Electric transportation systems are emerging worldwide to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
The changes in technology concern the whole transportation system – road transportation, off-road machines, marine vessels and aviation.
Electrification can take place both directly and indirectly. Electrical drives, batteries, charging systems, smart grids and related automation and information systems are essential technologies in the direct electrification of new electric transportation systems. Most road transportation vehicles and short shipping vessels can be electrified directly. Indirect electrification is needed e.g. for long-distance shipping, aviation and heavy road transportation.
This program from LUT University gives an overview of the technology and business in electric transportation systems. It also focuses on key technologies and skills related to electric transportation, such as electro-mechanical drive trains, power electronics, battery technology and related information technology. Also indirect electrification methods and e-fuel technologies are considered, and environmental impacts of different technology solutions are analyzed.
Graduates receive a Master’s degree in electrical engineering with a specific focus on electric transportation systems. With the expertise from this program, graduates will be able to work in various expert positions related to the electric transportation sector.
The Master’s Program in Electrical Transportation Systems suits applicants with a BSc degree in electrical engineering and those already in full-time work because it mainly utilizes blended and hybrid teaching. Contact teaching will be mainly arranged on the Lahti campus on individual days at the end of the week. Laboratory work will be organized in Lappeenranta during a few contact days.
The Master’s Program in Electric Transportation Systems is a two-year program. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.
- The program includes core, advanced specialization, minor and elective studies as well as a Master’s thesis.
- Core studies, 26 ECTS credits, include an introduction to electrical transmission systems, tools for further studies, laboratory working, and an internship.
- Advanced specialization studies, min. 40 ECTS credits, include courses on topics such as smart grids, electrochemical energy storages, enabling an energy internet, electrical drives and embedded system programming.
- Recommended minor studies, min 20 credits, include circular economy or business studies.
- Elective studies can be chosen from any discipline at LUT to complement your studies.
- The Master’s thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project during the program’s fourth semester. The Master’s thesis requires approximately six months of full-time work.
As a graduate of the Master’s Program in Electric Transportation Systems, you may find employment in industry, public transport companies, energy companies, or municipal or governmental organizations.
Master’s graduates from electrical engineering have gone on to become:
- project managers
- product development managers
- development directors
- senior design engineers
- research and development engineers
- product developers
The admission requirements for the program can found on the university page.