Master's Programme in Bioenergy Systems

LUT University

Program Description

Master's Programme in Bioenergy Systems

LUT University

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

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

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

Intended learning outcomes

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

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

Degree structure and studies

The Master's Programme in Bioenergy Systems is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.

The programme includes core and specialisation studies.

Core studies (17-18 ECTS credits) include courses on maintenance management, bioenergy, technology and society, turbomachinery.

Specialisation studies (102 ECTS credits). Specialisation studies include obligatory and elective studies:

Obligatory specialisation studies (59 ECTS credits) include courses on energy systems engineering, bioenergy technology solutions, energy economics, steam boilers.

Elective specialisation studies (43 ECTS credits) include courses on district heating, advanced modelling for transport phenomena, steam turbines, renewable energy technology.

The Master's thesis and seminar, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of specialisation 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 programme.

Double degree studies for LUT degree students

The programme also offers students 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 involved.

Students admitted to complete the Master's degree in this Master's programme at LUT may apply for the double degree programme with the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University.

Double degree studies for students from partner universities

Students from partner 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.

The programme's double degree partner universities are:

  • Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia
  • St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia
  • Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia

How to Apply

You can apply to this Master's programme through either the rolling or the regular admission process:

  • Rolling Admission (1 October 2018−31 May 2019)
  • Regular Admission (3 December 2018−23 January 2019)
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated December 4, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
10,000 EUR
for Non-EU/EEA students
Information
Deadline
Jan. 23, 2019
(Regular Admission). May 31, 2019 (Rolling Admission).
Locations
Finland - Lappeenranta
Start date : Aug. 2019
Application deadline Jan. 23, 2019
(Regular Admission). May 31, 2019 (Rolling Admission).
End date Request Info
Dates
Aug. 2019
Finland - Lappeenranta
Application deadline Jan. 23, 2019
(Regular Admission). May 31, 2019 (Rolling Admission).
End date Request Info