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New B.Sc. Wood Products Program at Stellenbosch and Research Capabilities. Wood Science Review November 2000. Xavier Deglise, Professor, School of Wood Science and Timber Engineering (ENSTIB) Prof Robert Kennedy, Dean Emeritus Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia

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Wood Science Review

November 2000

Xavier Deglise, Professor,

School of Wood Science and Timber Engineering (ENSTIB)

Prof Robert Kennedy, Dean Emeritus

Faculty of Forestry,

University of British Columbia

Mr John Mortimer

Executive Director

South African Lumber Millers Association

panel s recommendations

Panel’s Recommendations

 International trend  value-adding to primary product

 Stellenbosch graduates qualified:

Basic Wood Science

Business Skills

Engineering Skills

Production + Management in broadest sense

 New Dept. of Wood Products (cont. )

recommendations cont
Recommendations (cont.)
  • B.Sc. Wood Products
  • Models: Rosenheim, UBC, Nancy, Vaxjo, Dresden, Canterbury
      • M.Sc. ……….
        • Ph.D. ……..
  • M. For. In Wood Products

(cont. )

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Proposed Programme structure

Wood Products Department: High School Leavers Tertiary Education, including Port Elizabeth TechnikonLectures + 4 Practical yearsWorkB.Sc. Wood B.Com B.Ed B.Sc B.Arch B.Eng B.TechProducts

M.Sc., Ph.D. Interdisciplinaryin Wood Science& Wood Products M.For Wood Products

co op benefits for industry
Co-op benefits for industry:
  • Company becomes partner in development of skilled work force for industry
  • Up-to-date knowledge wood processing
  • Evaluation for future employment
  • Money saving ideas from students
typical tasks for students during co ops
Typical tasks for students during co-ops:
  • Time & motion studies
  • Assistance in re-engineering production processes
  • Collection of production data
  • Hands-on work in production line
  • Yield calculations
  • Preparation of schedule spreadsheets
  • Reports: inventory, stock, buying, shipping
  • Tracking sources of losses
  • Quality control
  • Product testing
  • Small research project
academic courses include stellenbosch program
Business Management

Chemistry

Computer-Aided Engineering

Computer Literacy

Decision Theory

Electrotechnics

Engineering Drawing

Engineering Economy

Engineering Management

Engineering Mathematics

Environmental Engineering

Industrial Ergonomics

Industrial Management

Maintenance Technology

Physics

Quality assurance

Statistics

Wood Products

Academic courses include:(Stellenbosch Program)
keywords from modules
Keywords from Modules:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • CAD/CAM
  • Systems approach to problem solving
  • Linear programming
  • Decision theory
  • Circuit theory + Electromagnetism
  • Works Drawings
  • Accounting, balance sheet, cash flow
  • Project management
  • Supply chain management
  • Pollution control
keywords cont
Keywords (cont.):
  • OHSA
  • Operations Management
  • Facilities Design + Layout
  • Communication, Management of People, Labour Relations
  • Maintenance Strategies + Management
  • Quality Assurance + Management
  • CNC + CMM machines
  • ISO 9000 + 14 000
  • Time + Motion Studies
  • Operations Management, Tactical Production Planning, Scheduling
  • Production Planning + Control