Lappeenranta University of Technology

Introduction

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) has served as a forerunner – combining technology and business – ever since its inception in 1969. 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 international community is comprised of 6,000 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education. LUT’s operation is solution-focused and characterised by “open your mind” thinking – crossing boundaries open-mindedly, together. We are the 31st best young university in the world (THE World University Rankings 2014-2015).

LUT has 16 high-profile Master’s degree programmes both in technology, MSc (Tech), and business, MSc (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), which are taught in English. The aim of all master’s programmes is to provide in-depth understanding of contemporary, relevant topics in business and technology, as well as ability to operate in high-pressure professional situations.

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.

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The LUT Master's programmes help you develop an academic mindset and a strong foundation of professional skills to succeed throughout your career. Make one of the most important decisions for your future and study with us – we promise to make your investment worthwhile.

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.

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Master's Programme in Chemical and Process Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

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 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Chemical Engineering for Water Treatment

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

In this Master's programme you will learn how waters are purified not only efficiently but also in a sustainable and economical manner. You will obtain knowledge and skills that can be used to solve water related challenges in the future. You will get competencies to act as professional in the rapidly developing, multidisciplinary area of water and the environment, or to continue your studies in doctoral programmes. [+]

Every day 2 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 legislations concerning the wastewaters are constantly tighten. Moreover, sustainability challenges us to reflect on water treatment in different ways. Instead of focusing on end-of-pipe-treatment for pollution prevention, we should shift towards optimal resource utilization and enhanced water recycling. On this basis it is obvious that novel and sustainable materials and technologies for water treatment are needed. In this Master's programme you will learn how waters are purified not only efficiently but also in a sustainable and economical manner. You will obtain knowledge and skills that can be used to solve water related challenges in the future. You will get competencies to act as professional in the rapidly developing, multidisciplinary area of water and the environment, or to continue your studies in doctoral programmes. You will also develop team working skills. Teaching and research are carried out in close cooperation with industry, other universities and research institutions. In the programme you will be provided with extensive knowledge in different fields of the water sector. Intended Learning Outcomes Water purification is in the core of LUT's expertise. After completing this study programme, you will have acquired comprehensive knowledge in water treatment, and the specific knowledge and competencies necessary to have the expertise in the chosen area of specialisation. Diverse teaching methods and multicultural and multidisciplinary study groups ensure that you will have good skills in team and project work, communication and languages, presentation, culture and leadership. You will have a comprehensive understanding of the BAT and future water treatment technologies, covering advanced oxidation and various separation methods be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge in process and environmental analytics and monitoring have adopted the principles of sustainability in the water treatment be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of relevant theories and techniques, problem-solving skills, and ability to independently use knowledge, equipment and tools for the design and development of practical water treatment applications be able to work with others in task-orientated groups participating and interacting in the group in a productive manner. be able to logically think through a problem and solve it Degree Structure and Studies The Master's Programme in Chemical Engineering for Water Treatment is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, MSc. (Tech.), which includes 120 ECTS credits. Degree structure include core studies, specialisation studies, minor studies and elective studies. Degree structure table will be published soon. Core studies (20 ECTS credits) include courses on environmental and process monitoring, basics of process development, and language studies. Core studies include also a research project course where you and your team will address topical research questions in the field. Specialisation studies (70 ECTS credits) include courses on the following topics industrial water treatment and biological water treatment advanced oxidation and electrochemical methods solid-liquid separation and membrane filtration adsorption and ion exchange Minor studies. Minimum 20 ECTS credits Elective studies. Minimum 10 ECTS credits. Master's Thesis and Seminar (30 ECTS credits) is an approximately 6 months full-time research project where you will demonstrate your theoretical knowledge and practical skills. It is a part of the student's core subject studies. Master's thesis project is completed during the fourth semester of the degree programme. Career Prospects In the programme you will acquire practical skills and learn the latest information about chemical engineering approach to water treatment. You will be trained to work in international, multidisciplinary and multicultural environments. You may find placements in chemical and process industry (users or pure water) as well as technology companies focusing on water purification municipalities: water treatment plants research institutes: development of new water treatment processes and technology, novel separation and purification materials, water quality monitoring methods 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Computational Engineering and Technical Physics

Campus Full time Part time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta + 1 more

In this master's programme you will get an extensive knowledge about physics and mathematics and their application to the rapidly changing problems of industrial and economic life. These are the skills which you can apply in your future career in finding novel solutions to challenges of today's society. [+]

