Degree: Mechatronic System Design (KoDMecha_KJ)
Period: 2020-2021

Learning outcomes:

After the completion of the Master's Programme in Mechatronic System Design a student will acquire extensive knowledge of the design, hydraulics, control, dynamics and simulation of machines. A student will also learn about environmentally conscious design and the development of new technologies to solve current and future global problems. During the studies, a student will be able to apply simulation tools to analyse demanding machine systems. This expertise can be applied to the most demanding research and development processes of the global industry.

A student will

  • be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of dynamics of mechatronic machines, simulation tools and usage of them, multidisciplinary product development process
  • have adopted the principles of applying theoretical methods into practice using virtual tools
  • have ability to design and implement control systems for mechatronic machines
  • be able to work with others in task-orientated groups participating and interacting in the group in a productive manner and lead and manage design projects
  • be able to logically think through industrial research and development problems and solve them, to contribute to innovative thinking
  • be able to understand the needs and special features of other disciplines out of core competence in mechanical engineering design



  • Degree Master of Science in Technology (M.Sc. Tech.), (Diplomi-insinööri in Finnish)
  • Higher university degree, gives eligibility to apply for scientific doctoral studies
  • Extent 120 ECTS credits
  • Duration two years, full-time studies of 60 ECTS per academic year.

Degree Structure

The Master's degree (120 ECTS) consists of core studies, advanced specialisation studies, minor studies and possible elective studies. The Master's Thesis and Seminar is included in the advanced specialisation studies.

Students choose one of the following minors to their MSc degree:

KoDSaMate20 Advanced Materials Engineering or
SaSoESaC Embedded Systems and Communications

The extent of the minor studies is 20 ECTS cr.

The degree doesn't include any elective studies. However students may include free elective studies to their MSc degree, provided that the elective studies don't extend graduation time (recommendation two years). Elective studies can include any courses offered by LUT if the required prerequisites are fulfilled. Studies in other universities/from abroad can be included upon application. Students may include an internship that improves professional skills to elective studies. An internship may be worth a maximum of 10 ECTS credits.

Core Studies35,00
Advanced specialisation studies65,00
Minor studies20,00
Elective studies0,00