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Studying at the School of Electrical Engineering - experiences from bachelor's students
Valentin Rainio and Sakari Harjunpää, students at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, built the robot as part of the popular Electric Workshop course.
Reetta studies bioinformation technology, and she thinks university seems easier than upper secondary school because she can study according to her own schedule.
Silva studies bioinformation technology and participates actively in student life. She sees the Otaniemi campus as unique because it brings different fields and their student cultures together.
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.
Zachary studies automation and robotics and he has admired Aalto's modern and entrepreneur-friendly outlook since he was in upper secondary school
Student Emmaleena Ahonen feels that the future of the field looks sunny because skills and knowledge are needed even in unexpected fields
In the Bachelor’s Programme in Bioinformation Technology, the best thing is getting to solve study tasks together
The broad range of courses offered and the free movement between the different schools enabled Oskari Lehtonen to go deep into the topics that interested him.
‘Well, one thing I’m certainly not going to study is technology,’ said Antti Regelin while still in upper secondary school. Things turned out differently though, and he ended up studying automation and robotics.
The university is not just theory after all: an English-taught bachelor’s programme and student life surprised Johan Sarpoma positively
Johan thinks that programming, electronic engineering and internationalisation are the best part of the Aalto Bachelor’s Programme in Science and Technology – Digital Systems and Design
With Digital Systems and Design as her major, Veera has particularly liked the project courses and programming, even though she does not have a background in coding
Verneri is the first student to graduate from the Digital Systems and Design major
Students from around the world joined the Aalto Bachelor’s Programme in Science and Technology – meet Dylan, Anna and Ishaan
In September 2018, we received 39 new students in the Data Science and Digital Systems and Design majors that are part of the Aalto Bachelor’s Programme in Science and Technology taught in English. About one third of the new students in this programme are from Finland, while the rest are from countries like Vietnam, South Korea, India, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Russia, Italy and the USA.
Experiences from master's students
At the School of Electrical Engineering, we offer many kinds of master's studies. Below you will find interviews from students of our own master's majors as well as from students of double degree programmes. Double degree programmes have been implemented together with other universities.
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.
Student Even Giske thinks the professionalism of the staff and teachers is the best thing at Aalto University
Even thinks that the the city, the high standard facilities at Aalto, the fantastic public transportation, and the cheap dinner in the cafeteria make the whole student experience easy and great.
Communications and Data Science student spent her first year at Grenoble and now she is studying the second year at Aalto University
Arsam loved the academic environment and student culture in Aalto University, as well as Finnish nature.
How could you listen to only one sound in a noisy room? How does your voice change when you shout into the wind? Michael McCrea and Rapolas Daugintis, the summer workers at the Acoustics Lab, are looking for answers to these questions
Amy Sidibé wanted to combine machine learning with communications technology and ended up studying in two different universities
Amy studies communications and data science in a double degree programme.
Student Janne Pietilä: Studies in acoustics have also provided new perspectives on musical interests
According to Janne Pietilä, the employment prospects in acoustics and audio technology are good, as experts are needed in virtual reality production as well as in construction
Student Niki Aarnio: The Communications Engineering study option combines commercial and technical expertise
Niki Aarnio has especially liked the internationality and concrete nature of his studies
Pranava studies Electronics and Nanotechnology and she believes that the field is the solution to most of the problems the world faces today
According to master's student Ali Salloum, researchers have an obligation to get young people excited about science.
Collaboration between different disciplines helps discovering new aspects of things, says photonics and nanotechnology major student Lingyi Chen from the Master’s Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology.
Stian studies Electrical Power and Energy Engineering and he has extended his studies to a double degree with the Reykjavik University in Iceland.
Bhavya Omkarappa thinks courses in Aalto University are very effective in simulating real working life scenarios
Aaron Rios Villanueva: 'Studying in Finland will be one of the best decisions you will make in your life'
'Not even sky is the limit,' says Aaron, who studies in the Master's Programme in Smart Systems Integrated Solutions.
Student Lauros Pajunen: Acoustics and Audio Technology focuses on our behaviour in acoustic environments
International community, human-centred topics and connections to the industry made the Acoustics and Audio Technology major a great choice for Lauros Pajunen.
Interested in becoming a doctoral researcher? Read these interviews
Senior Researcher and Research Project Manager Osman Yilmaz, whose doctoral degree will be conferred in the ceremonial conferment in June, is now working on 5G at Ericsson.
Doctoral student Anastasiia Kravtcova: “Doctoral studies can be a combination of a job, hobby and lifestyle”
The chance of making a societal impact motivated Anastasiia Kravtcova to pursue her doctoral studies and to dive into a groundbreaking topic in medical engineering at the School of Electrical Engineering.
Doctor of Science (Technology) Emma Nordbäck, whose doctoral degree will be conferred in the ceremonial conferment in June, found a way to combine technology and humanities and now studies virtual work methods.
