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School of Electrical Engineering
At the School of Electrical Engineering, we are experts in systems science developing integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics.Learn More.
Departments and units
Research and teaching at the School of Electrical Engineering emphasise advanced energy solutions, materials, and the sustainable use of natural resources, as well as health and well-being. Our international research environment promotes fundamental research and the development of the newest technologies in co-operation with Finnish and international business activities.
The School of Electrical Engineering has four departments and two separate units.
The Department of Communications and Networking (Comnet), is the largest unit in Finland in its research area.
The Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics (SPA) combines competence in different areas of research fields varying from ICT technology to core electrical engineering and its basic phenomena.
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) conducts research and arranges related teaching courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology.
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields of microsystems, electrical engineering and automation work together to solve the most challenging scientific problems.
Metsähovi Radio Observatory is the only astronomical radio observatory in Finland. Metsähovi’s main instrument is the 14-metre radio telescope, which is used around the clock, every day of the year. Its observational data is used, e.g., for studying active galaxies, the Sun, and the rotation of the Earth.
Micronova is Finland's national research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology, jointly run by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University.
Since 2010 the amount of our professors has risen from 35 to 60 professors (+71%).
Our personnel consists of 500 people.
Number of students. (Full-time equivalent students and the doctoral students.)
The number of doctoral degrees has risen 43% from year 2010 (42 degrees) to 2017 (60 degrees).
167 Master’s degrees in 2017.
170 Bachelor’s degrees in 2017.
Being a university teacher is much more than just teaching. The lecturers in Aalto University are academic professionals with multiple skills, who are actively involved in research and the development of the university’s operations.
The School of Electrical Engineering has signed a five-year cooperation agreement with the Chinese Xidian University relating to the research of next generation wireless communications and security.
Professor Zach Taylor's research is best described by two fields: Diagnostic medical imaging and Millimetre wave and THz techniques.
IT Influencer of the year Janne Viskari: ‘Master’s Degree in Technology prepares you for virtually any work’
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Communications Janne Viskari realised during his studies that he was more interested in the coordination of matters rather than in-depth expert work.
Doctoral Candidate Glenn Ross was selected by the school community as Motivator of the year 2018 at the School of Electrical Engineering.
The Foundation supports the scientific research and teaching of technical disciplines. The Foundation awards grants for MSc and DSc theses on a continuous basis, with the help of industry-donated funds.