Degree structure and studies

The emphasis in mechanical engineering education is on the basis of the skills required in working life.

Studies in this Bachelor's programme give you a comprehensive overview of modern product design and production techniques. The main themes of your studies are production technology, welded metal structures and mechatronics. In a mechatronic device, motion-based functions are controlled by electronics and information technology. For example, store bottle return machines work this way.

Teaching is based on the basic foundations of science, i.e., mathematics and physics, which are applied to solve various technical problems. The computer-assisted learning environment is modern and emphasises creativity as well as innovation.

You will learn to understand the physical operating principles of machines, i.e., the use of energy, the strength of materials, to know different materials, the most modern production systems and manufacturing methods. You will understand how different machine systems and manufacturing methods work and how and where they are used.

You will also study information technology, sales and marketing of the products you have developed, design and production management, and become familiar with starting and designing a company. You can also supplement your studies with minor studies from other LUT degree programs and with opportunities for part-time work.

Studying Mechanical Engineering in practice

At LUT University, the teaching of Mechanical Engineering is modern, international and multidisciplinary. In addition to traditional lecture teaching, in several courses you will be able to get acquainted with the phenomena of mechanical engineering in concrete laboratory exercises and you will also be able to make virtual models to support the understanding of phenomena.

A key part of the study takes place using virtual modeling software. You can test and compare the operation and manufacture of machines and equipment on a screen before they are actually manufactured.

With the help of assignments, you will get acquainted with the design of machines, products and structures, as well as various manufacturing methods, such as welding, cutting and sheet metal work, as well as compression and thermoforming of various composite materials. You can also put your creativity into practice: students have designed and manufactured mountain cars and energy-powered electric vehicles, among other things.

Teaching increasingly emphasises leadership and teamwork skills, project-based work and communication skills. For example, project work courses solve industry problems, or you participate in university research projects in collaboration with students from different degree programs. Working in such a project work environment gives you the ability to reflect on and understand things on a broad scale, make decisions and manage entities.

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; and Chinese Business, Culture and Technology.

Mechanical 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