DEPARTMENT OF WOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Wood Processing Technologies was historically the first independent department at FFWT that dealt with in 1991 newly created field of wood processing. The Department later focused more on technology and some fields of study and researches were passed to the Department of Wood Science. Now the Department has four divisions dealing with mechanical technology, chemical technology, industrial engineering, practical applications and wood-based constructions. At present the greatest development is in wood chemical technology and wood-based constructions.
Bachelor's study – a three-year study program WOOD PROCESSING includes designing of wood-based products, production processes, their management and use of products in consumption and housing processes. Graduates are ready to perform management, technical, production, business or administrative activities in wood processing, in primary production, construction and joinery production, production of wooden constructions, in consultancy of sale of products of wood processing industry and related activities.
Bachelor's study – a three-year study program WOOD-BASED CONSTRUCTIONS is a field of study, where the students acquire knowledge of materials, skills in technology, construction, safety, working methods, production ecology, organization and economics. Interdisciplinary field unites scientific, technical, managerial and creative disciplines into a compact whole. It provides knowledge to the students in particular in the area of designing and construction of wood constructions, structure and composition of wood, its behavior after its building in the construction and requirements for its protection, which closely relate to durability and life of such structures and constructions.
Master's study – a two-year study program WOOD ENGINEERING trains specialists, who are able to occupy in our country and also abroad highly specialized organizational, managerial and technical jobs at plants, enterprises, companies and private entrepreneurs engaged in wood processing and production of basic wood materials and semi-finished wood products or wood-based products, manufacture of furniture, wood constructions or wooden parts of constructions, but also at design and business organizations, activities of which focus on designing of wood or furniture production units, designing of type, material composition, construction, versions and variants of products or their sale.
Master's study – a two-year study program WOOD-BASED CONSTRUCTIONS is based on knowledge of wide range of basic disciplines focused on use of wood and wood-based materials in constructions. The field of study builds on basic knowledge of the students both on the level of targeted development of creative skills and also on application level. During a two-year study students deepen their knowledge and skills of active orientation in designing and implementation of wood constructions from the point of view of architectural requirements, valid technical standards and hygiene regulations when paying attention to fulfillment of basic and derived needs of people in the housing process.
SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
Focus of research activities is mechanical technology, woodworking, woodworking tools and elements of wood-based constructions.
FACILITIES FOR STUDY AND RESEARCH
Workshop areas serve as technical background for study, science and research. Rich machinery is similar to operational conditions in practice and enables to work almost all industrially manufactured wood or wood-based materials.
During the study the students acquaint themselves at first with manual and then mechanical processing of wood. Both the classic machines and the latest, software-controlled machines are used.
The students may also use modelling machines to produce models of wood constructions and other constructions for teaching and presentation – sander, miter saw, scroll saw, hand-held milling cutters, drilling machines and hand tools.
Basic instrumentation of the Department includes TESTO 535 – Co2 detector, calibrated in 12/2016 (including accessories – mini printer, program for results evaluation, battery, instruments include built-in probes), TESTO 545 digital luxmeter, calibrated in 01/2017 (including accessories – mini printer, program for results evaluation, battery, instruments include built-in probes).
The Department of Wood Processing Technologies cooperates with the following companies and institutions: National Heritage Institute, Technical Museum in Brno and National Wood Processing Cluster.
The Department of Wood Processing Technologies cooperates with the following foreign institutions: Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia, Fachhochschule Salzburg, Austria, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, Fachhochschule Lemgo, Germany, SRH Hochschule Berlin, Germany.