Electric Transportation Systems, M.Sc. | LUT University | Lahti, Finland
24 months
13500 EUR/year
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The Electric Transportation Systems programme from LUT University gives an overview of the technology and business in electric transportation systems. 

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Electric transportation systems are emerging worldwide to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. 

The changes in technology concern the whole transportation system – road transportation, off-road machines, marine vessels and aviation.

Electrification can take place both directly and indirectly. Electrical drives, batteries, charging systems, smart grids and related automation and information systems are essential technologies in the direct electrification of new electric transportation systems. Most road transportation vehicles and short shipping vessels can be electrified directly. Indirect electrification is needed e.g. for long-distance shipping, aviation and heavy road transportation.

The Electric Transportation Systems programme focuses on key technologies and skills related to electric transportation, such as electro-mechanical drive trains, power electronics, battery technology and related information technology. Also indirect electrification methods and e-fuel technologies are considered, and environmental impacts of different technology solutions are analysed.

Graduates receive a Master's degree in electrical engineering with a specific focus on electric transportation systems. With the expertise from this programme, graduates will be able to work in various expert positions related to the electric transportation sector. 

The Master's Programme in Electric Transportation Systems from LUT University suits applicants with a BSc degree in electrical engineering and those already in full-time work because it mainly utilises blended and hybrid teaching. Contact teaching will be mainly arranged on the Lahti campus on individual days at the end of the week. Laboratory work will be organised in Lappeenranta during a few contact days.  


Master's graduates from electrical engineering have gone on to become:

  • project managers
  • product development managers
  • development directors
  • senior design engineers
  • research and development engineers
  • product developers
  • specialists

Programme Structure

  • The programme includes core, advanced specialisation, minor and elective studies as well as a Master's thesis.
  • Core studies, 26 ECTS credits, include an introduction to electrical transmission systems, tools for further studies, laboratory working, and an internship.
  • Advanced specialisation studies, min. 40 ECTS credits, include courses on topics such as smart grids, electrochemical energy storages, enabling an energy internet, electrical drives and embedded system programming.
  • Recommended minor studies, min 20 credits, include circular economy or business studies. 
  • Elective studies can be chosen from any discipline at LUT to complement your studies.
  • 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 2022–15 May 2023.
    • The next regular admission is 1 December 2022–18 January 2023.


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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

a minimum of 3.50 on the scale of 1.00-5.00

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Degrees Completed Worldwide (excluding Finland)

  • Bachelor of Science in Technology OR closely related to TechnologyCompleted in a University - All countries
  • Bachelor of Engineering 
  • Completed in a University of Applied Sciences - EU/EEA countries
The degree must be equivalent to a similar Finnish Bachelor's Degree regarding to number of academic years and ECTS credits.
  • The degree must give you eligibility to apply to university level Master's studies in the country where the degree was completed in.
  • Having completed a Master's Degree still makes you eligible to apply, but only when applying with a Bachelor's Degree
    • Exception 1: Master's Degree with no immediate prior Bachelor's Degree included is accepted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 EUR/year
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    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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