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.
Electrical energy is now more than ever the answer to the world's urgent energy challenges. Electrical energy is the crucial driver of efficiency and success in the energy transition towards a sustainable, truly industrial and consumer-oriented economy.
Electrical engineering is the largest and most diverse technological field in the world. Studies in the Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering are wide-ranging and relevant to industry. You may choose to specialise in the conversion, use and control of electric systems or the electricity market and solar economy.
You will acquire extensive knowledge of how the industry works, and engineering skills and technological knowledge needed to design, assess and improve electrical systems. You will also develop the knowledge, skills and abilities that will facilitate intellectual, creative, responsive and professional growth, and lifelong learning for continuous improvement.
What will you learn in the programme?
This master's programme provides a holistic view of the modern electric and power systems and their technological development.
After completing the master's programme, you will have acquired comprehensive knowledge of electrical engineering.
As a graduate, you will be able to work independently and scientifically, acquire information and formulate solutions to complex problems and tasks.
You will acquire:
- professional skills in applying the essential theories of electrical engineering to practical electrotechnical applications; you can complement your degree with environmental or bioenergy related studies as well as business studies;
- knowledge of the ethical aspects of the field and its effects on society; you will be capable of critically assessing the future prospects of the field of electrical engineering;
- teamwork skills; you will learn to work as a member of a team and be able to organise, carry out and lead projects.
The degree programme also prepares you for scientific doctoral studies.
Degree structure and studies
The Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering is 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. Read more in this academic year’s curriculum.
Quality of education
The high quality of education is one of the most important principles on which we will not compromise. International programme accreditations ensure the continuous development of our education and the international recognition of the degrees of our graduates. LUT University was one of the world’s top 300 universities in the autumn 2023 THE World University Rankings, which is one of the most highly regarded university ranking systems.
The systematic quality assurance procedures that we have developed over a long period guarantee the high quality of our degree programmes and the strong competence of our graduates in the future labour market. The underpinning elements of our education quality are the contents of our degree programmes, which are based on innovations of scientific research and the needs of the working world, and active student–teacher interaction. We evaluate the quality of our education through several follow-up procedures and feedback channels (e.g., course feedback, graduate feedback, alumni feedback, thesis commissioners’ feedback).
Developing energy systems, energy-efficient technology, smart grids, electrifying transportation, and electricity markets employ Master's level graduates in electrical engineering now and will continue to do so in the future.
New experts are needed for product development, sales, marketing and management. Your duties may include e.g. the design and production of electric devices, product development, technical sales or production management.
The need for engineers in electricity retail is also growing. Moreover, power plants are undergoing changes as private solar and wind power plants are increasing. In other words, graduates in electrical engineering have ample job opportunities in industry and the public sector.
LUT's electrical engineering training has been the launching pad for a number of important actors and growing companies in the field, some of which are based in Lappeenranta. Job opportunities are available in large international corporations as well as small and medium-sized companies in the field.
You will also have a firm basis for scientific doctoral studies in the field of your specialisation studies.