Knowledge of energy conversion is essential for designing energy systems for a sustainable future.
In the programme, you will deepen your knowledge, skills, and competencies in energy technology, e.g. energy economics, environmental impacts, savings and emissions, renewable energy sources, and power plant processes.
After graduating, you will be able to analyse, design and select energy conversion processes for different applications, taking technological, economic, environmental and societal aspects into account.
Intended learning outcomes
Green energy and technology are in the core of LUT's expertise.
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
- manage and organise both national and international projects
- design energy technology related equipment, plants, processes and systems
- communicate and act in academic and research environments
- work as a specialist in energy technology.
Degree structure and studies
The Master's Programme in Energy Conversion 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 (20-23 ECTS credits) include courses on technology and society, turbomachinery and steam boilers.
Specialisation studies (100 ECTS credits). Specialisation studies include obligatory and elective studies:
Obligatory specialisation studies (55 ECTS credits) include courses on turbomachinery in renewable energy, maintenance management, energy systems engineering, and steam turbines.
Elective specialisation studies (42 ECTS credits) include courses on bioenergy and energy use in the forest industry, turbulence models, computational fluid dynamics, energy economics, renewable energy technology, and nuclear power plant engineering.
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 and triple degree studies for LUT degree students
The programme also offers students a possibility for double or triple degree studies. Students admitted to the double or triple degree programme receive a degree certificate from two or three universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of all 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 or the triple degree programme with the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University and Leibniz Universität Hannover.
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
The programme's triple degree partner universities are Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University and Leibniz Universität Hannover.
In the programme, you will have access to the latest information about the 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 organisations.
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)