Teaching activity of the staff

The staff conducts classes for full-time students mainly of the Faculty of Forestry in the major of Forest Management on:

  • Engineering Design,
  • Forest Geodesy,
  • Forest Hydrology,
  • Forest Engineering,

and in the major of Forest Environment Protection on:

  • Forest Geodesy,
  • Hydrology with Geology,
  • Forest Engineering Management.

The offer for extramural students contains:

  • Forest Geodesy,
  • Forest Engineering,

      The Faculty of Agronomy is also supported by our classes on: "The Problems of Modeling in Environmental Protection".

      "Engineering Designing" is the subject offered to students on additional "service basis". It is believed that the command of a packet of basic knowledge units of technical drawing (construction and engineering) is indispensable in the further educational process within the fields such as: forest engineering, theory of forest machines, forest transportation. It is also of help while carrying on activities connected with forest farm construction and even in silviculture. The lectures contain: initial issues (drawing materials, technical drawing scales and graduations, geometric constructions), Monge's orthogonal projections, perspective geometry (axonometry), principles of mapping projections, basics of dimensioning, selected elements of computing technical drawing. The tutorials are of a project type - project tasks are solved by students individually.

      Subjects: "Forest Hydrology" and "Hydrology and Geology" aim at acquainting students with basic operational concepts of forest hydrology which is supposed to form ideas of water management in forests in agreement with demands concerning environmental protection and geological basics. The lectures conducted present most crucial elements of forest hydrology, including utilization of forest water resources. The key ideas of lectures can be presented as follows: hydrology, ground waters, surface waters, elements of water balance, measurements of levels, depths, water temperatures, as well as, of speed and river flows, measurements of river rubble, basics of hydrological systems modeling, and additionally a wider discussion on physical - water properties of soils and grounds (within the frame of lectures on basic geology). Both classroom and site classes are of project type.

      The main educational goals of the two subjects i.e.: "Forest Engineering" and "Forest Engineering Management" are: passing the knowledge concerning geotechnological investigations being the initial base for project work within the area of civil engineering, road construction, introducing to principles and basics of forest road engineering and their renovation, presenting fundamental knowledge of civil engineering helpful while estimating the state of construction infrastructure and at the same time enabling undertaking decisions concerning the necessity of either repair or modernizing procedures, as well as in the situation of real property selling. The contents of lectures: basic tasks and range of geotechnological investigations, selected issues on geotechnology, rebuilding the elements of road project in the bulk earthworks, drainage of road, types of pavement and its structure and maintenance, reinforcing of slopes, bridges, building materials, placement of buildings on the area of a building site, excavations and their reinforcing (securing), foundations and techniques of securing buildings against moisture, thermal conditions of constructions, walls, floors and their heat insulation, staircases, roof structures and types of roofing, floors, communal waste dumps. The site tutorials are meant to carry out the following tasks: lengthwise and cross-section leveling of a road section, reconstruction of project segments in the site area, carrying out the full scope of work during the road segment construction.

      "Forest Geodesy" introduces students to the principles of utilizing the elementary equipment, methodology of conducting measurements, as well as principles of building geodetic and cartographic documentation taking into consideration the specificity of the forest habitat. A noticeable result of the education should be the ability of the students to solve basic geodesic and cartographic tasks connected with, for example, the habitat elements cataloguing (surveying). Major program contents areas of the subject contain: construction and functioning of basic geodesic tools, length, angle and height measurements and situation particulars, measurements in level circuits, the technique of large-scale charting, the basics of photogrammetry and forest photointerpretation, elementary knowledge concerning GIS, selected knowledge concerning computer programs applied in geodesic calculations, and information on GPS.