Aalto Doctoral Programme in Engineering

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Contact information

Contact us

Contact us primarily via email or phone.

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Office hours: book an appointment by email
Street address: room 233, Tietotie 1 E, Otaniemi
Postal address: P.O.Box 15200, 00076 AALTO

Director of the Doctoral Programme in Engineering

Doctoral education services

Planning officer Ritva Viero

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Coordinator Reetta Mannola

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Our staff helps you with

Planning officer Riva Viero

  • secretary of the Doctoral Programme Committee
  • process of pre-examination of doctoral thesis
  • appointing the opponent
  • cotutelle agreements
  • general matters of doctoral programme
  • applications for doctoral studies
  • applications for funded doctoral programme positions

Coordinator Reetta Mannola

  • confirmation of the study plan
  • approval of doctoral thesis and graduation
  • changing the supervising professor or thesis advisor
  • examination and approval of licentiate thesis and graduation
  • scholarship applications for the first two scientific articles
  • applications for doctoral studies
  • public defence announcement and public display of doctoral thesis
  • scholarship applications for doctoral students and for doctoral degree completion
  • registering individual study attainments, doctoral studies

Doctoral Programme Committee

Doctoral programme committee (School of Engineering)

The Doctoral programme committee of the School decides about developing the content of the doctoral programme, prepares the curriculum and admission criteria and makes various decisions related to the evaluation process of the doctoral theses of individual students, among other things.

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Research fields and professors

Research fields and supervising professors (School of Engineering)

Research field is an area of academic research in which the school has agreed to provide doctoral education. The Aalto Doctoral Programme in Engineering offers doctoral education in 8 research fields. Each doctoral student is appointed a supervising professor who represents the research field approved for the student.



There are three departments at the School of Engineering. Read about the research focus of each department on their pages.

Department of Built Environment

Water resources, spatial data, sustainable asset management and safe transportation.

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Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering aims to build the structures of tomorrow through research, education and collaboration.

Researcher at the Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a leading multidisciplinary research establishment with strong industrial ties and impact on industry and society alike.

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Ombudspersons and support for challenges

Ombudspersons are voluntary professors with solid experience in academic practices whom doctoral students can contact confidentially in challenges related to the thesis work. In case of challenging situations, we also have a support system of e.g. study psychologists and workplace mediators.

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Ombudspersons for doctoral students

Confidential contact persons for doctoral students wishing to discuss with a professor with experience in academic practices

Doctoral education

Support for challenges during your doctoral studies

Support network and help for harassment or other type of challenging situations

Doctoral education

Career design

Career Design for Students

Career design is an experimental approach for creating a meaningful career path in the constantly changing world of work.

Career Design for Students

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