Degree
Bachelor of Science in Technology + Master of Science in Technology (optional)
Study field
Technology
School
LUT School of Engineering Science
Credits
180 + 120 ECTS credits
Duration
3 + 2 years (3 years of Bachelor's studies + 2 years of Master's studies)
Language
English
Study type
Degree studies
Form of study
Contact teaching
Location
Lahti
When to apply
Regular admission
4–18 January 2023.
Rolling admission
1 November 2022–31 May 2023.
Tuition fee
EUR 9 000/academic year (non EU/EEA students). Scholarships available.
Additional info
Double degree from LUT and HEBUT
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Programming skills give you the tools to solve great societal challenges. Challenges can be related to, for example, digitalisation, reducing energy consumption, the research and development needs of the business world or guiding consumer behaviour towards sustainability. Societal or organisational problems may also be solved by introducing a new software service, product or system to provide assistance and information to the people around us.

Software engineering is for people who are interested in problem solving and want to make things faster, less costly and more efficient in the future. You will produce solutions that take into account the needs of both individuals and large companies.

The Bachelor's Programme in Software and Systems Engineering is a unique, international double degree programme developed in cooperation with Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT) in China. Students admitted to the Bachelor's Programme in Software and Systems Engineering at LUT University will receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities. You will complete the entire degree in Lahti, Finland.

Study objectives

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As a graduate in software engineering, you will develop profitable, sustainable and user-friendly solutions for different needs. You will understand that software and IT hardware are tools for solutions: they often serve as an essential support for other disciplines, in addition to creating opportunities and services themselves.

After completing the studies in the Bachelor's Programme in Software and Systems Engineering, you will be able to participate in software system and service development projects as a developer. You will learn scientific thinking and be prepared for scientific work. You will be able to utilise math and science to solve problems.

You will learn to take into account aspects of digitalisation, information management and sustainable development when designing software. You will be able to apply logical thinking and science to solve problems and real-life challenges.

The business perspective in your studies will help you outline what tools you can use to create software and how you will be employed when you graduate. Already during your studies, you can take advantage of the university's start-up and software development platforms and start your own business. At LUT University, you can further deepen your commercial skills as a developer of new products and services.

Degree structure and studies

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The Bachelor's Programme in Software and Systems Engineering is a three-year double degree programme. The programme leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 180 ECTS credits.

This programme is developed in cooperation with Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT) in China. Students admitted to the Bachelor's Programme in Electrical Engineering at LUT University will receive a degree certificate from both LUT and HEBUT after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities. You will complete the entire degree in Lahti, Finland.

The programme includes general, intermediate specialisation, minor, language and elective studies as well as a Bachelor's thesis at the end of the studies.

After completing your Bachelor's degree in the software and systems engineering, you can continue your studies directly in the Master's programmes at LUT in the field of software engineering: Digital Systems and Service Development, Software Engineering and Digital Transformation or Software Product Management and Business.

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Career prospects

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There are many reasons why software engineering is so popular, such as good job security, high starting salaries, and diverse job opportunities across industries.

After graduation, you will have good competencies to work as an expert in the software industry in development, management and business development.

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Master's graduates in software and systems engineering have gone on to become software developers, testing engineers, automation engineers, software designers, business process analysts, business service innovators, digital transformation consultants etc.

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