For a Master's degree with a major in Wood Technology a total of 120 credits in accordance to curriculum of the programme are required. A minimum of 90 credits at advanced level including a thesis of 30 credits in the subject of Wood Technology is required.
Semester 1 includes compulsory courses totaling 30 credits (undergraduate level) providing the necessary basic knowledge of wood as a material and its manufacturing processes, anatomy, material properties and manufacturing processes.
Semester 2 and 3: Includes a total of 60 credits (advanced level):
• 15 credits compulsory courses
• 15 credits specialization, individual elective, within the field Wood Technology
• 30 credits project-based courses related to research or design oriented projects within the subject Wood Technology.
The student makes an individual choice of which area of research within the subject of Wood Technology to specialize in. The specialization shall be a continuation of the basic courses given the first semester including the specialization course and the project course given the same semester. Exceptions can be made after approval of the program coordinator.
The project course will give students practical skills in planning and implementation of research and development projects, conducted with a scientific approach. Shall as well provide a deepened understanding of the theoretical foundations in the research and its methods.
Semester 4: Master Thesis, 30 credits, in Wood Technology. The mandatory courses must be completed prior to the start of the master's thesis. Specific information about that application and selection for master's thesis is controlled by the coordinator department.
Swedish for beginners is offered for overseas students. The course is not included in the degree, and is read in addition to the obligatory courses.
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
The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects