Energy is the defining challenge of the 21st century. Finding solutions to important global challenges to help achieve an affordable, sustainable and clean supply of global energy is a core task for LUT.

The future energy challenge calls for new supplies of affordable sustainable energy. Making greater use of the available spectrum of varying renewable energy systems is a way to meet the climate change challenge while helping to secure the availability of energy supplies to us all.

Do you want to develop and apply clean and effective energy technologies that will change the world? In the Master’s Program in Bioenergy Systems you will learn how to produce energy safely, economically and using low-emission technology, as well as by utilizing renewable energy sources.

You will study several subjects such as bioenergy production and refining technologies, bioenergy end-use technologies and the international trade of biofuels. 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.

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

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

    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
    • communicate and act in academic and research environment
    • work as specialist in energy technology.
  • Structure

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

    Core studies (17-18 ECTS credits) include courses on maintenance management, bio-energy, technology and society, turbo-machinery.

    Specialization studies (102 ECTS credits). Specialization studies include obligatory and elective studies:

    Obligatory specialization studies (59 ECTS credits) include courses on energy systems engineering, bio-energy technology solutions, energy economics, steam boilers.

    Elective specialization studies (43 ECTS credits) include courses on district heating, advanced modelling for transport phenomena, steam turbines, renewable energy technology.

    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.

    Double degree studies for LUT degree students

    The Bioenergy Systems Program also offers students a possibility for double degree studies. Students admitted to the double degree program receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities involved.

    Students admitted to complete the master’s degree in the master’s program at LUT may apply for the double degree program with the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University.

  • Career opportunities

    After graduation, you will understand the benefits and drawbacks of different bio-energy generation technologies and will be able to design small-scale bio-energy systems.

    LUT’s master’s programs work in close co-operation with companies and public institutions. As a result, more than 70 % of all projects work during studies and master’s thesis are assigned by companies or public institutions. In many cases, this co-operation results in employment opportunities for students.

Quick facts

Semester starts:

Application period:
October 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019


Tuition fee:
11 000 € / year

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