Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering
More about the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering (into.aalto.fi)
The focus of the school’s research activities is on the development of key technologies and the research problems posed by great societal challenges.
The Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering comprises 23 research fields. In the field of technology, information and communication technology and micro- and nanotechnology have been chosen as the focus areas. Of the great themes in society, energy, environment and health and well-being are central to our school.
The programme is a joint effort of the Departments of Electrical and Automation, Micro- and Nano Sciences, Radio Science and Engineering, Signal Processing and Acoustics, and Communications and Networking. In addition, the Metsähovi Radio Observatory and Micronova, the Centre for Micro- and Nanotechnology are also responsible for the supervision of doctoral dissertations.
A postgraduate degree comprises both theoretical studies and research work. The recommended period for completing the degree of Licentiate of Science (Technology) is two years and four years for completing the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology). In case the theoretical studies have been completed in connection with the licentiate degree, a doctoral dissertation is the only further requirement for the doctoral degree.
The amount of required theoretical studies is altogether 40 credits. Theoretical studies comprise two modules: research field module (25-30 cr.) and scientific practices and principles module (5-20 cr.).
The main focus of a postgraduate degree is on scientific research work. A licentiate thesis must be written for a licentiate degree. To complete a doctoral degree, a student must produce and publish a doctoral dissertation as well as defending it at a public examination.