Energy is the defining challenge of the 21st century. Making greater use of the renewable energy systems available is a way to meet the climate change challenge while helping to secure the availability of energy supplies for us all.

Bioenergy systems will be a significant part of clean and feasible energy systems in the future, and its use is increasing globally. When utilizing bioenergy, one must ensure that it is sustainable and feasible.

This Master’s program at LUT University gives you the skills needed for this, from the feedstock of fuels to harvesting and thermal conversion to electricity and heat.

In this program, you will learn how to produce energy safely, economically, and using low-emission technology and renewable energy sources.

The subject is well suited for students who have a basic knowledge of energy technology from their bachelor’s studies, such as flow theory and thermodynamics, and wish to become professionals in bioenergy systems.

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Degree info

  • Master of Science in Technology
  • Campus: Lappeenranta
  • 2 academic years / 120 ECTS
  • Language of instructions: English
  • Tuition fee: 13 500€ / academic year

Edunation application period

26.10.2020 – 30.5.2021


Green energy and technology is at the core of LUT’s expertise.

In the Bioenergy Systems program, you will learn how to produce energy safely and economically.

After completing this Master’s program, 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
  • investigate and design small-scale bio-energy systems
  • understands what prerequisites various bio-fuels sets for their utilization (processes and equipment)
  • take part in strategic planning at a national level to increase the use of bio-energy nationally
  • understands and to explain the benefits and drawbacks of different bioenergy generation technologies
  • manage and organize both national and international projects
  • design energy technology related equipment, plants, processes and systems

Bioenergy Systems programme includes core, advanced specialisation, minor and elective studies.

Core studies, 26 ECTS credits, include courses on bioenergy, technology and society, and energy economics.

Advance specialisation studies, 42-65 ECTS credits, include compulsory and alternative studies:

Compulsory studies: energy systems engineering, bioenergy technology solutions, energy economics, steam boilers, fluid machinery, power plant design.
Alternative studies: district heating, advanced modelling of transport phenomena, energy scenarios, steam turbines, renewable energy technology, design of fluid machinery.

Minor studies, 0-32 ECTS credits, include topics in environmental responsibility, modelling of energy systems, bio-based chemical engineering.

In elective studies, you can choose any discipline at LUT.

The Master’s thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project completed during the fourth semester. The Master’s thesis is a part of the advanced specialisation studies, which requires approximately six months of full-time work.

Career opportunities

The programme provides you 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.

The already expansive energy sector is growing globally, but in addition, it is changing to respond to global challenges. Our graduates have the skills to not only cope with the transition but to be its drivers. There is a constant need for new experts with the latest skills and understanding about the technologies available currently and in the future.

Our graduates work in many walks of life. However, they most typically work in research and development, energy production and/or sales, or as sales engineers, managers, consultants and civil servants. Globally, the energy sector is extensive, and there are plenty of opportunities to work in large companies, SMEs, governmental institutions or NGOs.

Graduates may find specialist positions in, for instance, design and product development, production and operation, management, sales and marketing, research and education, and public authorities and organisations.

Admission criteria

The admission requirements for the program can found on the university page.

Tuition fee & scholarships

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can found on the university page.


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