Aalto University

Introduction
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The values of Aalto University are passion, freedom, courage, sense of responsibility and integrity. At Aalto University, you have the freedom to succeed. Our university is a community of over 20 000 ambitious thinkers – a meeting point of science, arts, and business. Emphasizing the cross-disciplinary studies, we help you discover your lasting strengths in a changing world.

Freedom to Choose

Aalto University degrees get you going for a successful career. In Helsinki and on the adjacent Otaniemi campus, Master’s and Doctoral Programs draw talented academics from all over the world. Students get hefty discounts in transport, lodging, and dining. Except for the joint programs, Aalto University charges no tuition fees.

Aalto University School of Business is the first business school in the Nordic countries to have received all three labels of excellence from the world’s leading business school accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This Triple Crown status is an honour held by only a few business schools worldwide.

Freedom to Do

From the beginning of your studies you will get to participate in interesting projects and hone your practical skills. The blossoming startup scene and initiatives like Aalto Design Factory help our students generate real businesses out of their dreams and ideas. Under the tutelage of several distinguished scholars, you can also enter the realm of research and strive for the best. Freedom to Move Aalto University has extensive partnerships with over 400 universities worldwide. For example, the School of Business has exchange programs with some of the best business schools in the world. International doctoral and post-doc researchers, teachers and summer schools are a strong testimony to our opportunities.

Aalto University Schools

  • School of Arts, Design and Architecture
  • School of Business
  • School of Chemical Technology
  • School of Electrical Engineering
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Science
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Master of Science in Accounting

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Helsinki

The programme provides students with in-depth expertise in issues concerning the production and use of financial information of business firms and other organizations. The content and focus of the programme differ according to its two elective areas of specialization: Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Accounting provides students with in-depth expertise in the production and use of financial information. Aalto University School of Business is the first business school in the Nordic countries to have received all three labels of excellence from the world’s leading business school accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This Triple Crown status is an honour held by only a few business schools worldwide. Accounting is an invaluable tool for finding financially sound, workable solutions to often complex and ambiguous managerial challenges. In the Accounting Master’s Programme you learn a truly global language of business life and enterprise management. Reliable, valid and focused financial information, for both financial accounting and management accounting purposes, is increasingly important in the often turbulent contemporary organisations. Study Experience The content and focus of the Master’s Programme in Accounting differ according to its two optional areas of specialisation. You can specialise in one or two of the following fields: Management accounting focuses on the preparation and use of financial and non-financial information serving the needs of managerial control and decision making. The core topics in this area of specialisation include accounting for management control, strategic management accounting, capital investment decisions, and management accounting information systems. Financial accounting focuses on the preparation and use of financial statement information serving the needs of outside stakeholders, especially the decision making of debt and equity holders. The core contents in this area of specialisation include theories of financial statements, international and national accounting standards, issues in group accounting and consolidated financial statements, as well as auditing theory and practice. In addition, the Master's Programme in Accounting provides students with knowledge and expertise in financial statement analysis, company law, financial institutions, corporate governance, as well as different research methodologies. Learning outcomes The Master’s Programme in Accounting educates skilled professionals in the production and use of financial information of companies and other organisations. Students graduating from the programme know how to generate, analyse, interpret and communicate financial information for managerial purposes as well as for the needs of outside stakeholders. They are able to contribute effectively to the development of management information systems. As experts in accounting they are able to impact and contribute to the strategic and operative decision making of the management. The general management skills the programme aims to foster include the student’s analytical ability, teamwork, and problem solving skills. Students have the opportunity to reflect challenging issues in business ethics and to develop their international business communications skills at an advanced level. Career prospects The graduates of Accounting are typically employed as business controllers, chief financial officers, financial analysts, loan officers, business consultants, auditors, and similar positions requiring high level professional expertise in accounting. The programme provides prerequisite knowledge to pursue post graduate doctoral studies. Specialising in management accounting prepares for general management positions often in multinational companies. With the management accounting emphasis in your studies, you are equipped with the tools for solving strategic and operational problems – ranging from marketing and customer service to logistics, production and outsourcing. The financial accounting and auditing emphasis in your studies sets you on a path that often leads to top level auditing assignments. The programme prepares professionals for typically the largest international auditing firms, consulting agencies and financial services companies. Management consultants who master financial accounting become advisors, for instance, in industrial restructuring situations. With financial accounting expertise you may work for the financial industry, for example analysing the financial position of potential investment targets in an equity portfolio. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 1. General admission requirements The application must first fulfill the general eligibility requirements before it is sent to the Master's programme for academic evaluation. Please read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admission. See also language requirements. In addition to the general eligibility requirements, each Master's programme has programme-specific evaluation criteria. 2. Programme-specific requirements The admission group depends on the degree you are applying with. Only applicants with a lower university degree in “Economics and Business Administration” completed in a university in Finland apply in Admission Group 1. The name of the degree is kauppatieteiden kandidaatti, KTK in Finnish. All other applicants apply in Admission Group 2. ADMISSION GROUP 1 To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed at least 30 ECTS credits of studies in Accounting and/or closely related subjects. The studies must include: a minimum of two courses (at least 12 ECTS credits in total) in financial accounting, and a minimum of two courses (at least 12 ECTS credits in total) in management accounting, and a minimum of one course (6 ECTS credits in total) in financial accounting, management accounting, corporate finance, or business law. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the GPA of their degree granting eligibility to apply. Additional studies outside the degree are not considered for GPA. Applicants with GPA lower than 3.50 are not eligible for admission. In case of a tie, the applicants are evaluated on the basis of the number of credits and the grades of studies in Accounting. In this case, higher education level Accounting studies outside the degree granting eligibility to apply can be considered. The applicants are not interviewed. ADMISSION GROUP 2 The applicant must have completed at least 30 ECTS credits of studies in Accounting and/or closely related subjects. The studies must include: a minimum of two courses (at least 12 ECTS credits in total) in financial accounting, and a minimum of two courses (at least 12 ECTS credits in total) in management accounting, and a minimum of one course (6 ECTS credits in total) in financial accounting, management accounting, corporate finance, or business law. Academic background in Economic Sciences is considered an advantage. Applicants are ranked on the basis of their GMAT/GRE score. In case of a tie, the applicants are evaluated on the basis of the number of credits and the grades of studies in Accounting. In case of a tie, the ranking of the degree granting institution can be considered. The applicants are not interviewed. Evaluation of previous studies or economic sciences background will not be commented by the programme before the admission decisions have been made. [-]

Master of Science in Architecture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

The learning outcomes are based on the regulations of the EU directive that applies to pursuing the professional activities of an architect (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications). According to the directive, an architectural degree meets the expectations of the construction industry and also enables a career outside Finland. [+]

Goal of education The learning outcomes are based on the regulations of the EU directive that applies to pursuing the professional activities of an architect (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications). According to the directive, an architectural degree meets the expectations of the construction industry and also enables a career outside Finland. In accordance with the above-mentioned directive, the purpose of the programme is to ensure that after completing a degree, the student has: the ability to create architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements adequate knowledge of the history and theories of architecture and related fields of art, technology and human sciences knowledge of the fine arts as an influence on the quality of architectural design adequate knowledge of urban design planning and the skills involved in the planning process understanding of the relationships between people and buildings and between buildings and their environment and of the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale understanding of the profession of architecture and the role of the architect in society, in particular in preparing briefs that take account of social factors understanding of the methods of investigation and preparation of the brief for a design project understanding of the structural design, constructional and engineering problems associated with building design adequate knowledge of physical problems, technologies and of the function of buildings so as to provide them with internal conditions of comfort and protection against the climate the necessary design skills to meet building users’ requirements within the constraints imposed by cost factors and building regulations adequate knowledge of the industries, organisations, regulations and procedures involved in translating design concepts into buildings and integrating plans into overall planning A further aim of the education is to strengthen the student's competence in co-ordination tasks related to design, thus enabling the graduate to work as a head designer of demanding construction projects. An understanding of the internationalising and expanding duties associated with the profession and the ability to function in other cultures are also part of the general skill outcomes of the degree. This develops the student's working life skills and promotes career planning, regardless of whether the goal is to work as an employee in the private or public sector or as an entrepreneur. The academic objective of the education is that after completing a degree, the student: knows the academic discussion and key literature in the field can write academic text in a critical and expert manner knows the key research methods and has the ability to apply them can argue scientifically More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Architecture is Finnish. However, part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content Architecture is a field of technology and of art. Architecture teaching combines knowledge-based professional material and artistic understanding and expression skills. An architect must be able to see problems from many different directions, which is the reason for the broad-based nature of the degree in architecture. The current nature of the education develops the student's scientific and artistic thinking relating to the construction of a socially responsible and sustainable future. The key content in master's programme education is to develop and deepen the skills obtained during the bachelor's phase. The topics include the history and theory of architecture, building design and Finnish building art as well as urban planning and design. Course and design studio teaching is enhanced by means of multidisciplinary collaboration and new teaching methods. Learning by doing, the simulation of so-called 'real' design assignments is still an important part of the education of an architect. Career opportunities Architecture is a field of technology and of art. Architecture teaching combines knowledge-based professional material and artistic understanding and expression skills. An architect must be able to see problems from many different directions, which is one of the reasons for the broad-based nature of the degree in architecture. According to the EU directive, an architectural degree meets the expectations of the construction industry and also enables a career outside Finland. Duties of an architect Project planning Building design in all scales Construction, property development Urban design, urban planning/zoning of regional entities Museum work Building history inventories and surveys Administrative, teaching, management and research duties, expert tasks Furniture design, interior decorating, design, exhibition design Architectural graphics, IT, multimedia Titles The majority of architects work as project architects in a company or as entrepreneurs in their own architectural agency, working with new or renovation projects. The public sector is another important employer, with job titles including zoning architect, permit architect, cultural environment manager, museum director and municipal architect. Architects work as academic researchers or teachers, such as professors or lecturers. Architects can also be construction managers, project designers or experts in the property field; senior inspectors or specialists in the environmental field or exhibition architects and curators in the field of art. The duties of an architect are steadily expanding from traditional design tasks to other fields that require comprehensive vision and creative problem-solving ability. Internationalisation Studies provide the opportunity for internationalisation through, for example, exchange studies and international student competitions and study trips. The internship that is an optional part of the degree can be completed abroad and students can also do field work outside Finland. Some of the department staff are international and lecturers and guests from international schools of architecture visit the department. The department has international research and teaching projects with different universities. Department of Architecture has international students, both degree students and exchange students. Teaching is provided partly in English and all students study in the same courses. Students participate in international student events through the EASA umbrella organisation for students and students have exchanges among the guilds. Admission procedure Students apply for the Master’s Programme in Architecture via the master’s degree admissions process for science and technology. Selection for a master’s programme leading to a higher degree is mainly based on studies completed earlier and is carried out as a so-called paper selection without an entrance examination. The selection criteria for the master’s phase are an applicable earlier degree in the field of architecture, the amount of applicable studies, motivation and commitment on the basis of a motivation letter, and the overall level of the application. A portfolio of the applicant’s own practice work and any other personal work is a compulsory and important appendix to the application. It must illustrate the applicant's architectural design skills and artistic nature in a broad-based manner. The main focus of the evaluation is placed on design sketches and other image material. Complementary studies The student may be required to take complementary studies. These studies will be determined individually at the latest in the beginning of the studies while making the personal study plan. For more information, please contact the department's planning officer Jukka Luotonen. [-]

Master of Science in Automation and Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary programme providing graduates with an ability to work in and between a wide variety of fields - ranging from traditional Electrical Engineering and Energy sectors to Biomedical Engineering, Control Engineering and Robotics. [+]

Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary programme providing graduates with an ability to work in and between a wide variety of fields - ranging from traditional Electrical Engineering and Energy sectors to Biomedical Engineering, Control Engineering and Robotics. Drawing from extensive research in mathematical and natural sciences, the curriculum is flexible and allows students to study a unique combination of courses to suit their own interests. The key themes in the programme are sustainability, e.g. energy efficiency, intelligent transportation systems; distributed and networked systems, e.g. smart grid, smart living environment, safety and security in distributed/networked systems; sensing and perceiving the environment, e.g. microsensors, machine perception; transition from automation to autonomy and personal healthcare. The programme provides students with knowledge and skills to apply scientific methods and theories in a broad variety of engineering and research careers, as well as in doctoral studies. Career options Graduates from the programme are equipped with knowledge and skills to work in a broad variety of engineering careers in both public and private sectors. The programme also offers excellent scientific basis for careers in research and academic professions, as well as other multi-disciplinary fields. Study Programme Students can choose from three different majors within the programme Electrical Power and Energy Engineering Control, Robotics and Autonomous Systems Translational Engineering. Depending on the choice, students can then focus on, for example, Electrical Grids, Electric Motor Drives, Lighting Technology, Control Engineering, Robotics, Automation Systems, Embedded Systems, Imaging and Machine Perception, Microsystems, New Hybrid Carbon Nanomaterials, Biomedical Engineering or Personalised Health Care. The programme offers a variety of practical projects and workshops to prepare graduates for future careers. These are designed to develop strong team-work and analytical skills to enable graduates to solve complex and ill-defined problems often arising from large and complex systems. The fundamental theoretical, practical and experimental aspects are also included to prepare graduates for possible further studies, especially for a PhD. The Master's degree (120 ECTS) is composed of studies in major (55-65 ECTS), elective studies (25-35 ECTS), and Master's thesis (30 ECTS). Tuition fees and scholarships Currently, there is no tuition fee for the Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering. The only mandatory fee, in addition to the living costs, is the Student Union membership fee of approximately 99 Euro for the academic year. Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation offers the best students summer trainee/research assistant positions. Admission requirements Required prior knowledge Applicants to the programme must first meet the general eligibility criteria and language requirements common to all Master’s programmes in Science and Technology. The following background knowledge is required. This knowledge is typically obtained by studying a Bachelor degree at a research university with Electrical Engineering, Automation, Control Engineering or Materials Science as a major subject. Required background subjects: mathematics (linear algebra, calculus, probability theory and statistics) programming skills physics and/or chemistry project and team work For applicants whose previous degree is in a subject other than Electrical Engineering, Automation, Control Engineering or Materials Science, it is critical to demonstrate the knowledge of the above areas and the specific major requirements (as described below) in the application. Students chosen to the programme may be required to complement their earlier degree with complementary studies. The admission letter will provide information on any such requirements. The complementary studies cannot be included in the Master's degree but will be required for graduation. In addition to the general background requirements, each major has specific requirements. Major is selected at the beginning of the studies and at that point the background requirements listed below are considered. The applicants are asked to indicate in the motivation letter which major they wish to follow. Advice for applicants from Finnish universities of applied sciences The minimum GPA for applicants from Finnish universities of applied science is 3,8. Applicants with GPA below the 3.8 limit cannot be admitted unless they have other exceptional merits. Meeting the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to the programme. Previously, all admitted students whose previous degree was from a Finnish university of applied science were required to take a selection of complementary studies. This is no longer required and complementary studies are assigned only in individual cases. Therefore, it is important to demonstrate the depth of the required prior knowledge in the application. This can be achieved, for example, with excellent grades in the relevant Bachelor courses, and by completing a small number of demanding courses in the areas of required knowledge. Limited places for non-degree students are available in the Bachelor-level courses in Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Programming at Aalto University, and similar courses may be available through the Open University. [-]

Master of Science in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

The School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of our research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. [+]

The School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of our research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. Each innovation secures both our renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the future. The School provides education for a wide range of responsible future professionals. M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduates in technology work in diverse positions in Finland's largest industrial sectors, in the metal and electronics industry, wood processing industries as well as chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food industries. The research and teaching are supported by an extensive international academic and industrial cooperation network. Study programme The learning outcomes of the master's degree are based on the aims set for education leading to a Master of Science (Technology) as defined in the degree regulations of the School of Chemical Technology. The learning outcomes of the degree are further specified in the major- and course- specific descriptions of learning outcomes. The focus areas of the education are the sustainable use and processing of natural resources and new materials, including their technical applications. In the studies towards the major, students acquire advanced knowledge in a specific area of biotechnology, chemical technology or material science and technology. The education leading to a master’s degree is based on the professional practices of fields requiring expertise in science and technology and on scientific research generating new knowledge. Students may choose their minors or elective study modules so that their degree is a combination of technology, business, and art, typical of Aalto University. Students will adopt a responsible, goal-oriented and systematic way of working, and develop skills to work as experts in their area of specialisation both independently and in cooperation with experts of different fields, also in an international working environment. They will be able to express themselves clearly and unambiguously both orally and in writing and to tailor their communication to the target audience. The School of Chemical Technology trains Masters of Science (Technology) who have the skills and knowledge to work as pacesetters of the fields of biotechnology, chemical technology and material science and technology in various managerial, planning and research duties serving industry or related stakeholders, the scientific community or public sector. The studies of the programme provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for applying scientific knowledge and scientific methods independently and for continuing to doctoral education. Graduates of the programme will have achieved the key scientific and professional working methods of their area of specialisation and will be able to continuously deepen their knowledge by acquiring, evaluating and processing scientific, technical and professional information. They will gain the knowledge and skills to understand the challenges of the field from the point of view of users and technical and social systems, as well as from that of the environment and be able to use this knowledge in developing new solutions, also as members of multidisciplinary teams. Structure of studies The master’s degree programme consists of 120 study credits. This means two study years including master’s thesis. The programme includes: 65 cr major subject courses 30 cr thesis 25 cr electives Majors The degree programme offers seven majors with possibility to combine different fields with elective studies. The majors are: Biomass refining Biotechnology Chemical Engineering Chemistry Fibre and polymer engineering Functional materials Sustainable metals processing Evaluation criteria The Master’s programmes offered by the School of Chemical Technology apply the following principles during the academic evaluation of eligible applications. These principles are revised annually. The student selection process is competitive. The applicant’s suitability for the programme is evaluated. The best applicants are granted admission to the programme. The selection of students is primarily based on the application documents. Not all eligible applicants will necessarily be admitted, CHEM Master’s programme does not have a minimum quota to be fulfilled. The programmes reserve the right to interview the applicants if it is necessary to clarify the applicant’s motivation or other information in the application. [-]

Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

The Master’s programme’s core courses provide a strong foundation in computer science, communication engineering, and information science. In addition, students can immerse themselves deep into one of the specialization tracks of broad majors or into focused majors. [+]

