Forest Products Technology & Management

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Academic Writing & Information Management

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1WSIUE
Type SE
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Follow-on and repetition of the guidelines to compose a dissertation, literature research, citation rules and standards, developing the review process for scientific publications and meetings, working with bibliographic management software, literature databases and online libraries. Discourse theory, dialectics, scientific theories, theories of actions and their applications.

Superior module:

Science

Module description:

The students are conversant with the theory of scientific approaches and can implement the acquired knowledge to compose a dissertation in the practice. They are able to present and advocate a scientific work in english with context to a meeting. The students have improved their rhetorical competence with presentations and discussion techniques.

Basic Principles of Forest Products Technology

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

Lecture content:

Bridging the level of content and knowledge between the different bachelor and diploma studies, Basic Principles of Wood as a Raw and Processed Material: Wood Anatomy, Wood Physics, Wood Chemistry; Basic Principles for the Treatment and Processing of Timber, Basic Principles of Wood-based Materials: Classification, Properties, Production.

Superior module:

Basic Principles of Wood Technology - Raw and Processed Material of Wood

Module description:

The students possess an in-depth knowledge of the relevant characteristics for raw and processed materials of Wood, new developments in the field of Modifying Wood and the Fabrication of Wood Products. They are conversant with the implementation process and processing technologies to analyse and control the modification of wood, as well as the fabrication of modern Wood Products and able to implement these technologies in a meaningful way.

Business Economics & Investment Appraisal

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

Lecture content:

Basic principles of accounting, legislative framework, basic principles of double-entry accounting, balance, profit and loss calculation, expenditure and revenue, balance sheet analysis, key figures, procurement, storage and production, marketing, staff and leadership, organisation, investment and financing.

Superior module:

Products & Markets in the Forest Products Industry 1

Module description:

The students are able to determine and evaluate the essential economic figures of a company. They are aware and familiar with the purpose of the materials and products in the forest products industry as well as their applications. The students are familiar with the concept of acting in a sustainable way and know the factors of influence that sustainable actions have on the individual companies in the forest products industry.

Ethics & Sustainability

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1ENHIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Discourses of the fundamental knowledge in the occupational field of ethics and sustainability in context to health and social, information technology, timber and bio-technologies, media and design as well as Industry and Tourism with the competence, with regards to analysing the relationships, to evaluate, to argue and reflect and be able to integrate these courses of actions consciously in a responsible way as future abilities.

Superior module:

Communication & Team Development

Module description:

The social communicative competencies are developed through personal experience as well as mentoring. Conceptual work with observance to complex functional connections like the integration of technical and cultural aesthetic aspects are understood. Fundamental assessments, arguments, reflections and analytical competences in terms of the connections between ethics and sustainability. "

Interdisciplinary Project

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1IDPPT
Type PT
Kind Project
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In consecutive smaller projects the students take on different roles and work with the project from this viewpoint: Employee in the Development Department, Employee in the Production Department, Employee in the Marketing and Sales. The projects are realised where possible in cooperation with other STG.

Superior module:

Project 1

Module description:

The Interdisciplinary Project bridges the gap between the theoretical contents and practical implementations and leads the students to the diverse task allocations with the approach of handling projects in a company (Development, Production, Marketing and Sales).

Presentation Skills (Scientific level)

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1PRSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Analysis of scientific texts and preparation for oral presentation at a scientific level, write scientific papers in English.

Superior module:

Science

Module description:

The students are conversant with the theory of scientific approaches and can implement the acquired knowledge to compose a dissertation in the practice. They are able to present and advocate a scientific work in english with context to a meeting. The students have improved their rhetorical competence with presentations and discussion techniques.

Products of the Forest Products Industry

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1PHWIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Products of the Wood Industry and their applications: Solid Wood and the products made thereof: Sawn Timber, Solid or Laminated Wooden Boards, Glued Laminated Timber, Stacked plank construction, Windows and Doors etc. Wood-based materials and the subsequent end-products produced for the furniture and construction industry: panel-shaped wood-based materials, Rod or bar shaped wood-based materials, Combined wood-based materials, Building components and Constructions.

Superior module:

Products & Markets in the Forest Products Industry 1

Module description:

The students are able to determine and evaluate the essential economic figures of a company. They are aware and familiar with the purpose of the materials and products in the forest products industry as well as their applications. The students are familiar with the concept of acting in a sustainable way and know the factors of influence that sustainable actions have on the individual companies in the forest products industry.

Structural & Functional Material of Wood

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

Lecture content:

Further analyses of wood and wood-based materials base on the intended material properties: predominant mechanical properties for structural materials, further analyses of physical or chemical properties as a functional material. Current topics dealing material development in the wood sector, Methods for the production of new wood materials with regards to: Wood modification and Thermal wood treatment, Wood-based materials - Wood Plastic Composites

Superior module:

Basic Principles of Wood Technology - Raw and Processed Material of Wood

Module description:

The students possess an in-depth knowledge of the relevant characteristics for raw and processed materials of Wood, new developments in the field of Modifying Wood and the Fabrication of Wood Products. They are conversant with the implementation process and processing technologies to analyse and control the modification of wood, as well as the fabrication of modern Wood Products and able to implement these technologies in a meaningful way.

Sustainable Corporate Management

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

Lecture content:

Course of lecture reports from students and company directors: Presentation of their company (affiliated companies, small and medium-sized family-owned companies) in view of implementing sustainability. Subject categories: Sustainability with reference to the use of materials and material-flow patterns, sustainability with reference to all company processes, sustainability at strategic management level. Discussion with regard to the different approaches towards sustainable management within the group: Derivation of the relevant findings from lectures and the further development of ideas.

Superior module:

Products & Markets in the Forest Products Industry 1

Module description:

The students are able to determine and evaluate the essential economic figures of a company. They are aware and familiar with the purpose of the materials and products in the forest products industry as well as their applications. The students are familiar with the concept of acting in a sustainable way and know the factors of influence that sustainable actions have on the individual companies in the forest products industry.

Team Management

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1TMMUE
Type SE
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Developing and refining personal strengths and weaknesses, individual communication and leadership styles, communication within the team, expressing and reflecting on criticism, the phases of team building, team organisation, distribution and delegation of tasks, giving and receiving feedback, interference factors with regards to communication, verbal and non-verbal communication.

Superior module:

Communication & Team Development

Module description:

The social communicative competencies are developed through personal experience as well as mentoring. Conceptual work with observance to complex functional connections like the integration of technical and cultural aesthetic aspects are understood. Fundamental assessments, arguments, reflections and analytical competences in terms of the connections between ethics and sustainability. "

Wood-technological Processes & Procedures

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

Lecture content:

Processes for the production of modified woods and new wood-based materials, description of the process parameters, theoretical treatment of the methods and processes for measuring, analysing and controlling the process parameters. Exemplary description and application of the process parameter, in particular for the thermal modification of wood and the production of new wood-based materials.

Superior module:

Basic Principles of Wood Technology - Raw and Processed Material of Wood

Module description:

The students possess an in-depth knowledge of the relevant characteristics for raw and processed materials of Wood, new developments in the field of Modifying Wood and the Fabrication of Wood Products. They are conversant with the implementation process and processing technologies to analyse and control the modification of wood, as well as the fabrication of modern Wood Products and able to implement these technologies in a meaningful way.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1BPMIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Fundamentals of Construction Project Management Introduction / Systems / Terminology / Field of Work / What does a Project Manager do? Work Flow Phases of Construction / Project Goals and Milestones / Analysis / Standards and Regulations Fundamentals of Project Development Project Planning and Organisation Role of the General Contractor Project Scheduling and Process Control Budgeting, Standard Practices and Regulations Estimating and Cost Calculation Tendering and Checking Contract Conditions and Specifications Cost Control Awarding Contracts and the Bundersvergabegesetz (the laws which regulate the awarding of contracts in Austria)

Superior module:

Construction Project Management

Module description:

Fundamentals of Construction Project Management Introduction / Systems / Terminology / Field of Work / What does a Project Manager do? Work Flow Phases of Construction / Project Goals and Milestones / Analysis / Standards and Regulations Fundamentals of Project Development Project Planning and Organisation Role of the General Contractor Project Scheduling and Process Control Budgeting, Standard Practices and Regulations Estimating and Cost Calculation Tendering and Checking Contract Conditions and Specifications Cost Control Awarding Contracts and the Bundersvergabegesetz (the laws which regulate the awarding of contracts in Austria)

Detailed Competences

Detailed Competences

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

Lecture content:

The in-depth compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdisciplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Detailed Competences 1

Detailed Competences 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1WPF
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The in-depth compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdisciplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 1

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Detailed Competences 2

Detailed Competences 2

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1WAHL2
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The in-depth compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdisciplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 2

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

English Advanced

English Advanced

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1EADUE
Type UB
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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.

Superior module:

English Advanced

Module description:

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.

Finite Elements

Finite Elements

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1FIEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The Finite Element Method (FEM) has become an integral tool with many engineering and research applications. In this course the fundamental principles of FEM will be explored in order to better understand how the software tools work. Practical examples will be introduced and problems will be solved using FEM-software during blocked course units. The goal of the course is to provide insight into the possible applications of FEM of familiarize students with FEM-Software.

Superior module:

Finite Elements

Module description:

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Marketing

Marketing

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM1MARIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This course provides students with an insight into central marketing theories and focusses on current research developments relating to modern marketing practices.

Superior module:

Marketing

Module description:

The students possess an in-deph knowledge on marketing strategies. They are familiar with newest questions about market research and recent marketing developments. The graduates get an overall knowledge base around marketing.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Experimental Project

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2EXPPT
Type PT
Kind Project
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Experimental attempts in the product development and processing configuration are tested and developed. Without any restrictive guidelines attempts can be independently followed and investigated.

Superior module:

Project 2

Module description:

The experiment is an alternative to deductive methods for students to find new approaches. The students can develop new concepts by observing complex functional connections like the integration of technical, cultural and aesthetic aspects. They critically evaluate their own actions and question those of the very traditional and conventional ways of thinking and doing.

ICT systems in the Forest Products Industry

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

Lecture content:

Describing the essential features from database systems, specific requirements with the collection and management of data of organisations in the Forest Products Industry. Production planning assisted by production planning systems, specific requirements for production planning systems in the various branches within the wood industry, Presentation of the commonly implemented systems, Challenges regarding the capture of data in the production, Describing the essential methods for the capture of data and the resultant data quality. Considering the connection between the capture of data, the Process Analyses, Process control and optimization, with emphasis on the implementation in the Wood Industry.

Superior module:

Wood Technology- Processing

Module description:

The students possess the necessary competencies to analyse the material and flow of information to organisations within the Forest Products Industry. They are conversant with both Industrial Communication and Production Technologies. The students have an overview of the characteristics involved in the production processes of wood and wood-base materials by the processing industries.

Lean Management - Production Technology

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

Lecture content:

Basic Principles and Implementation of the Value Stream Analysis, exemplary treatment of case studies from the Wood Industry. The Flow Principle and the consequences for the Production Planning. Implementation of the Flow Principle within a Company. The Pull Principle and methods for the implementation of operational measures to attain a streamlined management, exemplary application through real-life examples.

Superior module:

Wood Technology- Processing

Module description:

The students possess the necessary competencies to analyse the material and flow of information to organisations within the Forest Products Industry. They are conversant with both Industrial Communication and Production Technologies. The students have an overview of the characteristics involved in the production processes of wood and wood-base materials by the processing industries.

