|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Tech.) (Master of Science in Bionergy Systems)|
|Tuition fee||€11,000.00 per year|
Your bachelor’s degree needs to be from a related field.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Finnish / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Africa, Albania, Americas, Asia, Belarus, Kosovo, Macedonia, Oceania, Russia, Ukraine.
IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT 80, or equivalent
Language test is not required if you have completed your bachelor’s degree in English in a native English speaking country, such as USA, UK, Canada, etc.
The challenges of climate change and energy security are now undeniable. Humankind is consuming energy at increasing rates. Population growth and higher living standards in developing countries are causing a rapid growth in the global energy demand.
The future energy challenge calls for new supplies of affordable sustainable energy. Making greater use of the available spectrum of varying renewable energy systems is a way to meet the climate change challenge while helping to secure the availability of energy supplies to us all.
Do you want to develop and apply clean and effective energy technologies that will change the world? In the Master’s programme in Energy Systems you will learn how to produce energy safely, economically and using low-emission technology, as well as by utilising renewable energy sources.
The programme will provide you with extensive knowledge in different fields of the energy industry. You will specialise in one of two energy production related areas – either in Bio-Energy Systems or Nuclear Engineering. You may additionally choose individual courses from both.
You will study several subjects such as bioenergy production and refining technologies, bioenergy end-use technologies and the international trade of biofuels. The subject is well suited for students who have a basic knowledge of energy technology from their Bachelor’s studies, such as flow theory and thermodynamics, and wish to become professionals in bio-energy systems.
You will study the design, operation and basic structures of nuclear power plants, the modelling and optimisation of nuclear reactors and nuclear steam supply systems, radiation and nuclear safety, safety analysis methods, and fuel and radioactive waste management.
The subject is well suited for students who have acquired some competence in energy technology subjects from their Bachelor’s studies, such as engineering, power plant engineering, process engineering, heat transfer and fluid flow, and wish to become professionals in nuclear engineering
The program includes core studies, specialization studies, minor studies and language studies.
Core studies (24 ECTS credits) include courses that combine fundamental skills applicable to both specializations; courses on topics such as sustainability, numerical methods in heat transfer, maintenance management, technology and society and nuclear power plant engineering.
Specialization studies (60 ECTS credits). You can specialize in one of two fields:
- Bio-energy systems: This specializaion includes studies on energy systems engineering, bio-energy technology solutions, bio-energy and turbomachinery in renewable energy.
- Nuclear engineering: This specialization includes studies on nuclear reactor design, nuclear thermal hydraulics (theoretical and computational), nuclear reactor physics (methods and analyses), steam turbines.
Minor studies (20 ECTS credits) can be selected from any minors offered by LUT. You can also study a semester at one of LUT’s international partner universities getting the required credits there.
Language studies, 10 ECTS credits.
The Master’s thesis and seminar, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of specialization studies. The thesis an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. It is completed during the fourth semester of the degree program.
Double and triple degree studies for LUT degree students
The Energy Systems program also offers students a possibility for double or triple degree studies. Students admitted to the double or triple degree program receive a degree certificate from two or three universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of all universities involved.
Students admitted to complete the Master’s Degree in the Energy Systems program at LUT may apply for the double degree program with the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University or the triple degree program with the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University and Leibniz Universität Hannover.
In the programme you will have access to the latest information about the renewable energy sector and how it affects your future career. You will be trained to work in international, multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.
Careers for Master’s level graduates in energy systems include, for instance, specialist tasks, design and product development, production and operation, management, sales and marketing, research and education, and positions in public authorities and organizations.
You will also be given a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programs.