• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
In Sustainability Science and Solutions programme at LUT University you will learn to identify the challenges of sustainability and view them in a multidisciplinary way, producing solutions, which cover all of the aspects of sustainability on a wide range in the society.

About

In the Sustainability Science and Solutions programme at LUT University you will study courses in renewable energy and energy efficiency, waste management, life cycle management, emission control and reduction, climate change and sustainable business and innovation.

Climate warming, weakening air quality, water pollution and waste amounts are examples of sustainability challenges faced around the world today. Sometimes traditional technologies offer best solutions but also integration of novel solutions to complex environmental problems are needed.

Solutions to these global challenges, such as environmental sustainability, call for systems thinking. It is increasingly required to understand the context in which the product is going to operate, whether that relates to the need to reduce emissions, use less oil-based fuel or water, disassembly at the end of its life or marketing in a region which taxes based on a footprint.  By understanding the broader context in which the challenges lie, we are able to identify more sustainable solutions.

Careers

After having completed the studies, you will have good competencies to work in international and multidisciplinary environments.

As a graduate, you may assume positions in industry, consultancy, regulatory agencies, and governmental and non-governmental organisations, where growing interest in sustainability has created new employment opportunities.

Graduates from this programme have found employment as

  • environmental specialists in consulting companies
  • environmental managers in industrial enterprises
  • development engineers in the paper industry
  • emissions specialists in the engineering industry
  • environmental engineers in the energy industry
  • environmental officers for government authorities
  • sustainability specialists in the construction industry
  • environmental and safety specialists in industry
  • researchers in a research institute
  • municipal environmental managers

You will also be given a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Studies on life cycle assessment
  • Sustainable innovation 
  • System transition
  • Air pollution control
  • Sustainable water use
  • Waste treatment technology 
  • Climate finance and carbon markets

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Rolling admission period: 1 October − 31 May.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

To be eligibile to apply to any of the Master's Programmes, you are required to have at least the minimum required score for the GPA for the degree providing you with eligibility to apply: 3.50 on the scale of 1.00 - 5.00.

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

    Minimum required Verbal Reasoning score:

    152

    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:

    152

    Minimum required Analytical Writing score:

    3

    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

You are eligible to apply to this programme with one of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Technology: Tekniikan kandidaatti - Completed in a Finnish University
  • Bachelor of Engineering - Insinööri (AMK) Completed in a Finnish University of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology OR closely related to Technology - All countries - Completed in a University
  • Bachelor of Engineering - EU/EEA countries - Completed in a University of Applied Sciences

The degree must be equivalent to a similar Finnish Bachelor's Degree regarding to number of academic years and ECTS credits required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lappeenranta

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

LUT University Scholarship Programme

Scholarships are offered for students with a nationality of a non-EU/EEA country (excluding Switzerland), who are applying through Regular Admission to Master's Programme/s at LUT University (taught in English) and who are required to pay a tuition fee.

Partner University Scholarship Programme at LUT University

Scholarships are offered for students from the partner universities who have a nationality of a non-EU/EEA country (excluding Switzerland), who are applying through Double Degree Admission or Joint Degree Admission to a Master's Programme at LUT University (taught in English) and who are required to pay a tuition fee.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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