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School of Electrical Engineering
Study at the School of Electrical Engineering
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. The next application period for bachelor's programmes taught in English is in January 2024.
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.
Are you fascinated by quantum physics? Eager to innovate practical applications of quantum? Come study Quantum Technology at Aalto University! The Quantum Technology major launches you to the forefront of the ongoing quantum revolution in computation, communication, sensing, and simulation.
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. Apply to our master's programmes on 30 November 2023 - 2 January 2024.
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.
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.
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.
Communications Engineering - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)
In our digitally revolutionised world, the ability to develop, build, and maintain networks is in greater demand than ever before.
By developing modern hardware technology, electronics and nanotechnology experts play a key role in shaping the future.
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.
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.
The Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies educates a new generation of engineers, researchers and entrepreneurs who are committed to improving human health and wellbeing through development of innovative scientific and engineering solutions. The programme has a strong focus on the technological aspects of Life Sciences and is closely connected to the world-class research at Aalto University in the fields of biological data analysis and modelling, bioinformatics, bioelectronics and biosensing, biomedical engineering, human neuroscience and neurotechnology, biomaterials engineering and synthetic biology.
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.
Integrating hydrogen solutions into energy systems is among the most important steps on the path to carbon-neutrality.
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.
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.
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, 5G and 6G, augmented reality, and urban infrastructure.
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.
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.
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.
Become a doctoral researcher 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!
Why choose electrical engineering and Aalto University?
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.
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Bhavya Omkarappa thinks courses in Aalto University are very effective in simulating real working life scenarios
Because Craig Rollo wanted a job related to music, studying Acoustics and Audio Technology was the perfect choice for him
Stian studies Electrical Power and Energy Engineering and he has extended his studies to a double degree with the Reykjavik University in Iceland.
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.
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:
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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