Computation and physics are an integral part of modern society and science. One cannot overstate the importance of computational engineering and technical physics in the global industrial economy, particularly as the systems we use grow more and more complex. Effective computation 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 get an extensive knowledge about physics and mathematics and their application to the rapidly changing problems of industrial and economic life. These are the skills which you can apply in your future career in finding novel solutions to challenges of today's society. You can specialize in three areas of this science – Technomathematics, Intelligent Computing, and Technical Physics. Technomathematics You will study modelling of industrial and environmental processes, fuzzy systems, and developing mathematical methods. During your studies, you will focus on real-world applications, with active collaboration in the international community of industrial mathematics. Intelligent Computing You will study information processing, both in systems and in their design. You will focus on computer vision systems and robotics contributing to the current trends in automation. You will get good competencies in development of information processing systems, project planning and management in ICT companies. Technical Physics Your studies will be focused on materials physics, semiconductors, superconductors, spintronics and optical measurement technologies. LUT physics has extensive cooperation with Russian universities and wide contacts with Finnish and European physics laboratories. Intended Learning Outcomes Mathematics and physics are important tools in the field of technical sciences and engineering. Good mathematical skills will help you efficiently use modelling and simulation software, and knowledge in the field of physics is a fundamental requirement to fully understand phenomena in the field of technology. After completing this master's programme you will obtain sufficient mathematical and computational skills for industry and other research and development tasks. You will: be able to and find solutions for challenging problems in information processing through transforming them into algorithmic format. be able to apply intelligent and learning approaches of information processing to solve problems in information technology. be prepared to use and rationally select solutions and methods in computer vision, computer graphics, compiler construction, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Degree Structure and Studies The Master's Programme in Computational Engineering and Technical Physics 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 After completing studies, you will be open for different careers in industry, science and research. You will have career prospects in such areas as the development of information processing systems, project planning and management in ICT companies. Student graduated from this programme have found placements in areas of system simulation and optimization, modelling, identification, and control of the processes, computational control of production, fluid dynamics etc. You can also find employment in research and development of information processing systems and software, project planning and management. Career in research and teaching in universities is also common for graduates. 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

Teaching in this programme is carried out in close co-operation with industry. You will attend classes with interesting guest lecturers from industry ensuring the practical application of new knowledge in the real world. You will also be able to learn the latest results of research projects, which are incorporated into courses of this master's programme. [+]

Computer science is an integral part of our lives, shaping virtually everything from the objects around us to the ways in which we communicate. Computing drives innovation in the sciences, engineering, business, entertainment and education. The computer skills are applicable and in-demand across almost every industry in today's technology-dependent world. Modern society relies on software that runs everything from simple machines to huge distributed data systems. In this master's programme you will study latest technologies and software development methods that are used to enhance our everyday lives. You will obtain essential knowledge and skills on software development and the platforms for which the software is developed. Computer science and technology are part of just about everything that touches our lives. Computing is a discipline that offers you wide range of careers after graduation, regardless on your interests. Expertise in computing helps even if your primary career is something else, since you will need computing skills in almost every industry. Additionally, computing is one of top ten fastest growing occupational groups. Teaching in this programme is carried out in close co-operation with industry. You will attend classes with interesting guest lecturers from industry ensuring the practical application of new knowledge in the real world. You will also be able to learn the latest results of research projects, which are incorporated into courses of this master's programme. Degree Structure and Studies The Master's Programme in Computer Science 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. Degree structure table will be published soon. Double Degree Studies Computer Science Master's programme has the following double degree co-operation partner universities: Kazan Federal University Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University (National research university) South Ural State University (National research university) St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (National research university) Voronezh State University Career Prospects Understanding different dimensions of computing is part of the necessary skills for any educated person nowadays. There are many reasons that computer science is so popular, including good job security, rather high starting salaries, and diverse job opportunities across industries. Computer scientists can also have flexible work schedules - work can be done anywhere where there is a computer and an internet connection. After graduation, you can work in the areas, such as design, development, and maintenance of software and information systems, software and systems analysis and design, software research and product development, management of software development organisations etc. You will also be able to participate in different software projects. 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

Outside of scheduled lessons and respective exercises, you will be required to develop your knowledge by doing different practical assignments. You will be set engineering problems to solve, as well as coursework assignments and laboratory reports to hand in. This will help you learn how to develop and apply your engineering skills, rather than simply memorizing it from a textbook. [+]

