Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
The Department of Civil Engineering aims to build the structures of tomorrow through research, education and collaboration. The department is built around its strengths in system knowledge, computation, modelling and knowledge management.
The department conducts both basic scientific research as well as applied research, both of which are required for high-quality education at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
At the Department of Civil Engineering, we use our expertise to create multidisciplinary, solution-oriented approaches and solutions in cooperation with domestic and international partners who represent a variety of fields.
Research at the department is backed by extensive facilities and focused on building design and construction as well as mineral-based materials and mechanics. The department cooperates with industry on a number of important topics, including construction management, concrete technology, indoor air quality science and technology and geoengineering.
Building design and construction
Building design and construction research aims to integrate the two fields, creating new, research-based knowledge to promote energy-efficient, safe, sustainable, healthy and comfortable buildings.
Mineral-based materials and mechanics
Developing new industrial solutions and innovations needed in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of civil engineering applications reliant on mineral-based materials. The target is to ensure the strength, durability and sustainability of solids and structures in the built environment.
Our research holds a prominent position in the education we offer. Learn more about studying at the Department of Civil Engineering through the programmes below.
Do you want to know how things work? Are you interested in simulating the physical world using computers? Come study Computational Engineering at Aalto!
As one of the highest ranking programmes in its field, the Master’s Programme in Geoengineering provides world-class education in the disciplines of geoscience, material science, mechanics and construction. As geoengineering is a discipline involved with soil and rock, working as the primary basis for our built environment, one could call it the hidden science of everyday life. Simultaneously, geoengineers play a key role in urbanisation and circular economy, fighting climate change and the growing use of natural resources. Thanks to their highly appreciated knowledge and skills, as well as the programme’s close collaboration with the industry, graduates tend to find great job opportunities with ease.
The Master's Programme in Building Technology offers comprehensive academic and professional education in a variety of disciplines within civil and structural engineering.
A global minerals industry needs new experts and competence to fuel its renewal. As a graduate of the programme, you are in a prime position to effect change in the field.
The goal of doctoral studies is to equip a doctoral candidate with competence to conduct independent research and perform demanding advisory tasks. Developing skills in research work and the application of research results is integral to doctoral studies.
The Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Foundation awards grants and recognition awards annually to students, young researchers and fresh graduates in the fields of bridge engineering, structural engineering and building physics.