Course code TRE200

TRE200 Wood Technology I

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Course responsible: Geir Isak Vestøl
Teachers: Geir Isak Vestøl, Olav Albert Høibø, Roar Økseter
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in the January block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2006-2007
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Wood formation. Macroscopic, microscopic, sub-microscopic and chemical structure of wood. Physical and mechanical properties of wood and wood products. Defects and abnormalities in wood. Silviculture and wood quality. Degradation and durability of wood, and wood protection.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: The student should have wide knowledge about the structure and properties of wood, and they should be able to relate it to how wood is influenced by the silviculture, and how suitable wood is for different applications.

Skills: The students should be able to describe the structure of wood and to determine the Norwegian species by wood anatomy. The students should also be able to perform testing of physical and mechanical properties of wood.

General competence: The students should be able to communicate technical information and exchange opinions with others on the subject.

Learning activities:
Lectures. Exercises: Microscopic studies of wood. Testing of wood properties.
Teaching support:
The course has web pages in Canvas, where also the assignments are announced. The lecturers are available for questions during office hours.
To be announced in Canvas.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Exercises with approved report.

Total assessment:

  • Wood anatomy test counting for 40%
  • Written exam (3 hours) counting for 60%. 

Both parts of the evaluation must be passed to pass the course. 

Nominal workload:
Lectures: approx. 26 hours. Exercises: approx. 24 hours. Data processing, reporting and self-study: approx. 75 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Type of course:
Lectures: approx. 26 hours. Exercises: approx. 24 hours.
The course is required for the students taking TRE300.
An external examiner evaluates the exam. The course responsible approves the exercise reports and evaluates the wood anatomy test.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades