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New knowledge, expertise and technologies for industry and the built environment through innovative research and pioneering education.

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Nainen suunnittelee / kuvaaja Aalto-yliopisto, Unto Rautio

Science to Engineering

Technology alters the world and affects us all. At the School of Engineering, we create new knowledge and expertise – and new solutions to serve the goals of sustainable development. Continuing collaboration with the surrounding society is essential to our efforts. Join us and make a difference!

We offer you studies in mechanical and structural engineering, energy and environmental engineering and the built environment. Our graduates proceed to apply their expertise in demanding positions around the world. If you want to drive renewal within Finnish technical industries, improve competitiveness and develop the built environment through research, technological innovation and inspiring education, become a part of our community.

Johdon kiertokäynti Otaniemi kuvaaja Juha Juvonen

Spotlight on startups

Aalto University is home to half of all start-ups born in Finnish universities. Every year, 70–100 new companies are founded within the Aalto University ecosystem – take a look at some of the companies hailing from the School of Engineering below.

Addcomposites startup photo Annamari Tolonen
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Addcomposites helps small businesses automate the manufacturing of composite parts

The start-up that began as a student project aims for the international market. Their goal is to be Europe's top solution in a growing field.
surgify startup team photo annamari tolonen
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Surgify aims to make bone surgery safer around the world

These young entrepreneurs have already convinced doctors and investors. Their innovation is coming to operating theatres this year.
visilean statup bhargav dave martin zilliacus
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VisiLean aims to accelerate construction by improving information flow

Research at Aalto University led to the founding of VisiLean, whose digital solution has found interest among international construction firms.
ladimo startup team
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Ladimo develops smarter machine vision

Ladimo's technology enables the creation of accurate, real-time 3D models of the environment. These models give sight to machines.

Departments

Our research focuses on Arctic technology, sustainable built environments, mechanics and materials, multidisciplinary energy technologies and systems design and production. 

To learn more about our work, get to know the school's three departments:

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a leading multidisciplinary research establishment with strong industrial ties and impact on industry and society alike.

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Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering aims to build the structures of tomorrow through research, education and collaboration.

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Department of Built Environment

Water resources, spatial data, sustainable asset management and safe transportation.

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Excellence in Research

The amount of competitive external funding and the inclusion of one research team from the School of Engineering into a Centre of Excellence of the Academy of Finland give some idea of research excellence at Aalto University.

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Get involved!

School of Engineering / students

Collaborate with us

Our work at the School of Engineering is inspired by the needs of society. We seek to contribute to the development of society by taking an active role in Finnish and international life – dialogue with a variety of stakeholders and cooperation agreements with the Capital Region municipalities and key partners support this aim.

Aalto University / Department of Energy Technology / photographer: Adolfo Vera

Foundation for Aalto University Science and Technology

The Foundation supports the scientific research and teaching of technical disciplines. The Foundation awards grants for MSc and DSc theses on a continuous basis, with the help of industry-donated funds.

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Give for the future

The world needs new and revolutionary ideas, solutions, entrepreneurship, work and new kind of leadership. These will not come about by themselves. A donation to Aalto University is a donation for strong, internationally successful Finland.

News

aalto explorer team photo annamari tolonen
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Aalto Explorer wants to make everyone an ocean explorer

Originating from a course project, Aalto Explorer will continue its underwater adventure through crowdfunding. The aim is to send a remote controlled underwater vehicle to the Baltic Sea in the summer.
Aalto Festival /Aalto University / Illustration by Anna Muchenikova
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Science, technology, art and business collide during the annual Aalto Festival

Starting on 8 May, Aalto University showcases talent in seminars, parties, lectures and exhibitions during Aalto Festival 2019.
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​​​​​​​How can we conserve the natural cycle of water in cities?

Changing water circulation to resemble more the natural cycle with nature-based solutions.
mekatroniikan sirkus 2019 robottikäsi asmo kaasinen ja olli malmi
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From nanopaper to pancakes, student-built devices at Mechatronic Circus put on a variety show

Mechatronics course culminates in an event featuring student projects and circus antics.

Events

Iines Jakovlev: Hidden Lake Photo: Anne Kinnunen
Exhibitions and fairs

Fragile Water design exhibition at Helsinki Airport

The exhibition Fragile Water brings attention to our use of water.
Lectures and seminars

Ramboll lectures

The Ramboll lectures began in January and are open to all Aalto University students and staff.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of energy technology, Mikko Wahlroos, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Smart low-carbon district heating networks supporting the energy system transition
traffic safety
Lectures and seminars

Seminar: Theories and research methods in Road Traffic Safety Science

The 8th annual scientific seminar "Theories and research methods in Road Traffic Safety Science" will be hosted by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and Aalto University.

Stay tuned by connecting with our social media channels!

Contact information

Contact details for the School of Engineering.

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Facilities

The School of Engineering operates in a number of buildings at the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University.

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1
Address: Otakaari 4
Mon-Thu 7.45–20.00, Fri 7.45–20.00

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Rakentajanaukio 4

Rakentajanaukio 4, R Building
Address: Rakentajanaukio 4
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00

Rakentajanaukio 4

Tietotie 1

Aalto Ice Tank, Water and Environmental Engineering
Address: Tietotie 1
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45.

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Tietotie 1 E

Water and wastewater engineering, water resources engineering
Water Building, P.O. Box 15200
Open Mon–Thu 8.00–15.45

Vesihuoltotekniikka

Puumiehenkuja 3

Mechanical engineering 2, K2
Address: Puumiehenkuja 3
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45

Puumiehenkuja 3. Konetekniikka 2. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate

Puumiehenkuja 5

Mechanical engineering 3, K3
Address: Puumiehenkuja 5
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45

Puumiehenkuja 5 Konetekniikka 3 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate
Updated 28.3.2019
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