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Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education

Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
undergraduate studies (2 subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Admission
Unrestricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products is offered as a vocational subject within the bachelor's programme Technical Education. In addition, a second teaching subject must be studied. Please note the subject combination options.

The part of the course involving Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products is worth 92 credit points in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education (180 CP).

With regard to specialist content, the degree programme primarily focuses on craft occupations in the field of Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products that are often involved in implementing architects’ and civil engineers’ construction planning for interior construction and fit-out companies. Study elements from degree programmes in Architecture and Civil Engineering create the joint foundation on which students expand in content related to materials, constructions and production processes involved in occupations in plant operations and manufacturing of wood products. Well-equipped workshops and laboratories are available for students to conduct intense experimental work on chemical and physical foundations, materials testing and production engineering investigations.

Points of reference in courses on teaching methodology are the different types of vocational schooling, from vocational orientation and initial vocational training to further training and continuing education. The analysis of work processes and the specialist knowledge of plant operations and manufacturing of wood products required for this is a central component of the teaching methodological content. It constitutes the foundation for shaping vocational learning processes, whereby particular emphasis is placed on the development of experiments to demonstrate scientific, technical and constructive principles.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Artistic design, technical representation / computer aided design (CAD)
  • Chemical and physical foundations of construction work
  • Design and construction of buildings, building history
  • Materials science of wood and derived timber products
  • Production processes in wood processing
  • Teaching methodology in plant operations and manufacturing of wood products
Course Content

Study of the vocational subject area of Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products consists primarily of three areas:

1. Specialist foundations from degree programmes in Architecture and Civil Engineering

These include elementary modules on Design and Architectural Drafting, Building Materials Science, Structures, Building Physics, and History of Architecture.

2. Professional specialist content for the vocational area of plant operations and manufacturing of wood products

Central modules in this area are Materials Science and Production Processes in Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products. Courses on chemical foundations, mechanics, electrical engineering and mathematics provide the basis for this.

3. Teaching methodology for the vocational subject area of Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products

Modules in this area deal with the fundamental teaching conditions for training in construction-related occupations, the importance of experiments and laboratory tests in learning processes relating to materials and production processes, teaching methodological analyses of materials, constructions and production processes, as well as information and communication technologies in learning processes in plant operations and manufacturing of wood products.

 

Semester

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2

3

4

5

6

Compulsory modules

Foundations of Teaching Methodology 1 (5 CP)

Chemical Foundations of Construction Work 1 (5 CP)

Physical Foundations of Construction Work 1 (5 CP)

Design and Construction A (6 CP)

Chemical Foundations of Construction Work 2 (5 CP)

Physical Foundations of Construction Work 2 (5 CP)

Artistic Design TE (6 CP)

Design and Architectural Drafting C (3 CP)

Materials Science of Wood 1 (6 CP)

Building Physics 1 (3 CP)

Design and Architectural Drafting D (3 CP)

Foundations of Teaching Methodology 2 (8 CP)

Materials Science of Wood 2 (5 CP)

Microtechnical Investigations (6 CP)

Teaching Methodology 1 (8 CP)

Production Engineering in Wood 1 (5 CP)

Production Engineering in Wood 2 – CNC Technology (5 CP)

As an option, Bachelor’s thesis in the vocational subject area (15 CP)

Compulsory elective modules

 

 

History and Theory A: History of European Architecture 1 (3 CP)

History and Theory A: History of European Architecture 2 (3 CP)

 

 

Recommended Abilities

In addition to an enjoyment of working with people, prospective students should have a broad interest in the areas of activity in occupations related to plant operations and manufacturing of wood products, from traditional areas of craftsmanship to industrial wood processing.

Career Opportunities

The vocational subject area in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education mainly prepares students for the consecutive Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education. Students who complete practical training in Vocational and Business Education may also be interested in working in company-based training or in associations and chambers.

Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master's programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master's programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

Some subjects in the Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are restricted: English Studies (school subject: English), Food Science, German Studies (school subject: German), Politics, Spanish Studies, Sports.

Some subjects in the Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are admission-free: Catholic Religious Education, Chemistry, Colour Technology and Interior Decoration, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Metals Technology, Physics, Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products, Protestant Religious Education and Site Engineering.

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations:

Application Deadlines

Application dates for a subject combination with at least one restricted subject:

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – July 15th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

Application dates for a subject combination with two admission-free subjects:

 

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - May 31st of the year for the summer semester

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