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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A night sky with the northern lights visible behind the silhouettes of trees. / Yötaivas, jossa revontulet näkyvät puiden siluettien takana.
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The aurora borealis can be heard even when they can’t be seen

Recordings reveal sounds linked with geomagnetic activity that’s too weak to cause northern lights at the same spot
Ensimmäinen kuva Linnunradan keskellä olevasta mustasta aukosta. Kuva: EHT Collaboration
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Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

Researchers from Aalto University, the University of Turku and the Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO were part of the international research group in taking a revolutionary picture.
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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 / Aalto University / School of Electrical Engineering / Acoustics / Image: Patrik Strenström

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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Closer cooperation between Aalto and ABB Marine & Ports

ABB Marine & Ports and their equipment supplier Typhoon HIL are donating six simulators for researcher and student use.
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The participatory budgeting project culminated in a happy planting workshop

One Euro for Every Student project culminated in a planting workshop in mid-May on the new garden benches
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Back to the future products

The 25th anniversary gala of the PDP course took place on the 13th of May at Design Factory. Many interesting future products such as electric wooden boat, extremely precise factory crane and edible packing material were presented at the Gala.
Shimmering Wood sneaker designed by by Noora Yau & Konrad Klockars. Photo: Kalle Kataila
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Your invitation to Life 1.5

Save the date/planet: Welcome to our fourth Designs for a Cooler Planet festival, 7.9–12.10.2022 in Otaniemi, Espoo.

Join the events

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Campus, Internal events

A Grid community tour 31.5.

Check out one of the largest startup centres in Northern Europe.
Students working together on laptops.
Online event, Pedagoginen koulutus

For teachers: Getting Started with Project Based Learning

The aim of the workshop is to prepare participants to take the first steps in using project-based learning (PBL).
Both the students and Finnair's employees got to learn about the customer experience, creation of digital value, agile project working methods, and working in multidisciplinary and multinational teams. Visiting Assistant Professor Miikka J. Lehtonen in the middle.
Online event, Pedagoginen koulutus

For teachers: Case-Based Teaching

In this training you will learn to use the case method for any type of course, no matter if your discipline is about STEM, Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts.
Public defences

Public defence in Networking Technology, M.Sc. Ibrahim Afolabi

The title of the thesis is Service-aware Orchestration of Network Slices Across Multiple Domains

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

Student Emmaleena Ahonen
At work

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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Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

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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