Forest Products Technology & Management

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Academic Writing and Publishing Workshop

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1SWPSE
Type SE
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are familiar with the methods of scientific writing and are able to present and analyse the logical structure of a scientific paper for specific topics. The students are able to write a paper on a specialist subject themselves.

Superior module:

Scientific Studies

Module description:

The graduates are familiar with scientific theoretical approaches and are able to apply the acquired knowledge into practice in scientific work. They are able to present and defend a scientific paper in the context of a conference held in English. The graduates have improved their rhetorical competencies as well as their presentation and discussion techniques.

Basic Principles of Forest Products Technology

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1HTGVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

The graduates are able to: - understand wood as an anisotropic, hydrophilic material and to characterise it on the basis of its essential mechanical and physical properties - describe the production processes of wood technology and define their respective objectives and technical parameters.

Superior module:

Forest Products Technology - Wood as a raw & processed material

Module description:

The students are able to describe and evaluate the relevant properties of the raw and processed materials of wood, the new developments in the field of wood modification and the production of wood-based products. They are familiar with process engineering technologies for analyzing and controlling the modification of wood and the production of modern wood-based materials and can apply these technologies sensibly.

Business Economics & Investment Appraisal

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1BIRVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

The students acquire the ability to design and evaluate business models in the wood industry.

Superior module:

Management & Markets

Module description:

As prospective managers, the graduates have acquired a holistic overview of the environments, markets and structures of the timber industry, in the context of which sustainable decisions have to be made. The graduates are able to anticipate the requirements for sustainable corporate decisions which go far beyond the classic business figures orientation, as well as the global timber markets and the complexity of the diversity of objectives in management.

Digitalisation: Project Planning and Installation

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1DPMVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

The students acquire the ability to outline constructions and buildings from the idea to submission, execution and work planning, as well as for work preparation, production and assembly planning up to the building acceptance in a digital form. They can record and document adjustments and changes, and are able to hand over an "as-built" digital twin to the building owner.

Superior module:

Introduction to Wood Construction

Module description:

The graduates are able to develop and plan wooden buildings. They can name all relevant materials and timber construction systems and evaluate the normative, constructive and building physics requirements for wooden constructions. They can name and evaluate relevant joining and connection details for components and component joinings. They are able to virtually depict and simulate the constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation.

Ethics & Sustainability

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1ENHIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

After completion of the symposium, the students are able to: - analyse and reflect on ethical and moral dilemmas - evaluate opinions from a lecture in their own context of action - argue societal questions with regard to their own professional/occupational environment - articulate and justify their own opinion in the group discussion.

Superior module:

Scientific Studies

Module description:

The graduates are familiar with scientific theoretical approaches and are able to apply the acquired knowledge into practice in scientific work. They are able to present and defend a scientific paper in the context of a conference held in English. The graduates have improved their rhetorical competencies as well as their presentation and discussion techniques.

Individual Project 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1IPRPT
Type PT
Kind Project
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students can implement the theoretical skills in a practical project. The skills in the technical area are used just as much as the economic, systematic and social skills.

Superior module:

Project 1

Module description:

The Individual Project bridges the gap between theoretical content and practical implementation and introduces the students to the diversified distribution of tasks in project management in a company or in construction tasks.

International Markets of the Forest Products Industry

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1IHMIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - describe and evaluate the operational structures of the international value chain of the timber industry and of the international timber trade - name the companies involved in the timber trade and analyse their activities - evaluate the international production of timber products, the international marketing of timber products and the international purchasing and distribution of timber trade companies, taking into account the specifics of cross-border timber trading transactions - explain the functioning of international logistics and payment transactions and use the special documents required for cross-border timber trade - assess the risks associated with foreign transactions with timber products.

Superior module:

Management & Markets

Module description:

As prospective managers, the graduates have acquired a holistic overview of the environments, markets and structures of the timber industry, in the context of which sustainable decisions have to be made. The graduates are able to anticipate the requirements for sustainable corporate decisions which go far beyond the classic business figures orientation, as well as the global timber markets and the complexity of the diversity of objectives in management.

