BSc Timber Industry Engineering
About the Faculty
The Simonyi Karoly Faculty is the only higher Education Institution for wood science and technology in Hungary. It has 50 years of experience in education and research. In the past years, hundreds of engineers have graduated from this Faculty to work locally and worldwide as international researchers, engineers or teachers.
Timber industry engineers' professional competences
- Be familiar with the materials and structural materials used in timber industry, the technologies of their production and the conditions of their use.
- Know micro- and macro structure of wood, basic methods required to test the structure and the operating principle of basic tools.
- Be familiar with management, control and organizational tasks of wood industry, wood construction and logistics.
- Know basic design principles and methods, engineering basics of mechanical engineering, control engineering procedures and operational processes.
- Be familiar with operating principles, structural units and use of work machines, engine-generators and mechanical equipment and tools used in wood industry.
- Know the operation of woodworking machinery, handling equipment, powder and chip extraction and pneumatic transport systems.
- Know measurement methods used in timber industry and timber architecture, their tools, equipment and measuring devices.
- Know the processes of wood modification and wood preservation and their uses.
- Be familiar with expectations and requirements of work, fire protection and safety engineering areas related to the field, as well as relevant regulations of environmental protection.
- Be familiar with logistics (specialization specific), management, environmental, quality assurance, information technology, legal, economic, marketing and financial specialties of wood industry, their boundaries and requirements.
- Be familiar with methods of learning, acquiring and collecting data in the field of timber industry engineering, their ethical limits and problem-solving techniques.
- Be able to carry out foreman activities in the entire field of timber industry engineering.
- Apply independently and confidently related calculation and design principles and methods of timber industry product and technology design.
- Be able to use computer skills and databases required for planning, calculation and design tasks.
- Perform independently tasks in the construction, preservation and renovation of timber structures not requiring authorization.
- Perform tasks under professional guidance in the field of construction, preservation and renovation of timber structures requiring authorization.
- Be able to solve simple development tasks independently.
- Be able to interpret and characterize the structure and operation of structural units and elements of timber industry systems, the design and relationship of applied system components.
- Apply technical regulations related to the operation of timber industry systems, the principles and economic relations of setting up and operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.
- Be able to perform management tasks of timber industry gluing and surface treatment processes independently.
- Be able to apply tasks and operations of various wood preservation technologies and processes at the level of proficiency.
- Be professionally able to select adhesives, surface treatment materials and wood preservatives according to the field while respecting environmental and ecological considerations and specifications in addition to technical aspects.
- Be able to manage and supervise manufacturing technologies and processes of various wood-based products.
- Manage and supervise manufacturing technology processes while bearing in mind quality assurance and quality control elements.
- Can independently diagnose faults in machinery and equipment used in timber industry and select appropriate troubleshooting actions.
- Be able to assess and reduce environmental pressures in relation to the manufacture of wood-based products.
- Be able to recognize, control, manage and minimize health and safety risks of woodworking technologies.
- Be able to prevent adverse effects and achieve health protection based on knowledge of health effects of operation and maintenance.
- Be able to assess and rationalize energy consumption of production technologies and processes.
- Be able to participate in the development and management of product development and innovation projects.
- Be able to perform tasks of average complexity in technical development, research and design with great safety.
- Understand and be able to make suggestions for economic process of the business (including product development, bringing the product to market, innovation, marketing and project management, interpretation of market research results and their use in product development).
- Can use creative problem-solving techniques.
- Can organize work safety tasks.
- Be able to understand and use the characteristic online and printed literature of the field in Hungarian and foreign languages.
- Be able to communicate in a professionally adequate manner, verbally and in writing, in the native language and in at least one foreign language, in accordance with the timber industry.
- Seek to ensure that self-training in the timber industry engineering field is continuous and consistent with the professional goals.
- Strive to solve tasks and decide management of timber industry by learning the opinions of managed employees and preferably in cooperation.
- Be open and responsive to the use of new, modern and innovative processes and methods of organic farming.
- Seek to learn observable phenomena as thoroughly as possible, to describe and explain their laws by using the acquired professional knowledge.
- Comply with and enforces the compliance with the SHE and QA/QC (Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Assurance and Quality Control) requirements.
- Seek to ensure that self-training within the timber industry and in other fields related to the work is continuous and consistent with the professional goals.
d) autonomy and responsibility
- Be responsible for the management of personnel assigned to him/her, supervise the operation of machines and equipment.
- Evaluate efficiency, effectiveness and safety of subordinates' work.
- As a responsible professional leader promote the professional development of his/her subordinates, manage and assist their efforts in this direction.
- Share experiences with colleagues; evaluate mistakes together to promote the professional development of colleagues and subordinates.
- Cooperate with qualified professionals of other (primarily economic and legal) fields when performing professional duties.
Disciplines and fields leading to the qualification included in the program:
natural sciences (mathematics, mechanics, engineering physics-chemistry, general technical knowledge, descriptive geometry) 35-50 credits;
economic and human knowledge (economic and management, quality assurance, environmental awareness and energy management, legal knowledge of public administration and professional practice, human knowledge) 14-30 credits;
professional knowledge of timber industry engineering (information technology, information, material science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, measurement and control technology, operation and maintenance, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, manufacturing technology, logistic, wood anatomy, timber industry structures, sawmill technology, timber industry board and panel production, timber industry machinery, furniture, door and window manufacturing and wood preservation knowledge) 70-105 credits.
Foreign language requirement
Language requirements: at least CEFR B2 level (or equivalent TOEFL or IELTS Academic) proficiency in English.
Practical training requirements
Practical training is a training of at least six weeks organized in a vocational training place. Professional practice criterion is a requirement.