Master's Programme in Computational Engineering and Technical Physics

Lappeenranta University of Technology

Program Description

Master's Programme in Computational Engineering and Technical Physics

Lappeenranta University of Technology

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.


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, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.

The programme includes core studies, specialisation studies, minor studies, language studies and elective studies.

Core studies (7 - 14 ECTS credits) include courses on technical computing, design of experiments and research methods.

Specialisation studies (70 - 74 ECTS credits). You can study one of the three specialisations in this Master' programme: Technomathematics, Intelligent Computing or Technical Physics.

TECHNOMATHEMATICS include studies on topics such as modelling and simulation systems, financial models, risk analysis and decision support systems, and intelligent data analysis.

INTELLIGENT COMPUTING include studies on topics such as digital imaging, image processing and analysis, pattern recongition, and machine and computer vision.

TECHNICAL PHYSICS include studies on topics such as material physics, nanophysics, applied optics, and microelectronics.

Minor studies (20 ECTS credits) can be selected from any minors offered by LUT.

Language studies (4 ECTS credits), studies from the same language.

Elective studies (15 - 20 ECTS credits) can be selected from any disciplines at LUT.

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 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.

Computational Engineering and Technical Physics programme's double degree partner universities are:

  • Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia
  • Petrozavodsk State University, Russia
  • South Ural State University, Russia
  • Southern Federal University, Russia
  • St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Russia
  • St. Petersburg University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Russia
  • St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Physics, Russia
  • National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Ukraine

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 31, 2017
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