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Master of Forest Engineering (MFE)

Master of Forest Engineering

A graduate program that can launch Your forestry career.

Your program

The 1-year Master of Forest Engineering (MFE) graduate program in the Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management at UNB will expand on the knowledge and skills you acquired in previous university courses to give you an edge in building a meaningful career. Typically, MFE students are largely self-funded, with some research assistance funding provided through the Faculty. You have the option of studying full time or part time.

Throughout the program, you will study forest engineering at an advanced level through approved course work and by completing and presenting a major research project on a topic you and your supervisors choose. Students have the opportunity to study in a number of areas that are important to the forestry industry including forest operations and management, bioenergy, and value added & engineered wood product manufacturing.

The following outlines the major program requirements:

  • MFE students require 24 ch of coursework (approximately 8 courses) plus a 6 ch research report.
  • Up to 50% of the 24 ch of coursework (approximately 4 courses) can be taken at the undergraduate (3000 or 4000) level. The remainder must be at the graduate (5000 or 6000) level. For a listing of potential courses, see the undergraduate and graduate forestry course listings.
  • Students can also select courses from outside of the Faculty, in consultation with their supervisor (and subject to any additional course or Faculty requirements).
  • Each student requires a faculty member supervisor for their 6 ch research report, and 2 additional members on their supervisory committee.

Your career

A graduate degree in forest engineering from UNB can help you secure one of the many available forestry jobs across the country and beyond. 

Forest Engineering offers many exciting career paths in the natural resource sector, including:

  • Forest operations manager
  • Production supervisor
  • Manufacturing coordinator
  • Quality control inspector
  • Land use planner

Admission/Application Requirements

  1. Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in forestry, engineering, natural science or the equivalent from a recognized university with a minimum 3.0 (B) average.
  2. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores that meet or exceed international English language testing system (IELTS) band 7.
  3. Interested students must first contact a faculty member in your area of interest prior to applying to secure research supervision.
  4. Applicants must then submit a completed application.
  5. Students can apply to this program at anytime and start at the beginning of any term