Forest Engineering

Claire Rogan
"As a student in the dual forest and civil engineering program in the College of Forestry, I learned about the management of our precious forests from an engineering perspective. The well-rounded program allowed me to study subjects from ecology to structural theory and never go more than few days without working in the woods!"
-Claire Rogan, FE/CE Alumna

What Will You Learn?


Perform a wide range of engineering tasks associated with the management of forest lands to meet the global demand for wood products while sustaining soil, water, habitat and other forest resources.

  • Forest engineers are the technical backbone of all forest operations, providing the skills and knowledge required to implement complex forest and natural resource operations. This program emphasizes analytical skills required for evaluating engineering systems, integrating the mechanical and economic requirements of forest operations with the biological requirements of the forest and the need to protect soil and water resources.
  • Students learn to plan and implement complex forestry and natural resource operations that help meet global demands for wood products while sustaining water, habitat, and other forest resources.
  • Oregon State University is one of only three universities in the United States to offer an undergraduate degree program in forest engineering. The Forest Engineering degree program is fully accredited in engineering by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), and in forestry by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).