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Faculty of Forestry

WOOD: Wood Products Processing

WOOD 120 (3) Introduction to Wood Products and Global Trade
Introduction to forestry, wood products industry, processes, products, markets and global trade policy issues affecting the wood industry. Not available for credit to students in the B.S.F. degree. [2-3]
WOOD 225 (3) Communications Strategies
Strategies for thinking critically and writing effectively about topics that engage practitioners in Forestry, particularly in Wood Products Processing. Planning, drafting and editing of professional-quality documents for specialists and other stakeholders. Developing oral presentation skills. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Three credits of first-year English.
WOOD 241 (3) Programming for Wood Products Manufacturing Applications
Practical computer and problem solving cases taken from wood products manufacturing industrial applications. [2-4-0]
Prerequisite: WOOD 244.
WOOD 244 (3) Quantitative Methods in the Wood Industry
Solving practical problems in the wood industry using computer-based mathematical tools including spreadsheets, visual basic programming and relational database systems. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: One of MATH 101, MATH 103, MATH 105, MATH 121.
WOOD 245 (3) Programming for Wood Products Manufacturing Applications
Practical computer and problem solving cases taken from wood products manufacturing industrial applications. [2-4-0]
Prerequisite: WOOD 244.
WOOD 249 (1) Contemporary Topics in Forestry and Wood Products
Seminars on current forestry and wood products topics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
WOOD 271 (4) Wood Products Chemistry I
Chemistry relating to wood and wood products: chemistry of lignin, cellulose, hemicelluloses, extractives, and biological degradation of lignocellulosics; wood pressure impregnation procedures. [3-3-0]
Prerequisite: WOOD 280 and one of CHEM 113, CHEM 123.
WOOD 276 (3) Mechanics of Wood Products
Introduction to the strength of materials with emphasis on the elastic properties and ultimate strength of wood and wood products. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: One of PHYS 101, PHYS 117, PHYS 170 and one of MATH 101, MATH 103, MATH 105, MATH 121.
WOOD 280 (3) Wood Anatomy and Identification
Introduction to tree growth; macroscopic and microscopic anatomy and identification of softwoods and hardwoods; descriptions of cell wall ultra-structure, wood variability and wood quality. [3-2-0]
WOOD 282 (3) Wood Physics and Mechanics
Wood-moisture relationships, transport phenomena, acoustical and electrical properties of wood. Effects of wood attributes at macro- and micro-levels on the strength properties of solid wood. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: WOOD 280.
WOOD 290 (3) Secondary Wood Products Manufacturing
Basic secondary wood products manufacturing. Focus on producing and joining lumber, edging, drilling, veneers and CNC equipment. [2-3-0]
Prerequisite: WOOD 120.
WOOD 292 (2) Two-Dimensional and Solid Computer-Aided Graphics
Computer-aided graphics software used in the wood products sector. Visualization of product designs and specifications in two and three dimensions. [0-4]
WOOD 300 (3) Co-operative Work Placement I
Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Final work term assignment required. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-operative Education Program in Wood Products Processing who have complete the co-op orientation workshops. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: WOOD 305.
WOOD 305 (3) Wood Machining Skills
Safe working procedures for wood processing machinery, explanation of various manufacturing equipment, product documentation, product development and manufacturing processes.
Prerequisite: WOOD 290.
WOOD 310 (3) Co-operative Work Placement
Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Final work term assignment required. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in Wood Products Processing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Co-op Coordinator.
WOOD 311 (3) Co-operative Work Placement II
Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Final work term assignment required. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in Wood Products Processing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: WOOD 300.
WOOD 312 (3) Co-operative Work Placement III
Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Final work term assignment required. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in Wood Products Processing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: WOOD 311.
WOOD 330 (3) Industrial Engineering
Use of industrial engineering concepts and methods to analyze and improve organizations, including operations strategy and competitiveness, quality control, work measurement, inventory management, linear programming, sensitivity analysis, transportation problems, and capacity planning. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: All of ECON 101, FRST 231.
WOOD 335 (3) Quality Improvement
Modern techniques for improving quality in the workplace with particular emphasis on the forest products industry. Topics include quality control management, control charting, continuous improvement and analysis of variance techniques. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: FRST 231.
WOOD 353 (2) Mill Site Visits
One week of on-site study of forest products manufacturing plants immediately following Spring examinations of second or third year. Representative sawmills, plywood mills, remanufacturing plants, particleboard manufacturers, pulp mills, laminated timber plants and wood preservation facilities in the Interior are studied. Fees will be assessed to meet expenses.
WOOD 356 (2) Machine Components
Machines used for wood products manufacturing, design, maintenance, purchasing. Selection of components including drives, bearings, brakes, clutches, fasteners, springs. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: WOOD 276.
Corequisite: WOOD 386.
WOOD 373 (3) Wood Adhesives and Coatings
Introduction to structure and properties of polymers and wood finishes; chemistry of adhesives and preservatives. [2-3-0]
Prerequisite: One of CHEM 113, CHEM 123.
WOOD 384 (3) Wood Sawmilling and Drying
Introduction to primary log breakdown systems and lumber material flow in modern sawmills and planermills. Lumber drying equipment and methods. [3-2]
