Degree structure and studies

In the programme, you will learn to understand how electrical energy is generated, how it is transmitted and used, how electrical systems are controlled, and how the electricity market works. You will also learn to develop new electrotechnical equipment and systems.

Your studies will emphasise energy efficiency and the production and use of clean energy. This involves deep understanding of emerging technologies such as smart grids, wind and solar energy, electrical machinery, automation and power electronics, among other things. You will develop an excellent understanding of the phenomena related to electricity and the operating principles of electrical engineering and electronics.

The production, conversion and transmission of electricity, weather-resistant electricity networks and the efficient use of electricity play important roles in today's electrified society. In electrical engineering, you will become familiar with traditional and modern technology and develop the electrical equipment and systems of the future that you will be among the first to test.

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.

Studying Electrical Engineering in practice

In this Bachelor's programme, everything you do is based on mastering the basics of electrical engineering. In the studies, you become acquainted with the applications and operating principles of electrical engineering and electronics. You will become familiar with, among other things, electric networks, electric motors and their control.

You will learn to understand the physical phenomena associated with electricity, and safely and reliably use the most common electrical power technology, power electronics, and electronics measurement systems.

In addition, you will learn to make calculations and measurements related to electronic circuits and power electronics. You will also learn to understand the role of electricity in the energy systems of societies and to present energy efficient electrotechnical societal solutions.

In the Electrical Engineering degree programme, studying is much more than just sitting in lectures. Small group teaching allows for flexible interaction between teacher and students. Pair, group and seminar work also brings its own variation to studies. In addition, the degree program utilises many well-established and illustrative learning styles, such as power exchange trading and company-based problem-solving tasks.

You can test the theories in practice in state-of-the-art teaching laboratories for electrical engineering. In the laboratory exercises, you can, among other things, measure the basic parameters of electrical engineering, such as voltage, current, power and resistance, and use various measuring instruments.

Project work is increasingly emphasized in teaching and often carried out in collaboration with other degree programs. Among other things, project work has sought ways to reduce emissions for the city of Lappeenranta and designed and built equipment, such as a portable audio device for party use. In addition, you can also implement a wide range of projects related to your own interests.

The diversity of studies is also increased by the fact that already during your bachelor's studies you have the opportunity to work in the numerous research projects of Electrical Engineering as a research assistant. In addition to salary, you will gain valuable practical work experience and a feel for scientific research.

Language studies are also featured in this international programme. The main aim of this is to increase intercultural communication abilities as well as employability in Finland, China and around the world.

Options for minor studies include Sustainability Science; Practical Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Energy Economics; and Chinese Business, Culture and Technology.

Electrical Engineering

Degree
Bachelor of Science in Technology, double degree

Credits
180 ECTS credits

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

Start date
August 2021

Language
English

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems

Campus
Lappeenranta

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

Scholarships
Available from the second year

Next application period
7 – 21 January 2021

Contact information (programme content)
Michael Child, Head of the Programme
e-mail: michael.child@lut.fi
tel. +358 50 467 6898