Combine work and study in the Master Wood Technology

22.11.2023 The part-time masterʼs program allows you to combine an interesting career in industry with the future-oriented topics of the program. Hereʼs what working students and employers say about it.

What students say

Victor Paganini | Master Wood Technology BFH

Victor Paganini, specialization Complex Timber Structures, working at Renggli AG

«Having the opportunity to work in parallel with my studies at BFH had a huge impact on my career. Within the same week, I would get both inputs from real-world insights and the latest innovations in timber construction. Additionally, the critical view of complex timber structures boosted my motivation to always seek innovative engineering solutions.»

Lucie Fcre Bulle | Master Wood Technology BFH

Lucie Favre-Bulle, specialization Complex Timber Structures, working at Timbatec

«Beside my master at BFH, I work in a timber construction engineering office. This combination of work and study is of great added value for my personal development, as it gives me a balance between theory and practice. At BFH I have lectures from highly qualified people in the timber industry, while in the office I can learn and apply my masterʼs knowledge to real projects with all that this entails.»

Marc Champion | Master Wood Technology BFH

Marc Champion, spezialisation Management of Processes and Innovation, working at Freiburghaus & Cie Constructions en bois

«Studying and working at the same time is definitely challenging, but allows you to grow both personally and professionally by combining theory and practice. The skills acquired are not limited to knowledge, but are backed up by solid practical experience. Finally, I believe that the gradual transition between studies and working life is the smoothest possible.»

What employers say

Pirmin Jung, Chairman of the Executive Board PIRMIN JUNG Schweiz AG

«The success of our company is closely linked to BFH-AHB. This is because most of us studied in Biel, did an internship with us and now work in our team. Thanks to these "Bieler" we continuously get access to fresh knowledge and innovative ideas, they enrich our work processes and projects and continuously advance us and timber construction.»

Andreas Keller, Head of Engineering, Renggli AG

«Renggli AG develops and realizes industrially manufactured, high-quality and climate-friendly buildings in Swiss quality. As a leading timber construction company with 260 employees at five locations, we offer the highest precision and controlled quality throughout the entire realization process. With our "Timber Construction Academy", we create unique development opportunities for trainees from BFH-AHB – during and after their studies.»

Stefan Zöllig, Founder and co-owner Timbatec Holzbauingenieure Schweiz AG

«As a leading engineering company for timber construction, fire protection, building physics and product development, we are constantly recruiting the best trained and experienced
timber engineers. Part-time models are known and supported by us. We continuously initiate, finance and accompany research projects of the BFH as experts. This helps us to consolidate and expand our position at the forefront of wood technology development through close collaboration with researchers and students.»

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