Aalto University offers the largest ICT programme in Finland both in number of students and size of faculty! Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS) merges all ICT-related education in Aalto University under eight major subjects. The programme has two broad majors: Computer Science and Communications Engineering. Students can also specialize in Software and Service Engineering. Focused majors are based on the leading-edge research areas of the university: Acoustics and Audio Technology, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Mobile Computing, and Signal, Speech and Language Processing. Game Design and Production major is offered together with the School of Arts, Design, and Architecture. The Master’s programme’s core courses provide a strong foundation in computer science, communication engineering, and information science. In addition, students can immerse themselves deep into one of the specialization tracks of broad majors or into focused majors. The CCIS programme wants to provide its students with a lot of flexibility and freedom concerning their studies and course choices. Most majors can be completed either as a long or compact version. The long version allows you to become a specialized expert in your own field, while the more compact version allows you to include additional minor studies to your degree, either from other CCIS programme majors, other Master’s programmes offered by Aalto University or other universities. In CCIS programme, education is based both on the latest scientific research and industrial state-of-the-art. The students will learn how to apply scientific knowledge and scientific methods independently. All students are encouraged to include international, multidisciplinary, and entrepreneurial components to their studies. The CCIS programme in organized in close co-operation with the EIT Digital Master's School and its Master's Programme in ICT Innovation. At Aalto University, the programme is offered jointly by the School of Electrical Engineering and School of Science Study programme CCIS has altogether eight majors that students can apply to. Four of them have also specialization tracks. The majors and their specialization tracks are described in more detail below. Computer Science Communications Engineering Software and Service Engineering Acoustics and Audio Technology Mobile Computing, Services, and Security Machine Learning and Data Mining Signal, Speech and Language Processing Game Design and Production Career options At Aalto University, a large part of the students write their Master's thesis in industry and start their career in R&D positions. Nowadays, many students become also entrepreneurs as Aalto University has one of the largest startup hubs in Europe. Typical job titles of recent graduates include e.g. Software Engineer, Senior Analyst, Mobile App Developer, Senior Game Programmer, IT Consultant, Chief Technology Officer, Data Scientist, System Specialist, R&D Manager, Service Manager, Software Architect, Security Consultant, Cloud Architect, Wireless Engineer, Radio Network Analyst. Aalto University Career Services provides information on employers, job and thesis opportunities and hints for job hunting for all Aalto students. The programme provides also an excellent basis for doctoral studies. Both School of Electrical Engineering and School of Science have high-quality doctoral programmes. Many successful students work first as research assistants, then complete their Master's thesis at one of the department's research groups, and later continue as doctoral students. Students interested in pursuing doctoral studies after their M.Sc. degree can easily transfer to Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT). Admission requirements Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS) is a joint programme between two schools, School of Electrical Engineering and School of Science. The programme consists of several major subjects and students will be admitted to study one major subject in one of the two schools as follows: School of Electrical Engineering: Acoustics and Audio Technology, Communications Engineering, and Signal, Speech and Language Processing School of Science: Computer Science, Game Design and Production, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Mobile Computing, Services and Security, and Software and Service Engineering Some of the major subjects allow the admitted students to choose between multiple study tracks within the major. For purposes of study guidance, the applicants are asked to indicate already on the application form (e.g. motivation letter) which track they wish to follow. The required prior knowledge is the same for all tracks within the same major. Applicants to the programme must first meet general eligibility and language requirements that are common to all Master's programmes in Science and Technology. Admission criteria to the CCIS programme is - a high quality Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Communications Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. [-]

Master of Science in Corporate Communication

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Programme in Corporate Communication is unique in its combination of international business, management and communication. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Corporate Communication is unique in its combination of international business, management and communication. Aalto University School of Business is the first business school in the Nordic countries to have received all three labels of excellence from the world’s leading business school accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This Triple Crown status is an honour held by only a few business schools worldwide. In the present, rapidly changing business environment, the challenges met by companies and other organisations require an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of media and communication. The globalised world is more complex and less predictable than ever before, and communications need to be strategically managed. Study experience The Corporate Communication (CC) Master’s Programme is designed to give students a thorough, trans-disciplinary understanding of the fields of corporate communication and media management. The programme views corporate communication as a business function and, at the same time, as social interaction. Throughout the studies, we highlight the impact of the globalised environment on communication practice, management and leadership. On the world scale, the CC Programme is unique in its combination of international business, management and communication. Through a carefully designed, research-based curriculum, the programme provides students with profound knowledge of the strategic role of communication and media management in contemporary organisations. The CC Programme offers professional and academic competences within such specific areas as media relations, employee communication, investor relations, issues management, and change and crisis communication. In particular, it develops the competences needed in managing international corporate communications, managing internal and external stakeholder relations and participating in corporate strategy work. In all course work and problem-based learning activities we practise the skills needed for a variety of multicultural and multilingual situations. The Corporate Communication Master’s Programme recruits students from a variety of backgrounds, but a sound business knowledge gained in earlier studies is required. We value diversity in class, and invite applicants from all over the world, with earlier academic expertise ranging from e.g. management and marketing to communication and cultural studies. Most importantly, the applicants must have a keen interest in the media and communication practice in the globalised world. Learning outcomes A student graduating from the Corporate Communication programme has a deep understanding of the strategic role of corporate communication for business operations the specialist areas of corporate communication, e.g. media relations, employee communication, investor relations, issues management, change and crisis communication communication as social interaction the theoretical foundations of communication and media research In addition, Corporate Communication graduates are able to manage the stakeholder relations involved in the various specialist areas of corporate communication analyse, plan and conduct corporate strategy work from the perspective of communication apply appropriate theory and methods to produce new knowledge related to communication and media argue convincingly and demonstrate excellent communication skills Career prospects The programme gives the students excellent qualifications for a variety of specialist and executive positions within the areas of communication, management and international business. For example, CC graduates work in internationally operating organizations as communications managers, specialists and consultants. In addition, career prospects include work in communications training and research. In the job market there is an increasing demand for the particular competence acquired in the CC Programme. This competence includes in-depth business knowledge, an understanding of the impact of globalization on business activities, and a thorough knowledge of communication as an academic discipline and as a professional activity. Programme-specific requirements The admission group depends on the degree you are applying with. Only applicants with a lower university degree in “Economics and Business Administration” completed in a university in Finland apply in Admission Group 1. The name of the degree is kauppatieteiden kandidaatti, KTK in Finnish. All other applicants apply in Admission Group 2. More information on admission groups is on the admission page. The applicants will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Earlier academic performance and content of previous studies Motivation for studies in the programme. To demonstrate their motivation and (also the) ability to argue their case, the applicants will make a max. 2-minute video, where they discuss e.g. the following questions: Why am I applying to this particular program? Why should I be accepted? What areas in communication management are challenging today? Why? What is my own experience of research and what, for example, could be my own research focus in the Master’s Thesis? In addition, in Admission group 2: - GMAT/GRE test score Previous academic performance and the GMAT/GRE score (in admission group 2) are the two most important criteria. [-]

Master of Science in Creative Sustainability - M.Sc. Degree in Architecture

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Espoo

The International Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) is a joint master’s programme at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Business and School of Engineering. [+]

The International Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) is a joint master’s programme at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Business and School of Engineering. The programme creates a multidisciplinary learning platform in the fields of architecture, business, design and real estate. The programme brings together students from different fields to study in multidisciplinary teams that increases understanding of different disciplines and enables adapting a holistic approach. This activates students to create new sustainable solutions for human environments on purpose to build a socially responsible and sustainable future. Content outcomes The CS programme provides the graduates with knowledge and skills on several competence areas: Multidisciplinary approach: capability in adapting knowledge, skills and new approaches to reach collaborative solutions based on ecological, economical and sociocultural sustainability. Systems approach: ability to integrate analytic and systemic thinking into critical problem solving that creates new holistic understanding about complex situations in society. The emphasis is on global awareness within the context of local communities and simultaneous modification of different aspects of sustainability. Design thinking: capability in creative problem solving that utilizes the methods of the design process in defining the problem, generating ideas and obtaining solutions. Project management: capability in multidisciplinary team leadership and communication in versatile environments that promotes sustainability in various cultural contexts. Business management: ability to develop new approaches and skills for creating sustainable business models and improvement of business ethics and corporate responsibility. Skill outcomes In addition to the specific aims of the CS programme the graduates of architecture have to possess the needed knowledge and skills for a professional architect which are mentioned in the EU directive 2005/36. Those are: ability to create architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements, adequate knowledge of the history and theories of architecture and the related arts, technologies and human sciences, knowledge of the fine arts as an influence on the quality of architectural design, adequate knowledge of urban design, planning and the skills involved in the planning process, understanding of the relationship between people and buildings, and between buildings and their environment, and of the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale, understanding of the profession of architecture and the role of the architect in society, in particular in preparing briefs that take account of social factors, understanding of the methods of investigation and preparation of the brief for a design project, understanding of the structural design, constructional and engineering problems associated with building design, adequate knowledge of physical problems and technologies and of the function of buildings so as to provide them with internal conditions of comfort and protection against the climate, necessary design skills to meet building users' requirements within the constraints imposed by cost factors and building regulations, adequate knowledge of the industries, organizations, regulations and procedures involved in translating design concepts into buildings and integrating plans into overall planning. Academic skills The aim of the programme is to provide the graduates with following general academic skills: acquaintance with the academic discussion and the essential professional literature of the field ability to write and argue in an academic and critical way knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific knowledge and to use relevant research methods of the field good language and communication skills to operate in a multicultural and global environment knowledge and skills for lifelong and flexible learning knowledge and skills for postgraduate education. Education content To ensure that the students fulfil the requirements for a professional architect the Department of Architecture demands that all approved applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in architecture. The master’s thesis topic is chosen from the major subject scope. The pedagogical approach is based on integrating teaching and research, problem-based learning, blended learning and strong connection to practical outcomes. E.g. in architecture the students learn programmatic concepts of sustainable ecosystems and learn to design sustainable and energy efficient buildings. Career opportunities CS studies prepare the students to work as sustainability experts in organizations that have a strategic view on transformation towards sustainability. These include the private and public sectors as well as a wide range of NGO´s. Architecture confront new challenges in innovating sustainable methods of design and development. The CS programme teaches skills to meet these challenges through specialization and interdisciplinary work, while students simultaneously fulfill requirements for professional degrees in Architecture. That makes the graduates from CS programme attractive targets for several types of local and international employers as well as prepares them for independent entrepreneurial activity. Internationalisation The CS programme is international by itself, far more than half of the students are international. The most significant development challenges of sustainability are global: climate change, global poverty, social and economic inequality, population growth as well as demographic changes and adaptation to rapid global economic changes. The CS programme is a multidisciplinary learning platform which provides an international context of study, in student and teaching groups and study subjects. Admission procedure Students from Finnish or international universities can apply to this multidisciplinary programme through the admission procedure of the Aalto University. Admission is based on the academic assessment and all students from different fields apply through their own educational organization. As the students of architecture (also in CS programme) graduate as Master of Science in Architecture, their applications will be evaluated by the same evaluation panel and with the same criteria as all the applications for architecture. The evaluation process is highly competitive and the number of available study places is limited. There is no interview. The Department of Architecture has given the following criteria for the academic evaluation: The applicability of the previous degree, i.e. bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a school of architecture The amount of relevant studies The academic performance of the applicant The quality of the application as a whole, including the portfolio The motivation and commitment of the applicant on the basis of a motivation letter. The applicant must show his/her motivation for studying in the program by writing a letter of motivation. A portfolio consisted of the applicant’s own works is mandatory. The portfolio should widely present the candidate’s architectural and artistic skills and creativity. It should be in paper form, easy to handle and no bigger than A3 size. [-]

Master of Science in Creative Sustainability - M.Sc. Degree in Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Helsinki

The programme provides a multidisciplinary learning platform in the fields of architecture, business, design and real estate for dealing with the significant development challenges of sustainability which background is in climate change, global poverty, social and economic inequality, demographic changes and adaptation to rapid global economic changes. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) is a degree programme organized in cooperation of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Business and School of Engineering. Global and local challenges and the complexity of future scenarios require strengthening the multidisciplinary approach and the inter-linkage of environmental, economic, socio-cultural aspects in education. The programme provides a multidisciplinary learning platform in the fields of architecture, business, design and real estate for dealing with the significant development challenges of sustainability which background is in climate change, global poverty, social and economic inequality, demographic changes and adaptation to rapid global economic changes. The CS programme brings together students from different fields to study in multidisciplinary teams that increases understanding of different backgrounds and offers students opportunities to collaborate with research projects, companies, organisations and students from other disciplines. Learning Outcomes of the Master`s Programme in Creative Sustainability: Multidisciplinary approach: Students learn to adapt knowledge, skills and new approaches to reach collaborative solutions based on ecological, economical and socio-cultural sustainability. Systems approach: Students learn to implement systemic thinking into critical problem solving that creates new holistic understanding about complex situations in society. The emphasis is on global awareness within the context of local communities and simultaneous modification of different aspects of sustainability. Design thinking: Students learn to apply creative problem solving methods and tools in facilitating dialogs, defining problems, generating ideas and obtaining solutions. Project management: Students learn to manage multidisciplinary teamwork and promote and discuss sustainability in culturally versatile industrial, urban and business environments. Sustainability management: Students learn to develop new approaches for creating sustainable business models and to advance business ethics and corporate responsibility. Students also gain understanding of the way that different organizational forms support the pursuits in sustainability. Education Content The Creative Sustainability programme comprises theoretical lessons, workshops, practical projects, excursions and a thesis. Courses deepen the basis for professional skills in methods and responsibilities of sustainable product and service design. Contents of the projects can vary from material innovation to enhancement of social sustainability in challenging contexts. Courses and projects are carried out within topics of interest for partner organizations that can be e.g. private companies, NGOs or other associations or public organizations. Projects are launched to solve a real and practical problem of a partner in Finland or abroad. Evaluation criteria The selection process is paper-based and competitive, and it may be complemented with interviews. Applications that pass the eligibility check of Aalto University Admissions Services proceed to the School's programme specific academic evaluation. The following academic evaluation criteria applies to this master's programme: Degree and institution of higher education Relevancy of studies Academic performance Motivation Supplementary studies The university may require an admitted student to pursue supplementary studies (max. 20 credits) to gain the knowledge and skills required for the master’s programme studies. The supplementary studies provide the student with the prerequisite knowledge for the master’s programme and are not counted towards the degree of Master of Science (Technology). The contents of the supplementary studies are defined for each student no later than at the start of his/her studies. [-]

Master of Science in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Helsinki

The Master's Programme in Economics develops the ability to apply economic theory to a wide range of economic phenomena. [+]

The Master's Programme in Economics develops the ability to apply economic theory to a wide range of economic phenomena. The programme qualifies students to understand the connection between micro- and macroeconomic questions as well as to see the causality between such questions. The programme equips students with appropriate econometric and mathematical tools of analysis to tackle economic issues and problems. Students are trained to analyze, organize and effectively communicate their analyses. Study experience The Master's Programme in Economics is structured to ensure internationally comparable qualifications and a lifelong human capital. The programme is particularly strong in the areas of International Economics (including Development Economics) and Applied Microeconomics (including Environmental and Energy Economics, Labor and Personnel Economics, Industrial Organization, and Game Theory). A long-term cooperative arrangement between the Department of Economics at the Aalto University School of Business, the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki, the Department of Economics of Hanken School of Economics, and the Wider Institute, allows a student at one institution to take lecture courses at the other institution with a minimum of paperwork. Learning outcomes Students graduating from the programme will have: Understanding of economic theory and ability to use it in new situations ability to read scientific literature in the field, with the exception of the most advanced material general understanding of modern microeconomics and macroeconomics and deeper understanding of selected subfields of economics ability to make small modifications to existing theoretical models ability to interpret real-world phenomena in the light of theories Ability to use arguments based on economic theory in practice ability to formulate recommendations for decision making both in the public and private sector ability to analyze the effects of policies Quantitative skills for efficient use of data ability to critically use and interpret economic data ability to use statistical methods to examine relationships and to test economic hypotheses Fluent communicational skills - ability to orally and verbally communicate economic arguments both to economic experts and non-experts Career prospects The graduates are prominent in a wide variety of careers that require broad economic expertise and analytical skills such as economists, specialists, analysts, or consultants in firms, financial sector, research institutes, public administration, and international organizations. The programme also gives a good background for doctoral studies in economics. Programme-specific requirements Admission group 1: Applicants having completed a Finnish lower university degree in “Economics and Business Administration” (kauppatieteiden kandidaatin tutkinto, KTK) or “Bachelor of Social Science” (valtiotieteen kandidaatin tutkinto, VTK) with major in Economics. GMAT/GRE not required. Admission group 2: Applicants having completed a Finnish university degree other than in "Economics and Business Administration", an applicable Finnish polytechnic degree or an applicable university degree completed abroad. GMAT/GRE required, minimum total score 550. Applicants having already completed a Finnish MSc degree (higher academic degree) with the major subject in Economics or an equivalent non-Finnish degree or programme with the major subject in Economics (higher academic degree) are not eligible to apply to the MSc degree programme in Economics. To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed a sufficient amount of such studies that give ability to start the advanced studies in the Master’s programme in Economics. Those studies must include intermediate level courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (basic courses are not sufficient to meet the requirement), and intermediate studies in Econometrics and in Mathematical Methods of Economics OR adequate enough studies in mathematical and statistical methods used in advanced Economics studies. The applicant’s previous methodological studies and studies in Economics, giving the ability to start the advanced studies, are assessed by a representative of the degree programme. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide adequate information on the content, extent and grading of the courses. When the above mentioned prerequisites are fulfilled the applicants are ranked according to grades in the relevant courses mentioned above and, in admission group 2 also according to the GMAT/GRE test results. A motivation letter has to be included in the application. The letter must be written in the electronic application system and the maximum length of the letter is 4000 characters. The motivation letter should answer at least the following questions: Why am I applying for admission to this particular study programme? What are my abilities to study Economics? Particular attention should be paid to explaining how the applicant’s previous studies cover the requirements of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and adequate methodological studies (Econometrics, Mathematical Methods or other methodological studies). [-]

Master of Science in Engineering Physics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

Studies in engineering physics create a basis for the technological applications of physics and open doors for different careers in industry, science and research. A profound understanding of physics and mathematics can [+]

Find new solutions to future’s challenges! Studies in engineering physics create a basis for the technological applications of physics and open doors for different careers in industry, science and research. A profound understanding of physics and mathematics can be employed in finding novel solutions to both present-day and future’s challenges. Studies in Master's Programme in Engineering Physics are strongly research oriented. Almost half of the MSc graduates continue towards a doctorate. The research focus areas range from experimental and theoretical materials physics to nanophysics and nanoscience, and to novel energy solutions. The study programme differs from a more classical university physics in its proximity to concrete, practical research questions. Its connection to real-life problems is very strong. Study programme There are two majors in the Master's Programme in Engineering Physics from which students can choose from when they enter the programme: Engineering Physics and Physics of Advanced Materials. The former is more general whereas the latter focuses on materials and nanoscience in particular. Career options Graduates of the Engineering Physics programme have traditionally found an exceptionally wide variety of careers both in the private sector, industry, and in the public sector ranging from research to consulting and management positions. A strong education in physics, closely knit to the research at Aalto University and Department of Applied Physics, is also an excellent starting point for a career in academia. Admission requirements The general admission requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of technology. Please see also requirements concerning language skills. Once the eligibility of the applicant is determined, the application is sent to academic assessment that is based on the programme-specific admission requirements and evaluation criteria. Programme-specific admission requirements The main admission criterion to the Master's Programme in Engineering Physics is a high quality Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Bachelor of Science in physics, materials science or a related field, encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent studies (i.e., a degree of at least three years of full-time studies). The applicant should have a strong background in mathematics and undergraduate physics (30 ECTS or equivalent in the latter). In addition, students interested in the theoretical/computational track of studies should have good computer skills. Advanced knowledge of condensed matter physics and/or practical experience with experimental and computational physics research techniques are considered an advantage. A very good GRE test score will also support the application (additional test, not mandatory for applying to the programme). Students chosen to the programme may be required to complement their previous degree with complementary studies. Complementary studies cannot be included in the Master's degree. [-]

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Helsinki

The students learn how to behave entrepreneurially and create new ventures in a global context as a business owner-manager or team member, as an entrepreneurial expert or manager, as a policy maker or as an advisor/consultant of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial processes. [+]

Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship

Department: School of Business

Fostering entrepreneurship and its education is globally seen as an accelerator in developing economy and society in changing and complex environment. This need relates to the interrelated triangle of evolving labour markets and employment, innovativeness and renewal of economies, educational institutions and individual competences.

Broadly understood, entrepreneurship refers to the way that individuals and organisations create and implement new ideas and ways of doing things, respond proactively to the environment, and thus initiate change in uncertainty and complexity. The focus is on opportunity creation, exploration and exploitation in diverse contexts – start-ups, small businesses, large firms and organisations as well as in the interface between public and private sectors. These competences are at the core of the Entrepreneurship Master´s programme.... [-]


Master of Science in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems - SELECT

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Espoo

The master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) offers advanced education in the field of sustainable energy systems for the future. SELECT aims at delivering education for high competency and quality engineering skills in the field, including industrial interaction throughout the programme. [+]

The master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) offers advanced education in the field of sustainable energy systems for the future. SELECT aims at delivering education for high competency and quality engineering skills in the field, including industrial interaction throughout the programme. Students graduating from the SELECT programme will have gained experience in the following topics: Training in multidisciplinary problem analysis and solving. Advanced team building in a multinational setting, along with stimulating international experience. A novel and multidimensional way of learning involving real and virtual classrooms Close collaboration with industry during thesis work. A unique network of fellow students, SELECT alumni and industry specialists in the field of sustainable energy. The SELECT master's programme is presently a cooperation between the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH), Politecnico di Torino (PoliTo), Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands (TUE), Technical University of Catalonia in Spain (UPC), Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal (IST), AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland (AGH), and Aalto University in Finland (Aalto). SELECT is also part of the InnoEnergy Sustainable Energy masters programme. It is a two-year Master's programme including compulsory mobility for the students. SELECT is powered by scholarship opportunities from the EIT KIC InnoEnergy. Students from all over the world are welcome to apply. Programme Description Students spend the first two terms at KTH or UPC on courses in sustainable energy conversion, renewable energy and environmental pathways. A project introduced at the start of the year provides advanced training in problem solving and group dynamics for mastering complex energy systems analyses.Further in-depth knowledge is acquired during the second year via individually chosen focus areas plus related thesis work. These focus areas are: Sustainable Biomass Processing , Aalto Polygeneration, KTH Offshore Energy Systems, IST Solar Systems, UPC Innovation in Energy Systems , TU/e Energy Efficiency, PoliTo Sustainable Fuels Economy, AGH Note! Students with an InnoEnergy scholarship cannot choose Aalto or Polito as a Y2 university! Each year, a spring seminar brings together first and second year students from all partner universities. The event introduces participants to the cutting-edge research found in the curricula, and trains them in group discussions in an international setting. During the second year, the knowledge is further deepened in one focus area chose by the student for one term, followed by the thesis work in the final term. Mobility Scheme and degrees awarded The mobility schemes will be organized as far as possible in accordance with the preferences of the selected students. The student graduating within the frame of the SELECT programme will receive the degree diplomas from the institutions that have hosted the student, according to the mobility scheme and national legislation. The degree diplomas are national degree diplomas recognised by the country of each host higher education institution. Through SELECT, a double degree from two of the partner universities is awarded. SELECT aims at a direct industrial engagement for graduates. [-]

Master of Science in Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Helsinki

The Finance programme provides a dynamic, demanding, but supportive learning-centered environment which prepares students for jobs in the world’s most selective companies in the fields of international banking, management consultancy, and related areas. [+]

The Master's Programme in Finance prepares students for jobs in the world’s most selective companies in the financial industry. Aalto University School of Business is the first business school in the Nordic countries to have received all three labels of excellence from the world’s leading business school accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This Triple Crown status is an honour held by only a few business schools worldwide. The Finance programme provides a dynamic, demanding, but supportive learning-centered environment which prepares students for jobs in the world’s most selective companies in the fields of international banking, management consultancy, and related areas. Students develop a solid scientific approach to financial problems. The programme encourages the development of the broader communication, teamwork, ethical, quantitative, and intercultural skills that students will need both in general management positions and as active citizens able to discuss the issues of the day. The programme prepares some of the students for the world’s best doctoral programmes in Finance. Study experience The students have the opportunity to tailor their degree by specialising in one of two areas of concentration: corporate finance or financial markets. In the corporate finance area, students focus on such questions as analysing and choosing investment projects, mergers and acquisitions, agency theory, investment banking and obtaining funds from the primary markets, project and trade finance, and capital structure and dividend decisions. The corporate finance area prepares students for entry-level positions in e.g. investment or commercial banking, management consulting, or the finance and corporate planning functions of industrial firms. In the financial markets area, students focus on issues such as the behavior and determinants of security prices, their implications on portfolio management, behavioral finance and investor psychology, venture capital, risk management, as well as pricing options, futures, and other derivatives. The financial markets area prepares students for entry-level positions in e.g. investment management and strategy, venture capital and private equity, and risk management. Learning outcomes After completing the Master’s Programme in Finance students have: a thorough understanding of the models and theories of corporate financing and investment decisions skills necessary to apply these ideas independently and analytically in working life knowledge of the features of the capital markets The graduates are able to: analyse corporate risk factors quantitatively evaluate the value of e.g. derivative instruments using sophisticated evaluation tools apply financial tools to a number of situations both in strategic decision making of the firm (e.g. mergers and acquisitions) and in day-to-day management (e.g. portfolio and risk management) work in a world where financial services are global, significant to the economy, and in constant change adapt to a financial environment which is increasingly aware of system-wide risks, conflicts of interest, and regulatory challenges The general management skills the programme aims to foster include: analytical skills, teamwork skills, and problem solving skills opportunity to consider challenging issues in business ethics and to develop international business communications skills at an advanced level Career prospects Finance students have an excellent placement record in the job market. Most Finance graduates find their first jobs in the financial industry, such as investment and commercial banks, brokerage firms, mutual fund companies, and insurance companies. Management consulting companies, industrial corporations, and public institutions are also important employers of Finance graduates. Programme-specific requirements Academic evaluation criteria of the Master's Programme in Finance is based on considering the following areas: GMAT/GRE test score. Note that this receives the most weight in selection (exact weightings are not disclosed). Academic achievement (considering absolute and relative performance, the type of degree and the reputation of the institution granting it). Motivational letter, preferably less than 300 words Video phone (e.g., Skype) interview for selected candidates It can be considered an advantage to have completed the basics of finance (discounting and present value, cost of capital, basics of asset pricing and portfolio theory, basics of financial institutions and financial markets). Students with little background in finance selected to the programme may be required to complete one or two B.Sc. level finance courses (such as Corporate Finance and/or Financial Markets and Institutions and/or Econometrics for Finance) during their first year of studies. [-]

Master of Science in ICT Innovation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

Are you striving for excellence? Join the EIT Digital Master School if you want your academic education to be entrepreneurial and innovative. [+]

Are you striving for excellence? Join the EIT Digital Master School if you want your academic education to be entrepreneurial and innovative. The Master’s Programme in ICT Innovation is a European double degree programme for students who want to know both the technical and business aspects of information and communications technology. The programme syllabus binds together solid technical courses in computer science and software engineering with business development skills. Backed by the EIT Digital of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), students who study during the programme at Aalto University will receive a double degree from both Aalto University and one of the partner universities. Within the ICT Innovation programme, Aalto University offers five majors in different fields of innovation: Cloud Computing and Services (CSS) Digital Media Technology (DMT) Embedded Systems (ES) Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) Service Design and Engineering (SDE) All majors are topped with Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor. Final Degree Project A key component in all EIT ICT Labs Master School Programs is the integrated combination of a Master Thesis (30 ECTS), an internship (no extra ECTS, presumably included in the master thesis credits) and an I&E Study (6 ECTS). The industry-based Master's thesis (typically integrated with the internship) is together with the I&E minor well integrated with the technical majors, the core parts of our education, crucial for awarding the EIT ICT Labs certificate and manifesting our EIT Label. Why ICT Innovation at Aalto? EIT ICT Labs Master School brings together the top technical universities from Europe. What makes Aalto University different from the others? Why to come to all the way up to the Northern edge of Europe where "winters lasts for 10 months"? And where on earth is this place called "Aalto"...? 1. Otaniemi - Aalto University campus and the "Silicon Valley" of the north Aalto University School of Science (where you will study if you choose EIT ICT Labs Master School) as well as the EIT ICT Labs colocation centre are located in Otaniemi, in the city of Espoo, just about 20-minute ride from the city centre of Helsinki, the Finnish capital. Otaniemi is the largest technology, innovation and business hub in Finland and in Northern Europe (according to the number of companies and R&D centers located within its vicinity). Otaniemi features a mix world-class research organizations, academic institutions and over 800 companies from start-ups to multinational corporations operating around a compact 2×2 kilometer campus, including the global headquarters for Nokia, Kone, Fortum, Neste Oil, Huhtamaki, Tekla and Rovio’s Angry Birds. Within 15 minutes there are additionally over 8,500 ICT cluster companies, over 12,000 Knowledge Intensive Business Services companies. Just counting ICT and KIBS, there are over 140,000 high value add jobs – all within 15 minutes. Twice selected by the EU as one of the most innovative regions in Europe, Otaniemi is a community of over 32,000 people with 16,000 students and 16,000 technology professionals from 110 different countries. There are 5000 researchers within walking distance. 2. Teekkari culture Helsinki University of Technology, one of the three founding members of Aalto Univeristy, was established in 1849. Through this long history, the students of technology, the "teekkari", have developed a strong culture of their own. Teekkaris love singing, and they are said to sing "rather than well". They also love to make practical jokes, "jäynä". The key elements to distinguish a teekkari from their outfit are the cap and the overall. The white student cap is a symbol of Finnish highschool graduation, and the teekkaris add a hanging pompon to it. The student overall has later been adapted among students of all faculties (and each faculty has their own colour), but the legend tells they were originally used by teekkari. Teekkaris are organized in student associations called guilds ("kilta"). There are four guilds at the Aalto University School of Science: Athene (Information Networks), Fyysikkokilta (Engineering Physics and Mathematics), Prodeko (Industrial Engineering and Management), and Tietokilta (Computer Science and Engineering). Joining one of them opens great opportunities to get to know the local student culture and even the industry through guild excursions! 3. Support for startups Connecting the technical and entrepreneurial education is the core idea of EIT ICT Labs Master School, and implemented at all partner universities and colocation centres. But Aalto goes further than that: we had an existing startup-friendly ecosystem long before EIT ICT Labs! Have you heard of the student-driven Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, or their Startup Sauna? Or would you like to join some of the startup events in Otaniemi (there's plenty of them)! This year, the EIT ICT Labs Master School students are supported and encouraged to join, for example, Google Style Innovation Jam, SLUSH startup conference, and Startup Weekend Helsinki. 4. Studies that really matter We try to connect are tuition to real life as strongly as possible, and the student projects, even within normal courses, aim at creating something useful for the society. Read more about these projects in the upcoming section "Student experience and projects!" 5. Inspiring facilities Aalto University has a principle of reforming their premises based on student input and ideas. This is why you see colourful sofas and fatboy pillows, lots of indoor plants, and group work spaces. Check out for example the new Learning Hub Greenhouse! EIT ICT Labs Master School students will also get to hang out at the Helsinki co-location centre at Open Innovation House, the newest building on the campus. [-]

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

The Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) combines engineering with economic and human fundamentals to create value and efficiency. Unique in its multidisciplinary and integrative essence, IEM studies explore the foundations of business and engineering processes and inspire an engineering mind-set to develop business. [+]

Focus on proactive problem solving and learn to utilize your engineering mind-set in developing business! The Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) combines engineering with economic and human fundamentals to create value and efficiency. Unique in its multidisciplinary and integrative essence, IEM studies explore the foundations of business and engineering processes and inspire an engineering mind-set to develop business. The distinctive focus of the programme is to educate graduates with knowledge, skills and will to create and transform technology-based businesses in new or established firms. IEM professionalism is an integrated skill set consisting of mathematical, technological, economic, and social competences that focuses on proactive problem solving in value creating processes. In essence, the ethos of IEM studies emphasizes a systemic, solution-oriented engineering mind-set. Emphasis is on capability to solve the right problems right, i.e. identify needs, define problems accordingly, and solve them effectively. Building on these foundations, the programme develops strong competencies for the creation and transformation of technology-based business combining strategic, operations, and people perspectives. The programme is organised by the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (DIEM). DIEM carries out research in close cooperation with companies from various industries and thus combines academic rigour and practical relevance in its research and education. The department has rich connections to and fertile cooperation with esteemed national and international universities. The Strategy specialisation is organised in collaboration with the Department of Management Studies at Aalto University School of Business. Study programme There are two alternatives for applicants to choose from: Industrial Engineering and Management (choice of major in Leadership and Knowledge Management, Operations and Service Management, and Strategy and Venturing) Strategy (offered in cooperation with the School of Business) In addition to a major (45 ECTS), graduates from the degree programme should obtain appropriate knowledge of one technical discipline in their minor (20 ECTS). The foundations for the technical knowledge should already have been created in Bachelor's studies and will be refined at the Master's level. The rest of the studies consist of the Master’s thesis (30 ECTS) and electives (25 ECTS). Industrial Engineering and Management The curriculum for the Industrial Engineering and Management specialisation combines research-based insights (theories, analytical frameworks, and latest research knowledge) with experiential learning (cases, assignments, and teamwork). The three majors examine the creation and transformation of technology-based business in new or established firms from three complementary perspectives: strategy, operations, and people. Although each major focuses on the core of one perspective, the other perspectives are covered in optional courses of the major. Leadership and Knowledge Management Operations and Service Management Strategy and Venturing Strategy The Strategy specialisation's unique feature is its interdisciplinary approach to tackle complex business problems. The specialisation is produced through collaboration of School of Science and School of Business and its Master's Programme in Strategy, enabling students a uniquely broad perspective of problems at hand. The collaborative study programme allows students to create a degree to fit their career aspirations through a unique range of optional courses from the two Aalto schools, including, for example, business strategy, innovation and technology management, international business, business venturing, marketing, and finance. The goal of the Strategy specialisation is to train and develop experts in the domain of business development in new organizations, established firms, and multinational corporations, apt to thrive and succeed in today’s constantly changing and increasingly complex business environment. In addition to analytical skills and knowledge of key ideas in business and organizations, the specialisation is also designed to develop participants’ intercultural and interpersonal sensitivities, behaviors, attitudes as well as international connections and networks. Our mandatory course programme is designed to provide hands-on experience in solving business problems in teams. Our courses address the three key areas required in both junior and senior roles in business development, consulting, and management: analytical skills, the ability to create and manage change, and leadership capabilities. The curriculum is developed in collaboration with key employers and alumni, with understanding that our graduates commonly begin their career in consulting companies, young growth companies, or multinational corporations, tending to take on new business development tasks and corporate staff roles. Career options Studies in the IEM programme lead to diverse career paths. Careers in service industry, research and development, and business development and management are common, as are also service purchasing and requirements engineering in both public and private sectors. Expert positions in consulting, research or educational organisations are possible as well. Typical job titles of recent graduates include e.g. Project Manager, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Technology Consulting Analyst, Research Coordinator, Senior Manager, Analyst, Research Consultant, Founder & CEO, Junior Consultant, Business Unit Manager, Analyst… The programme provides also an excellent basis for doctoral studies. Further information on the research conducted at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management can be found from the department website (tuta.aalto.fi). Recent Master’s thesis topics of IEM students include e.g. Inbound open innovation: An emerging role for supply management, Developing an analytics-driven sales process: a case study in the field of corporate banking, Digitization initiatives and capability cognition – A multiple case study in Finnish manufacturing firms, Strategic sales enhancing tools for commercialization of novel technologies, Development of an industrial service with Big Data and Cloud Computing, and Utilization of remote work in a contact center. Admission requirements The general admission requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Once the eligibility of the applicant is determined by the Admission Services, the application is sent to the School of Science for academic evaluation that is based on the programme-specific admission requirements described below. Programme-specific admission requirements The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management is responsible for the academic evaluation of the applications. The number of student places is limited and the evaluation process is highly competitive. If the number of acceptable applicants exceeds the admission quota, only the highest ranked applicants can be selected. The number of student places do not need to be filled if there are not enough sufficiently acceptable applicants. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of following criteria: previous academic performance (grades) content of the previous degree(s) motivation and dedication to the programme English language proficiency relevant work experience or other relevant activity recognition of the home university recommendations other study-related merits The most important criteria are the previous academic performance and the content of the previous degree(s). [-]

Master of Science in Information and Service Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Helsinki

The Master's Programme in Information and Service Management offers three areas of specialisation: Business Analytics, Information Systems Science, and Logistics and Service Management. [+]

The Master's Programme in Information and Service Management offers three areas of specialisation: Business Analytics, Information Systems Science, and Logistics and Service Management. Information based services are seen by the European Union as the primary growth area of advanced economies. The Master’s Programme in Information and Service Management (ISM) educates future information professionals who are able to develop and manage these services. The interdisciplinary nature and emphasis on data analysis and project management provides students with skills of analysing the ever-growing supply of information and new technologies and managing electronic business operations. Study experience The content and focus of the programme differs according to its three elective areas of specialisation: Business Analytics, Information Systems Science and Logistics and Service Management. The focus of Information Systems is on managing and developing business processes using information systems and networks. Topics include business information systems, e-commerce and software business as well as their strategic applications. The aim is efficient management of information resources and the skilful implementation of information systems applying technology which best supports the particular business needs. The focus of Logistics and Service Management is on providing students with the capabilities to manage and develop companies’ production, distribution, supply, purchasing and service operations. Topics include supply chain management in various operating environments, service development and operations, inventory management models and policies, quality management and different business models. This focus area prepares students for the challenges of the network economy and gives the ability to control and design complex logistics chains and to apply project management skills to various environments. Business Analytics orientation trains students to manage and analyse the rapidly growing volume and variety of data available to be utilised for business, technology and competitive intelligence. Managerial themes of the resulting data-driven decision-making include consumer analyses in traditional and digital markets, risk control (e.g. financial risk management), and exploitation of new technologies for developing and launching new products and services. The aim is to solve practical business problems by effectively utilising modern managerial tools ranging from quantitative models, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to various techniques for analyzing big, open, and company-owned data. Learning outcomes Students in the Master’s Programme in Information and Service Management learn: Data analysis, business intelligence, ability to use and develop it in organisations Quantitative and data driven marketing Analysis and development of business models for digital and service business Leading people and projects Services development and analysis Design research Career prospects The programme allows students to choose between more consulting and management oriented or more quantitative and analytically oriented concentrations and combine studies from the different areas. According to the recent Forbes study on employability of graduates, the information systems; statistics and math majors are the most sought after and the new data-driven market makes math skills, particularly statistics, very important. The quantitative data analysis skills are one of the growth areas in the next few years. Our graduates typically find jobs very easily, and for example information systems majors have some of the highest starting salaries of all business majors according to both Finnish and international studies. Typical jobs: Analyst, business intelligence Consultant, information based services development Project manager Logistics manager [-]