Electrical Engineering is the largest and most diverse technological field in the world. Without electrical energy, there would be no broadcasting and television systems, no telephone communication or telegraphy. Electrical engineering surrounds us everywhere in modern society. In the programme of Electrical Engineering you will learn about the conversion, use and transmission of electric energy, the control of electric systems and the electric market. You will acquire extensive knowledge of how the industry works, as well engineering skills and technological knowledge needed to design, assess and improve electrical and electronic systems. Outside of scheduled lessons and respective exercises, you will be required to develop your knowledge by doing different practical assignments. You will be set engineering problems to solve, as well as coursework assignments and laboratory reports to hand in. This will help you learn how to develop and apply your engineering skills, rather than simply memorizing it from a textbook. As well as having technical knowledge, electrical engineers need to be able to manage different projects. Here you will be able to develop also team leadership and management skills, which will be of great value for your future career. In the programme you will be provided with extensive knowledge in different fields of the electrical engineering industry. At LUT you can specialize in two areas of Electrical Engineering – either Industrial Electronics or Solar Economy. Industrial Electronics You will study design of embedded systems, electrical machines, power electronics, electrical drives, and electromagnetic compatibility. This will give you a firm base for working in various positions related to industrial and consumer electronics as well as design of automation and communication systems. You will obtain comprehensive understanding of the electrical drives technology containing the inverter, electrical motor or generator, as well as the mechanical load. As a graduate, you will be able to work in the tasks of design and control of electromechanical and electromagnetic equipment as well as power generation (e.g. wind power), mobile work machinery and electric vehicle systems. Solar Economy Tomorrow's energy depends on talented, innovative people. In the Solar Economy area, you are educated and trained for an energy sector based on renewables which is on the verge of a once-in-a-generation transformation. The largest industry in the world needs to be fully reorganised to match sustainability requirements for an energy hungry civilization. The global megatrend in ‘shift to power' (.e.g. electric vehicles, power-to-gas, heat pumps, etc.) will boost the demand for respective renewable electricity based solutions. You will obtain a comprehensive understanding of major renewable energy sources and technologies and related cost optimized energy scenarios towards very high shares of renewables, the key concepts of smart grids and electricity market models. You will also develop the engineering skills and economic perspectives needed to be able to work in the tasks of the design and control of sustainable energy systems, such as wind and solar power technologies, energy storage technologies, clean power production and use, smart grids, and electricity market models. Intended Learning Outcomes After completing this master's programme you will have acquired comprehensive knowledge in electrical engineering, specifically in areas of industrial engineering and solar economy. You will be able to design electrical machines be able to design power electronics circuits for different applications be able to develop control algorithms and application specific programs for inverters be able to manage simulation software of electromechanical systems be able to use field-element-method for the design of magnetic fields be able to identify sustainable solutions providing long-term benefits be able to propose renewable-based energy system optimizations be able to design smart grids concepts be able to evaluate storage and flexibility concepts for renewables be able to calculate the economic benefits of renewable system designs be able to lead in societal discussions for 100% renewable energy Degree Structure and Studies The Master's Programme in Global Management of Innovation and Technology 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 As a graduate of Electrical Engineering master's programme, you can choose different career paths in diverse industries and organisations and conduct research in a broad range of areas. You can work with electricity in a variety of areas – aircraft and automobiles; broadcasting and communications systems; lighting and wiring in buildings; machinery controls; power generation and transmission; sustainable and renewable energy systems; energy markets. You can work on a diverse range of technologies, equipment and services, which can be designed and manufactured across different sectors, including the building industry and services, transportation and transport networks, manufacturing and construction, production and distribution of power, policy support and consulting or education and training. 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Energy Systems

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

In the Master's programme Energy Systems you will learn how to produce energy safely, economically and using low-emission technology, as well as utilizing renewable energy sources. This programme is for you, who are ready to accept the energy challenges and learn how to make an impact on the way energy is produced and distributed. [+]

The challenges of climate change and energy security are now undeniable. Humankind is consuming energy at increasing rates. Population growth and living standards increase in developing countries are causing rapid growth in global energy demand. The future energy challenge calls for new supplies of affordable sustainable energy. Making greater use of available spectrum of varying renewable energy systems is a way for meeting the climate change challenge, while also 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 Energy Systems you will learn how to produce energy safely, economically and using low-emission technology, as well as utilizing renewable energy sources. This programme is for you, who are ready to accept the energy challenges and learn how to make an impact on the way energy is produced and distributed. In the programme you will develop the knowledge and skills that will facilitate intellectual, creative, responsive and professional growth, and allow lifelong learning for continuous improvement. You will get competencies to go on to careers as professionals and experts in the rapidly developing, multidisciplinary area of energy and the environment, or to continue your studies in doctoral programmes. You will also possess team working skills and the ability to competently lead project teams. Teaching and research are carried out in close cooperation with industry, other universities and research institutions. Our strong interface with international enterprises is one of the key success factors in ensuring the practical application of new knowledge and theories in the real world. In the programme you will be provided with extensive knowledge in different fields of the energy industry. You can specialize in one of the two energy production related areas (you can additionally choose courses from both) – either in Bio-Energy Systems or Nuclear Engineering. Bio-Energy Systems 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 subjects from their bachelor studies such as e.g. flow theory and thermodynamics and wish to become professionals in the field of Bio-Energy Systems. Nuclear Engineering 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 as well as fuel and radioactive waste management. The subject is well suited for students who have acquired some competence of energy technology subjects from their bachelor studies such as any of the following: engineering, power plant engineering, process engineering, heat transfer and fluid flow and wish to become professionals in the field of Nuclear Engineering. Intended Learning Outcomes Green energy and technology is in the core of LUT's expertise. After completing the study programme you will have acquired comprehensive knowledge in sustainable energy systems, and the specific knowledge and competencies necessary to have the expertise in the chosen area of specialization. Diverse teaching methods and multicultural and multidisciplinary study groups ensure that you will have good skills in team and project work, communication and languages, presentation, culture and leadership. You will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the important technologies, practical applications, processes and actions concerning energy generation, power systems and energy markets, and the use of energy. have adopted the principles of life cycle thinking and sustainable development in the domain of energy and environment. be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of relevant theories and techniques, problem-solving skills, and ability to independently use knowledge, equipment and tools for the design and development of practical applications. be able to work with others in task-orientated groups participating and interacting in the group in a productive manner. be able to logically think through a problem and solve it, to contribute to innovative thinking, and to unambiguously communicate knowledge and solutions to the energy community and society, at large, in spoken and in written. Degree Structure and Studies The Master's Programme in Energy Systems 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. The degree stucture table will be published soon. Double Degree Studies LUT has agreed on educational co-operation with partner universities. Double Degree Partners: Moscow Power Engineering Institute (National research university) Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University (National research university) South Ural State University (National research university) St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University St. Petersburg State Mining University St. Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers Tomsk Polytechnic University (National research university) More information about double degree studies on student portal UNI. Career Prospects In the programme you will learn the latest information about 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 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Global Management of Innovation and Technology

