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Wood Technology Project 1 15 credits

Projektkurs Träteknik 1
Second cycle, W7001T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Wood Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Wood Physics and Wood Technology
Main field of study
Wood Technology

Entry requirements

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

Introduce and make the student aware of the research subject's scientific foundations and scientific methodology as well as the concept of sustainable development.

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding:
-Explain the structure and purpose of a project plan
-Explain and relate to the concepts for sustainable development, with a special focus on gender equality and research ethics
-Show considerable progress in knowledge and skills in the subject wood technology.

Skills and Abilities:
-To prepare a project plan
-To apply good research ethics
-To identify the personal need for new knowledge and skills in order to carry out the project task and/or with regard to lifelong learning
-Communicate results in speech and writing

Valuation and approach:
-To evaluate project goals and objectives based on the concepts for sustainable development, with a special focus on gender equality
-Self-evaluation and reflection on and evaluate one's own work effort with regard to implementation
-Demonstrate an ability to collaborate with colleagues and other professionals involved in the project 


1/3 Supervisor-led practical implementation of project assignment.

1/3 Knowledge building and theory studies.

The supervisor based on the student’s identified needs of new knowledge, determines the theoretical content of the course. The student will be trained in; identify the personal need for knowledge, obtain the necessary facts and summarize the theories and knowledge that are essential for the implementation of the project. The work is carried out under the supervision.

1/3 Introduction to project planning, project management and methods related to sustainable development such as; Literature search strategies, Report writing with regard to the projects target group and stakeholders, Presentation technique with regard to target group, Project planning, Research ethics, Gender equality and sustainability analysis

Skills to be applied in the other parts of the course. 

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

The course consists of three parts, about 1/3 of the project work, 1/3 of literature and theory studies where the latter should support the student's ability to complete the project and 1/3 of the introduction to practical skills training.

The work can be performed individually or in pair with one other student.

Following requirements are placed on a completed project work:

-A by the supervisor approved project plan must be established before the practical part of the project can begin

-A sustainability and gender equality analysis of the project must be prepared

-The outcome of the project presented on the form of a scientific report and as well orally be presented to stakeholders

Following requirements applies for the knowledge building and theory studies:

Establishment of an individual study and implementation plan that defines: 1) Learning objectives, related to the project's challenge and is an important part of the student's specialization in the research subject. 2) Implementation methodology defining how the student should proceed to to achieve the learning objectives. 3) Examination form and grading criteria must be stated in the implementation plan. 4) Time-schedule that describes delivery dates and times for supervisor meetings.

Following requirements applies for the specific skills training:
1) Introduction to project planning. 2) Introduction to the concepts of sustainable development and gender equality, research ethics and ethical approach. 3) Introduction to information and literature search. 4) Continued training in oral presentation and report writing.

For a more detailed description of the course content, see separate study guide. 

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

The course grade is based on project work, literature and theory studies, sustainability analysis and project evaluation.

Project results must be reported in writing as well as orally.

The supervisor decides on examination forms and grading criteria to be applied for the knowledge building and theory studies in each case individually. See the individual implementation and study plan established for the literature and theory studies.

Examination can take place a maximum of three years after course registration. 

Micael Öhman

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2012 Sp 1
Determined in consultation with the supervisor

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Project ManagementU G#5.00MandatoryS13
0002ExerciseU G#5.00MandatoryS13
0003Assignment - ProjectG U 3 4 55.00MandatoryS13

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Dept. TVM Mats Näsström 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021