Erasmus and International Incoming Students

Welcome to the overview of courses that the Forest Products Technology & Management Programme offers in English for incoming exchange students.

For further information on academic issues, courses, course selection and provisional learning agreements, please, contact the international coordinator of the Forest Products Technology & Management Master Programme, Ulrike Szigeti (ulrike.szigetifh-salzburg.ac.at).

For administrative issues, please, contact the Incoming Students Coordinator at International Office, Johanna Aicher (johanna.aicherfh-salzburg.ac.at).

 

COURSE OFFER



FALL SEMESTER: Wood Engineering, Management and Research Methodology Courses - Master level

Course Title: Process Development
Course Code:
HTWM3PRDIL
Number of Credits: 3 ECTS
Course Contents: Principles of process modelling, Process Systems Engineering, analytical solving of process models, numerical solving of process models, statistical testing of hypothesis in process analysis and development, methods to reduce variation of process parameters for heterogeneous materials as wood, examples for process development in wood industries, application of process development methods in wood drying and wood modification.

Course Title: Strategic Management
Course Code:
HTWM3STMVO
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: Strategy Process, SWOT Analysis, Potenzial-Analysis, Strategic Balance.

Course Title: Design of Experiments
Course Code:
HTWM3DOEIL
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: Strategy of experimentation and analysis, randomised blocks and Latin squares, factorial designs, fitting regression models, response surface methods and designs, statistical software for design of experiments, examples.

Course Title: Market Research
Course Code:
HTWM3MREIL
Number of Credits: 3 ECTS
Course Contents: Principles of market research, principles of data acquisition and analysis, multivariate regression analysis, multiple analysis of variance, contingency analysis, cluster analysis, application of market research methods in wood industry, examples.

Course Title: Symposium: Ethics and Sustainability
Course Code:
HTWM1ENHIL
Number of Credits: 1 ECTS
Course Contents: The need for professional-ethical orientation has never been as great as it has become in the past decade. At this stage, we are being confronted with the topic of ethics from all directions: bioethics, medical ethics, animal ethics, ethics and politics, ethics and economy, ethics as a school subject instead of religion …from personalized ethics to environmental ethics, from day-to-day to systems ethics …. our very existence seems to be sailing in a sea of ethical and morally charged issues – particularly because the two terms – ethics and sustainability – are being used more and more ambiguously and prolifically. This symposium will therefore attempt to shed some light on the question of terminology and to sensitize participants to the questions behind professional ethics and sustainability.
Through this symposium, participants will gain an initial general overview of the issues which will then be followed by a deeper insight into the material via follow-up workshops held under the guidance of associated supervisors.


See also courses offered in:
Forest Products Technology & Timber Construction - Bachelor
Design & Product Management – Bachelor
Design & Product Management – Master

Smart Building - Bachelor

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FALL SEMESTER: Languages, Communication and Presentation Skills

For German Language Courses as well as Intercultural Communication Courses see the Courses offered by the International Office.

Course Title: English Advanced
Course Code:
HTWM1EADUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Level: B2/C1 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Students acquire specific vocabulary pertaining to their degree program and are provided with the opportunity to improve their oral language skills in particular as they discuss topics directly related to their coursework in other subjects. Small groups allow for individualization of course contents to meet students needs and interests.

Course Title: English Business
Course Code:
HTWM3EPRUB
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Level: B2/C1 (CEFR)
Course Contents: The Business English Course focuses on improving students' verbal and written skills for their future professional life and therefore also includes analysing texts relating to forest products terminology and describing company processes.

Course Title: Presentation Skills (Scientific level)
Course Code:
HTWM1PRSIL
Number of Credits: 3 ECTS
Level: B2/C1 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Analysis of scientific texts and preparation for oral presentation at a scientific level, write scientific papers in English.

Course Title: Communication & Argumentation
Course Code:
HTWM3COAIL
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Level: B2/C1 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Present one’s ideas in cogent, persuasive arguments, have a detailed understanding of the nature of argument, have an awareness of reasoning and the function of argumentation, have an ability to critically evaluate arguments in the communication contexts, develop capability to share and understand another's emotions and feelings in the communication contexts, questioning techniques, handle difficult conversation situations, develop excellence in the skills of argumentation and communication.


As an accepted incoming student you can also choose among the Courses offered by the International Office.

SUMMER SEMESTER: Wood Engineering Courses

Course Title: Process analyses & controlling in the Forest Products Industry
Course Code:
HTWM2PSHIL
Number of Credits: 3 ECTS
Course Contents & Outcome: Modelling of systems. Methods of process analyses. Operating figures for the description of processes. Analysing of processes in the Forest Products Industry: exemplary applications, methods for improving process sequences. Exemplary application of process analyses and controlling for vacuum drying with steaming.
The students know the relevant methods of how to automate timber industrial processes and have furthered their knowledge through factual know-how. They have the ability to apply their knowledge to problems and questions in the forest products industry.

Course Title: Life Cycle Assessment
Course Code:
HTWM2LIFIL (2015, 2017)
Observation: Alternating with Wood Preservation, HTWM2WODIL (2014, 2016, 2018)
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS (16 - 17 March 2015)
Semester: Master 2 (Spring) every second year (2015, 2017)
Course Type: Lecture with integrated project work
Course Contents: The environmental impacts of products are becoming a more important component of the characteristics considered by consumers and policy makers. Wood products generally have favorable environmental profiles but this is not always well understood by decision makers. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a standard way to document and compare the holistic environmental impacts of wood and other products.  We will discuss the process of life cycle assessment and investigate and compare the impacts of wood and alternative materials.

Course Title: Wood Preservation (Adam Taylor, University of Knoxville, Tennessee)
Course Code: HTWM2WODIL (2016, 2018)
Observation: Alternating with Life Cycle Assessment (2015, 2017)
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: The causes, symptoms and prevention of wood product deterioration will be described. The importance of wood durability in the context of sustainability will be discussed.

Course Title: Ideas to Product (Helmut Holzer)
Course Code:
HTWM2I2PIL
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: Development the stage/gate process from idea to final product on the market / consider commercial, consumer, technical and legal readiness / get practical insights in all stages / learn new methods during the process for development of products and materials / get know how about difference between material and product development


See also courses offered in:
Forest Products Technology & Timber Construction - Bachelor
Design & Product Management – Bachelor
Design & Product Management – Master

SUMMER SEMESTER: Language and Intercultural Communication Courses

Course Title: English in Natural Sciences (Catherine Byrne)
Course Code:
HTWM2ENGIL
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Level: B2/C1
Course Contents: Students acquire specific vocabulary pertaining to their degree program and are provided with the opportunity to improve their oral language skills in particular as they discuss topics directly related to their coursework in other subjects. Small groups allow for individualization of  course contents to meet students needs and interests.

Course Title: Intercultural Communication (George Paul)
Course Code:
HTWM4INCIL
Level: B2/C1
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: Negotiating skills needed to meet the challenges facing todays executives, experiential and intellectual components of negotiation. Develop the sophistication to analyze bargaining and conflict relationships and to learn (through class discussion and self-assessment) about their own individual bargaining style, various techniques to help to understand the basic elements of negotiation: when to reach a deal and when to walk away; how to negotiate in teams; how to negotiate with multiple opponents; and how to handle international negotiations.


For further language courses see Forest Products Technology & Timber Construction Bachelor Programme.

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