Degree structure and studies

The Bachelor's Programme in Electrical Engineering is a three-year double degree programme. The programme leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology, B.Sc. (Tech.), which is 180 ECTS credits.

This programme is developed in cooperation with Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT) in China. Students admitted to the Bachelor's Programme in Electrical Engineering at LUT University will receive a degree certificate from both LUT and HEBUT after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities.

The programme includes general, intermediate specialisation, minor, language and elective studies as well as a Bachelor's thesis at the end of the studies. You will complete the entire degree in Lappeenranta, Finland.

General studies, 79 ECTS credits, include studies in mathematics, physics, engineering design, mechanics, control systems, programming and electricity.

Intermediate specialisation studies, 49 ECTS credits, focus on topics in power systems, electrical drives, electrical circuits, digital design, digital control, IoT, electronics and electrical safety.

Options for minor studies, 20 ECTS credits, include energy economics; sustainability science; practical engineering; innovation and entrepreneurship; and Chinese business, culture and technology.

Language studies, 19 ECTS credits, include basic Chinese, Finnish and English and are featured with the aim to increase intercultural communication abilities as well as employability around the world.

In elective studies, 3 ECTS credits, you can select any course at LUT.

Bachelor's thesis, 10 ECTS credits.

You can find the most recent information about courses, teaching schedules and degree structures in the LUT study guide 2021/2022.

After completing a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering programme, you can continue your studies directly in the Master's programme in Electrical Engineering at LUT.

In the programme, everything you do is based on mastering the basics of electrical engineering. Your studies will consist of much more than just lectures. Tutorials in small groups allow for flexible interaction between the teacher and students. Pair, group and seminar work also brings its own variation to the studies. In addition, the degree programme utilises many well-established and illustrative learning techniques, such as power exchange trading and company-based problem-solving tasks.

You can test theories in practice in state-of-the-art teaching laboratories. In laboratory exercises, you can measure basic electrical engineering parameters, such as voltage, current, power and resistance, and use various measuring instruments, including different kinds of oscilloscopes. The laboratory studies include hands-on learning about different phenomena like electromagnetism and familiarising oneself with applications such as electronics and electric motors.

Project work is increasingly emphasised in teaching and often carried out in collaboration with other degree programmes. Projects have dealt with a number of issues, such as sought ways to reduce emissions in the city of Lappeenranta and designed and built equipment, including a portable audio device for party use. You can also select project topics related to your own interests.

The diversity of the Bachelor's studies is also increased by the opportunity to work as a research assistant in research projects of Electrical Engineering department. In addition to a salary, you will gain valuable professional experience and a feel for scientific research.

Electrical Engineering

Double degree from LUT and HEBUT,
Bachelor of Science in Technology +
Master of Science in Technology (optional)

180 + 120 ECTS credits

3 + 2 years
(3 years of Bachelor's studies + 2 years of Master's studies)

Start date
August 2022


LUT School of Energy Systems

Lappeenranta (Bachelor's) + Lappeenranta (Master's)

Tuition fee and scholarships
EUR 9 000/academic year
(non EU/EEA students)
Scholarships available starting from the second year

Rolling admission
1 November 2021–31 May 2022

Regular admission
5 –19 January 2022

Contact information:
programme content

Lasse Laurila, Head of the Programme
tel. +358 40 837 2164

application process
tel. +358 46 920 9173