If you're innovative, and you enjoy engineering and problem solving, Wood Products Processing could be for you. This award-winning program fuses science, engineering, and business.
Why this program?
- Study at Canada’s national centre of excellence for wood products
- Choose to minor in Commerce
- Get involved with innovative projects or participate in co-op
- Secure a management position with an excellent starting salary and opportunities to advance
- Campus: Vancouver
- Faculty: Faculty of Forestry
- Degree: Bachelor of Science in Wood Products Processing
- Length 4 yrs
You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
You can study intense specialization in a single field.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of wood science, business, and advanced manufacturing operations, while developing transferable skills in problem solving, communication, leadership, and teamwork.
After completing foundational courses in math, physics, and chemistry in first year, you’ll begin developing your knowledge of wood and material science and primary and secondary wood processing technologies. In senior years, you’ll learn how to analyze and optimize manufacturing operations. In your final year, you’ll focus on an area of interest with a major project.
Experiential learning and research
As a Wood Products Processing student, you’ll:
- Enjoy access to UBC’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, a $2 million wood products manufacturing facility.
- Gain hands-on experience at the faculty’s extensive machine laboratory.
- Participate in a one-week tour of BC wood products manufacturing operations.
- Complete a major project in your final year.
Life at UBC's Vancouver campus
Surrounded by 750 hectares of forest, UBC offers the chance to study in a forested environment. Learn from award-winning faculty members in the nature-inspired Forest Sciences Centre, whose main atrium and study area feature giant live plants and a large skylight supported by massive wood beams. As a Faculty of Forestry student, you'll also have access to two research forests – both just a short drive away – for field schools and other learning opportunities.Find out more
Pursue a career in material science, engineering, computer science, material processing, wood finishing, product design, quality control, or sales and marketing – or go on to graduate studies in wood science, finance and business, building construction technology, or medicine.
As a Wood Products Processing graduate, you’ll be highly sought after by employers and able to secure entry-level and middle-management positions with excellent starting salaries and opportunities for advancement. Begin your career as a business analyst, a design engineer, a production manager, a process control analyst, or a product developer.
- Engineering and product development manager, Superior Cabinets
- Production control manager, Structurlam Products LP
- Sawmill production superintendent, Chetwynd Forest Industries
- Analyst, FPInnovations
English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.
General admission requirements
- Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
- Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.
Degree-specific requirements: Wood Products Processing
- Math (Standard or Higher Level) (Requires the level indicated for individual faculties and schools. Math Studies does not meet the requirement)
- One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics
- Chemistry and Physics at the Grade 11 level