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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You can find all the news related to the School of Electrical Engineering here.

Sailing team at the sea, picture: Tapio Lehtinen Sailing
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Around the world in seven months – Aalto student Anton Eklund prepares for demanding sailing competition

Eklund, a student of electrical engineering and automation, has put the lessons he has learned at Aalto to the test as he has renovated his team’s sailboat.
Aallon opiskelijoita ICT-Electronics laboratoriossa.
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Aalto University students combine an open microprocessor with an AI accelerator

In the recent past, Aalto students implemented a simple processor. Now, they have further refined its structure and combined it with an AI accelerator.
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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 three departments and one separate unit.

Department of Information and Communications Engineering

The department of Information and Communications Engineering has a strong focus in the ICT area 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.


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.

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.

Alumna Bismoy Jahan, automation and electrical engineering

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.


School of Electrical Engineering Alumnus of the Year 2022 Pekka Tiitinen: Electricity sector training opens up diverse career opportunities

Managing Director of ABB Finland encourages students to acquire broad experience of business life already during their studies – because experiencing a range of different work duties can teach you a lot.

Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulun vuoden alumni Pekka Tiitinen

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

Opiskelija Zachary Burda Dipolin edessä talvella Otaniemessä.

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.

    2104 students

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

    204 Bachelor's degrees in 2022

    204 Bachelor’s degrees in 2022.

    183 Master's degrees in 2022

    183 Master’s degrees in 2022.

    29 Doctoral degrees in 2022

    29 Doctoral degrees in 2022.

    Latest news

    Campus sustainability event crowd
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    Record number of Aaltonians attended wellbeing & sustainability event

    The program included topical speeches about the sustainable development of the campus, with a focus on wellbeing
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    EIT Digital Innovation Factory (Apply by 15th May 2023)

    Are you planning to boost your early-stage digital deep tech startup?
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    Number of applicants to bachelor’s programmes increased in the national joint application

    Over 12 600 applied to Aalto University’s bachelor’s programmes in Finnish and Swedish
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    Revised certificate-based admission to be introduced in 2026 – the draft scoring model now under consideration at universities

    The aim of the Finnish universities is to streamline certificate-based admission and to ensure that the study opportunities are not unnecessarily restricted by subject choices made at general upper secondary level.

    Join the events

    Workshop for Network HEIs
    Academic events

    EDUCase Platform organizes a workshop for network HEIs

    You are warmly welcome to the Workshop for Network HEIs on Friday 31.3.2023, taking place from 10.00 to 15.00 at Aalto University.
    Public defences

    Public defence in Power Electronics and Electric Drives, M.Sc. Bahram Pournazarian

    The title of the thesis is Artificial Intelligence-based Control Methods for Optimal and Stable Operation of Converter-dominated Microgrids
    CHI symposium

    HelsinCHI Symposium 2023

    A one-day symposium exploring HCI research from Aalto University and University of Helsinki. Symposium is a great event for professors, researchers, master's students and professionals in the field of HCI who are looking to expand their knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals.
    Mechatronic Circus

    Mechatronic Circus & Demo Day 2023

    Welcome to see the smart devices built by students on mechatronics courses and hear he latest research data, e.g. digital twins, machine vision, and rotating machines on the Demo Day.

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

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    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.

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    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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