Degree structure and studies

The Master's programme in Industrial Design Engineering is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits. This programme is well suited for people with a full-time job.

Generally most of the lectures and exercises are conducting through Moodle platform (internet based). Contact teaching sessions mainly happens in Lahti campus but some seminars and presentation sessions are set in Lappeenranta campus too.

The main contact teaching day of the week has set on Fridays. The laboratories of mechanical engineering department and related facilities are located in Lappeenranta campus.

The programme includes core studies and specialisation studies.

Core studies (32 ECTS credits) deal with research methods, structural materials, applied mathematics, 3D printing, and high performance products.

Specialisation studies (88 ECTS credits) include topics such as package design, package manufacture, sheet metal production, sustainable design engineering, design communication and visualisation, ergonomics in design, product design, production processes, design thinking, structural and mechanical system design, and forming and assembly for metal product design.

The Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of the specialisation studies. The thesis is an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. Students complete it during their fourth semester.

You can find the most recent information about courses and degree structures in the LUT study guide.

Industrial Design Engineering

Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years

Start date
August 2021


Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 10 000 Non-EU/EEA students

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems


Regular application period
1 December 2020 − 20 January 2021

Rolling admission
1 October 2020 − 31 May 2021