Aalto University

Introduction
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Welcome to Aalto University

Be a Game Changer. Do you want to create something unique? Change the society, develop a new innovation – or a whole new industry?

At Aalto University, we believe in curiosity and we encourage our students to explore the unknown and do things in a totally new way. We offer the highest level of education in business, art and design, architecture, and technology in Finland.

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

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for Bachelor and Master programmes taught in English from 1 August 2017 onwards are subject to annual fees for non-EU/EEA citizens. Programmes taught in Finnish or Swedish are free of charge for all students.

The tuition fees range from EUR 12 000 to EUR 15 000 per academic year depending on the programme:

  • EUR 12 000 per academic year for the International Business BScBA degree programme;
  • EUR 15 000 per academic year for study options leading to a master's degree.

International joint degree programmes have their own tuition fees and scholarship schemes. For more information, please visit the programmes' webpage: http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/education/international_double_degree_programmes/

Scholarships

There are several ways to fund your studies at Aalto University. Prospective non-EU/EEA students applying to Aalto University Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes as well as Nordic Master programmes are eligible to apply for scholarships awarded from the Aalto University Scholarship programme. Certain international joint degree programmes have their own tuition fees and scholarship schemes. There are also some possibilities to apply for a scholarship outside Aalto University.

Aalto University Scholarship Programme

Aalto University Scholarship programme seeks to recognize talented non-EU/EEA students across the world by awarding academic excellence. Scholarships may cover 50% or 100% of the tuition fee. The number of scholarships awarded is limited and depends on the budget available to the programme.

Aalto University is also building an incentive scholarship system in which an additional waiver will be rewarded to students who have made good progress in their studies.

Applicants apply for the scholarships at the same time they apply for their preferred study options with the same application form. The scholarship decision is given together with the admission decision. The decisions on the awarded scholarships are made on the basis of the academic merits of the students selected to study in the programmes.

At the moment, Aalto University does not offer any scholarships to cover living costs in Finland. Students are expected to cover all living expenses (app. EUR 800 per month) and other study related costs from their own financial resources. Scholarship recipients must still be able to fund their living costs, as per the requirements of the Finnish Immigration Service. Students who were selected during the application period 2016 to English-taught bachelor’s or master’s programmes will not be required to pay tuition fees and cannot apply for scholarships.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Finnish
  • Swedish

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MSc

Master of Science in Accounting

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Programme in Accounting provides students with in-depth expertise in the production and use of financial information. Accounting is an invaluable tool for finding financially sound, workable solutions to often complex and ambiguous managerial challenges. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Accounting provides students with in-depth expertise in the production and use of financial information. 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. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. 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. Contact information Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki [-]

Master of Science in Advanced Energy Solutions - Industrial Energy Processes and Sustainability

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Interested in career in energy for our society? Want to be involved in development of rapidly-changing, future energy systems? Master Program in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you. [+]

