WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$1,183 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Forest Engineering
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Forestry Wildlife and Tourism
Campus:Olmotonyi Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The programme is aimed to develop managers, researchers, trainers and entrepreneurs in the forest engineering sphere with innovative knowledge, skills and values in management of forest engineering operations in an environment of increasing public scrutiny and environmental concern; with an understanding of the processes and challenges related to the efficient and environmentally acceptable in order to enhance sustainable exploitation of the forest resource within the engineering principles and quality product.


The M.Sc. (FOE) Programme consists 12 credits of coursework and a dissertation. Year 1 will be devoted to coursework while a candidate is expected to conduct research and submit a dissertation not later than 12 months after successful completion of coursework.

The submitted dissertation will be examined by internal and external examiners as stipulated in the Sokoine University of Agriculture Regulations and Guidelines for Postgraduate students.

Semester 1
WLM 600    Biostatistics
WLM 601    Research Methods, Planning and Management
FEN 621    Timber Harvesting Systems

Semester 2
FEN 622    Advanced Forest Road Engineering
FEN 624    Applied Forest Work Studies and Ergonomics
FEN 629    Forest Operations Planning

Semester 1
FEN 623    Machine Operating Principles
FEN 626    Design of structures
FEN 625    Forest Engineering Quantitative Methods
FOE 606    Natural  Resources Economics

Semester 2
FO 631    Forest Resources Management
FMM 608    Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing Applications in Forestry
FOR 602    Computer Applications in the Management of Natural Resources


Admission Requirements

Sokoine University of Agriculture admission and registration requirements for graduate students applies. Admission into M.Sc. (Forest Operations Engineering.) shall require applicants to have a B.Sc. in Forestry, B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. Applicants whose first degree is considered deficient in forest engineering shall be required to take remedial courses in FEN 201 Logging and ergonomics; and FEN 301 Transportation and Forest Roads after consultation with the Head of Department of Forest Engineering.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $22
Application Fees for International Students: $20

How to Apply for Admission:
(a) Application forms can be downloaded from the school website: Application forms can also be requested from the Director’s Office through or Such dully-filled forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned together with evidence of payment of Tanzanian Shillings TZS 50,000/= or US$ 20 for international students as application fee (normal application ) or TZS 80,000/= or US$50 for international students (for all late applications ). Payments should be made through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank: Swift Code No CORUTZTZXXX.

(b) Online application through Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Master of Science in Forest Engineering include:
– Forest operations manager
– Production supervisor
– Manufacturing coordinator
– Quality control inspector
– Land use planner

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $1,183
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,807

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 2,750,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 8,849,137 TZS

NB: The Tuition fees per year for all Students is an addition of the First Semester Fees: 3,000,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 4,025 USD (International Students) PLUS the Second Semester Fees: 2,500,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 3,625 (International Students), then Divided by TWO.

Relevant Contact

Prof F.B.S. Makonda
Head, Department of Forest Engineering and Wood Sciences
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries