2017-2018 / FORE0028-1

Group project


72h AUTR

Number of credits

 Master in forests and natural areas engineering (120 ECTS)6 crédits 


Adeline Fayolle

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The "Narture and Forest Management" project (NFM project) is conducted by a working team of 3 to 5 students assisted by a project superviser. 2 types of projects are proposed:

  • "applied" project similar to the job of a technical consultant;
  • "scientific" project conducting a scientific research supposed to lead to the drafting of a scientific paper.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The aim of the project is to train the student on how to carry out a team project form the conception to the presentation of the results:

  • to arganize the work in groupe (soft skills for common decisions, working packages distribution, meetings, etc.)
  • to use the necessary skills acquired during the bioengineer course of study;
  • to present and defend its report face to an examining board.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The project uses the hard skills acquired during the bioengineer courss. The necessary knowledge depends on the project requirements.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The students conceive their project and realize it together with the support of their project supervisor.
Midway, they present a progress report containing the project context, the methodology, data, working organizing, expected results, etc. At the end, they produce a final report that is presented and defended face to an examining board.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Teaching by project

Recommended or required readings

Depending on the projects

Assessment methods and criteria

The evaluation is based on:

  • the evaluation of the project superviser, based on the quality of the final report and the team organizing and functioning;
  • the evaluation of the presentation of the final report and its discurssion with the examining board.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks