LUT University

Introduction

Introducing the University

LUT University is a pioneering science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969.

Our international community is composed of approximately 6,000 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education.

Problem solvers

Clean energy and water, circular economy and sustainable business are the key questions of humankind to which LUT seeks solutions through technology and business.

Our expertise in energy is reflected in our Green Campus, a unique research and study environment.

Business cooperation

LUT has a tradition of strong links with the business community. The Finnish business journal "Talouselämä" has ranked LUT as the best university in business technology cooperation in Finland. We promote business generated by scientific research. This is demonstrated by the university's own investment company Green Campus Innovations, which supports LUT's research-based start-up companies.

International Affairs

We aim to be a forerunner in education by securing international quality labels for our degree programmes as a sign of excellence in teaching.

Values

Our work supports our values: the courage to succeed, the passion for innovation through science, and the will to build well-being.


We are committed to an alternative path

  • To energy solutions that favour renewables
  • To a waste-free world, where we recycle everything
  • To clean water for all
  • To sustainable and smart business models
  • To the promotion of new green-collar entrepreneurship to boost growth in Europe

Scientific solutions

Clean energy

  • Energy markets and solar economy
  • Energy conversion and storage technologies
  • Sustainability science

Circular economy

  • Water purification and reuse
  • Processing of secondary and renewable raw materials
  • Products and life cycle assessment

Sustainable business and entrepreneurship

  • Innovation and sustainable value creation
  • SMEs and international entrepreneurship
  • Business analytics and decision-making
  • Digitalisation of businesses

Cross-cutting themes

  • Digitalisation and data science
  • Focus area research in the Russian context and with the best Russian partners


Goals

Educational revolution

We train the next generation of entrepreneurial problem-solvers who have a sense of responsible curiosity and who are willing and able to transform challenges into opportunities, seizing and shaping the business environment of tomorrow. We use state-of-the-art teaching methods. Our graduates' employment rate tops that of other universities.

Research in high gear

We are committed to excellence. This translates into high-quality research with a significant impact and visibility and into successful competition for funding. We work together with the best possible international partners. We recruit the top candidates internationally.

Impact

We contribute to providing answers to today's important societal challenges. We are the first Finnish entrepreneurial university which meets OECD and the European Commission criteria. We are consolidating our position among the world's best universities.


Values

  • Courage to succeed
  • Passion for innovation through science
  • Will to build well-being
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

Master's Programme in Advanced Structural Design and Robotised Welding

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

In this Master's programme, you will acquire the newest and most purposeful knowledge and expertise for the design and manufacturing of innovative, sustainable, competitive and safe welded metal structures for demanding applications, especially for dynamic loading or arctic conditions. [+]

Machines have enabled many seemingly unrealistic ideas and have facilitated a multitude of challenging functions.

Machine science is one of the oldest and most traditional of the engineering sciences, characterised by a strong desire to think differently and effect change in the world.

The high-level civilisation in the world is based strongly on welded metal structures, which keep constructions in shape and machines running. Their design and production are one of the most fascinating engineering tasks.

In this Master's programme, you will acquire the newest and most purposeful knowledge and expertise for the design and manufacturing of innovative, sustainable, competitive and safe welded metal structures for demanding applications, especially for dynamic loading or arctic conditions.... [-]


Master's Programme in Bioenergy Systems

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

Making greater use of the renewable energy systems available is a way to meet the climate change challenge while helping to secure the availability of energy supplies to us all. In this programme, you will learn how to produce energy safely, economically, and using low-emission technology and renewable energy sources. [+]

The future energy challenge calls for new supplies of affordable sustainable energy.

Making greater use of the renewable energy systems available is a way to meet the climate change challenge while helping to secure the availability of energy supplies to us all. In this programme, you will learn how to produce energy safely, economically, and using low-emission technology and renewable energy sources.

After graduation, you will understand the benefits and drawbacks of different bio-energy generation technologies and will be able to design small-scale bio-energy systems.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing this Master's programme, you will be able to:

analyse, design and select energy conversion processes for different applications, taking technological, economical, environmental and societal aspects into account apply and develop mathematical models to solve energy technological problems investigate and design small-scale bio-energy systems understands what prerequisites various bio-fuels sets for their utilisation (processes and equipment) take part in strategic planning at a national level to increase the use of bio-energy nationally understands and to explain the benefits and drawbacks of different bio-energy generation technologies manage and organise both national and international projects design energy technology related equipment, plants, processes and systems communicate and act in the academic and research environment work as a specialist in energy technology. ... [-]

Master's Programme in Biorefineries

Online August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

The Master's Programme in Biorefineries is delivered as flexible distance learning independent of place or time. It is well suited for people already in the working world in Finland or abroad, aiming for professional development and the upgrading of qualifications. This programme is a practical solution to practical lifelong learning. [+]

The sustainable production of energy, food, chemicals, and materials is a major challenge today and for future generations.

