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The School of Science at Aalto University in Finland 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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In our programmes, we combine theory and practical knowledge. Our teaching is always based on the latest research and we, ourselves, contribute to the research community with our ground-breaking work. Aalto University is the leading technical university in Finland, with top 100 –rankings in e.g. computer science and information science. Get to know our rankings in more detail on our Rankings page. 

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Discover Master's level study options at the School of Science

We offer 11 master's level programmes at the School of Science. Get to know our programmes below!

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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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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)

By creating user-friendly next-generation computing products, HCI experts help society make the most out of revolutionary technologies.

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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 algorithms, 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 human-centric technological skills. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between people and digital technologies and business 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 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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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) (School of Science)

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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Discover Bachelor's level study options at the School of Science

On bachelor's level at the School of Science, it is possible to study data science or quantum technology. Get to know our English-taught programmes below!

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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? Eager to innovate practical applications of quantum? Come study Quantum Technology at Aalto University! The Quantum Technology major launches you to the forefront of the ongoing quantum revolution in computation, communication, sensing, and simulation.

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Discover double-degree programmes at the School of Science

We offer three international joint programmes. Get to know the programmes below!

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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 research and development skills in a specific technical area, cloud computing.

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Get valuable skills for your career

Our graduates are highly successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education – 99% are employed or entrepreneurs 5 years after graduation. Read more about the career development of our graduates!

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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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Fairs and events for applicants

This page gives information on upcoming events, fairs and webinars for applicants. Join Aalto students for a virtual coffee every Friday or come meet Aalto University students and staff in Finland and abroad!

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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? Come chat with our students about all things Aalto on Unibuddy chat platform.

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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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‘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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"Industrial Engineering and Management students can become anything except medical doctors or pilots"

Ilona Hemming is a third-year bachelor’s degree student studying Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM).

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'In our field, it would require quite a bit of effort to graduate unemployed'

Sami Nieminen graduated as a Master of Science in Technology in the summer of 2022, majoring in human-computer interaction.


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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