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The Master's programme in Mechanical Engineering has been running since 2003, and our first foreign students graduated in 2005. The objective of this Master of Science programme is to educate experts in their own areas by providing students with the latest knowledge and a modern learning environment. LUT Mechanical Engineering extensive contacts with local, national and international industrial partners and research centres ensures that the subjects taught and methods used in teaching are up-to-date and reflect the needs of the modern high technology industry.
The programme maintains a balance between classroom lectures and laboratory and design work without forgetting the problem formulation and solving skills that are essential for any engineering discipline. It strives to develop creativity, professional independence, leadership, and the capacity for continuing professional and intellectual growth.
Look through the whole value chain of the packaging industry.
In the "Packaging Technology" major, the emphasis is on packaging materials, converting and packaging technologies, and the skills needed in the entire packaging chain. These major studies are taught as intensive education and can be pursued alongside full-time work. This programme is recommended especially for persons already working in packaging-related businesses or wishing to pursue a career in an industry dealing with packaging.
Although packaging-related courses exist in many Nordic universities, "Packaging Technology" is the only Master's level programme for packaging that leads to the M.Sc. degree. The objective of this programme is to educate experts in packaging materials, converting and packaging technologies, and the skills to work in production, development, sales and marketing functions throughout the entire packaging chain. Graduates obtain work as experts in product development and design, management of design and production projects, and technical sales in international business.
Degree structure and studies
In the Master's degree programme in Mechanical Engineering, there is a possibility to select between two majors, the major in Design and Manufacturing or the major in Packaging Technology. The major in "Design and Manufacturing" corresponds to 120 ECTS credits and two years of full-time studies.
The major in "Packaging Technology" is a part-time programme leading to the degree of Master of Science in Technology. Teaching is organized as intensive teaching periods (4-5 days at a time) during the academic year. Students have two years (90 ECTS credits) of coursework, and the Master's thesis (30 ECTS credits) will be conducted after the other courses have been completed. Both majors in the programme lead to the degree of Master of Science in Technology.
The degree structure of 120 ECTS consists of:
- general studies: 11-13 ECTS credits
- major subject studies: minimum 60 ECTS credits
- minor subject studies: 20 ECTS credits
- elective studies: minimum 27-29 ECTS credits.
Professionals and experts in their own field
The programme provides the foundation for both constructive design and production-oriented tasks and a variety of tasks in the packaging field. The professional tasks may include, for example, product development and design, management of design and production projects, and technical sales in both domestic and international business.
The professional scope often includes tasks in education, research and marketing as well as specialist responsibilities in technical inspection and project management. The programme also provides students with knowledge and skills for scientific doctoral studies in the field of mechanical engineering.
Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) offers international degree students a limited number of scholarships in three different categories:
- Tuition Fee Scholarship, covering 25-100 % of the tuition fee (if applicable)
- Full Scholarship, covering the tuition fee and living expenses
- Living Cost Scholarship, covering the living costs
The scholarships are based on academic excellence and/or the need for financial aid to support the studies at LUT.
LUT General Scholarship Program
The scholarships offer you the possibility of being financially supported during your period of study at LUT. The aim of the LUT general scholarship program is to help you with your tuition fee or to get financial support for your living expenses in adequately completing your studies at LUT. The student applies for a scholarship in one of the categories mentioned above, while LUT takes care of granting the possible scholarship from this programme.
Partnership Scholarship Program for Russian Universities
The aim of the scholarship program is to create more extensive cooperation between LUT and a number of Russian universities on education and research and to strengthen these networks, as well as to transfer knowledge between the Finnish and Russian economies.
Students coming from these Russian universities do not have to specifically apply for this particular scholarship. The student applies for a scholarship in one of the categories mentioned above, while LUT takes care of granting the possible scholarship from this programme whenever the student becomes eligible for this scholarship.
The Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Award
The Fulbright student award competition is open to students from the U.S. who have at least a Bachelor's degree. The Fulbright scholarship has its own application process, application period and criteria.