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The studies and research at the Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering focus on forest products technologies, chemical engineering, industrial biotechnology, materials science and nanotechnology, metals and minerals processing and energy technology. Once you have graduated from our school you have a diverse skillset to work in different fields varying from metallurgy, electronics and wood processing to chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnological and food industries.
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Bachelor's programmes at the School of Chemical Engineering

Application period for Bachelor's Programmes is 8.—22.1.2020. 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

Do you want to apply mathematics and computational techniques to chemistry, biochemistry, life sciences, and chemical engineering? In the Chemical Engineering major, you have an opportunity to excel in these and many other fields with a solid and modern engineering background which you will get in this programme. This unique combination of skills opens up great future career opportunities in research, applied engineering, or management. A chemical engineer with a responsible mindset can have a huge positive impact to the quality of lives for many, and help to improve environment.

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Master's programmes at the School of Chemical Engineering

Application period for Master's Programmes is 2.12.2019—3.1.2020. Find our study options below or check all the master's programmes at Aalto University here. 

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

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 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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Biotechnology laboratory

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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Chemical and process engineering Lab

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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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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Functional Materials major, ZnO nanohedgehogs developed by FunMat students

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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Sustainable Metals Processing laboratory

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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IDBM student explaining a concept to IDBM Impact 2018 event visitors

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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Double degree programmes at the School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering offers two international joint degree programmes. Check out the admissions dates from the study option pages.

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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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