European and Tropical Timbers

Course Information
TitleΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΚΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΟΠΙΚΑ ΞΥΛΑ / European and Tropical Timbers
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000107

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesExchangeWinter/Spring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon succesfull completion of the course, the student has acquired knowledge of the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of wood. This enables him/her to choose the right wood species for specific uses and products.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Relations between structure, properties and uses of various timbers. Structure, properties, behaviour and utilization potential of the most important Greek, European and tropical woods. Relations between wood special characteristics and suitability for particular uses.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of multimedia during the theory and laboratory exercises. Extensive email use for communication purposes with the students. Online quizes are used in students evaluation.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work200.7
Reading Assigment200.7
Written assigments
Student Assessment
The following options are given: a) Oral or written examination (70%) b) Mini research project (with presentation) (70%). The remaining 30% of the grade is connected to the student's participation inthe lab exercises.
Additional bibliography for study
Βουλγαρίδης Ηλίας 2008. Ευρωπαϊκά και Τροπικά Ξύλα με εμπορική σημασία: Δομή, Ιδιότητες και Χρήσεις. Τμήμα Εκδόσεων ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη.
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