Study unit
3513142 Basics of Wood Materials Science, 4 Cp  
Code 3513142  Validity 01.01.2015 -
Name Basics of Wood Materials Science  Abbreviation BasicsofWMS 
Credits 4 Cp Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0951 Forestry 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Forest Sciences (J) 

Ossi Turunen 

Learning outcomes 

Cognitive skills: After the course the students will understand the basic structure-property relationships, effects of environmental factors on wood properties and behaviour, as well as the properties and manufacturing principles of the most important wood based products. Students get familiar with industrial production processes and research and development methods in the field of wood materials science. 

General skills: Basic wood science research methodology, academic writing and presentation skills, teamworking, information search. The course is especially targeted for the first year students of MSc Wood Materials Science.


Wood structure and properties, wood based products, wood materials science methodologies and research fields. 

Modes of study 

Lectures (16 h). Excursions and learning tasks (12 h). Poster and its presentation as a team (6 h). Individual writing of literature review and feedback discussion (50 h). Individual learning (24h).

Study materials 

To be delivered during the course.

Evaluation criteria 

Examination 0-5 (0 = failed, 5 = excellent).


Wood Materials Science professor


Every year, next time in September 2018.


Joensuu, video connection to Kuopio campus.

Further information 

The course is held in English. The course is mainly intended as an orientation course for new MSc Wood Materials Science students.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

Future exams
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration ended Basics of Wood Materials Science  General examination  Ossi Turunen 
03.06.22fri 12.00-16.00