Introduction to Timber Construction

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1HBGIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students acquire the skills to select suitable timber construction systems for the construction of buildings and to assess and properly apply them. Furthermore they gain the ability to plan structures and connection techniques in compliance with the use of materials as well as manufacturing and assembly specifications. They can develop detailed structures with respect to fire protection and sound insulation.

Superior module:

Introduction to Wood Construction

Module description:

The graduates are able to develop and plan wooden buildings. They can name all relevant materials and timber construction systems and evaluate the normative, constructive and building physics requirements for wooden constructions. They can name and evaluate relevant joining and connection details for components and component joinings. They are able to virtually depict and simulate the constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation.

Structural and Functional Material of Wood

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1SFHIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The graduates are able to characterise wood as a raw material for specific wood-based materials and to describe the essential processes for the breakdown of wood in order to extract its subtle elements. They can describe new wood-based materials and evaluate the further development of these materials according to current research.

Superior module:

Forest Products Technology - Wood as a raw & processed material

Module description:

The students are able to describe and evaluate the relevant properties of the raw and processed materials of wood, the new developments in the field of wood modification and the production of wood-based products. They are familiar with process engineering technologies for analyzing and controlling the modification of wood and the production of modern wood-based materials and can apply these technologies sensibly.

Sustainable Corporate Management

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1NUFVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to describe and evaluate the implications and additional requirements of sustainable corporate management that goes far beyond classic shareholder orientation.

Superior module:

Management & Markets

Module description:

As prospective managers, the graduates have acquired a holistic overview of the environments, markets and structures of the timber industry, in the context of which sustainable decisions have to be made. The graduates are able to anticipate the requirements for sustainable corporate decisions which go far beyond the classic business figures orientation, as well as the global timber markets and the complexity of the diversity of objectives in management.

Wood-technological Processes & Procedures

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1HPVIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The graduates are able to: - characterise wood technology processes with regard to process parameters and gauge the effect of changes in these parameters on product properties - present the main measurement methods for the evaluation and analysis of process parameters and to discuss questions regarding the selection and application of measurement methods in the operational environment.

Superior module:

Forest Products Technology - Wood as a raw & processed material

Module description:

The students are able to describe and evaluate the relevant properties of the raw and processed materials of wood, the new developments in the field of wood modification and the production of wood-based products. They are familiar with process engineering technologies for analyzing and controlling the modification of wood and the production of modern wood-based materials and can apply these technologies sensibly.

Detailed Competences 1.1

Detailed Competences 1.1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1WAHIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are familiar with specific technical topics in the field of wood technology, the timber industry and timber construction, but also with specialist topics in related subject areas, and can successfully apply this knowledge to specific questions in their studies and their final thesis.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 1.1

Module description:

Based on the graduates' suggestions and according to the thematic and industry-specific requirements of the individual project, various free elective subjects such as statistics, finite element methods, entrepreneurship, marketing, etc. are offered. Language courses are also offered regularly. Alternatively, courses of a corresponding level can be taken at other acknowledged domestic and foreign universities or at other degree programmes of FH Salzburg.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Funding and project acquisition

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2FPAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students can choose the optimal funding channel from the available funding options and are able to write and handle applications for funds in a target-oriented manner.

Superior module:

Negotiations & Funding

Module description:

The students are able to conduct complex negotiations and make management decisions. Due to the knowledge of funding programmes and the specific handling of the application process, the graduates have important competencies to proactively shape the innovation fields of companies.

ICT systems in the Forest Products Industry/in Timber Construction

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2ISHVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - understand selected structures of IT solutions in production companies - understand data exchange and data formats in selected production companies - discuss the importance and possibilities of selected IT interfaces - recognize the components of control systems - realise simple PLC circuits.

Superior module:

Information Technology & Operations Management

Module description:

The graduates have the necessary skills to analyze the material and information flows in companies in the timber industry. They are familiar with industrial communication technologies and production technologies. The students have an overview of the characteristics and correlations of communication in control processes in the wood and wood-based material processing industry and building automation.

