University of West Hungary, Simonyi Karoly Faculty of Engineering, Wood Sciences and Applied Arts

Timber Industry Engineer MSc.

Important deadlines:

Starting dates(s) (following optional preparation course): September/February

Deadline for registration:

For fall semester: 15th of May
For spring semester: 15th of November

Max number of students: 30
Duration of the course: 4 semester


Number of credits required for the Masters degree: 120.
Number of credits from the basic science classes: 36.
Number of credits from core professional classes: 22.
Number of credits from specialised professional classes: 26.
Minimum number of credits from elective classes: 6.
Number of credits related to the thesis: 30.

Tuition fee:

3000 USD/semester

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.

The goals of the master course and competences to be learned:

The goal of the course is professional training in wood processing and utilisation. Achieving a high level theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the technical, environmental and financial aspects of wood utilisation and processing. Attaining a level of theoretical understanding that, along with the vocational training, program enables the graduate to assume and have an active role in future technical developments, and to further his or her education by entering a PhD. programme.


Competences to be obtained in the masters’ course:

-       career-related theoretical and practical skills and their application in laboratory work and design.

-       systematic understanding and competence concerning materials, technology and products

-       management skills and the ability to promote successful teamwork

-       user-level knowledge concerning computer-based communication and analysis

-       a basic understanding of issues of environment protection, quality management, consumer protection, manufacturer responsibilities, occupational safety and health, technical, economic, legal requirements, and ethics.

-       acquaintance with the general analysis and problem-solving techniques required for scientific research.

Graduates of the master course are capable of:

-       the practical application of their skills to understand principles and relationships, and using various problem-solving techniques,

-       processing new information, problems and phenomena encountered at the frontiers of their professional experience, understanding and solving emerging problems and generating original ideas,

-       forming correct opinions and fair criticism, decision-making, drawing conclusions,

-       evaluating conditions, analysing risks and, based on these, forming a realistic evaluation, making suggestions, solving complex tasks in the area of wood processing, developing new technologies, organising and controlling production processes.

-       the management of the available technological, economic and human resources in a complex way

-       performing all kinds of engineering tasks related to wood processing and utilisation at a high level of proficiency,

-       self-education and development, extending and expanding their knowledge and skills.

Prerequisites for application:

BSc. degree in a Technic/Technology/Biology-related field.

Possible scholarship:


Prof. Dr. Róbert Németh
Tel.: +36-99-518-152
Address: Bajcsy Zs. u. 4.
HU-9400 Sopron (Hungary)

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