Management Accounting & Controlling

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2CUSVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Definitions and types of cost calculations, operating figures, static investment calculations, dynamic investment calculations, internal and external financing, budgeting, operative controlling systems, exemplary questioning from the Forest Products Industry.

Superior module:

Products & Markets in the Forest Products Industry 2

Module description:

The students possess the competence to analyse and further develop the total quality management system of a company. They also have the ability to recognise norms and analyse the connection between different norms. In the field of company management the students have the ability to determine and use the controlling performance figures derived from decisions taken by the company. As a result the competences for the characteristic operating conditions and questions relating to companies in the forest products industry are determined in depth.

Production processes in the Furniture & Construction Industry

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

Lecture content:

The connection between the properties of wood and wood-based materials as a raw material and the subsequent end-products produced by the Furniture and Construction Industry, Presentation based on examples, Explanation of the requirements within the production. Relevant characteristics of the wood machining processes, Considering the subsequent and resultant requirements for the production control, Describing the relevant trends for treating and processing Wood, Presentation and characterisation of new developments based on examples. Presenting the connection between the development of new products and the subsequent required developments in the Fabrication Technology. Discussions based on actual examples.

Superior module:

Wood Technology- Processing

Module description:

The students possess the necessary competencies to analyse the material and flow of information to organisations within the Forest Products Industry. They are conversant with both Industrial Communication and Production Technologies. The students have an overview of the characteristics involved in the production processes of wood and wood-base materials by the processing industries.

Quality Management & Norming (Standardisation)

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2QMNIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Introduction into Quality Management, Definitions in QM, the Norm ISO 9000:2000, the main processes (Responsibilities of CEOs, administration, management of resources, product realisation, measuring, analysis and improvement) Methods of Quality Management, EMAS, ISO EN 14001, Operating conditions and requirements, specific requirements of quality management in the forest products industry, examples of QM systems in the wood industry, product realisation in the wood industry, norms and their applications.

Superior module:

Products & Markets in the Forest Products Industry 2

Module description:

The students possess the competence to analyse and further develop the total quality management system of a company. They also have the ability to recognise norms and analyse the connection between different norms. In the field of company management the students have the ability to determine and use the controlling performance figures derived from decisions taken by the company. As a result the competences for the characteristic operating conditions and questions relating to companies in the forest products industry are determined in depth.

Research Concepts & Research Methods

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2FODIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

A comprehensive overview of the relevant aspects and elements of an empiric organisation and strategy research, independent and systematic planning and implementation of an empiric research project, ethical aspects with trading, potential difficulties with access to data, selection of suitable methods for gathering and analysing of data, quality criteria¿s for empiric research and the appropriate presentation of findings, statistical data analysis with prevalent software packages for example SPSS.

Superior module:

Research Methods

Module description:

The students are well-versed in the relevant concepts, methods and elements of the empiric research processes as well as the broad self-directed application of an empirical project. They can review such contents with relevant questions and properly develop and apply a theoretically- backed solution approach for research problems. They possess the ability to critically evaluate research concepts and can within a team present and properly justify the developed solutions.

The study & characteristics of the Timber Market

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2HMCVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Different methods to analyse markets and the specific characteristics of these markets in the wood industry, describing the relevant markets based on actual situations as well as developments during the past years. Based on theoretical model descriptions of companies in the wood industry and the frequently high materials and material flow patterns and their effects on all processes of supply, treatment and distribution. Basic principles for describing the seasonal wood usage as well as that of the construction industry, presentation of the resultant logistics and planning requirements on the basis of current case studies from companies.

Superior module:

Products & Markets in the Forest Products Industry 2

Module description:

The students possess the competence to analyse and further develop the total quality management system of a company. They also have the ability to recognise norms and analyse the connection between different norms. In the field of company management the students have the ability to determine and use the controlling performance figures derived from decisions taken by the company. As a result the competences for the characteristic operating conditions and questions relating to companies in the forest products industry are determined in depth.

