Degree structure and studies

Energy Technology focuses on the most efficient, environmentally friendly production and distribution of the basic product for our daily well-being; energy, as well as its related technologies.

At LUT University, energy technology research and training are based on strong expertise in power plant technology and energy management. We also offer unique nuclear engineering training with a focus on nuclear safety. The emphases of our degree program have been selected on the basis of the skills required in working life.

Energy technology studies cover the technologies and systems required for the production, transmission, distribution and use of energy. Energy can be produced from, among other things, the sun, wind, oil, coal, nuclear power and biomass such as wood.

The main themes of your studies are the efficient production and use of energy and environmental friendliness. Your training is based on three key areas of expertise in energy technology:

  • physical phenomena related to energy technology, such as policies that affect the shape and magnitude of energy,
  • energy conversion from one form to another,
  • machinery and equipment for energy conversion,
  • energy conversion is the conversion of natural energy resources into energy suitable for human consumption, such as heat, electricity or steam.

During your studies, you will become acquainted with phenomena related to heat, heat transfer, liquid and gas flows, power plant technology and safe operation, as well as environmentally friendly energy production and distribution systems. You will also become familiar with energy business.

You will be able to look at the use of different forms of energy in, for example, energy production, heating, transport and industry. You will learn to understand how much energy is produced, distributed and used as well as emissions and how emissions are controlled. You will get a comprehensive overview of how energy resources are used.

After completing a bachelor's degree in Energy Technology, you can continue your studies directly in the master's programmes in energy technology.

Studying Energy Technology in practice

Your studies consist of theory lectures, calculation exercises, company visits, projects, both independently and in groups. Exercises and projects prepare you practically to apply the knowledge and skills needed in working life. They also support the development of your teamwork skills, responsibility and presentation skills.

In addition to lectures and assignments, your studies include a lot of laboratory work: you will learn to measure and analyze the values of temperature, pressure, thermal conductivity and radiation, among other things, and apply them to energy production. At the same time, you will also practice your reporting skills.

Cooperation with working life is most strongly reflected in your studies as visiting lecturers and projects that are implemented together with companies in the area. The teaching staff also has strong practical knowledge related to industry.
Language studies are also featured in this international programme. The main aim of this is to increase intercultural communication abilities as well as employability in Finland, China and around the world.

Students from other degree programs are often involved in projects and other assignments. Interdisciplinary studies increase the interaction between different fields and encourage you to take different perspectives into account and find new types of solutions.

Options for minor studies include Sustainability Science; Practical Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Chinese Business, Culture and Technology.

Energy Technology

Bachelor of Science in Technology, double degree

180 ECTS credits

3 + 2 years
(3 years of Bachelor's studies + 2 years of Master's studies)

Start date
August 2021


Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems


Tuition fee
EUR 9 000/academic year
(non EU/EEA students)

Available from the second year

Next application period
7 – 21 January 2021

Contact information (programme content)
Michael Child, Head of the Programme
tel. +358 50 467 6898