The availability and security of the electricity supply are global concerns in the continuing rise of energy production and consumption.
Electrical energy is now more than ever the answer to the world’s urgent energy challenges. Electrical energy is the crucial driver of efficiency and success in the energy transition towards a sustainable, truly industrial and consumer-oriented economy.
Electrical engineering is the largest and most diverse technological field in the world. Studies in the Master’s Programme in Electrical Engineering are wide-ranging and relevant to industry. You may choose to specialise in the conversion, use and control of electric systems or the electricity market and solar economy.
You will acquire extensive knowledge of how the industry works, and engineering skills and technological knowledge needed to design, assess and improve electrical systems. You will also develop the knowledge, skills and abilities that will facilitate intellectual, creative, responsive and professional growth, and lifelong learning for continuous improvement.
The programme in Electrical Engineeering provides a holistic view of the modern electric and power systems and their technological development.
After completing the Master’s programme, you will have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of electrical engineering.
As a graduate, you will be able to work independently and scientifically, acquire information and formulate solutions to complex problems and tasks.
You will acquire:
- professional skills in applying the essential theories of electrical engineering to practical electrotechnical applications; you can complement your degree with environmental or bioenergy related studies as well as business studies;
- knowledge of the ethical aspects of the field and its effects on society; you will be capable of critically assessing the future prospects of the field of electrical engineering;
- teamwork skills; you will learn to work as a member of a team and be able to organise, carry out and lead projects.
The degree programme also prepares you for postgraduate studies.
The programme includes core, advanced specialisation, minor and elective studies.
Core studies, 29 ECTS credits, include studies in mathematics, energy efficiency, and technology and the society, as well as laboratory assignments.
In advanced specialisation studies (min. 40 ECTS credits), students select one of the following:
- Solar Economy
- Control and Automation
- Control and Communication
- Power Electronics Design
- Electrical Drives
For students who have selected an advanced specialisation in Solar Economy, minor studies, min. 20 ECTS credits, can be selected freely from the minor subjects provided by LUT, but bio-energy technology or environmental responsibility are recommended. Students may also complete their minor studies at another university in Finland or abroad. For any other advanced specialisation field, minor studies are not compulsory.
Elective studies (to attain the full 120 ECTS credits) may include any courses offered by LUT.
The Master’s thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project completed during the fourth semester. The Master’s thesis requires approximately six months of full-time work.
Developing energy systems, energy-efficient technology, smart grids, electrifying transportation, and electricity markets employ Master’s level graduates in electrical engineering now and will continue to do so in the future.
New experts are needed for product development, sales, marketing and management. Your duties may include e.g. the design and production of electric devices, product development, technical sales or production management.
The need for engineers in electricity retail is also growing. Moreover, power plants are undergoing changes as private solar and wind power plants are increasing. In other words, graduates in electrical engineering have ample job opportunities in industry and the public sector.
LUT’s electrical engineering training has been the launching pad for a number of important actors and growing companies in the field, some of which are based in Lappeenranta. Job opportunities are available in large international corporations as well as small and medium-sized companies in the field.
You will also have a firm basis for doctoral studies in the field of your specialisation studies.