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Top FE 101 INTRODUCTION TO FOREST ENGINEERING (2)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Introduction to the forest engineering discipline. Discussion of critical issues, available resources, career opportunities and professional opportunities. Overview of field instruments and analytical approaches.

Top FE 102 FOREST ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING AND TECHNOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
A technology applications course designed to introduce students to formulating and implementing computational solutions to engineering analysis and design problems in a digital environment. Students will learn to evaluate engineering problems, formulate one or more solution techniques or algorithms, and code the solution using spreadsheet and/or programming software. Professionalism in completing and presenting laboratory exercises is emphasized. Laboratory examples draw from a variety of engineering topics. This course may be substituted for CE 102, Civil Engineering I: Problem Solving and Technology. PREREQS: Calculus

Top FE 208 FOREST SURVEYING (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Introduction to theory and practice of surveying methods and measurements as applied to the specifics of forestry problems and their solutions. This is the first of a four-course sequence (FE 208, 209, 310, 311). Together with FE 257 it is designed to prepare students for the Fundamentals of Land Surveying exam, which is necessary to become a professional land surveyor. PREREQS: MTH 112 [C] or MTH 241 [C] or MTH 251 [C] or MTH 251H [C] or MTH 252 [C] or MTH 252H [C] and with a grade of C or better.

Top FE 209 FOREST PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Management and conservation of natural resources with the fundamentals of spatial data acquisition from airborne and spaceborne sensors. Introduction to theory of spectral reflectance properties of vegetation, the principles of photographic analysis and aerial photo-interpretation and new advances such as LIDAR. PREREQS: MTH 112 [C] or MTH 241 [C] or MTH 251 [C] or MTH 251H [C] or MTH 252 [C] or MTH 252H [C]

Top FE 257 GIS AND FOREST ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to the appropriate use and potential applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and related technologies (GPS and remote sensing) in forest management and operational planning and problem solving. Students are presented with lectures and exercises that cover a wide range of GIS and GIS-related topics and issues including spatial database creation, structure, analysis, and modeling. Lec/lab.

Top FE 307 JUNIOR SEMINAR (1) 
College is the time to develop the skills necessary for the transition between academics and career. In conjunction with the expertise already available on campus, this course will guide students through career planning, exploration, placement, and employer expectations. CROSSLISTED as FOR 307. PREREQS: Professional forestry students only.

Top FE 310 FOREST ROUTE SURVEYING (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Route surveying and site surveying applied to forestry problems. Use of surveying equipment; traversing; computations; leveling; horizontal, vertical, compound, reverse and spiral curves; earthwork; construction staking as applied to new road and existing road P-line survey. Includes rapid survey techniques. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (FE 208 [C] or FE 308 [C] ) or CE 361 [C] or CEM 263 [C]

Top FE 312 FORESTRY FIELD SCHOOL (2)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
A hands-on experience in the major aspects of forestry, including regeneration surveys, silviculture, cruising, recreation, forest disturbances, logging site and mill visits, east and west of the Cascades Range. CROSSLISTED as FOR 312. PREREQS: Admission to a professional school in the Forestry, Forest Engineering, or Forest-Civil Engineering program.

Top FE 315 SOIL ENGINEERING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Use of soil in engineering and construction. Identification and classification. Engineering properties of soil: permeability, compressibility, and strength. Compaction principles and methods. Field control of soil engineering projects. PREREQS: ENGR 213* [D-] and CE 311 or CEM 311 or FE 330

Top FE 316 SOIL MECHANICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Soil strength and soil mechanics theories applied to analysis of slope stability, retaining structures, foundations, and pavements. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (FE 315* [C-] or CE 372* [D-] )

Top FE 330 FOREST ENGINEERING FLUID MECHANICS AND HYDRAULICS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Fluid properties, pressure, fluid statics, continuity, energy equation, single and series pipe flow, open channel hydraulics, peakflow estimates for culvert design, stream crossing design. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (ENGR 213* [D-] and FE 102* [C-] )

Top FE 370 HARVESTING OPERATIONS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Timber harvesting and transport methods from the forest to the mill. Technical feasibility, economic, and environmental relationships in forestry operations. PREREQS: Junior standing in forestry. For non-forest engineering students.

Top FE 371 HARVESTING PROCESS ENGINEERING (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Timber harvesting equipment and systems. Harvesting process evaluation and decisions aided by forest engineering analysis. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ENGR 211 [C] and FE 102 [C] and COREQS: FE 208 and FE 357

Top FE 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 407 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 411 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION MENTORED WORK EXPERIENCE (1) 
College is the time to develop the skills necessary for the transition between academics and career. Cooperative Education Mentored Work Experience is a graded field experience in which the student protege will apply academic study in a This course is repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits. PREREQS: Professional forestry students only.

