Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering


The Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering provides courses on Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral levels.

Bachelor's degree programmes

At the Bachelor's level education, NBE contributes to the majors Engineering Physics and Bioinformation Technology. We also supervise Bachelor theses.

Master's degree programme

At the Master's level education, NBE produces two majors for the Master’s Degree Programme in Life Science Technologies:

(1) Biomedical Engineering

Objectives: Biomedical Engineering builds on a solid basis of physics and technology to characterize, monitor, image and influence biological systems. This major introduces the student to the physics of biological systems in order to efficiently measure, image, and model such systems. In addition, this major provides the basic knowledge and skills for developing novel engineering solutions for diagnostic and treatment needs in health care. The major offers excellent foundations for pursuing a career in medical technology industry or in academia.

(2) Human Neuroscience and Technology

Objectives: The aim is to give the students a strong background for understanding structure and functions of human brain, brain research methods and instrumentation, as well as neurotechnologies. After completing their studies, the students have an excellent background for science career and for applying their expertise in more applied fields, e.g., in medical technology, health and wellbeing, and game technology.


Courses taught at NBE listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).

Students in front of whiteboard, photo by Unto Rautio / Aalto Material bank

Special courses

Summer schools, workshops and special courses taught at NBE listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).

TMS-EEG Summer School 2016, photo by Lari Koponen

Master's theses

Master's theses completed at NBE by year (most recent first).

Uusia tutkintotodistuskansioita 2019 alkaen

Life Science Technologies - Master of Science (Technology)

The Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies educates a new generation of engineers, researchers and entrepreneurs who are committed to improving human health and wellbeing through development of innovative scientific and engineering solutions. The programme has a strong focus on the technological aspects of Life Sciences and is closely connected to the world-class research at Aalto University in the fields of biological data analysis and modelling, bioinformatics, bioelectronics and biosensing, biomedical engineering, human neuroscience and neurotechnology, biomaterials engineering and synthetic biology.

Aalto University / students at Aalto University / photo by Aino Huovio

Doctoral programmes

Many graduate students of the Aalto SCI Doctoral Programme conduct their thesis work in the research groups of the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering.

See also Doctoral programme Brain & Mind (B&M) for a multidisciplinary PhD training network. B&M connects neuroscience research groups at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University.

We have a long tradition in training researchers and supervising doctoral theses.

Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind

The Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind (B&M) is a doctoral education network for students at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University whose thesis work relates to the study of brain and mind.

Brain and Mind Symposium 2019 in Dipoli, Otaniemi. Photo by Jaakko Järvinen.


Doctoral dissertations at NBE listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).

A hat of a Finnish Doctor of Science in Technology
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