Wood Engineering

Wood is one of the most sustainably produced raw materials. It also has useful thermal, material and chemical properties. As sustainable production grows, the huge potential for utilisation has made wood an attractive raw material and demand has increased dramatically in the last 10 years. This shift in the usage and the demand for high raw material efficiency also has technological consequences which impacts the tasks of engineers in this field. Skilled and highly qualified experts are in demand. After specialising in timber construction or process and production engineering, graduates have good career prospects as engineers in an expanding and cutting-edge sector. In many cases, a good Bachelor’s thesis opens the door to the first job offer. The Bachelor’s degree provides a springboard for a career in engineering.

Programme structure

The study programme »Wood Engineering« covers all the production technology and process technology content of a traditional engineering degree, including the structural application of wood and other renewable materials. These include the fundamentals of the material, such as wood biology, wood chemistry and wood physics, as well as wood processing, the production of wood-based products and their processing and the structural use of wood in construction and the foundations of building physics. The study programme includes a practical semester, several internships and excursions as well as the TSM machine certificate. In this programme, the practical apprenticeship is combined with the Bachelor’s degree in Wood Engineering. As a result, students and employers benefit from the broad skillset gained, covering practical aspects as well as engineering science.

Career opportunities

The programme is broad in its scope and, while primarily oriented towards process technologies, also facilitates professional development in related fields. The specialisation in timber construction puts the spotlight on a sector which has developed rapidly in recent years and the trend looks set to continue in the future. Green building methods are increasingly in demand on the market. This also indicates the direction that enterprises in the sector are heading. The use of wood and wood-based products in construction requires an extremely high level of material knowledge, which is where the programme intersects with related segments of the construction industry.


Bachelor's degree programme


Wood Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering in combination with a journeyman or skilled-worker certificate

Standard period of study

seven semesters

Language of instruction


Contact person

Mario Teichmann

03334 657-383

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