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Introduction and presentation

In just a few years, timber has become one of the mainstays of innovative construction. Its advantages have proved to be clearly competitive in a sector that consumes huge quantities of raw materials and has a strong impact. Timber presents itself with credentials based on its physical and mechanical performance, qualities and formats suitable for design, and total and innate sustainability. Nowadays, no designer is unaware of the possibilities offered by wood, all that is needed is training to get it right.

This Master’s Degree is the result of the experience and trajectory of the Research Group in Timber Construction of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, which organises it together with the Gómez-Pintado Foundation. The character of the Master is interdisciplinary, open and structured in modules to facilitate the professional profiles its achievement and availability. Previous technical training in construction and structural design, at least at a basic level, is recommended.

A Master’s Degree structured in modules

The Master’s programme is organised according to the contents and teaching loads listed below:

  • Module 1: Basic (8 ECTS).
  • Module 2: Timber structures (8 ECTS).
  • Module 3: Timber construction systems (16 ECTS).
  • Module 4: Intervention in existing timber structures (8 ECTS).
  • Module 5: Design and calculation programmes for timber structures (5 ECTS).

Thanks to the modular structure of the Master’s Degree in Timber Construction, you can obtain three university qualifications: Expert in Timber Structures (module 1+2), Specialist in Timber Construction Systems (module 1+2+3) and Expert in Intervention in Timber Structures (module 1+2+4) from the UPM.

If you complete all the modules and also take the Design and Calculation of Wooden Structures Programmes, together with the Final Master’s Thesis (TFM), you will obtain the highest qualification of the UPM’s Master’s Degree in Timber Construction.

You will be able to complete the Master’s Degree in Wood Construction at your own pace and without a predefined time horizon.

Technical Information


  • ETSI Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural, UPM.
  • ETS de Arquitectura, UPM.

Dates and schedule

  • The duration of the master’s degree is 60 ECTS.
  • It will be held from 27/09/2023 to 14/06/2024.
  • Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 15:30 to 20:30.
  • Face-to-face or telematic mode.


  • Miguel Esteban
  • Francisco Arriaga
  • Guillermo Íñiguez
  • Ignacio Bobadilla
  • Almudena Majano
  • Antonio Lara
  • José Ramón Aira
  • Beatriz González
  • Ana Elisa Rodríguez
  • Laura Gonzalo


  • Agustín Rubio Sánchez
  • Alberto de Miguel Lozano
  • Alessio Genovese
  • Alfonso Basterra Otero
  • Almudena Majano Majano
  • Álvaro Mesa Martín
  • Antonio José Lara Bocanegra
  • Aurelio Gámiz Urrutia
  • Beatriz González Rodrigo
  • Carlos Osuna Sequera
  • Carolina Honrado Sancho
  • Daniel Fernández Llana
  • David Sebastián Martín
  • Emilio Luengo Cuadrado
  • Enrique Nuere Matauco
  • Eva Hermoso Prieto
  • Félix Flüshöh
  • Fernando Martínez Soriano
  • Francisco Arriaga Martitegui
  • Giorgos Tragopoulos
  • Gonzalo Anguita Alegret
  • Guillermo Íñiguez González
  • Ignacio Bobadilla Maldonado
  • Iñaki Alonso
  • Irene Jimeno Guadalix
  • Jaime Baladrón Laborda
  • Javier López Rguez.
  • Javier Tundidor
  • Jordi Pons
  • José Antonio Lorenzana Fernández
  • José Luis Gómez Royuela
  • José Luis Mateo García
  • José Ramón Aira Zunzunegui
  • Juan I. Fernández-Golfín Seco
  • Julia Ahvenainen
  • Laura Gonzalo Calderón
  • Lucía Gigante Benavente
  • Luis Beltrán Bengoechea
  • Manuel Ballesta
  • Manuel C. Touza Vázquez
  • Manuel Guaita Fernández
  • Manuel Lobo Parra
  • Mariano González Sanz
  • Marieta Núñez García
  • Marta Fuente González
  • Marta Salvador del Pozo
  • Miguel Esteban Herrero
  • Miguel Nevado
  • Myriam Durana Duque
  • Nacho Lechón Pérez
  • Roberto Martínez López
  • Sandra Llorente Monleón
  • Sebastián Hernández
  • Segundo Rodríguez Rodríguez
  • Victor Criado
  • Xurxo Ojea

The Master’s Degree in Timber Construction 23-24 is the 6th edition of the Polytechnic University of Madrid’s Own Degree in collaboration with the Gómez Pintado Foundation, thanks to which you will acquire competence in the use of wood and its associated products in existing, new construction and civil works. Excellent results of satisfaction and job placement by former students endorse us.

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Master in Timber Construction 2023-2024
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