Energy is the defining challenge of the 21st century. Making greater use of the renewable energy systems available is a way to meet the climate change challenge while helping to secure the availability of energy supplies for us all.
Bioenergy will be a significant part of clean and feasible energy systems in the future, and its use is increasing globally. When utilizing bioenergy, one must ensure that it is sustainable and feasible.
This Master’s program gives you skills needed for this, from the feed stock of fuels to harvesting and thermal conversion to electricity and heat.
In this program, you will learn how to produce energy safely, economically, and using low-emission technology and renewable energy sources.
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.
Green energy and technology is in the core of LUT’s expertise.
In this program, you will learn how to produce energy safely and economically.
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
The program includes core and specialization studies.
Core studies include courses on maintenance management, bio-energy, technology and society, turbo-machinery.
Specialization studies. Specialization studies include obligatory and elective studies:
Obligatory specialization studies include courses on energy systems engineering, bio-energy technology solutions, energy economics, steam boilers.
Elective specialization studies include courses on district heating, advanced modelling for transport phenomena, steam turbines, renewable energy technology.
The Master’s thesis and seminar are part of specialization studies.
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.
Graduates may find specialist positions in, for instance, design and product development, production and operation, management, sales and marketing, research and education, and public authorities and organisations.