For Antti Alahäivälä, doctoral studies were a day job that allowed him to focus on interesting research and self-development. His doctoral research provided a strong foundation for his current work at Wärtsilä.
Awan’s doctoral research deals with the control methods for more efficient electric motors, which could replace traditional induction motors in industrial applications and help reduce the carbon footprint of motor driven systems
Doctoral student Aini Putkonen thinks that the doctoral degree prepares students well for both academia and industry.
Watch more videos:
- Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - Digital Systems and Design
- Acoustics and Audio Technology - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences
- Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering
- Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions
- Master’s Programme in Life Science Technologies
- Master's Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology
- Master’s Programme in CCIS: Computer Science and Communications Engineering
- Aim High – Working with the Aalto 3 Satellite project
- Crash Courses – Designing a self-driving vehicle
- Aalto-1 - the first Finnish satellite
Where are they now? Alumni stories
Masters of Science in Technology and doctors graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering work in a wide variety of organisations, for example in expert, research, design, management and sales roles. See interesting career stories from our graduates below!
Carmen graduated from the SpaceMaster joint programme. She thinks that the internationality is one of the best things of the programme, and she is grafeful that she made friends from all over the world.
The alumna of the Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering feels that studying is more fun when you have other students around you
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.
Veterinarian and former space researcher turns her gaze back to the stars.
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.
According to Tiina Lindh-Knuutila, language technology and machine learning offer enormous opportunities for many kinds of people.
School of Electrical Engineering Alumnus of the Year Siamäk Naghian: The university gave me a path into Finnish society
Technology is art for the managing director of Genelec. He’s fascinated by the idea that music played on the company's speakers is based on the laws of physics.
Acoustics and Audio Technology major gave Laura McLeod the opportunity to combine her two fields of passion: music and physics
Alumna Maria Hieta majored in Space Science and Technology.
The School of Electrical Engineering Alumna of the Year 2019 is Kirsi Karlamaa, Director-General of Traficom.
The award-winning master's thesis in space technology focuses on solving problems related to radio wave propagation in the upper layers of the atmosphere.
Alumnus Muhammad Ziaur Rehman: ‘No matter what you’re dreaming about, Aalto is a great place to start’
Muhammad Ziaur Rehman graduated from the Master’s Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering.
Janne Viskari, Director General of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, believes that getting to know different people was one of the most important parts of his studies
Maaret Pyhäjärvi and Niina Kajovuori, who work with testing automation at Vaisala, encourage students to choose courses covering different fields
Because Craig Rollo wanted a job related to music, studying Acoustics and Audio Technology was the perfect choice for him
Varun Singh was the first The Alumnus of the Year in 2016.
Teachers and researchers of the School of Electrical Engineering
Aalto University's Professor Zhipei Sun is on the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for the third time – congratulations!
Daily life is the ground for the research projects by assistant professor Yu Xiao and her group at Aalto University.
Assistant Professor Mahdi Pourakbari Kasmaei is researching power and energy system modeling, because the transfer to a carbon-free energy will be fast.
The pursuit of a climate-neutral society will cause the energy sector to undergo a major transformation.
In the future robots will work and learn independently, also with humans, and will no longer merely carry out programmed instructions.
Aalto University Professor Jarno Limnéll and student Jasu Vehtari explain what the most interesting aspects of cyber security are and why it is a useful subject to study.
Salu Ylirisku, Doctor of Arts, teaches design process and related skills to aspiring engineers at the School of Electrical Engineering.
Professor Caterina Soldano aims for developing next generation electronics
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.
Doctoral Candidate Glenn Ross was selected by the school community as Motivator of the year 2018 at the School of Electrical Engineering.
Professor Zach Taylor's research is best described by two fields: Diagnostic medical imaging and Millimetre wave and THz techniques.
Artificial intelligence could discreetly guide an employee to build and maintain equipment.
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.
Three fascinating facts about space – which mystery would space researcher Joni Tammi like to understand?
When Joni Tammi was on the first grade, he gave his first school presentation about stars. It started a journey that led to a career in space research. But what was the brainwave he got during his studies on a course taught by astronomer Esko Valtaoja?
Tapio Lokki, Professor at the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, is known for his significant research work on concert hall acoustics.
Aalto’s Tuomas Savolainen helped make history with the first image of a black hole located 55 million light years away
Social rules involving privacy should be considered in the design of speech interfaces.
Assistant professor Martin Andraud combines artificial intelligence research with integrated circuit design to develop more energy-efficient and adaptable everyday devices
In the future, it may be possible to detect various conditions before their onset with the help of nanosized carbon sensors.
This Professor of Sensor Informatics uses models to turn noisy data into a clear overall picture. Welcome to hear more at the Installation Talks event on 30 October!