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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to the properties of wood, how these properties are measured and the uses of wood in the human environment. This unit also examines how wood properties can be influenced by forest management practices.

Unit content

  1. Wood formation and anatomy
  2. Energy and fuel
  3. Wood properties
  4. Wood utilisation and specification
  5. Wood degradation
  6. Wood modification

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 describe the characteristics and application of the main types of materials: masonry, metal, plastics and biomaterials
2 characterise the variable nature of biomaterials compared to other material types
3 evaluate the primary structure and properties of selected biomaterials, the techniques used to measure them and the applications of biomaterials in the human environment
4 analyse the variety of processes used to convert biomass to energy and fuels.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the characteristics and application of the main types of materials: masonry, metal, plastics and biomaterials
  2. characterise the variable nature of biomaterials compared to other material types
  3. evaluate the primary structure and properties of selected biomaterials, the techniques used to measure them and the applications of biomaterials in the human environment
  4. analyse the variety of processes used to convert biomass to energy and fuels.

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