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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 2021–3 Jan 2022. Find our study options below or check all the master's programmes at Aalto University here. 

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Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management

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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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Software and Service Engineering

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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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Security and Cloud Computing

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. We believe in combining theoretical knowledge and security expertise with product development skills. The studies are also closely linked with research at Aalto University. The graduates are well prepared for international industrial R&D jobs, security engineering and consulting, various expert roles, and doctoral studies at Aalto University and internationally.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Machine Learning, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

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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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Human-Computer Interaction

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. Aalto’s HCI major distinguishes itself internationally by a focus on computational and engineering methods with a strong contribution from psychology and design. The rigorous curriculum offers a unique opportunity for students of computer science and engineering to learn how to apply technical approaches in human-computer interaction. The study option is based on outstanding HCI research at Aalto University. The university was recently ranked #13 worldwide in research impact in the area of HCI.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science

Software pervades all areas of human activity: industry, commerce, healthcare, media, and even art. Majoring in Computer Science provides students with a deep understanding of the behaviour of computer programs and computing technologies, training them to excel in the theory and practice of advanced computing.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Game Design and Development

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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Master's Programme in Engineering Physics

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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Master's Programme in Information Networks

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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Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies

The Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies educates a new generation of engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs and academicians who are all committed to get people to live healthier lives. Life science technology can, for example, shape and equalize healthcare systems and lower the production costs of medicine.

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Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research

The unparalleled problem-solving power and predictive capability of mathematics and statistics enable profound and sustainable solutions to even the most complex problems. The Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research educates top mathematical problem solvers with strong analytical skills and explicit knowledge of logical reasoning. Graduates from the programme typically land in specialist and management roles in international companies and organisations, or continue with doctoral studies at Aalto and other prominent universities.

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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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Bachelor's level study options at the School of Science

Application period for Bachelor's Programmes in English is 5 Jan–19 Jan 2022. 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 - Data Science

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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Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - Quantum 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. Novel devices will outperform current technologies by exploiting quantum-mechanical phenomena. Future quantum computers will solve problems that are not tractable with existing hardware and algorithms. Quantum communication will use unbreakable encryption schemes. The Quantum Technology major provides you with the skills to become a global leader in this emerging industry and growing field of engineering.

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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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Master's Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (EIT Raw Materials)

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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Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) – Visual Computing and Communication

Visual Computing and Communication is an interdisciplinary programme at the intersection of computer science and information technology focusing on the acquisition, processing, analysis, transmission, and rendering of visual information, including aspects of learning and decision making.

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Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) – Human-Computer Interaction and Design

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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Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Data Science

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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Master's Programme in Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO) (Erasmus Mundus)

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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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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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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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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