To develop more sustainable societies, we need to understand better how to respond to environmental, social and economic challenges and transform industrial behavior.

Modern engineering design can be implemented by hundreds of different manufacturing techniques, which are the last links of the value chain before the product is released to the customer. The optimal order-delivery chain and profitable business can be guaranteed by choosing the appropriate manufacturing techniques together with professional usage of them.

The manufacturing industry faces new challenges as customers’ needs change due to increasing awareness of sustainable manufacturing methods and the development of new advanced materials. In this program, you will acquire skills and knowledge, required to reform the manufacturing industry and to increase its competitiveness through sustainable production design.

During your studies, you will learn to see the possibilities and restrictions of sustainable production. You will develop skills, enabling you to participate in demanding global development tasks of product and production design. You will be able to analyze challenging production tasks also by using simulation software.

You will acquire skills in the most common manufacturing techniques and their future vision. You will be familiarized with both traditional manufacturing of metal constructions and modern production which utilizes new fibre and composite based materials. Course topics will cover a wide range of production industry from food packaging to vehicle and civil industry.

All sessions of the program will be available online. You will be able to participate in the program according to the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) principle.

  • Key facts
    Degree: Master of Science in Technology
    Extent of studies: 120 credits
    Duration: 2 academic years
    Studies begin: September
    Language of instruction English
  • Objectives

    After completing this Master’s program, you will be ready to engage in modern, world-class manufacturing for a sustainable future.

    You will be able to work in teams and handle the interaction between product development, production, materials technology, design, construction, energy and process technology, and operational techniques.

    You will

    • be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of manufacturing as a whole and an essential part of the company business
    • have adopted the principles of the most common and widely used manufacturing processes
    • be able to work with others in task-orientated groups participating and interacting in the group in a productive manner
    • be able to logically think through existing manufacturing problems in daily use and solve them, to contribute to innovative thinking
    • be able to understand possibilities of automation and robots for manufacturing stages
    • be able to understand the meaning of material selection and design for manufacturing of products
    • be able to rethink existing manufacturing methods and generate innovative new methods for improving the whole factory concept and production
    • be able to well understand economy of manufacturing
  • Structure

    The program includes core studies, specialization studies, minor studies and elective studies.

    Core studies (34 ECTS credits) include topics on research methods, structural materials, industrial manufacturing processes, reliability engineering design, management and leadership skills.

    Specialization studies (55 ECTS credits) include topics on integration of production and product design, sustainable production and material selection and packaging technology.

    Minor studies (min. 20 ECTS credits) include three optional minor subjects in mechanical engineering: modern manufacturing, advanced digital laser based photonic production, advanced materials engineering and sustainability. Minor subject can also be selected from other minor subjects available.

    Elective studies (to attain the full 120 ECTS credits) can include any courses offered by LUT.

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

  • Career opportunities

    Manufacturing engineers play important roles in delivering innovations that take our world forward.

    You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work in different fields of the manufacturing industry, most typically in research, development, and innovation functions of mechanical engineering companies and equipment manufacturers.

    Other prospective positions include overseeing the construction of new factories, systems or processes, the import and sales of machinery, and supervising, teaching and testing positions.

    You may find placement in mechanical engineering, machine and device import, inspecting and testing industries, or education and research organisations. Graduates of this programme have found placement in companies like Outotec, UPM, Stora Enso, Metso, Wärtsilä, Kone, Konecranes, ABB, and VTT.

    Additionally, the skills of manufacturing engineers are increasingly in demand beyond the traditional mechanical engineering industry.

    You will also acquire a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programs.

  • GMAT/ GRE minimum scores

    Applicants for this program need to submit one of the following test results with the required minimum scores:

    (1) GRE Physics:

    Scaled score 560

    OR

    (2) GRE Physics:

    Verbal Reasoning 140

    Quantitative Reasoning 147

    Analytical Writing 3.0

    For more information of required documents, please go to the university page.

Quick facts

Semester starts:
September

Application deadline:
November 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019

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Tuition fee:
10,000€ / year

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