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Sustainable future requires solutions in the fields of mechanical engineering, civil engineering and built environment. In the School of Engineering you can find your own study path and special interest within these fields and become a builder of sustainable future. Solving real-life issues in your studies, working closely with the industry, international exchange opportunities and our technology student community will ensure that you get the most out of your studies. Our graduates work in expert positions in many key sectors of the society such as in Arctic technology, sustainable built environments, mechanics and materials, multidisciplinary energy technologies and systems design and production.
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Bachelor's programmes at the School of Engineering

Application period for Bachelor's Programmes is 7.—20.1.2021. 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 - Computational Engineering

Do you want to know how things work? Are you interested in simulating the physical world using computers? Come study Computational Engineering at Aalto!

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Master's programmes at the School of Engineering

Application period for Master's Programmes is 1.12.2020—4.1.2021. 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 - Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Built Environment

Did you know that buildings are currently responsible for 40 % of primary energy consumption and roughly half of electricity consumption?

If you want to address big societal issues such as global warming and healthy indoor climate, The Master’s Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you. By studying the efficient use of energy in the fields of building technology and services as well as on the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, you will work with creating sustainable and comfortable indoor environments.

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Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy Conversion Processes

Did you know that all of the buildings in Finland could use solar energy for heating? Or that understanding airborne spreading of viruses requires knowledge of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics?

If you want to be part of solving these critical questions of the future, the Master’s Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you. The programme offers short- and long-term solutions and tools for problem-solving as the sustainable energy conversion processes are a critical component in the future energy system.

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Master's Programme in Building Technology

The Master’s Programme in Building Technology educates future leaders who seamlessly merge science and human-centred design to help the transition towards a smarter built environment. This can mean, for example, responding to the global need of energy-efficient buildings and scaled circular economy systems.

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Master's Programme in Geoinformatics

Master's Programme in Geoinformatics turns students' talent and hard work into excellence. After graduating, you will be able to work effectively in many roles in the society, applying and utilizing current knowledge of geoinformatics, and to contribute to the further development of the field.

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Master's Programme in Geoengineering

As one of the highest ranking programmes in its field, the Master’s Programme in Geoengineering provides world-class education in the disciplines of geotechnical engineering, highway engineering and rock engineering. The programme has close links with the industry and offers the graduated geoengineers clear route to employment where they can play a key role in urbanisation and circular economy.

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Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering

In Mechanical Engineering Master’s Programme you can become an expert in Arctic Technology, Engineering Materials, Marine Technology, Mechatronics, Product Development, Production Engineering and Solid Mechanics, or create your own combination. We empower students follow their interests in the field of mechanical engineering as their professional skills are needed for creating more effective and safe solutions for the society.

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Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning in Real Estate Economics

Urbanization is a global force that determine the future of societies, as most of society's key challenges are met in cities. Cities provide enormous economic, technical and cultural opportunities, but are also stages for social conflicts and segregation, as well as environmental and health problems. No discipline or profession can tackle challenges of this magnitude alone - urban development requires collaboration.

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Master's Programme in Real Estate Economics

The majority of annual global investments target real estate, and most of national wealth is into real estate as well. Urbanisation accelerates construction and increases the demand for experts of real estate economics. If you are interested in working with real estate markets, investments, management or development, the Master's Programme in Real Estate Economics will get you started. The programme gives you the skills and knowledge you need to manage the entire lifespan of real estate.

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Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Making smarter and more liveable cities requires new skills that integrate land use and transportation. The Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering offers the skills you need to design and develop urban and regional systems.

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Master's Programme in Water and Environmental Engineering

Want to ensure a sustainable and functioning society? Then the Master's Programme in Water & Environmental Engineering would be perfect for you!
Water and environmental engineering is essentially about making the world work. With limited natural resources and an increasing demand for water, food and energy, we look at practical ways to develop our society in a sustainable manner.

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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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Double degree programmes at the School of Engineering

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

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Master's Programme in European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program (EMMEP)

A global minerals industry needs new experts and competence to fuel its renewal. As a graduate of the programme, you are in a prime position to effect change in the field.

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Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering

Visit the Arctic and gain a unique specialisation in cold climate engineering. Boost your CV by studying abroad. Graduate with a double degree from two internationally acclaimed universities.

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Nordic Master in Environmental Engineering

Environmental technologies and green engineering are amongst the fastest-growing markets in the world and there is growing demand for innovative solutions and new graduates

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Nordic Master in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

The Nordic Master in Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering (ISEE) is a world class energy education leading to a Master of Science degree.

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Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering

This programme is based on the expertise of the participating universities within naval architecture, offshore engineering and maritime engineering.

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Master’s programme in Urban Mobility (EIT Urban Mobility)

Master’s programme in Urban Mobility, study track Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions (SUMT) is a master programme focusing on the holistic approach in study, design, development and evaluation of sustainable, inclusive, and resilient urban environment and mobility systems.

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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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Master’s Programme in Manufacturing (EIT Manufacturing Master School) - Additive Manufacturing for Full Flexibility

Master’s Programme in Manufacturing study track Additive Manufacturing for Full Flexibility (AM) is a combination of studying manufacturing science including physics of additive manufacturing processes, mechanical design including exploiting the design freedoms enabled for more customized products and services, and production management including the flexibility enabled for smaller lot production

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Master’s Programme in Manufacturing (EIT Manufacturing Master School) - Zero Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy

Master’s Programme in Manufacturing study track Zero Defect Manufacture for Circular Economy (ZD) is a combination of studying manufacturing science including physics of equipment and processes, data analysis, including the methodology to use gained process data in the context of process quality, and process management including the flexibility enabled for smaller lot production

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Student Francisco Oliviera became familiar with Aalto through an exchange semester

Now Francisco Oliviera is graduating from the Geoengineering Master’s programme and works as a Geotechnical Designer.

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Alumna Lien Tran combined studies in solid mechanics with mathematics

Mechanical Engineering alumna Lien Tran is currently conducting her second master’s degree while working as a Concept Designer.

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Oya Duman

With the help of my studies in the programme, I feel much more involved in my own living environment. Feeling like an active part of my own environment makes me feel empowered as a person.

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Student Artem Makarov found his dream job in industrial water treatment

Artem Makarov, who is originally from Russia, is now finalizing his studies and working full-time simultaneously.

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