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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences



Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

Wood Science via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Wood Science Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Wood Science Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Wood Science Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Wood Science Online via distance learning

 

This program combines the study of wood structure with the properties and technology of major wood products. It introduces wood as an industrial raw material and stresses on topics such as industrial processing and trees physiology and development. It explores contemporary forest products namely the production of wood from shavings and sawdust. It discusses the development of composite materials, adhesives, and finishes for the past 20 years. It investigates topics such as the nature of wood and its properties, the basics of wood technology, woodworker's raw materials, the best ways to cut, season, join, bend, fasten, and finish wood, and finally, the crucial interaction of wood with moisture.

 

Academic Supervisor : Arun Kumar Lahiry
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Wood Science
Wood Properties
Wood Products
Wood Design & Construction
Dendrology
Forestry
Biofuels & Bioenergy

 

 

Wood Science via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Wood Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Wood Science via distance learning = 21 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Wood Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Wood Science via distance learning = 21 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Wood Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Wood Science via distance learning = 21 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Wood Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Wood Science via distance learning = 21 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Wood Science Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Wood Science via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
This course is suitable for company training. More info...

 

Wood Science
This course studies wood structure and relates it to the properties of major wood products and the technology used. It introduces wood as an industrial raw material, pulping and bleaching, tree growth, and wood formation. It discusses contemporary forest products, including the production of lumber alternatives from veneers and particles.
Academic Supervisor : Arun Kumar Lahiry

Wood Properties
This course presents the physical properties of wood: wood moisture relationship, thermal and electrical properties of wood, and its cellular structure. It also reviews the mechanical behavior of wood, its strength, its properties, and its deterioration.
Academic Supervisor : Arun Kumar Lahiry

Wood Products
This course reviews major forest and wood products and industries, their economic importance, the raw material used, harvesting and manufacturing processes, and industrial trends. It also explores laminated wood, particle boards, and paper making.
Academic Supervisor : Arun Kumar Lahiry

Wood Design & Construction
This course explores the design methods related to wood structures. It examines the nature of wood as a building material, plywood, glued laminated wood, timber piles and pile foundations, pole buildings, and conventional wood building framing.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Dendrology
This course reviews the development, anatomy, morphology, function, and ecology of trees.
Academic Supervisor : Arun Kumar Lahiry

Forestry
This course covers the principles and practices of forest management. It considers regional differences in forests and forest products industry demand. It integrates science principles with forestry needs, including trees structure and function, reproduction, ecology, industrial applications, and preservation.
Academic Supervisor : Arun Kumar Lahiry

Biofuels & Bioenergy
This course covers the alternative and renewable fuels derived from biological sources and their applications as an energy source for homes, industry, and transportation. Wood, urban, and agricultural solid waste are discussed as potential sources of energy conversion. In addition, the production of methane and alcohol-based fuels and their roles as a transportation fuel are considered an opportunity to replace fossil-based fuels. Bio-diesel and vegetable oil topics are necessary to show a true alternate energy source for internal combustion engines.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

 

Admission - Wood Science Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Recognition - Wood Science Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Wood Science Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

ABPM - Associação Brasileira de Preservadores de Madeira

ABPMEX - Associação Brasileira de Produtores e Exportadores de Madeiras

ASTB - Association des Sciences & Technologies du Bois

AWPA - American Wood Preservers Association

FPS - Forest Products Society

IAWS - International Academy of Wood Science

INBAR - International Network for Bambú and Ratán

ITTO - International Tropical Timber Organization

IUFRO - International Union of Forest Research Organizations

Maderia - Sociedad Española de la Madera

SBCTEM - Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência e Tecnologia da Madeira

SBS - Sociedade Brasileira de Silvicultura

SECF - Sociedad Española de Ciencias Forestales

SIF - Sociedade de Investigações Florestais

SN - Silva Network

SPCF - Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Florestais

SWST - Society of Wood Science and Technology

TRADA - Timber Research and Development Association

WTS - Wood Technology Society

 

 

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