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

Innovations and technology are present in all aspects of modern society. Your studies will be focused 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. [+]

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 be focused 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. During your studies you will obtain critical and innovative thinking, a global business perspective, enhanced communication skills, as well as the technical tools necessary for business decision-making. Close collaboration with industry ensures practical application of new knowledge and theories in the real world. Already during your studies you will be actively collaborating with Finnish companies, which are specialised particularly in the high-tech industrial fields. Close contacts to companies during writing your Master's thesis will give you invaluable benefits for your future career. Intended Learning Outcomes An understanding of critical and innovative thinking, a global business perspective, enhanced communication skills, as well as the technical tools and techniques necessary for business decision-making. After having completed your studies, you will get wide variety of perspectives on the management of innovations and technology that is based on the combination of business, engineering and management. You will be able to cooperate and solve complex situations in today's networked business world due to diverse study methods and working in teams. You will be able to create and analyse strategies within an international context relating to products, services and technologies be able practice and manage strategies of decision-making, frameworks and tools in global networks and markets be able to analyse processes and structures of organizations and their development issues be able to practice, plan and manage the build-up of product families, product systems, and product platforms for tangible and intangible goods using widely different management methods in companies and networks be able to plan and manage international business be able to apply theories, methods and tools of decision-making and analysis to practical management activities. Degree Structure and Studies The Master's Programme in Global Management of Innovation and Technology 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. Degree structure table will be published soon. Double Degree Studies GMIT offers students also a possibility for double degree studies. Students from several Russian universities are able to study as a double degree student at LUT. Students admitted to the double degree programme receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities. GMIT program offers students also a possibility for double degree studies at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), USA. Students admitted to the 2 year Master's degree in the GMIT program at LUT, with the exception of students coming from LUT partner Russian universities, have an opportunity to participate in the double degree programme offered in conjunction with GMIT/LUT and IIT Chicago, and will receive two Master's degree certificates - one from LUT and one from IIT Chicago. Joint Degree Programme with Russian partners LUT has agreed on educational co-operation with selected Russian partners: Bauman Moscow State Technical University (National research university) Kazan Federal University Moscow State University of Management Moscow State University of Railway Engineering Novosibirsk State Technical University Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University (National research university) South Ural State University (National research university) St. Petersburg State Mining University (National research university) St. Petersburg State University of Economics Joint Degree Programme with Illinois Institute of Technology Students admitted to complete the Master's degree in the GMIT program at the LUT may apply to the double degree (DD) program organized in cooperation with the Illinois Institute of Technology – IIT (USA). The corresponding program in IIT is Master of Industrial Technology and Operations (MITO). LUT selects students through internal application process. The Admission of LUT students to IIT will be determined by IIT. The applicants have to fulfill all the application criteria presented below: Obtain a minimum of 3.5 GPA (Grade Point Average) on the scale of 5.0 at LUT in their studies. Fulfill the GRE score requirements set by IIT Have English language skills equivalent to IELTS score 6,5 Be a student in good standing at LUT. Students studying at LUT as double degree students, who are coming from LUT partner Russian universities, are not eligible for GMIT/IIT Double Degree Programme. The application to the GMIT/MITO programme at LUT (selection of candidate) and at IIT (final selection) takes place during the spring semester. Career Prospects After graduation you will have interesting and challenging career prospects - global customer-supplier relationships and business networks demand talented young professionals in management of innovations and technologies, industrial marketing, sales, supply chain management and technology sourcing. Students graduated from this programme have found placements as export managers, key account managers, logistic managers, controllers, analysts, business application specialists, operative purchasers, technology innovation managers, etc. You will also have a firm basis for doctoral studies in the field of industrial management. 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. [-]

Master's Programme in International Marketing Management, MIMM

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

In this master's programme you will study courses about consumer attitudes to products and businesses and consumer behaviour in a rapidly changing world. Through these courses you will develop a more creative, flexible and customer-focused approach. Your studies will be concentrated on strategic marketing, international business, and technology management, which carry strong career-building potential. [+]

