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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Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - Digital Systems and Design

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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Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - Quantum Technology

Are you fascinated by quantum physics? Do you want to create real-world applications? Come study Quantum Technology at Aalto University!

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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 programme are international and taught in English. 

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Master's Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology

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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Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering

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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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Communications Engineering

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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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio 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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Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies

The Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies educates a new generation of engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs and academicians who are all committed to get people to live healthier lives. Life science technology can, for example, shape and equalize healthcare systems and lower the production costs of medicine.

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Master's Programme in International Design Business Management - MSc in Technology (CHEM, ELEC, ENG, SCI)

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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Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy Systems and Markets

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.

Sustainable 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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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. 

Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Autonomous Systems

The Autonomous Systems (AUS) study programme is a combination of computer science and electrical engineering. During the programme, students will gain new skills in both areas.

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Master’s Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Cloud and Network Infrastructures

The program provides a holistic view on network and cloud computing combining it with innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Master's Programme in Space Science and Technology (SpaceMaster)

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.

Master's Programme in Smart Systems Integrated Solutions (SSIs) (Erasmus Mundus)

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

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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Master's Programme in Communications and Data Science

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 Institute of Technology at Université Grenoble Alpes, or Técnico Lisboa at Universidade de Lisboa.

Please note! Application time for studies starting in Autumn 2021 is open 1st July - 16 August.

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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 from here.

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

Studies opened the doors to the world of programming for Veera Ihalainen

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

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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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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

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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

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.

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Our people

On this page our students, teachers and alumni will share they chose to study electrical engineering, what is it like to study at the School of Electrical Engineering and what career paths our alumni have taken.

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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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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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