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Get to know the School of Chemical Engineering

At the Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering we combine natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. Chemical engineering offers answers to almost all global challenges. Whether it is the fight against climate change, the sufficiency of natural resources, new biomaterials, sustainable development or the promotion of the circular economy, chemical engineering plays a key role in meeting the challenges.
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Applying to Bachelor's Programmes

Discover Bachelor's programmes at the School of Chemical Engineering

Application period for Bachelor's Programmes is 4 Jan–18 Jan 2023.  Find our study options below or check all the bachelor's programmes at Aalto University here.

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Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (Technology), Master of Science (Technology)

Local and global challenges caused by global warming, pandemic events, or over consumption are becoming more and more complex and urgent. Interdisciplinary actions are needed to solve them. The Chemical Engineering major offers a highly multidisciplinary education including mathematics, computational tools, chemistry, biochemistry, life sciences, and chemical engineering.

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Applying to master’s programmes

Discover Master's programmes at the School of Chemical Engineering

Application period for Master's Programmes is 1 Dec 2022–2 Jan 2023. Find our study options below or check all the master's programmes at Aalto University here.

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Biotechnology - Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)

The Biotechnology major empowers students to become active contributors and leaders in various fields, ranging from biochemicals and biofuels to pharmaceuticals and food.

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Biomass Refining - Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)

Biomass refining is a rapidly expanding field, using the newest technologies to convert biomass into clean energy and a variety of marketable bioproducts.

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Chemical and Process Engineering - Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)

From natural sciences to sustainable and profitable chemical process industries.

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Chemistry - Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)

From breakthroughs in medicine to creating sustainable alternatives to plastics, chemistry plays a pivotal role in advancing the world that we live in.

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Sustainable Metals Processing - Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)

Sustainable Metals Processing at Aalto University is the only major specialisation field in Finland focusing on sustainable production and recycling of metals and minerals – the main pillars of modern society and economy.

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Functional Materials - Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)

Ranked among the top universities for materials science by QS World University Ranking, Aalto University educates materials experts who want to learn both hard-core science subjects and practical engineering thinking.

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Fibre and Polymer Engineering major

Fibre and Polymer Engineering - Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)

Do you want to use your science and engineering skills to help tackle some of society’s biggest challenges? If so, the Fibre and Polymer Engineering could be for you. As a graduate from Fibre and Polymer Engineering you will have a diverse set of science and engineering skills that you can apply to the development of tomorrow’s sustainable materials. In addition to a strong grounding in science and engineering, graduates from Fibre and Polymer Engineering acquire skills in interdisciplinary team working, multidisciplinary thinking and product development. At the core of education in Fibre and Polymer Engineering is sustainability. Our focus is on the resource-efficient conversion of renewable biobased resources into materials for textiles, composites and many other products.

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Industrial Energy Processes - Advanced Energy Solutions, Master of Science (Technology)

Interested in a career in energy for our society? Want to be involved in the development of industrial energy solutions of the future? The Master’s Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you.

The Industrial Energy Processes and Sustainability major gives students a basic and advanced understanding of the industrial energy processes, outlines the main challenges energy solutions in industry are facing today, and introduces possible ways towards a sustainable future.

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Creative Sustainability, Master of Science (Technology)

The critical global challenges of our time, such as the climate crisis, poverty, social and economic inequality and population growth, call for multidisciplinary mindsets to seek new solutions.

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International Design Business Management, Master of Science (Technology)

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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Life Science Technologies - Master of Science (Technology)

The Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies educates a new generation of engineers, researchers and entrepreneurs who are committed to improve human health and wellbeing through development of innovative scientific and engineering solutions.

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Joint International Master's Programmes

The School of Chemical Engineering offers international joint degree programmes with partner universities from different parts of Europe. Check out the admissions dates from study option pages.


Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (EIT Raw Materials), Master of Science (Technology)

Students will acquire an understanding of the full raw materials value chain and create a mindset for innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on sustainability. The programme covers the following themes: substitution of critical or toxic materials in products and for optimized performance, material chain optimization for end-of-life products, and product and service design for the circular economy.

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Biological and Chemical Engineering for a Sustainable Bioeconomy (Bioceb), Master of Science (Technology)

As the first European joint programme focusing on bioeconomy, the Master’s Programme in Biological and Chemical Engineering for a Sustainable Bioeconomy (Bioceb) trains future research and innovation managers leaping to the forefront of the sustainable development movement. They are well-prepared for tackling global challenges like climate change mitigation and the preservation of biodiversity.

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Energy Storage (EIT), Master of Science (Technology)

Master's Programme in Energy Storage is a unique package offered by Europe's leading pioneers in sustainable energy and energy storage. It provides you exclusive career opportunities and precisely the kind of technical and innovation mindset that new generation employers seek after in this dynamic and fast-evolving branch.

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Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT), Master of Science (Technology)

Real-world energy challenges, collaborative solutions, sustainable tomorrow - a pathway for an exciting future in sustainable energy and environmental work. This is a joint program leading into double Master's degree.

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