Individual Project 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2IPRPT
Type PT
Kind Project
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students can implement the theoretical skills in a practical project. The skills in the technical area are used just as much as the economic, systematic and social skills.

Superior module:

Project 2

Module description:

The graduates are able to create new development concepts, taking into account complex functional contexts and the integration of technical, cultural and aesthetic aspects. They asses their own actions critically and question established ways of thinking and acting.

Lean Management - Production Technology

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2LMPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Students are able to: - recognize the essential processes in a company's workflow - represent the structure of production processes in a flow chart - implement continuous improvement processes in a production flow - define measurement parameters for the characterization of production processes - present reports to illustrate improvements in production processes.

Superior module:

Information Technology & Operations Management

Module description:

The graduates have the necessary skills to analyze the material and information flows in companies in the timber industry. They are familiar with industrial communication technologies and production technologies. The students have an overview of the characteristics and correlations of communication in control processes in the wood and wood-based material processing industry and building automation.

Negotiations

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2VMTVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

The students can name and evaluate the components of efficient negotiation, from preparation to negotiation styles and tactics to successful completion. The additional focus on practical application in the context of the timber markets enables the students to directly implement the methods in the relevant professional field.

Superior module:

Negotiations & Funding

Module description:

The students are able to conduct complex negotiations and make management decisions. Due to the knowledge of funding programmes and the specific handling of the application process, the graduates have important competencies to proactively shape the innovation fields of companies.

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2QQFIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - develop research hypotheses - formulate alternative hypotheses - differentiate and apply qualitative and quantitative methods - evaluate statistical data - perform statistical tests - create statistical models.

Superior module:

Research Methods

Module description:

The graduates are familiar with the relevant concepts, methods and elements of the empirical research process and their largely self-directed application to an empirical project. They can apply the gained knowledge appropriately with reference to relevant questions and are able to structure and independently develop theory-based problem-solving approaches to research problems. They have the ability to critically evaluate research designs and are able to present solutions that have been developed in a team to a group and to give appropriate reasons.

Detailed Competences 2.1

Detailed Competences 2.1

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2WAHIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 4
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are familiar with specific technical topics in the field of wood technology, the timber industry and timber construction, but also with specialist topics in related subject areas, and can successfully apply this knowledge to specific questions in their studies and their final thesis.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 2.1

Module description:

The students are familiar with specific technical topics in the field of wood technology, the timber industry and timber construction, but also with specialist topics in related subject areas and were able to successfully apply this knowledge to specific questions related to their study programme and their final thesis.

Main option: Timber Constructions 1

Building Envelopes in Timber Construction

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2HKHIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students acquire the skills to plan facades and facade systems made of different materials and material combinations. They can integrate additional functionalities into the facade in addition to the requirements of normative and building physics regulations as well as planning and building laws.

Superior module:

Main option: Timber Constructions 1

Module description:

The graduates have expanded their knowledge and skills in the development, planning, dimensioning and construction of buildings and load-bearing structures made of wood as well as detailed structures and joint systems. They have knowledge of building physics and their impacts on timber construction and facade systems. They are able to attain the certification of components and to evaluate manufacturing processes in the construction industry. They can perform basic repair methods on existing structures. They are able to virtually map and simulate constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation, and to integrate different data formats into a BIM system. They are familiar with project management and control and are therefore able to organize and coordinate the production and erection of structures/buildings.

Building Information Modelling - Basics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2BIMIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to use virtual building information modeling (BIM) for the optimized planning, construction and management of buildings.

Superior module:

Main option: Timber Constructions 1

Module description:

The graduates have expanded their knowledge and skills in the development, planning, dimensioning and construction of buildings and load-bearing structures made of wood as well as detailed structures and joint systems. They have knowledge of building physics and their impacts on timber construction and facade systems. They are able to attain the certification of components and to evaluate manufacturing processes in the construction industry. They can perform basic repair methods on existing structures. They are able to virtually map and simulate constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation, and to integrate different data formats into a BIM system. They are familiar with project management and control and are therefore able to organize and coordinate the production and erection of structures/buildings.

