Degree structure and studies

The Bachelor's Programme in Energy Technology is a three-year double degree programme. The programme leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology, B.Sc. (Tech.), which is 180 ECTS credits.

The programme is developed in cooperation with Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT) in China. Students admitted to the Bachelor's Programme in Energy Technology at LUT University will receive a degree certificate from both LUT and HEBUT after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities.

The programme includes general, intermediate specialisation, minor, language and elective studies as well as a Bachelor's thesis at the end of the studies. You will complete the entire degree in Lahti, Finland.

General studies, 77 ECTS credits, include studies in mathematics, physics, engineering design, mechanics, control systems, programming and electricity.

Intermediate specialisation studies, 51 ECTS credits, focus on the topics in thermodynamics, heat transfer, nuclear power engineering, power plant engineering and energy economics.

Options for minor studies, 20 ECTS credits, include energy economics; sustainability science; practical engineering; innovation and entrepreneurship; and Chinese business, culture and technology.

Language studies, 19 ECTS credits, include basic Chinese, Finnish and English and are featured with the aim to increase intercultural communication abilities as well as employability around the world.

In elective studies, 3 ECTS credits, you can select any course at LUT.

Bachelor's thesis, 10 ECTS credits.

You can find the most recent information about courses, teaching schedules and degree structures in the LUT study guide 2021/2022.

After completing a Bachelor's degree in energy technology, you can continue your studies directly in the Master's programmes in energy technology at LUT: Bioenergy Systems, Energy Conversion or Nuclear Engineering.

During your studies, you will become acquainted with phenomena related to heat, heat transfer, liquid and gas flows, power plant technology and its safe operation, and 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 and how emissions are generated and controlled. You will get a comprehensive overview of how energy resources are used.

Your studies will consist of theory lectures, calculation exercises, company visits, and projects conducted independently and in groups. Exercises and projects will prepare you to apply your knowledge and skills to practical work and take responsibility for professional tasks. They also support the development of your teamwork and presentation skills.

In addition to lectures and assignments, your studies will include a great deal of laboratory work: you will learn to measure and analyse temperatures, 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.

The programme collaborates with the working world: it invites visiting lecturers and arranges projects together with companies in the area. The teaching staff also has strong practical knowledge related to industry.

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

Energy Technology

Double degree from LUT and HEBUT,
Bachelor of Science in Technology +
Master of Science in Technology (optional)

180 + 120 ECTS credits

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

Start date
August 2022


LUT School of Energy Systems

Lahti campus (Bachelor's) +
Lappeenranta campus (Master's)

Tuition fee and scholarships
EUR 9 000/academic year
(non EU/EEA students)
Scholarships are available from the second year

Rolling admission
1 November 2021 – 31 May 2022

Regular admission
5 January – 19 January 2022

Contact information:
programme content

Aleksi Mankonen, Head of the Programme
tel. +358 50 467 5127

application process
tel. +358 46 920 9173