Top FE 415 FOREST ROAD ENGINEERING (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Location, surveying, design, cost estimation, and construction practices for forest roads. Lecture on principles, and laboratory field practice in locating, surveying, designing, and cost estimating. PREREQS: FE 310 [C-]

Top FE 416 FOREST ROAD SYSTEM MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Structural characteristics of bridges, load rating, structural design of culverts, aggregate testing and evaluation, environmental assessment of forest road systems, road maintenance cycles and management. PREREQS: ( (ENGR 211 [D-] or ENGR 211H [D-] ) and (ENGR 213 [D-] or ENGR 213H [D-] ) and FE 316 [C-] and FE 415 [C-] )

Top FE 423 UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM REMOTE SENSING (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Geomatics presents techniques in UAS design and applications for remote sensing measurements of both natural and constructed landscapes. PREREQS: FE 309 [C] or GEOG 480 [C] or GEOG 481 [C] or GEO 444 [C] or GEO 466 [C]

Top FE 430 WATERSHED PROCESSES (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Effects of land use practices on the physical hydrology (interception, infiltration, evapotranspiration, subsurface flow and surface runoff, water yields, and peak flows) of forested watersheds. Surface erosion, mass soil movements, stream temperatures, nutrient levels and effects of management activities upon riparian systems; forest practice rules. Lec/lab. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top FE 434 FOREST WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Physical hydrology, erosion processes, streams, and riparian areas of forested ecosystems. The material can be widely applied, but is applicable primarily to the humid, temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. PREREQS: (CH 121 [C] or CH 201 [C] or CH 231 [C] ) and (SOIL 205 [C] or CSS 305 [C] or CSS 205 [C] ) and (MTH 241 [C] or MTH 251 [C] or MTH 251H [C] )

Top FE 435 FOREST WATERSHED MANAGEMENT IMPACTS (3) 
Impacts of forest disturbance, timber harvest, wildfire, insect outbreaks, and low frequency storms and floods on watershed hydrology and streams. PREREQS: FE 434 [C] and /or equivalent

Top FE 436 FOREST DISTURBANCE HYDROLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Impacts of forest disturbance, including timber harvest, wildfire, insect outbreaks, and low frequency storms and floods on watershed hydrology and streams. PREREQS: FE 434 [C] and or equivalent.

Top FE 440 FOREST OPERATIONS ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Identification and measurement of production components in harvesting systems. Methods analysis, productivity improvement and engineering economics. Report writing skills emphasized. Lec/lab. PREREQS: FE 102 [C-] and (FE 370 [C-] or FE 371 [C-] ) and basic statistics

Top FE 456 INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
An introduction to the biological, physical, and sociological factors that shape the world's forests and the activities used to manage those forests. What influence these factors have on forest policies, practices, and outcomes. CROSSLISTED as FOR 456. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Introductory course in biology.

Top FE 457 TECHNIQUES FOR FOREST RESOURCE ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Use of linear programming, nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, and simulation to solve complex forest management problems, with emphasis on intertemporal multiple-use scheduling. Forestry transportation problems, multiple-use allocation, and investment analysis. Filed trips required. CROSSLISTED as FOR 457/FOR 557. PREREQS: AREC 351 [C] or FOR 330 [C]

Top FE 459 FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND DESIGN I (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Integration of environmental, economic, and social aspects of forestry in management planning. Development of strategic and tactical plans using diverse data types and sources. Senior capstone class projects. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as FOR 459. PREREQS: FE 457 or FOR 457 and senior standing or departmental approval required.

Top FE 460 FOREST OPERATIONS REGULATIONS AND POLICY ISSUES (3)  WIC Core Course
Reviews regulations and other policies that affect timber harvesting and other forest practices, particularly policies that address concerns of environment, safety, employment and transportation. Discusses how such rules and other policies evolve, including the role of public perceptions, forestry professionals and other key policy players. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: Senior standing.

Top FE 469 FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND DESIGN II (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A team-based, project-centric course for integrated timber harvest planning. Establish tactical and operational planning goals and constraints, identify feasible harvesting and transportation systems, and design harvest units to meet objectives and constraints. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as FOR 469. PREREQS: FE 459 [C] or FOR 459 [C]

Top FE 470 LOGGING MECHANICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Relationship of torque, power, and thrust to the operation of cable and ground-based harvesting systems. On-highway and off-highway heavy truck performance. PREREQS: ( (ENGR 211 [D-] or ENGR 211H [D-] ) and ENGR 213 [D-] and FE 371 [C-] )

Top FE 471 HARVESTING MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Verification of harvesting assessment plans and operational planning/field layout. Practical logging skills related to harvest planning, operations monitoring, and designing worker training programs. Lec/lab. PREREQS: FE 371 and FE 470

Top FE 479 SLOPE AND EMBANKMENT DESIGN (3)  Offered in current or future terms
A comprehensive overview of evaluating stability and performance for natural and engineering slopes. Design aspects include construction of road embankments, slope remediation techniques and application of geosynthetics for slope stabilization, slope and wall construction, and drainage. CROSSLISTED as CE 479/CE 579. PREREQS: CE 373 [C] or FE 316 [C]

Top FE 480 FOREST ENGINEERING PRACTICE AND PROFESSIONALISM (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Personal and professional skills, attributes, and issues in forest engineering practice. Includes topics such as ethics, land stewardship, media relations and risk management. PREREQS: Senior standing.

