Wood science teaching

Wood science is taught by the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems at the School of Chemical Engineering.
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Fiber and Polymer Engineering major

Teaching in wood science and technology currently forms part of the Fiber and Polymer Engineering major under the Master's Program in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering. Most of the wood science courses, however, are open for students in all fields and are listed below.

Teaching is continually being developed under the supervision of Professors Lauri Rautkari and Mark Hughes to ensure that students are given the most up-to-date education in this rapidly evolving field. One main focus is to develop high-quality online-teaching to enable large audience to this engaging field of wood science. 

Fibre and Polymer Engineering major

Aalto Wood minor

Aalto Wood minor is available for students in any field. After completing the minor, students will understand the fundamentals of wood as an engineering material and know the range, functions and possible applications of products made from wood.

The minor reflects the Aalto Wood collaboration - a group of professors, scientists and teachers providing a melting point for multidisciplinary research and education between the departments of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Forest Products Technology. Aalto Wood aims to advance high-quality and sustainable use of wood in the living environment for a low-carbon future.

Courses 2023-2024

These courses provided by the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems also form the main part of Aalto Wood minor

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New minor: Aalto Wood

For students in any field interested in wood!

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Online course “Wood products and processes” starts 27.2.2023

Learn 100% online the links between wood product properties and typical applications in the living environment.

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