Thesis advising in Aalto University

Thesis is an individual work, made by the student. Nevertheless, students have both right to receive advising and responsibility to ensure the quality of the thesis work by discussing with the thesis advisor during the process. Good communication between the student and the advisor as well as feedback are essential during the process of thesis work.


In Aalto University thesis works are done in the fields of business, arts and technology. Each field has set their own goals, guidelines and evaluation criteria for thesis works. Also, the terminology used in thesis advising may vary, depending on school. Each school has their own guidelines for thesis supervision or advising, given on either school or programme level. 

A program's web page with the path how to find title During your studies and Thesis.

Thesis instructions of a specific program are in the Student Guide. Search the program, and from the program's page, you can find the title During your studies > Thesis.

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