Interested in career in energy for our society? Want to be involved in development of rapidly-changing, future energy systems? Master Program in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you. There is an ongoing transition towards sustainable energy which combines smartness, flexibility and environmental performance with a customer acceptance and engagement. New energy system will be a complex combination of central and local resources. This calls for new thinking of primary sources, production, markets, transmission, use and customers as producer-consumers (prosumers). The program has four majors. In each of them, you will be provided a solid theoretical background, complimented with interdisciplinary studies to broaden and deepen the understanding of energy challenges in our society. The major Industrial Energy Processes and Sustainability will address fundamental chemical engineering knowledge and unit operations involved in chemical processes integrated to energy storage, energy conversion, recycling technologies and sustainability. This includes thermodynamics, mass and energy balances on reacting systems, chemical equilibria, chemical kinetics, catalysis, role of interphase and intraphase heat and mass transfer. Modelling and simulation has an important role in the analysis and design of energy processes. The other majors of the Advanced Energy Solutions are: Energy in Buildings and Built Environment Energy Systems and Markets Energy Conversion Processes Structure of the Degree Master of Science (Technology) degree is 120 ECTS credits. The degree consists of major studies, master´s thesis and elective studies. All the major subjects have a common module, the contents of which is from 15 to 20 credits, depending on the major in question. The main purpose of the common module is to give the student the basic understanding of energy systems and energy markets, and on the other hand there is a purpose to give the same starting point for all students regardless their previous back ground. The Major subjects will give main specializations for the students. The rest of the major contains typically 20-30 credits of mandatory courses of specialization, and the rest are elective studies of taken from a given list of courses. The elective studies 25 cr can be totally freely selected, or they can constitute a minor subject, according to the student´s preference. Master´s thesis of 30 cr then concludes the degree. Admission requirements Applicants to the program must first meet the general eligibility criteria and language requirements common to all Master’s programs in Advanced Energy Solutions. The major Industrial Energy Processes and Sustainability, coordinated 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 major is evaluated. The best applicants are granted admission. The selection of students is primarily based on the application documents. Not all eligible applicants will necessarily be admitted, CHEM major 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. Content of the previous degree B.Sc. or equivalent degree in the natural sciences or engineering of a relevant field. Relevant degrees are e.g. in the fields of process and chemical engineering, process systems engineering, oil and gas engineering, energy technology or pulp and paper engineering. Strong background in chemistry and other natural sciences is required. This Master’s programme should provide genuinely new knowledge and enhance the career prospects of the applicant. Thus, applicants who already have a Master’s degree in the closely related field will only be accepted onto the programme for very specific reasons. These reasons must be stated in the application. Study success The applicant's success in previous studies (those that give basis for applying into the programme) will be evaluated based on the grade point average (GPA) and results in key courses. Preference is given to students with a GPA average equivalent to minimum of 3.0 (on a scale 1.0-5.0). The time taken to complete previous studies will also be taken into account. Applicants, who have previously studied at Aalto University, e.g. as exchange students, will also be evaluated according to the grades in those studies and the number of credits obtained in comparison to the time taken for completion. Recognition and quality of the home university The applicant's previous degree will be evaluated based on the recognition and quality of the university. Motivation and commitment The applicant must demonstrate genuine motivation to study the chosen field and be committed to full-time studies with a plan to complete the Master's degree in two years’ time. The applicant is required to inform if applicant has a study right to another master or doctoral programme. Other relevant achievements The applicant's other relevant achievements may be considered if documented in the application. These can be, for example: experience of work in the field of the programme participation in scientific research which has led to publications, posters for applicants whose Bachelor's degree is from a Finnish university of applied sciences, prior completion of required complementary studies with good grades (transcript required) other previous studies (transcript required) Recommendation letter Max. two recommendation letters can be attached to the application. Language proficiency The applicant must meet the mandatory language requirements of Aalto university. Student must be able to demonstrate that he/she is able to effectively use English as a working language. The studies are conducted fully in English. Career Prospects The student is capable of acting as an expert of in at least one of the following, depending on the chosen major: new power and energy systems and markets, advanced energy and power production technologies, building and communal energy design and use, bioenergy or industrial energy processes. Typical employers are energy companies, energy-intensive industries, engineering and consultant companies as well as universities and research institutes. The graduates will able to apply of novel, adaptive and socially intelligent thinking and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration with well-trained project management skills for entrepreneurship initiatives concerning energy solutions. Tuition fees The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that. [-]

Master of Science in Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy Conversion Processes

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Interested in career in energy for our society? Want to be involved in development of rapidly-changing, future energy systems? Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you. [+]

Interested in career in energy for our society? Want to be involved in development of rapidly-changing, future energy systems? Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you. There is an ongoing transition towards sustainable energy which combines smartness, flexibility and environmental performance with a customer acceptance and engagement. New energy system will be a complex combination of central and local resources. This calls for new thinking of primary sources, production, markets, transmission, use and customers as producer-consumers (prosumers). The program has four majors. In each of them, You will be provided a solid theoretical background, complimented with interdisciplinary studies to broaden and deepen the understanding of energy challenges in our society. The major Sustainable Energy Conversion Processes has a key position concerning renewable and sustainable utilization of natural resources and bioenergy. Heat and power and nuclear energy related systems are key elements in this major. The major will offer a study path on computational methods, as well. The other majors of the Advanced Energy Solutions are: Industrial Energy Processes and sustainability Energy Systems and Markets Energy in Buildings and Built Environment Degree structure Master of Science (Technology) degree is 120 ECTS credits. The degree consists of major studies, master´s thesis and elective studies. All the major subjects have a common module, the contents of which is from 15 to 20 credits, depending on the major in question. The main purpose of the common module is to give the student the basic understanding of energy systems and energy markets, and on the other hand there is a purpose to give the same starting point for all students regardless their previous back ground. The Major subjects will give main specializations for the students. The rest of the major contains typically 20-30 credits of mandatory courses of specialization, and the rest are elective studies of taken from a given list of courses. The elective studies 25 cr can be totally freely selected, or they can constitute a minor subject, according to the student´s preference. Master´s thesis of 30 cr then concludes the degree. Student selection Applicants to the program must first meet the general eligibility criteria and language requirements common to all Master’s programs in Advanced Energy Solutions. The selection process for the major Sustainable Energy Conversion Processes is competitive and paper-based. Applications that pass the eligibility check of Aalto University Admissions Services (administrative evaluation) proceed to the programme specific academic evaluation. The following academic evaluation criteria applies to this major: Degree and institution of higher education Relevancy of studies Academic performance Motivation Academic evaluation is split into two phases In the first phase, the applicant’s degree that is used as grounds for the application and the related institution of higher education are evaluated. The applicant’s academic performance is evaluated, while any of the applicant’s other education that is attached to the application may also be evaluated. Criteria used to evaluate academic performance may include the time taken to complete the degree as well as the date of the degree’s completion. In the second phase, the acceptable applicants are ranked. A number of eligible applicants no greater than the allotted quota are admitted based on the academic evaluation. The most important criteria are the applicability of previous studies and academic performance in studies relevant to the study option. The aim is to admit only those applicants who have the required competence to begin studies without any supplementary studies. Career Prospects The student is capable of acting as an expert of in at least one of the following, depending on the chosen major: new power and energy systems and markets, advanced energy and power production technologies, building and communal energy design and use, bioenergy or industrial energy processes. Typical employers are energy companies, energy-intensive industries, engineering and consultant companies as well as universities and research institutes. The graduates will able to apply of novel, adaptive and socially intelligent thinking and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration with well-trained project management skills for entrepreneurship initiatives concerning energy solutions. [-]

Master of Science in Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Built Environment

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

There is an ongoing transition towards sustainable energy which combines smartness, flexibility and environmental performance with a customer acceptance and engagement. New energy system will be a complex combination of central and local resources. This calls for new thinking of primary sources, production, markets, transmission, use and customers as producer-consumers (prosumers). [+]

Interested in career in energy for our society? Want to be involved in development of rapidly-changing, future energy systems? Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you. There is an ongoing transition towards sustainable energy which combines smartness, flexibility and environmental performance with a customer acceptance and engagement. New energy system will be a complex combination of central and local resources. This calls for new thinking of primary sources, production, markets, transmission, use and customers as producer-consumers (prosumers). The program has four majors. In each of them, You will be provided a solid theoretical background, complimented with interdisciplinary studies to broaden and deepen the understanding of energy challenges in our society. The major Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Built Environment focuses on the new energy solutions for energy use, production and efficiency needed in buildings and communities. Already today, a great majority of the people are living in cities and urbanization is a continuing trend. Developing energy efficient buildings and cities is a huge challenge of today. This major will offer advanced courses with a focus on an efficient use of energy focus in the fields of building technology and design, communities, infrastructure, traffic, services and in the field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). The other majors of the Advanced Energy Solutions are: Industrial Energy Processes and Sustainability Energy Systems and Markets Energy Conversion Processes Degree structure Master of Science (Technology) degree is 120 ECTS credits. The degree consists of major studies, master´s thesis and elective studies. All the major subjects have a common module, the contents of which is from 15 to 20 credits, depending on the major in question. The main purpose of the common module is to give the student the basic understanding of energy systems and energy markets, and on the other hand there is a purpose to give the same starting point for all students regardless their previous back ground. The Major subjects will give main specializations for the students. The rest of the major contains typically 20-30 credits of mandatory courses of specialization, and the rest are elective studies of taken from a given list of courses.The elective studies 25 cr can be totally freely selected, or they can constitute a minor subject, according to the student´s preference. Master´s thesis of 30 cr then concludes the degree. Student selection Applicants to the program must first meet the general eligibility criteria and language requirements common to all Master’s programs in Advanced Energy Solutions. The selection process for the major Energy in Buildings and Built Environment is competitive and paper-based. Applications that pass the eligibility check of Aalto University Admissions Services (administrative evaluation) proceed to the programme specific academic evaluation. The following academic evaluation criteria applies to this major: Degree and institution of higher education Relevancy of studies Academic performance Motivation Academic evaluation is split into two phases In the first phase, the applicant’s degree that is used as grounds for the application and the related institution of higher education are evaluated. The applicant’s academic performance is evaluated, while any of the applicant’s other education that is attached to the application may also be evaluated. Criteria used to evaluate academic performance may include the time taken to complete the degree as well as the date of the degree’s completion. In the second phase, the acceptable applicants are ranked. A number of eligible applicants no greater than the allotted quota are admitted based on the academic evaluation. The most important criteria are the applicability of previous studies and academic performance in studies relevant to the study option. The aim is to admit only those applicants who have the required competence to begin studies without any supplementary studies. Career prospects The student is capable of acting as an expert of in at least one of the following, depending on the chosen major: new power and energy systems and markets, advanced energy and power production technologies, building and communal energy design and use, bioenergy or industrial energy processes. Typical employers are energy companies, energy-intensive industries, engineering and consultant companies as well as universities and research institutes. The graduates will able to apply of novel, adaptive and socially intelligent thinking and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration with well-trained project management skills for entrepreneurship initiatives concerning energy solutions. [-]

Master of Science in Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy Systems and Markets

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Master Program in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you. There is an ongoing transition towards sustainable energy which combines smartness, flexibility and environmental performance with a customer acceptance and engagement. New energy system will be a complex combination of central and local resources. This calls for new thinking of primary sources, production, markets, transmission, use and customers as producer-consumers (prosumers). [+]

Master Program in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you. There is an ongoing transition towards sustainable energy which combines smartness, flexibility and environmental performance with a customer acceptance and engagement. New energy system will be a complex combination of central and local resources. This calls for new thinking of primary sources, production, markets, transmission, use and customers as producer-consumers (prosumers). The program has four majors. In each of them, You will be provided a solid theoretical background, complimented with interdisciplinary studies to broaden and deepen the understanding of energy challenges in our society. Major Sustainable Energy Systems and Markets offers a firm theoretical base as well as practical tools and skills needed by engineers working on the field of energy systems. Integrating intermittent renewable sources, like solar, wind and wave energy, into the energy system is one of the main challenges of our sustainable future. This major offers the basic understanding of the energy systems, the main challenges faced by our energy solutions today and possible ways towards the sustainable future. The other majors of the Advanced Energy Solutions are: Energy in Buildings and Built Environment Industrial Energy Processes and sustainability Energy Conversion Processes N.B. The program will start for the first time in Fall 2017. Structure of the Degree Master of Science (Technology) degree is 120 ECTS credits. The degree consists of major studies, master´s thesis and elective studies. All the major subjects have a common module, the contents of which is from 15 to 20 credits, depending on the major in question. The main purpose of the common module is to give the student the basic understanding of energy systems and energy markets, and on the other hand there is a purpose to give the same starting point for all students regardless their previous back ground. The Major subjects will give main specializations for the students. The rest of the major contains typically 20-30 credits of mandatory courses of specialization, and the rest are elective studies of taken from a given list of courses. The elective studies 25 cr can be totally freely selected, or they can constitute a minor subject, according to the student´s preference. Master´s thesis of 30 cr then concludes the degree. Admission requirements Applicants to the program must first meet the general eligibility criteria and language requirements common to all Master’s programs in Advanced Energy Solutions. The following background knowledge is required for major “Energy Systems and Markets”. This knowledge is typically obtained by studying a Bachelor degree at a research university with Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automation, Control Engineering or Natural Sciences as Physics or Mathematics as a major subject. The major is coordinated by the School of Electrical Engineering and the selected students are admitted to this School. Required background subjects: programming skills physics and mathematics project and team work technical writing For applicants whose previous degree is in a subject other than Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automation or Control Engineering, it is critical to demonstrate the knowledge of the above areas 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. Career Prospects The student is capable of acting as an expert of in at least one of the following, depending on the chosen major: new power and energy systems and markets, advanced energy and power production technologies, building and communal energy design and use, bioenergy or industrial energy processes. Typical employers are energy companies, energy-intensive industries, engineering and consultant companies as well as universities and research institutes. The graduates will able to apply of novel, adaptive and socially intelligent thinking and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration with well-trained project management skills for entrepreneurship initiatives concerning energy solutions. [-]

Master of Science in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (EIT Raw Materials)

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Master's Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability, AMIS, will tackle the theme substitution of critical or toxic materials in products and for optimised performance. [+]

Acquire an understanding of the full raw materials value chain, and a mind-set for innovation & entrepreneurship focusing on sustainability. Master's Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability, AMIS, will tackle the theme substitution of critical or toxic materials in products and for optimised performance. It will also cover material chain optimisation for end-of-life products, and product and services design for the circular economy — all of which are central themes of the EIT Raw Materials. The primary focus of the adaptation is on metal and mineral raw materials. Bio-base and polymer materials are covered in view of their substitution potential and other materials in the context of multi-material product recycling. In addition, the AMIS programme includes a solid package of courses and project work in innovation and entrepreneurship. The mobility of the students is an integrated part of the programme and during the two-year programme, the students will study at two of the consortium partner universities. Upon completion of the programme, students will receive a double degree. The language of instruction is English. The AMIS programme will boost young professionals to become change agents with an entrepreneurship mindset able to safeguard the sustainability of EIT Raw Materials throughout the industrial and research landscape. University partners Grenoble Institut Polytechnique (GINP), France (Coordinator) Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany Aalto University, Finland University of Bordeaux, France University of Liege, Belgium Industrial partners ARKEMA ArcelorMittal Fraunhofer‐Gesellschaft Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Renouvelables (CEA) IMEC [-]

Master of Science in Architecture

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Architecture is a field of technology and of art. Architecture teaching combines knowledge-based professional material and artistic understanding and expression skills. [+]

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. 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. Evaluation criteria The final admission is based on the academic assessment. The evaluation process is competitive and the number of available study places is limited. The used criteria is as follows: The applicability of the previous degree, i.e. bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a well reputed 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. 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. The evaluation emphasis lies mainly on design drawings and other illustration material. It should be in paper form, easy to handle and no bigger than A3 size. 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. [-]

Master of Science in Automation and Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 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. 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. [+]

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 Non-EU/EEA students selected in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees 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 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 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. Required application documents In addition to the mandatory application documents, applicants to the AEE 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 fully explain the educational history of the applicant. If you have started or completed other studies in addition to the Bachelor's degree mentioned above, please also provide the official transcripts and other possible (degree) certificates for those. If you have work experience or other activities or achievements to support your application, please include certificates or other proof of these in the application. If you have publications, please 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 consider important for the application. [-]

Master of Science in Building Technology

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Master’s Programme in Building Technology offers students comprehensive academic and professional knowledge of the different disciplines within civil and structural engineering. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Building Technology offers students comprehensive academic and professional knowledge of the different disciplines within civil and structural engineering. Civil engineering plays a key role in creating safe and healthy built environments, which are essential elements of everyday life and well-being. Combining the global needs for energy efficiency and sustainability with the characteristics of a good living environment requires theoretical understanding, professional skills, and a broad-minded attitude. The programme deals with the design, construction, use, and maintenance of civil engineering structures, such as buildings and bridges. With its four main topics – structural engineering, building performance, construction management, and mineral-based materials – the programme provides students with knowledge and skills essential to the future careers in industry, research, education or authority. Based on the individual selections, the student can specialize in topics like building energy use, building services technology, repair and maintenance, indoor air quality and fire safety engineering. The programme strives for the development of working life skills like analytical and critical thinking, multidisciplinary teamwork and collaboration, and communication for scientific and technical professionals. The aspects of professional ethics and social and environmental responsibility are integrated into the studies. Degree structure The programme includes six courses (totalling 30 cr) of common core studies which form the autumn term of the first year. After the first term, students can specialise in a certain field of building technology or they can – by combining courses from different fields – acquire a good general understanding of engineering applications related to building technology. Technical knowledge will be deepened by selecting six courses (30 cr) from the packages of advanced courses offered by the study programme. The synthesis or specialisation of the studies can be further strengthened through 30 cr of elective studies, which may include the courses offered by the study programme or other courses within Aalto University. For the specialisation, the predefined courses will also be available for the students. The programme concludes with a master’s thesis of 30 cr, which is prepared individually. Master’s thesis (30 cr) The master’s thesis (30 cr) is a piece of applied research that includes not only the written thesis but also the maturity essay and a presentation. The key goal of the master’s thesis is solving a problem relevant to the field of study based on existing scientific knowledge in compliance with the principles of responsible conduct of research. The goal is to produce a scientific thesis. The master's thesis shall be written on a topic related to the advanced studies of the degree programme, agreed upon between the student and the supervising professor. A suitable topic can, for instance, be a research and development project carried out for a partner outside the university, or it can be connected to an ongoing research project of the department. The master’s thesis takes 6 months (fulltime) and it is an individual project. In the Master’s Programme in Building Technology the thesis can be, for example, an experimental or numerical study of the behavior of structures, a simulation of functionality of buildings or development of processes and operations in construction. Student selection The selection process is competitive and paper-based. Applications that pass the eligibility check of Aalto University Admissions Services (administrative evaluation) proceed to the 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 Career prospects As the need of civil engineers is undeniable for building and maintaining structures, there is a natural demand for professionals graduated in building technology. After graduation, students have typically worked with design, construction, project, and research tasks in the field of building technology. In later phases, duties may often be connected to the roles of advisor, administrator, manager or senior researcher. If not self-employed, a vast variety of possible employers can be found: national and international construction businesses as well as building materials industries. Positions also exist in the public sector, e.g. public administration, environmental organisations and institutions such as United Nations. [-]

Master of Science in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Biomass Refining

Campus Full time August 2017 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. Each innovation secures both our renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the future. [+]

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. Content and learning outcomes of the major Biomass Refining - Making bioeconomy real Biomass refining constitutes the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable products and energy. The key technological contents of the major is treatment of biomass with tailored mechanical, chemical, biochemical and thermochemical processes leading to selective and efficient fractionation of the biomass components into functional fractions, and further refining of the fractions to fibres, polymers, chemical compounds and fuels or their reactants. The focus point of the major is the physiological function and structure of plants as well as the reactivity of the chemical components of lignocellulosic biomass in the conversion processes. Great attention is paid to process integration modelling, taking into account recycling and waste management. This includes the development of an integrated, rational and transparent evaluation framework for sustainable assessments, such as Life Cycle Assessments (LCA). The major Biomass Refining applies knowledge of the fields of biotechnology, chemistry, and process technology. After graduating from the major, the students: are able to describe the global availability of biomass resources and can formulate scientifically justified arguments on the sustainable use of biomass. can give an overall description of biomass structure, from macro structural aspects to microscopic and molecular level the emphasis being on the plant cell wall architecture and the structure and interactions of lignocellulosic components (cellulose, lignin, hemicelluloses, resins and inorganic compounds). can identify the principal cellular organisms relevant inbiomass refining and describe and apply the principles and practices in (bio)catalysis and explain how biosynthesis of plant cell wall constituents and cellular metabolites proceeds. can model and simulate mass and energy phenomena in multiphase systems and are able to calculate material and energy balances of complex systems. have thorough knowledge of the separation methods used in biomass refining, and based on this knowledge can formulate suggestions for practical applications. can predict and describe chemical reactions of biomass components in different conditions and can design and perform experiments to test the hypotheses. can give detailed scientific and technical descriptions on the industrial-scale mechanical, thermo-chemical, chemical, and biochemical methods for biomass fractionation into platforms (carbohydrates, lignin, extractives). are able to suggest feasible and sustainable production schemes for value-added products from the platforms, including LCA analysis of the products. can perform biomass fractionation experiments in practice and can use the most relevant analytical methods and equipment for analysing and characterising the products. demonstrate an understanding of societal, economical, and environmental effects of engineering solutions. 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Master of Science in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Biotechnology

Campus Full time August 2017 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. Each innovation secures both our renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the future. [+]

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. Learning outcomes After graduating from the major Biotechnology, the students can: Perform molecular-level control, regulation and modeling of metabolic pathways and enzymatic reactions in many different types of prokaryotic (microbial) and eukaryotic (plant and animal cells) and natural raw materials. Analyze of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and perform genetic modification of different kinds of cells and make alternatives that can be used in novel applications such as synthetic biology Use engineering approaches (bioreactors, bioprocesses) for protein modifications in different types of cells which affects secretion, signaling and control of biochemical pathways, which have relevance in applications e.g. biomedicine, food, and sustainable development Quantify and model industrially important producer organisms and raw materials in bioreactors and suggest process developments in the Research and Development including generation of commercially interesting compound and innovations. Contribute to the research and advancement of highly specialized technologies such as synthetic biology, biomaterials science, cell and tissue engineering in a framework of ethical guidelines and professional standards. Complementary studies Students admitted to the Master's Programme in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering may be required to take complementary studies, max 20 credits. Complementary studies may not be included in the degree of Master of Science (Tech). The content and number of the complementary courses depend on your previous studies. The complementary studies will be set latest in September. [-]

