Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Student will learn the wood material cycle from forests to material and further to cascading of
recyclable material. Student will also understand the value of wood and consider the other values
of forests as part of material use planning. Student will understand the basic principles, present
challenges and possibilities of wood cascading in circular enocomy. Student will learn to apply this
information to sustainable design process and to produce a ready object usign recycled materials
in multidisciplinary teams.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.11.2021 - 17.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mark Hughes, Saara Kantele, Jenny Thors

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    In the course the student will get the basic knowledge of wood material cycle from forests to
    cascading of the used material. Students will learn about the available and arising possibilities of
    the wood material re-use, and design and make an object usign recycled wood. Students will
    work in collaboration and learn from different backgrounds. The objects will be exhibited at 2022.
    The course is part of Waste Wood for Good nordic collaboration.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


    Assesment methods
    - course work and presentations: reseach and innovative and aesthetic quality of the project outcome
    - leaning process
    - presence/activeness: Motivation and participation in the course, cabability to work as a team member
    - additional tasks and learning diary

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 8h

    Tutoring and exercises 30h

    Workshop work 94h

    Field trip 3h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2021-2022: II period

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Application for course via course enrolment. In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    Enrolment in SISU