24 months
13500 EUR/year
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The Master's Programme in Industrial Design Engineering from LUT University provides students with knowledge of innovative design, manufacturing methods, human factors, creative problem solving, advanced materials, industrial and business challenges, and environmental considerations. 

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Since product design and development are considered transdisciplinary, they require profound knowledge of design methods, manufacturing tools, production processes, ergonomics, aesthetics and sustainability. Skills in these areas help to respond to market demands rapidly and produce justifiable and usable products on a competitive market.

This knowledge is needed at different stages of product development to meet the needs of industries, support product users, and respond to environmental issues.

This Industrial Design Engineering programme from LUT University is a unique study opportunity in Finland, combining knowledge of and working methods in production engineering, industrial design and material development. It emphasises a combination of design skills and engineering qualifications through project courses in which students apply their knowledge to practice. Projects are carried out in close cooperation with Finnish and European industries. As a result, this programme is a popular major subject that has seen a rapid growth in applicant numbers nationally and internationally.  

The Master's Programme in Industrial Design Engineering employs massive open online courses (MOOCs), enabling students to complete nearly half of their studies remotely. The online courses and internet-based exercises are a flexible and dynamic way to complete studies.

The course applies a hybrid of online and contact teaching: nearly two thirds of the teaching sessions are conducted remotely online. The contact lessons are usually not mandatory, and teachers may provide teaching material to students online. Course presentations, seminar days, meetings and laboratory visits are agreed on flexibly with the lecturer in charge of the course.

Career prospects

The demand for industrial design engineering experts is growing due to new technological developments and their importance in the development of our society.

As a graduate of the programme, you will have diverse possibilities for a career in companies' design departments as an industrial designer, brand manager, product designer, production manager, design engineer, interaction designer or packaging designer, in research or even in a design firm of your own.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • In core studies, 33 ECTS credits, you will study research methods, product design and production process, selection of materials, applied mathematics and additive manufacturing.
  • Advanced specialisation studies, 57 ECTS credits, focus on topics such as sustainable design, ergonomics in design, interaction of products and consumers, productivity and sustainability in sheet metal production, design communication and visualisation, innovation in design, product design and production processes, structural and mechanical system design, forming and assembly for metal product design.
  • The Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project during the programme's fourth semester. The Master's thesis requires approximately six months of full-time work.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • The next rolling admission is 1 November 2021 − 31 May 2022.
  • The next regular admission is 1 December 2021 − 19 January 2022.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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)
To possibly get admitted,
  • you must fulfill the programme-specific requirements.
  • gain a minimum of 50% of the given points in the interview (regarding all the programmes excluding Electrical Engineering).

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 Lahti

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.



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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