Companies nowadays cannot just concentrate on domestic markets if they want to remain competitive. International marketing allows marketing managers to look for growing target markets and product opportunities overseas. Today, the marketplace has expanded in a global nature. For companies to continue to grow successfully, marketing managers have to constantly to look for overseas opportunities to increase its market share. In this master's programme you will study courses about consumer attitudes to products and businesses and consumer behaviour in a rapidly changing world. Through these courses you will develop a more creative, flexible and customer-focused approach. Your studies will be concentrated on strategic marketing, international business, and technology management, which carry strong career-building potential. During your studies, you will gain real-life competencies in case studies, simulation games, elevator pitches, company assignments and role-playing. The curriculum of the Master's programme covers a wide spectrum of elements supporting the corporate learning experience. For example, courses incorporating field-based experiential learning typically promote company input and involvement, reflectivity, active engagement, the development of problem-solving, information-gathering and analytical skills, oral presentation and company feedback. About 80% of the Master's theses are based on real-life business problems. International Learning Environment You will study an international business curriculum that brings together expertise from different disciplines. Courses are classified in three different groups according to the level of international learning experience they offer. First, truly international courses create cultural awareness by several means, such as the mix of international students, support for intercultural teamwork, cultural awareness through the subject studied, having a teacher with an international background, and providing international learning materials. Secondly, specialised international business courses address international issues and offer experience elements such as working in international groups, focusing on international aspects of the topic and providing international learning materials. Thirdly, international elements may be included in traditional courses. Intended Learning Outcomes You will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of international business strategy process of all kinds of firms and be able to outline the current challenges in international marketing and possess skills to propose solutions for these. You will be able to interpret the special characteristics of international knowledge-intensive environment and innovations and their role in marketing decision-making. You will also learn how to apply different marketing tools and strategies in the context of technology and knowledge-intensive markets and how to analyze and criticize firms' strategic marketing decisions in these markets. After completing this study programme you will have acquired comprehensive theoretical and practical competencies in conducting strategic international marketing management in turbulent global environments. You will develop your competencies in analytical skills, intercultural issues and combining business and technology. You will understand and assess the challenges of turbulent business environments be able to evaluate and design strategies in such environments either in marketing, international business and/or technology management fields and in their intersection be able to apply relevant business skills be able to choose relevant additional knowledge and skills to support subject-based expertise and international readiness be able to conduct and report on an independent scientific research project be able to utilize strong analytical skills and apply tools required for professional practices be able to show a global, innovative, market-oriented and ethical mindset You will have an understanding of the characteristics of the international market environment and will be familiar with theories and strategies of firm internationalization and multinational enterprises. You will also possess a market-oriented mindset, and view marketing as a strategic orientation of a firm. You will have an innovative mindset, and see dynamic business environments as opportunities and are trained to do strategic marketing decisions in such environments. Having an innovative mindset, you will be able to work together with specialists from different functional backgrounds have an ability to challenge existing ways of thinking, strategies, and operating models (strategic flexibility) understand the ethical consequences of strategic decisions towards all stakeholders possess comprehensive/holistic awareness of how technologies and innovations shape organisations, market, society, and the environment Degree Structure and Studies The Master's Programme in International Marketing Management is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, MSc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), which includes 120 ECTS credits. At the heart of the degree are studies in marketing, international business and technology management. During the first year, you will acquire basic knowledge in all these areas. The second year is the time for specialisation in a specific field, and for writing the Master's thesis. 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. Dual Degree Studies MIMM programme offers students also a possibility for dual degree studies. Students admitted to the dual degree programme receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities. MIMM dual degree partner university is SKEMA Business School, France. Students admitted to complete the Master's degree in the MIMM programme at LUT and on the other hand, students admitted to complete the Master's degree in SKEMA Business School may apply for the dual degree programme. Career prospects Earning your degree in international marketing gives you many different employment options. In the context of global competition, you will be prepared to assume leadership positions in marketing and sales in an internationally operating companies. The marketing world is constantly changing and developing. Marketing is not a monotonous career that involves doing the same thing every day, and this is what makes it so interesting. You might find placements as advertising manager, consumer behaviour consultant, marketing researcher, product and brand manager, public relations manager or retail manager. An academic role is also a career path open to you. With our master's profile, you can become not only a specialist, but also an entrepreneur. MIMM programme graduates have found specialist positions in a broad range sectors and firms: marketing, international business, product development, sales, logistics, international service business, consulting, and market research in companies like Nokia, Google, or Navteq. 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Mechatronic System Design

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

In this programme you will get extensive knowledge in the fields of design, hydraulics, control, dynamics and the simulation of machines. You will also get familiarized with programming and the application of numerical methods, both required in different fields of mechanical engineering. [+]

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 product process of productive life cycle efficient machines. In the Master's programme Mechatronic System Design you will be familiarized with design and simulation of modern mechatronic machines, which are comprised of mechanical system, power transmission (hydraulic, electric, pneumatic or hybrid) and digital control system. You will learn about environmentally conscious design and development of new technologies to solve current and future global problems. Your study curriculum will also include functional principles of sustainable machines such as electric drives, and you will learn how to design them. The ability to create virtual prototypes is a critical aspect of the mechatronics approach because it helps engineers and scientists explore machines before they are built. In this programme you will be able to apply simulation tools to analyze demanding machine systems. This expertise can be applied to the most demanding research and development processes of the global industry. The use of simulation tools in design and development has increased in popularity throughout recent decades and there seems to be no decrease in interest in sight due to more efficient computational tools and more expensive prototyping costs. In this programme you will get extensive knowledge in the fields of design, hydraulics, control, dynamics and the simulation of machines. You will also get familiarized with programming and the application of numerical methods, both required in different fields of mechanical engineering. All sessions of the programme will be available online. You will be able to participate to the programme according to the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) principle. Intended Learning Outcomes After completing this master's programme you will have acquired comprehensive knowledge in design and development of modern mechatronic machines. You will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of dynamics of mechatronic machines, simulation tools and usage of them, multidisciplinary product development process have adopted the principles of applying theoretical methods into practice using virtual tools be able to work with others in task-orientated groups participating and interacting in the group in a productive manner be able to logically think through industrial research and development problems and solve them, to contribute to innovative thinking be able to understand the needs and special features of other disciplines out of your core competence in mechanical engineering Degree Structure and Studies The Master's Programme in Mechatronic System Design 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. 30 ECTS credits: The Master's thesis is part of the student's specialized studied. It is an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. It is completed during the fourth semester of the degree programme. Career Prospects You will be equipped with the skills necessary to work in engineering fields such as mechanical, electronic, electrical and computer systems engineering, and project management. You may find employment with companies, which design and manufacture either consumer or specialized industrial machines, or small to medium high technology companies involving automation. In addition to knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering, you will also develop a range of other skills, like teamwork, analytical, communication and presentation skills. 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Strategic Finance and Business Analytics, MSF

