Time: Students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. The estimated time for completing this course is 2-3 months.
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 30
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Lecturer: Mr Timo Leinonen

Credited in degree at Xamk: All bachelor level degrees
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Optional studies
Enrolment by: 28 May 2023. (This course will start on 23 January 2023 and after this date students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course.)
Price: Free of charge

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:

  • You can describe the systems of harvesting and transportingenergy wood.
  • You can evaluate the technical, economic and ecologic sustainability of energy wood production.
  • You can estimate the consequences of policy changes for the forest sector.

Contents and methods:

  • How to chooseenergy wood harvesting sites? 
  • How do you select the harvesting system? 
  • How do you transport and handle energy wood? 
  • How do you organise the storage of energy wood?

The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

This course is a self-study course, which you can carry out at your own pace (within the overall time limits of the course).

Pleace notice, that during the summer break, teacher’s guidance is not available, and assessments are not recorded.

Study material:
Study material is linked to the learning environment.

Assessment criteria:
Students can:
a) use professional vocabulary and concepts in an expert way in different situations
b) choose appropriate models, methods, software and techniques according to the purpose and justify these choices
c) work as team members in working life expert duties and identify and describe the problems of the professional field.

Assessment scale: 0 – 5

Transcript of records will be delivered by request by email in PDF form.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email: openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.


South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).

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