Model Construction in Structural Design

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2MOTIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students acquire the ability to transfer structures into load-bearing structural elements and to assess and dimension them.

Superior module:

Main option: Timber Constructions 1

Module description:

The graduates have expanded their knowledge and skills in the development, planning, dimensioning and construction of buildings and load-bearing structures made of wood as well as detailed structures and joint systems. They have knowledge of building physics and their impacts on timber construction and facade systems. They are able to attain the certification of components and to evaluate manufacturing processes in the construction industry. They can perform basic repair methods on existing structures. They are able to virtually map and simulate constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation, and to integrate different data formats into a BIM system. They are familiar with project management and control and are therefore able to organize and coordinate the production and erection of structures/buildings.

Pre-Fabrication

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2VOFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students acquire the ability to develop components, to plan and carry out an approval (conformity), to produce the approved components - commercial or industrial production - and to implement the required factory production control system within the framework of quality assurance. They are able to name and evaluate the relevant production systems and manufacturing processes and the quality assurance requirements for the prefabrication of wooden construction elements.

Superior module:

Main option: Timber Constructions 1

Module description:

The graduates have expanded their knowledge and skills in the development, planning, dimensioning and construction of buildings and load-bearing structures made of wood as well as detailed structures and joint systems. They have knowledge of building physics and their impacts on timber construction and facade systems. They are able to attain the certification of components and to evaluate manufacturing processes in the construction industry. They can perform basic repair methods on existing structures. They are able to virtually map and simulate constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation, and to integrate different data formats into a BIM system. They are familiar with project management and control and are therefore able to organize and coordinate the production and erection of structures/buildings.

The Development of Buildings 1

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2GEGIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - explain and evaluate the diverse and complex framework conditions and procedures for functional and organisational building development - develop a building based on real situations according to defined specifications and present it convincingly.

Superior module:

Main option: Timber Constructions 1

Module description:

The graduates have expanded their knowledge and skills in the development, planning, dimensioning and construction of buildings and load-bearing structures made of wood as well as detailed structures and joint systems. They have knowledge of building physics and their impacts on timber construction and facade systems. They are able to attain the certification of components and to evaluate manufacturing processes in the construction industry. They can perform basic repair methods on existing structures. They are able to virtually map and simulate constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation, and to integrate different data formats into a BIM system. They are familiar with project management and control and are therefore able to organize and coordinate the production and erection of structures/buildings.

Main option: Wood technology 1

Process Engineering and Bio composite materials

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2VUBIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - describe and characterize the process technology for the pre-treatment of wood and biogenic raw materials for use in bio-composite materials - describe the manufacturing processes of bio-composite materials and to characterise them on the basis of selected process properties - compare bio-composite materials with conventional materials in various fields of application in technical, economic and ecological terms.

Superior module:

Main option: Wood technology 1

Module description:

The graduates know the relevant methods for analyzing wood industrial processes and have deepened their knowledge based on factual knowledge. They are able to evaluate new materials and biorefinery products, have in-depth skills, and are familiar with practical applications and the necessary technical framework conditions that result from the properties of processed wood.

Process analyses & controlling in the Forest Products Industry

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2PSHIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - plan the data collection for the evaluation of production processes in the timber industry and to determine suitable intervals and framework conditions - evaluate and analyse data from production processes and to answer the defined questions based on this data.

Superior module:

Main option: Wood technology 1

Module description:

The graduates know the relevant methods for analyzing wood industrial processes and have deepened their knowledge based on factual knowledge. They are able to evaluate new materials and biorefinery products, have in-depth skills, and are familiar with practical applications and the necessary technical framework conditions that result from the properties of processed wood.

Production processes in the Furniture & Construction Industry

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2FMBIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 1
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - describe the main methods and models for planning and analysing manufacturing processes and to apply them by means of examples - plan a production plant in the furniture and construction industries and to demonstrate the interaction of all manufacturing processes with regard to technical, economic, temporal and qualitative characteristics.

