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Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Wood Technology

From furniture design to industrial production and construction: Wood plays an important role as a renewable material. Take an active role in shaping supply chains despite the global challenges facing society, business, and the environment. As a wood engineer, you will have broad basic knowledge and can contribute your expertise to many different work areas.

Your heart beats for...

... Wood, Technology and digitization, Sustainability and responsibility, Natural sciences, Planning and organization, Research, Practical part, Foreign language: English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

The Wood engineering program is heavily focused on practical applications. This is a full-time in-person degree program.


You will bring one of the following educational backgrounds:

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Specialized university entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Professional qualification (Case-by-case examination)
  • 10-week internship. This can be completed up to the end of the fourth semester. This means that you do not have to provide proof of an internship at the start of your studies. Relevant training and work already completed can be taken into account. Further details

German language level: C1

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Material technology wood 1
  • Material engineering 1
  • Technical drawing in wood processing / CAD
  • Physics
  • Technical mechanics 1
  • Technical mathematics 1

2. Semester

  • Material technology wood 2
  • Wood connection technology
  • Wood production technology
  • Industrial science and business organization
  • Technical mechanics 2
  • Technical mathematics 2

3. Semester

  • Furniture construction / work preparations
  • Wood processing equipment
  • Factory planning
  • Material flow technology
  • IT programming
  • Industrial management

4. Semester

  • Wood surface and coating technology
  • Wooden construction
  • Plastic processing
  • Quality management / statics
  • Project management / student project
  • Business-English

5. Semester

  • Practical semester in wood engineering

6. Semester(Choose 2 out of 3 focus areas)

  • Module from 1. Focus
  • Module from 1. Focus
  • Module from 2. Focus
  • Module from 2. Focus
  • Mandatory elective module *
  • CAM / CNC

7. Semester

  • Module from 1. Focus
  • Module from 2. Focus
  • Wood engineering seminar
  • Bachelor’s thesis in wood engineering
  • Wood engineering colloquium

Focus area

Furniture construction and development

  • Product design
  • Lightweight furniture construction
  • Design management / marketing

Industrial wood production

  • Operating and environmental technology
  • Industrial wood production equipment
  • Machine and equipment construction

 Wooden structure production

  • Solid wood technology
  • Building physics / energy renovations
  • Wooden manufacturing

Mandatory elective module

  • Maintenance management 1
  • Furniture systems design methodology
  • Handling systems
  • Production systems
  • Plastics and their applications
  • Production planning / management
  • Product Lifecycle Management


Acquired Knowledge and Skills

Our degree program is highly application-oriented. As a graduate, 

  • you will have professional expertise in manufacturing products from wood and wood materials throughout the entire supply chain
  • you will understand the development, planning, sale, and recycling of products and can apply this knowledge in practice
  • you can manage and optimize production processes in the wood industry, while considering business-related aspects like marketing and sales
  • you will also understand fundamentals of processing for plastics and metals
  • you will have a modern technical focus against a backdrop of digitization and sustainability – a particular strength
Job Profiles

Your future work areas as an wood engineer include all leadership and management positions in wood, wood material, and furniture industry companies, as well as their suppliers and customers like the adhesives industry, mechanical engineering, the van industry, yacht building, software development, or research

Typical professional profiles and positions include

  • Process engineer
  • Technologist
  • Product manager
  • Technical sales
  • Quality manager
  • Application engineer
  • Operations manager
  • Technical manager
  • Production manager
Cooperation With Companies

Our degree program maintains numerous cooperations with standardization bodies (such as DIN, VDI, VDMA) and associations. We are also networked with companies from these areas:

  • Forestry
  • Saw industry
  • Kitchen furnitures industry
  • Furniture industry
  • Wood materials industry
  • Fitting and connecting materials production
  • Wood construction
  • Supplier industry, such as machine manufacturers, measurement device manufacturers
Research in the Department
  • Product-specifications and product testing
  • Quality management
  • Lightweight design
  • Forest-wood-building-innovations
  • Product development and optimization based on renewable raw materials like wood, bamboo
  • Palms and annual plants against the backdrop of changing raw materials supplies
  • Wood construction projects
  • Production processes in wood construction
  • Product specifications and product testing
  • Quality management

Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to quality education
  • directly to gender equality
  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • directly to responsible consumption and production

Studying at Innovation Campus Lemgo

Our Innovation Campus in Lemgo

At the Innovation Campus in Lemgo, you will study at one of the most exciting technology locations in NRW. Here you will find state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching rooms as well as science-to-business factories. For example, the Centrum Industrial IT, in which companies from all over East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL) have their branches. Or the Smart Factory OWL, which showcases data and AI management. In the Future Food Factory OWL, which is unique in Europe, something similar is happening in relation to food production. New work and transfer meet at InnovationSPIN. Here, TH OWL, the district administration and the skilled trades demonstrate transparent cooperation and a spirit that allows new things to emerge. In addition to Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the campus is also home to two vocational schools and the national handball league team TBV Lemgo-Lippe. And best of all, the campus also has student residence halls with short distances to the university and the city.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Wood Technology
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Study model:
Standard period of study:
7 semester
Winter semester
Course language:
Innovation Campus Lemgo
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
Mathematics, Physics

Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.

Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.