Master of Science in Information Networks

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

Master’s Programme in Information Networks is a trans-disciplinary study programme in engineering building on information and communication technology (ICT) and digital media. It combines the fields of social sciences, advanced digital technologies and business. [+]

Become an expert in human-centered approach to digital technologies! Master’s Programme in Information Networks is a trans-disciplinary study programme in engineering building on information and communication technology (ICT) and digital media. It combines the fields of social sciences, advanced digital technologies and business. The programme provides the students with a comprehensive understanding on the interaction between human beings and digital technologies on individual, group, organizational and societal levels. The students learn about the joint development of digital technologies and business in a novel human-centered, collaborative and creative manner. Study programme Studies in Master’s Programme in Information Networks combine courses in computer science, media technology, industrial management and business with a human-centered approach. The programme encourages the students to construct their personal study plan in a multi-disciplinary way by offering well-structured study entities of the programme’s core substance areas. The students can focus on one substance area, or choose to build a broader multidisciplinary combination of competences. The four focus areas, tracks, in the Information Networks major are: ICT in Business, Knowledge and Business Networks, Media, and User-Centered Design. Career options The Information Networks programme applies problem-based learning and group assignments, often conducted in real life projects. These usually help the students to establish company contacts already during the studies. Co-operating companies include especially global knowledge intensive companies, such as ICT companies, consulting companies, other service or governmental organizations, but also start-up firms. Typical jobs after graduation include e.g. expert tasks, consulting, researcher, teacher, user experience (UX) manager, IT-system developer, entrepreneur with own business, media development, system architect, game development... The programme provides also an excellent basis for doctoral studies. Recent Master’s thesis topics of Information Networks students e.g. Improving knowledge sharing in a small IT company, Co-design with children: A new mobile financial service concept, A case study on workplace concept development towards optimal work support in knowledge-intensive organizations, Enterprise architecture in public sector digitalization, Mediated university-industry collaboration: A case study on managerial perceptions of openness, Visualizing multiple geospatial data sets on a single map using a web browser, Knowledge processes across boundaries: A case study on dialog in virtual meetings… Admission requirements The general admission requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Once the eligibility of the applicant is determined, the application is sent to academic assessment that is based on the programme-specific admission requirements. Programme-specific admission requirements The Master’s Programme in Information Networks is responsible for the academic assessment of the applications. Enrolment is limited to the maximum quota and the evaluation process is highly competitive. Concurrently, the programme has no minimum quota to be fulfilled. Thus, only the highest ranked, the programme-specific admission requirements best fulfilling applicants will be admitted. The academic assessment is based on the following criteria: Motivation and dedication to the programme Content of the previous degree(s) Previous academic performance (grades) Language proficiency Recognition of the home university Relevant work experience or other relevant activity Recommendations The most important criteria are the motivation to the programme, content of the previous degree(s) and the previous academic performance. [-]

Master of Science in International Design Business Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Helsinki

The purpose of the IDBM program is to develop world-class expertise in global design business management through multidisciplinary research and learning that cuts across the areas of business, design and technology. [+]

Aalto University School of Business is the first business school in the Nordic countries to have received all three labels of excellence from the world’s leading business school accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This Triple Crown status is an honour held by only a few business schools worldwide. The purpose of the IDBM program is to develop world-class expertise in global design business management through multidisciplinary research and learning that cuts across the areas of business, design and technology. The International Design Business Management (IDBM) programme is a joint teaching and research platform of the three Aalto University schools: the School of Business, the School of Art, Design and Architecture, and the School of Science. The programme is intended for all students with interest in interdisciplinary work, design driven innovation, creative business models and product development. The purpose of the IDBM programme is to develop world-class expertise in global design business management through multidisciplinary research and learning that cuts across the areas of business, design and technology. The IDBM programme aims to train skilled professionals for key roles in global design business. The programme emphasises the importance of design as a competitive factor, linked with state-of-the-art technology and business models. Study programme All master students from the three tracks (Arts, Technology, Business) will study the same compulsory IDBM courses during the first year of studies. At the core of the program is the Industry Project, lasting a full academic year, where multidisciplinary student teams work together on real-life challenges provided by industry partners The programme gives future marketers, engineering experts and designers an opportunity to practice important interpersonal skills through cooperative industry projects and specialised courses. The programme builds on the business, design or technology skills and competence achieved at the bachelor’s level, enabling students to make full use of their own potential as members of interdisciplinary teams, often within project-based work. Career options IDBM studies prepare for work in the creative industries and in businesses that use and manage creativity as a key component of their competitive positioning. On one hand this can involve very large multinational corporations, and on the other hand, small start-ups, operating in a variety of fields. These businesses typically engage design to create new products and services, often involving the latest technology and business venturing and entrepreneurship. The tasks that graduates undertake typically involve doing and managing design, product, service and business development, consulting, intra- and entrepreneurial initiatives and research. The initial specialist roles usually evolve into managerial ones over time. Tuition fees and scholarships Students selected to the IDBM programme in the application round 2016 will not be charged tuition fees. The only mandatory fee is the Student Union membership fee of approximately 114 Euro for the academic year. With the membership fee, you will get student discounts e.g. on transportation and meals on campus. Further information on the application fee can be found here. Because there are no tuition fees, the programme does not offer scholarships for international students. The departments involved may offer the best students summer job/research assistant positions. Aalto University Career Services provides information on employers, job and thesis opportunities and hints for job hunting for all Aalto students. Admission requirements The general admission requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of technology. Please see also requirements for language skills. Once the eligibility of the applicant is determined, the application is sent to academic assessment that is based on the programme-specific admission requirements. Please note that applicants holding the Bachelor's degree in Architecture can apply both through science & tehnology admission and through art & design admission depending on their background studies and career goals. Programme-specific requirements and evaluation criteria The Master's programme in International Design Business Management evaluates and ranks the applicants in two phases on the basis of the following criteria (max 12 points): 1) Motivation (max 5 points) Applicant must show his/her motivation for studying in the IDBM programme by writing a letter of motivation. The letter should be 1-2 pages long and it should answer at least the following questions: Why am I applying for admission in the IDBM programme? What am I expecting to learn or gain by participating in the IDBM programme? What contribution will I bring to fellow students and to the continued success of the IDBM programme? 2) Academic Excellence (max 5 points) Applicant’s grades from studies completed and of which the applicant has provided the appropriate documents by the end of application period will be evaluated and scored. 3) Professional Experience (max 2 points) Applicant’s professional experience is looked at broadly and is considered to include work experience relevant to the IDBM programme as well as experience in scientific and artistic work, entrepreneurship and /or other relevant civic activity. Professional experience will be evaluated based on the CV. In addition to the aforementioned criteria, in the field of technology, a primary assessment will be made about whether an applicant fulfills the minimum requirements for the studies leading to a M.Sc. degree in technology. The minimum requirements include good academic performance and previous studies compatible with the degree studies. The previous degree is usually considered compatible, if it was done in the field of technology (including industrial engineering and management). The compatibility of the previous studies depends on the content of the Bachelor’s degree of the student. Generally, an applicant’s previous studies are considered compatible if they include basic studies in mathematics and natural sciences, and a minor subject or a comparable study entity based on the aforementioned basic studies from a technical field (other than industrial engineering and management) or from a field clearly related to mathematics or natural sciences. The applicant's degree certificate must clearly state both of these study entities. [-]

Master of Science in Life Science Technologies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

Technological innovations have become an essential part of modern healthcare, well-being and bioeconomy. Therefore, both in academic research and industry there is an increasing need for people who can deal [+]

Where Life Sciences meet with Technology Technological innovations have become an essential part of modern healthcare, well-being and bioeconomy. Therefore, both in academic research and industry there is an increasing need for people who can deal with today's increasingly complex biomedical problems. Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies offers a multidisciplinary curriculum focusing on important aspects of current biomedical research, covering fields such as biological data analysis and modeling, advanced biomaterials and bioelectronics, biomedical engineering and neuroscience. The programme draws on fundamental and applied knowledge on these fields and is closely linked to research conducted in the participating schools and departments. The programme offers majors for specializing in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Biosensing and electronics, Biosystems and materials, Complex Systems, and Human Neuroscience and -technology with possibility to combine different fields with minor and elective studies. Study programme Master’s Programme in Life Science Technologies offers altogether six different majors that students can apply to. Bioinformatics Biomedical Engineering Biosensing and -electronics Biosystems and -materials Complex Systems Human Neuroscience and -technology Master of Science (Technology) degree is 120 ECTS credits. Master’s Programme in Life Science Technologies consists of major studies (60 – 65 ECTS), elective studies (25 - 30 ECTS), and Master’s thesis (30 ECTS). Career options Majors offered within the Life Science Technologies programme provide the graduates with cutting-edge scientific knowledge and skills enabling them to integrate into the international life science technologies job market or to pursue doctoral studies in specialist fields. Therefore, career opportunities include both career in research and career e.g. in R&D and consulting in medtech and biotech industries. Aalto University Career Services provides information on employers, job and thesis opportunities and hints for job hunting for all Aalto students. Admission requirements Applicants to all Aalto University's Master's programmes in Science and Technology must first meet the general eligibility criteria and language requirements. In addition, applicants to the majors of the Life Science Technologies programme must meet the major-specific requirements listed below regarding the contents of their previous degree. The academic assessment of the applications is based on joint evaluation criteria. Students chosen to the majors may be required to complement their earlier degree with complementary studies. Complementary studies cannot be included in the Master's degree. Applicants will be notified about whether they are required to take complementary studies at the time of selection. [-]

Master of Science in Management and International Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (M&IB) caters for enthusiastic students who enjoy solving practical and intellectual challenges. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (M&IB) caters for enthusiastic students who enjoy solving practical and intellectual challenges. Aalto University School of Business is the first business school in the Nordic countries to have received all three labels of excellence from the world’s leading business school accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This Triple Crown status is an honour held by only a few business schools worldwide. In the Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (M&IB) we interact closely with diverse organisations and international scholars to provide you the opportunity to become a highly skilled professional with widely applicable knowledge in Management and International Business. Our programme is multifaceted and flexible which enables you to create a unique professional profile based on your interests. Follow your passion Do you dream about creating inspiring work places? Are you interested in solving problems created by cross-cultural contexts? Perhaps you are intrigued by the strategic challenges of global markets? Or motivated to make a change for sustainable future? If one or more of these challenges intrigues you, you have come to the right place! Study Experience At the heart of the Master’s Programme in Management and International Business is a practically grounded and research-based understanding of management and international business. As an M&IB Master’s student you can specialise in one or two of the following fields: Human Resource Management International Business Strategy Work Sustainability Management. In addition to the specialisation options in the M&IB Master’s programme the multi-disciplinarity of Aalto University allows you to add to your unique professional profile by choosing an interesting minor among the various subjects in Aalto University, or even abroad. According to a graduation survey our alumni appreciate the diversity and interactivity of the studies as well as the international atmosphere, the practical approach and the focus on current topics. Learning outcomes The programme seeks to educate open-minded and competent professionals with analytical, conceptual, communicational and cultural sensitivity skills needed to succeed in the international arena. In close collaboration with companies and other organisations we provide our students a valuable opportunity to learn from real-world cases. We further equip our students with good research skills needed in contemporary organisations and academia. Depending on your specialisation, upon completion of the Master’s in Management and International Business degree you will be able to: understand the nature and challenges of global businesses promote cross-cultural interaction design, perform and develop (I)HRM practices in diverse organisations create new sustainable businesses support renewing organisations towards sustainability understand strategy work in and across organisations analyse markets, businesses and organisations conceptualise complex business, management and organisational phenomena reflect upon and develop your own professional practice do research. Career prospects Masters from the Management and International Business Programme are widely employable in the culturally mixed and competitive global labor market. Our alumni work for example as specialists and consultants as well as managers and project coordinators in various companies and organisations both in Finland and abroad. Human resources, communications, international marketing, sustainability management and development work are just a few examples of the wide range of the task areas of our alumni. Programme-specific requirements The applicants are ranked within each admission group on the basis of the criteria below. The admission group depends on the degree you are applying with. Only applicants with a lower university degree in “Economics and Business Administration” completed in a university in Finland apply in Admission Group 1. The name of the degree is kauppatieteiden kandidaatti, KTK in Finnish. All other applicants apply in Admission Group 2. More information on admission groups is on the admission page. To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed at least 18 ECTS covering the domains of Management or International Business or subjects that support those domains (for example sociology, social psychology, educational sciences or political science studies). It will be decided case by case whether an applicant fulfills this requirement of previous studies. Internships cannot be included in the credits. The previous credits supporting studies in the Management and International Business programme are assessed by a representative of the degree programme. The applicants are ranked within each admission group on the basis of the criteria below. ADMISSION GROUP 1 1) Study success Weighted GPA of previous degree and overall evaluation of the study success. Applicants with 3.00 or lower weighted GPA of previous degree are not eligible for admission. 2) Analytic Writing Skills Essay The applicant is required to submit an essay of the length of 750-1000 words in English. In this essay the applicant should describe succinctly his/her undergraduate thesis topic, what s/he learnt during the thesis work process, what s/he found as challenging, and what s/he would do differently to improve the work. If the applicant's prior studies do not include an undergraduate thesis, then s/he may write about an equivalent final project, assignment or paper. If the applicant has been in employment for more than 3 years, s/he may write about a work project or equivalent work-related situation. ADMISSION GROUP 2 1) GMAT (or comparable GRE) test result Applicants with a lower total score than 550 in GMAT (or an equivalent GRE score) or no GMAT/GRE score are not eligible. 2) Analytic Writing Skills Essay The applicant is required to submit an essay of the length of 750-1000 words in English. In this essay the applicant should describe succinctly his/her undergraduate thesis topic, what s/he learnt during the thesis work process, what s/he found as challenging, and what s/he would do differently to improve the work. If the applicant's prior studies do not include an undergraduate thesis, then s/he may write about an equivalent final project, assignment or paper. If the applicant has been in employment for more than 3 years, s/he may write about a work project or equivalent work-related situation. 3) Study success Weighted GPA of previous degree and overall evaluation of the study success. Applicants with 3.00 or lower weighted GPA of previous degree (equivalent to Finnish ECTS evaluation) are not eligible for admission. [-]

Master of Science in Maritime Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

The Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering is based on the expertise of the participating universities within naval architecture, offshore engineering and maritime engineering. [+]

The Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering is based on the expertise of the participating universities within naval architecture, offshore engineering and maritime engineering. The programme targets international students wishing to profit from the Nordic Five Tech universities' long standing tradition and competence in the field and Nordic students wishing to specialize in a specific area of expertise offered within the alliance. Study programme The education is based on first principles within design, construction and operation of ship and offshore structures, including hydrostatics and stability, hydrodynamics, wave and wind loads and structural analyses. The teaching comprises lectures, assignments, workshops and project work. Theory is supported by experimental work and computer simulations are used intensively. Aalto study track: Passenger ships Aalto University offers for the Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering the study track Passenger ships. This study track gives a comprehensive overview of the different aspects related to the design, analysis and optimization of passenger ships. The studies cover both the basic knowledge as well as application of risk-assessment methods in ship design. The conflicting interests of various stakeholders will be addressed during the studies, and the student is forced to create a solution that satisfies the stakeholder's preferences. The aim of the studies is to work on the same project ship throughout the specialization semester and work on different parts of this ship during different courses. The courses taken will be chosen so that they support the project work. This way obtained knowledge and know-how will be at the same time deep and synthesized. In addition the student is forced to plan the time spent on different parts giving the student capability to work on challenging projects with limited resources. After the graduation the student could be located at the shipyard design department, at design offices, classification society, etc Structure of studies The programme is structured in two parts: In the first year, you learn topics of maritime engineering, naval architecture and offshore engineering on Master level: stability, resistance and propulsion, seakeeping, manoeuvring and ship and ocean structures. If you did not have naval architecture as part of your bachelors’ programme, you will also have basic introductory courses in naval architecture. In addition to maritime engineering courses, you must do courses on general and special engineering competences, such as CFD, structural analysis, composite materials etc. The emphasis on each subject will depend on the entrance university and your entrance qualifications. In the second year, you specialize in one of the five subjects: ocean structures, passenger ships, ship design, ship operations and small craft. Each of the subjects defines a study track. It is required that you start at one of the partner universities for part 1 and finish your studies at another university for part 2. Study tracks Each of the five study tracks is defined below, with the partner university responsible for the track given in parenthesis: Ocean Structures (NTNU) This study track gives you a strong foundation for design of any type of ocean structure, from conventional ships to offshore structures. It also deals with marine operations like pipelaying, towing and use of cranes on mobile platforms for installation of subsea modules. The study track is discipline based and includes groups of courses within marine environment, environmental loads, effects of loads, structural capacity and marine cybernetics. Passenger Ships (Aalto) This study track gives comprehensive overview of the different aspects related to the design, analysis and optimization of passenger ships. The conflicting interests of various stakeholders (passenger, ship owner, shipyard) will be addressed during the studies, and you will be forced to create a solution that satisfies the stakeholder's preferences. Ship Design (Chalmers) In this study track, you will be part of a project team and work with a problem oriented and realistic ship-design project with a company from the maritime industry as the “customer”. You will be part of a student team guided by professional engineers from industry and faculty members from Chalmers. The initial design process prior to an order of a new ship is covered during the project following the demands of the customer. The project will take place during the second year and you will utilize and link together knowledge from all the marine engineering courses of the first year. Ship Operations (DTU) In popular terms the definition of this study track is that it mainly deals with naval architecture and maritime engineering from the point of view of the ship owner, i.e. it deals with ships at sea. You will learn to apply rational methods in analysing and optimizing the performance of ships (container ships, tankers, bulk carriers, ro-ro ships etc.) with respect to safety, efficiency, economics and environmental considerations. Small Craft (KTH) The Small Craft track is designed to prepare you for the engineering challenges of the design and engineering of the group vessels often called small craft. The group includes fast rescue boats, patrol boats, pilot vessels and other similar vessels. Also yachts are dealt with in the track. These craft must be able to carry out their vital operations safely and efficiently during the toughest weather conditions. Also yachts must sail safely – and win their races. You will learn to apply rational methods for innovative design, including for instance advanced materials. Moreover, methods for efficient design processes and system engineering aspects related to small craft design are also taught in this track. Programme-specific requirements In order to apply for the Nordic Master programme in Maritime Engineering (NMME), you have to fulfill a number of requirements. The requirements apply to all applicants for the programme regardless of where you decide put in your application. Degree Requirements: A BSc degree corresponding to a minimum 180 ECTS credits in: Naval Architecture for start at Aalto, Chalmers, DTU, KTH and NTNU, Mechanical engineering for start at Aalto, Chalmers and KTH A BEng in Mechanical Engineering is accepted for start Aalto, Chalmers and KTH. Applicants with a BEng in Naval Architecture, or a BSc or BEng in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, in Ocean Engineering, in Civil Engineering or in Engineering Physics will be considered on an individual basis. The applicant’s qualifications must include a strong working knowledge of mathematics and mechanics and applicants must document that they have fulfilled the following minimum requirements: Mathematics: 25 ECTS including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations. Statistics and probability theory: 5 ECTS. Students without this qualification must be prepared to complete their curriculum during the first year. Statics, mechanical vibrations, and strength of materials: 10-15 ECTS Fluid mechanics: min. 5 ECTS Moreover, the applicant must have sufficient qualifications within numerical methods and elementary programming using e.g. MATLAB or a similar programming language.* Applicants with a Polytechnic (FI), Högskoleingeniör (SE) and Diplomingeniør (DK) degree may be expected to do extra course work to qualify for the programme. Fill the qualifications checklist, print it and attach to your application English language requirements: The applicants must have an excellent command of English and they must present an official language test report. The acceptable tests are TOEFL and IELTS. No other English proficiency tests are accepted. When filling the online application form, the test date and the test scores have to be filled in, if they are already available. The results are valid for two years. The language test result has to be valid during the application period. That means that the test result has to be valid at least on the first day of the application period. Please note that the ETS does not send TOEFL test results after they have expired. [-]