Superior module:

Main option: Wood technology 1

Module description:

The graduates know the relevant methods for analyzing wood industrial processes and have deepened their knowledge based on factual knowledge. They are able to evaluate new materials and biorefinery products, have in-depth skills, and are familiar with practical applications and the necessary technical framework conditions that result from the properties of processed wood.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Controlling

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3CONIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to develop and to implement operative controlling systems for the timber industry.

Superior module:

Professional Management & Controlling

Module description:

As prospective managers, the graduates integrate their knowledge into current management concepts. Strategic management in dynamic and uncertain times and operational leadership in order to create motivating environments in times of labour shortages in the industry provide the graduates with tools for successful corporate management.

Design of Experiments

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3DOEIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - break scientific questions down to the relevant hypotheses - characterise the relevant variables and make them measurable - determine the statistical experimental designs necessary to answer the hypotheses - define and apply the relevant evaluation methods and models - derive conclusions from the models.

Superior module:

Master's Preparation

Module description:

The graduates are able to write an exposé of their planned master's thesis according to the criteria of scientific work, to develop their experimental design and to argue and discuss the research project in a group setting. They are able to give adequate feedback.

Master thesis preparation

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3MTHIT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 6
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to draft the following contents in the context of an exposé: - the questions of the Master's thesis - the scientific hypotheses - the schedule and work plan for the preparation of the Master's thesis - the intended methods and evaluation techniques.

Superior module:

Master's Preparation

Module description:

The graduates are able to write an exposé of their planned master's thesis according to the criteria of scientific work, to develop their experimental design and to argue and discuss the research project in a group setting. They are able to give adequate feedback.

Master thesis seminar

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3MBSSE
Type SE
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students can carry out the necessary administrative and organisational tasks for the submission and completion of the Master's thesis in accordance with the Master's thesis guidelines.

Superior module:

Master's Preparation

Module description:

The graduates are able to write an exposé of their planned master's thesis according to the criteria of scientific work, to develop their experimental design and to argue and discuss the research project in a group setting. They are able to give adequate feedback.

Specialisation project

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3SPRPT
Type PT
Kind Project
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students can implement the theoretical skills in a practical project. The skills in the technical area are used just as much as the economic, systematic and social skills.

Superior module:

Project 3

Module description:

The graduates can develop, document and present a project corresponding to the respective professional requirements of their field of specialization (production in the timber industry and material & product development in the timber industry).

Strategic Management

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3STMVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to apply established concepts of strategic management and to make predictions about the requirements of the increasingly dynamic timber industry.

Superior module:

Professional Management & Controlling

Module description:

As prospective managers, the graduates integrate their knowledge into current management concepts. Strategic management in dynamic and uncertain times and operational leadership in order to create motivating environments in times of labour shortages in the industry provide the graduates with tools for successful corporate management.

Detailed Competences 3.1

Detailed Competences 3.1

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3WAHIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are familiar with specific technical topics in the field of wood technology, the timber industry and timber construction, but also with specialist topics in related subject areas, and can successfully apply this knowledge to specific questions in their studies and their final thesis.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 3.1

Module description:

The graduates are familiar with specific technical topics and are able to successfully apply this knowledge to specific questions related to their study programme and their final thesis.

Main option: Timber Constructions 2

Building Certification

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3GZGIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to name and describe the parameters for the "systematic certification of buildings" and the relevant certification systems. They have the ability to plan and carry out a building project with the aim of gaining a certification and can present and defend their project in an exemplary presentation.

Superior module:

Main option: Timber Constructions 2

Module description:

The graduates have deepened their skills in the development, planning and construction of buildings and supporting structures made of wood, they are able to detail structures and joining structures and to plan their production, transport and assembly. They have deepened their knowledge of manufacturing processes in the construction industry, building execution and construction management, and have the skills and knowledge to virtually map and simulate constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation. They are able to plan and detail large structures such as halls and bridges, even by using mixed building technologies. In addition to the constructive skills, the graduates have in-depth knowledge of the building physics, modern building technology and the evaluation/certification of buildings with regard to ecology and energy efficiency.

