Degree structure and studies

The Bachelor's Programme in Mechanical Engineering is a three-year double degree programme. The programme leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology, M.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, 88 ECTS credits, include studies in mathematics, physics, engineering design, mechanics, materials, control systems and programming.

Intermediate specialisation studies, 40 ECTS credits, focus on the topics in mechatronics, robotics, production engineering, FE analysis, machine design and manufacturing.

Options for minor studies, 20 ECTS credits, include energy economics, sustainability science, 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 mechanical engineering, you can continue your studies directly in the Master's programmes at LUT in the field of mechanical engineering, Industrial Design Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Studies in this Bachelor's programme will 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, bottle return machines in stores 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, and design and production management, and become familiar with starting and designing a company. You can supplement your studies with minor studies from other LUT degree programmes and with opportunities for part-time work.

At LUT University, the teaching of mechanical engineering is modern, international and multidisciplinary. In addition to traditional lectures, several courses will acquaint you 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 studies takes place using virtual modelling 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, and 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, and you participate in university research projects in collaboration with students from different degree programmes. 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.

Mechanical 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 campus (Bachelor's) +
Lappeenranta or Lahti campus (Master's)

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

Rolling admission
1 November 2021 – 31 May 2022

Regular admission
5  – 19 January 2022

Contact information:
programme content

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

application process
tel. +358 46 920 9173