Detailed Competences

Detailed Competences

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

Lecture content:

The in-depth compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdisciplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Detailed Competences 1

Detailed Competences 1

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2WAHL1
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character

Lecture content:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 1

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Detailed Competences 2

Detailed Competences 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2WAHL2
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character

Lecture content:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 2

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

English in Natural Science

English in Natural Science

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2EBUUB
Type UB
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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.

Superior module:

English in Natural Science

Module description:

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.

Statistics

Statistics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2STAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This course reinforces students knowledge of descriptive statistics. The aim is to teach participants how to use the SPSS software programme using examples from market research.

Superior module:

Statistics

Module description:

The in-depth compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdisciplinary and personal interests.

Timber Construction 1

BIM (Building Information Modelling – Basics)

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

Lecture content:

Students learn the fundamentals of working with Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and how it relates to planning optimization and construction management: • Creating Building Models • Building Information Modeling in Different Phases of Planning • Buliding Information Modeling Management • Area and Quantity Takeoffs • Visualization

Superior module:

Timber Construction 1

Module description:

The students will gain skills and competences in the development, planning and construction of buildings and bearing structures out of wood. They will learn how to detail wooden structures and appropriate joint systems as well as how to use timber construction systems. They will learn about the applications of timber construction systems and the usage of building physics. Furthermore the students acquire knowleges about production processes in the building industry, the building realization and execution of construction work. They will also learn about fundamental maintenance methods for already existing structures. They will earn knowledge how to virtually simulate constructions and buildings from the planning until edification/ construction. They will gain advanced knowledge in project handling/ execution and project controlling to be able to organize and coordinate the production and construction of buildings.

Model Construction in Structural Design

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

Lecture content:

Students aquire the skills necessary to breakdown a building design into its load-bearing elements in order to analyze and optimize its structural performance. Modeling of beam and shell structures. Optimization and modeling of connection nodes and construction details.

Superior module:

Timber Construction 1

Module description:

The students will gain skills and competences in the development, planning and construction of buildings and bearing structures out of wood. They will learn how to detail wooden structures and appropriate joint systems as well as how to use timber construction systems. They will learn about the applications of timber construction systems and the usage of building physics. Furthermore the students acquire knowleges about production processes in the building industry, the building realization and execution of construction work. They will also learn about fundamental maintenance methods for already existing structures. They will earn knowledge how to virtually simulate constructions and buildings from the planning until edification/ construction. They will gain advanced knowledge in project handling/ execution and project controlling to be able to organize and coordinate the production and construction of buildings.

Pre-Fabrication (Building Components and Room Modules)

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2VOFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Students learn about the properties and requirments of materials used in pre-fabricted building components. A strong focus is placed on quality assurance, product identification markings, production machinery and the manufacturing process. The following topics will be explored in detail: • Regulations • Laws, Norms, Guidelines, Approvals • Production Planning • Factory Production • Quality Assurance

Superior module:

Timber Construction 1

Module description:

The students will gain skills and competences in the development, planning and construction of buildings and bearing structures out of wood. They will learn how to detail wooden structures and appropriate joint systems as well as how to use timber construction systems. They will learn about the applications of timber construction systems and the usage of building physics. Furthermore the students acquire knowleges about production processes in the building industry, the building realization and execution of construction work. They will also learn about fundamental maintenance methods for already existing structures. They will earn knowledge how to virtually simulate constructions and buildings from the planning until edification/ construction. They will gain advanced knowledge in project handling/ execution and project controlling to be able to organize and coordinate the production and construction of buildings.

The Development of Buildings 1

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

Lecture content:

Students learn about the legal requirements as well as approaches to the functional and organizational aspects of building development. • Functional and Organizational Buidling Conception • Planning Methodology • Essentials of Builiding Planning • Development of New Building Typologies

Superior module:

Timber Construction 1

Module description:

The students will gain skills and competences in the development, planning and construction of buildings and bearing structures out of wood. They will learn how to detail wooden structures and appropriate joint systems as well as how to use timber construction systems. They will learn about the applications of timber construction systems and the usage of building physics. Furthermore the students acquire knowleges about production processes in the building industry, the building realization and execution of construction work. They will also learn about fundamental maintenance methods for already existing structures. They will earn knowledge how to virtually simulate constructions and buildings from the planning until edification/ construction. They will gain advanced knowledge in project handling/ execution and project controlling to be able to organize and coordinate the production and construction of buildings.

