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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Professional Bachelor in

Wood Engineering

This bachelor programme provides you with relevant interdisciplinary skills for the field of woodworking and processing with a focus on production processes, process optimisation, development, as well as management on a technical and administrative level.

Course description

The forest-wood value chain encompasses the processes from raw material to finished product. The companies active in this sector are highly flexible, innovative and lay great emphasis on environmental protection and the sustainable use of resources.

In order to prepare you for a career in this field, this study programme interweaves contents from industrial engineering such as mechanics, business administration and energy engineering with law and wood-specific subjects in an interdisciplinary manner.

What is a Professional Bachelor?

In this multilingual programme, the practical part is very high. Of the 180 credit points, at least 50 must be acquired in companies or technical offices; this makes it considerably easier for students to join the professional chamber at a later date. unibz has therefore concluded agreements with the Consiglio Nazionale dei Periti Industriali and the Collegio dei Periti Industriali of the Autonomous Province of Bozen-Bolzano. There are also partnerships with various companies of the South Tyrol Business Federation (Unternehmerverband Südtirol).

Courses will definetely be starting

unibz guarantees to all candidates that courses will start as planned in Fall 2020 and that no student will be left behind. The Faculties are working on a plan to ensure that teaching will continue to take place. A mixture of simultaneous online and in-presence classes will probably be the formula for the winter semester.

At a Glance

Bachelor class: L-9
ECTS credits: 180
Duration of the course: 3 years
Courses will be taught in: Italian, German and English (trilingual)
Places available: 20 EU
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano
Tuition fees: € 1.348,50 per year

Structure of the programme

In the first year, students will deepen their knowledge of basic subjects such as mathematics, wood anatomy, silviculture, product design and materials science. From the second year onwards, the programme is divided into three branches of study:


Degree Course director: Prof. Marco Baratieri (photo)
Student representative in the Course Council: Elena Helfer

Career opportunities

Our graduates can work in the most diverse areas of the wood industry, both as freelance technicians and in higher positions within companies in primary and secondary processing, crafts, the furniture industry and wood construction. Other professional fields include mechanical engineering and mechatronics, plant engineering and automation for the wood industry, energy production and conversion systems for wood processing companies, as well as energy and service companies in connection with the use of wood biomass.

The Bachelor's degree gives you access to the state examination for enrolment in the Collegio dei Periti Industriali.


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Application and Admission

You can find all you need to know in order to apply and gain admission to this study programme by browsing through the information below.

Early Bird Application

Application: 02/03 - 28/04/2020 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 15 - 22/04/2020 (registration 31/03 - 07/04/2020)
Publication of ranking lists: by 18/05/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 28/05/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 15/07 - 27/07/2020 (by noon local time)

Late Application

Application: 20/05 - 09/07/2020 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 29/06 - 03/07/2020, if necessary, also on 04/07 or 06/07 (registration 25/05 - 19/06/2020)
Publication of ranking lists: by 29/07/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 06/08/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 29/07 - 06/08/2020 (by noon local time)

Late session

Opened if there are available study places, only for people who already have the required language re-quirements.
Application: 01 - 12/10/2020 (by noon local time)
Admission exam: 20/10/2020 (morning) in room D0.01
Publication of ranking lists: by 23/10/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 30/10/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: by 30/10/2020 (by noon local time)

Preparatory courses and Freshers Days

Preparatory Mathematics Course (recommended): 24/08 - 04/09/2020
Intensive language courses: 07 - 25/09/2020 (Monday to Friday, 8 h/day)
Freshers Days: 28 - 29/09/2020

1st semester

Classes: 28/09 - 23/12/2020
Exams (extraordinary session): 14 - 23/12/2020
Holidays: 24/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Classes: 07/01 - 16/01/2021
Exams: 18/01 - 13/02/2021

2nd semester

Classes: 22/02 - 01/04/2021
Holidays: 02/04 - 05/04/2021
Classes: 06/04 - 12/06/2021
Exams (extraordinary session): 17 - 29/05/2021
Exams: 14/06 - 10/07/2021

Autumn session

Exams: 23/08 - 25/09/2021

The Advisory Service provides support regarding your choice of study. In many cases a simple call or a short request is enough to get the relevant information (Tel. +39 0471 012100).