Degree structure and studies

The Master's Programme in Biorefineries is a two-year distance learning programme. The programme leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.

The programme includes core, advanced specialisation, and elective studies as well as a Master's thesis.

Core studies, 19 ECTS credits, include introduction courses to M.Sc. studies and research in the field of biorefineries and chemical engineering in general. They also include studies on sustainability and the connection between technology and society.

Advanced specialisation studies, 58 ECTS credits, in biobased process engineering deal with, for example, alternative biorefineries and enabling technologies, e.g. separation technologies, biological wastewater treatment and bioeconomy.

In elective studies, you can choose any discipline at LUT or other universities to complete 120 ECTS credits.

The Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project during the programme's fourth semester. The Master's thesis requires approximately six months of full-time work.

You can find the most recent information about courses and degree structures in the LUT Study Guide 2021/2022.


Distance learning programme

Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years

Start date
August 2022


Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 13 500 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Engineering Science

Regular admission
1 December 2021 − 19 January 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3)

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