Master of Science in Marketing

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Helsinki

The Master's Programme in Marketing centers around the disciplines of Strategic Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Retail and Business Marketing. [+]

The Master's Programme in Marketing centers around the disciplines of Strategic Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Retail and Business Marketing. Marketing is a way of thinking and mode of practice quintessential to all dimensions of business. In this programme, you will attain an in-depth understanding of this philosophy and a solid foundation of the skills and know-how required of a top marketing specialist. Study experience The programme is spearheaded by four core courses: Strategic Marketing, Business Marketing, Retail Marketing and Consumer Culture. To further strengthen these core areas of knowledge, you can also learn about Sustainable Marketing, Brands in Strategic Marketing, Managing Innovative Selling, Sales Competition, Digital Marketing, Consumer Behavior in Design and Fashion, Fashion Marketing, Consumer Psychology. The Strategic Marketing course takes you to the core of the business. These courses cover a wide range of issues regarding the role of marketing in corporate strategies, management practices, competitive advantage and business performance, while also familiarising you with the role of marketing in sustainable leadership and societally responsible decision-making. The course offers you concrete knowledge, skills, and analytic aptitude for building effective business models and commercialising profitable innovations. The Business Marketing course provides you with knowledge on how companies create value for their business customers. This involves understanding complex organisational buying behavior, designing of product and service offerings, creation and management of customer-supplier relationships, and utilisation of strategic business and innovation networks in the global context. Special attention is given to high-tech and knowledge intensive industries, industrial service business, and emerging new business fields. The Retail Marketing course provides you with know-how and practical skills for customer and market-orientated creation of value in retail business. In particular, the course gives you a firm understanding of retail and channel management, retail concepts and business models, retail marketing, consumer driven value chain management in retailing, as well as teaching you how to develop, implement, and analyse digital marketing strategies using electronic media. The Consumer Culture course offers you an in-depth understanding of consumers and consumer society. You will obtain knowledge and skills in cultural consumer research, exploring individual, social and cultural aspects of consumer behavior and how these understandings can be harnessed to create value for customers, companies and the well-being of society as a whole. Learning outcomes In graduating from the Marketing programme, you will: know how to apply marketing theory and practices independently and critically have the required knowledge and skills to develop customer-orientated business strategies, analyse the behavior of business customers and consumers and to create long-term customer relationships in an economically and ethically sustainable fashion be prepared to use methodological tools and apply academic research literature in marketing research. Career prospects The Master's Programme in Marketing prepares you for marketing management and planning positions. These include the various leadership, expert, and management positions in different organisations, different level tasks in marketing services companies (communications, advertising, media, and marketing research agencies), education and consultancy. [-]

Master of Science in Mathematics and Operations Research

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

The objective of the Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research is to train experts who have broad knowledge of mathematical methods and tools as well as strong problem solving skills so that they can successfully tackle challenging scientific, industrial, economic and environmental problems. [+]

The objective of the Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research is to train experts who have broad knowledge of mathematical methods and tools as well as strong problem solving skills so that they can successfully tackle challenging scientific, industrial, economic and environmental problems. During the programme, students learn to think mathematically. They also learn to build mathematical models of reality and to analyze these models by developing and deploying state-of-the-art methods and algorithms. Through their choice of major, the students can emphasize mathematical theory, computational methods, or modelling and problem solving skills that are needed in practice. Study programme Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research offers three majors: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Systems and Operations Research. The choice of major is made when entering the programme. The two degree structure options available in the Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research (Master of Science (Technology), 120 ECTS). The major in Systems and Operations Research follows exclusively the degree structure on the right. Career options Graduates from the Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research are in growing demand in many industries and in the public sector. This growth is partly driven by the ability to collect more data about a great variety of phenomena, which together with advances in mathematical methods and greater computational power makes it possible to leverage mathematical skills ever more extensively. Aalto University Career Services provides information on employers, job and thesis opportunities and hints for job hunting for all Aalto students All three majors provide an excellent basis for building a career in scientific research. Thus, a large share of students continue their studies and obtain a doctoral degree. Tuition fees and scholarships Students selected to the Mathematics and Operations Research programme in the application round 2016 will not be charged tuition fees. The only mandatory fee is the Student Union membership fee of approximately 114 Euro for the academic year. With the membership fee, you will get student discounts e.g. on transportation and meals on campus. Admission requirements The general admission requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of technology. Please see also requirements concerning language skills. Once the eligibility of the applicant is determined, the application is sent to academic assessment that is based on the programme-specific admission requirements and evaluation criteria. Programme-specific admission requirements Applicants are expected to have a relevant Bachelor’s degree that contains enough studies in mathematics, operations research or statistics, and thus provides a sufficiently strong foundation for studies in the programme. Students chosen to the programme may be required to complement their previous degree with complementary studies. Complementary studies cannot be included in the Master's degree. [-]

Master of Science in Minerals and Environmental Programme (EMMEP)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Espoo

European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program (EMMEP) is a Master's degree program organized in international cooperation between three Europe's leading universities in Mining and Resource Engineering: [+]

European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program (EMMEP) is a Master's degree program organized in international cooperation between three Europe's leading universities in Mining and Resource Engineering: Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) Aalto University (Finland), RWTH Aachen University (Germany) EMMEP builds on the strengths and the complementary expertise of the mentioned universities in Earth Science studies and research. The European Mining Course (EMC) started in 1996 and until 2013 over 650 students have participated to the programme and are united in a well‐organized alumni network. During the two-year Master's program students study together in three different universities: 30 ECTS at Aalto University, Finland 30 ECTS at RWTH Aachen, Germany 30 ECTS at TU Delft 30 ECTS MSc thesis (co-supervised by all three partner universities) EMMEP and admission to the program is coordinated by TU Delft. High quality students of the participating universities as well as all over the world are welcome to apply to EMMEP. [-]

Master of Science in Nano and Radio Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

The Master’s programme in Nano and Radio Sciences offers you fundamental knowledge in the following areas: micro- and nanosciences, micro- and nanoelectronic circuit design, advanced materials and photonics, radio science, and space science & technology. [+]

Are you curious how modern wireless devices work and why wireless connection is getting faster and faster? Would you like to know how to integrate radio-frequency circuits and antennas into smallest wireless sensors e.g. for the "Internet of Things", for satellite-based earth or space observation, or for implantable medical devices? Perhaps you are also interested in nano fabrication methods, solar panels, or radio propagation and electromagnetics in basic research? This programme offers all this and more. The Master’s programme in Nano and Radio Sciences offers you fundamental knowledge in the following areas: micro- and nanosciences, micro- and nanoelectronic circuit design, advanced materials and photonics, radio science, and space science & technology. In this programme you approach engineering studies from both industrial and scientific perspectives. You can be theoretically oriented or direct your studies more towards practical applications. Study Programme The programme offers five major options. During the first semester you focus on the common subjects, and at the end of the semester you select your major. During the second and third semesters you gain a deep insight in your chosen major, which leads to the Master's thesis during the second year of your studies. The programme is a combination of theoretical and practical courses which consist of lectures, independent exercises, computer simulations, laboratory works, and group assignments. The studies are closely connected to the current research in the relevant field. The programme also allows for elective studies from a broad choice of topics within for example arts, business and other technological subjects. The Master's degree (120 ECTS) is composed of studies in major (65 ECTS), elective studies (25 ECTS), and Master's thesis (30 ECTS). Majors Advanced Materials and Photonics Micro- and Nanoelectronic Circuit Design Micro- and Nanosciences Radio Science Space Science and Technology Career options After completing the programme, you have gained substantial knowledge and skills to work as an expert in your chosen field. In the early phases of your career you would typically work in research and development-oriented tasks. However, the master’s programme provides you with strong theoretical background, which facilitates career changes based on individual preferences, also later in your career. In this programme all majors are linked to ongoing research within various research groups in the departments. Thus, one option is to continue the studies as a researcher and a graduate student towards a doctoral degree. Admission requirements Required prior knowledge Applicants to the programme must first meet the general eligibility criteria and language requirements common to all Master’s programmes in Science and Technology. The applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree (minimum 180 ECTS credits or equivalent) in electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as natural sciences, mathematics, or materials sciences will be considered. The following background knowledge is required for the Master's Programme. This knowledge is typically obtained by studying a Bachelor degree at a research university, especially in electrical engineering or closely related field. electronics mathematics basic programming skills physics Students chosen to the programme may be required to complement their earlier degree with complementary studies. The admission letter will provide information on any such requirements. The complementary studies cannot be included in the Master's degree but will be required for graduation. [-]

Master of Science in Strategy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Programme in Strategy provides the participants with the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in management consulting, business development or general management positions. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Strategy provides the participants with the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in management consulting, business development or general management positions. This flexible programme develops the skills to diagnose business problems and to conceive and implement new strategic initiatives in business contexts ranging from multinational corporations to start-ups. The unique programme is designed to combine the strengths of the Aalto University School of Business and the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Aalto University School of Science, bringing the broadest range of elective courses. The programme contents have been developed in close collaboration with the leading consulting companies to provide a learning experience that combines the most relevant theoretical knowledge with practical experience of real-life business development tasks. Study experience The programme consists of several mandatory core modules that provide participants with the newest knowledge on strategy formulation and implementation as well as the required methodological skills. The majority of the studies consist of elective courses, which can be chosen from the combined offering of the Aalto University’s Schools of Business and Science. Elective courses include topics such as innovation and technology management, international business, business venturing, marketing management, and managerial economics. At the heart of the programme lies a student-focused learning method, which emphasizes personal development through reflection, practical exercises, experience, and learning by doing. Courses draw on the university’s long-standing contacts with the Finnish and international companies as well as alumni to offer a blend of theoretical and conceptual knowledge through real-life examples and business insights. The day-to-day challenges of leading organisations, as well as company excursions, case studies, and assignments are essential parts of learning. Courses combine true and tested learning methods, such as case studies, group projects, and interactive seminar sessions with new innovative methods such as simulation games and debates. Learning outcomes The goal of the Strategy programme is to develop business professionals who are able to succeed in the complex business environment. This requires not only robust competence in business but also intercultural, interpersonal, behavioral, and leadership skills combined with excellent international connections. The programme provides key skills required for consulting, entry-level management roles, and strategy staff functions in corporations. More importantly, the students develop a strategic mindset required for a successful career trajectory in management past the first job. The core learning objectives can be summarized under four categories: 1. Core strategy skills Ability to analyze and extract insights from information Ability to craft and evaluate strategic initiatives 2. People and leadership Leading and facilitating organizational changes Ability to understand and participate in strategy processes 3. Organization and capabilities Organizational design and structures Organizing and strategy in multinational firms 4. Business environment, competition, and markets Analysis of industries and business ecosystems Competitor analysis and marketing strategy Career prospects Our programme is designed to equip our graduates with the essential set of skills and competencies required to begin a career in business development, business intelligence, and consulting. These entry-level jobs provide a natural platform for career development into general management or a domain specialist. Our programme allows proactive and energetic individuals to develop into business professionals capable of conceiving and implementing valuable change in the organizations they work at. A large share of our alumni work in business consulting, including companies such as McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, and Accenture. Several of our graduates work in large multinationals, such as Kone, while yet others work in young growth companies both in Finland and abroad. [-]

Nordic Master of Science in Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

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

The Nordic Master in Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering (ISEE) is a world class energy education leading to a Master of Science degree. The term "sustainable energy engineering" comprises a wide array of practices, policies and technologies (conventional and renewable/alternative) aimed at providing energy at the least financial, environmental and social cost. A strong emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues. Another strong emphasize is put on the Innovative and Entrepreneurial aspects of the energy society, especially related to how existing and new efficiency improvement innovations can be brought to the market in different countries. The innovative aspects inside the programme are both related to the advanced renewable concept in the Nordic countries as well as regards to new businesses in the energy sector. Study programme The focus of the programme is to provide a state-of-the-art education in the fields of conventional and renewable energy sources like conventional and new power generation, solar energy, biomass energy, wind power, geothermal power, and energy utilization in the built environment by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies. The programme is structured in Pre-defined study and mobility tracks with competence profiles. Each consortium member university; KTH, Sweden, Chalmers, Sweden, NTNU, Norway, DTU, Denmark, Aalto, Finland, Uol, Iceland has the lead responsibility for one track. Programme-specific requirements Prerequisites: BSc/BEng degree or equivalent (normally 3-4 years) in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent. (In order to obtain equivalent competence, the basic knowledge in mathematics, physics and chemistry must be at the level of BSc/BEng). English language requirements TOEFL Paper-based test: minimum 580 (written section grade 4) Internet-based test: minimum 92 (written section grade 22) TOEFL code: 9520 IELTS: At least 6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic Training accepted). The minimum requirements includes the following: - Mathematics: 20 ECTS including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations. - Thermodynamics and heat transfer: 5 ECTS. - Energy & Environment: 5 ECTS - Statistics and dynamics: 5 ECTS. - Fluid mechanics: 5 ECTS. - Materials science: 5 ECTS. Moreover, the applicant must have sufficient qualifications within numerical methods and elementary programming using e.g. MATLAB or a similar programming language. [-]

Nordic Master of Science in Programme in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

Environmental Technologies and Green Engineering are amongst the fastest growing markets in the world, and there is increasing demand for innovative solutions and many new graduates. The eNviro5Tech joint MSc degree addresses this demand by pooling resources to create the most comprehensive degree in Environmental Engineering in the world. [+]

Environmental Technologies and Green Engineering are amongst the fastest growing markets in the world, and there is increasing demand for innovative solutions and many new graduates. The eNviro5Tech joint MSc degree addresses this demand by pooling resources to create the most comprehensive degree in Environmental Engineering in the world. The eNviro5Tech MSc is offered by the Nordic Five Tech, a strategic alliance of the five strongest technical universities in the Nordic region, with partners in Denmark (DTU), Sweden (KTH, Chalmers University of Technology), Norway (NTNU) and Finland (Aalto University). The program involves a set of 5 predefined study tracks leading to double degrees in Environmental Engineering. Study programme The eNviro5Tech Nordic Master´s program is in the subject area of Environmental Engineering and Technology. The program has two foci: (i) understanding and sustainable management of impacts on the environment caused by human activities and (ii) the development of new technologies to address environmental challenges. It addresses some of the most pressing current political issues such as climate change, sustainable generation of energy, management and renewal of aging urban infrastructure, provision of safe drinking water and contaminated land and waste management. Environmental Engineering is an interdisciplinary science, bridging all the sciences and placing them in a social, economic and legal context. Within the discipline, there are areas of specialization, or small subject areas. Your education will include lectures, seminars and a large amount of project work. In many courses the learning approach is problem-based learning (PBL), which is characterized by using real life situations and group work as a starting point for learning, and the students' own responsibility for obtaining knowledge. Programme-specific requirements Admission requirements In order to apply for the Nordic Master programme in Environmental Engineering (eNviro5Tech), you must fulfill a number of requirements. The requirements apply to all applicants for the programme regardless of where you decide to submit your application. Degree Requirements: A BSc degree corresponding to a minimum 180 ECTS credits in: - Civil or Environmental Engineering or other relevant degree The applicant’s qualifications must include a strong working knowledge of mathematics and physics, and applicants must document that they have fulfilled the following minimum requirements: - Mathematics: 20 ECTS, including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations. - Physics: 10 ECTS. Applicants with a Polytechnic (FI), Högskoleingeniör (SE) and Diplomingeniør (DK) degree may be expected to do extra course work to qualify for the programme. In addition, a background in chemistry (a minimum of 5 ECTS) is required. English language requirements: When applying for admission, you must provide evidence of your academic achievements and proficiency in English. Certified photocopies of relevant documents must be enclosed with the application. TOEFL: Paper-based: 580 (written section grade 4,5) Internet-based test: 92 (written section grade 22) IELTS: 6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic Training accepted). Tuition and Fees Currently, for the 2016 intake, there are no application nor tuition fees for this programme in Aalto University. Aalto University Student Union, AYY, has a membership fee (114 €) which is obligatory for the degree students but includes many benefits (health care, services, discounts etc..) Currently DTU, KTH and Chalmers charges fees from non-EU/EEA students. Some universities also charge an application fee and some have a compulsory student union fee. Please read more at the individual universities webpage. [-]

SpaceMaster of Science in Space Science and Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

The main objective of the Course is to combine the great diversity of space expertise at six European universities and two Third-Country universities to a common platform of competence within the guidelines of the Bologna process. [+]

The main objective of the Course is to combine the great diversity of space expertise at six European universities and two Third-Country universities to a common platform of competence within the guidelines of the Bologna process. The educational cooperation is supported by scientific and industrial organisations, thus providing direct contacts with professional research and industry. Another objective is to give the students cross-disciplinary extension from laboratory and computer simulation environments to hands-on work with stratospheric balloons, rockets, satellite and radar control, robotics, sensor data fusion, automatic control and multi-body dynamics. The Course brings together students from around the world to share their existing competence in space science and technology and to develop it with Europe's space industry and research community. The added value of the SpaceMaster Course compared with other Courses in the same field can be summarised as structured cooperation between the academic institutions and industry education influenced by current advances in research increased intercultural understanding and integration structured cooperation between the universities via the use of the ECTS grading system, combining together different educational models exchange of experience for both the academic and administrative staff a wide range of specializations improves career prospects of students. Course Structure The Course has a common first year for all students. 1st semester takes place at JMUW, Würzburg, Germany, 2nd semester takes place at LTU, Kiruna Space Campus, Sweden. During the 3rd semester the students are distributed among the six European universities. The students select the track of specialization for the 3rd and 4th semesters when they apply. The distribution for the 3rd and 4th semesters is finalized in the middle of the 2nd semester. During the 4th semester the students perform their Master thesis projects in six European universities and two Third-Country universities. Degrees Awarded The Master Degree is achieved after successful accomplishment of 120 ECTS. The student who fulfil the requirements for the Master Degree receive a double Master Diploma, i.e. a Diploma certificate from Luleå University of Technology and a Diploma certificate from the second European partner university. Participation Costs Partner Country with Erasmus+ scholarship: 9000 EUR/year Partner Country without Erasmus+ scholarship: 6800 EUR/year Program Country: 500 EUR/year [-]

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Master of Arts in Collaborative and Industrial Design

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s programme in Collaborative and Industrial Design (CoID) focuses on design's role in society. It provides skills to work as as design entrepreneurs and in a range of roles within industry, business, communities, education and the government. [+]

Goal of education (Learning outcomes) Content outcomes The Master’s programme in Collaborative and Industrial Design (CoID) focuses on design's role in society. It provides skills to work as as design entrepreneurs and in a range of roles within industry, business, communities, education and the government. The programme extends industrial design into interaction design, service design, co-design and other emerging fields in which design activities can enhance the quality of the environment and people’s life. Students learn empathic, critical, strategic and technical skills needed in design innovation processes. They are also encouraged to explore novel roles in design industry. Skill outcomes The CoID programme perceives design as a human-centred and multidisciplinary collaborative activity. It provides its students creative skills in problem-setting, problem-solving, and teamwork. Over the duration of the programme, students develop an understanding of design in relation to contemporary culture and to the innovation system, be it local or global, private or public. The students achieve an ability to design, lead design work, and collaborate with non-designers, and thus gain the skills to shape change in contemporary communities and companies. Students are trained in concept design, co-design, strategic design, and design research. They learn skills needed to capture and reframe design briefs and problems to justify their insights and make well-grounded design concepts. They learn to construct these concepts with models and prototypes and to test their design ideas through research. They learn strategic design skills needed to manage innovation in business settings, as well as co-design skills to manage social innovation in organisations and the public sector. Academic skills The CoID programme fosters students’ skills in presentation, writing and visualisation. Students gain an understanding of design research methods and learn to apply them in academic, societal and business contexts. The programme provides the students with skills needed to continue in doctoral studies. These include skills in academic research and analysis of information, in applying these in ill-structured and ambiguous design and research tasks, and in reporting their findings rigorously. Education content The CoID programme is based on design-based problem setting, elaboration, problem-solving and communication. An essential part of the education is project-based. The contents of the education cover: design thinking and communication; briefing; concept design and prototyping; research, implementation and evaluation; and new and emerging themes in design. These skills are applied all the way from product development for business and industry to problems originating from the public sector and non-governmental organisations. Career opportunities Graduates develop abilities to work in design industry and to create and apply design-driven understanding to answer to the challenges of today and tomorrow. Career opportunities vary from entrepreneurship to expert tasks in public organisations and in international business tackling contemporary problems at a global scale. The programme prepares its graduates also for careers in corporate design research and for doctoral studies. Internationalisation The CoID programme’s learning community is international and multicultural. Furthermore, students are encouraged to apply for international exchange studies or internships and gain experience in international competitions, exhibitions, conferences, and trade fairs. Admission procedure Applicants for the CoID programme in apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. The programme seeks students with skills to develop processes and structures, to create innovative design solutions both individually and in team settings, with personal and artistic insightfulness, ideation skill, and goal-orientation and motivation. Eligible applicants for the programme have earned a Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) or completed equivalent studies. The Master’s Programme in Collaborative and Industrial Design consists of advanced studies which can be completed in two years. The selection process for Collaborative and Industrial Design only has one stage. Students are selected to the programme based on the application as a whole, including the portfolio, CV and study plan. These application documents are assessed as pass/fail. Applicants accepted to the programme may be required to take supplementary studies. [-]

Master of Arts in Curating, Managing and Mediating Art

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Finland Espoo

CuMMA (Curating, Managing and Mediating Art) is a two-year, transdisciplinary major on contemporary art and its publics. It provides a structure for reflection and acting, learning and organizing in art institutions and the public sphere. [+]

Goal of education CuMMA (Curating, Managing and Mediating Art) is a two-year, transdisciplinary major on contemporary art and its publics. It provides a structure for reflection and acting, learning and organizing in art institutions and the public sphere. We aim to explore possibilities to understand and shift the paradigms of contemporary art and the world around us. Thus we understand curating, educating and organizing as ways of being active, of creating relations and of being open for unexpected encounters, thoughts and knowledges. The CuMMA studies give the students the opportunity to learn with and from artists, activists, practitioners and theorists. The content is actively developed in relation to the changing demands of the curatorial and cultural field. We put an emphasis on developing ways to promote each student’s own curatorial, theoretical and educational thinking. Our pedagogical models are based on shared expertise and exploratory learning and are applied in order to create an open, conversational and dialogic space for learning and acting. The studies develop comprehensive and innovative professional expertise in critical curating, managing and mediating art. The students learn to navigate the multifaceted theoretical and practical sceneries of the art world. CuMMA graduates are professionals who are able to use their knowledge both imaginatively and critically in various tasks and organizations within the contemporary art scene. Content outcomes Students understand and are interested in international discourses on the visual art scene Students learn and discuss about relevant theories for curating, managing and mediating art Students see the interconnectedness of cultural substances and organizational practices, and can shift their perspective from individual processes to institutions and to public sphere Students get an insight in the classical curatorial tasks as collecting, showing, researching, organizing and mediating, they learn to analyze them critically within history and to actualize them for their practices Skill outcomes Students are aware of different representational and post-representational practices, and can use different methods to produce, curate and build exhibition contents Students learn about and experiment with strategies of conceptualization, narration, visualization, education and communication of projects in museums and institutions Academic skills Students learn to analyze and write on exhibitions Students are able to engage in open research processes that think together theory and practice based approaches Students master the basics of academic writing, and are able to use valid references in their texts More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art; Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (CuMMA) is English. Education content The CuMMA Major comprises theoretical lessons, workshops, practical projects, excursions and a thesis. Theoretical studies respond critically to the current practices of curating, educating and organizing in the field of contemporary art. Mutually, the practical side of the CuMMA studies aims to (re)conceptualize and challenge the conventions of the art world. Together with its curatorial and educational core content, the major also gives its students insights in critical management studies of the cultural field. It employs experimental and intensive forms of study to give the students the opportunity to analyse institutional structures and invent new strategies of organizational thinking and practices. The two-year major consists of 120 ECTS composed of shared studies, optional studies and specialisation studies. The curriculum is based on personal study plans, in which the students can also include studies completed elsewhere (during the degree or previously), optional art courses or other modules from Aalto University. Career opportunities Graduates mainly find employment with diverse art organisations, such as art museums, galleries, artists’ associations, art and culture projects or initiatives, and foundations or trust funds. Graduates have the skills for working independently and creating new operating models for the field. Titles Graduates of CuMMA Major will work as curators, gallery educators, producers, researchers and art critics as well as coordinators, managers and directors in the cultural sector. Internationalisation The CuMMA Major hosts several international lecturers and seminars throughout the two study years, field visits and excursions abroad are done on several occasions, and all the courses are taught in English. CuMMA Discourse Series lectures and CuMMA Papers articles introduce international guests and their viewpoints to the Finnish and international audience. Since its launch in 2010 CuMMA has collaborated with numerous Finnish and international instituitions such as FRAME, HIAP, EMMA Museum, Kiasma, the Finnish Photography Museum, the Design Museum, Checkpoint Helsinki, and Ateneum. Visiting lectures on CuMMA have included Irit Rogoff (London, CuMMA Visiting Professor 2012–2014), Doreen Mende (Berlin), Suzana Milevska (Skopje), Manuela Bojadzijev (Berlin), H.ARTA (Timisoara), Toledo i Dertschei (Vienna), Annie Fletcher (Eindhoven), Stefano Harney (Singapore), Barbara Schroeder (New York). Admission prodecure Applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art; Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (CuMMA) apply in the Master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Selection for Master's degree programmes is done through a two-stage selection process. The admission criteria is based on the applicants’ educational backgrounds, other studies and orientation in the field (1). Other elements are an essay including a project plan from the field of curating, managing or mediating art (replacing the study plan required in the general Aalto admission criteria) (2), a portfolio (3) and an assessment seminar (interview + group task) (4), for the applicants selected to the second stage of the process. All four sections are evaluated on scale 1-5. Particular attention is paid to the applicants’ interest in understanding and challenging exhibitions, gallery education and phenomena in contemporary art. Skills are required in producing, interpreting and reviewing texts. Another criterion is the applicants’ interaction ability. [-]

Master of Arts in Design for Theatre, Film & Television: Costume Design

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

The Costume Design Major of the Master’s Degree Programme in Design for Theatre, Film and Television aims at the student’s personal development in artistic practice, creative enquiry and collaboration, theoretical and critical thinking, and his/her professional competence as costume designer in projects for screen and the performing arts. [+]

Goal of education The Costume Design Major of the Master’s Degree Programme in Design for Theatre, Film and Television aims at the student’s personal development in artistic practice, creative enquiry and collaboration, theoretical and critical thinking, and his/her professional competence as costume designer in projects for screen and the performing arts. The studies are enriched and updated by new design practices and new research in the field. A student who graduates from the Master’s Degree Programme is able to: Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of costume within contemporary creative practice in live and media-related performance. Take an active role as costume designer in artistic productions in diverse fields of the performing arts, in film, television and other camera- and media-based projects, as well as in creative projects within a broader performance context. Experiment on new concepts for the creation of costumes, initiate and propose new artistic ideas in costume design in various time and space contexts. Explore his/her artistic potential and develop a personal artistic vision in costume design. Reflect on prior learning and develop new working methods by returning to the core issues of costume design enquiry through a research-centered approach. Master diverse artistic processes and technologies for media and live performance productions, applying and extending artistic and design skills and specialist knowledge in costume design. Work as a creative team member in artistic explorations and productions. Lead and motivate the team that collaborates in the realisation of the costume designs. Investigate existing film, media and performance design traditions and provide critical and creative input that pushes the boundaries of costume beyond traditional roles in contemporary culture and practice. Reach a level of proficiency where further external or doctoral studies in costume design can be undertaken. More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Design for Theatre, Film and Television is Finnish. However, in the major of Costume Design, a large part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content The major studies in Costume Design enhance the development of the student’s artistic expression and conceptual thinking, and expand his/her creative, professional and technical skills and competency as a visionary costume designer. The student has the possibility to experiment on advanced concepts for costume design in special areas of performance and media, and to reflect and respond to artistically demanding productions through the design and creative processes of costume design. The studies include entrepreunial aspects, time and budget management skills, training in developing collaborative artistic work and in communicating ideas to a technical team. If interested, the student can focus on the history, theory and research of costume, and enrich his/her research skills. The learning is based on a practice-led research approach, where the students’ personal strengths and interests are taken into consideration in planning the content of the studies. The studies are organised in collaboration with the Master’s Programme of Film and Television and with the University of the Arts/Theatre Academy, as well as with external institutions, individual artists and professional companies. Career opportunities The student is supported to plan his/her own future path from the beginning of the Master studies with personal study plans (PSP) and individual guidance, which continues during the courses and seminars. The interests and strengths of each student are encouraged and complemented with minor and optional studies. Each student is offered a possibility to focus on a specific area within the performing arts or the film and television professional field or any other performance context involving costume. The field of artistic practice for a costume designer is very broad and includes all kinds of live performance (theatre, opera, dance, circus, opening ceremonies and special events, and performance art), film, television and other screen and media projects, commercials and promotional events, festivals and celebrations. The structure of the studies in cooperation with other programmes and individuals provides a unique opportunity for networking and collaboration with professionals from other fields, opening the potential for new cooperation in the future. It is also possible to focus on the theory and research of the agency of costume in performance, and later undertake doctoral studies. Titles Costume designer, costume concept artist, costume supervisor, costume advisor, costume expert, teacher/educator in costume design, costume theorist, costume researcher, costume curator Internationalisation The students are encouraged and supported to participate in international study exchanges and work placements abroad, as well as in major international events and projects such as exhibitions, festivals, and competitions. International visiting lecturers contribute frequently to the programme. The studies are also enriched and updated by the international mobility of the teaching and technical staff. The English language is predominantly used in teaching and supervision. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme Design for Theatre, Film,and Television; Costume Design apply in the Master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. The prerequisite for admission to the major in Costume Design is a bachelor’s degree in the same field or in a relevant field of study, or equivalent skills and knowledge. In addition, the applicants are expected to demonstrate artistic experience in the field of costume design. Student selection takes place by means of a two-stage entrance exam. Some applicants are eliminated between the two stages. Application materials to be delivered: required application documents, a portfolio of artistic work (in printed or electronic format), a motivation letter and a CV. In the motivation letter, the applicants are expected to demonstrate a desire to develop a personal vision and expression in costume design and an interest in developing their professional skills, artistic enquiry and critical thinking. The applicants can write their motivation letter in Finnish or in English. Based on the application materials some applicants may be invited to an interview. If necessary, the applicants are requested to present more examples of their work in the interview. There is no other entrance examination. [-]

Master of Arts in Design for Theatre, Film and Television; Scenography

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

The major in scenography trains artistic designers who are responsible for the visual, spatial and operational concept for a live performance. The aim of the education is to to help students find and enhance their personal artistic visions, extend their professional competencies and/or specialisations and to provide them with skills needed for pursuing doctoral studies. [+]

Note! The Master’s Degree Programme in Scenography will not accept new students for the 2016-2017 academic year. Goal of education The major in scenography trains artistic designers who are responsible for the visual, spatial and operational concept for a live performance. The aim of the education is to to help students find and enhance their personal artistic visions, extend their professional competencies and/or specialisations and to provide them with skills needed for pursuing doctoral studies. The aim is no longer to acquire purely vocational skills but also the ability to develop one’s field creatively and with initiative. Master’s degree students are expected to work independently and to play an active role in planning their own studies. A graduate of the Master’s Degree Programme in Scenography will be able to work as a scenographer in demanding productions in the theatre and other areas of performing arts have a good command of the special areas of theatre, film and television design that were the focus of studies have a good command of broad artistic entities lead and motivate the production team technicians that implement the design elements deepen his/her artistic expression independently expand his/her competence according to development and new requirements in the field develop new work methods by means of experimental and investigative work stay on top of developments in the field with other people who have artistic responsibility for productions in theatres and other areas of the performing arts continue his/her studies in a programme leading to a doctoral degree More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Design for Theatre, Film and Television is Finnish. However, in the major of Scenography, part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content The master’s studies continue the BA level teaching by returning to the core questions of scenography with a research-oriented attitude, extending and enhancing the professional skills and knowledge, artistic and technical skills acquired earlier. The student is encouraged to plan his/her individual study path on the basis of personal interests and strengths. All of the theatre studies and part of the scenography studies are organised together with the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts in Helsinki. Career opportunities In addition to working in theatre, a scenographer who has completed the MA programme may work in the field of expanded scenography or in multidisciplinary art projects. Graduates of the programme may also apply for doctoral studies. Titles Graduates of the programme work as scenographers, primarily in professional theatres or in opera, puppetry, dance, circus or other performing arts. Internationalisation Students are encouraged to complete part of their studies in international exchange programmes or internships. International visiting teachers and exchange students enrich the teaching and help students network. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Design for Theatre, Film and Television (Scenography) may apply through master’s level admissions in the field of art and design. The key admissions criteria for the major in scenography include: the artistic level of the work presented, the applicant's grasp of the basic skills associated with the profession and his/her level of motivation towards advanced studies. The main requirement is a bachelor’s degree completed in the field or an equivalent level of knowledge, skills and experience in theatre, film or television production. Student selection takes place by means of a two-stage entrance exam. Some applicants are eliminated in the first stage. Applicants must submit the required application documents, work portfolio, letter of motivation and CV. Selection is based on these submissions as well as an interview and possible additional samples of work. [-]

Master of Arts in Fashion and Collection Design

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Espoo

The programme deepens and extends the students’ skills in fashion, clothing, textile and collection design on a high artistic and professional level, strategic thinking as well as creating, coordinating and leading fashion and design concept processes. [+]

Goal of education (Learning outcomes) Content outcomes The programme deepens and extends the students’ skills in fashion, clothing, textile and collection design on a high artistic and professional level, strategic thinking as well as creating, coordinating and leading fashion and design concept processes. Students develop their creative vision and management skills as a base for portfolio design by creating fashion, clothing and textile and collection designs . The design process is includes the whole path from concept and initial design to marketing and sales. Creativity and new forward-thinking ideas are emphasized on every step of the process. At the core of the programme is the understanding of the fashion system and its impact on society and business. Students are challenged to explore the possibilities of new technologies and innovative design solutions in both physical and digital media. Skill outcomes Students learn to combine design, commerce, industry and research based approaches.Artistic and creative problem-solving strategies and techniques in mastering silhouettes, structures and materials are a part of the studies. Students learn an experimental and conceptual approach to creating fashion, clothing, surface design and colour collections of a high international standard. The programme emphasises the understanding of different cultures and encourages students to innovate and re-think current practices in fashion as well as design business and industry. Entrepreneurial and sustainable thinking as well as multidisciplinary co-operation and communication in product development are essential skills. Academic skills The students learn to analyse the practices and phenomena in fashion, clothing, textiles and design. The programme fosters students’ presentation skills in writing and visualisation. Students gain an understanding of design research methods and learn to apply them in creative, academic, societal and business contexts. The programme also provides students with skills needed in doctoral studies. Education content Fashion as a phenomenon is extended beyond clothing and textiles to include the production and consumption of other types of products and services. Joint studies help the students to learn skills beyond their own field. The programme cultivates a fashion-driven approach and provides students with working methods that prepare them for careers of high international and professional level. Career opportunities The graduates have the skills and knowledge needed to sustain a professional career in fashion, clothing, textile, and design business and industry, media and education. The master studies prepare the students for a career in academic and corporate research. Internationalisation Students are encouraged to apply for international exchange studies or internship. In addition, they are expected to gain experience in international competitions, exhibitions, conferences, and trade fairs. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Fashion and Collection Design apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. The main criteria are competence and suitability. Specifically, the programme seeks students with skills to understand processes and structures, an ability to create innovative design solutions individually and in teams, with personal and artistic insight, ideation skill, and goal-orientation and motivation. Eligible applicants for the programme have earned a Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) or completed equivalent studies. The Master’s Programme in Fashion and Collection Design consists of advanced studies which can be completed in two years. Students are selected for the programme in two stages. In the first stage, the applicant submits an electronic application form and sends in the application and required application documents. In the second stage, some applicants are selected for an interview. If necessary, additional work samples may also be requested. Applicants may also have to complete entrance exam assignments set by the selection committee. The portfolio, interview and study plan plus any additional work samples and exam assignments are assessed as pass/fail. Applicants accepted to the programme may be required to take supplementary studies. [-]

Master of Arts in Film and Television; Documentary Film

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

The goal of the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Documentary Film is to train visionary documentary film directors who create the future of the field. [+]

Note! The Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Documentary Film will not accept new students for the 2016-2017 academic year. Goal of education The goal of the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Documentary Film is to train visionary documentary film directors who create the future of the field. In Master’s degree studies, the students deepen their vision regarding theory, history and contemporary expression in the genre, and develop their competence in relation to the changing professional field of documentary film. A broader understanding of development in the field and its future possibilities is built on the foundation of the director’s competence in his/her professional role. Direction of the MA diploma film is an important framework within which students strengthen their specialisation in the professional field of the genre and take part in developing a tradition of expression. A graduate with a major in Documentary Film (Master’s programme) is able to: work as an independent documentary film director, teacher, instructor or be employed in applied professional tasks in the documentary film profession (such as festivals, financing, distribution, production, production of commissioned films) identify his/her style as a director question and develop practices in the field question and reflect on the traditions in his/her field and apply for further film studies. More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Documentary Film is Finnish. However, part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content The major in Documentary Film allows the student to deepen his/her vision of directing a documentary film. The teaching consists of workshops and lecture modules built around different varying themes, where progressing in the diploma film process is integrated with advanced studies in various approaches to the genre and styles, traditions and history, new forms of the modern documentary and the theory of the genre. Directing the diploma film and the related written diploma work are the essential framework of the master’s programme studies, a process that is supported by the other studies. Teaching is offered in workshop format and as lecture courses, Master courses held by visiting teachers and independent project work. The students familiarise themselves with the history of film and especially that of documentaries, and are comprehensively introduced to the new forms of modern documentaries. Film analysis, reflecting on the conditions of one’s own medium, writing and thinking are important forms of teaching that support practical activities. Knowledge of other arts and experimental and fictional film as well as familiarising oneself with documentary expression in the fields of new media, visual arts and other media is vital. The students' ability to observe and interpret reality, their readiness to encounter people, critical thinking, willingness to experiment and ability to work in a team are developed through the above-mentioned teaching methods. Career opportunities The students graduate as independent film directors who have the opportunity to work as players, teachers, critics or event organisers who shape the future of the genre while working in organisations and at festivals and in the broader field of culture. In particular, master’s degree studies are a requirement for working in teaching positions. Students who graduate from the programme with a master’s degree are at the forefront of the field in our country and have an important influence as instructors or when working in other sectors. The works produced by graduates of Documentary Film studies are highly visible at various international festivals. Internationalisation Students are encouraged to complete part of their studies in international exchange programmes or internships. International visiting teachers and students enrich the teaching and help students network. Students attend and present their films at international film festivals. Various international film events, seminars and workshops are an essential part of documentary film teaching. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Film and Television; Documentary Film apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Students who have already made at least one film that has been publicly presented and thus demonstrated their basic skills as documentary film-makers are selected for master's degree studies. Gifted students who want to deepen their understanding of the means of expression, history and theory of documentary film as a genre are selected for the major. [-]

Master of Arts in Film and Television; Film and Television Producing

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

The goal of the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film and Television Producing is to deepen the student’s skills in his/her chosen direction – towards independent audiovisual entrepreneurship, a research or development project in the film producing field, a deeper understanding of artistic leadership or equivalent advanced competence planned together with the student. [+]

Note: The Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film and Television Producing will not accept new students for the 2016-2017 academic year. Goal of education The goal of the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film and Television Producing is to deepen the student’s skills in his/her chosen direction – towards independent audiovisual entrepreneurship, a research or development project in the film producing field, a deeper understanding of artistic leadership or equivalent advanced competence planned together with the student. After the studies, the student possesses the skills needed to realise and lead high-quality film and television productions and has acquired special competence in his/her personal area of specialisation that makes possible work in a changing profession and visionary development of operating methods in the field. More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film and Television Producing is Finnish. However, part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content The teaching staff and students plan the education content by means of the PSP discussions. The starting point for the education is the student’s own desire to develop and direct his/her professional skills in the field of film and television producing as well as the modules built around this. At the beginning of master’s studies, a plan is made concerning the projects included in the studies and realised at the school and the general topics, realisation method and schedule for the reports and essays written in conjunction with the studies. Master’s students become familiar with the specialisations of their fellow students and participate in courses dealing with these areas. The main responsibility for planning studies and formulating a suitable module lies with each individual student. Although the study plan is unique for each student, the student does not compile it alone but in cooperation with the teaching staff. Career opportunities A graduate from this major can work as an independent entrepreneur and as a producer working for another company, in demanding expert tasks in organisations working with public and commercial film, and as a self-defined change agent in tasks associated with everything related to film and television producing. Graduates become film producing entrepreneurs, screenwriters and producers working in television. The student’s degree can also include an internship period in working life, either in a film or television production. He/she can also find a tutor producer working in the profession, with whom the student can discuss his/her authorship and career. The students maintain close contacts with people in the field. The studies include at least one minor. For example, Documentary Film, Screenwriting and Entrepreneurship are popular minors. As every MA with a major in Film and Television Producing is unique and based on a plan drawn up in cooperation with the student, minors that differ from those recommended are also possible. Internationalisation Producer students in MA studies take part in international events in the field of film. If desired, the student has the opportunity to take part in an exchange or complete an international internship. The department has many international projects through which the student can also internationalise. The majority of teaching is provided in English, because the study option is also open to international degree and exchange students. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Film and Television; Film and Television Producing apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Selection criteria in the entrance exam for Film and Television Producing include analytical ability, vision, the ability to understand an image, expression, group work and interaction skills, creativity, motivation, general knowledge, stress tolerance and suitability for the field. Those selected as MA students are also expected to demonstrate a systematic approach and visionary proposal concerning the advanced specialisation and content of their studies. [-]

Master of Arts in Film and Television; Screenwriting

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Master's students in Screenwriting develop their ability to produce high-quality and artistically significant work and are able to apply this ability in the artistic production process and related group work. [+]

Note! The Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Screenwriting will not accept new students for the 2016-2017 academic year. Goal of education Master's students in Screenwriting develop their ability to produce high-quality and artistically significant work and are able to apply this ability in the artistic production process and related group work. Master’s students become familiar with the central theoretical questions in the field and acquire the skills needed for research activities. The educational goal in the field of screenwriting for film and television is for graduates to be able to work professionally in the field and to research and renew the current realm of human experience, in which life is more planned, produced, and recorded in writing than ever before. The master's degree programme directs students to engage in the deeper intellectual and societal structures associated with modes of artistic expression, with special focus on the use of animation in screenwriting, during the study process, and in research. More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Screenwriting is Finnish. However, part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content The core content in the master's degree programme consists of structured project work in which the students work individually to produce a piece of art and develop their specialist expertise in dynamic multi-disciplinary groups. As a master’s thesis, the student produces a competitive script of high artistic and production quality and the related research section, in which he/she addresses an issue in the screenwriting field that is meaningful both personally and to the screenwriting community. The master’s student also becomes familiar with the practice, theory, and research history of screenwriting as well as with recent achievements and new applications in the field. The student is able to assess the importance and feasibility of their own screenwriting, film and television series projects, and those of fellow students. The skills needed for various duties and job descriptions are strengthened through personal projects, group work, international studies, and joint projects with other artistic practitioners and producers in the field. Minor study modules (such as Film Directing, Film and Television Producing, Film Editing or other university-level studies) allow the student to understand the comprehensive and organic nature of film and television and related fields. Seminars, variable study modules, international workshops, and educational projects help students identify their personal strengths and network in a meaningful manner. Career opportunities Students who major in Screenwriting specialise and are employed in artistic work in films (screenwriters, screenwriter directors, screenwriter producers), artistic production work in television (TV scriptwriters, script and story editors, producers, assistant producers), as developers in the game industry, entrepreneurs and social actors (production companies, television channels, institutions in the field) and as teachers (universities and universities of applied science). Internationalisation Some of the studies are completed as international projects, seminars, and workshops. Student exchanges provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with the international education and operating environment on a longer-term basis. Broad-based, yearly cooperation is possible in conjunction with, for example, the Engage project (Screen Academy Scotland at Edinburgh Napier University, National Film School Ireland at IADT, Baltic Film and Media School at Tallinn University) and Screenwriting Research Network activities. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme in Film and Television; Screenwriting apply in the Master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Student selection takes place by means of a two-stage entrance exam. During this process, some applicants are eliminated between the two stages. Selection is based on the application documents, advance assignments, work samples (portfolio), a study plan compiled by the applicant, and a CV. The second stage consists of an interview and any application-specific advance assignments and additional work samples required by the programme being applied for. Key admission criteria for selecting Screenwriting students are an understanding of drama, visual storytelling ability, social skills, process work skills, understanding details and concepts, and a readiness to observe, recognise, and create special and important experiential concepts. [-]

Master of Arts in Graphic Design

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Degree Programme in Graphic Design allows students to execute demanding design assignments which develop their conceptual and aesthetic design skills. [+]

Master's Programme in Graphic Design

Department: School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Upon earning the Master’s degree, students will:

Content outcomes

• be able to deepen their design knowledge and skills and apply them in multidisciplinary productions in the field of visual communication, for instance in the visualisation of information, in social communication, in concept design and design management;

• be able to manage and execute extensive visual communication design concepts;

• have gained skills in tasks related to visual design and experience in the planning and execution of projects for different publishing platforms, gained an understanding of usability, target group and audience;• have gained insight into the impact of visual communication on sustainable development and into the possibilities opened by new technologies.... [-]


Master of Arts in New Media; Game Design and Production

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Espoo

Game Design and Production is a Major Subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media focusing on game design for interactive digital media. The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory, hands-on with minds-on. [+]

Goal of education (Learning outcomes) Game Design and Production is a Major Subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media focusing on game design for interactive digital media. The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory, hands-on with minds-on. This programme provides a unique possibility for developing game design skills while also building theoretical and conceptual understanding on games. Students will deepen their existing skills in the areas of game design and production based on a personal study plan, prepared face-to-face with the head of the major subject. The teacher network includes both game industry professionals and game scholars. In addition to game design and production courses, the studies can be complemented with courses from related fields such as 3D animation, interactive storytelling and interaction design. The programme is fully taught in English, and students can write their thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English. The general learning objectives of the programme are the following core competences which the students will gain during their studies: design skills, project management skills, prototyping skills, research skills, ability to work and communicate with a group of professionals with different competences, and deeper skills in their own area of expertise within the field of game design and production. Content outcomes A student who graduates from the programme is able to understand games as systems, and to take a key part in a game production group, depending on how the students specialise during the programme according to their personal skills and motivation. A graduate has a broad enough understanding of the different competences needed in game production and a holistic view of games, in addition to a deepened knowledge into his/her own special expertise. He/she is capable to critically analyse and develop established game design and production traditions, as well as able to extend his/her professional competence and provide creative input to the development of the design field of games. A graduate is expected to have reached a level of proficiency where further external or doctoral studies can be undertaken. Skill outcomes The students have design skills, project management skills, prototyping skills, research skills, are able to work and communicate with a group of professionals with different competences, and have deeper skills in the students’ own areas of expertise in game design and production. Academic skills The students know different theories about games and game design and are able to analyze their own games and other games with these theories in mind. Academic communication and writing are a part of the studies, and more research courses can be chosen if the student is planning to become a researcher. Students and researchers are encouraged to network internationally and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad through any of our exchange programmes. Education content The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory, hands-on with minds-on. The project modules emphasize interdisciplinary and collaborative work, while individual skills are studied in the tools and skills modules, in workshops and through tutored studio work. This programme provides a unique possibility for developing game design skills while also building theoretical and conceptual understanding on games. Students will deepen their existing skills in the areas of game design and production based on a personal study plan, prepared face-to-face with the head of the degree programme. The teacher network includes both game industry professionals and game scholars. In addition to game design and production courses, the studies can be complemented with courses from related fields such as 3D animation, interactive storytelling and interaction design. The programme is fully taught in English, and students can write their thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English. The students can also continue their studies to doctoral degree. Career opportunities During the programme, students will specialise according to their personal skills and motivation. Their future professional profiles relate to the various fields of game design and production, including game design, game programming, game art, game production, game scriptwriting and game research. Students are encouraged to become independent professionals who have the capacity to not only follow, but responsibly lead and manage the development of their professional field internationally. The curriculum of the programme is being developed in cooperation with other academic institutions and the industry, which supports the students' career planning. The Master's Theses of the students are being co-advised by external experts from the academia, the field of independent art and the private sector. Titles Our students can find their career in game design, level design, game programming, game art, game production, or game scriptwriting, depending on their background and study choices. Entrepreneurial skills can also be gained, e.g., through minor subject studies in the university-wide Aalto Ventures Program. Many students have started their own game companies. Internationalisation The Major Subject provides an excellent basis for an international career. A significant number of the department’s applicants, students, teachers and researchers are from abroad, and all the courses are taught in English. Students and researchers are encouraged to network internationally and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad through any of our exchange programmes. Admission procedure The selection to the MA in New Media, Major in Game Design and Production happens through the Aalto ARTS master's students admission process. We seek candidates who already possess advanced skills in one or more aspects of game creation (e.g., design, programming, concept art or 3d modeling), and have a passion to both deepen and broaden their knowledge. The application process consists of three steps: a written application which describes your background, experience and motivation, followed by a set of assignments and finally, an interview, which also includes a portfolio pitch. To succeed in the entrance exams, it’s important to display an understanding of games as systems, as well as excellent writing and communication skills. Relevant former studies and working experience is appreciated, as well as hobby projects and game related activities. In addition, Game Design and Production Major applicants should have strong professional interest towards game design and/or game production insight into new media design and game related research some proven design competence fluent English (oral / written) [-]

Master of Arts in New Media; New Media Design and Production

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Espoo

New Media Design and Production is Major Subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media, focusing on art and design in interactive media. The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory, hands-on with minds-on. [+]

Goal of education (Learning outcomes) The mission of the Media Lab is to explore, discover and comprehend the new digital technology and its impact in society; to find and exploit the possibilities it opens to communication, interaction and expression and to evaluate, understand and deal with the challenges it poses to design and creative production. New Media Design and Production is Major Subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media, focusing on art and design in interactive media. The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory, hands-on with minds-on. The project modules emphasize interdisciplinary and collaborative work, while individual skills are studied in workshops and through tutored studio work. Students in New Media in the Media Lab can choose to focus their studies on dynamic visualisation, art & culture, interaction design and interactive & generative storytelling. The programme is fully taught in English, and students can write their thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English. Content outcomes A student who graduates from the programme is able to understand the complex demands of New Media and has the skills required in special areas of creative collaboration, concept development, design and realisation. A graduate has a broad enough understanding of the diversification across disciplines for a holistic view of the field of New Media, in addition to a deepened knowledge into his/her own special expertise. He/she is capable to critically analyse and develop established digital and new media design traditions, as well as able to extend his/her professional competence and provide creative input the development of the design field of New Media. A graduate is expected to have reached a level of proficiency where further external or doctoral studies can be undertaken Skill outcomes During the studies students are expected to get familiar with a variety of tools, to understand the characteristics of new media. Students are expected to be both productive and creative as well have an analytical framework to operate with in the field as a New Media professionals. Academic skills Academic communication and writing are a significant part of the studies, and additional research oriented courses can be chosen if the student plans for an academic orientation. Students and researchers are encouraged to network internationally and have and option to spend a part of their studies abroad through any of our exchange programmes. Education content Running since 1994, about 15-20 new students start their studies every year. Our applicants' backgrounds vary widely and we have always attempted to recruit a true interdisciplinary team of students with each intake. Sharing knowledge and working in collaborative groups within experimental production and research processes is a basic premise of our work in the Media Lab. The studies of the Media Lab are characterized by collaboration in an experimental and critical environment in which interaction and work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams occurs on a wide scale between students and staff as well as with students of other faculties and institutions. By nature studies in ’new media’ emphasize emerging fields and practices and related tools and technologies for communication, creative production and distribution. In practice graduates of the Media Lab tend to become employed in ’new’ roles and ’emerging professions’ within the broad gamut of the new media industry, as well as in related research and development activities. During the programme, students will specialise according to their personal skills and motivation. Their future professional profiles relate to the various fields of new media design and research including interaction design, information design, interface design, interactive and generative storytelling, new media production, software design and digital animation. The curriculum contains a number of software tools courses, but in general we expect students to be either proficient in using the tools of the trade, or willing to set aside time for self-study. For this, we provide a library of tutorials, as well as one-on-one coaching. The students can also continue their studies to doctoral degree. Career opportunities and titles During the programmes, students specialise according to their personal skills and motivation. Their future professional profiles relate to the various fields of new media design and research, including interface design, interaction design, information design, interactive storytelling, new media production, media art & design, software design and digital animation. Internationalisation The Major Subject provides an excellent basis for an international career. A significant number of the department’s applicants, students, teachers and researchers are from abroad, and all the courses are taught in English. Students and researchers are encouraged to network internationally and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad through any of our exchange programmes. Admission procedure The selection to the MA in New Media, Major in New Media Design and Production happens in the ARTS Aalto master's student’s admission process. A group of students representing a variety of skills, backgrounds and talents are chosen every spring. The process consists of three steps: a written application which describes your background, experience and motivation, followed by a set of assignments and finally, an interview, which also includes a portfolio pitch. A selection committee representing their own professional fields reviews all steps of application procedure. Grounds for the selection of students include proven artistic/designer talent, motivation and personal development potential as well as the applicant's academic history, cultural activities and previous activities in the field of new media. Deciding factors are demonstrated talent and suitability within the desired field of study. The selection is based on application documents, the applicant's personal aims and motivation as a student, an interview and entrance test assignments, prepared in advance, as well as work presented during the interview. In addition, New Media Major applicants should have work experience in digital media environments insight into new media design and/or new media production and/or related research fluent English (oral / written) [-]

Master of Arts in New Media; Sound in New Media

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Espoo

Sound in New Media is a Major Subject within the Master’s Degree Programme in New Media. The Major Subject combines art, design and media driven aspects of sound design in the digital era, covering a wide range of disciplines from concept design to live performance and from storytelling to programming. [+]

