Master of Science in Technology
Study field
LUT School of Energy Systems
120 ECTS credits
2 years
Form of study
Contact teaching
Start date
When to apply
Regular admission
1 December 2022–18 January 2023
Rolling admission
1 November 2022–15 May 2023
Tuition fee
EUR 13 500/academic year (non EU/EEA students). Early bird discount and scholarships available.

The changes in technology concern the whole transportation system: road transportation, off-road machines, marine vessels and aviation.

Electrification can take place both directly and indirectly. Electrical drives, batteries, charging systems, smart grids and related automation and information systems are essential technologies in the direct electrification of new electric transportation systems.

Most road transportation vehicles and short shipping vessels can be electrified directly. Indirect electrification is needed e.g. for long-distance shipping, aviation and heavy road transportation.

This programme gives an overview of the technology and business in electric transportation systems. It also focuses on key technologies and skills related to electric transportation, such as electro-mechanical drive trains, power electronics, battery technology and related information technology. Also indirect electrification methods and e-fuel technologies are considered, and environmental impacts of different technology solutions are analysed.

You will receive a Master's degree in electrical engineering with a focus on electric transportation systems. With the expertise from this programme, you will be able to work in various expert positions in the electric transportation sector and also beyond it. Due to the emphasis on power electronics and electrical drives, you will also be fully capable to work in these industrial fields.

The Master's Programme in Electrical Transportation Systems suits applicants with a BSc degree in electrical engineering and those already in full-time work because it mainly utilises blended and hybrid teaching. Contact teaching will mainly be arranged on the Lahti campus on individual days at the end of the week.

Study objectives


Upon completion of the Master's Programme in Electric Transportation Systems, you will have a profound understanding of electrical transportation systems as a whole and be able to apply appropriate technology solutions in the technological development of future transportation systems.

Additionally, you will be able to describe information technologies related to transportation systems and apply them to, for example, the development of flexible charging systems.

As a graduate from this programme, you will be capable of independent scientific work, searching for information, and analytical problem solving. You will be able to work in teams and organise, carry out and lead projects, and will have the required communication skills for your job.

You will be aware of the ethical aspects of the field and its effects on society and be capable of critically assessing the future prospects of the field. You will be able to apply your knowledge in jobs related to product development, research and marketing as well as the management of these areas.

Degree structure and studies


The Master's Programme in Electric Transportation Systems takes two years and 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. Read more in the study guide.



Career prospects


As a graduate of the Master's Programme in Electric Transportation Systems, you may find employment in industry, public transport companies, energy companies, or municipal or governmental organisations.


Master's graduates from electrical engineering have found employment as project managers, product development managers, development directors, senior design engineers, research and development engineers, product developers or specialists.

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