Lean Construction

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3LCOVO
Type VO
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

In order to enable an efficient assembly process, the students acquire the ability to create an adequate sequence planning and construction site logistics on the basis of the joining and assembly processes. They can derive sub-processes. They are able to use appropriate control tools to evaluate the processes and can explain the necessary records, requirements and documentation.

Superior module:

Main option: Timber Constructions 2

Module description:

The graduates have deepened their skills in the development, planning and construction of buildings and supporting structures made of wood, they are able to detail structures and joining structures and to plan their production, transport and assembly. They have deepened their knowledge of manufacturing processes in the construction industry, building execution and construction management, and have the skills and knowledge to virtually map and simulate constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation. They are able to plan and detail large structures such as halls and bridges, even by using mixed building technologies. In addition to the constructive skills, the graduates have in-depth knowledge of the building physics, modern building technology and the evaluation/certification of buildings with regard to ecology and energy efficiency.

Logistics (Manufacturing and Mounting))

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3LOGIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - name and evaluate the logistical requirements in the areas of production, transport and assembly of components and prefabricated building units - plan and develop continuous processes taking into account the following aspects: detailed presentation of throughput times, knowledge of the relevant sub-processes, continuous coordination with all actors and timely availability of the required materials, supported, if necessary, by the provision of intermediate storage facilities.

Superior module:

Main option: Timber Constructions 2

Module description:

The graduates have deepened their skills in the development, planning and construction of buildings and supporting structures made of wood, they are able to detail structures and joining structures and to plan their production, transport and assembly. They have deepened their knowledge of manufacturing processes in the construction industry, building execution and construction management, and have the skills and knowledge to virtually map and simulate constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation. They are able to plan and detail large structures such as halls and bridges, even by using mixed building technologies. In addition to the constructive skills, the graduates have in-depth knowledge of the building physics, modern building technology and the evaluation/certification of buildings with regard to ecology and energy efficiency.

Sustainable Building Technology (Sensor Technology and Control Technology)

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3NGTIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - name and evaluate the technological concepts of sustainable building technology and to integrate them into the design planning from the very beginning - plan low, zero or plus energy buildings, including a high degree of energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.

Superior module:

Main option: Timber Constructions 2

Module description:

The graduates have deepened their skills in the development, planning and construction of buildings and supporting structures made of wood, they are able to detail structures and joining structures and to plan their production, transport and assembly. They have deepened their knowledge of manufacturing processes in the construction industry, building execution and construction management, and have the skills and knowledge to virtually map and simulate constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation. They are able to plan and detail large structures such as halls and bridges, even by using mixed building technologies. In addition to the constructive skills, the graduates have in-depth knowledge of the building physics, modern building technology and the evaluation/certification of buildings with regard to ecology and energy efficiency.

Tensile Structures

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3FTWIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - describe structural and static surface structures - assess the surface structures - analyse the surface structure with regard to usability and stability.

Superior module:

Main option: Timber Constructions 2

Module description:

The graduates have deepened their skills in the development, planning and construction of buildings and supporting structures made of wood, they are able to detail structures and joining structures and to plan their production, transport and assembly. They have deepened their knowledge of manufacturing processes in the construction industry, building execution and construction management, and have the skills and knowledge to virtually map and simulate constructions and buildings from planning to construction and operation. They are able to plan and detail large structures such as halls and bridges, even by using mixed building technologies. In addition to the constructive skills, the graduates have in-depth knowledge of the building physics, modern building technology and the evaluation/certification of buildings with regard to ecology and energy efficiency.

Main option: Wood technology 2

Biorefinery

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3BIRVO
Type VO
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - characterise the different generations of the biorefinery and evaluate the main products and their properties - determine and evaluate the feasibility and economic indicators of biorefineries depending on the used raw material, products and region.

Superior module:

Main option: Wood technology 2

Module description:

This module is offered in English. The graduates are able to implement process development methods into practice. Based on the relevant production and material parameters, they can simulate, analyze and optimize new production processes. The graduates are familiar with the scientific methods for market research and can apply these methods to market analysis.

Generative Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3GFRIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - apply planning principles and tools to prepare data for generative manufacturing in practice - to name and evaluate process engineering methods, materials and systems of generative manufacturing - evaluate key figures of generative manufacturing technologies - compare generative manufacturing and conventional manufacturing - analyse and evaluate exemplary plants and products.

