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Master Programme in Wood Technology

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
The Master programme in wood technology covers the focus areas of timber engineering, wood material science and wood processing technology. The focus in teaching is on project-based learning in close interactions with our researchers. We welcome B.Sc graduates from all STEM subjects.

If you are a highly motivated student looking for an environment in which you can explore your own vision within the field of wood technology, this is the right place for you. The traditional way of studying, based on lectures and exams, often does not offer a stimulating experience for curious students. Instead, we allow you to apply state-of-the-art knowledge in real projects, together with our researchers. We run an open-door policy and you will have a dedicated work place close to our researchers and labs.


The engineering material wood is a renewable environmental friendly lightweight and durable advanced fiber composite. The technical challenge is to understand and mastering the in-built variation of the wood features and its hygroscopic behavior in order to better utilize the positive features of wood.

In order to give the student the knowledge and tools to handle this challenge the design of the programme is as follows.
The first semester is focused on course work, covering a wide range of topics within the realm of wood technology, but with a unique twist: instead of classical teacher-centred lectures with an exam at the end, we emphasise self-studying under tutoring, mini-projects and tight interactions with teachers and researchers.

From the second semester onward, the programme becomes more and more project-oriented and individualized after your interest, supplemented with a few additional courses. You will start to do your own work under supervision from our researchers and industrial partners, specialising in one of our three focus areas. In many cases you might have the opportunity to present your findings to the science community at international research conferences. Well-established contacts to the industry provide you with opportunities for collaboration in order to create a professional network and career opportunities early on in your studies. In short, we offer you an internationally well recognized, high-class education.

Skellefteå Municipality provides student accommodations for rent.

All teaching is in English.

Labour market

Many of our students leave the programme with one or more published peer-reviewed research papers, ready to enrol in a PhD programme, or find their path within the wood, timber engineering, or furniture industry, often in R&D positions.

Master Programme in Wood Technology
Skellefteå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2023

Startdatum 2023-08-28, w.35 2023
Day-time, 100%
Entry requirements

Academic degree minimum of 180 ECTS, (Bachelor or Bachelor of engineering) with a natural science or technical profile of at least 60 credits. At least 15 ECTS in Mathematics at university level is required.

Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6

More information about English language requirements


The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

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Micael Öhman

Micael Öhman, Senior Lecturer

Organisation: Wood Science and Engineering, Wood Science and Engineering, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: +46 (0)910 585374