Degree structure and studies

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

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

In core studies, 9 ECTS credits, you will study laboratory safety and research methodology.

Advanced specialisation studies, 35–65 ECTS credits, include compulsory and alternative studies:

In compulsory studies, you will study unit operations, fluid dynamics, process simulation and monitoring, process intensification, product and process design.
In alternative studies, you can choose from data analysis, biorefineries, bioenergy solutions, chemical separation methods, hydrometallurgy, circular economy. 

Recommended minor studies, 0–30 ECTS credits, include bio-based chemical engineering, advanced water treatment, and advanced chemistry.

You can choose any courses offered by LUT in your elective studies to attain 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 is a part of the advanced specialisation studies and 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.

Double degree studies for students from the partner university

Students from the partner university are able to study as double degree students at LUT. Students admitted to the double degree programme receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities.

The chemical engineering programme's double degree partner university is the St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia.

More information about the double degree application process

Chemical Engineering

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


Rolling admission
1 November 2021 − 31 May 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3)

Regular admission
1 December 2021 − 19 January 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+2)

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