Wood technologie 1

Mechatronics & Automation in the Timber Industry

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2MPHIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Basic principles of Mechatronics, the relationship between various fields, specific requirements for the implementation of automated plants in companies within the timber industry, examples of automated manufacturing plants.

Superior module:

Wood technologie 1

Module description:

The students know the main methods to analyse processes of forest products. They have already extended their knowledge on the basis of compiled facts. The students have the ability to develop innovative materials and products optimized for individual companies and their targeted market. Equipped with advanced proficiencies and knowing the general technical conditions the students are aware of the practical implementation based on the properties of wood.

Process analyses & controlling in the Forest Products Industry

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code HTWM2PSHIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

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.

Superior module:

Wood technologie 1

Module description:

The students know the main methods to analyse processes of forest products. They have already extended their knowledge on the basis of compiled facts. The students have the ability to develop innovative materials and products optimized for individual companies and their targeted market. Equipped with advanced proficiencies and knowing the general technical conditions the students are aware of the practical implementation based on the properties of wood.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Communication & Argumentation

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3COAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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.

Superior module:

Leadership

Module description:

This Module is presented in the English language. The students possess the social competencies, which enables them, to strengthen or lead a team. They have improved their rhetorical competencies in the field of argumentation. They possess the ability to analyse, optimise and implement complex assignments with the production chain.

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 final

Lecture content:

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.

Superior module:

Master Preparation

Module description:

The students have the ability, to write a synopsis about their planned Master Thesis in accordance with the criteria¿s for a scientific work, to develop an experimental plan and to argue and discuss the intended research process within the associated group. They are capable to give adequate feedback.

Leadership Training

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3LETIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Analyse different leadership behaviours, define your personal leadership style: gain insight into your patterns, beliefs and rules; Define qualities and strengths, determine how well you perceive what's going on around you, learn how to empower, motivate and inspire others, Decision making techniques and decision making skills, leading by example, human resource management and work conditions, Learn how to lead successful teams in order to meet strategic company aims and objectives.

Superior module:

Leadership

Module description:

This Module is presented in the English language. The students possess the social competencies, which enables them, to strengthen or lead a team. They have improved their rhetorical competencies in the field of argumentation. They possess the ability to analyse, optimise and implement complex assignments with the production chain.

Master thesis preparation

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3MTHIT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 6
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Systematic development of a synopsis, elaboration on and defence of such work in groups, characteristics of scientific methodology and style, literature phase and a broad range of subjects (variants).

Superior module:

Master Preparation

Module description:

The students have the ability, to write a synopsis about their planned Master Thesis in accordance with the criteria¿s for a scientific work, to develop an experimental plan and to argue and discuss the intended research process within the associated group. They are capable to give adequate feedback.

Master thesis seminar

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3MBSSE
Type SE
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Follow-on to the scientific work, current developments, assistance with IT-based implementation and with formal questions (IT-assistance with support processes, upload, appointments, using literature databases, literary sources, ¿). The analysis of current publications, handling of scientific literary sources (also in electronic form) including referencing.

Superior module:

Master Preparation

Module description:

The students have the ability, to write a synopsis about their planned Master Thesis in accordance with the criteria¿s for a scientific work, to develop an experimental plan and to argue and discuss the intended research process within the associated group. They are capable to give adequate feedback.

