At LUT University, the School of Engineering Science offers high-quality Master’s programmes in computer science, specifically in software engineering and computational engineering. With such a diverse focus, the programmes open a range of career opportunities, but for those looking for and valuing experimental work, chemical engineering offers an excellent option with careers in research, plant operations and technical service.
In software engineering, user experience meets function
The somewhat softer side of computer science, software engineering focuses on developing high-quality software for a multidimensional environment where user experience, function, budget and time constraints define success.
“Software engineers are at high demand globally and in Finland. Understanding of both the technology and the management and leadership aspects associated with running successful software projects is crucial in a digitalizing world,” explains Dean Riina Salmimies.
By upgrading your knowledge with the LUT Master’s programme in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation and surging successfully towards a technology-dependent career, you’ll acquire expertise in the effective design and development of software and digital services.
You’ll build upon the skills you gained through previous courses and you’ll be prepared for specialist roles, offering modern businesses beneficial digitalisation techniques or redesigning and maintaining organisational software.
That’s why LUT computer science student, Poorang Vosough, enjoyed his Master’s specialisation in software engineering.
“My studies have been useful at work, especially code camps where we did different software and applications individually or as a team, this taught me a lot. I am very satisfied with the way my studies went at LUT but it is crucial that you learn about something you are really interested in. The most important thing I learned at LUT was that by studying and working hard I can get the skills I want and need,” Poorang explains.
Computational engineering; for those interested in algorithms
The hardcore side of computer science, computational engineering, is more about algorithms and math rather than defining multidimensional requirements for software and building that software to meet a customer’s needs accordingly.
The LUT Master’s Programme in Computational Engineering and Technical Physics supplies you with extensive knowledge in mathematics or computing, and their application to the rapidly-changing problems of industrial and economic life.
With specialisations in technomathematics or computer vision and pattern recognition, you’ll leave LUT with career-ready skills you can apply in your future role to discover solutions to challenges in today’s information society.
Technomathematics will offer you the chance to model industrial and environmental processes, develop fuzzy systems and mathematical models and methods. You can help get to the roots of global warming or model vast forest resources and you may become a professional of atmospheric modelling or track meteors and study their trajectories. Technomathematics is full of opportunities.
The range of applications throughout computer vision and pattern recognition is abundant, too. The recognition of cars, people, various animals and even cancerous cells in image data is the source of countless innovations. Pattern recognition is a path to mining large quantities of data and identifying major trends otherwise unseen by human eyes. With process and manufacturing industries collecting vast quantities of data, the significance of preventative maintenance is continuously increasing.
Provide tools for societies and industry for a more sustainable world
If you choose to study chemical engineering at LUT, the Master’s Programme in Chemical Engineering and Water Treatment offers the chance to specialise in process engineering or water treatment.
Most of our everyday products are made by the process industry. Whether it be soap, pharmaceuticals, food or paper, chemical process engineers have been involved with all of them. In chemical process engineering, you specialise in process modelling, simulation and development of new processes.
With the increasing demand for clean water, chemical engineers develop the concrete solutions needed to satisfy the thirst of the world. You can develop knowledge and skills in both currently used traditional methods, but also in novel technologies of the future.
LUT University hosts the largest water research cluster in Finland and you will be taught by respected experts in the field. Chemical engineering graduates find employment in the chemical, biochemical, metallurgical or forest industries. Duties typically include R&D, design and plant operation. However, the skills of chemical engineers are increasingly in-demand outside of the traditional process industry
One such international chemical engineering graduate is LUT researcher, Marina Ängeslevä. Currently finalising her doctoral thesis, she explains that, “At LUT, you are free to select subjects which suit you best. This gives not only the freedom of choice but also the opportunity to learn something interesting, something that you need for your future career.”