Computational Engineering
and Technical Physics

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.
 

While filling in your Online Application Form, you will be asked for the specialisation that you are planning on choosing from if admitted:

  • 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 specialisation you are planning on choosing
    • The studies must have been 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 = a workload of 26 hours (lectures, assignments etc.)

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.

Minimum GPA

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

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

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.
 

SELECTION PROCESS

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.
Further information

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 must have been 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's level studies in the chosen field of specialisation after having completed the Bachelor's Degree (max. 1 point)
  • Other studies in Technology, Information Technology and Natural Sciences supporting the specialisation you are planning on choosing (max. 1 point)
  • Background and experience regarding to LUT University 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)

You must prove any additional studies completed on a separate official Transcript of Records, indicate links to any scientific publications as well as provide 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 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.

Motivation and Competence 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 must carefully present your reasons for applying to this Master's Programme and how completing the programme would support your career plans in the future. You must also show your orientation to the programme and the specialisation you are planning on choosing - as well as indicate how your personal strengths relate to the programme. 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 theories learned into practice. You must upload Work Certificates to your Online Application Form to prove your work experience.
     
  • Letter/s of Recommendation (max. 2 points)
     

Interview, if Appicable (max. 5 points)

The admitted students will be mainly chosen by their educational and other required documents. If necessary, the applicants scoring total points close to the limit for getting admitted or not, may be interviewed.

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

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