Master of Science in Technology
Study field
Area of study
Software Engineering
LUT School of Engineering Sciences
120 ECTS credits
2 years
Form of study
Contact teaching
Tuition fee
EUR 9 000/academic year for non EU/EEA students. No tuition fees for EU/EEA students.
Additional info
Triple degree Erasmus Mundus Master's programme between LUT University in Finland (LUT), University L'Aquila in Italy (UnivAq) and Vrije Universtiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands (VUA). You will start in Italy (semester 1) and continue in Finland (semester 2) and the Netherlands (semester 3). For your Master's thesis in semester 4, you may select one of the thesis positions offered by our partners.

The Erasmus Mundus Master's Programme Software Engineers for Green Deal (SE4GD) educates software engineers with a sustainable mindset to tackle sustainability challenges. These experts will be able to innovate, design and implement software-based solutions with a sustainable effect for local and global contexts. Our graduates will have an impact on individuals, societies, industries and governments through new, responsible ways of developing systems.

The programme focuses on sustainable development through the use of software solutions. It emphasises human aspects in sustainability, develops the education aspects of sustainability with a social perspective, and educates ICT professionals with advanced sustainability knowledge, skills and competences.

The programme also emphasises the employability of the students by developing their career skills throughout the programme. Thus, the programme aims for learning outcomes in both hard and soft skills.

What will you learn in the programme?

Sustainable development goals banner on a brick wall

The programme aims to educate a new generation of software engineers who will emphasise the sustainability of software as well as the sustainability effects of software on society.

After the completion of the Master's programme, you will have acquired:

  • knowledge and understanding of sustainable development challenges and environmental limitations (i.e. a sustainable mindset) in relation to the engineering and digitalisation of services;
  • skills in identifying both technical and social needs in relation to sustainable development challenges, and in the design and execution of the right, impactful decisions on software development;
  • competence in designing, evaluating, and adapting software, software development processes and software development tools to tackle the identified sustainable development challenges;
  • a professional network around the world, providing you links to local and global sustainability challenges and societies trying to solve them.

Degree structure and studies


The Master's Programme Software Engineers for Green Deal is a two-year programme.

After completing the programme, you will receive three degrees from three universities: Master of Science in Technology (software engineering), Master of Computer Science and Master of Science in Computer Science (software engineering and green IT). ´The programme is 120 ECTS credits.

The programme is divided into four semesters.



Career prospects


The Master's Programme Software Engineers for Green Deal will train you for traditional software engineer positions, specialist roles or project and team leader positions.


The programme will also enable you to conduct research and pursue an academic career.

Possible jobs for graduates are sustainability consultant, software developer, software architect, user experience specialist, etc.

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