OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Forest Engineering Careers

Career Paths

The Forest Engineering degree program prepares graduate for numerous career opportunities, including:

  • Licensed Forest Engineer
  • Professional Land Surveyor
  • Silviculturist
  • Hydrologist
  • Harvesting Supervisor
  • GIS Data Analyst

 Graduates of the Forest Engineering degree program have a variety of employment opportunities with private timber companies, government agencies, engineering firms, and forestry consulting firms. The Forest Engineering undergraduate curriculum prepares "work ready" graduates for entry into the diverse professional field of forest engineering.

Early career accomplishments include a wide range of engineering tasks associated with the management of forest lands, including designing and constructing roads, bridges, culverts, and other structures; developing logging plans and adapting logging systems to achieve quality resource management; cost analysis; contract inspection and administration; and forest transportation system design and management.

Mid-career accomplishments commonly expand to involve aspects of engineering management, including planning and budgeting, supervision, wood procurement, harvest and road design reviews, and scheduling and controlling forest operations.

To explore more forestry-related career paths, check out the Find Your Path booklet by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI).