Degree structure and studies

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

In addition to virtual instruction, the programme includes a few of contact teaching days (seminars, laboratory work, etc.) each academic year on the Lappeenranta campus and in the Mikkeli unit. For students who are not able to travel, virtual laboratory work and online workshops will be organised.

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

Core studies, 9 ECTS credits, include an introduction course to M.Sc. studies, research methodology and laboratory safety.

Advanced specialisation studies, 46–61 ECTS credits, include compulsory and alternative studies:

In compulsory studies, you will learn about sustainable water use and novel water treatment technologies.

In alternative studies, you can choose from solution and electrochemistry, water analysis, solid-liquid separation, precipitation, crystallisation, coagulation and flotation methods in water treatment, membrane technology, biological wastewater treatment, environmental and industrial analytics, advanced materials in adsorption and ion exchange.

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 structure in the LUT Study Guide 2021/2022.

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)