Master's Programme in Geoengineering

Starting your studies

After admission

After receiving the letter of admission, remember to take care of all the practicalities:
Information for new masters students

If you are an international student, see also information for international students.

Orientation week

The studies of the academic year 2023-2024 start during the orientation week on August 28 to September 1, 2023. The program will be updated on this page in the summer of 2023.

Participation in the orientation week is very important for the smooth start of the studies. During the week, you will meet your fellow students and teachers for the first time, socialize at events organized by guilds, receive support for course selections and study systems, as well as have the opportunity to handle official matters related to daily life.

Orientation week programme Monday 28 August-1 September

Monday 28 August. Place: Otakaari 1, B-hall

09.15-10.00 Breakfast

10.15-10.45 Dean´s welcome

10.50-12.00 Study essentials, Working life in Finland

12.00-13.00 Lunch break

13.00-14.00 Scientific writing, Why is Intercultural Communication important to engineering students?

14.00-15.00 Study skills and group work skills

15.00-16.00 AYY and ENG Guilds

Tuesday 29 August Introduction to your own Master´s programme

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Wednesday 30 August  Introduction to your own Master´s programme

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Thursday 31 August Place: Otakaari 1 Main hall

09.00 –10.00 Information for tuition-fee-liable students ENG, Otakaari 4, Lecture hall 216

10.00-16.00 Aalto Welcome Fair

14.00-15.00 Better Study Life lecture Place: Otakaari 1 Aalto-hall

Friday 1 September Place Otakaari 4

09-12 Personal study plan and Q&A

12.00-14.00 Teekkari life Place Otakaari 1 Aalto-hall

Pre-Orientation 2023-24

Aalto Pre-Orientation materials aims to help you get settled in our university and ease the start of studies. These materials focus on information and services relevant to all new students in our university, and you can return to the materials later on. You will receive more precise information and guidance related to your own study programme during the orientation week.

Your student tutor will contact you in August. Your contact information will be given to your tutor. Tutors are senior students who help new students during orientation week and at the beginning oftheir studies. Each new student is assigned a student tutor who has completed tutoring training.Tutoring is carried out in cooperation with tutors, University personnel and student organizations.Each major has their own tutors, who introduce students to the campus, student organizationactivities (KIK, IK and MK Guilds) and student life in general.

Introduction to Geoengineering Master's Programme 

Tuesday, 29th August 2023, Rakentajanaukio 4

8.45-9.20       Welcome! Introduction to Geoengineering Master Programme (Wojtek Sołowski) and presentation of the students
9.20-11.30     Study paths, courses and teaching / research infrastructure:  
                      Geotechnical Engineering, Highway Engineering, Engineering Geology, Rock Mechanics
11.30- 13.00   Photo Session followed by the lunch break
13.00- 16.00   Tunnel and laboratories tour:Geotechnical Laboratory,General laboratory, testing hall, Highway laboratory, Research tunnel

Tuesday, 30th August 2023, Rakentajanaukio 4

9.00 - 10.30    All Well!  (Sanni Saarimäki)
10.30 - 10.45  Geotechnical and Rock Engineers' club presentation
10.45 - 11.15  Introduction to study services (Katri Koistinen) 
11.15-11.30    Selection of academic advisor
11.30-13.00    Photo session for those who missed the session on Tuesday, followed by a lunch break
13.00-16.00    Presentations from industry

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