24 months
13500 EUR/year
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In this Chemical Engineering programme from LUT University, you will learn the basic skills necessary in the modern chemical and process industry. 

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Chemical engineering skills are essential in developing processing technology that is not detrimental to the environment. This might include tasks such as developing novel processes that are energy and raw material efficient, or processes to recirculate wastes to valuable products.

Chemical engineering combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and economics, aiming to turn raw materials into chemical products. These products include, for instance, fuels, commodities, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and food.

The Chemical Engineering programme from LUT University also covers many scientific and technological areas that are essential for human well-being, a clean environment, and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Career prospects

Chemical and process engineers play important roles in delivering innovations that take our world forward.

You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work in different fields of the process industry, for chemical companies, and for equipment manufacturers, most typically in research, development, design and operation.

Other prospective positions include overseeing the construction of new plants, assessing safety and environmental issues, and supervising plant operations.

You may find employment in the chemical, biomass refining, food processing or metallurgical industries. Graduates of this programme have found jobs in companies such as Outotec, UPM, Stora Enso, Norilsk Nickel, Orion Pharma, Dow, and Kemira.

Additionally, the skills of chemical engineers are increasingly in demand outside the traditional process industry, for example in the energy sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • In core studies, 9 ECTS credits, you will study laboratory safety and research methodology.
  • Advanced specialisation studies, 35–65 ECTS credits, include compulsory and alternative studies:
  • In compulsory studies, you will study unit operations, fluid dynamics, process simulation and monitoring, process intensification, product and process design.
  • In alternative studies, you can choose from data analysis, biorefineries, bioenergy solutions, chemical separation methods, hydrometallurgy, circular economy. 

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

GPA admission requirements GPA

 3.00 on the scale of 1.00-5.00

Other requirements

General requirements

You are eligible to apply to technology programmes with one of the following degrees:

  • 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 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.

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