Timber Engineering is the discipline, art, skill and profession of acquiring and applying scientific principles and practical knowledge to analyse, develop and design timber structures that support or resist loads. It deals with structural components, joints and systems based on both solid timber and engineered wood products.
The objectives of the course are to provide an understanding of:
- Mechanical and physical properties of wood and wood based products,
- Design and modelling principles of timber members, joints, timber structures and timber based hybrid structures