Admissions Criteria and Selection
Selection process is conducted on two stages:
Final selection among the interviewed applicants is based on:
- Total points scored for the preliminary selection and the interview
NOTE: 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.
Previous Studies (max. 12 points)
There is no minimum number of programme-specific studies required, but studies supportive to Chemical Engineering as well as studies in Mathematics and Physics are given points.
Studies supportive to Chemical Engineering (max. 8 points)
Your previous relevant studies in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Wood Processing Technology, Environmental Technology or closely related are given points as follows:
- 2 points = 24 - 39 ECTS credits
- 4 points = 40 - 54 ECTS credits
- 6 points = 55 - 69 ECTS credits
- 8 points = 70 ECTS credits or more
Studies in Mathematics and Physics (max. 4 points)
Your previous studies are given points as follows:
- 2 points = 20 - 39 ECTS credits
- 4 points = 40 ECTS credits or more
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 26 hours (lectures, assignments etc.)
- The studies must be completed in a University or University of Applied Sciences. Studies completed in a Finnish Engineering School are accepted for the holders of the Finnish degree 'opistoinsinööri'.
- Final Theses and internships are not to be included.
- Courses completed in Finland and credited in the former credit system (opintoviikko), must be converted to ECTS credits by using the factor 1.8 for university level studies and 1.5 for UAS level studies.
- Courses completed more than 15 years ago will not be considered unless, they are included in the degree.
The Admissions Committee for the programme reserves a right to decide whether the applicant's previous studies meet 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.
Academic Success (max. 5 points)
The GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility is given points as follows:
- 1 point = GPA of 2.50 - 2.99
- 3 points = GPA of 3.00 - 3.99
- 5 points = GPA of 4.00 or higher
You must indicate your GPA for the degree giving you the eligibility to apply on your application form with two decimals or, calculate it if not indicated in the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records.
The GPA used 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 any fails. If your previous degree was not evaluated on a 5-point scale, your GPA will be adapted to a 5-point grading scale by the Admission Committee for the programme.
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.
Work Experience (max. 3 points)
Your work experience related to the field of study and applicable to the programme is given points as follows:
- 0 points = Less than 1 year of work experience
- 1 point = 1 - 3 years of work experience
- 2 points = 3 - 5 years of work experience
- 3 points = More than 5 years of work experience
Related work experience completed by the end of the application period and proven on Work Certificate/s uploaded to your Online Application Form will be taken into account in the evaluation process.
In the second stage of the admissions process, a certain number of applicants are invited to an interview in the order of the highest total points achieved in the preliminary selection.
In the interview, you will be requested to indicate your reasons for applying to this particular Master's Programme. You will also be asked to explaing how completing the programme would support your career plans in the future. You may also bring up any other issues in favour of possibly getting admitted. Issues related to work experience and previous studies will also be taken a closer look in the interview.
The following elements will be is given points from the programme's point of view as follows:
- Applicability and amount of previous experience related to work and research
- Academic activity and Final Theses
- Motivation and possibilities to top up the existing competence by completing the programme
- Language and communication skills
The applicant may be asked to provide the Admissions Committee with supplementary documents for the interview - such as publications, course certificates or CV to prove the academic activity.
To possibly get admitted, you have to get a minimum of 10/20 points for the interview.
If not having been invited to an interview, you cannot get admitted either.