|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Tech.) (Master of Science in Sustainable Production in Mechanical Engineering)|
|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.
To develop more sustainable societies, we need to understand better how to respond to environmental, social and economic challenges and transform industrial behavior.
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 program, you will acquire skills and knowledge, required to reform the manufacturing industry and to increase its competitiveness through sustainable production design.
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 analyze challenging production tasks also by using simulation software.
You will acquire skills in the most common manufacturing techniques and their future vision. You will be familiarized with both traditional manufacturing of metal constructions and modern production which utilizes new fibre and composite based materials. Course topics will cover a wide range of production industry from food packaging to vehicle and civil industry.
All sessions of the program will be available online. You will be able to participate in the program according to the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) principle.
The program includes core studies, specialization studies, minor studies and elective studies.
Core studies (34 ECTS credits) include topics on research methods, structural materials, industrial manufacturing processes, reliability engineering design, management and leadership skills.
Specialization studies (55 ECTS credits) include topics on integration of production and product design, sustainable production and material selection and packaging technology.
Minor studies (min. 20 ECTS credits) include three optional minor subjects in mechanical engineering: modern manufacturing, advanced digital laser based photonic production, advanced materials engineering and sustainability. Minor subject can also be selected from other minor subjects available.
Elective studies (to attain the full 120 ECTS credits) can include any courses offered by LUT.
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.
Manufacturing engineers play important roles in delivering innovations that take our world forward.
You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work in different fields of the manufacturing industry, most typically in research, development, and innovation functions of mechanical engineering companies and equipment manufacturers.
Other prospective positions include overseeing the construction of new factories, systems or processes, the import and sales of machinery, and supervising, teaching and testing positions.
You may find placement in mechanical engineering, machine and device import, inspecting and testing industries, or education and research organisations. Graduates of this programme have found placement in companies like Outotec, UPM, Stora Enso, Metso, Wärtsilä, Kone, Konecranes, ABB, and VTT.
Additionally, the skills of manufacturing engineers are increasingly in demand beyond the traditional mechanical engineering industry.
You will also acquire a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programs.