Superior module:

Main option: Wood technology 2

Module description:

This module is offered in English. The graduates are able to implement process development methods into practice. Based on the relevant production and material parameters, they can simulate, analyze and optimize new production processes. The graduates are familiar with the scientific methods for market research and can apply these methods to market analysis.

Process Development

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3PRDIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The graduates are able to: - establish general linear models for the evaluation of multivariate process systems and calculate the relevant key figures for statistical evaluation - create models for selected wood industrial processes and to carry out specific parameter optimization - create, verify and validate simulation models for production processes.

Superior module:

Main option: Wood technology 2

Module description:

This module is offered in English. The graduates are able to implement process development methods into practice. Based on the relevant production and material parameters, they can simulate, analyze and optimize new production processes. The graduates are familiar with the scientific methods for market research and can apply these methods to market analysis.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Intercultural Communication

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4INCIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - be sensitive to the customs of different cultures - understand different behavior and problem-solving approaches in different cultures - see different cultural specifics as an opportunity for further development and successful management.

Superior module:

Interculturalism & Leadership

Module description:

This module will be held in English. The graduates have social skills that enable them to strengthen and lead a team. They have improved their rhetorical skills in the area of argumentation. They have the ability to analyze, optimize and implement complex tasks within the production chain.

Leadership Training

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4LETIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to: - understand the role of leaders in companies - select and apply methods of employee and company management - understand leadership as an essential corporate process and the basis for successful corporate development.

Superior module:

Interculturalism & Leadership

Module description:

This module will be held in English. The graduates have social skills that enable them to strengthen and lead a team. They have improved their rhetorical skills in the area of argumentation. They have the ability to analyze, optimize and implement complex tasks within the production chain.

Master defense

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4APGIT
Type DP
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Master defense

Module description:

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Master's Thesis

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4MTHIT
Type IT
Kind Diploma/master thesis
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 17
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

In the course of composing the Master's thesis, all general and in-depth technical competencies are applied as well as working methodological and economic skills. The students are able to identify and analyse a comprehensive scientific problem using the appropriate methods and to independently derive conclusions and recommendations based on these.

Superior module:

Master's Thesis

Module description:

The graduates meet the respective professional requirements of the tasks in the fields of wood technology or timber industry. They are able to independently develop and present projects and to proceed and document them in a scientifically structured manner. They are able to argue the approach scientifically.

Detailed Competences 4.1

Detailed Competences 4.1

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4WAHIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 4
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are familiar with specific technical topics in the field of wood technology, the timber industry and timber construction, but also with specialist topics in related subject areas, and can successfully apply this knowledge to specific questions in their studies and their final thesis.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 4.1

Module description:

The graduates are familiar with specific technical topics in the field of wood technology, the timber industry and timber construction, but also with specialist topics in related subject areas and are able to successfully apply this knowledge to specific questions related to their study programme and their final thesis.

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SemesterSemesters 1, 3, 5: courses held only in winter semester (mid-September to end of January), Semesters 2, 4, 6: courses held only in summer semester (mid-February to end of June)
SWSweekly contact hours over 14 weeks in semester (example SWS 2 equals 28 contact hours for the whole course
ECTS CreditsWork load in ECTS credits, 1 ECTS credit equals an estimated 25 hours of work for the student
INTL-CodeIndicates categories for incoming students
5: offered in English on a routine basis
4: offered in English if a specified number of incoming students attend (usually 3)
3: taught in German but support material in English, exams can also be taken in English, active support from a student buddy
2: taught in German, incoming students require sufficient German proficiency to follow class
1: not available for incomings
TypeBP = Bachelor final exam
DP/MP = Master final exam
IL = Lecture with integrated project work
IT = Individual training/phases
LB = Lab (session)
PS = Pro-seminar
PT = Project
RC = Course with integrated reflective practice
RE = Revision course
SE = Seminar
TU = Tutorial
UB = Practice session/Subject practical sessions
VO = Lecture