Master of Science in Electronics and Nanotechnology

Aalto University

Program Description
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Master of Science in Electronics and Nanotechnology

Aalto University

Are you curious how modern wireless devices work and why the 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 nanofabrication methods, solar panels, or radio propagation and electromagnetics in basic research?

Master's Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology answers to all these questions and more. The programme 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 into 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 the major (65 ECTS), elective studies (25 ECTS), and the Master's thesis (30 ECTS).

Majors

  • Advanced Materials and Photonics
  • Micro- and Nanoelectronic Circuit Design
  • Micro- and Nanosciences
  • Radio Science and Engineering
  • Space Science and Technology

Tuition fees and scholarships

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.

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering typically offer 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 applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree (a minimum of 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, which is typically obtained by studying a Bachelor degree at a research university, especially in electrical engineering or a closely related field, is required for the Master's Programme:

  • 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.

Evaluation criteria

The application process is competitive. First, the applicant’s suitability for the programme is evaluated. The applicants are then ranked, and the best applicants are granted admission.

The evaluation of the applicants is based on the following criteria:

  • Content of the previous degree
  • Recognition and quality of the home university
  • Study success
  • Motivation and commitment
  • Other relevant achievements
  • Recommendations
  • Language Proficiency

Advice for applicants from Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences

The minimum GPA for applicants from Finnish universities of applied science is 3.2. Applicants with a GPA below the limit will not be admitted unless they have other exceptional qualifications. Meeting the minimum 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 complementary studies. This is no longer a requirement, 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.

Required application documents

In addition to the mandatory application documents, applicants to the NanoRAD programme are requested to provide the following additional documents:

  • at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic)
  • work certificates and certificates of other relevant achievements
  • copies of any publications
  • official transcript of records for other university studies which are not included in the mandatory part of the application

The application should explain the full educational history of the applicant. If you have started or completed other studies in addition to the Bachelor's degree mentioned above, please provide also the official transcripts and possible degree certificates of those. If you have work experience or other activities or achievements that support your application, please include certificates or other proof in the application. If you have publications, include copies or permanent web links to them. Use the CV and motivation letter to provide a summary of your personal history, achievements and objectives and other points that you find important for the application.

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.

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Last updated January 5, 2018
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Aug. 2018
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2 years
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15,000 EUR
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