Why taking the Program of Strata 1(S1) of Forestry Science of Hasanuddin Universtiy?
Forest has a system complexity that is not only related to biological factors but also physical factors or the environment. Indonesia is the country that has the world largest tropical forest and biodiversity. However the current of deforestation Indonesia forest has been experiencing a high enough rate of about 1.13 million hectares per year.
It cannot be denied that so far forest has been a support of the need for human beings, society, and the country of Indonesia either directly or indirectly. This of course has an impact on a wide range of environmental problems such as the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, catastrophic, insecurity and loss of wildlife and its habitat as well as conflicts between different stakeholders.
Therefore, it needs an ongoing effort in forest productivity improvement and forest quality through a strong synergy between the development of science, technology, forestry art and the quality of human resources in sustainable forest resource management tailored to the principles of sustainable development.
As a result, the science of forestry is indispensable in creating sustainable forest management. In the future it is hoped through the profession of forestry, environmental problems can be addressed and sustainable forest management to achieve sustainable development can be realized. Motivation, desire and hard work of the next generation for practicing profession in the field of forestry will bring major changes and become a benchmark in the renewal of forest quality in Indonesia through improving the quality of human resources in the field of forestry at Forestry Study Program, Hasanuddin University.
What are learned in Forestry Study Program?
Since the Decision of the Director General of Higher Education of Department of National Education No. 163/DIKTI/Kep/2007 about the Codification Arrangement of the Study Program at the University has been issued, Faculty of Forestry has one study program i.e. Study Program of Forestry. Forestry Study Program Curriculum that currently runs is the 2008 Curriculum endorsed by the University Senate in conjunction with other study programs in 2010. However, since 2013, the curriculum changes have been compiled based on the National Qualification Framework for Indonesia or Kerangka Kualifikasi Nasional Indonesia (KKNI), evaluation activities and curriculum updating have been funded by the BOPTN for two years with an outcome target in the form of Forestry Study Program New Curriculum endorsed by the Senate of the Faculty by 2015. Change to the curriculum was conducted by adjusting the needs of job market, demands and time, as well as technological development especially in the field of forestry.
Both from the 2008 curriculum and the new curriculum of 2015, Forestry Study Program tries to provide basic skill knowledge of forestry science that is also provided with an increased psychomotor ability to give field skills required through practices of the base courses related to the principles of the general and forest ecology, tree species identification, and practice of skill courses related activities such as forest cultivation, forest planning, forest harvesting, sustainable forest management, policies in the field of forestry, social forestry problems handling to the practice of processing and utilizing forest products. In addition, students are also given opportunity to develop themselves and apply their knowledge in field practices/internships in forestry institutes/companies engaged in the field of forestry.
The number of credits of the Forestry Study Program of the 2008 curriculum is 148 credits (minimum for the graduation), where the credit distribution per semester is composed as follows: semester I: 21 credits, semester II: 18 credits, semester III: 23 credits, semester IV: 23 credits, semester V: 24 credits, semester VI: 24 credits (2 optional courses), and semester VII: 3 credits (1 optional course). Different case with the number of credits of the 2008 curriculum, the minimum number of credits of 2015 curriculum that must be passed is 144 credits For 2015 curriculum, the credit distributions per semester are as follows: semester I: 19 credits, semester II: 22 credits, semester III: 21 credits, semester IV: 24 credits, semester V: 24 credits (3 optional courses), semester VI: 19 credits (2 optional courses), and semester VII: 15 credits. In semester V and VI students are welcome to take major, which include the following: Watershed Management, Planning, Policy and Entrepreneurship, Silviculture, Forest Resource Conservation and Ecotourism, Harvesting, as well as the Processing and Utilization of Forest Products.
List of Trainings:
- Training of Forest Cultivation and Silviculture
- Training of Forest Resource Conflict Management Facilitators
- Facilitator of Society Forest Field School and Village Forest
- Training of Honey Bee Cultivation
- Training of Geographic Information System
- Training of Cement Board Manufacturing for Simple Home Components
- Training of Bio pellet and Charcoal Briquettes Manufacturing from Biomass Waste
- Training of Decorative Laminate Manufacturing
- Training of Preserving Technology Applications for Building and Furniture Materials
- Training of Logging and Analysis of Vegetation and Wildlife Complete Books – Annual Training