Forest Products Harvesting

Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the students will 1) know the working conditions in Greek forestry and abroad, 2) will be able to select thε proper working equipment, 3) be aware of safety hazards, 4) be able to calculate work productivity and work cost and 5) will be able to minimize the environmental impacts of forest operations by means of re-organization.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Equipment, operations, systems, ergonomics, environmental impact and operational organisation of forest product harvesting. Processing, grading (assortment classification), transport of wood and non-wood forest products.
Forest operations, wood harvesting, environmental impacts
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Extensive use of multimedia.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work30
Reading Assigment20
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities3
Written assigments10
Student Assessment
The following options are given: a) Oral or written examination (70%) b) Mini research project (with presentation) (70%). The remaining 30% of the grade is connected to the student's participation in the lab exercises.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Συγκομιδή Δασικών Προιόντων, Τσουμής Γεώργιος, 2009. Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 2258. ISBN: 978-960-6859-12-0 Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΓΑΡΤΑΓΑΝΗΣ ΑΓΙΣ-ΣΑΒΒΑΣ
Additional bibliography for study
Πανεπιστημιακές Παραδόσεις, Παύλος Ευθυμίου, 2012. Σελ. 210.
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