Master's Programme in Chemical and Process Engineering

Lappeenranta University of Technology

Program Description

Master's Programme in Chemical and Process Engineering

Lappeenranta University of Technology

Chemical and process engineering is all about material conversion - designing and managing the processes that convert raw materials into useful products by chemical means. However, in today's society resources are becoming scarce and environmental impact of manufacturing processes is a matter of growing concern. Chemical and process engineering try to solve these challenges by designing processes that are efficient, sustainable and environmentally responsible.

During your studies in this master's programme, you will be able to create new sustainable solutions as a response to the major global challenges. You will learn how to create, design, develop and promote innovations and new technology. Your studies will be strongly oriented on industry focusing on pulp and paper, fine and commodity chemicals and the metallurgical industries.

You will get sufficient knowledge and skills for the career of chemical and process engineer in different fields of process industry. Your studies will be strongly scientific based and you will learn the latest research results in this field during the lectures. Collaboration with industry ensures practical application of new knowledge and theories in the real world.

Degree Structure and Studies

The Master's Programme in Chemical and Process Engineering is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, MSc. (Tech.), which includes 120 ECTS credits.

Master's Thesis and Seminar is a part of specialized studies and it includes 30 ECTS credits. It is an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. The Master's thesis is completed during the fourth semester of the degree programme.

Career Prospects

Chemical and process engineers play important roles in delivering the innovation that takes our world forward. You will have sufficient knowledge and skills to work in different fields of process industry, most typically in R&D and design and operation of plants. You might find the placement in the chemical, pulp and paper, or metallurgical industry.

Positions may include collecting data required to make improvements, overseeing the construction of new plants, assessing safety and environmental issue, supervising plant operations, etc. Graduates of this programme's have found placements in companies like Outotec, Finecs Oy, Orion, Tikkurila, Dupont.

Additionally, nowadays the skills of chemical engineers are increasingly in demand outside the traditional process industry.

You will also be given a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programmes.

Higher education in Finland is free for students coming from countries within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. Students who are citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees for Master's programmes. The amount of tuition fee is 10 000 €/Master’s programme.

Extensive scholarships are available. There are three categories of available scholarships: full scholarship (covers tuition fee and living costs), tuition fee scholarship covering 100 % of tuition fee, and tuition fee scholarship covering 50 % of tuition fee.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
Free
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The application period for starting your studies in August 2016 is December 1, 2015 - January 27, 2016.
Start date Aug. 2017
Place
Finland Lappeenranta
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The application period for starting your studies in August 2016 is December 1, 2015 - January 27, 2016.
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Duration 2 years
Price Free