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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Professional Bachelor in

Wood Technology

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 in industrial, business administration and energy fields with law and wood-specific subjects in an interdisciplinary manner.

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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).

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At a Glance

Bachelor class: L-P03
ECTS credits: 180
Duration of the course: 3 years
Courses will be taught in: Italian, German and English (trilingual)
Places available: 20 EU + 2 non-EU
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano
Tuition fees: ca. € 1350 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 two branches of study:

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Degree Course director: Prof. Francesco Patuzzi (photo)
Student representative in the Course Council: Stefano Abrami

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 course qualifies for the profession of Perito industriale and allows direct registration in the relevant professional register without the need to take the State Examination.

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Summer Infopoint

You can book a tour of the Bozen-Bolzano campus with one of our Student Ambassadors and have the chance to visit unibz and get a glimpse of your future student life. Visits are available every working day (except university closures), Monday to Friday, from 15 July to 30 August 2024.

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: 01/03 - 07/05/2024 (by noon local time)
Language exam (online)s: 18/03/2024 (fully booked) and 17 - 18 - 19 and 22 - 23/04/2024 (registration: 25/03 - 09/04/2024)
Admission exam (online): 14/05/2024 at 3 pm local time (two working days before the exam date, the eligible candidates will receive detailed information via e-mail)
Publication of ranking lists: by 28/05/2024
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 06/06/2024 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: from 12/07 - 06/08/2024 (by noon local time) 

Late Application (only for EU citizens)

Application: 29/05 - 10/07/2024 (by noon local time)
Language exams (online): 24 - 29/06/2024 (registration: 29/05 - 16/06/2024)
Admission exam (online): 16/07/2024 at 3 pm local time (two working days before the exam date, the eligible candidates will receive detailed information via e-mail)
Publication of ranking lists: by 30/07/2024
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 06/08/2024 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: from publication of the ranking list until 06/08/2024 (by noon local time) 

Additional Application Session (only for EU citizens)

The Faculty can open additional application sessions for single study programmes in August and in September if there are available spaces. More information on additional sessions will be published in due course.

Preparatory courses and Freshers Days

Intensive language courses: 02 - 20/09/2024 (Monday to Friday, 6 h/day)
Mathematics pre-course: 23/30 - 04/10/2024
Freshers Days: 30/09 - 01/10/2024

1st semester

Classes: 30/09 - 23/12/2024
Holidays: 24/12/2024 - 06/01/2025
Classes: 07/01 - 25/01/2025
Exams: 27/01 - 15/02/2025

2nd semester

Classes: 03/03 - 17/04/2025
Holidays: 18- 21/04/2025
Classes: 22/04 - 14/06/2025
Exams: 16/06 - 12/07/2025

Autumn session

Exams: 25/08 - 27/09/2025

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).

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