Master´s Degree Programme Wood Technology

Performance optimization in production, innovative timber construction, most recent material technologies or the topic of energy efficiency: the range covered by wood technology and thus the requirements for engineers are constantly evolving. Ever greater specialist knowledge is expected for managerial positions in the international timber industry. This is precisely what the international Master Programme in Wood Technology provides. It is offered jointly by the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim (D) together with the Bern University of Applied Sciences, Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering (CH).

  • Degree: Master of Science (M. Sc.)
    Joint Degree of the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim (D) and the Bern University of Applied Sciences, Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering (CH)
  • Duration: 3 semesters full-time or 6 semesters part-time
  • Teaching language: English
  • Credit Points (CP): 90
  • Accreditation: accredited by ASIIN e. V.

Course contents and structure

Expanding skills in relation with the most recent technologies in the timber industry as well as active participation in research and industry projects are at the core of the Master Degree Programme. In the first semester the students will explore in-depth the basics of mathematics and sciences and improve competence in Legal and Economical Aspects as well as in Skills for Management. From the second semester onwards, the students will continue the course at their preferred university – Rosenheim or Biel/Bienne – and choose from general compulsory modules, as well as one of the following two technical specialisations:

  • Management of Process Innovation
  • Complex Timber Structures

To the course structure

Professional prospects

The graduates of both universities are experts who master the newest technologies in an international environment. The knowledge and skills acquired, being also firmly rooted in practical application, will enable the graduates to become valuable assets to businesses in private enterprise, public services or institutes in the timber, machine and process industries as well as in timber construction/redevelopment and interior engineering. The graduates will be able to find work in sectors of activity such as planning, project management, production, marketing and distribution, quality control as well as in research and teaching.


  • Study start: The regular study start is in the winter term. For applicants with a degree in in the areas of wood technology, timber engineering or interior engineering a study start in summer term is also possible.
  • Applications are to be submitted online at: Application
  • Admittance requirements
    An above average Bachelor (min. 180 ECTS points) or Diploma degree in the study courses wood technology, timber construction & redevelopment, interior engineering or related areas, evidence of required English skills by means of recognized English language examinations (TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate) and a letter of motivation

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