Master of Science in Technology
Study field
LUT School of Engineering Sciences
120 ECTS credits
2 years
Form of study
Contact teaching
Tuition fee
EUR 13 500/academic year (non EU/EEA students). Early bird and scholarships available.
Additional info
Early admission for studies that start in autumn 2024 will be open from 15 October to 15 November 2023 for students who have completed a previous degree outside of Finland.

The programme’s next regular admission for studies that start in autumn 2024 will be open from 1 December 2023 to 17 January 2024.
EUR-ACE.and ASIIN accredited programs


EUR-ACE® and ASIIN are quality labels for engineering degree programmes at the Bachelor and Master level. The programmes were accredited in 2011 for the first time and the re-accreditation took place in 2017.


Chemical engineering skills are essential in developing processing technology that is not detrimental to the environment. This might include tasks such as developing novel processes that are energy and raw material efficient, or processes to recirculate wastes to valuable products.

Chemical engineering combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and economics, aiming to turn raw materials into chemical products. These products include, for instance, fuels, commodities, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and food.

In this programme, you will learn the basic skills necessary in the modern chemical and process industry. The programme also covers many scientific and technological areas that are essential for human well-being, a clean environment, and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Study objectives


In this Master's programme, you will obtain sufficient scientific and technological knowledge for a career in chemical engineering in different fields of the process industry.

During your studies, you will be able to create new sustainable solutions as a response to major global challenges. You will learn to create, design, develop and promote innovations and new technology and to work in an international team.

You will possess a unique set of skills for creating sustainable, environmentally friendly chemical processes and products. You will also become a competent professional in the rapidly developing, multidisciplinary area of environmental protection, and you will be eligible to continue your studies in doctoral programmes.

As a graduate, you will have:

  • skills that are required in the modern chemical and process industry, such as the ability to design new sustainable products and processes utilising professional simulation tools;
  • competence for a successful industrial chemical engineering career; you will learn analytical thinking and problem solving, solutions to environmental issues, and teamwork on projects, and discover new business opportunities related to cost and profitability analysis;
  • a professional network through practical assignments with industrial companies on courses such as projects of product and process design, which solve design problems received from industry partners.

Degree structure and studies


The Master's Programme in Chemical Engineering a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.

The programme includes core, advanced specialisation, minor and elective studies as well as a Master's thesis.



Career prospects


Chemical and process 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 process industry, for chemical companies, and for equipment manufacturers, most typically in research, development, design and operation.

Other prospective positions include overseeing the construction of new plants, assessing safety and environmental issues, and supervising plant operations.



You may find employment in the chemical, biomass refining, food processing or metallurgical industries. Graduates of this programme have found jobs in companies such as Outotec, UPM, Stora Enso, Norilsk Nickel, Orion Pharma, Dow, and Kemira.

Additionally, the skills of chemical engineers are increasingly in demand outside the traditional process industry, for example in the energy sector.

You will also obtain a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programmes.

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