Specialisation project

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3SPRPT
Type PT
Kind Project
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Independent development of a practice-based project: The entire scope of the production process with respect to the development of the material and product. The mentoring takes place through individual corrective hours. Where possible individual tasks are assigned, or team projects with separate workable aspects. (The first two semesters concentrate on teamwork, this semester assures that all areas of the product development process are individually worked on)

Superior module:

Project 3

Module description:

The students can with respective to the subject-related requirements of the specialised field (Production in the Forest Products Industry and Material & Product Development in the Forest Products Industry) develop, document and present the corresponding project."

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

Lecture content:

Strategy Process, SWOT Analysis, Potenzial-Analysis, Strategic Balance.

Superior module:

Leadership

Module description:

This Module is presented in the English language. The students possess the social competencies, which enables them, to strengthen or lead a team. They have improved their rhetorical competencies in the field of argumentation. They possess the ability to analyse, optimise and implement complex assignments with the production chain.

Detailed Competences

Detailed Competences

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3WAHL2
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character

Lecture content:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Detailed Competences 1

Detailed Competences 1

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3WAHL1
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character

Lecture content:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 1

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Detailed Competences 2

Detailed Competences 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3WAHL3
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character

Lecture content:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 2

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

English Business

English Business

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3EBUIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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.

Superior module:

English Business

Module description:

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.

Hall and Bridge Construction

Hall and Bridge Construction

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3HBTIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This lecture will provide an overview of common hall and bridge construction practices. The focus is on the development and modelling of load-bearing structures whilst taking constraints such as joining technology, structural wood protection and fire protection into account. The knowledge will be reinforced through analyses of constructed examples with strong participation from the students.

Superior module:

Hall and Bridge Construction

Module description:

This lecture will provide an overview of common hall and bridge construction practices. The focus is on the development and modelling of load-bearing structures whilst taking constraints such as joining technology, structural wood protection and fire protection into account. The knowledge will be reinforced through analyses of constructed examples with strong participation from the students.

Timber Construction 2

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

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Timber Construction 2

Module description:

The students will gain skills and competenzes in the development, planning and construction of buildings and bearing structures out of wood. They will learn how to detail wooden structures and appropriate joint systems as well as how to use timber construction systems. They will learn about the applications of timber construction systems and the usage of building physics. Furthermore the students acquire knowleges about production processes in the building industry, the building realization and execution of construction work. They will also learn about fundamental maintenance methods for already existing structures. They will earn knowledge how to virtually simulate constructions and buildings from the planning until edification/ construction. They will gain advanced knowledge in project handling/ execution and project controlling to be able to organize and coordinate the production and construction of buildings.

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

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Timber Construction 2

Module description:

The students will gain skills and competenzes in the development, planning and construction of buildings and bearing structures out of wood. They will learn how to detail wooden structures and appropriate joint systems as well as how to use timber construction systems. They will learn about the applications of timber construction systems and the usage of building physics. Furthermore the students acquire knowleges about production processes in the building industry, the building realization and execution of construction work. They will also learn about fundamental maintenance methods for already existing structures. They will earn knowledge how to virtually simulate constructions and buildings from the planning until edification/ construction. They will gain advanced knowledge in project handling/ execution and project controlling to be able to organize and coordinate the production and construction of buildings.

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

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Timber Construction 2

Module description:

The students will gain skills and competenzes in the development, planning and construction of buildings and bearing structures out of wood. They will learn how to detail wooden structures and appropriate joint systems as well as how to use timber construction systems. They will learn about the applications of timber construction systems and the usage of building physics. Furthermore the students acquire knowleges about production processes in the building industry, the building realization and execution of construction work. They will also learn about fundamental maintenance methods for already existing structures. They will earn knowledge how to virtually simulate constructions and buildings from the planning until edification/ construction. They will gain advanced knowledge in project handling/ execution and project controlling to be able to organize and coordinate the production and construction of buildings.