The production has until now been based on fossil raw materials but this has, in turn, caused very serious environmental challenges.

The use of renewable raw materials where it is technically possible and economically feasible is one of the corner technologies for mitigating climate change and saving scarce natural resources.

Biorefineries cover a wide range of technologies and materials, and this programme examines these issues with an open mind and with a wide scope on not only technologies but also on the opportunities they offer in terms of new competencies, solutions, and critical assessments. In this Master's programme, you will specialise in biorefining and related industries or e.g. in the circular economy.... [-]


Master's Programme in Business Analytics

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

The Master's Programme in Business Analytics is a modern multi-disciplinary engineering programme that is designed to provide graduates with a wide variety of hands-on business analytics skills that are extremely sought-after in the industry today. [+]

The Master's Programme in Business Analytics is a modern multi-disciplinary programme that is designed to provide graduates with a wide variety of hands-on business analytics skills that are extremely sought-after in the industry today.

Students finishing the programme successfully will be in high demand and have access to interesting positions in business and industry.

The programme focuses on transferring both theoretical knowledge and technical skills in relevant business analytics methods, including data analytics, modelling, simulation, and multiple-criteria decision-making methods, and practical know-how on the use of the methods on real-world data in a real-world business or industrial context. The software and tools applied during the course are standard in the industry.... [-]


Master's Programme in Chemical Engineering and Water Treatment

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

After completing studies in this Master's programme, you will obtain sufficient scientific and technological knowledge for a career in chemical and process engineering in different fields of the process industry. [+]

Chemical engineering is a highly interdisciplinary field concerned with diverse materials and processes.

It covers many scientific and technological areas essential for human well-being, a clean environment and the sustainable use of natural resources.

In today's society, resources are becoming scarce and the environmental impact of manufacturing processes is a matter of growing concern. It is important to develop technology which is not harmful to the environment, to use natural resources rationally, and to minimise process waste.

Every day, two million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural wastewater is discharged into the water bodies. Especially water treatment is inadequate in many parts of the world, and legislation concerning the wastewater is constantly being tightened. Moreover, sustainability challenges us to reflect on water treatment in different ways.... [-]


Master's Programme in Circular Economy

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lahti

In this Master's programme, you will learn how to replace goods with services if it is more efficient and better for the environment. For example, information technology can offer us access to products and assets which can be utilised to create these solutions. [+]

The Master's programme in Circular Economy is offered by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) on the Lahti Campus.

The existing economic system is based on the take-make-and-dispose approach powered mostly by fossil fuels. The assumption is that increasing economic growth produces so much surplus that arising adverse environmental impacts could be dealt with.

However, the system keeps growing only if there are enough resources for transformation, sinks for waste, credit for investments and economic growth.

The circular economy offers an alternative. It aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value. It aims to decouple economic growth from the consumption of finite resources by closing the loop of product life cycles. The system in which materials are transformed into useful goods and services endlessly is powered by renewable energy systems.... [-]


Master's Programme in Computational Engineering and Technical Physics

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

In this Master's Programme, you will acquire extensive knowledge either in technical physics, mathematics or computing and their application to the rapidly changing problems of industrial and economic life. [+]

Computation and physics are an integral part of modern society and science.

One cannot overstate the importance of scientific knowledge and computational engineering in the global information society and industrial economy, particularly as the systems we use to grow more and more complex.

Effective computational engineering allows for shorter design cycle times, better product quality and improved functionality. Knowledge of physics helps us appreciate, comprehend and interact better with the environment.

In this Master's Programme, you will acquire extensive knowledge either in technical physics, mathematics or computing and their application to the rapidly changing problems of industrial and economic life.... [-]


Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

Studies in the Master's Program in Electrical Engineering are wide-ranging and relevant to the industry. You will learn about the conversion, use, and transmission of electric energy, the control of electric systems and the electric market. [+]

The availability and security of the electricity supply are global concerns in the continuing rise of energy production and consumption.

Electrical energy is now more than ever the answer to the world's urgent energy challenges. Electrical energy is the crucial driver of efficiency and success in the energy transition towards a sustainable, truly industrial and consumer-oriented economy.

Electrical engineering is the largest and most diverse technological field in the world. Studies in the Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering are wide-ranging and relevant to the industry. You may choose to specialise in the conversion, use, and control of electric systems or the electricity market and solar economy.... [-]


Master's Programme in Energy Conversion

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

In the programme, you will deepen your knowledge, skills, and competencies in energy technology, e.g. energy economics, environmental impacts, savings and emissions, renewable energy sources, and power plant processes. [+]

Knowledge of energy conversion is essential for designing energy systems for a sustainable future.

