Develops advanced knowledge of wood science with particular reference to relationships between wood structure, chemistry, properties and performance in service.
Topic 1: Advanced wood chemistry
Topic 2: Chemical modification of wood
Topic 3: Wood formation processes
Topic 4: Taxonomy and wood anatomy
Topic 5: Chemistry of natural durability
Topic 6: Timber engineering
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate a high level of understanding of the chemistry of wood and the products of chemical modification||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate a high level of understanding of wood formation processes, from the primary products of photosynthesis to the formation of xylem||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||recognise the broad anatomical character of key genera of important commercial hardwoods and softwoods||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of the chemical properties of various wood extractives, how these may be isolated and their contribution to durability to bio degradation||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical properties of wood and how wood is graded to provide performance data for designers and architects.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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