Degree structure and studies

The Bachelor's Programme in Electrical Engineering is a three-year double degree programme. The programme is developed in cooperation with Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT) in China. The programme leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 180 ECTS credits.

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 Chinese, Finnish and English and are featured with the aim to increase intercultural communication abilities as well as employability in Finland, China and around the world.

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

Bachelor's thesis, 10 ECTS credits.

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.

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

180 ECTS credits

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

Start date
August 2021


LUT School of Energy Systems


Tuition fee
EUR 9 000/academic year
(non EU/EEA students)

Available from the second year

Next application period
7–20 January 2021

Contact information:
programme content

Michael Child, Head of the Programme
tel. +358 50 467 6898

application process
tel. +358 46 920 9173