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Wood Technology Project 2 15 credits

Projektkurs Träteknik 2
Second cycle, W7003T
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

A Bachelor degree, a minimum of 180 credits, with a scientific or technical profile of at least 60 credits and includes at least 15 credits in mathematics

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

Provide the student with in-depth knowledge of the research subjects scientific foundations, scientific work methodology and in-depth insights regarding sustainable development, gender equality and research ethics. As well as further refinement of skills in oral as well as written presentation techniques. 

After passing the course, the student should be able to show proofs of:

Knowledge and understanding:
-Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and skills in accordance with the established individual theoretical plan within the research subject wood technology

Skills and Abilities:
-To prepare a project plan
-To design an experimental design
-To apply good research ethics
-To identify the personal needs for new knowledge and design a plan how to meet the needs. A work in line with the concept of life-long learning.

Valuation and approach:
-To evaluate project goals based on the concepts for sustainable development, with a special focus on gender equality
-Reflect on and evaluate one's own work effort with regard to project planning and implementation 


50% Supervisor-led practical implementation of project assignment in the research area of wood technology.

50% individual knowledge building and theory studies. Supervisor and student together identifies and defines the student’s need of new knowledge in subjects related to the research area. The supervisor determines examination forms on its own.

Other course elements are: Literature search, Report writing on the form scientific article, Presentation technique with regard to stakeholders and target group, Project planning, Sustainability analysis, Research ethics. All skills must 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 is part of the specialization in the research area of Wood Technology that the student has already chosen, see course W7001T.

The course is problem-based. The work will be carried out either as part of an ongoing research project or as an industrial project with a clear R&D character in line with the research area of wood technology.

The course consists of two parts, theory and project, which are performed and examined individually. The project work is to be carried out individually or in groups of two students.

Theory part:

The student's individual need of knowledge is the foundation of this part.The purpose is to cover the theoretical knowledge required for the student to be able to complete the project at the same time as it will contribute to in-depth knowledge and specialization in the research subject. This requires the establishment of an individual implementation plan that defines:

- Learning objectives. The chosen theory must have a clear connection to the project's challenge and is an important part of the student's specialization in research subjects
- Implementation methodology. How the student should proceed / methodology to achieve the learning objective defined and documented
- Examination form and grading criteria stated in the implementation plan
- Schedule that describes delivery dates and times for supervisor meetings. The supervisor define suitable examination forms for literature and theory studies. The teaching takes place in the form of regular supervision based on the established plan

Project part:

The purpose is to train the student in practical research methodology where the student must show the ability to establish a project plan and carry out a project within the set time. A supervisor is providing regular guidance.

The work also includes a sustainability analysis with the aim of training the student to critically analyze the project's objectives and approach from a sustainability perspective of; gender equality, environmental impact, societal development and research ethics. For a more detailed description of the learning objective, see the course's study guide. For a good study result, it is required that you as a student take great responsibility and initiative for your own learning. 

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.

Examination of the theory according to the established plan for knowledge building and theory studies, for a detailed description see the course's study guide.    Grades: Fail/Pass

The project part is examined on following compulsory elements:

- Project plan and sustainability analysis.                                                          Grades: Fail/Pass

- Written report.                                                                                                     Grades: Fail, 3, 4, 5

- Oral presentation.                                                                                               Grades: Fail/Pass

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

Summarized grades:  Fail, 3, 4, 5 

Micael Öhman

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Will be announced later

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002ExerciseU G#5.00MandatoryA13
0003Assignment - ProjectG U 3 4 59.00MandatoryA13
0004Project plan and sustainable analysisU G#1.00MandatoryA20

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 Mats Naesstroem 15 Feb 2013

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