We run the internationally renowned Institute for Materials and Wood Technology (IWH). We work closely with companies to develop practical solutions for the wood and construction industries. We integrate the latest discoveries and developments into our instruction.
The Wood-Based Panels CAS is a unique continuing education programme. From process technologies, adhesives and emissions to surface treatment, you will be trained in key topics and deepen your existing knowledge in theory and practice.
The cultural activities during the intensive week in Biel also provide you the opportunity to get to know other participants from around the world. This is the perfect opportunity to expand your network of experts and specialists in the field.
Our CAS programme provides you with a comprehensive overview of processes in the wood industry.
You will expand upon your understanding of composite wood production and surface treatment.
You will have access to the latest technologies and research findings for reducing formaldehyde and VOC emissions. We will also show you the best analysis tools for characterising base plates.
Given our programme’s international focus, you will also get to know industry specialists from around the globe and build your professional network.
Your final certification project will address a current issue or specific task from your professional field. Your work may take any number of forms, whether project, study, assessment or report. Your final project must, however, include a distinct section for critical analysis, reflection or argumentation.
University degree (university of applied sciences, standard university) or diploma in related subjects. We base our admissions decisions on applicants’ academic background and performance (“sur dossier”).
University degree (university of applied sciences, standard university) or diploma in a related subject.
This continuing education programme is comprised of three modules and a final certification project. Each module features a week-long intensive programme in Biel and includes approximately 10 hours of work before and after the intensive programme, independent exercises and a competency assessment. Your final project will require a further 100–120 hours.