The Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering empowers students to follow their interests in the field and become experts with versatile skillsets.
Today's society relies on mechanical engineering for effective and safe solutions everywhere. The field covers a wide range of activities and technology sectors, from energy and transportation to medical devices and environmental protection. There is no shortage of tasks, challenges, and opportunities where mechanical engineers create innovative solutions. Mechanical engineering applies to everything from the smallest components to the largest assemblies, resulting in a persistent demand for mechanical engineering expertise.
Aalto University's Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering builds upon a thorough understanding of core mechanics subjects, which is complemented through advanced studies. Studies provide a solid engineering basis for working in an international, competitive and highly innovative environment.
The programme is flexible and versatile, offering many possibilities for specialisation or multidisciplinary combination as well as support in plotting your personal study path. Our teaching is based on problem-based learning, often solving practical real-world cases in co-operation with industry. The finished degree opens doors to a multitude of career paths in consulting, design, product development, research and management, or to a postgraduate position within Aalto University.
Specialisation in the programme is offered through advanced studies courses, which are organised into topic groups. You may follow pre-defined study paths within those topics or pick a less conventional mix of courses in accordance with your individual profile. To help you plan your studies, we offer a comprehensive system of academic support.
- Arctic Technology
- Engineering Materials
- Product Development
- Production Engineering
- Solid Mechanics
- Marine Technology
The programme begins with a project course in which you tackle a prototypical mechanical engineering problem. Over the course's duration, you will work and learn as a team and construct your individualised professional profile as a mechanical engineer. This profile forms the basis for your study path going forward. The project course is part of the 30 credits of common studies in the programme.
In addition, you choose 30 credits of advanced studies in the field to build your own area of expertise. 30 credits of elective studies are also included, to be chosen from within or beyond mechanical engineering. The master's thesis completes the programme.
Aalto University's student selection process is competitive and paper-based. Applications that pass the eligibility check (administrative evaluation) conducted by Aalto University Admissions Services proceed to the school's programme-specific academic evaluation.
The following are used as criteria for academic evaluation:
- university/higher education institution; recognized for high quality of education and research
- degree and relevance of studies; suit very well or excellent to the study option
- academic performance; need to be mainly very good or excellent
- motivation and commitment to the programme; should be clearly in connection with the study option
Applicants are expected to hold a high-quality bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.