Bioenergy Systems

Master of Science in Technology
Lappeenranta Campus

Admissions Criteria and Selection

  • Selection Process for Admission Group 1 and Admission Group 2
    In case of several applicants having scored the same points in the evaluation process and the number of admitted students coming closer to the maximum, the applicant/s with a higher GPA on a 5-point scale will be admitted, leaving behind the one/s with the same points but a lower GPA.

Carefully answering all the questions on your Online Application Form is a must as missing information will lead into not scoring points for that question.
Further information


 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


Previous Programme-Specific Studies

To possibly get admitted, you must have completed

  • A minimum of 24 ECTS credits of studies in Energy Technology highly supportive to your future studies in the programme
    Minimum requirements for the completed studies
    • Studies in Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Nuclear Engineering and Energy Conversion are for example, included in the programme-specific studies.
    • In addition, courses related to planning, measuring and manufacturing of pumps, blowers and fans, compressors, turbines and heat transformers used in power plants and in energy conversion are considered to be included in studies supportive to Energy Technology, as well as studies in calculation of the related processes. 
    • Studies in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Process Engineering, Automation Engineering or Environmental Technology are NOT included in studies supportive to Energy Technology.
  • A minimum of 24 ECTS credits of studies in Mathematics or Physics
    Minimum requirements for the completed studies
    • In addition courses in Mathematics and Physics, some courses in basic Electrical Engineering or in Mechanical Engineering such as Statics or Mechanics may be considered to be inluded in Physics as well.

You are responsible for converting, calculating and presenting the required and completed studies in ECTS credits on your application form listed by disciplines and courses according to the following:

  • 1 ECTS credit = a workload of 27 hours (lectures, assignments etc.)

The Admissions Committee for the programme has a right to decide whether the applicant's previous studies match with the requirements for the programme or not. There will be no preliminary statements given regarding to previous studies before or during the application period.


Minimum GPA

To possibly get admitted, the GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility to apply must be

  • a minimum of 3.00 on the scale of 1.00 - 5.00

The GPA considered in the LUT selection process is an arithmetic average of all individual study attainments included in the degree and graded with numbers, including the Final Thesis and excluding the grades for all the fails.

 

SELECTION PROCESS
 

Academic Success
Max. 5 points

GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility to apply:

  • 3.00 - 3.49 = 2 points
  • 3.50 - 3.99 = 3 points
  • 4.00 - 4.49 = 4 points
  • 4.50 -         = 5 points

You must indicate your GPA on your application form with two decimals or, calculate it if not indicated in the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records.

The GPA considered in the LUT selection process is an arithmetic average of all individual study records included in the degree and graded with numbers, including the Final Thesis and excluding the grades for all the fails.

In case of your previous degree not having been evaluated on a 5-point scale, your GPA will be converted to a 5-point grading scale by the Admission Committee for the programme during the evaluation process.

NOTE: You must provide a link on your application form to verify the grading scale. If not able to do that and the grading scale not being explained in either the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records, an additional, officially certified document issued by the degree-awarding university is required.
 

The selection process is conducted in two Admission Groups:

  • Admission Group 1: Academic success
  • Admission Group 2: Academic success + Interview

If possible, all the applicants to be admitted will be selected based on the academic success within the Admission Group 1.

If there are still seats available after all the eligible applicants within the Admission Group 1 have been admitted, the number of students to be admitted can be completed with applicants from Admission Group 2 after the interviews.

There are different requirements for both Admission Groups - and the applicant will be evaluated in the Admission Group that s/he is able to meet the following requirements with.

  • Admission Group 1
    Max. 5 points
    • A minimum of 40 ECTS credits of studies in Energy Technology
    • A minimum of 24 ECTS credits of studies in Mathematics or Physics
    • A minimum GPA of 3.00 (max. 5 points)
  • Admission Group 2
    Max. 10 points
    • A minimum of 24 ECTS credits of studies in Energy Technology
    • A minimum of 24 ECTS credits of studies in Mathematics or Physics
    • A minimum GPA of 3.00 (max. 5 points)
    • Interview (max. 5 points)

The interview will be focusing on applicability, motivation and competencies in successfully completing the studies in the programme - all this will be evaluated by addressing the applicant with programme-specific questions. In addition to these questions, the applicant's language and communication skills will be evaluated.

The interview will be done as a video interview.

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