Chemical Engineering

Master of Science in Technology
Lappeenranta Campus

Admissions Criteria and Selection

Selection process is conducted on two stages:

Final selection among the interviewed applicants is based on:

  • Total points for the preliminary selection + the interview

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 previous studies in the field of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering and Environmental Technology, supportive to your future studies in the programme
    Minimum requirements for the completed studies

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.
 

SELECTION PROCESS
 

Preliminary Selection
Max. 20 points


Previous Studies
Max. 12 points

Studies supportive to Chemical Engineering
Max. 8 points

Your previous relevant studies in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering and Environmental Technology, supporting your studies in the programme:
Minimum requirements for the completed studies

  • 24-39 ECTS credits = 2 points
  • 40-54 ECTS credits = 4 points
  • 55-69 ECTS credits = 6 points
  • 70-    ECTS credits = 8 points
     

Studies in Mathematics and Physics
Max. 4 points

Minimum requirements for the completed studies

Your previous studies are given points as follows:

  • 20-39 ECTS credits = 2 points
  • 40-    ECTS credits = 4 points

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.)
     

Academic Success
Max. 5  points

There is no minimum GPA required for the programme.

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

  • 2.50-2.99 = 1 point
  • 3.00-3.99 = 3 points
  • 4.00-5.00 = 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.
 

Work Experience
Max. 3 points

Your work experience related to the field of study and applicable to the programme:

  • Less than 1 year  = 0 points
  • 1 - 3 years          = 1 point
  • 3 - 5 years          = 2 points
  • 5- years              = 3 points

Related work experience completed by the end of the application period and proven with Certificate/s of Employment uploaded to your Online Application Form will be taken into account in the evaluation process.
 

Interview 
Max. 20 points

On 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 scored 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 given points from the programme's point of view:

  • 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 must score a minimum of 10/20 points for the interview.

The interview will be done as a video interview.

If not having been invited to an interview, you cannot get admitted either.

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