24 months
13500 EUR/year
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This Bioenergy Systems programme from LUT University gives you skills to do this, from the feedstock of fuels to  harvesting and thermal conversion to electricity and heat. 

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Making greater use of the renewable energy systems available is a way to meet the climate change challenge while helping to secure the availability of energy supplies for us all.

Bioenergy will be a significant part of clean and feasible energy systems in the future, and its use is increasing globally. When utilising bioenergy, we must ensure that it is sustainable and feasible. 

During the studies, you will learn how different feedstock can be converted to electricity and heat and what requirements the fuel sets for the technology and system. In addition, you will learn how bioenergy systems work as a part of comprehensive energy systems. You will learn about energy economics and processes with respect to bioenergy systems.

In this programme, you will learn how to produce energy safely, economically, and using low-emission technology and renewable energy sources. By graduation, you will understand the benefits and drawbacks of different bioenergy generation technologies and will be able to design small-scale bioenergy systems.

Career prospects

The Bioenergy Systems programme from LUT University provides you access to the latest information about the renewable energy sector and how it affects your future career.

You will train to work in international, multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.

The already expansive energy sector is growing globally, but in addition, it is changing to respond to global challenges. Our graduates have the skills to not only cope with the transition but to be its drivers. There is a constant need for new experts with the latest skills and understanding about the technologies available currently and in the future.

Our graduates find employment in many fields. However, they most typically work in research and development, energy production and/or sales, or as sales engineers, managers, consultants and civil servants. Globally, the energy sector is extensive, and there are plenty of opportunities to work in large companies, SMEs, government institutions or NGOs. 

Graduates may find specialist positions in, for instance, design and product development, production and operation, management, sales and marketing, research and education, and public authorities and organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core studies, 26 ECTS credits, include courses on bioenergy, technology and society, and energy economics. 
  • Advance specialisation studies, 42-65 ECTS credits, include compulsory and alternative studies:
  • Compulsory studies: energy systems engineering, bioenergy technology solutions, energy economics, steam boilers, fluid machinery, power plant design.
  • Alternative studies: district heating, advanced modelling of transport phenomena, energy scenarios, steam turbines, renewable energy technology, design of fluid machinery.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The next rolling admission is 1 November 2022–15 May 2023.
  • The next regular admission is 1 December 2022–18 January 2023.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

3.00 on the scale of 1.00-5.00

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Technology OR closely related to Technology
  • Completed in a University - All countries
  • Other degree mentioned in a programme-specific eligibility requirements completed worldwide (excluding Finland)  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

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.



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