School of Electrical Engineering

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. On this page you will find information on our bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes.
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Graduates from the School of Electrical Engineering work in key sectors such as automation, software design, health technology, administration, space technology and energy solutions. On this page you will find information on studying in the bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering.

Aalto University's multidisciplinary study opportunities and international environment offer an excellent starting point for your future career. In addition to a highly-valued education, the School of Electrical Engineering also offers a whole lot more: The vibrant Otaniemi campus culture, the global exchange study opportunities and the long traditions of a technology student community guarantee you some unforgettable years of study.

Read more about our programmes below and take a look at our student and alumni stories!

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Bachelor's level studies

We offer two English-taught Bachelor's level study options. If you are looking for Bachelor's Programmes offered in Finnish or in Swedish, see Opinnot Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulussa or Studier vid Högskolan för Elektroteknik

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Digital Systems and Design, Bachelor of Science (Technology), Master of Science (Technology)

Digital Systems and Design educates specialists in various fields of digital systems. This major gives you competence in engineering design, as well as project planning and management, employing tools from embedded systems, control theory, and signal processing.

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Quantum Technology, Bachelor of Science (Technology), Master of Science (Technology)

Are you fascinated by quantum physics? Do you want to create real-world applications? Come study Quantum Technology at Aalto University! The Quantum Technology major takes you to the forefront of the ongoing quantum revolution in computation, communication, sensing, and simulation.

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Master's degree programmes at the School of Electrical Engineering

The School of Electrical Engineering offers teaching in the following master's degree programmes. All our master's degree programmes are international and taught in English. Application period is on 2 December 2022–2 January 2023.

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Energy Systems and Markets - Advanced Energy Solutions, Master of Science (Technology)

We are currently moving toward an energy system that is sustainable, smart and flexible. The energy transition requires new ways of thinking about energy, including its sources, production, markets, transmission and use. The Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions is an excellent place for you to start reshaping our energy system.

Energy Systems and Markets -major offers basic understanding of energy systems, the main challenges our energy solutions are facing today and possible ways towards a sustainable future.

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Automation and Electrical Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)

The Master’s Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering prepares its graduates to perform in the intersection between hardware and software, ranging from the fields of Electrical Engineering and Energy sectors to Biomedical Engineering, Control Engineering and Robotics. Drawing from extensive research and fundamental theories in mathematical and natural sciences, the programme focuses on the applicable side of technologies, including topics like Autonomous Systems, Health Technology, Smart Grids and Renewable Energy Solutions.

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Acoustics and Audio Technology - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

The major in Acoustics and Audio Technology equips students with a fundamental understanding of human hearing, audio perception, and physics of sound. The skills they acquire enable, for example, reducing noise pollution, planning harmonic environments and designing coherent sound experiences.

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Communications Engineering - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

Our world is digitally revolutionised, highlighting the increasing importance of internet technologies, wireless communication and communications ecosystems. The Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Communications Engineering covers both theoretical fundamentals and the hottest hands-on applications of communications technology, including topics like 5G, IoT, machine learning, and cybersecurity. The study option consists of a hard technological core surrounded by human-centred behavioural economics and sciences.

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Electronics and Nanotechnology, Master of Science (Technology)

The Master’s Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology offers the opportunity for students to go into the details of future-shaping and globally significant technologies. We are surrounded by wireless technologies everywhere through the rise of mobile devices, space technology is skyrocketing in the form of small satellites, and nanotechnology is enabling major breakthroughs in fields like solar energy harvesting. This programme focuses strongly on researching and building hardware for these technologies, paving the way for a fluent shift towards a career in the industry or an academic postgraduate path.

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Signal Processing and Data Science - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

In the Signal Processing and Data Science major, you will learn to extract useful information, discover patterns, and make predictions from large amounts of signal or data. You get to apply your knowledge to the physical world – making devices, systems and entities smarter and more environmentally friendly.

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Speech and Language Technology - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

Aalto University’s Speech and Language Technology major benefits from leading research in machine learning and speech technology, with researchers actively involved in teaching. Graduates of the programme are well-equipped to launch their careers in the fast-growing field.

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Life Science Technologies - Master of Science (Technology)

The Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies educates a new generation of engineers, researchers and entrepreneurs who are committed to improve human health and wellbeing through development of innovative scientific and engineering solutions.

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International Design Business Management, Master of Science (Technology)

IDBM is a pioneering and renowned study programme that truly embodies the vision of Aalto by integrating design and technology with global business development. Through transdisciplinary teamwork and real-life business challenges provided by our prominent industry partners, the programme prepares students as the next generation of creative professionals. IDBM is uniquely positioned as the only programme offered in all six schools of Aalto, allowing programme graduates to earn a Master’s degree in either business, design or technology.

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Double degree programmes at the School of Electrical Engineering

At the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, it is possible to complete a double degree through different programmes. For more details on the application period, see the programme’s webpages. 

Autonomous Systems - ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School), Master of Science (Technology)

From self-driving cars to robotic assistants, the Internet of Things, and AI-based software solutions – the future is autonomous. However, as an emerging technology, autonomous systems hold both opportunities and risks. The key to navigating this potential minefield is to not only understand the technology itself but, more importantly, be able to confidently evaluate autonomous processes and maximise the trade-off between business impact and resources spent.

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Cloud and Network Infrastructures - ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School), Master of Science (Technology)

When our networks became overwhelmed with connected devices and streaming services, cloud computing saved the day. Now, the so-called ‘cloudification’ of networks is set to unleash a new era of smart connectivity – enabling everything from Industry 4.0 applications to autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, and urban infrastructure.

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Space Science and Technology, Master of Science (Technology)

SpaceMaster IV is a continuation of the original Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programmes launched in 2004 and implemented by a consortium of leading European universities in close collaboration with research and industrial organizations.

SpaceMaster IV (2019-2025) is a continuation of the original Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programs launched in 2004.

Smart Systems Integrated Solutions SSIs, (Erasmus Mundus), Master of Science (Technology)

SSIs is a two-year joint master programme, with full student mobility between Aalto University, University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) and Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) with leading expertise in the academic fields of Smart Systems and Microsystems Technology.

SSIs is a continuation of the Erasmus Mundus SSI+ programme (2017-2020)

Master’s programme in Urban Mobility (EIT Urban Mobility) – Innovative Mobility Technology

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Master’s programme in Urban Mobility, study track Innovative Mobility Technology (IMT) is a master programme that prepares graduates to design and develop user-centred future mobility tools and devices, and to assess their feasibility and sustainability at both the user and system level.

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Communications and Data Science, Master of Science (Technology)

The Communications and Data Science Double Degree Programme covers a range of timely, industry topics relevant to modern fields of engineering. Communications and Data Science is a two-year master's programme, with student mobility between Aalto University, Grenoble INP Graduate schools of Engineering and Management at Université Grenoble Alpes, or Técnico Lisboa at Universidade de Lisboa.

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Become a doctoral student at the School of Electrical Engineering

Doctoral education will prepare you for the most demanding expert positions in your field in the academia, companies and public administration. Start here if you’re interested in doctoral studies!

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Why choose electrical engineering?

How does it feel to study at the School of Electrical Engineering? What kind of job roles do our graduates have? Check out the inspirational student and career stories below. Read more stories about our students, teachers and alumni here.

You can also find more information about studying, student life and our students' experiences on our Instagram account @aaltoelec!

Communications Engineering student Bhavya Omkarappa found her dream job at Ericsson

Bhavya Omkarappa thinks courses in Aalto University are very effective in simulating real working life scenarios

Bhavya Omkarappa / Aalto University / School of Electrical Engineering / Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Communications Engineering

Alumnus Craig Rollo has the music enthusiastic’s dream job

Because Craig Rollo wanted a job related to music, studying Acoustics and Audio Technology was the perfect choice for him

Craig Rollo / Aalto University alumni/ Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology

Student Stian Kroken enjoys the Finnish sauna culture and Aalto's diverse course selection

Stian studies Electrical Power and Energy Engineering and he has extended his studies to a double degree with the Reykjavik University in Iceland.

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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

Student Lingyi Chen: ‘At Aalto University, you can turn new ideas into reality'

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.

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Student Eeli Susan: Signal Processing and Data Science is a perfect blend of theoretical and practical courses

'Strong theoretical background with plenty of practical course project experience is exactly the type of experience that many companies are looking for,' says Eeli Susan.

Student Eeli Susan

School of Electrical Engineering graduates in working life

School of Electrical Engineering Master's graduates are successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education. On this page you can find information on job titles, job sectors and career development of our graduates.

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Are you wondering what it is like to study at Aalto University? Or what student life is like at Aalto’s vibrant Otaniemi Campus or at the Mikkeli Unit? Come chat with our students about all things Aalto!

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Student life at the School of Electrical Engineering

The guilds (student associations) are an important part of student life. The guilds gather the students together by running different events and promoting the status of students in the university and in wider society. The School of Electrical Engineering has three guilds:

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Internationalisation – School of Electrical Engineering

Internationalisation is one of the key principles of Aalto University. We strive to provide internationally attractive education and our degree education aims to give our graduates the abilities needed in international job markets, working in multicultural environments and solving global challenges.

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