Studies at University of Oulu 2015-2016

The University of Oulu offers study opportunities with a solid academic foundation ranging from 5-6 year degree programmes and master’s programmes to doctoral training. There are also several possibilities such as open university studies, executive training and continuing education for developing and maintaining skills and competencies.

In addition to a variety of student exchange programmes, international master’s degree programmes in English are offered in six fields of study, making the university an international study environment.

5-6 Year Degree Programmes

Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering

The environmental engineering degree programme produces knowledge and skills in process and environmental engineering, industrial engineering and in aspects of ergonomics and safety. The programme focuses on environmental and legislative issues and economic aspects.  As the same processes apply in both industry and nature, biological, physical and chemical processes and their effects on water and the material cycles in the soil are covered in the educational programme. The programme focuses on process design, control and development in various industrial and environmental applications. The degree programme is multidisciplinary, focusing on the use of biomaterials in industrial processes, environmental protection and restoration, as well as industrial and urban environmental planning.

The degree programme consists of process and environmental engineering studies and mathematical and scientific studies. Furthermore, personal skills are developed during the education program.  The programme provides all the necessary skills and knowledge for design, research and development tasks in environmental engineering.

Kati Leinonen

Basic information

Duration of Studies: 
5 years (3+2)
ECTS Credits: 
300 (180+120)
Language of Instruction: 
Additional Information Concerning the Language of Instruction: 
Part of the instruction at Master's level is in English.
Graduate Profiles: 
(Chemical) Process Designer
Environmental Engineer
Development Manager
Production Manager
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 482438
jukka.hiltunen (at)
+358 (0)294 482371
saara.luhtaanmaki (at)


Next Application Period: 
March 17th 2015 – April 9th 2015 at 15.00 / 3 p.m. (UTC +3)
The degree programme is applied for through the The language of instruction in the degree programme is Finnish. Applicants have to both apply in Finnish and be able to study in Finnish. Applicants are asked to prove their Finnish language skills in the admissions process. Information on studies in English is available here.