Master of Science in Automation and Electrical Engineering

Aalto University

Program Description
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Master of Science in Automation and Electrical Engineering

Aalto University

The Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary programme providing graduates with the 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 each student to study a unique combination of courses to suit his/her own interests.

Renewable energies and sustainability. Distributed and networked systems. Sensing and perceiving the environment. The transition from automation to autonomy. Personal healthcare.

The key themes in the programme are renewable energies and sustainability, e.g. energy efficiency and 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 the knowledge and skills necessary 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 the public and the private sectors. The programme also offers an excellent scientific basis for careers in research and academic professions as well as in other multi-disciplinary fields.

Study Programme

Students can choose from three different majors within the programme

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.

To prepare graduates for future careers the programme offers a variety of practical projects and workshops. They 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 the major (65 ECTS), elective studies (25 ECTS), and the Master's thesis (30 ECTS).

Studyguide 2017-2018 of the programme

Tuition fees and scholarships

In 2017 we were able to give full scholarships to more than 50 % of the admitted students.

Non-EU/EEA students selected in the application round 2018 will be charged tuition fees. Further information on the tuition fees and scholarships offered can be found here.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation offers the best summer trainee/research assistant positions for students.

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.

The required background subjects are:

  • mathematics (linear algebra, calculus, probability theory and statistics)
  • programming skills
  • physics and/or chemistry project and teamwork
  • technical writing

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 in 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 studies 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. The 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.

Contact information

For enquiries regarding the application process, application documents and language tests, please contact admissions@aalto.fi.

For enquiries regarding the content of programme and studies at the School of Electrical Engineering please contact masters-elec@aalto.fi.

If interested in this programme, please see also:

Please see also #otaniemistories. Otaniemi stories present people in Otaniemi:

http://www.aalto.fi/en/about//otaniemistories/index/01_julian_ilinca/

http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/otaniemistories/index/11_henri_merila/

http://www.aalto.fi/en/about//otaniemistories/index/26_jani_loyala/

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 3, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2018
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2 years
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15,000 EUR
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