Software Engineering Studies


LUT is providing software engineering courses now more broadly through the open university and as remote studies. You may select software engineering BSc. studies or complete a larger set of courses. The provided courses are funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and participation is free of charge to everyone.

Software engineering BSc. studies prepare you to participate in software projects as a developer. With the courses you will learn to take into account essential aspects of software engineering projects.

There are no formal prerequisites for open university courses. The offered courses are best suited for participants who already have some background in programming and want to develop their skills for example in software design, processes, or quality assurance. In these courses, you can study using online materials and online course platforms. If you are close to the Lappeenranta campus, you are eligible to participate in in-person teaching, such as exercises classes.

Our English language courses are listed below. In these courses, instruction, correspondence with teacher-in-charge, course materials, and the course platform are all in English. If you are interested in courses being taught in Finnish, please see the list of Finnish courses here.

Sign up to fall 2021 and spring 2022 studies with the following online form. Sign up closes for fall courses by 29.8.2021 and spring courses xx.12.2021 (date to be confirmed). You may start with the courses immediately after sign-up and once you have received the details for LUT user account.




Software Engineering Models and Modeling


User Interfaces and Usability


Software Engineering Models and Modeling
User Interfaces and Usability

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Once you have completed the courses, you will receive a certificate of completion from the department of software engineering and an official course transcript. The certificate lists the courses you have completed and the competencies provided by the courses, following the categorization by the IEEE Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK).


Project primary investigator, assistant professor Antti Knutas
tel. +358 50 593 5796