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

In this programme, you will learn the principles and practice of finance, including corporate finance, strategic management, accounting, econometrics, and international finance. You will get a systematic understanding and knowledge in areas and processes of corporate finance, firm strategies, and financial markets, including current functions and future developments within these areas. [+]

Changes in risk management, accounting practices, and increased globalisation together with development in business analysis technology have all affected the field of finance. Therefore, the importance of financial considerations together with strategic management and business intelligence has considerably increased. In international financial market conditions, the specific nuance is to understand the conditions in challenging financial environments like in emerging markets. Combining three specific knowledge areas in your studies - corporate finance, strategic research, and international financial markets – will give you good basis for understanding needs of global firms operating in turbulent environments and facing growing challenges in their strategic financial management. In this programme, you will learn the principles and practice of finance, including corporate finance, strategic management, accounting, econometrics, and international finance. You will get a systematic understanding and knowledge in areas and processes of corporate finance, firm strategies, and financial markets, including current functions and future developments within these areas. Industry collaboration is an organic part of the programme's curriculum, which includes field projects and company assignments. During your studies, you will have an opportunity to work in finance, strategic and project management departments of global as well as local corporations as a part of the company assignments. Intended Learning Outcomes After completing the programme, you will be familiar with advanced theoretical and empirical concepts in finance, strategic research and international finance areas as well as the main areas of investigation and research techniques used in finance. You will develop the knowledge of the major areas of financial decision-making and in international finance and corporate strategy with the particular focus on the context of emerging markets. You will learn to identify, analyze and resolve complex financial problems. You will be able to analyse managerial problems and make strategic decisions related to international business and finance gain knowledge in corporate finance, managerial economics, international financial management, valuation of financial assets and international accounting develop skills in quantitative and analytical aspects of international business and finance be able to conduct strategic planning in turbulent global financial environments gain expertise in the following aspects and areas: key concepts and knowledge of essential theories, applying theories, information acquisition and analysis, source critics, industry collaboration, tolerance and multiculturalism be aware of opportunities and changes in the global financial environment have an innovative mindset, and see dynamic business environments as opportunities Degree Structure and Studies The Master's Programme in Strategic Finance and Business Analytics is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, MSc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), which includes 120 ECTS credits. The curriculum consists of core courses in the field of corporate finance, international financial management, comparative international accounting and security valuation with specialised modules in the fields of international financial markets and strategic research. The coursework is followed by completion of a Master's thesis on a relevant topic of strategic finance. A successful Master's thesis requires a detailed and vigorous theoretical and empirical analysis of the topic. 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. Double Degree Studies MSF programme offers students also a possibility for double degree studies. Students admitted to the double degree programme receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities. MSF double degree partner university is Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia. Students admitted to complete the Master's degree in the MSF programme at LUT and on the other hand, students admitted to complete the Master's degree in Plekhanov Russian University of Economics may apply for the double degree programme. Career Prospects The combination of three important knowledge areas, like corporate finance, strategic research, and international financial markets, gives you a unique set of expertise blended with all the theoretical and practical knowledge of modern finance and thus is practical and career-oriented. You will be prepared for careers in finance and corporate strategy management, whether as analysts in banks or consulting firms or as managers in industrial or services companies. 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability, MSIS

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

In this programme you will develop advanced competences in the intersection of strategic management and innovation. You will also learn to develop the understanding of the modern business environment where economic value needs to be created in a way that simultaneously creates value to the entire society in a responsible manner. [+]