Goal of education Sound in New Media is a Major Subject within the Master’s Degree Programme in New Media. The Major Subject combines art, design and media driven aspects of sound design in the digital era, covering a wide range of disciplines from concept design to live performance and from storytelling to programming. In addition to professors and teachers of the partner universities, teaching resources
are extended through our wide international networks in the field. The studies are targeted for students who have completed their BA, BSc or similar degree (e.g. in Polytechnic/ Applied Science) in sound design or music, or have gained basic
sound design skills on the side of their studies through other kind of activities. The courses are provided by several units and faculties in various universities in the Helsinki region. Curriculum-wise our main partners are the Centre for Music and Technology in the Sibelius Academy, and the Department of Media Technology in the Aalto University School of Science. Studies begin with an orientative starting block entitled Understanding Media, Art and Design. After completing that, through tutoring students choose their focus areas and start to participate in courses, digital media studio work, seminars, workshops and study projects. Individual study planning for new students is tutored by the teacher in charge of the Major Subject, face-to-face, in great detail. The programme is fully taught in English, and students can write their thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English. The general learning objectives of the Major Subject are the following core competences which the students will gain during their studies: project management skills, design skills, transdisciplinary skills, musical competence and creative use of software. Content outcomes The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory, hands-on with minds-on. The Major Subject combines art, design and media driven aspects of sound design in the digital era, covering a wide range of disciplines from concept design to live performance and from storytelling to programming. Skill outcomes The project modules in studies emphasise interdisciplinary and collaborative work, while individual skills are studied in the tools and skills modules, in workshops and through tutored studio work. The student will learn design skills, project management skills, prototyping skills, research skills, ability to work and communicate with a group of professionals with different competences, and will gain deeper skills in the student’s own area of expertise within the field of sound and music design. Academic skills The student will learn about theoretical aspects on sound design and music and will be able to reflect upon her/his own work from theoretical point of view. Academic communication and writing are a part of the studies, and more research courses can be chosen if the student is planning to become a researcher. Students and researchers are encouraged to network internationally and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad through any of our exchange programmes. Education content The studies are characterized by collaboration in an experimental and critical environment in which interaction and work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams occurs on a wide scale between students and staff as well as with students of other faculties and institutions. By nature studying sound design and music in the context of ’new media’ is focused on emerging fields and practices and related tools and technologies for communication, creative production and distribution. In practice graduates of the Media Lab tend to become employed in ’new’ roles and ’emerging professions’ within the broad range of sound and music design, as well as in related research and development activities. The curriculum of the Major Subject is designed and being constantly developed in co-operation with other academic institutions and the industry, which supports the students' career planning. The Master's Theses of the students are being co-advised by external experts from the academia, the field of independent art and the private sector. The curriculum contains a number of software tools courses, but in general we expect students to be either proficient in using the tools of the trade, or willing to set aside time for self-study. For this, we provide a library of tutorials, as well as one-on-one coaching. Career opportunities During their studies, students will specialise according to their personal skills and motivation. Their future careers relate to the various fields of sound and music design, including game audio and music, sonic interaction design, sound design for animation and sound in media art. Students are encouraged to become independent professionals who have the capacity to not only follow, but responsibly lead and manage the development of their professional field internationally. The students can also continue their studies to doctoral degree, e.g. by doing (part of) their research within the Sound and Physical Interaction research group at the Department of Media. Titles The graduates can find positions both in private industries, public sector (academia, museums etc.) or end up being self-employed entrepreneurs as Sound Designers, Game Audio Designers, Sonic Interaction Designers, or have careers as researchers in the field in question or as Sound Artists. Internationalisation The Major Subject provides a sufficient basis for an international career. A significant number of the applicants, students, teachers and researchers are from abroad, and all the courses are taught in English. Admission procedure The selection to the MA in New Media, Major in Sound in New Media happens in the ARTS Aalto master's students admission process. Grounds for the selection of students include proven artistic/designer talent, motivation and personal development potential as well as the applicant's academic history, cultural activities and previous activities in the field of sound design, music, music technology, sonic arts etc. Deciding factors are demonstrated talent and suitability within the field of study. The selection is based on application documents, the applicant's personal aims and motivation as a student, an interview and possible entrance test assignments, prepared in advance, as well as work presented during the interview. In addition, Sound in New Media Major applicants should have strong professional interest towards sound design and/or music in the context of new media insight into new media design and/or new media production and/or related research some proven musical competence fluent oral and written English language skills [-]

Master of Arts in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Espoo

The Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) educates professionals and researchers, to achieve understanding of the best Nordic practices and traditions in art education and visual communication, and give relevant competencies and pedagogical interaction skills for working in cross-cultural and international educational situations and environments. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) educates professionals and researchers, to achieve understanding of the best Nordic practices and traditions in art education and visual communication, and give relevant competencies and pedagogical interaction skills for working in cross-cultural and international educational situations and environments. NoVA builds on Nordic expertise, and is open for international students. Nordic perspectives are related to current discussions in the field of international art education. Studying in another Nordic university/university college for one or two semesters is a requirement of the programme. Students are responsible for the costs of living during their study time. Collaborating universities and departments are: Department of Visual Arts Education at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Sweden; Department of Art, Design and Drama at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, Norway; Department of Art at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland; Department of Communication at Aalborg University, Denmark. Each university or university college has significant experience and capacity with art and/or media education at the national level. Competences between and among institutions offer a broad range of areas of study, including critical pedagogy and social and cultural awareness; contemporary art didactics, digital technology, and ICT; project oriented, collaborative, problem-based, and participatory-based work; sustainable development; intercultural and social entrepreneurship; and double perspective - combining theory and practice. Goal of Education Content outcomes Students understand a broad range of issues, theories, and practices of Nordic art education and visual studies Students understand practices and traditions of cross-cultural and international education Students understand the interrelationship of social and cultural issues, curriculum content, philosophies of teaching, and the construction of democratic spaces of learning Students understand the geo-political and pedagogical dimensions of space, place, the public sphere, and private realms Skill outcomes Students are able to analyse, interpret, and respond to images, objects, and sites in everyday life through theories of visual culture Students are able to connect art and visual image making and the interpretation of visual culture to issues of power and representation, for advancing pedagogy Students are able to use digital technology for contemporary art didactics Students are able to produce layered, interactive, and dynamic visual work, in different formats and media Students are able to develop plans, carry out in practice, and document independent practical projects Academic skills Students can apply pedagogical interaction skills in cross-cultural and international educational situations and environments Students can apply methods of contemporary art didactics Students know a variety of research methodologies and are able to investigate, develop, and implement cutting edge research in art education Students can apply skills of intercultural and social entrepreneurship Students can participate in international discussions and research Education content NoVA courses are mapped around three concepts: sights, sites, cites. Throughout the NoVA programme, students focus on the significance of “sight” in relation to theories, practices, and networks of visual studies. With the concept of ”site,” students investigate the geo-political and pedagogical dimensions of space, place, the public sphere, and private realms. And, students are provided with opportunities to critically reflect upon and synthesize previous experiences and knowledge as well as generate new knowledge through “citational” practices that draw upon existing social and cultural texts, theories, artworks, and research. Career opportunities Students that graduate from NoVA will have strong intercultural understanding and experiences, and knowledge of teaching practices and theories in different Nordic countries. This cross-cultural study offers work opportunities internationally in different art, educational, and visual communicational areas, institutions, organisations, communities, art and culture projects. Students may direct themselves toward teaching, guidance, and consultant tasks on different levels of schooling, or in the fields of art and visual and media culture, social sectors and corporate life. Through NoVA, students are prepared for doctoral studies and for the possibility to continue their research profession. The degree alone does not qualify as teacher competency. The choice of the exchange university/university college guides the contents of studies. Depending on the combination, students may, for example, choose to emphasize media communication or contemporary artistic studies. Titles Students graduating from NoVA may work as art educators, culture consultants, media communicators, museum educators, and art teachers (degree alone does not qualify). Internationalisation NoVA extends Aalto Univerity’s vision by constructing an internationally-networked community of learners, in part through student mobility integrated directly into the program, where students study at two universities in the Nordic countries. The program, which is entirely in English, is designed from beginning to end, with and through international partners, and has a primary focus on expanding Nordic art education in a global context. NoVA students engage in a variety of learning and teaching methods, including in-person, on-line, and whole group pedagogy, at home and host universities, and at retreats and international seminars. NoVA international faculty members cooperate in curricula planning and collaborative teaching, and employ the latest information and communications technology to actualize the curricula in a personalized and systematic manner for each student. [-]

Master of Arts in Photography

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

Graduates of the Master’s Programme in Photography understand the many different uses and special characteristics of a photograph and can work with them in a professional manner. [+]

Goal of education Content outcomes: The student strengthens his/her earlier expression skills, artistic vision and vocational competence The student gains a general understanding of the field of photography and can relate his/her activities to it Graduates of the Master’s Programme in Photography understand the many different uses and special characteristics of a photograph and can work with them in a professional manner. Skill outcomes: The student produces photographic expression of high content and technical quality The student can use different photography publication processes and platforms The student is able to network nationally and internationally and present his/her competence to other actors in the photography field Academic skills: The student knows the basics of photography theory He/she can write investigative text and use information sources He/she knows the trends and methods in photography research and, more broadly, in visual culture research and the related knowledge theory backgrounds. After completing a master’s degree the student can apply for doctoral studies in photography. More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Photography is Finnish. However, a large part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content The studies emphasize photography as a means of independent and multidisciplinary arts expression and the development of conceptual thinking and research skills. The languages of instruction in the master’s programme are Finnish and English. Students may write their Master’s thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English. The staff and students in the Master’s Programme in Photography form an academic and creative community. International artistic activities and the various photograph publication processes and platforms are core areas of the programme. The most visible results of the activities are domestic and international exhibitions, photography publications, Helsinki Photomedia Conference and Helsinki School activities. The studies include vocational, artistic and research courses. The teaching methods are workshops, study projects, theoretical studies, lectures, seminars and personal guidance. Studies in international student exchange programmes are recommended as part of the programme. Based on his/her orientation, the student can supplement intermediate studies with courses in the humanities, business or technology offered by other Aalto University schools and other universities. The student also has the opportunity to learn about current international activities in photography research at the Helsinki Photomedia Conference that is held in even years. The studies require personal motivation and an interest in the working methods of photographic expression as well as the ability to independently solve problems and complete tasks related to the work processes in the professional field of photography. The studies are full-time and mainly completed independently. The studies enable the development of advanced professional competence, expressive skills and theoretical thinking. A strong artistic vision and the ability to think conceptually are key objectives of the studies. Career opportunities The aim of the Master’s Programme in Photography is to use studies to create an individual competence profile for the student, which will allow him/her to succeed in the changing domestic and international field. An MA degree allows the student to apply for post-graduate studies leading to a doctor of arts degree. Titles Master’s degree studies provide the skills needed to operate diversely in jobs in the field, for example, as a freelance photographer, independent artist, photojournalist, photo manager, photo editor, photography instructor, photography researcher and in various organisational and advisory roles. Graduates of the programme often combine several different tasks when working in the field. Internationalisation The studies aim at giving students the skills needed to work in the international field. The student group comprises applicants from many different countries. Some of the intermediate and advanced studies are completed in English. An international student exchange is recommended during the studies, and this is also a popular option. During the studies, students have the chance to present their portfolios to international professionals, apply for international residence programmes and workshops, and participate in exhibition activities at the internationally curated Helsinki School. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Photography apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Key selection criteria when selecting photography students are the artistic talent, motivation and development potential of the applicants. The applicant must have at least a BA degree in photography or a BA degree in art. Student selection takes place by means of a two-stage entrance exam. Some applicants are eliminated between the two stages. Selection is based on application documents, a work portfolio, study plan, CV, interview and possible entrance exam assignments. [-]

Master of Arts in Product and Spatial Design

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Helsinki

The programme educates designers with a distinct design personality. Students will learn to manage design processes, learn about the regulations in construction, material knowledge, skills in 3D composition, and understand the spatiality of people and products. [+]

Goal of education Content outcomes The programme educates designers with a distinct design personality. Students will learn to manage design processes, learn about the regulations in construction, material knowledge, skills in 3D composition, and understand the spatiality of people and products. They deepen the skills learned in Bachelor's studies and broaden their knowledge in spatial design, furniture design or product design. They learn to practice design in the broader operational environment of product development, business, and culture. Skill outcomes Students learn to interpret and transform living environment and culture through their insight and professional skills. They develop an artistic and designerly insight, learn to master their creative design process, and deepen their expertise in materials, knowledge of design tradition, and cultural discussion. The programme trains students in personal design expression, gives them ability to master design processes, and to understand the discipline’s tradition and presence as a base for curiosity and experimentation. Students are also trained to develop technical, aesthetic and research skills to support the design process. They become competent in exploring technologies and visualising, creating and demonstrating innovative concepts and experiences using the latest technology. They become professionals versed in design tradition with skills in multidisciplinary teamwork. Academic skills The programme enhances students’ presentation skills in writing and visualisation. The students learn skills in problem-setting and problem-solving relevant to the product and spatial design and in practice led design research. They also learn to gather and analyse information and apply it to design and research. Education content The programme is based on an exploratory approach to design-based problem setting, elaboration and solving. It emphasises the skill to manage the entire design process from the beginning to the final outcome. An essential part of the education is project-based hands-on learning. In the projects, the students are encouraged to utilise artistic and experimental approaches and find their personal expression and voice as a designer. For further details on the education content, see the study guide for the academic year of 2015-2016. Career opportunities Career opportunities vary from entrepreneurship to expert tasks in private and public organisations. Graduates work as interior designers in design and architect studios, as independent entrepreneurs, and as in-house designers in industry. They also work as designers, managers, researchers and teachers. The programme prepares its graduates also for doctoral studies. Internationalisation Students are encouraged to apply for international exchange studies or internships. They are also encouraged to participate in international competitions, exhibitions, conferences, and trade fairs. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme in Product and Spatial Design apply in the Master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. The main criteria are competence and suitability. Specifically, the programme seeks students who understand processes and structures, to create personal design solutions both individually and in teams, with personal and artistic insight, ideation skill, and goal-orientation and motivation. Eligible applicants for the programme have earned a Bachelor of Arts or completed equivalent studies. The Master’s Degree Programme in Product and Spatial Design consists of advanced studies, which can be completed in two years. Students are selected for the programme in two stages. In the first stage, the applicant submits an electronic application form and sends in the application and attachments. In the second stage, some applicants are selected for an interview. If necessary, additional work samples may also be requested. Applicants may also have to complete entrance exam assignments set by the selection committee. The portfolio, interview and study plan plus any additional work samples and exam assignments are assessed as pass/fail. Applicants accepted to the programme may be required to take supplementary studies. [-]

Master of Arts in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Finland Espoo

ViCCA (Visual Culture and Contemporary Art) is a two-year major, which connects the worlds of art and non-art. Central for the program are new and emergent professional practices, which are born and developed in this new space of cultural production. [+]

Goal of education (Learning outcomes) ViCCA (Visual Culture and Contemporary Art) is a two-year major, which connects the worlds of art and non-art. Central for the program are new and emergent professional practices, which are born and developed in this new space of cultural production. In the major, art is made and new professional agencies are explored within the broader field of visual culture. Aalto University offers a very good multi-scholarly context for this. The art of our times works increasingly in interaction with research, planning, activism and public debate. The goal of the ViCCA major is to explore and develop systematically these new territories and modes of artistic work. Art in supermarkets, art claiming parks and experiments of artistic research are, for example, central for many artists of today. This motivates having teachers in the program not just from the arts but also from e.g. philosophy, social sciences and urban research. Sensing, experientiality, and experimentality have a key role in the studies as methods of gaining knowledge and creating art. The strong theoretical base together with a multi-artistic framing of creative work gives concrete tools for working in many new professions in contemporary society in addition to those in the fields of art, production and culture. Students also learn literacy and skills in other arts than the one they originally were experts in. The program offers holistic views and skills on how to extract knowledge out of professional experience. The Major is tailored for artists and professionals of arts and scholarship who want to develop their own professional agency and broaden their way of looking at the world and its phenomena by using artistic tools. It offers a study path for students to reflect on their professional role in new ways through arts and visual culture. The Major offers great opportunities to develop research abilities and a sense and taste for artistic and critical thinking. For artists, the program offers an opportunity to broaden their professional identity and to create new ways of working, and new forms of professionalism. ViCCA Major learning outcomes: Content outcomes: Students learn to rethink and reshape their relation to the world and lived environment through artistic means Students have a wide understanding of contemporary and emerging artistic practices Students comprehend visual culture beyond the visible and theory beyond the academic Students have a creative understanding of the possibilities of art as a tool in social contexts and environments Skill outcomes: Students learn to enrich their competence in their own practice, media or field Students learn to reflect on their own practice in relation to those of other fields Students acquire an experimental attitude and tools for utilizing it Students have concrete experience of projects where theoretical thinking and artistic practice merge Academic skills: Students have comprehensive research skills, which prepare them also for doctoral studies Education content Studying in ViCCA consists of theory workshops, experimental laboratories, concrete projects and a thesis. In the Major here are four different modules for advanced special studies: Sites, Senses and Situations, Words and Spaces, Beings and Things, and Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (CuMMA), of which CuMMA is also a separate major. The student can build her/his package of studies quite freely, choosing from different modules, or just focusing on one. Advanced Special Studies Sites, Senses and Situations offers a framework for exploring and discussing our lived environment, focusing on sensory perception and issues related to space, site and social context. Spaces and environments are studied through artistic practices from both contextual and experiential points of view. We observe our environment on multiple levels and seek to actively engage with it. Interventions in public spaces and institutions, participatory projects and spatial experiments are among the methods used. Through our multidisciplinary approach we encourage students to explore new forms of artistic practice and collaboration. Words and Spaces views theory beyond the academic and as something embedded within artworks. How can philosophy, adventures in artistic research, and working hands on with words and images be newly relevant in the changing world we live in? We experiment with the materiality, transparency and metaphorics of language and explore especially its role and potentials in contemporary art and artistic research. Criticism, fiction, experimental writing and textual performance are among the methods we use in exploring the margins, boundaries and contexts of artistic work. Beings and Things provides a platform for discussion and investigations into how we might rethink and reshape our connections to the living world – as part of that world. We probe, for example, the intersections of objects, microbes, resonances, human and non-human life forms. We focus on inter-relational and sensorial levels of life and on phenomena that are not necessarily consciously observed or sensed. We might talk about “aesthetics of atmosphere” and “sense-sphere”. Beings and Things trains the students to become facilitators of new modes of creative/artistic practice ranging from building to breathing, from fermentation to fragmentation. Curating, Managing and Mediating Art, CuMMA, provides a structure for reflection and acting, learning and organizing in art institutions and the public sphere. We aim to explore possibilities to understand and shift the paradigms of contemporary art and the world around us. Thus we understand curating, educating and organizing as ways of being active, of creating relations and of being open for unexpected encounters, thoughts and knowledges. The Major offers its student a broad variety of minor studies, which are available in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture and other schools of Aalto University. This combination of design, media, economics and technology as a part of the visual culture and contemporary art The Major opens up new professional career paths. Career opportunities Students that graduate from the program can work in a variety of already existing professions in the field of arts and culture. Besides this, the program encourages students to build their own creative positions and professional agencies in the multi-faceted, constantly changing and multi-disciplinary world. The students who have a background outside of visual culture and contemporary art enrich their own fields of expertise with a new point of view – and a broad array of new methods of working with it. Titles Students graduating from the ViCCA programme may work as artists, producers, researchers, scholars, third sector activists and in think tanks – and in a range of new professions yet to be imagined. Internationalisation The Major is international and the main language of teaching is English. The Major is well connected to international networks, which are constantly built up and developed. Through these networks students have a possibility to do a training abroad or to study a part of their diploma in other countries with the help of exchange agreements. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art; Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) apply in the Master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. The students are selected through a two-part examination, of which portfolios form part 1, and interviews/presentation part 2. Criteria for selection are skills and background knowledge, suitability for the program and the field of work the program is built for, and suitability for university studies. [-]

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