The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a leading multidisciplinary research establishment with strong industrial ties and impact on industry and society alike.
School of Engineering
New knowledge, expertise and technologies for industry and the built environment through innovative research and pioneering education.
Science to Engineering
Technology alters the world and affects us all. At the School of Engineering, we create new knowledge and expertise – and new solutions to serve the goals of sustainable development. Continuing collaboration with the surrounding society is essential to our efforts. Join us and make a difference!
We offer you studies in mechanical and structural engineering, energy and environmental engineering and the built environment. Our graduates proceed to apply their expertise in demanding positions around the world. If you want to drive renewal within Finnish technical industries, improve competitiveness and develop the built environment through research, technological innovation and inspiring education, become a part of our community.
Our research focuses on Arctic technology, sustainable built environments, mechanics and materials, multidisciplinary energy technologies and systems design and production.
To learn more about our work, get to know the school's three departments:
Excellence in Research
The amount of competitive external funding and the inclusion of one research team from the School of Engineering into a Centre of Excellence of the Academy of Finland give some idea of research excellence at Aalto University.
Spotlight on startups
Aalto University is home to half of all start-ups born in Finnish universities. Every year, 70–100 new companies are founded within the Aalto University ecosystem – take a look at some of the companies hailing from the School of Engineering below.
Our work at the School of Engineering is inspired by the needs of society. We seek to contribute to the development of society by taking an active role in Finnish and international life – dialogue with a variety of stakeholders and cooperation agreements with the Capital Region municipalities and key partners support this aim.
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.
The world needs new and revolutionary ideas, solutions, entrepreneurship, work and new kind of leadership. These will not come about by themselves. A donation to Aalto University is a donation for strong, internationally successful Finland.
The School of Engineering operates in a number of buildings at the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University.
Address: Otakaari 4. Mechanical engineering 1, K1. Mon-Thu 7.45–20.00, Fri 7.45–20.00
Rakentajanaukio 4, R Building
Address: Rakentajanaukio 4
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00
Aalto Ice Tank, Water and Environmental Engineering
Address: Tietotie 1
Water and Environmental Engineering, Water Building, Mon-Fri 8.00–15.45
Address: Puumiehenkuja 3. Mechanical engineering 2, K2. Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45
Address: Puumiehenkuja 5, Mechanical engineering 3, K3. Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45