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Aalto Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering

The focus of the school’s research activities is on the development of key technologies and the research problems posed by great societal challenges.
Researcher at School of Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary doctoral programme providing graduates with the ability to work in a variety of fields ranging from traditional electrical engineering and energy sector to biomedical engineering and robotics and nanotechnology and further to communications engineering. Based on a strong mathematical and natural science basis, the curriculum is flexible, allowing each doctoral candidate to compile her/his own combination of courses and research according to her/his own interests. The programme covers all disciplines of the School of Electrical Engineering and allows multi-disciplinary co-operation across Aalto University.

The Aalto Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering was established on 1 January 2011. It comprises 13 fields of research. The Programme is a joint effort of the Departments of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Signal Processing and Acoustics, Electrical Engineering and Automation, and Communications and Networking, as well as the Metsähovi Radio Observatory and Micronova - the Research Centre for Micro- and Nanotechnology.

A postgraduate degree comprises both theoretical studies and research work. The recommended period for completing the degree of Licentiate of Science (Technology) is two years and four years for completing the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology). In case the theoretical studies have been completed in connection with the licentiate degree, a doctoral dissertation is the only further requirement for the doctoral degree.

The amount of required theoretical studies is altogether 40 ECTS. Theoretical studies comprise two modules: research field module (25-30 ECST) and scientific practices and principles module (5-20 ECTS).

The main focus of a postgraduate degree is on scientific research work. A licentiate thesis must be written for a licentiate degree. To complete a doctoral degree, a student must produce and publish a doctoral dissertation as well as defending it at a public examination.

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In case of programme-specific questions, please contact the Learning Services of the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering

For any inquiries about admissions and application instructions, you can contact [email protected]

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