Degree structure and studies

The Master's Programme in Sustainability Science and Solutions is 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.

Core studies, 38 ECTS credits, include topics in life cycle assessment, system transition, an energy efficient environment, business and sustainability, and renewable energy technology.

Advanced specialisation studies, 24 ECTS credits, include studies in air pollution control, sustainable water use, waste treatment, and circular economy for materials processing.

Recommended minor studies, min. 20 ECTS credits, include studies in renewable energy and energy efficiency, international business and management, bio-based chemical engineering, and energy technology.

Elective studies can be chosen from any discipline at LUT to complement your studies.

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, teaching schedules and degree structures in the LUT study guide 2021/2022.

"I want to see circular economy implied broadly"

Noora Kallström
Sustainability Science and Solutions

Double degree studies for students from partner universities

Students from partner universities 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 Sustainability Science and Solution programme's double degree partner universities are the following:

  • Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia
  • St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia
  • Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia

More information about the double degree application process

Sustainability Science and Solutions

Degree
Master of Science in Technology

Credits
120 ECTS credits

Duration
2 years

Start date
August 2022

Language
English

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

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems

Location
Lappeenranta campus

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)