SKOG210 Forest Products and Wood Technology

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Anders Qvale Nyrud

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:42 hours of lectures, 30 hours of excursions and 25 hours of processing data, journal writing and individual study.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in the spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the spring parallel.

About this course

Wood as an industrial raw material - quality and applications. Forest products trade and roundwood measurement - measurement rules, measurement methods, assessment of volume and value. Wood industry, wood processing industry and wood-based panel industry - production machinery and process engineering. Processing of roundwood and residues. Wood used for bioenergy.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The students are expected to know how wood can be used as a raw material for different productions. Students should be able to explain the forest-based value chain: how production, processing and sales of forest products are taking place as well as interlinkages between the industrial sectors in the value chain.

Skills: Students are expected to be able to estimate the volume and value of roundwood. Students should be able to independently acquire data on production and value creation in the forest-based value chain.

General competence: The students are expected to evaluate wood as raw material for the forest industry, they should have good knowledge of the forest industry's products and should be able to make independent assessments regarding the use of these products.

  • Lectures, processing data and journal writing. Excursions to wood industries.
  • Canvas.
  • SKOG101, TRE200
  • Written final examination (3 hours).

  • An external examiner will evaluate the written exams.
  • Participation on minimum 2 excursions. 2 exercises must be approved.
  • 4 hours/week.
  • GSK