Studying Forest Products Technology & Timber Construction in Salzburg

With their expertise in the technological, economic and planning areas, students are trained in the course Forest Products Technology & Timber Construction to use their specific competence on the material wood in all areas of timber and timber construction and related industries.

The in-depth study of the renewable resource wood qualifies graduates for specific tasks in this long-term available, sustainable and organically grown material. Thus they not only make a contribution to safeguarding and developing resources and jobs at home and abroad, but also to increased and intelligent use of renewable resources.

In addition to direct entry into professional life, it is also possible to embark with a master's and then PhD on a research or science career.

1st academic year: foundation studies

In the first year, the basics of science, engineering, wood science and civil engineering are taught. In two project modules, the first wood technology and engineering project work activities are being implemented in practical work. In addition, basic economic content is taught.

2nd academic year: in-depth studies

Acquisition of specific expertise is at the forefront of the 2nd academic year. Parallel to this are in-depth courses in wood technology and wood construction. The knowledge is consolidated – depending on the choice of major – in a building or technology project, as well as in an interdisciplinary project, which eventually forms the first bachelor’s thesis. Students of both majors work on multidisciplinary tasks.

3rd academic year - professionalization:

The students are well prepared for their careers. At the beginning of the fifth semester, they complete their internship. In the sixth semester they deal in a study project with a special topic within the chosen specialization and round off the studies with their second thesis