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, specialisation, minor, language and elective studies.

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

Specialisation studies (65 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 business process modelling, impact and benefits of digitalisation, digital business platforms, and business intelligence.

The Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of 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.

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.

You can find the most recent information about courses and degree structures in the LUT Study Guide.

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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:

  • 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 2021


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

Academic unit
LUT School of Engineering Science


Regular application period
1 December 2020 − 20 January 2021

Rolling admission
1 October 2020 − 31 May 2021

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