Modern mechanical engineering is a combination of innovative, purposeful, and creative product development, a wide range of computer-aided design technologies, and techno-economically efficient production methodologies integrated with the utilization and development of advanced materials.

Machines have enabled many imposing and magnificent ideas and have facilitated a multitude of challenging functions. Machine science and its traditional findings form the basis for other engineering sciences.

Machine science is characterized by a strong desire to think differently and effect change in the world.

The Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering at LUT University offers several unique multi-disciplinary specialization packages, such as digital engineering, industrial design, hybrid materials and additive manufacturing, which support traditional mechanical engineering.

The program provides you with great opportunities to build your own personal study plan by freely selecting two of eight available specialization packages and some elective courses.

You will build your own study plan from the following specializations:

  • digital engineering
  • robotics and mechatronics
  • laser processing and additive manufacturing
  • welding production and metallurgy
  • steel structures
  • composites and hybrid materials
  • industrial design engineering
  • sustainable manufacturing processes.

This program gives you unique knowledge, skills and competencies in mechanical engineering and leadership and management skills required in industrial positions.

Semester starts

Autumn 2024

Degree info

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

Edunation application period

Regular Admission:
• 24.11.2023 - 12.01.2024
Early Admission:
• 06.10.2023 - 10.11.2023

As a graduate of this program, you will understand the applications of mechanical engineering in different specialization areas and know how to combine them to form multidisciplinary knowledge, skills and competences.

You will acquire:

  • competence to think through industrial research and development problems logically and solve them to contribute to critical and innovative thinking in different areas of mechanical engineering;
  • professional skills that enable you to understand the needs and special features in mechanical engineering design, IoT, automatized and robotized production and manufacture of products, material selection and modeling and reliability-based design, and business-oriented project work; you will learn to utilize fully digitized design, simulation and production environments for different areas of mechanical engineering including sustainability aspects;
  • multidisciplinary teamwork skills that enable you to participate and interact in task-orientated engineering groups in a productive manner and lead and manage design projects.

The program includes core, advanced specialization and elective studies.

Core studies, 35 ECTS credits, are composed of general and engineering studies. General studies include courses in research methods and leadership and management. Engineering studies focus on principles of manufacturing processes, reliability based design, material selection, the simulation of mechatronic machines, and engineering in a digitized environment.

In advanced specialization studies, 50 ECTS credits, you will select two of the following course packages:

  • composites and hybrid materials
  • digital engineering
  • industrial design engineering
  • laser processing and additive manufacturing
  • robotics and mechatronics
  • steel structures
  • sustainable manufacturing processes
  • welding production and metallurgy.

The studies in composites and hybrid materials focus on areas such as composites, advanced metallic materials, ceramics, carbon-based materials, polymers and biopolymers and minerals to be utilized in applications of mechanical engineering.

Digital engineering gives a thorough overview of simulator-driven design and manufacturing technologies. These technologies are used in every part of a product life cycle, enhancing the potential for new business models and increasing competitiveness.

The industrial design engineering specialization integrates design, technology and material aspects. This package is for students who are interested in designing solutions for real-life problems. It prepares students to view problems from multiple perspectives, to respond through innovative solutions, and to take part actively in multidisciplinary projects.

By choosing laser processing and additive manufacturing, students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of laser processing and additive manufacturing and their features in different industrial applications. Students will also be able to design and analyze different aspects required in laser processing and additive manufacturing and know-how to apply them to demanding applications and energy-efficient solutions.

Robotics and mechatronics gives an overview of engineering tools and methods to design and implement autonomous manufacturing systems. The specialization demonstrates the design, selection and implementation of modern motion control and robotic systems by utilizing modern digital tools to compose semi- or fully autonomous industrial production systems.

The steel structures package educates experts in the design, analysis and fabrication of advanced steel structures for demanding applications and energy efficient solutions.

Sustainable manufacturing processes gives insights into a wide range of manufacturing technologies essential for transforming raw materials into final products. The competitiveness of companies is based on the capability, flexibility, and productivity of manufacturing, taking design for manufacturing and assembly into consideration.

The welding production and metallurgy specialization package comprises digitized welding and welding production, advanced welding processes and equipment, the overall development and quality of welding production, and welding metallurgy and weldability. This package provides knowledge for working in different fields of the manufacturing industry related to modern welded applications and sustainable solutions.

In elective studies, 5 ECTS credits, you will study advanced mathematics and languages.

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.

The program offers graduates excellent career prospects in a broad field of mechanical engineering-related industries and provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to undertake doctoral studies.

The program aims to give to students both strong professional know-how in mechanical engineering and good leadership and management skills for industrial positions.

Graduates typically build careers as e.g.

  • design managers
  • production managers
  • CEOs
  • experts in a specific area of mechanical engineering
  • researchers or scientists
  • project managers.

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

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


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