Education

Delft University of Technology provides education in the field of Biobased Structures and Materials as well as wood technology. This combination is considered essential for good structural designers and engineers and is unique in the Netherlands. Education starts already in the 2ndyear of the curriculum whereas wood technology is part of the materials science courses as well as the advanced timber and timber engineering courses in the 4th and 5th year’s Master program. After having successfully finished the Bachelor courses in structural engineering, students are able to design timber structures with straight members as well as joints and three hinged portal frames. In the Master’s courses, advanced structural engineering applications are studied in courses and design studies. Furthermore, the advanced timber course deals with special subjects as wood technology, durability, wood mechanics, service life modeling, numerical modeling of timber and timber structures, densified veneer wood joints, earthquake engineering, fire safety and fatigue.