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M.Sc. Water Technology

In the Water Technology Master’s programme from LUT University, you will learn how waters are purified not only efficiently but also in a sustainable and economical manner. You will obtain knowledge and skills to solve water-related challenges in the future.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: September 2020
Tuition Fee: €10,000 per year
Location: LappeenrantaFinland

Every day, two million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural wastewater is discharged into the water bodies.

Especially water treatment is inadequate in many parts of the world, and legislation concerning wastewater is constantly being tightened. Moreover, sustainability challenges us to reflect on water treatment in different ways.

Instead of focusing on end-of-pipe treatment for pollution prevention, we should shift towards optimal resource utilisation and enhanced water recycling. Consequently, it is obvious that novel and sustainable materials and technologies for water treatment are needed.

Teaching in the Water Technology Master’s programme from LUT University is based on existing and future water treatment challenges. Novel and advanced technologies are at the core of the studies, and course contents are planned based on the industrial and municipal requirements as well as the most recent scientific discoveries.

Diverse teaching methods and students with versatile backgrounds ensure that you will study in a multicultural and multidisciplinary group. There are both Finnish and international students in this programme.

Career prospects

You will acquire practical skills and learn the latest information about the chemical engineering approach to water treatment.

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

You may find work in:

  • the chemical and process industry (users of pure water) as well as technology companies focusing on water purification;
  • municipalities: water treatment plants;
  • research institutes: development of new water treatment processes and technology, novel separation and purification materials, water quality monitoring methods.

You will also obtain a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programmes.

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“The best part of my student experience at LUT was that I found many friends from different countries and cultures, and learned how to cooperate with them on several projects.”

Poorang Vosough // From Iran // LUT Alumnus

Courses included

The programme includes core, specialisation, minor and elective studies.

Core studies include an introduction course to M.Sc. studies and a course on research methodology.

Specialisation studies include comprehensive courses about conventional and advanced water treatment technologies, analytics, sustainable water use, and project work.The Master’s thesis, 30 ECTS credits, are a part of specialisation studies. The thesis is an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. Students complete it during their fourth semester.

Minor studies (if any, depending on the scope of the specialisation studies) and elective studies can be freely chosen by the student. Minor subjects suitable for distance learning are also available.

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