M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Design and Manufacturing

Lappeenranta University of Technology

Application deadline: February 27.
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • Free (Non-EEA)
Start date: August  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Machines have enabled many seemingly unrealistic ideas and have facilitated a multitude of challenging functions. Machine science is one of the oldest and most traditional of the engineering sciences characterised by a strong desire to think differently and effect change in the world.

Modern engineering is a combination of innovative, purposeful, and creative product development, a wide range of computer-aided design technologies, and techno-economically efficient production methodologies. At LUT, we have the expertise and ambition necessary to find new and sustainable solutions to fulfil the needs of science, business, and society. Our research is lifespan oriented, and our innovation process considers the entire value chain. That is how we provide optimal solutions to global environmental and economic challenges.

By providing highly skilled, well-rounded, mechanical engineering professionals, we supply the foundational elements needed to support modern, world-class manufacturing for a sustainable future.

Join our Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering, and you will ensure your place at the frontline of modern technology.

Production designed for sustainable future.

The "Design and Manufacturing" major is targeted at students who wish to become future technological leaders in the mechanical engineering industry. In this major subject, the focus is particularly on future product design and production technologies. The programme aims to provide in-depth knowledge in design or production-related areas, such as machine design, steel structures, welding technology, laser technology and production, and sheet metal technology.

The programme maintains a balance between classroom lectures and laboratory work without forgetting the problem formulation and solving skills that are essential to any engineering discipline. It strives to develop creativity, professional independence, leadership and the capacity for continuing professional and intellectual growth. The programme also provides students with knowledge and skills for scientific doctoral studies in the field of mechanical engineering.

Look through the whole value chain of the packaging industry.

In the "Packaging Technology" major, the emphasis is on packaging materials, converting and packaging technologies, and the skills needed in the entire packaging chain. These major studies are taught as intensive education and can be pursued alongside full-time work. This programme is recommended especially for persons already working in packaging-related businesses or wishing to pursue a career in an industry dealing with packaging.

Although packaging-related courses exist in many Nordic universities, "Packaging Technology" is the only Master's level programme for packaging that leads to the M.Sc. degree. The objective of this programme is to educate experts in packaging materials, converting and packaging technologies, and the skills to work in production, development, sales and marketing functions throughout the entire packaging chain. Graduates obtain work as experts in product development and design, management of design and production projects, and technical sales in international business.


Degree structure and studies
In the Master's degree programme in Mechanical Engineering, there is a possibility to select between two majors, the major in Design and Manufacturing or the major in Packaging Technology.

The major in "Design and Manufacturing" corresponds to 120 ECTS credits and two years of full-time studies. The major in "Packaging Technology" is a part-time programme leading to the degree of Master of Science in Technology. Teaching is organized as intensive teaching periods (4-5 days at a time) during the academic year. Students have two years (90 ECTS credits) of coursework, and the Master's thesis (30 ECTS credits) will be conducted after the other courses have been completed. Both majors in the programme lead to the degree of Master of Science in Technology.

The degree structure of 120 ECTS consists of:

* general studies: 11-13 ECTS credits
* major subject studies: minimum 60 ECTS credits
* minor subject studies: 20 ECTS credits
* elective studies: minimum 27-29 ECTS credits.

Professionals and experts in their own field
The programme provides the foundation for both constructive design and production-oriented tasks and a variety of tasks in the packaging field. The professional tasks may include, for example, product development and design, management of design and production projects, and technical sales in both domestic and international business.

The professional scope often includes tasks in education, research and marketing as well as specialist responsibilities in technical inspection and project management. The programme also provides students with knowledge and skills for scientific doctoral studies in the field of mechanical engineering.


Completed Degree
You are eligible to apply to this Master's Programme with one of the following degrees in the relevant or closely relevant field of study:

* B.Sc. in Technology or Engineering from a Finnish or foreign university
* Bachelor's Degree from a Finnish University of Applied Sciences (AMK)
* Spetsialist Degree from a Russian university

Applying as Undergraduate
In case you are still studying or waiting to graduate, you are eligible to apply, but you must have completed your degree and mailed an officially certified copy of your Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records together with the official translations (if applicable), to Lappeenranta University of Technology / LUT Admissions Services by July 16.

Proficiency in English
You are required to present a language test certificate as a proof of your English language skills. One of the following English language test with the respective minimum scores is required:

* Academic TOEFL 80 iBT or 550 PBT
* Academic IELTS 6.0
* PTE Academic 54
* CAE or CPE; level A, B or C

NOTE: A language certificate from your home university is not accepted.

A language test certificate is not required from you if you have:

* Completed your degree in a Finnish university or university of applied sciences in Finnish, Swedish or English.
* Completed your degree in English in a member state of the EU/EEA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the U.S.A.
The fact that the language of education was English, must be mentioned in the degree certificate, appendix, transcript or in a separate official document provided by the institution of higher education.

Your language test result has to be valid throughout the whole application period - meaning, that in case of your language test result should expire even for only one day before the application deadline, you will need to have a new language test certificate.

TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic language test certificates are valid for two years from the date of taking the test. CAE and CPE language tests must have been completed in 2005 or later, and their results are valid indefinitely.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80

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