Prerequisite: WOOD 282.
WOOD 386 (3) Applied Mechanics of Materials
Beam analysis, shaft analysis, columns, stress/strain transformations, thin-walled pressure vessels, material strength failure, criteria, fatigue, design and sizing, ISO standards. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: WOOD 276.
WOOD 400 (3) Co-operative Work Placement
Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for a minimum of 13 weeks fulltime. Final work term assignment required. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in Wood Products Processing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Co-op Coordinator.
WOOD 411 (3) Cooperative Work Placement IV
Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Final work term assignment required. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in Wood Products Processing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: WOOD 312.
WOOD 412 (3) Co-operative Work Placement V
Approved and supervised work experience with a public or private organization for minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Final work term assignment required. Restricted to students in the Co-operative Education Program in Wood Products Processing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: WOOD 411.
WOOD 430 (3) Plant Layout and Design
Techniques for developing a plan,setting goals, and evaluating the impact of changes in the design, layout and operation of the factory with an emphasis on computer simulation.
Prerequisite: All of WOOD 290, WOOD 330, WOOD 485.
WOOD 440 (3) Engineering Economics
Use of engineering economics to evaluate investment proposals of an engineering nature, including decision making processes, time value of money, cash flow analysis, comparison methods, depreciation, replacement analysis, taxes, inflation and sensitivity analysis. [3-1]
Prerequisite: WOOD 330.
WOOD 449 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Wood Products Processing
In special cases and with the approval of the instructor concerned, a student may carry on directed studies of specific problems in wood products processing.
WOOD 461 (3) Globalization and Sustainability
Examination of globalization and its impact on sustainability, including social, economic, and environmental aspects. [3-1]
Prerequisite: At least third-year standing.
WOOD 464 (4) Wood Finishing and Protection
Introduction to polymeric coatings and finishes used in the wood products industry; surface preparation, application equipment and properties of various coatings; wood deterioration and its protection for external applications. [1-3-2]
Prerequisite: All of WOOD 282, WOOD 305, WOOD 373.
WOOD 465 (3) Wood Industry Business Management
Business management concepts common in the forest products industry including marketing, customer research, product development and design. [3-0-2]
WOOD 474 (2) Wood Properties and Products Manufacturing
Wood moisture, density and strength properties; manufacturing processes for major forest products. [2-0-0]
WOOD 475 (3) Wood Properties, Identification and Uses
Elementary chemical, physical and mechanical properties of wood and their variations in relation to structure; identification by hand lens features; manufacture of lumber, pulp and composite wood products. Not available for credit to Wood Products Processing students. [3-2]
WOOD 476 (3) Design of Timber Structures
Design of timber structural elements using limit states design principles; joints and fasteners, sawn lumber and engineered wood products, light frame systems and shear walls. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of WOOD 276, CIVL 230.
Equivalency: CIVL 439.
WOOD 478 (3) Building Science
Building enclosure design considering heat and moisture transmission, air flow and ventilation, condensation, acoustics; roofing systems; diagnostic evaluations; fire protection. [3-0-0]
Equivalency: CIVL 478.
WOOD 482 (4) CAD/CAM
Introduction to computer assisted design and manufacturing with a focus on the fundamental issues of geometry and machine tools including an understanding of standard computer tools. Applications to secondary wood products manufacturing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-4-0]
Prerequisite: All of WOOD 290, WOOD 292.
WOOD 485 (3) Furniture Construction
The theory and practice of modern construction techniques used in the manufacture of furniture and cabinets. [3-1]
Prerequisite: All of WOOD 292, WOOD 305.
WOOD 487 (3) Wood Composites
Physical, chemical and mechanical variables involved in adhesive bonding of composite wood products; characteristics of adhesives; plywood, composite wood panels, hardboard, medium density fibreboard, laminated wood and engineered lumber composites manufacturing processes; important physical and chemical properties of products. [2-3-0]
Prerequisite: WOOD 373.
WOOD 491 (3) Environmental Facilities Design
Introduction to pneumatic and hydraulic power, design and selection of waste recycling systems, boilers, energy generation and environmental legislation. [3-2]
Prerequisite: All of WOOD 225, WOOD 464.
Corequisite: WOOD 499.
WOOD 492 (3) Modeling for Decision Support
Applications of mathematical modeling, optimization, and simulation in forest planning and manufacturing; formulating models and interpreting results for decision support. [3-3]
Prerequisite: One of FRST 232, WOOD 245.
WOOD 493 (3) Project in Program Major
A report (approved by a faculty supervisor and the Program Director) based on either a technical description of a study, an extension of the senior co-op report, a detailed literature review, a research-based project, or a guided independent study developed by the student.
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing
WOOD 494 (3) Principles of Wood Cutting and Tooling
Wood cutting fundamentals, chip formation, cutting conditions, cutting edge maintenance, sawing, planing and molding, veneer cutting, chipping, turning. [2-3-0]
Prerequisite: WOOD 356.
WOOD 499 (6) Wood Products Capstone
Development of a wood products manufacturing start-up company. Development of comprehensive business plan, marketing strategy, product design, equipment selection and justification, manufacturing plant layout, and economic analyses. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [4-2-3]
Prerequisite: All of WOOD 440, WOOD 465 and fourth-year standing in Wood Products Processing.

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