Degree structure and studies

The Master's Programme in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation 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, language and elective studies as well as a Master's thesis.

Core studies, 31 ECTS credits, include courses on software engineering models and methods, requirements engineering, running a software project, and research design methods.

Advanced specialisation studies, 35 ECTS credits, are available in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation. You will specialise in one of these two fields.

Software engineering includes studies on topics such as architectures and architectural patterns, data-intensive software systems, software maintenance, and quality assurance in software development.

Digital transformation includes studies on topics such as foundations of digital transformation, impacts and benefits of digitalisation, digital business platforms, and business strategy in digital economy.

Minor studies, 24 ECTS credits, recommended by the programme are industrial engineering and management, business analytics or international business and management.

Elective studies can be selected from any disciplines 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 and degree structures in the LUT Study Guide 2021/2022.

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Double degree studies for students from partner universities

Students from partner universities are able to study as double degree students at LUT.

The programme's double degree partner universities are the following:

  • Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia
  • South Ural State University, Russia
  • St. Petersburg University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Russia

More information about the double degree application process

Students admitted to the double degree programme receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities.

Software Engineering and Digital Transformation

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


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)

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