with English texts, and some are taught in English. We also offer a dual program with University Columbia University, Canada and more details can be found through a contact (+886-3-9317670). 

 

Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate program requires four years of study and a minimum of 128 credits. The objective of the first-year curriculum is to develop understanding of fundamental scientific principles, which serve as a sound basis for the synthesis of knowledge leading to rational problem-solving. From the second year on, the curriculum covers a wide range of approaches and skills in forestry and natural resources related topics. Options of concentration are provided: forest survey and information analysis, forest management, wood science and wood technology, ecosystem management, resources conservation, and wood-derived utilization. Students must complete residence and courses requirements to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and Natural Resources.

 

The followings are graduation requirements:

Compulsory credits in general courses: 30 credits

Credits in departmental courses: 51 credits

Optional credits in departmental courses: 39 credits

Others: 8 credits

Pass the Language Proficiency test

Complete a minimum of 120 hours of activities

 

科目類別

英文課名

選別

學分數

演講時數

實習時數

跨領域數

第一學年

第二學年

第三學年

第四學年

畢業前

共同基礎

Chinese I

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Education

0

0

2

不限

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Education

0

0

2

不限

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Education

0

0

2

不限

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Education

0

0

2

不限

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

Information Literacy and Application

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Practice

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

12

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

通識核心

Multicultural Society

 

 

 

 

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Self-Development

 

 

 

 

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Environmental Sustainability

 

 

 

 

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Civic and Citizenship Education

 

 

 

 

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Classical Literature

 

 

 

 

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

通識多元選修

General Education

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

專業必修

General Chemistry

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Botany

3

2

2

不限

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Forestry

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculus

3

3

0

不限

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Zoology

3

2

3

不限

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrology

3

2

2

不限

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silviculture

3

2

2

不限

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Product Science

3

2

2

不限

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

3

2

2

不限

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrology

3

2

2

不限

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Product Science

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Silviculture

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Field Practice

1

0

3

不限

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Forest Ecology

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Forest Field Practice

1

0

3

不限

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Forest Management

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

Forest Management Practice

1

0

2

不限

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Senior Project

1

0

2

不限

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Forest Policy and Administration

3

3

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

Forest Field Practice

1

0

3

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Forest Management

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Forest Management Practice

1

0

2

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Forest Field Practice

1

0

3

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

51

34

39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

專業選修生態保育學群1A

Pedology

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conservation Biology

2

2

0

不限

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildlife Management

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Plant Physiology

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Terrestrial Ecological Inventory Techniques

3

3

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

12

11

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

專業選修生態保育學群1B

Experiments of Pedology

1

0

2

不限

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomy and Ecology of Vertebrates

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Tropical Rain Forestry

3

2

3

不限

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Properties and Management of Forest Soil

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) applications for forestry

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

Special topics on quantitation methods in silvicultural experiments

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

13

10

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

專業選修森林經營學群2A

Geographic Information System

3

2

2

不限

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

3

3

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

6

5

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

專業選修森林經營學群2B

Economics

3

3

0

不限

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydrology and Meterology

3

2

2

不限

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surveying

3

2

3

不限

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision Science

3

3

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

Wetlands and Management

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

15

12

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

專業選修林產利用學群3A

Concepts of Design

3

2

3

不限

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Chemistry and Processing

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

The processing and application of wood based materials

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

6

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

專業選修林產利用學群3B

Woodworking Machinery

3

3

0

不限

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scaling, Grading, and Identification of Wood

2

2

0

不限

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special forest products

3

3

0

不限

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood extractives and laboratory

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Adhesive Technology

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Furniture Design and Manufacture

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

Pulp & Paper technology

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

Wood Preservation and Practice

3

3

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

Techniques of Wood Finishing

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

25

21

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

專業選修-跨3學群

Experiments of General Chemistry

1

0

2

不限

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculus

3

3

0

不限

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Chemistry

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Mensuration

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Project

1

0

2

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

10

7

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

專業選修-跨2學群

Environmental Ethics

2

2

0

不限

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

3

2

2

不限

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Instrumental Analysis in Forest Resources

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Ecotourism

3

3

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

Operation of Timber Harvest

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

Instrumental Analysis in Forest Resources

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

14

13

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

專業選修

Principles of Agriculture

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Green Forest Products

3

3

0

不限

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest and Natural Resources Practicum

1

0

0

不限

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest and Natural Resources Practicum

1

0

0

不限

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Prospective Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) on Intelligent Agriculture

2

2

0

不限

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Applications Technology

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Forest Genetics and Breeding

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive silviculture of Plantation

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Spatial Information Analysis

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Scientific Writing

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Mechanical Properties and Quality Evaluation of Wood

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Secondary metabolites in plants

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Remote Sensing Application

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)

3

3

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

Design and manufacture of wood derived products

3

3

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

Bioenergy and Biorefinery

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

35

33

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

外系選修

Organic chemistry I

2

2

0

不限

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic chemistry II

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Genetics

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Ecology

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Management

3

3

0

不限

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Environmental Education

2

2

0

不限

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

13

13

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Program

 

The master degree of science is an academic degree granted by the department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Both full-time and flexible part-time degree program are available in the master program. Full-time students must complete at least 24 credits of appropriate courses and 6 thesis credits, and submit a thesis based on original research. Students have to achieve above requirements and then pass thesis oral defense to receive a Master of Science in Forestry and Natural Resources. The compulsory courses include: seminar (2 credits), research program (2 credits), scientific writing (2 credits), contemporary forest development (3 credits), and thesis (6 credits).

科目類別

英文課名

選別

學分數

演講時數

實習時數

跨領域數

第一學年

第二學年

第三學年

第四學年

畢業前

專業必修

Research Topics I

1

1

0

不限

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Topics II

1

1

0

不限

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

專業選修

Special Topics on Processing of Wood Materials

3

3

0

不限

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spatial Information Analysis

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Writing

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice of Wildlife Research

1

0

3

不限

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Systematic Ecology

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Management and Planning

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tropical Rain Forestry

3

2

3

不限

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design and manufacture of wood derived products

3

3

0

不限

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Topics in Utilizations of Secondary Metabolites from Forest Products

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instrumental Analysis in Forest Resources

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Sensing Application

2

2

0

不限

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researches of wood quality

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tree Ecological Physiology

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistical Methods

3

3

0

不限

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Growth and Carbon Sequestration

3

3

0

不限

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tree Distribution

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Resources Monitoring and Management

3

2

2

不限

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Community Ecology

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bioenergy and Biorefinery

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) applications for forestry

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special topics on quantitation methods in silvicultural experiments

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instrumental Analysis in Forest Resources

2

2

0

不限

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Preservation and Practice

3

3

0

不限

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wetland and Wise Use

3

3

0

不限

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

52

8