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Get to know the School of Chemical Engineering

At the 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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Master's programmes at the School of Chemical Engineering

Application period for Master's Programmes is 1 Dec 2021–3 Jan 2022. Find our study options below or check all the master's programmes at Aalto University here.

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Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Biotechnology

The Master’s Programme in Biotechnology provides a strong multidisciplinary knowledge-base in biotechnology and bioengineering, and the tools for applying it in research and business environment. Biotechnology is gaining importance in our everyday lives and its impact on solving societal problems related to the environment, global warming and health are undeniable. Biotechnology is an enabling technology that ranges from the design of new biopharmaceuticals and production of novel biosynthetic materials and biochemicals to the use of cutting-edge synthetic biology concepts. Bioprocess development and modelling is an integral part of modern biotechnology.

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Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Biomass Refining

Biomass refining is a rapidly expanding field, using the newest technologies to convert biomass into clean energy and a variety of marketable bioproducts. The Master’s Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering – Biomass Refining takes students to the front lines of renewable energy and biomaterials development.

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Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemical and Process Engineering

From natural sciences to sustainable and profitable chemical process industries

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Chemistry

Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemistry

From breakthroughs in medicine to creating sustainable alternatives to plastics, chemistry plays a pivotal role in advancing the world that we live in. The students in the Master’s Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering – Chemistry will find themselves at the exciting frontiers of research and emergence of new technologies.

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Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Sustainable Metals Processing

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. For example, no modern cities, energy, transportation or smart phones would not exist without them.

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Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Functional Materials

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. The Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering – Functional Materials is a one-of-a-kind programme fueled by cutting edge research and strong industry links.

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Fibre and Polymer Engineering major

Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Fibre and Polymer Engineering

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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Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions - Industrial Energy Processes

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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Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability - MSc in 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. Answering to this need, the Creative Sustainability Master’s Programme (CS) draws together leading expertise from the School of Business, the School of Arts, Design and Architecture and the School of Chemical Engineering.

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Master's Programme in International Design Business Management - MSc in Technology (CHEM, ELEC, ENG, SCI)

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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Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies

The Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies educates a new generation of engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs and academicians who are all committed to get people to live healthier lives. Life science technology can, for example, shape and equalize healthcare systems and lower the production costs of medicine.

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Bachelor's programmes at the School of Chemical Engineering

Application period for Bachelor's Programmes is 5 Jan–19 Jan 2022.  Find our study options below or check all the bachelor's programmes at Aalto University here.

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Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - Chemical Engineering

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. This program will provide you with a modern chemical engineering background that allows you to contribute to the development of solutions for a more sustainable future society.

This unique combination of skills opens up exciting future career opportunities in academic or cooperate research, applied engineering, or management. A chemical engineer with a responsible mindset can have a huge positive impact on the quality of lives for many and help to protect our environment.

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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.

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Master's Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (EIT Raw Materials)

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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Master's Programme in Biological and Chemical Engineering for Sustainable Bioeconomy (BIOCEB) (Erasmus Mundus)

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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Master’s Programme in Energy Storage (EIT InnoEnergy)

The Master’s in Energy Storage is unique. Delivered by Europe’s foremost pioneers in sustainable energy and energy storage, the programme gives you unparalleled career possibilities – the engineering skills and innovation mindset that new-generation employers urgently need in this exciting and fast-evolving field.

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Master's Programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) (EIT InnoEnergy)

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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Nordic Master in Polymer Technology

The Nordic Master in Polymer Technology is a world class joint program providing comprehensive tools and skills for developing future materials. It leads to Master of Science degree.

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What do the studies really consist of in our degree programmes and study options? Join our webinars and ask directly from the programme heads!

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