In the programme, you will deepen your knowledge, skills, and competencies in energy technology, e.g. energy economics, environmental impacts, savings and emissions, renewable energy sources, and power plant processes.

After graduating, you will be able to analyse, design and select energy conversion processes for different applications, taking technological, economic, environmental and societal aspects into account.

Intended learning outcomes

Green energy and technology are in the core of LUT's expertise.

After completing this Master's programme, you will be able to:... [-]


Master's Programme in Global Management of Innovation and Technology

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

Innovations and technology are present in all aspects of modern society. Your studies will focus on different aspects of technological and innovative firms, ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies. [+]

Today's global business world is looking for talented graduates with an international mindset and understanding of the management of innovations and new technologies.

Multinational enterprises and new innovative companies around the world look for young experts who can manage businesses in a global setting.

Innovations and technology are present in all aspects of modern society. Your studies will focus on different aspects of technological and innovative firms, ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies.

You will be exposed to concepts needed to be effective managers in a wide variety of roles in the company ranging from marketing to product development, project management or human resources.... [-]


Master's Programme in Industrial Design Engineering

Online & Campus Combined Full time August 2019 Finland Lahti

The Master's Programme in Industrial Design Engineering is designed to provide students with knowledge of innovative design, manufacturing methods, human factors, creative problem solving, advanced materials, industrial and business challenges, and environmental considerations. [+]

New products are introduced to the market daily and at an increasing speed to meet the increasing demands of customers.

As a result, the competition between manufacturers is also entering a new phase.

The Master's Programme in Industrial Design Engineering is designed to provide students with knowledge of innovative design, manufacturing methods, human factors, creative problem solving, advanced materials, industrial and business challenges, and environmental considerations.

Such skills are needed at different stages of product development to meet the needs of industries, support product users, and address environmental aspects.

Since product development is now considered as a transdisciplinary occupation, it requires advanced knowledge in manufacturing and design methods, design and production tools, ergonomics, aesthetics, and sustainability. This helps to respond rapidly to the market demands and produce justifiable and usable products on a competitive market.... [-]


Master's Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship (MIBE)

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

In this programme, you will learn how to develop the entrepreneurial competencies for creating a new business and leading its growth to international markets. You will also learn how to manage the international growth and strategy of a company, how to manage finances and resources in international markets, and how to lead people in a multinational company. In addition, you will be able to consult companies on their international strategies. [+]

Business today is increasingly global, offering great growth potential for new entrepreneurs and existing companies alike.

You may want to become a successful entrepreneur by creating your own business or to develop a successful career in management in existing companies, but to succeed, you will first need to develop the right mindset and skills.

In this programme, you will learn how to develop the entrepreneurial competencies for creating a new business and leading its growth to international markets. You will also learn how to manage the international growth and strategy of a company, how to manage finances and resources in international markets, and how to lead people in a multinational company. In addition, you will be able to consult companies on their international strategies.... [-]


Master's Programme in International Marketing Management, MIMM

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

In this Master's programme, you will develop expertise in strategic global marketing, digital marketing, marketing analytics, international business and value creation in a rapidly changing world. The curriculum contents of this EPAS-accredited programme are carefully designed to carry strong career-building potential. [+]

To remain competitive, companies need to excel in global marketing management.

Global markets are characterised by high levels of uncertainty. In addition, the trend of digitalisation is creating both challenges and opportunities for the international management of firms. Thus, the value of data in managerial decision making is increasing. Data-based strategic decision making and marketing analytics represent the key competencies of today's marketing managers.

In this Master's programme, you will develop expertise in strategic global marketing, digital marketing, marketing analytics, international business and value creation in a rapidly changing world. The curriculum contents of this EPAS-accredited programme are carefully designed to carry strong career-building potential.... [-]


Master's Programme in Mechatronic System Design

Campus Full time January 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

In the Master's programme, Mechatronic System Design you will be familiarised with the design and simulation of modern mechatronic machines, which comprise a mechanical system, power transmission (hydraulic, electric, pneumatic or hybrid) and a digital control system. [+]

Intense competition is putting pressure on machine builders to deliver machines with higher output, reduced operating cost, and increased safety.

Increasing demands on the productivity of complex systems, such as manufacturing machines, requires the application of new methods in the product development process. Mechatronic system design is gaining popularity in the machine design process and it is a key approach in the production process of productive life cycle efficient machines.

In the Master's programme Mechatronic System Design, you will be familiarised with the design and simulation of modern mechatronic machines, which comprise a mechanical system, power transmission (hydraulic, electric, pneumatic or hybrid) and a digital control system.... [-]


Master's Programme in Nuclear Engineering

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

This field has a continuous need for professionals to control nuclear power plant reactors and generators, taking into consideration and putting into practice nuclear safety in all subsystems of a nuclear plant. In this programme, you will learn about energy economics, environmental impacts, savings and emissions, nuclear energy and safety, and the development of plant processes. [+]

The need for manpower in the nuclear industry is increasing due to new power plant projects.

