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Structural Engineering of Wooden Buildings, 30 ECTS

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200,00 €
15.5.2024 08:00 - 31.7.2024 23:59
30 sp
28.8.2024 - 31.12.2025

Application period: 16.5–31.7.2024

Structural Engineering of Wooden Buildings

The courses in Structural Engineering of Wooden Buildings equips you with insights and tools needed to take a central role in creating sustainable and climate-smart buildings.

Courses are based on requirements for the scope of studies in building technology and structural design of wooden structures for exceptionally demanding structures, as well as study requirements in building mechanics and building physics, in order to have sufficient competence for exceptionally demanding wooden structures.

The education meets the requirements of the Finnish Ministry of the Environment guidelines on the qualification of building designers YM2/601/2015 and FISE's requirements and criteria for wooden structures and load-bearing structures in wood, as well as building physics.

Additionally, this programme deals with fire dimensioning, stiffening, and sound technology in wooden structures, as well as the climate footprint and life cycle calculations of wooden buildings. An important goal in this education is that it prepares you to take a central role in creating sustainable and climate-smart buildings.

These studies are optimized for flexible learning and studying, parallel with fulltime employment preferably at an Engineering Company. A major part of the studies is conducted online, in combination with independent studies and teamwork.

To be able to take part in the courses you need to have Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree in the field of topic.


Course content:
The studies include a total of 10 courses of 3 ECTS each within building physics, structural mechanics, and demanding wooden constructions. Furthermore, an elective course of 3 ECTS in research methodology is offered.

Building Physics

  • Building Physics, Advanced Course
  • Applied Building Physics and Climate Performance

Structural Mechanics

  • Structural Mechanics, Advanced Course
  • Structural Mechanics, Applied Course 1
  • Structural Mechanics, Applied Course 2

Demanding Constructions

  • Fundamentals of wooden structures and wooden frame systems
  • Design and dimensioning of load-bearing wooden structures
  • Design and dimensioning of joints in wooden structures
  • Design and dimensioning of wooden structure and wooden building stiffening

Elective Studies:

  • Research Methodology 

You can get more familiar with the courses through the link below:

Time tabel:

Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree in relevant field.

Study method:
Online in combination with independent studies and teamwork.


Technical requirements:
Students need a computer with dual screens, good internet connection, web cam and headset, to be able to study in this degree programme. We strive for an interactive and positive learning environment where all participants have contact and contribute to learning. We all have our webcams activated at all times during the lectures.

Additional information:
The courses are carried out primarily as online studies i.e., lectures tied to time but not to place. Students are expected to participate in all the online lectures to be able to pass the courses.

Lessons are primarily one weekday afternoon a week (usually Wednesdays at 15: 00-18: 00). During each semester possibly 1-2 days will be arranged as lectures at Campus or site visits, with students participating on site. Additional to lectures, students shall be prepared to work with their studies for approximately 10 hours a week.

Information for new students:

To be submitted in PDF-format:

  • Copy of Bachelor's or Master's degree
  • CV
  • Short motivational letter (max 1 A4-paper) in PDF.

Attach all documents in the same PDF when submitting the application. 

Contact person:
Towe Andersson, Towe.Andersson@novia.fi