Wood Material Engineering
The course focuses on the theoretical basis of the field, theoretical and practical mastery of experimental and computer techniques used in wood research, as well as on advanced mastery of specialized knowledge and skills relating to the selected dissertation topic. The course orientation is towards preparation for scientific and research practice within the selected focus.
The field of study is progressive as it focuses on renewable raw materials, not only in the Czech Republic, but also worldwide; it respects the principles of sustainability and environmental considerations; it has an ever-expanding scope of application made possible by new scientific knowledge – in modern technologies, materials, and products; last but not least, it combines interdisciplinary approaches to material engineering.
The graduate will have acquired the necessary knowledge in the field of material science, the chemical composition of wood, the structure of wood and lignocellulose materials, physical and mechanical properties of wood, composite materials, wood property modification processes, and degradation processes of wood and wood-based materials. They will also have gained knowledge of the creation of new products, the use of modern materials in wooden structures and timber buildings, and the life cycle of products. They will be qualified to develop and use the acquired knowledge in the development of new materials, and in the practical optimization of technological processes, including wood and wood-based materials.
The graduate will also have acquired sufficient knowledge and skills in the field of project management and information technology, which will increase their competitiveness in potential applications for grants, research planning and management, development and innovation in the European science and research sector, educational environments and practice.
- original validation (nostrification) document on recognition of university education in the Czech Republic according to binding Czech regulations;
- curriculum vitae (structured, EUROPASS format preferred);
- copy of foreign diploma or a document in lieu of the foreign diploma;
- list of publications and other creative activities;
- outline of topic of dissertation thesis (aim, hypothesis, general overview of the issue – essential publications list, all within one A4 page);
- average grades during master's (engineering) studies;
- any other reference documents (references from an employer, a specialist in the field, evidence of traineeships, etc.).
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