Sustainability is one of the major drivers of companies' opportunities for strategic innovations. Doing business in more sustainable way becomes increasingly relevant in nowadays society. In this programme you will develop advanced competences in the intersection of strategic management and innovation. You will also learn to develop the understanding of the modern business environment where economic value needs to be created in a way that simultaneously creates value to the entire society in a responsible manner. During your studies, you will learn the links between sustainability and innovation. Focus of the programme is on close cooperation between business education and the business community, integrating knowledge and best practices. Your curriculum will include an optional internship either in international companies in Finland or abroad. Intended Learning Outcomes During your studies, you will develop advanced competences in the intersection of strategic management and innovation. After completing the studies, you will understand how sustainability issues create both challenges and opportunities for value creation. You will be able to analyze managerial problems and make strategic decisions related to innovations be able to demonstrate analytical business skills be able to apply conceptual tools to concrete business challenges be able to utilize intercultural competence be able to conduct an independent scientific research project, report and present it professionally be able to show a global, innovative, and sustainability-oriented mindset Degree Structure and Studies The Master's Programme in Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, MSc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), 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. Double Degree Studies MSIS programme offers students also a possibility for double degree studies. Students admitted to the double degree programme receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities. MSIS double degree partner universities are: St. Petersburg State University, Graduate School of Management, Russia Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University, Russia Students admitted to the Master's degree in the MSIS programme at LUT and on the other hand, students admitted to complete the Master's degree in above mentioned partner universities may apply for the double degree programme. LUT Students Applying to double degree studies The LUT School of Business and Management selects maximum 10 students for the MSIS double degree programme. The places are fulfilled in the order of accepted applications after the student has fulfilled all the application criteria. There are two possible admission channels to the MSIS double degree programme. The first one takes place in June, before the start of first year of studies and the second one is in September, during the first semester of MSIS studies. Please find further information about the double degree admission from the UNI-portal. Career Prospects You will study innovations from technological and economic perspectives. As a MSIS graduate, you will have the perfect set of knowledge and skills to work in firms that are interested in changing their business strategy to a more sustainable direction. You may find placement in consultancy, engineering companies, national or international companies, or research institutions. The double degree programme option provides additional skills to operate in the growing Russian market. 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Supply Management, MSM

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

Your studies will aggregate theories and concepts of business and technology and present recent applications and methods in the field, thus promoting your problem solving, decision making and analytical skills. You will gain special knowledge about the factors affecting designing supply strategies and interaction in value chain. The studies include interactive case studies, group works, independent exercises, literature studies and lectures. [+]

Supply management is a broad discipline that plays a critical role in the competitive success of businesses. Good and qualified logistics and supply chain managers are valued professionals in today's global and highly competitive markets. In this programme, you will learn theoretical and practical factors that are necessary for effective operations in supply management in today's global and highly competitive environment. Your will focus on the challenges of global sourcing, strategic supply management and cost effectiveness of a firm. During your studies, you will develop special skills and competencies and you will be given tools to explore and find responsible sources from global supply networks. Supply Management is a cross-functional activity of a firm that necessitates the ability to manage global value chains and a wide understanding of international business. Your studies will integrate disciplines of strategic management, international business, and supplier relationship management and collaboration in supply networks. The programme promotes sustainable value creation among firms in global markets. Your studies will aggregate theories and concepts of business and technology and present recent applications and methods in the field, thus promoting your problem solving, decision making and analytical skills. You will gain special knowledge about the factors affecting designing supply strategies and interaction in value chain. The studies include interactive case studies, group works, independent exercises, literature studies and lectures. During your studies, you will gain real-life competencies in various in-class activities: guest lectures, company assignments and case exercises. You will be also involved in research projects of supply management made for different companies. About 95% of the Master's theses are based on real-life business problems and are made for companies or public sector organisations. Intended Learning Outcomes Strategic supply management creates new possibilities for firms to gain knowledge, innovations and technologies by utilizing supply base. After completing the programme you will understand the strategic role of supply management and purchasing in global business and value creation know the main theories of managing supply, suppliers and value networks apply relevant methods and skills to manage logistical business processes and supplier relationships utilize strong analytical skills and apply tools required for professional practices recognize the global supply network risks and challenges follow the principles of responsible business and maintain high business ethics and moral in their work Degree Structures and Studies The Master's Programme in Supply Management is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, MSc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), which includes 120 ECTS credits. The studies of the programme connect two perspectives: the internal view to organize and align supply management according to firm's strategy, and the external view consisting of supplier relationship and supply network management. Double Degree Studies MSM programme offers students also a possibility for double degree studies. Students admitted to the double degree programme receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities. MSM double degree partner universities are: University of Twente, The Netherlands Higher School of Economics, Russia Students admitted to complete the Master's degree in the MSM programme at LUT and on the other hand, students admitted to complete the Master's degree in above mentioned partner universities may apply for the double degree programme. Career Prospects Nowadays, successful companies rely on the skills of supply management experts to keep their goods and services flowing to the marketplace quickly, efficiently, and as cost-effectively as possible. You will be opened up to many career opportunities. You can find specialist and management positions in both the public and private sectors, as well as in global and local companies in the fields of supply management, international business, logistics, supply chain management and consulting. Examples of such positions include global sourcing director, supply manager, category manager and strategic buyer. 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Sustainability Science and Solutions

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

In this master's programme you will develop interdisciplinary skills in technology, management, energy production, industrial and community by-product flows, environmental management and economics, and green chemistry. [+]

