Get to know the School of Chemical Engineering

At the School of Chemical Engineering we combine natural sciences and engineering in a unique way.
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CHEM student working in the laboratory

Chemical engineering offers answers to almost all global challenges. Whether it is the fight against climate change, the sufficiency of natural resources, new biomaterials, sustainable development or the promotion of the circular economy, chemical engineering plays a key role to play in meeting the challenges.

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The studies and research at the School of Chemical Engineering focus on:

  • forest industry technology
  • chemical engineering
  • industrial biotechnology
  • materials science and nanotechnology
  • metal and mineral processing and
  • energy technology.

The job descriptions of our graduate students are versatile and range from the metal, electronics and wood processing industries to the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food industries.

Bachelor's programmes at the School of Chemical Engineering

Application period for Bachelor's Programmes is 7.—20.1.2021. 

Find our study options below or check all the bachelor's programmes at Aalto University here.

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Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - Chemical Engineering

Do you want to apply mathematics and computational techniques to chemistry, biochemistry, life sciences, and chemical engineering? In the Chemical Engineering major, you have an opportunity to excel in these and many other fields with a solid and modern engineering background which you will get in this programme. This unique combination of skills opens up great future career opportunities in research, applied engineering, or management. A chemical engineer with a responsible mindset can have a huge positive impact to the quality of lives for many, and help to improve environment.

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Kemian tekniikka, tekniikan kandidaatti ja diplomi-insinööri

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Master's Programmes at the School of Chemical Engineering

Application period for Master's Programmes is 1.12.2020—4.1.2021. 

Find our study options below or check all the Master's Programmes at Aalto University here

Master’s Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering

The Master’s Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering has 7 majors. In the master’s admissions, all majors are separate study options.

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Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Biomass Refining

Biomass refining is a rapidly expanding field, using the newest technologies to convert biomass into clean energy and a variety of marketable bioproducts. The Master’s Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering – Biomass Refining takes students to the front lines of renewable energy and biomaterials development.

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Biotechnology laboratory

Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Biotechnology

The Master’s Programme in Biotechnology provides a strong multidisciplinary knowledge-base in biotechnology and bioengineering, and the tools for applying it in research and business environment. Biotechnology is gaining importance in our everyday lives and its impact on solving societal problems related to the environment, global warming and health are undeniable. Biotechnology is an enabling technology that ranges from the design of new biopharmaceuticals and production of novel biosynthetic materials and biochemicals to the use of cutting-edge synthetic biology concepts. Bioprocess development and modelling is an integral part of modern biotechnology.

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Chemical and process engineering Lab

Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemical and Process Engineering

From natural sciences to sustainable and profitable chemical process industries

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Chemistry

Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemistry

From breakthroughs in medicine to creating sustainable alternatives to plastics, chemistry plays a pivotal role in advancing the world that we live in. The students in the Master’s Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering – Chemistry will find themselves at the exciting frontiers of research and emergence of new technologies.

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Fibre and Polymer Engineering major

Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Fibre and Polymer Engineering

Do you want to use your science and engineering skills to help tackle some of society’s biggest challenges? If so, the Fibre and Polymer Engineering could be for you. As a graduate from Fibre and Polymer Engineering you will have a diverse set of science and engineering skills that you can apply to the development of tomorrow’s sustainable materials. In addition to a strong grounding in science and engineering, graduates from Fibre and Polymer Engineering acquire skills in interdisciplinary team working, multidisciplinary thinking and product development. At the core of education in Fibre and Polymer Engineering is sustainability. Our focus is on the resource-efficient conversion of renewable biobased resources into materials for textiles, composites and many other products.

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Functional Materials major, ZnO nanohedgehogs developed by FunMat students

Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Functional Materials

Ranked among the top universities for materials science by QS World University Ranking, Aalto University educates materials experts who want to learn both hard-core science subjects and practical engineering thinking. The Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering – Functional Materials is a one-of-a-kind programme fueled by cutting edge research and strong industry links.

