Degree programme alignment to both the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the Mexican
Qualification Framework (MMC)
The graduates of the Forestry Sciences Engineering are strongly focused on the transformation processes of wood boards, sawmilling, drying and quality of products, pulp and paper industries; on forest management aiming to design, implementation and evaluation of plans and programmes for sustainable use, forest measurement for calculating productivity and on forest restoration, which implies the characterization, diagnosis and project development for improving and maintaining the diverse ecosystems, all of these supported by the use of Geographic Information Systems tools; but they are not focused on the design, construction and maintenance of heavy machinery sawmills, construction of roads and bridges, etc., as the usual English professional sense of the word “engineer” implies.
The Forestry Sciences Engineering Bachelor degree programme is aligned to Level 6 of both the
European Qualification Framework (EQF) and the Mexican Qualification Framework (MMC).
The shaded sections show the areas where both Frameworks agree.
Levels in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF):
Advanced knowledge of a field of work or study, involving a critical understanding
of theories and principles.
Advanced skills, demonstrating mastery and innovation, required to solve complex
and unpredictable problems in a specialized field of work or study.
Manage complex technical or professional activities or projects, taking responsibility for decision-making in unpredictable work or study contexts; take responsibility
for managing professional development of individuals and groups.
Mexican Qualification Framework (MMC)
EACH MMC LEVEL
THE MMC LEVEL
THE MMC LEVEL
This level carries advanced knowledge of a field of work or study which requires a critical understanding of theories and principles.
It involves advanced skills demonstrating mastery and innovation required for solving complex and unpredictable problems in a field of work or study.
It implies managing activities or projects, technical or professional, taking responsibility for decision making in unpredictable work or study contexts;
as well as taking responsibility regarding managing professional development
of individuals or groups.
This level corresponds to the first stage of tertiary education, which does not lead directly to an advanced research qualification –level 5 of the International education
standard classification (ISCED) designed by UNESCO and approved in Geneva, by the
International Conference about education in 1975.
Bachelor degree and equivalent (in Mexico it includes Engineering).
4 to 5 years.
As an academic background, it requires at least level 4 of the MMC studies.
Level 5 studies can be part of the 4 to 5 years that it takes to reach this educational level.
It is organized on a regular basis in annual or semi-annual study periods.
240 to 300 credits
(These credits can include the ones gotten in level 5).