This field has a continuous need for professionals to control nuclear power plant reactors and generators, taking into consideration and putting into practice nuclear safety in all subsystems of a nuclear plant. In this programme, you will learn about energy economics, environmental impacts, savings and emissions, nuclear energy and safety, and the development of plant processes.

Your studies will emphasise light water reactors, but you will also learn the basic principles of other reactor types, including fast reactors and heavy water and gas cooled reactors.

Intended learning outcomes ... [-]

Master's Programme in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

The programme addresses the application of engineering principles of software and systems development, including design methodologies, business process, and service modelling and re-engineering, operation principles, and maintenance and quality assurance approaches. [+]

Software development and digitalisation are an integral part of modern society, shaping virtually everything from the objects around us to the ways in which we communicate.

The Master's Programme in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation focuses on developing advanced knowledge and expertise for the design and development of software and digital services and the digital transformation of business processes.

The programme addresses the application of engineering principles of software and systems development, including design methodologies, business process, and service modelling and re-engineering, operation principles, and maintenance and quality assurance approach.... [-]


Master's Programme in Strategic Finance and Analytics

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

In this Master's Programme, you will study the disciplines of strategic finance and business analytics. You will acquire interesting and relevant skills enabling you to work in an international business environment in various management positions. [+]

Modern financial management requires more and more knowledge about the tools and techniques of business analytics.

A combination of strategic finance and business analytics is required to meet the needs of forward-going businesses wanting to make fact-based decisions in a competitive business landscape.

In this Master's Programme, you will study the disciplines of strategic finance and business analytics. You will acquire interesting and relevant skills enabling you to work in an international business environment in various management positions.

The content of the programme is based on the theories and concepts of financial economics and corporate finance. You will acquire practical decision-making skills and analytics know-how that will help you to build a sound base for a career in financial management.... [-]


Master's Programme in Supply Management, MSM

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

Supply management is a unique Master's programme in Finland providing expertise of strategic supply and supplier management. The programme is designed to correspond to the growing needs of today's business life in terms of educating open-minded, innovative managers in the fields of supply management and purchasing. [+]

Global supply networks and supply chains around the world are an essential part of today's business.

Extracting competitiveness and increasing sustainability for a company from its supply networks and chains requires special skills, competencies, and tools for exploring and managing global supply networks.

Supply management is a unique Master's programme in Finland providing expertise of strategic supply and supplier management. The programme is designed to correspond to the growing needs of today's business life in terms of educating open-minded, innovative managers in the fields of supply management and purchasing.

Supply management is a cross-functional activity of a firm requiring a broad understanding of international business. Your studies will integrate disciplines of strategic management, international business and relationship management in supply networks.... [-]


Master's Programme in Sustainability Science and Solutions

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

In this programme you will learn to identify the challenges of sustainability and view them in a multidisciplinary way, producing solutions, which cover all of the aspects of sustainability on a wide range in the society. [+]

We all want to build a society which will enable fruitful life also for our children.

As the complexity and urgency of many sustainability problems increase, we can no longer think about our investment needs only as a specific technical product which has a great performance.

In every investment decision, a growing need to contribute more effectively to sustainability challenges has to be taken into account.

Climate warming, weakening air quality, water pollution and waste amounts are examples of sustainability challenges faced around the world today. Sometimes traditional technologies offer the best solutions but also the integration of novel solutions to complex environmental problems are needed.... [-]


Master's Programme in Sustainable Production in Mechanical Engineering

Online Full time August 2019 Finland Lappeenranta

During your studies, you will learn to see the possibilities and restrictions of sustainable production. You will develop skills, enabling you to participate in demanding global development tasks of product and production design. You will be able to analyse challenging production tasks also by using simulation software. [+]

To develop more sustainable societies, we need to understand better how to respond to environmental, social and economic challenges and transform industrial behaviour.

Modern engineering design can be implemented by hundreds of different manufacturing techniques, which are the last links of the value chain before the product is released to the customer. The optimal order-delivery chain and profitable business can be guaranteed by choosing the appropriate manufacturing techniques together with professional usage of them.

The manufacturing industry faces new challenges as customers' needs change due to increasing awareness of sustainable manufacturing methods and the development of new advanced materials. In this programme, you will acquire skills and knowledge, required to reform the manufacturing industry and to increase its competitiveness through sustainable product design.... [-]


Contact

Lappeenranta University of Technology

Address Lappeenranta University of Technology Skinnarilankatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
Website http://www.lut.fi/
Phone +358 29 4462111