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Master's Programme in Water Technology

Every day, two million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural wastewater is discharged into water bodies.

Water treatment is inadequate in many parts of the world, and legislation concerning wastewater is constantly being tightened. Moreover, sustainability challenges us to reflect on water treatment in different ways.

Instead of focusing on end-of-pipe treatment for pollution prevention, we should shift our focus towards optimal resource utilisation and enhanced water recycling. Consequently, it is obvious that novel and sustainable materials and technologies for water treatment are needed.

▶️ VIDEO: The head of the Master's programme and a student tell why to choose this Master's programme (the text continues below the video).

In this Master's programme, you will learn how water can be treated not only efficiently, but also in a sustainable and economical manner. You will obtain knowledge and skills to solve water-related challenges in the future.

Teaching in this Master's programme is based on existing and future water treatment challenges. Novel and advanced technologies are at the core of the studies, and course contents are planned based on industrial and municipal requirements as well as the most recent scientific advancements.

The Master's Programme in Water Technology is a flexible hybrid learning programme. It is also well suited for those who are already pursuing a career in Finland or abroad, aiming for professional development and wishing to upgrade their qualifications.

As the programme is based on distance learning, international students applying from outside of the EU are not required to apply for a residence permit for their studies to attend this programme. The entire programme can be completed remotely.

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Water Technology

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

Lappeenranta campus

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

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