Computational Engineering
and Technical Physics

The information available at the moment was for the previous application period. 
The updated eligibility requirements plus all the other information for the next application period will be published at the end of September 2019.

Admissions Criteria and Selection

Applicants will be evaluated by their previous studies, applicability, motivation and possibilities for successfully completing the studies in the programme.

An applicant can be admitted based on

The majority of applicants will be admitted based on the application documents and only the applicants achieving total points close to the limit for getting admitted, may be interviewed.
 

If failing to present any information requested on your application form, the missing information will not be taken into account in the selection process. This applies also to presenting your previous studies in ECTS credits by courses and in total as requested as well as calculating your average grade as requested if not already indicated in your Transcript of Records.

Only the study attainments listed on the application form that are included on the Transcript of Records by the time of submitting the application form will be taken into account in the selection process.

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.

You will be asked on the application form for the specialization that you are planning on choosing:

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Technical Physics
  • Technomathematics
     

Minimum Requirements for the Programme

Previous Studies in the Field of the Planned Specialization

To possibly get admitted, you must have completed

  • a minimum of 40 ECTS credits of studies in Mathematics, Physics or Information Technology/Computer Science that support your future studies in the field of specialization that you are planning on choosing
    • The studies have to be completed in a University or University of Applied Sciences.
    • 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.

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 = workload of 26 hours (lectures, assignments etc.)

The Admissions Committee for the programme is responsible for either accepting or not accepting the previous studies as programme-specific studies required. Statements regarding to previous studies and whether they will be accepted or not are not given before or during the application period.

Minimum GPA

To be eligible to apply, the GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility is

  • a minimum of 2.50 on the scale of 1.00 - 5.00.
     

SELECTION PROCESS
 

Previous Studies and Applicability (max. 15 points)

Previous Relevant Studies in the Field of the Planned Specialisation (max. 5 points)

Previous studies related to the specialisation that you are planning on choosing in the programme are given points as follows:

  • 5 points = 71 ECTS credits or more
  • 3 points = 61-70 ECTS credits
  • 1 point = 50-60 ECTS credits
    • The studies have to be completed in a University or University of Applied Sciences.
    • 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.

You Get Additional Points for the Following:

  • Master level studies in the chosen field of specialization after a completed Bachelor's Degree (max. 1 point)
  • Other studies in Technology, Information Technology and Natural Sciences that support the specialisation you are planning on choosing in the programme (max. 1 point)
  • Background and experience regarding to LUT and the LUT School of Engineering Science's strategy and research areas (max. 5 points)
  • Participation in research projects (max. 2 points)
  • Other academic activity during studies (max. 1 point)

Please note that you have to prove any possible additional studies completed by enclosing a separate Transcript of Records if necessary, indicate links to any scientific publications as well as enclose relevant documentation for having participated in other academic activity.
 

Academic Success (max. 5 points)

The GPA for the degree providing the eligibility is given points as follows:

  • 1 point = average grade 3.00 - 3.50
  • 3 points = average grade 3.51 - 4.00
  • 5 points = 4.01 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 is an arithmetic average of all individual study attainments included in the degree graded with numbers, excluding the Final Thesis. 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.

Motivation and Competencies for Successfully Completing the Programme (max. 10 points)

Your motivation and competence for successfully completing your studies in the programme will be evaluated based on your Letter of Motivation, CV, Letter/s of Recommendation and a possible interview.

  • Letter of Motivation and CV (max. 8 points)

    In your Letter of Motivation, you need to carefully present the reasons for applying to this Master's Programme and how completing the programme would support your career plans in the future. You also need to show your orientation to the programme and the specialization that you are planning on choosing as well as indicate how the programme lines up with your personal strong points. You may also bring out other issues in favour of possibly getting admitted.

    By presenting your work experience you are able to show that you have brought the learned theories into practice. You are expected to enclose Work Certificates to your application in order to prove your work experience.
     
  • Letter/s of Recommendation (max. 2 points)
     

A Possible Interview (max. 5 points)

If necessary, the applicants achieving total points close to the limit for getting admitted or not based on the preliminary selection, may be interviewed.

In the possible interview, you will be asked to give more detailed information on your motivation, your possibilities for studying and competencies for successfully completing the programme. Your language and communication skills will be evaluated as well.

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