We all want to build a truly sustainable society. As the complexity and urgency of many sustainability problems increase, there is a growing need to contribute more effectively to problem solving. Recognising the sustainability challenges facing the world today, we want you to achieve a better understanding of integrated solutions to complex environmental problems. Solutions to these global challenges such as environmental sustainability calls for systems thinking. By understanding the broader context in which the challenges lie, we are able to identify more sustainable solutions. In this master's programme you will develop interdisciplinary skills in technology, management, energy production, industrial and community by-product flows, environmental management and economics, and green chemistry. You will learn to identify the challenges of sustainability and to view them in a multidisciplinary way, producing solutions, which cover all of the aspects of sustainability on a wide range in the society. You will study courses in renewable energy and energy efficiency, waste management, life cycle management, emission control and reduction, climate change, sustainable business and innovation. Your studies will be focused on industrial and corporate processes and practices, so you will acquire knowledge and skill sets to bring sustainability solutions to corporate and government sectors. Teaching and research are carried out in cooperation with companies, which is one of the key success factors in ensuring the practical application of new knowledge and theories in the real world. Intended Learning Outcomes Developing solutions to global challenges facing the world today is in the core of LUT expertise. After completing this master's programme you will have acquired comprehensive knowledge in developing solutions for big questions of our society, like promoting sustainable energy, managing water and environmental resources, fostering sustainable cities etc. You will receive knowledge and competencies necessary to develop the integrative methods needed to work across the disciplines on sustainability problems. You will: be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of relevant theories and techniques, problem-solving skills, and ability to independently use knowledge, equipment and tools for the design and development of practical applications. be able to work with others in groups. be able to logically think through a problem and solve it, to contribute to innovative thinking. Degree Structure and Studies The Master's Programme in Sustainability Science and Solutions 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 After having completed the studies, you will have good competencies to work in international and multidisciplinary environments. As a graduate, you may assume positions in industry, consultancy, regulatory agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, where growing interest in sustainability has created new employment opportunities. Students graduated from this programme got employed as Development Engineers, Environmental Experts, Environment Engineers, Project Engineers, Analysts, Environmental and Safety Consultants, Environmental Specialist at companies like Pöyry, Fortus, Bionova Consulting, LCA Consulting, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Granlund, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and Environment. 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Sustainable Production in Mechanical Engineering

Campus or Online Full time August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

During your studies, you will learn to see the possibilities and restrictions of sustainable production. You will develop skills, which enable 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. [+]

To develop more sustainable societies, we need to better understand how to respond to environmental, social and economic challenges and transform industrial behavior. Modern engineering design can be implemented by utilizing hundreds of different manufacturing techniques, which are the last links of the value chain before the product is released to the customer. Due to the changes of customers' needs based on their awareness of sustainable manufacturing methods and development of new advanced materials, new challenges are set on manufacturing industry. In this programme, you will get skills and knowledge, which are required to reform 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, which enable 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 fiber 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 programme will be available online. You will be able to participate to the programme according to the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) principle. Eligibility Completed Degree You are eligible to apply to this Master's Programme with one of the following degrees: Finnish university degree in Technology (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) Finnish degree in Technology from a University of Applied Sciences Bachelor's Degree in Technology completed outside of Finland; Provided that the degree gives a qualification for equivalent academic studies in the country in question. The degree must correspond to a Finnish lower university degree (Bachelor's Degree) in Technology in the extent (180 ECTS credits) and duration (3-4 years of full-time studies). The degree must include a minimum of 60 ECTS credits of studies in Technology. Specialist Degree in Technology from a Russian university included Master's Degree in Technology completed outside of Finland Finnish University Degree or a Finnish Polytechnic Master's Degree in a field other than Technology Additional Programme-Specific Requirements Kindly note that there is a requirement for a minimum of 24 ECTS credits of programme-specific studies required. 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. [-]

Master's Programme in Welded Metal Structures

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

In this master's programme you will get the newest and purposeful knowledge and expertize for 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 characterized by a strong desire to think differently and effect change in the world. The high level civilization in the world is based strongly on welded metal structures, which keep the constructions in shape and machines running. Design and production of those are one of the most fascinating engineering tasks. In this master's programme you will get the newest and purposeful knowledge and expertize for design and manufacturing of innovative, sustainable, competitive and safe welded metal structures for demanding applications, especially for dynamic loading or arctic conditions. The teaching combines theoretical studies and laboratory exercises in modern environment with advanced methods to ensure that you will have excellent skills for your future career in both academia and industry. You will learn from different teams of experts from laboratory of steel structures, welding and laser technologies who will bring the newest results of high-level research to you. Teaching and research are carried out in close cooperation with enterprises and other universities and research institutions. Eligibility Completed Degree You are eligible to apply to this Master's Programme with one of the following degrees: Finnish university degree in Technology (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) Finnish degree in Technology from a University of Applied Sciences (insinööri AMK tai insinööri Ylempi AMK) Bachelor's Degree in Technology completed outside of Finland; Provided that the degree gives a qualification for equivalent academic studies in the country in question. The degree must correspond to a Finnish lower university degree (Bachelor's Degree) in Technology in the extent (180 ECTS credits) and duration (3-4 years of full-time studies). The degree must include a minimum of 60 ECTS credits of studies in Technology. Specialist Degree in Technology from a Russian university included Master's Degree in Technology completed outside of Finland Finnish University Degree or a Finnish Polytechnic Master's Degree in a field other than Technology Additional Programme-Specific Requirements Kindly note that there is a requirement for a minimum of 24 ECTS credits of programme-specific studies required. 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. [-]

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