Founded 43 years ago, the School of Forest Engineering directs all of its efforts to contribute to the country’s development, through the training of human resources in research and outreach projects in the field of forest resources.

It maintains technological leadership, academic excellence and strict adherence to ethical, humanistic and environmental standards from the perspective of a high-quality public university which is competitive at the national and international levels.

In this context, the School of Forest Engineering plays a leading role in the search for a harmonious relationship between society and natural resources, to achieve a better quality of life and the preservation of Costa Rica's natural resources.

The School of Forest Engineering offers:

  • Licentiate’s Degree in Forest Engineering with an emphasis in Forest Management and Production: This program trains professionals in planning, design, execution, control and evaluation, providing them with the ability to work in production systems, industrial transformation and marketing of forestry products, as well as in the production and conservation of environmental services derived from forest ecosystems, respecting the principles of sustainable development.
  • Licentiate’s Degree in Forest Engineering with an emphasis on Conservation and Restoration of Forest Ecosystems: This program trains professionals in planning, design, execution, monitoring, supervision, control and evaluation, providing them with the ability to work in the areas of biological diversity, protected area management, environmental impact, programs for conservation and restoration of environmental services and resources, as well as in production systems derived from forest ecosystems, respecting the principles of sustainable development.
  • Master's Degree in Forest Sciences: This is an academic master's degree that provides students with the tools necessary to carry out research in all fields of forestry, with a potentially great impact in the area of ​​tropical Mesoamerica.

Likewise, the school's professors are part of the academic bodies of the following programs:

  • Master's Program in Natural Resources Management and Production Technologies. This is a professional master's degree that provides students with modern management tools and the most current production technologies related to management of natural resources.
  • Doctoral Program in Natural Sciences for Development: Created by the Tecnológico de Costa Rica, the Universidad Nacional and the Universidad Estatal a Distancia, of Costa Rica, in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, in León; the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma, Mexico, with support from the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education (Anuies) and the Central American University Superior Council (CSUCA).