Degree structure and studies
The Master's Programme in Chemical Engineering and Water Treatment 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, specialisation, minor and elective studies.
Core studies, 1 ECTS credit, include orientation course to Ms. studies.
In Specialisation studies, min. 80 ECTS credits, student selects to specialise either in Chemical and Process Engineering or Water Treatment:
Chemical and Process Engineering (81 ECTS credits) specialisation includes studies on biorefineries, modelling of unit operations, process intensification, product design.
Water Treatment specialisation (80 ECTS credits) includes studies on solution chemistry, membrane technology, biological wastewater treatment, solid-liquid separation.
In Minor studies (20 ECTS credits), a student selects one of the following minors:
- Advanced Water Treatment (not for students specialising in Water Treatment)
- Advanced Process Engineering (not for students specialising in Chemical and Process Engineering)
- Biobased Chemical Engineering
- Advanced Chemistry.
Elective studies: student can choose any courses offered by LUT to attain 120 ECTS credits.
Double degree studies for students from the partner university
Students from the partner university 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.
Chemical Engineering programmes' double degree partner university is St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia.
Chemical and process engineers play important roles in delivering innovations that take our world forward.
Specialisation in Chemical and Process Engineering
You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work in different fields of the process industry, most typically in research, development, and innovation functions of chemical companies and equipment manufacturers.
Other prospective positions include overseeing the construction of new plants, assessing the safety and environmental issues, supervising plant operations, etc.
You might find placement in the chemical, biomass refining, food processing or metallurgical industries. Graduates of this programme have found jobs in companies such as Outotec, UPM, Stora Enso, Norilsk Nickel, Orion Pharma, Dow, Kemira.
Additionally, the skills of chemical engineers are increasingly in demand outside the traditional process industry. You will also acquire a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programmes.
Specialisation in Water Treatment:
You will acquire practical skills and learn the latest information about the chemical engineering approach to water treatment. You will train to work in international, multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.
You may find placement in:
- the chemical and process industry (users of 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.
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)