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

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Timber Construction 2

Module description:

The students will gain skills and competenzes in the development, planning and construction of buildings and bearing structures out of wood. They will learn how to detail wooden structures and appropriate joint systems as well as how to use timber construction systems. They will learn about the applications of timber construction systems and the usage of building physics. Furthermore the students acquire knowleges about production processes in the building industry, the building realization and execution of construction work. They will also learn about fundamental maintenance methods for already existing structures. They will earn knowledge how to virtually simulate constructions and buildings from the planning until edification/ construction. They will gain advanced knowledge in project handling/ execution and project controlling to be able to organize and coordinate the production and construction of buildings.

Wood technologie 2

Market research

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM3MREIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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.

Superior module:

Wood technologie 2

Module description:

This module will be offered in English The students are able to implement methods for processdevelopement. Based on relevant parameters of the Material and their production new manufacturing processes can be simulated, analyzed and optimized. The students know the scientific methods for market research and they are able to apply those methods on the 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

Lecture content:

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.

Superior module:

Wood technologie 2

Module description:

This module will be offered in English The students are able to implement methods for processdevelopement. Based on relevant parameters of the Material and their production new manufacturing processes can be simulated, analyzed and optimized. The students know the scientific methods for market research and they are able to apply those methods on the market analysis.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Funding and project acquisition

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4FPAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The contents of a Grant Application (Project contents and description, Project management, Statement of costs), different National and International Grantors, exemplary conception of a project proposal, Company grants and prizes, establishment of the company.

Superior module:

Interculturalism and project acquisition

Module description:

The students know the most important subsidy programmes and application procedures in the National and International context. They are able to recognise cultural differences, also in the operational environment, and act appropriately.

Intercultural Communication

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

Lecture content:

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.

Superior module:

Interculturalism and project acquisition

Module description:

The students know the most important subsidy programmes and application procedures in the National and International context. They are able to recognise cultural differences, also in the operational environment, and act appropriately.

Master's Thesis

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4MTHIT
Type IT
Kind Diploma/master thesis
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 20
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The Graduades meet the respective subject-related requirements for tasks from the Wood Technology and Forest Products Industry branches. They can independently develop, present, document and apply a scientifically structured approach to projects. The are able to argue the scientific approach used.

Superior module:

Master's Thesis

Module description:

The students meet the respective subject-related requirements for tasks from the Wood Technology and Forest Products Industry branches. They can independently develop, present, document and apply a scientifically structured approach to projects. They are able to argue the scientific approach used.

Masterdefense

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4MAPDP
Type DP
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 0
Examination character

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Masterdefense

Module description:

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Detailed Competences

Detailed Competences

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

Lecture content:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Detailed Competences 1

Detailed Competences 1

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4WAHL1
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character

Lecture content:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 1

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Detailed Competences 2

Detailed Competences 2

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4WAHL2
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character

Lecture content:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Superior module:

Detailed Competences 2

Module description:

The in-deph compulsory electives serve in specializing students in their respective interdiziplinary and personal interests.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4EPSIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The goal of the entrepreneurship lecture is to communicate important judical, financial and organisational skills in order to establish a business or to aquire a business.

Superior module:

Entrepreneurship

Module description:

The student excursion should provide an insight into the wide field of the wood industry. Following production methods are described: production of sawn timber, wood by products like pellets and energy production, production of wood based panels like chipboards, fiberboards, OSB and the finish of the boards, production of :doors, art furniture, music instruments. The excursion should also give an idea of traditional and high end production plants.

Exkursion

Excursion

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code HTWM4EXKUB
Type UB
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The student excursion should provide an insight into the wide field of the wood industry. Following production methods are described: production of sawn timber, wood by products like pellets and energy production, production of wood based panels like chipboards, fiberboards, OSB and the finish of the boards, production of :doors, art furniture, music instruments. The excursion should also give an idea of traditional and high end production plants.

Superior module:

Exkursion

Module description:

The student excursion should provide an insight into the wide field of the wood industry. Following production methods are described: production of sawn timber, wood by products like pellets and energy production, production of wood based panels like chipboards, fiberboards, OSB and the finish of the boards, production of :doors, art furniture, music instruments. The excursion should also give an idea of traditional and high end production plants.

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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