management of forest resources and the environment. Most forest estates cover several hundred thousand hectares and the management of such large-scale enterprises draws continually on training in forest biology (including ecology, genetics and physiology), hydrology, engineering, remote sensing and economics. Graduates will be employed by government authorities, principally with the State forest services but also with land care, national parks, wildlife, water supply and country fire authorities as well as environmental management and planning agencies. There are also opportunities for employment in private forestry, mainly with the pulp and paper companies, and in the larger firms in the wood-based industry, especially in resource planning, timber and harvesting.Professional recognitionThe program is a professional degree accredited by the Institute of Foresters of Australia. Graduates are eligible to become members of the Institute.Course structureTo qualify for the degree, students must pass 400% from the Bachelor of Forest Science with Honours Schedule, chosen as follows:•75% compulsory units at the first year level;•25% elective units at the first year level;•100% compulsory units at the second year level;•100% compulsory units at the third year level; and•100% compulsory units at the fourth year level.For entry to the fourth year, a candidate will normally have achieved at least a credit average in the third year units. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will have the option of completing the fourth year of the pass degree at the University of Melbourne or to transfer to another course at the University of Tasmania and be awarded some credit in recognition of their studies in the Bachelor of Forest Science with Honours.For the fourth year, candidates shall complete the requirements within a specified period provided that the maximum period shall not exceed twelve months from the date of commencement or 24 months for a part-time candidate.For the fourth year, a candidate must submit a thesis on work undertaken as part of that year. The requirements may also include examinations or other assessment items as determined by the Faculty.A student may count a maximum of 37.5% of Terminating Passes towards the degree.