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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

Find our study options below or check all the bachelor's programmes at Aalto University here. The latest application period for the bachelor's programmes taught in English was held in January 2024.

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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

Find our study options below or check all the master's programmes at Aalto University here. The latest application period for Aalto's master's programmes was held in December 2023.

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Bioproducts Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)

The conversion of bio-based resources into recyclable bioproducts is of crucial importance now and in the future.

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Biotechnology, Master of Science (Technology)

Biotechnology experts work in many industries from chemical to food, helping the society in its way towards a carbon-neutral bioeconomy.

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Chemistry and Materials Science, Master of Science (Technology)

The development of new molecules and materials has an essential role in building a more sustainable future.

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Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering​, Master of Science (Technology)

Across all industries, the importance of environmentally responsible process design, development, and implementation is rapidly growing.

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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)

Complex sustainability challenges, such as the climate crises, the loss of biodiversity, poverty, and inequality, call for new mindsets and skills. The Master’s Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) provides a multidisciplinary learning platform in the fields of design, business, and materials and chemical engineering.

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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 improving human health and wellbeing through development of innovative scientific and engineering solutions. The programme has a strong focus on the technological aspects of Life Sciences and is closely connected to the world-class research at Aalto University in the fields of biological data analysis and modelling, bioinformatics, bioelectronics and biosensing, biomedical engineering, human neuroscience and neurotechnology, biomaterials engineering and synthetic biology.

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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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European Mining Course, Master of Science (Technology)

The need of mineral-based materials is growing globally, partly related to the new green technology. Applications such as windmills and electric vehicles need traditional metals, but also many high-tech metals that support the environmentally sustainable future. Re-use of metals is important part in the materials cycle, but it will not satisfy the increasing demand of metals. Minerals need to be extracted from the earth’s crust far into the future. The European Mining Course (EMC) aims to train experts who possess wide-ranging skills and abilities to respond to this demand.

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Doctoral programme in Chemical Engineering

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Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering

The Aalto Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering comprises six research fields. The Departments of Bioproducts and Biosystems (Bio2), Chemistry and Material Science, and Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering are jointly responsible for the programme.

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