Degree in Forest and Natural Environment Engineering (Ponferrada)


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Program Description


We train professionals trained to apply Engineering to the management of the natural environment, forestry activities and renewable energy, offering a practical and complete training both in the field and in the laboratories and facilities of the center.

If you are interested in learning to

  • Carry out projects and direct works and services of a forest nature and nature.
  • Plan the use of forest resources (wood, biomass) and multiple use of the forest (hiking, recreational areas.)
  • Carry out plans to defend against forest fires, post-fire restoration, control of pests and diseases.
  • Manage natural spaces and carry out projects related to flora and fauna.
  • Use new technologies applied to forest management (Geographic Information Systems, drones, remote sensing).

What we offer you

  • Teams of highly prestigious teachers.
  • Mount for internships with the School.
  • Modern and well equipped laboratories for the teaching of the different disciplines.
  • Numerous agreements for internships in companies and in Public Administrations (Junta de Castilla y León, Town Halls).
  • National and international mobility programs Germany, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, United States, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, etc.).

Professional outings

  • Project drafting and management of forest works and services (forest certification, renewable energy, environmental impact assessment, reforestation, land management, etc.).
  • Access to the Forestry Technical Engineer bodies of the Public Administration (previous opposition).
  • Inventory, evaluation and management of forest resources and multiple use of the forest (hiking, peri-urban parks, recreational areas, gardening and nurseries, etc.).
  • Planning, management and exploitation of timber resources and those related to the use of biomass.
  • Projects related to flora and fauna (hunting, fish farming, micro-reserves of flora, protected species, etc.) and natural space management.
  • Plans for defense against forest fires, firefighting, forest fuel management, controlled burning, post-fire restoration, pest and disease control.
  • Application of new technologies to forest management (Geographic Information Systems, drones, remote sensing, etc.).


General competences that are established for all graduates in a transversal way and that are included in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (Annex 1, RD 1393/2007):

- That the students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that they imply knowledge coming from the forefront of their field of study.

- That the students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study.

- That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.

- That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized public.

- That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.

Access and admission of students

The access to the Official University Teaching of the University of León as well as its admission procedures, are regulated by Royal Decree 1892/2008, in its modifications and by the agreements reached by the Interuniversity Commission of Castilla y León

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

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