M.Sc. On Campus

Software Engineers for Green Deal

LUT University

24 months
9000 EUR/year
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The Erasmus Mundus Master's programme Software Engineers for Green Deal from LUT University educates software engineers with a sustainable mindset to tackle sustainability challenges.


These experts will be able to innovate, design and implement software-based solutions with a sustainable effect for local and global contexts. Our graduates will have an impact on individuals, societies, industries and governments through new, responsible ways of developing systems.

The Software Engineers for Green Deal programme from LUT University focuses on sustainable development through the use of software solutions. It emphasises human aspects in sustainability, develops the education aspects of sustainability with a social perspective, and educates ICT professionals with advanced sustainability knowledge, skills and competences.

The SE4GD programme also emphasises the employability of the students by developing their career skills throughout the programme. Thus, the programme aims for learning outcomes in both hard and soft skills.

The programme is implemented as a triple degree programme between LUT University in Finland (LUT), University L'Aquila in Italy (UnivAq) and Vrije Universtiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands (VUA). After successfully completing the studies, students will receive the following degrees:

  • LUT: Master of Science in Technology (major in software engineering)
  • UnivAq: Master of Computer Science
  • VUA: Master of Science in Computer Science (software engineering and green IT track)

You will start in Italy (semester 1) and continue in Finland (semester 2) and the Netherlands (semester 3). For your Master's thesis in semester 4, you may select one of the thesis positions offered by our partners. You will also participate in two summer schools arranged by our partners as a part of your studies.

Career prospects

The Master's Programme Software Engineers for Green Deal will train you for traditional software engineer positions, specialist roles or project and team leader positions.

The programme will also enable you to conduct research and pursue an academic career.

Possible jobs for graduates are sustainability consultant, software developer, software architect, user experience specialist, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software engineering fundamentals - During this semester, you will focus on software engineering fundamentals in both the engineering and architecture of software systems. You will learn how to design, model and analyse complex systems and their architectures. The courses are organised at the University of L'Aquila, Italy, at the Department of Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics.
  • Sustainable software - During this semester, you will learn to understand the fundamentals of sustainable development, the role of software in sustainable development, and approaches to making software sustainable. 
  • Software for sustainability - The objective of this semester is to build upon the skills and competencies acquired in the first year of studies: the foundations of software engineering and sustainable software.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 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

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree awarded by a university or a higher education institution.
  • The scope of a relevant degree awarded by a higher education institution must be equivalent to 180 ECTS credits (or equivalent) or at least three years of full-time study. The degree must give eligibility for Master-level studies in the awarding country.
  • The Bachelor’s degree is from Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Engineering, Information Sciences, Software Engineering, Business Informatics, Business Information technology or a closely related area BUT background on software engineering.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 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.


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.

Our partners

Software Engineers for Green Deal
LUT University


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