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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Professional Bachelor in

Wood Engineering

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.


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 from industrial engineering such as mechanics, business administration and energy engineering with law and wood-specific subjects in an interdisciplinary manner.

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).

At a Glance

Bachelor class: L-9
ECTS credits: 180
Duration of the course: 3 years
Courses will be taught in: Italian, German and English (trilingual)
Places available: 20 EU
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano
Tuition fees: € 1.347,50 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 three branches of study:

Course Offering


Degree Course director: Prof. Marco Baratieri (photo)
Student representative in the Course Council: Elena Helfer

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 Bachelor's degree gives you access to the state examination for enrolment in the Collegio dei Periti Industriali.


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In order to be admitted, you will need to prove that you have obtained a B2 level certification in two of the three teaching languages (Italian, German and English). If you don't have an official language certification, you can take a language exam at our university.

Selection Criteria
Multiple choice test in the field of science and grade average of the third and second last school years.

Online Application
Early Bird - for EU and non-EU citizens: 1 March - 26 April 2019, noon 
Late Application - for EU citizens only: 20 May - 31 July 2019, noon
Super Late Application - for EU citizens only, with the necessary language requirements (remaining places): 7 - 14 October 2019, noon

Admission exams
Early Bird
 - for EU and non-EU citizens: 3 May 2019 at 14 h
Late Application
 - for EU citizens only: 5 August 2019 at 10 h
Super Late Application
 - for EU citizens only, with the necessary language requirements (remaining places): 16 October 2019 at 10 h
Please note: applicants will be informed via email about the exact time and place of the exam.

A piece of advice:
Take a look at a recent admission test to get an idea of the structure of the test and the type of questions. You can also look at the topics suggestions in order to prepare for the exam.

For first year students we offer a preparatory course in maths taking place between August and September. The following study book is recommended but not mandatory: "Precorso di Matematica", with MyMthLab, 2nd edition, Pearson publisher.

You can find all the information you need about the documentation required for the application in the Study Manifesto. 

Contact us by phone at +390471012100 or fill in the request form.

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