Degree structure and studies

The Master's Programme in Mechanical 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.

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

Core studies, 35 ECTS credits, are composed of general and engineering studies. General studies include courses in research methods and leadership and management. Engineering studies focus on principles of manufacturing processes, reliability based design, material selection, the simulation of mechatronic machines, and engineering in a digitised environment.

In advanced specialisation studies, 49 ECTS credits, you will select two of the following course packages:

  • composites and hybrid materials
  • digital engineering
  • industrial design engineering
  • laser processing and additive manufacturing
  • robotics and mechatronics
  • steel structures
  • sustainable manufacturing processes
  • welding production and metallurgy.

The studies in composites and hybrid materials focus on areas such as composites, advanced metallic materials, ceramics, carbon-based materials, polymers and biopolymers and minerals to be utilised in applications of mechanical engineering.

Digital engineering gives a thorough overview of simulator-driven design and manufacturing technologies. These technologies are used in every part of a product life cycle, enhancing the potential for new business models and increasing competitiveness.

The industrial design engineering specialisation integrates design, technology and material aspects. This package is for students who are interested in designing solutions for real-life problems. It prepares students to view problems from multiple perspectives, to respond through innovative solutions, and to take part actively in multidisciplinary projects.

By choosing laser processing and additive manufacturing, students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of laser processing and additive manufacturing and their features in different industrial applications. Students will also be able to design and analyse different aspects required in laser processing and additive manufacturing and know how to apply them to demanding applications and energy efficient solutions.

Robotics and mechatronics gives an overview of engineering tools and methods to design and implement autonomous manufacturing systems. The specialisation demonstrates the design, selection and implementation of modern motion control and robotic systems by utilising modern digital tools to compose semi- or fully autonomous industrial production systems. 

The steel structures package educates experts in the design, analysis and fabrication of advanced steel structures for demanding applications and energy efficient solutions.
Sustainable manufacturing processes gives insights into a wide range of manufacturing technologies essential for transforming raw materials into final products. The competitiveness of companies is based on the capability, flexibility, and productivity of manufacturing, taking design for manufacturing and assembly into consideration.

The welding production and metallurgy specialisation package comprises digitised welding and welding production, advanced welding processes and equipment, the overall development and quality of welding production, and welding metallurgy and weldability. This package provides knowledge for working in different fields of the manufacturing industry related to modern welded applications and sustainable solutions.

In elective studies, 4-6 ECTS credits, you will study advanced mathematics and languages.

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

Mechanical Engineering

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

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems


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)