Department of Civil Engineering

Researcher at the 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.

Research

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.

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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.

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Otaniemi research tunnel

News

Isoisänsilta Helsingissä.
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Apply for grants from the Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Fund - deadline 31 January 2022

Grants will be admitted in recognition of studies completed either in the field of bridge engineering or in the field of structural engineering and building physics, or as support for postgraduate studies in these fields.
Aalto University
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New heads of departments and deputy department heads appointed at the School of Engineering

Pedro Vilaça, Raine Mäntysalo and Leena Korkiala-Tanttu will begin their terms as heads of departments in January 2022.
Kuva: Tiina ja Antti Herlinin säätiö
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Urgent need for talent and skills: Environmental problems require interdisciplinary solutions

A project funded by the Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation creates more human resources for the green transition by producing a new kind of textbook, about ecologically sustainable energy solutions.
Opiskelijat legoista rakennetun Otaniemi-mallin ympärillä
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New study options for the Bachelor's Programme in Engineering

The spring 2022 joint applications process will feature four new options for the Bachelor's Programme in Engineering (studies in Finnish or Swedish):

Events

CSNOW - The Network of Women in Computer Science
Online event

CSNOW - The Network of Women in Computer Science

On January 27 come and hear about the CSNOW initiative at ETH Zurich for breaking down gender-based barriers and prejudices.
Intro to Scientific Computing 2022

Intro to Scientific Computing 2 - 4 February 2022

Are you starting your doctoral studies and you are unsure about the computational resources available for you? You are working from remote, but would you like to have more resources for your data science tasks? Would you like to learn about High Performance Computing (HPC) in practice? Join our hands-on course for data science workflows with HPC.
Kuvituskuva: Mika Huisman
Lectures and seminars

Rakennustekniikan päivä - Civil Engineering Day 2022

Annual event organised by Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering for stakeholders.

Studies

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. 

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Contact information

Get in touch with the Department of Civil Engineering.

Department of Civil Engineering
Concrete investigation at the Department of Civil Engineering

Collaboration and partners

The Department of Civil Engineering cooperates with industry in all of its central research areas.

Department of Civil Engineering
Dipoli / kuvaaja: Tuomas Uusheimo

Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Fund

The Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Fund awards grants and recognition awards annually to Master's degree students and post-graduate students of the Aalto University School of Engineering as well as persons who recently completed their Master's or postgraduate degrees and familiarized with bridge engineering or structural engineering and building physics in their studies at Aalto University.

Department of Civil Engineering

Where to find us

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Construction engineering, R Building

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