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Compulsory courses
Master Programme in Wood Technology

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Programme content and structure

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.


The programme consists of 120 Credits


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

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

Compulsory courses

Compulsory courses in Wood Technology: 112.5 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
W0009T Wood manufacturing, process and material optimization 15,0 First level
W0010T Wood material science, anatomy and mechanical characteristics 15,0 First level
W7001T Wood Technology Project 1 15,0 Second level
W7003T Wood Technology Project 2 15,0 Second level
W7006T Degree project in Wood Technology, Master 30,0 Second level
W7007T Process efficiency and improvement, wood technology 7,5 Second level
W7008T Design of Timber Structures 7,5 Second level
W7009T Processes for Wood Construction Components 7,5 Second level

Compulsory course: 7.5 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
W7001M Applied Multivariate Data Analysis 7,5 Second level

Course offered outside the obligatory courses - not compulsory - For non Scandinavian students

Code Course Cr Level Comment
S0046P Swedish for International Students 1 3,0 First level Selectable