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Faculty of Wood Technology and Construction

Short Profile

  • We are a service provider for education, further training, research and development and the transfer of expertise in trades and industry.
  • Our focus is on the fields of wood technology, interior engineering and wood building.
  • We are a team of 48 specialists. Our professors and staff work in 22 state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • We have been training highly qualified young professionals for our industry since 1925. We are currently training around 1,000 students as Rosenheim wood engineers in various fields.
  • We have strong industrial links with our regional partners and institutes in the wood industry network Holzcluster Rosenheim (LHK, IFT, IFZ, PTE, etc.) and the federal state of Bavaria (Bavarian Forestry and Wood Cluster, Bayern Innovativ). In addition, we have the support of a huge national and international network of long-standing industrial partnerships.

Specialist Fields

Our skills and experience are in all the processes and products involved in the industrial wood processing industry:

  • Sawmills and planing works, solid wood processing
  • Wood material industry
  • Wood building and building components
  • Interior engineering
  • Furniture industry
  • Machines and plant construction
  • Supplier industry

Within these fields, our key focus areas are:

  • Materials science (wood, wood materials, combined materials)
  • Construction (furniture, building components, interior engineering, drywall construction)
  • Wood construction, statics
  • Product and material development, product management, product design
  • Design of buildings using wood construction methods
  • Production engineering and optimisation
  • Operations management and organisation
  • Production planning, production management, production control technology
  • Plant design, mechanical engineering, automation
  • Information and communications technology
  • Building physics/chemistry, building operations/building law, building technology

Degree Programmes

Wood Technology (B.Eng.)

Wood Technology in Rosenheim as a world-renowned degree programme

As a leading educational establishment for wood technology engineers, Rosenheim's Wood Technology degree programme shapes the industry on a global scale. Students gain access to an international network, which e.g. supports them in finding work experience and entering into a profession. Among the professors are many specialists who are well-known in the industry. Students are able to translate the theoretical knowledge they have acquired into professional practice in modern laboratories and large test facilities equipped with the latest technology.

Course content and structure

Students on the Wood Technology degree programme learn all the processes involved in the industrial wood processing industry, from product development through to production process planning and automation, selecting the right machines and organising production and operational processes.
The basics of engineering in subjects such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, statics and technical mechanics are supplemented by educational content in four key areas:

  • Materials, construction, product development
  • Production technology, production optimisation
  • Production organisation and business administration
  • Mechanical engineering and production automation

The theoretical learning is complemented by work experience, a two-semester project (usually with an industrial partner), a practical semester, excursions and company visits. The seventh semester is largely reserved for the completion of another project as well as the final Bachelor's thesis.

Career opportunities

Rosenheim's Wood Technology degree programme is much sought-after in the industry: nearly all graduates have a number of first career positions to choose from. The engineering course with its broad education in organisation and business administrations opens up numerous job opportunities within and beyond the wood industry. Rosenheim's Wood Technology graduates work e.g. in the furniture, building components and wood materials industries, for energy producers and in sawmills, as well as for suppliers to the automotive, aviation and shipbuilding industries, in IT and consulting firms, and in research and teaching.

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Interior Engineering (B.Eng.)

The degree in Interior Engineering at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences is one-of-a-kind within German-speaking countries. As future project engineers, students gain qualifications in business administration, production engineering and construction. Throughout the course of studies, special attention is paid not only to wood, but also to other materials needed for the interior of buildings, such as plasterboard, glass and metal. Students are prepared in how to solve not only problems in product development and design for furniture, interiors and building physics, but also to develop functional technical structures, to plan production processes and to implement and market these solutions while keeping economic factors in mind. Related tasks include cost calculations, material procurement and process optimisation. Graduates are frequently active in the interior engineering of retail properties, hotels, airplanes and ships, in furniture production and in the modernisation or revitalisation of entire buildings.

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Wood Building and Construction (B.Eng.)

The degree in Wood Building and Construction trains recognized specialists in the areas of development, construction and planning of wooden structures, as well as the production and distribution of timber construction, prefabricated houses and construction components, business management, restorations and much more. This course of studies demands a strong personal affinity for mathematics and natural sciences, as well as an interest in wood as a material and the construction industry. Great care is taken to ensure a diverse, qualified and interdisciplinary education. There is a worldwide demand for graduates, who can choose from career opportunities in business, the administration of public services as well as freelance work.

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Wood Technology (M.Sc.)

This international Master's programme in Wood Technology qualifies graduates for leadership positions in the global timber industry. The emphasis of the degree is on the enhancement of personal skills and competencies, including the latest techniques and technologies, as well as active cooperation in research and industry projects. The practical yet highly scientific training and the individual mentoring of each student by a personal advisor are just a few of the strengths of this course, which is unique in Europe.

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