Top FE 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits.

Top FE 501 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARHSIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top FE 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 506 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 507 SEMINAR (1-16) 
Subject matter as required by graduate programs. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 515 FOREST ROAD ENGINEERING (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Location, surveying, design, cost estimation, and construction practices for forest roads. Lecture on principles, and laboratory field practice in locating, surveying, designing, and cost estimating. PREREQS: Basic surveying and permission of instructor.

Top FE 516 FOREST ROAD SYSTEM MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Structural characteristics of bridges, load rating, structural design of culverts, aggregate testing and evaluation, environmental assessment of forest road systems, road maintenance cycles and management. PREREQS: FE 415 or FE 515

Top FE 523 UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM REMOTE SENSING (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Geomatics presents techniques in UAS design and applications for remote sensing measurements of both natural and constructed landscapes. PREREQS: GEOG 580 [C] or GEOG 581 [C] or GEO 544 [C] or GEO 566 [C] or OC 678 [C]

Top FE 530 WATERSHED PROCESSES (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Effects of land use practices on the physical hydrology (interception, infiltration, evapotranspiration, subsurface flow and surface runoff, water yields, and peak flows) of forested watersheds. Surface erosion, mass soil movements, stream temperatures, nutrient levels and effects of management activities upon riparian systems; forest practice rules. Lec/lab. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top FE 532 FOREST HYDROLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Physical hydrology, erosion processes, and attributes of stream ecosystems for forested watersheds. Material can be widely applied, but is applicable primarily to the humid, temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. Lec/rec. PREREQS: BEE 512 or equivalent Intro to Hydrology course.

Top FE 536 FOREST DISTURBANCE HYDROLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Impacts of forest disturbances that include timber harvest; wildfire; insect outbreaks; and large, low frequency storms and floods on the watershed hydrology, erosion processes, and stream ecosystems of forested watersheds. Lec/rec. PREREQS: FE 532 [C]

Top FE 540 FOREST OPERATIONS ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Identification and measurement of production components in harvesting systems. Methods analysis, productivity improvement and engineering economics. Report writing skills emphasized. Lec/lab. PREREQS: FE 102 and (FE 370 or FE 371) and basic statistics.

Top FE 545 SEDIMENT TRANSPORT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles of sediment erosion, transportation and deposition in rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries; measurement, analysis, and computational techniques. Offered even years in winter term. CROSSLISTED as BEE 545. PREREQS: CE 313 or FE 330

Top FE 552 FOREST TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Analysis of interactions between harvesting and road systems. Advanced topics in road and landing spacing, determination of road standards, analysis of logging road networks, transfer and sort yard facility location. Simultaneous resource scheduling and transportation planning. PREREQS: FE 102 and (FE 440 or FE 540)

Top FE 555 FOREST SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Develop and implement operational planning and logistics scheduling systems to manage a forestry supply chain for typical forest organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Once developed, these supply chain plans will be implemented using simulation software that will allow students to view the results of their forest operations plans. PREREQS: (CS 151 or FE 102) and FE 357 and FOR 457

Top FE 557 TECHNIQUES FOR FOREST RESOURCE ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Use of linear programming, nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, and simulation to solve complex forest management problems, with emphasis on intertemporal multiple-use scheduling. Forestry transportation problems, multiple-use allocation, and investment analysis. Field trips required. CROSSLISTED as FOR 457/FOR 557. PREREQS: AREC 351 or FOR 330

Top FE 560 FOREST OPERATIONS REGULATIONS AND POLICY ISSUES (3) 
Reviews regulations and other policies that affect timber harvesting and other forest practices, particularly policies that address concerns of environment, safety, employment and transportation. Discusses how such rules and other policies evolve, including the role of public perceptions, forestry professionals and other key policy players. PREREQS: Senior standing.

Top FE 570 LOGGING MECHANICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Relationship of torque, power, and thrust to the operation of cable and ground-based harvesting systems. On-highway and off-highway heavy truck performance. PREREQS: ENGR 211 and ENGR 213 and FE 371

Top FE 571 HARVESTING MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Verification of harvesting assessment plans and operational planning/field layout. Practical logging skills related to harvest planning, operations monitoring, and designing worker training programs. PREREQS: FE 371 and FE 470

Top FE 579 SLOPE AND EMBANKMENT DESIGN (3)  Offered in current or future terms
A comprehensive overview of evaluating stability and performance for natural and engineering slopes. Design aspects include construction of road embankments, slope remediation techniques and application of geosynthetics for slope stabilization, slope and wall construction, and drainage. CROSSLISTED as CE 479/CE 579. PREREQS: CE 373 or FE 316

Top FE 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16) 
Advanced topics in isotope hydrology. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 601 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 603 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top FE 605 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 606 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 607 SEMINAR (1-16) 
Subject matter is required by graduate programs. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FE 640 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FOREST ENGINEERING (1-3)  Offered in current or future terms
Recent advances in logging engineering, forest engineering, and forest operations. Content will vary with instructor. May be retaken for credit. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.



 
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