Studies at the School of Engineering

The School of Engineering offers education at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels. Fields of study at the school include civil engineering, mechanical engineering and the built environment.
Opiskelijatuutoreita Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulun uusien opiskelijoiden tervetulotilaisuudessa.
Student tutors dressed in traditional student overalls at a welcome event for new students at the School of Engineering. Photo: Annamari Tolonen

Basic degree education at the School of Engineering is organised as bachelor's and master's degree programmes.

The majority of bachelor's degree education is given in Finnish. However, the school offers bachelor's degree studies in the Computational Engineering major of the Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology. Completing a bachelor's degree in Aalto University is the best starting point for master's studies, but not the only one – see individual programme pages for details on eligibility.

Master's degree programmes are instructed in English and their contents are based on the research conducted in the school's departments.

Completing the Computational Engineering major entitles you to continue your studies in the master's programmes listed here under the Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering. For more information, visit the programme on our student portal Into.

School of Engineering graduates in working life
The Environmental Engineering Flow Channel at Aalto University's Otaniemi campus
Flow channel at the Aalto University Environmental Hydraulics Lab.

Department of Built Environment

Studies at the Department of Built Environment focus on a number of systems crucial to the functioning of our society: water and waste management, transportation, asset management and spatial data. Visit the links below for more information on the department's master's programmes.

GeoinformaticsReal Estate EconomicsSpatial Planning and Transportation EngineeringWater and Environmental Engineering

Hands-on work in the research tunnel underneath Otaniemi
The research tunnels underneath the Otaniemi campus are a boon to geoengineering studies.

Department of Civil Engineering

Master's degree studies at the Department of Civil Engineering are centred around the design and construction of buildings and the mineral-based materials and mechanics used throughout the built environment. 

Building TechnologyGeoengineering

Aalto Ice Tank
Aalto Ice Tank is a multipurpose basin used for a variety of Arctic and marine technology studies.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Aalto University Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering includes a wide selection of topics that reflects most of the research interests of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, from product design to marine technology. See the programme's page below for more details.

Mechanical Engineering

Advanced energy solutions

Energy technology studies at the master's degree level are offered in the Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions, in which the department offers two major subjects:

Sustainable Energy Conversion ProcessesEnergy in Buildings and Built Environment

How to apply

See the links below on instructions on applying to bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree studies at Aalto University.


Bachelor's Admissions

Familiarise yourself with the application processes by selecting the field and degree level suitable for you. The bachelor’s degree is a lower university degree preceding the master’s degree studies. The master’s degree is a higher university degree.

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Aalto University Master students

Applying to master’s programmes

The admissions to the two-year master’s programmes at Aalto University are organised once a year. The application period for studies beginning in the autumn of 2020 has ended on 3 January 2020.

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How to apply for doctoral studies?

Doctoral candidates at Aalto University can pursue the degrees of Doctor of Science (Technology), Doctor of Arts (Art and Design), Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administation), and Doctor of Science (Architecture). The target time for the doctoral degree is four years. The admissions are organised individually by each doctoral programme.

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Student life

Aalto has six schools with around 12 000 students and 4000 employees of which close to 400 are professors. Our campus is located in the city of Espoo, in the Greater Helsinki area in Finland. With 40% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing.

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Walking around the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University, you are likely going to come across students wearing colourful overalls covered with patches. These overalls are the "uniforms" of various student organisations.

In Aalto University, most of these organisations are called guilds, every one of them representing a certain field of study. Guilds offer their members leisure-time activities that range from sports and celebrations to excursions and visits to companies that operate in the guild's field. 

Many guilds draw from decades of tradition, including curiosities like practical joke competitions and baptisms for student overalls. Get to know the guilds associated with the School of Engineering by visiting their websites, listed below. 

Guild of Mechanical Engineers (Koneinsinöörikilta)

Guild of Surveying Engineers (Maanmittarikilta)

Guild of Civil Engineers (Rakennusinsinöörikilta)

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