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The School of Science at Aalto University is all about tomorrow's technology, innovations, and businesses. Studies center around advanced energy solutions, condensed matter and material physics, creation and transformation of technology-based businesses, data science and artificial intelligence, health technology, neuroscience, and software engineering.
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Master's programmes at the School of Science

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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Industrial Engineering and Management, Master of Science (Technology)

What opportunities do new technologies bring about for companies? How can the necessary changes be implemented? How to motivate employees to embrace change as a leader? The Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) programme answers these questions while educating future leaders and changemakers who know what it takes to create, lead and transform technology-based businesses.

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Software and Service Engineering - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

Software and Service Engineering is the backbone of modern society and economy. The Master’s programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Software and Service Engineering equips students with some of the most sought after skills in today’s job market, across a wide range of industries.

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Security and Cloud Computing - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

Studies in Security and Cloud Computing give students a broad understanding of the latest and future technologies for secure mobile and cloud computing systems. Students will gain both practical engineering knowledge and theoretical insights into secure systems engineering, distributed application development, network and service architectures, and cloud and mobile platforms.

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Machine Learning, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

The data-intensive major in Machine Learning, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence deals with some of the most challenging problems of the 21st century. Be it finding new solutions to tackle climate change or better understanding the causes of an epidemic, this field has an integral part to play.

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Human-Computer Interaction - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

How will artificial intelligence change the way we use computers? What will come after the mouse and keyboard as input devices? What makes a computing system trustworthy or interesting for people? How to design interactions that thrill and motivate users? Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) educates future leaders who study, innovate, and improve information technology for the benefit of people.

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Computer Science - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

The Master of Science in Computer Science is grounded in leading-edge computing research at Aalto University, which is routinely ranked among the top 10 Computer Science departments in Europe. The programme offers a deep understanding on the design and analysis of advanced software and computing technologies.

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Game Design and Development - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

Game Design and Development is a multidisciplinary major that tightly integrates students from different backgrounds. Students create and analyze games, experiment with new technologies and design approaches, and meet like-minded talent with whom to build the future of games and interactive experiences.

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Engineering Physics, Master of Science (Technology)

The Master’s Programme in Engineering Physics equips students with a profound understanding of physics and mathematics as well as skills that are highly applicable. The programme is closely connected to the research at Aalto University and the Department of Applied Physics, attracting students who want to pursue a career in research.

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Information Networks, Master of Science (Technology)

The Master’s Programme in Information Networks educates cross-disciplinary thinkers and innovators with technical yet human-centric skills. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between human beings and digital technologies on an individual, group, organisational and societal level.

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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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Mathematics and Operations Research, Master of Science (Technology)

The unparalleled problem-solving power and predictive capability of mathematics and statistics enable profound and sustainable solutions to even the most complex problems. The programme educates top mathematical problem solvers with strong analytical skills and explicit knowledge of logical reasoning.

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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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Bachelor's level study options at the School of Science

Application period for Bachelor's Programmes in English 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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Data Science, Bachelor of Science (Technology), Master of Science (Technology)

Data science gives you the foundations to become a top-level expert in the modern knowledge society. You will obtain the required skills to solve real-world problems using methods of algorithm design, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical inference, operations research, and optimization.

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Quantum Technology, Bachelor of Science (Technology), Master of Science (Technology)

Are you fascinated by quantum physics? Do you want to create real-world applications? Come study Quantum Technology at Aalto University! The Quantum Technology major takes you to the forefront of the ongoing quantum revolution in computation, communication, sensing, and simulation.

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Double-degree programmes at the School of Science

We offer five international joint study options. Check out the admissions dates from the study option pages.

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Human-Computer Interaction and Design - ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School), Master of Science (Technology)

The Human-Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) master’s programme is an interdisciplinary programme where our User-Centred Design approach places the users at the centre of the design process. By combining human aspects to technological and business aspects, we create new products and services with great usability and user experience.

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Data Science - ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School), Master of Science (Technology)

The Data Science Master’s offers a unique two-year academic programme, where students study data science, innovation and entrepreneurship at two different leading European universities.

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SECCLO (Erasmus Mundus)

Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO, Erasmus Mundus), Master of Science (Technology)

The world is becoming more digital. Can you keep up with its security and privacy needs? SECCLO is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme in the field of computer science, in information security and cloud computing. The programme combines practical engineering skills with a strongly research-based curriculum. The emphasis is on combining security knowledge with hands-on R&D skills in a specific technical area, cloud computing.

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Do you want to study at Aalto University? Come meet us!

This page gives information on upcoming events, fairs and webinars. You can meet Aalto University students and staff throughout the year.

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Webinars on degree programmes

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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Chat with Aalto students

Are you wondering what it is like to study at Aalto University? Or what student life is like at Aalto’s vibrant Otaniemi Campus or at the Mikkeli Unit? Come chat with our students about all things Aalto!

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School of Science graduates in working life

School of Science Master's graduates are highly successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education. On this page you can find information on job titles, job sectors and career development of our graduates.

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Get to know our students

By studying software and service engineering, you will learn truly useful skills

Nikolai Denissov jumped out of his comfort zone, moved to Finland to study software engineering, and now he wants to stay for good

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An 'info student' can teach crowdfunding to entrepreneurs in slums and coding to secondary pupils

In her diploma work, Niina Arvila studied how awareness of crowdfunding and the skills it requires could be spread among entrepreneurs of small communities in poor countries. Alongside her studies, Arvila has arranged a coding club to adolescents and works as a UX Designer at technology event Slush.

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Heli Julkunen seisoo talvisessa maisemassa ja katsoo hymyillen pois kamerasta. Hänellä on päällään valkoinen talvitakki ja taustalla näkyy sumua, puita ja lumihankia.

If you study computer science, you may end up developing better cancer treatments by applying AI

Heli Julkunen developed a machine learning method that predicts how different drug combinations kill cancer cells, and now she helps advance preventive healthcare as a data scientist

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Student testimonial: Joanna Simms

Mathematics & Operations Research master's student Joanna Simms tells us about her experiences studying here

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‘The atmosphere at Aalto is comfortable and you can do things at your own pace’

Thong Tran, the first graduate with a major in Data Science, shares his experiences on studying at Aalto University

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Flexibility and enthusiastic teaching make the SECCLO programme a great option

The first graduates of the SECCLO programme share their study experiences

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Student testimonial: Leonidas Karavanas Papadimos

Industrial Engineering and Management master's student Leonidas Karavanas Papadimos tells us about his experiences studying at Aalto

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Student webinar | School of Science - Master's studies

Our students tell about their experiences of studying a Master's at the School of Science, which through its internationally acclaimed high-level research aims to make a significant impact on society.

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