891348 Quality assurance and testing methods

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Basics of QM and testing methods in the timber industrie. Details concerning examples of the industry. Working out some papers (e.g. planing and figuring how things happen in an company).

Main topics:
• Quality assurance /-management: terms, history, future
• Management systems:
- Quality Management: e.g. ISO 9001
- Environmental Management Systems: e.g. EMAS
- Integrate Management Systems
• Application of management systems in the timber industry:
- Planing
- Realization
- Auditing
- Certification
- Optimizing
• Quality assurance and the global economics
• Certification of sustainable forestry (timber)
• European requirements for testing

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Showing the principles and methods of quality management (QM). Special requirements for the timber industry and basics of the testing-methods for wood based products (standards)

Learning how to use quality management systems as a tool for leading a company.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.