School of Chemical Engineering

Aalto CHEM graduates in working life

School of Chemical Engineering master's graduates are successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education.
Doctoral graduates of the School of Chemical Engineering are satisfied with their careers and degree. We follow our doctors' careers in a survey that is conducted 3 years after graduation.
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School of Chemical Engineering master's graduates

Career monitoring surveys

Aalto University Career Services follows the career development of our graduates five years after graduation. Career development monitoring is conducted as a part of a national survey on academic graduates with the Aarresaari Career Services network representing 13 Finnish universities. The information on this page is based on data deriving from this survey.

Employment of the graduates

The situation in the labour market of our master's degree graduates according to the survey conducted five years after graduation. 

Below you'll find examples of the job titles, employers and the job sector five years after graduation.

CHEM graduates job titles

Most of the graduates work in large and small or medium-sized companies. 7 % work at universities five years after graduation.   

CHEM employers

99% of the graduates were employed five years after graduation. 

 

CHEM salaries
CHEM skills

The most important skills needed in the current job are ability to learn and adopt new things, analytical and systematic thinking skills, information retrieval skills, self-direction and problem solving skills according to the results of the career development survey conducted five years after graduation in 2020.

Doctoral graduates of the School of Chemical Engineering in working life

We follow our doctors' careers in a survey that is conducted 3 years after graduation.
The latest survey explored the careers of doctoral graduates of 2016.

Large majority of doctors work for companies

Close to 80 % of the 2016 doctoral graduates of the School of Chemical Engineering were employed by a private or state-owned corporation. Less than a tenth worked as an entrepreneur or freelancer.

Respondents worked mainly with research. In addition to this, the respondents' tasks related mostly to planning and development as well managerial and supervisory duties.

61 % of the respondents agreed that they had required more demanding duties after completing their doctoral degree.

 

Nine out of ten doctors are satisfied with their degree in terms of career

As many as 95 % of 2016 doctoral graduates were satisfied with their degree in terms of their career.

Similarly 95 % of the respondents agreed that their career matches their goals.

Doctoral studies helped me develop my professional competence and create networks in my own field.

School of Chemical Engineering doctoral graduate of 2016

Skills learned during doctoral education are valuable in working lifeLink copied to clipboard

95% of the respondents agree that the skills and knowledge they learned during doctoral studies can be applied well in their current job.

According to survey respondents, the most important skills needed in their work were

  1. problem-solving skills
  2. the ability to learn and absorb new, and
  3. analytical, systematic thinking skills

The respondents agreed they were able to develop these skills well during their doctoral education.

Graduates encourage current doctoral students to network

We also asked the graduates what skills and expertise they would recommend doctoral candidates to acquire for working life. In their responses doctoral graduates emphasised, in particular, the importance of networking and collaborating with companies.

Graduates also encouraged doctoral candidates to acquire competence in areas such as business administration and project management.

More information on career tracking
Riikka Heinonen
Manager, Career Services and Alumni Engagement
Aalto University, Advancement and Corporate Engagement
[email protected] 

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