Nuclear Engineering

Master of Science in Technology
Lappeenranta Campus

The information given is for the previous Regular Admission.
The updated eligibility requirements and information for applying on the next Regular Admission will be released at the end of September.

Admissions Criteria and Selection

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

The Admissions Committee for the programme reserves a right to decide whether the applicant's previous studies meet with the requirements and are supportive enough for the programme or not.

There will be no preliminary statements given regarding to previous studies before or during the application period.
 

Minimum Requirements for the Programme

Previous Related Studies

To possibly get admitted, you must have completed

  • A minimum of 24 ECTS credits of studies in Energy Technology highly supportive to your studies related to courses in Energy Technology
    Minimum requirements for the completed studies
    • For example, studies in Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Nuclear Engineering and Energy Conversion are considered to be included in studies in Energy Technology.
      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 however, NOT considered to be 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 Required

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 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

Academic Success (max. 5 points)

The GPA for the degree providing you with the eligibility to apply to the programme is given points as follows:

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

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 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 converted 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.
 

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.

Invitations to the video interview within Admission Group 2 have been sent from the RecRight system on March 4, 2021. Please check your e-mail and your junk mail as well, if necessary.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation
of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

Regarding admissions to the Master's Programme in Nuclear Engineering, LUT University is following the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) by the United Nations (UN) and the Council Regulations (EC) of the European Union and may therefore, not be able to admit applicants with a citizenship of certain countries due to restrictive measures towards these countries.

Regarding the decision on the effect of the applicant's citizenship is made during the selection process by the admissions committee for the Master's Programme.

In case of any further questions about the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), please contact the State Department of your home country.

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