TUM.wood - Building with Wood

  • German
  • Munich
  • On Campus
  • October 2021
  • October 2021 - November 2021
  • 2850 €, Discounts & scholarships available

TUM.wood – Building with Wood

The certificate program “TUM.wood – Building with Wood” brings you the latest ecological, economic, technical and architectural expertise in modern wood construction.

TUM experts provide participants with a practical understanding of the topic, enabling them to understand the requirements of planning and building with wood and how to implement them professionally. The course covers the topics of architecture, construction and surrounding regulations as well as examining wood construction-specific planning processes, life cycle assessment and recycling management.

The TUM.wood continuing education program was launched by the network of the same name. TUM.wood is a cooperation of eleven professorships of the Technical University of Munich. The unifying vision is to make greater use of the material’s potential, to strengthen its contribution to the responsible use of available resources, and to point the way to a new age of wood. The technical, architectural, ecological and economic possibilities of one of the world’s most important renewable raw materials will be examined along its entire value chain. From its origins in the forest to timber harvesting and processing, from its use in construction to recycling strategies.

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Registration deadline: September 23

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Why this program?

TUM.wood is a globally unique research network with the common goal of making greater use of the potential of wood as a raw material, strengthening its contribution to the responsible use of available resources, and pointing the way to a new age of wood. TUM.wood combines competencies from research, the forestry and timber industry, architecture and building practice. The certificate program thus combines the latest findings from science and practice in a unique way and qualifies participants for planning and building with wood. The didactic structure of the program enables participants to immediately apply what they have learned to their individual working environment according to their individual level of knowledge and professional background.

The Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry has promised start-up funding for the certificate program: As part of the Bavarian Timber Construction Initiative, we will receive financial support for the development and piloting of the continuing education program. We would like to pass this on to the program participants: If you register by August 31, 2021, you will receive a 200 EUR discount (an additional 10% discount for members of our partner associations and for TUM alumni still applies).


  • Provider: TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning
  • Certificate: After successful completion of the final exam, you will receive a certificate from the Technical University of Munich
  • Academic Responsibility: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Architekt BDA Stephan Birk
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Winter
  • Modules: Module 1: Architecture & Regulations
    Module 2: Plan for a Plan
    Module 3: Research, Development & Practice
  • Language: German
  • Target Group: People working in architecture, construction, real estate or related public sector institutions who want to develop a deeper understanding of the requirements of timber construction. This include, but is not limited to, architects, interior architects, civil engineers, planners, building services engineers and project developers.
  • Program Fee: Registration before August 31, 2021: 2,650 €
    Registration from September 1, 2021: 2,850 €

    10% discount for members of our cooperation partners
    10% discount for TUM Alumni and employees of BMW Group in Germany
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Dates: Kick-off
    October 8, 2021 (01:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m., online)

    Module 1: Architecture & Regulations
    October 14, 2021 (9:30 a.m., full day)
    October 22, 2021 (9:30 a.m., morning)
    October 29, 2021 (9:30 a.m., morning)

    Module 2: Plan for a Plan
    November 12, 2021 (9:30 a.m., full day)

    Module 3: Research, Development & Practice
    November 19, 2021 (9:30 a.m., full day)
    November 26, 2021 (9:30 a.m., morning)

    Exam: November 19, 2021
    Field trip: November 26, 2021 (afternoon)
  • Format: On campus
  • Location: Munich

*Based on our experience, the German tax benefits help many of our participants to self-finance their education as these can be worth of up to 50% of tuition fees and program related travel costs. Please, consult your personal tax advisor for more details. For participants of our programs residing outside Germany this might be applicable, please check the situation with the local tax authorities in your country of residence.

If you would like to learn more about the potential of building with wood, you can read the whole interview with Prof. Birk here.


  • Wood architecture
  • Timber construction and technical rules
  • Timber construction planning
  • Timber construction development
  • Timber construction excursion


  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Architekt BDA Stephan Birk
    Chair of Architecture and Timber Construction, TUM
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Winter
    Chair of Timber Structures and Building Construction, TUM
  • Prof. Hermann Kaufmann
    HK Architekten Hermann Kaufmann + Partner ZT
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Richter
    Chair of Wood Science, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Florian Nagler
    Chair of Design and Construction, TUM

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Please note: The current Corona regulations apply to all programs. We will continuously inform registered participants about any changes, e.g. regarding the implementation of on-campus events. If you have any questions, please contact our program managers at any time.



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