Solutions for the great challenges of humankind

As our student you can find solutions to issues related to sustainable development and human well-being.

Aalto ELEC

Care robots, speech recognition, micromaterials, galaxies near and far away – the School of Electrical Engineering is so much more than electricity and smart power grids, as we study many topics you might not initially associate with the electrical industry. We take part in solving the great challenges humanity is facing, such as climate change, the depletion of natural resources and an aging population. 

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Press releases, Research & Art Published:

An unobtrusive bio-based acoustic coating eliminates echoes and absorbs carbon

The cellulose-based material, which provides an alternative to traditional acoustic panels, was successfully tested in a protected building owned by Aalto University.
Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us

How do you feel security and what does it mean to us in the future – welcome to listen to interesting talks and discuss.
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Study at the School of Electrical Engineering

Electricity is everywhere, and our society would not function without it. As a student at the School of Electrical Engineering, you can find solutions to issues related to sustainable development and human well-being.

Get to know our research: our departments and Metsähovi Radio Observatory

Our research is based on excellent cooperation, and we have exceptionally good connections to the business world. Here at the School of Electrical Engineering our students and researchers get a chance to roll up their sleeves, because we conduct a lot of applied research in addition to theoretical research. Our investments in first-class facilities and research equipment ensure that our hard work will help society evolve. 

The School of Electrical Engineering has four departments and one separate unit.

Department of Communications and Networking

The Department of Communications and Networking (Comnet), is the largest unit in Finland in its research area.

Aalto University, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

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.

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Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

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.

Aalto University / Aalto satellite / photo: Mikko Raskinen

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

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.

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Metsähovi Radio Observatory

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.

Metsähovi Radio Observatory's 14-metre radio telescope

Our people

You can find more stories about our students, teachers and alumni here and on our Instagram account @aaltoelec.

Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulun vuoden alumnin Mikko J. Salmisen hymy oli herkässä, kun Otakaaren katoilta Otaniemestä löytyi hänen aikanaan teekkareiden käytössä ollut Telesten lautasantenni. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Ira Matilainen

Alumnus of the Year Mikko J. Salminen encourages multidisciplinary studies

Mikko J. Salminen was selected as Alumnus of the Year for 2021 at Aalto University's School of Electrical Engineering. The selection was made public at the SIK100 seminar of the Guild of Electrical Engineering on Saturday, 23 October.

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Alumna Bismoy Jahan, automation and electrical engineering

Alumna Bismoy Jahan: The things I learned from Aalto are related to real-life problems

Bismoy Jahan chose the Master’s Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering because she believes that in the near future automation will play a big role in our lives.

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Professor Tapio Lokki knows the best concert halls in the world

Tapio Lokki, Professor at the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, is known for his significant research work on concert hall acoustics.

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Opiskelija Niina Tapanainen talvella Otaniemessä.

Student Niina Tapanainen: I study technology because I want to improve people's lives

During her bachelor's studies, Niina selected information technology as her major. She is encouraging people to be open-minded about combining technology and the humanities.

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From a bookstore entrepreneur to a researcher

Assistant Professor Mahdi Pourakbari Kasmaei is researching power and energy system modeling, because the transfer to a carbon-free energy will be fast.

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Opiskelija Zachary Burda Dipolin edessä talvella Otaniemessä.

Student Zachary Burda wants to develop robots that make people's everyday lives easier

Zachary studies automation and robotics and he has admired Aalto's modern and entrepreneur-friendly outlook since he was in upper secondary school

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Our key figures

The amount of professors has increased 71 percent.

Since 2010 the amount of our professors has risen from 35 to 60 professors (+71%).

Our personnel consists of 700 people.

Our personnel consists of 700 people.

2089 students

Number of students. (Full-time equivalent students and the doctoral students.)

In 2021, 195 students graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering with a Master's degree.

195 Master’s degrees in 2021.

In 2021, 248 students got a Bachelor's degree in the School of Electrical Engineering.

248 Bachelor’s degrees in 2021.

Latest news

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Campus, Press releases, University Published:

The new Marsio building is a showcase for research, teaching and impact at Aalto University

The name was selected through a contest, and it is a tribute to Aino Marsio-Aalto.
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Studies Published:

Aalto University graduates successfully employed

Nationwide career monitoring survey starts on 3rd of October. All 2017 master's graduates and 2019 doctoral graduates will be invited to participate in the survey.
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Campus, University Published:

What does the campus look like today, how about in five years?

ACRE day and community I love campus tours invite you to fall in love with our campus
Electronics - ICT Otaniemessä. Mikroelektroniikan suunnittelua.
Research & Art Published:

The EU funds a consortium with almost EUR 20 million in future radar research

Aalto University participates in the ARTURE consortium, which is funded by the European Defence Fund (EDF).

Join the events

Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us

How do you feel security and what does it mean to us in the future – welcome to listen to interesting talks and discuss.
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Other, Campus, Internal events

Väre art tour 4.10.

Register for a guided tour and get to know Väre's public art collection
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Other, Campus, Internal events

School of Business art tour 4.10.

Register and get to know the public art collection at School of Business
Electrical Grid court. Fingrid
Networking, Lectures and seminars (recurring)

2022 Energy Forum seminar series – Future energy systems

Key players in Finland's energy sector present their views on the energy systems of the future.

In electrical engineering you can build a more responsible and smarter future

Student Emmaleena Ahonen
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Tenure track

Aalto University’s tenure track career system offers a well-supported and clear career path for professor-level academics towards a permanent professorship.

Aalto University / AlumniStudent Weekend at the School of Electrical Engineering / photo: Linda Koskinen

Collaborate with the School of Electrical Engineering

We offer multiple forms of collaboration to our alumni, companies and other organisations as well as the public sector.

School of Electrical Engineering
Aalto University / Department of Energy Technology / photographer: Adolfo Vera

Foundation for Aalto University Science and Technology

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.

Contact information and services

Get in contact with School of Electrical Engineering management, experts and services.

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Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8

Micronova

Tietotie 3

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

A Grid

Otakaari 5
Open for members 24/7.

A Grid

Metsähovi Radio Observatory

Metsähovi Radio Observatory is the only astronomical radio observatory in Finland.
Address: Metsähovintie 114, Kylmälä

Metsähovi observatory area gate
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