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Master's Programme in Electric Transportation Systems

Electric transportation systems are emerging worldwide to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

The changes in technology concern the whole transportation system – road transportation, off-road machines, marine vessels and aviation.

Electrification can take place both directly and indirectly. Electrical drives, batteries, charging systems, smart grids and related automation and information systems are essential technologies in the direct electrification of new electric transportation systems. Most road transportation vehicles and short shipping vessels can be electrified directly. Indirect electrification is needed e.g. for long-distance shipping, aviation and heavy road transportation.

This programme gives an overview of the technology and business in electric transportation systems. It also focuses on key technologies and skills related to electric transportation, such as electro-mechanical drive trains, power electronics, battery technology and related information technology. Also indirect electrification methods and e-fuel technologies are considered, and environmental impacts of different technology solutions are analysed.

Graduates receive a Master's degree in electrical engineering with a specific focus on electric transportation systems. With the expertise from this programme, graduates will be able to work in various expert positions related to the electric transportation sector. 

The Master's Programme in Electrical Transportation Systems suits applicants with a BSc degree in electrical engineering and those already in full-time work because it mainly utilises blended and hybrid teaching. Contact teaching will be mainly arranged on the Lahti campus on individual days at the end of the week. Laboratory work will be organised in Lappeenranta during a few contact days.  

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Electric Transportation Systems

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 Energy Systems

Lahti campus

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

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