Electrifying the Future

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

Aalto students

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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Sähkötekniikan opiskelijat Venla, Iikka ja Leevi. Kuva: Filmbutik.
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Sähkötekniikan päivä event gathered participants from all over Finland - watch the recording!

In the virtual event, electrical engineering students were discussing about their studies and student life at Aalto University.
Nuori henkilö työskentelemässä Oppimiskeskuksen pallon muotoisessa tuolissa.
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English bachelor’s programmes attract both international and Finnish applicants

The number of applications to Aalto University’s English-taught bachelor’s programmes grew by 20%
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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.

 Äänen viivettä on tutkittu Suomen hiljaisimmassa huoneessa Otaniemessä sijaitsevassa kaiuttomassa huoneessa.  Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen

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.

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.

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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

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Napping pods and energy saving - welcome to participate!

Wellbeing on a Sustainable Campus event brings together campus main themes in sustainability, energy saving, and also all campus users wellbeing.
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Follow @aaltowellbeing on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok!

Stay up to date on research-based information, events and services on wellbeing and inclusion at Aalto University by following @aaltowellbeing on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.
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Aalto University ranks among the top 50 globally for international outlook

Times Higher Education lists Aalto 47th in the world and 3rd in the Nordics
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Answer the personnel survey on multilocational working by 3 February

The results of the survey will be used both for scientific research and for the development of practices for flexible, multilocational working in Aalto

Join the events

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For Aalto community Languages and multiculturality

Puhutaan suomea - Speaking Finnish together!

Welcome to learn and practice your Finnish skills!
Understanding Unconscious Bias in Higher Education event on 30.1.2023 in U271, Undergraduate Centre
For Aalto community Networking

Understanding Unconscious Bias in Higher Education

How can unconscious biases affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in our everyday lives at work? Join a discussion led by Aparna Shakkarwar and Nea Höynälä from Inklusiiv!
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Academic events, Lectures and seminars

Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks 30.1.2023

Aalto University celebrates its tenured professors with popular talks by the new tenure track professors of Associate or Full level.
Weekly data management zoom support hour
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents weekly zoom support hour

A weekly zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.

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

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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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