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Sustainable Metals Processing laboratory

Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Sustainable Metals Processing

Sustainable Metals Processing at Aalto University is the only major specialisation field in Finland focusing on sustainable production and recycling of metals and minerals – the main pillars of modern society and economy. For example, no modern cities, energy, transportation or smart phones would not exist without them.

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Joint Aalto Master’s Programmes

Master’s Programmes at Aalto University with more than one school involved. At least one major/specialization option at Aalto School of Chemical Engineering.

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Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions - Industrial Energy Processes and Sustainability

Interested in a career in energy for our society? Want to be involved in the development of industrial energy solutions of the future? The Master’s Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you.

The Industrial Energy Processes and Sustainability major gives students a basic and advanced understanding of the industrial energy processes, outlines the main challenges energy solutions in industry are facing today, and introduces possible ways towards a sustainable future.

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Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability - MSc in Technology

The critical global challenges of our time, such as the climate crisis, poverty, social and economic inequality and population growth, call for multidisciplinary mindsets to seek new solutions. Answering to this need, the Creative Sustainability Master’s Programme (CS) draws together leading expertise from the School of Business, the School of Arts, Design and Architecture and the School of Chemical Engineering.

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Master's Programme in International Design Business Management - MSc in Technology (CHEM, ELEC, ENG, SCI)

IDBM is a pioneering and renowned study programme that truly embodies the vision of Aalto by integrating design and technology with global business development. Through transdisciplinary teamwork and real-life business challenges provided by our prominent industry partners, the programme prepares students as the next generation of creative professionals. IDBM is uniquely positioned as the only programme offered in all six schools of Aalto, allowing programme graduates to earn a Master’s degree in either business, design or technology.

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Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies

The Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies educates a new generation of engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs and academicians who are all committed to get people to live healthier lives. Life science technology can, for example, shape and equalize healthcare systems and lower the production costs of medicine.

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Joint international Master’s Programmes

International double/triple degree Master’s Programmes with partner universities from different parts of Europe.

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Master's Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (EIT Raw Materials)

Students will acquire an understanding of the full raw materials value chain and create a mindset for innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on sustainability. The programme covers the following themes: substitution of critical or toxic materials in products and for optimized performance, material chain optimization for end-of-life products, and product and service design for the circular economy.

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Master's Programme in Biological and Chemical Engineering for Sustainable Bioeconomy (BIOCEB)

As the first European joint programme focusing on bioeconomy, the Master’s Programme in Biological and Chemical Engineering for a Sustainable Bioeconomy (Bioceb) trains future research and innovation managers leaping to the forefront of the sustainable development movement. They are well-prepared for tackling global challenges like climate change mitigation and the preservation of biodiversity.

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Innoenergy students

Master’s Programme in Energy Storage (EIT InnoEnergy)

The Master’s in Energy Storage is unique. Delivered by Europe’s foremost pioneers in sustainable energy and energy storage, the programme gives you unparalleled career possibilities – the engineering skills and innovation mindset that new-generation employers urgently need in this exciting and fast-evolving field

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Master's Programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) (EIT InnoEnergy)

Real-world energy challenges, collaborative solutions, sustainable tomorrow - a pathway for an exciting future in sustainable energy and environmental work. This is a joint program leading into double Master's degree.

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Master's Programme in European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program (EMMEP)

A global minerals industry needs new experts and competence to fuel its renewal. As a graduate of the programme, you are in a prime position to effect change in the field.

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Nordic Master in Polymer Technology

The Nordic Master in Polymer Technology is a world class joint program providing comprehensive tools and skills for developing future materials. It leads to Master of Science degree.

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Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering

Find our Doctoral Programme below or check all the doctoral programmes at Aalto University here.

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Aalto Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering

The Aalto Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering comprises seven research fields that focus on: forest products technologies; chemical engineering; industrial biotechnology; materials science and nanotechnology; metals and minerals processing; and energy technology. The Departments of Bioproducts and Biosystems (Bio2), Chemistry and Material Science, and Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering are jointly responsible for the programme.

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School of Chemical Engineering graduates in working life

School of Chemical Engineering master's graduates are successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education. On this page you can find information on job titles, job sectors and career development of our graduates.

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Doctoral graduates of the School of Chemical Engineering in working life

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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