BSc in Forestry (Forestry and Wood Sciences) at University of Stellenbosch

This program combines the study of wood structure with the properties and technology of major wood products. It introduces wood as an industrial raw material and stresses topics such as industrial processing and trees physiology and development.

Bachelor of Science in Forestry is a four-year undergraduate program that is divided into eight equal semesters. It provides students with the knowledge and training about Forestry. The forestry program trains students in the managing of forests, new plantation, maintaining old plantations, and other natural resources.

Minimum Requirement

Write the NBTs AQL and MAT
• An NSC aggregate of at least 60% (excluding Life Orientation)
• English OR Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) 50%
• See additional requirements for each field of study

Duration 4 years

Admission requirements

For admission to the University you need:
• A National Senior Certificate or school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board as certified by Umalusi with admission to bachelor’s degree studies; or
• A university exemption certificate issued by the South African Matriculation Board to students with other school qualifications.
Admission to bachelor’s degree studies requires that you obtain a mark of at least 4 (50-59%) in each of four designated university admission subjects.

Which subjects are required for forestry?

Mathematics 5 (60%); and • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) 4 (50%). Orientation), or other school qualification; • Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 (50%); • Mathematics 6 (70%); and • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) 5 (60%).

Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Wood Science Jobs by Salary

Job TitleRange
Job Title: ForesterRange: R127k – R411k (Estimated)
Production Manager, ManufacturingRange: R308k – R875k (Estimated)
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)Range: R221k – R812k (Estimated)
Research ScientistRange:R179k – R642k (Estimated)