Process Technology

The Process Technology course is a module of the CAS Wood-Based Panels programme. It provides you with a theory- and practice-based understanding of the manufacturing processes in the particleboard, MDF/HDF and OSB industry.

The course:

  • is designed specifically for engineers and managers from wood-based panel producing companies and associated industries;
  • deepens your knowledge of the manufacturing technologies of particle- and fiber-based panel products;
  • is taught by renowned experts from science and practice;
  • provides room for discussing your concrete technological challenges;
  • gives you the opportunity to build a network with course participants and specialists from all over the world.


  • Degree/Certificate Module Certification Process Technology
  • Duration E-Learning and one-week intensive course
  • Schedule Monday to Friday
  • Application deadline The application deadline is at least four weeks before the module begins.
  • ECTS credits 2 ECTS-Credits
  • Costs CHF 2'600.–
    If more than one participant from the same company: 10% price reduction.
  • Teaching language English
  • Location Online (Distance Learning)
  • Department Architecture, wood and civil engineering
  • Next session September 13 2021

Content + Structure


Do you want to expand your knowledge about wood-based panel manufacturing technologies, or are you new to this sector? This concise training program, offered since more than 15 years, provides expert knowledge, in-depth understanding of the relevant processes, and opportunities for networking with experts. Respecting the current situation, the core of the program is organized as an interactive online week with seminars, workshops, bilateral expert meetings and much room for interactions with the course participants. The online week is supplemented by e-learning material, and by an on-site innovation tour at the Ligna 2021 in Hannover.


The module "Process Technology" is made up of three blocks. The core is the one-week online course from September 13 to 17, 2021, before which we will provide e-learning material (starting August 16) to standardize the entry level of the course participants. The module concludes with the optional Innovation Tour on September 29 at Ligna 2021.

All activites take place online, except the Innovation Tour at Ligna 2021.

  • E-learning (as preparatory work)
  • Lectures with discussions
  • Production Technolgy Workshop, in groups with integrated lectures
  • Pressing Technology Seminar, with hands-on computer simulation
  • Bilateral meetings with experts
  • Guided company visits and discussions at Ligna 2021

You will do a group work and present the results to a panel of experts at the end of the one-week course.


Module “Process Technology” as part of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) "Wood-Based Panels”.


You will be taught by renowned experts from universities and industry.

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Requirements + Admission

  • Engineers and managers in the wood-based panel industry
  • Professionals from suppliers and associated industries
  • Experts from universities and research institutes

Entry requirements

University degree (Bachelor or higher) or equivalent qualification. The admission decision is made on the basis of the submitted documents.

Language skills

Strong English skills

Practicalities + Application

The application deadline is at least four weeks before the module begins.

CHF 2,600 

This fee does not include the entrance for Ligna and the cost of travellling or hotel accommodation to the trade fair.