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.
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
Normal teaching, Autumn 2023
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 6More information about English language requirements
The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects
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