The availability and security of the electricity supply are global concerns in the continuing rise of energy production and consumption.
Electrical energy is now more than ever the answer to the world's urgent energy challenges. Electrical energy is the crucial driver of efficiency and success in the energy transition towards a sustainable, truly industrial and consumer-oriented economy.
Electrical engineering is the largest and most diverse technological field in the world. Studies in the Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering are wide-ranging and relevant to the industry. You may choose to specialise in the conversion, use and control of electric systems or the electricity market and solar economy.
You will acquire extensive knowledge of how the industry works, and engineering skills and technological knowledge needed to design, assess and improve electrical systems. You will also develop the knowledge, skills and abilities that will facilitate intellectual, creative, responsive and professional growth and lifelong learning for continuous improvement.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the Master's programme you will have acquired comprehensive knowledge in electrical engineering.
This Master's programme provides a holistic view of the modern electric and power systems and their technological development.
As a graduate, you will be able to work independently and scientifically, acquire information and formulate solutions to complex problems and tasks. You will be aware of ethical aspects of the field and its effects on society, and be capable of critically assessing the future prospects of the field of electrical engineering.
You will be able to apply the essential theories of electrical engineering to practical electrotechnical applications. In addition to electrotechnical competences, you may complement your professional skills with environmental or bioenergy related studies.
Degree structure and studies
The Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering 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, specialisation, minor and elective studies.
Core studies (minimum of 19 ECTS credits) include studies in energy efficiency, and technology and the society, as well as laboratory assignments.
In specialisation studies (minimum of 70 ECTS credits), students select two or three of the following elective modules:
- Electricity Market 22-23 ECTS credits
- Electrical Drives 25 ECTS credits
- Power Electronics 19 ECTS credits
- Design of Electrical Machines 24 ECTS credits
- Electric Conversion Systems 20 ECTS credits
- Solar Economy 18-21 ECTS credits
- Control and Automation 23 ECTS credits
- Embedded Systems 20 ECTS credits
The Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of specialisation studies. The thesis is an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. Students complete it during their fourth semester.
Minor studies (minimum of 20 ECTS credits) can be selected freely from the minor subjects provided by LUT, or they can be completed in another domestic or foreign university.
Elective studies (to attain the full 120 ECTS credits) may include any courses offered by LUT.
Double degree studies for students from partner universities
Students from partner universities are able to study as double degree students 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.
In the double degree studies, students choose the electricity market and solar energy, electric drives or control engineering as their specialisation.
The Electrical Engineering programme's double degree partner universities are:
- Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia
- Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia
- St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Russia
- St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia
- Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
Developing energy systems, energy-efficient technology, smart grids, electrifying transportation, and electricity markets employ Master's level graduates in electrical engineering now and will continue to do so in the future.
New experts are needed for product development, sales, marketing and management. Your duties may include e.g. the design of electric devices and their production, product development, technical sales or production management.
The need for engineers in electricity retail is also growing. Moreover, power plants are undergoing changes as private solar and wind power plants are increasing. In other words, graduates in electrical engineering have ample job opportunities in the industry and the public sector.
LUT's electrical engineering training has been the launching pad for a number of important actors and growing companies in the field, some of which are based in Lappeenranta. Job opportunities are available in large international corporations as well as small and medium-sized companies in the field.
You will also have a firm basis for doctoral studies in the field of your specialisation studies.
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You can apply to this Master's programme through either the rolling or the regular admission process:
- Regular admission: 2 December 2019-22 January 2020
- Rolling admission: 1 October 2019-31 May 2020