Wood Science

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Wood Science

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This is an undergraduate seven week module designed for stage 3 BAgrSc Forestry students. The structure of wood and identification will be dealt with. The links between the structure of wood and wood density, wood strength and the moisture content of wood will be examined and the factors influencing these properties will be outlined. The chemical structure of wood will also be described. The durability of wood is examined and the methods of preserving wood described. The drying of wood is also considered. In the module, the technology used in sawmills to process wood will be outlined. The techniques involved in producing the range of wood-based panels manufactured in Ireland will be described. In addition, the module will provide students with an overview of the timber processing industry in Ireland.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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