Mechanical Engineering, Packaging Technology

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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.

Completed DegreeYou are eligible to apply to this Master's Programme with one of the following degrees in the relevant or closely relevant field of study:B.Sc. in Technology or Engineering from a Finnish or foreign universityBachelor's Degree from a Finnish University of Applied Sciences (AMK)Spetsialist Degree from a Russian universityApplying as UndergraduateIn case you are still studying or waiting to graduate, you are eligible to apply, but you must have completed your degree and mailed an officially certified copy of your Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records together with the official translations (if applicable), to Lappeenranta University of Technology / LUT Admissions Services by July 16, 2014.Proficiency in EnglishYou are required to present a language test certificate as a proof of your English language skills. One of the following English language test with the respective minimum scores is required:Academic TOEFL 80 iBT or 550 PBTAcademic IELTS 6.0PTE Academic 54CAE or CPE; level A, B or CNOTE: A language certificate from your home university is not accepted.A language test certificate is not required from you if you have:Completed your degree in a Finnish university or university of applied sciences in Finnish, Swedish or English.Completed your degree in English in a member state of the EU/EEA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the U.S.A. The fact that the language of education was English, must be mentioned in the degree certificate, appendix, transcript or in a separate official document provided by the institution of higher education.Your language test result has to be valid throughout the whole application period - meaning, that in case of your language test result should expire even for only one day before the application deadline, you will need to have a new language test certificate.TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic language test certificates are valid for two years from the date of taking the test. CAE and CPE language tests must have been completed in 2005 or later, and their results are valid indefinitely. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80


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.

Scholarship Programmes

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.

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