Master of Science in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemical and Process Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 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. Each innovation secures both our renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the future. [+]

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. Content and learning outcomes of the major From natural sciences to sustainable and profitable chemical process industries The Chemical Engineering major is based on a multi-scale perspective to underlying physical and chemical phenomena in chemical processes. It starts with molecular level origins of relevant phenomena, explains how processing unit level models and design practices emerge from them, and further considers integrated chemical plants and ultimately societal level effects. The emphasis is to educate engineers with a deep perspective on how natural sciences are applied with best engineering practices in Chemical Process Industries. The graduates of this major are capable of acting as chemical processing experts in various industries, are capable of evaluating designs and designing feasible and sustainable chemical processes with the help of modern tools. Learning outcomes Core scientific and engineering knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of transport phenomena (heat, mass and momentum transfer) in single and multiphase systems, and general knowledge of their molecular origin. Knowledge of mutual interactions of the relevant transport phenomena in chemical processes, and how processes should be designed to ensure desired fluid flow. Comprehensive knowledge of chemical kinetics and catalysis in various fields related to chemical process industries, such as in oil refining and petrochemicals, polymer reaction technology and biomaterial conversions. A general knowledge in the related fields, such as biocatalysis and metals production. Knowledge about applied thermodynamics, phase equilibrium and physical property calculations, and their relation to conversion and separation process design. Understand process dynamics, automation and control, and their connection to process design and integration. Understand societal, economical, and environmental effects of process and plant design decisions and responsibilities related to Chemical Engineering discipline. Core scientific and engineering skills (the students should be able to apply knowledge in these): Study experimentally reactor and separation process performance, operate them safely and in a controlled manner, gather and analyze data and evaluate process unit performance. Understand connection between various processing steps from a chemical production point of view. Model, analyze, design, and optimize chemical processes with the help of modern tools. Act as a chemical engineering expert in multidisciplinary groups of experts designing economically feasible, safe and environmentally friendly chemical plants. 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. Major specific criteria for academic evaluation Content of the previous degree B.Sc. or equivalent degree in the natural sciences or engineering of a relevant field. Relevant degrees are e.g. in the fields of chemical engineering, process systems engineering, oil and gas engineering, or energy technology. Strong background in chemistry and other natural sciences is required. This Master’s programme should provide genuinely new knowledge and enhance the career prospects of the applicant. Thus, applicants who already have a Master’s degree in the closely related field will only be accepted onto the programme for very specific reasons. These reasons must be stated in the application. Study success The applicant's success in previous studies (those that give basis for applying into the programme) will be evaluated based on the grade point average (GPA) and results in key courses. Preference is given to students with a GPA average equivalent to minimum of 3.0 (on a scale 5.0 max). The time taken to complete previous studies will also be taken into account. Applicants, who have previously studied at Aalto University, e.g. as exchange students, will also be evaluated according to the grades in those studies and the number of credits obtained in comparison to the time taken for completion. Recognition and quality of the home university The applicant's previous degree will be evaluated based on the recognition and quality of the university. Motivation and commitment The applicant must demonstrate genuine motivation to study the chosen field and be committed to full-time studies with a plan to complete the Master's degree in two years’ time. The applicant is required to inform if applicant has a study right to another master or doctoral programme. Other relevant achievements The applicant's other relevant achievements may be considered if documented in the application. These can be, for example: experience of work in the field of the programme participation in scientific research which has led to publications, posters for applicants whose Bachelor's degree is from a Finnish university of applied sciences, prior completion of required complementary studies with good grades (transcript required) other previous studies (transcript required) Recommendation letter Max. two recommendation letters can be attached to the application. Language proficiency The applicant must meet the mandatory language requirements of Aalto university. Student must be able to demonstrate that he/she is able to effectively use English as a working language. The studies are conducted fully in English. [-]

Master of Science in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemistry

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

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. [+]

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. Content and learning outcome of major Graduates of the Chemistry major have a strong knowledge of fundamental chemistry optionally enhanced with chemical engineering, materials science and polymer science expertise to enable them to work as experts and scientists in various branches of chemical and related industry. Education in the Chemistry major offers a strong scientific basis in fundamental chemistry, both in theory and practical skills. Molecular and quantum mechanical level description of matter and chemical reactions gives the foundation for further studies in different study paths. The organic and inorganic study paths provide good knowledge on synthesizing and analyzing organic or inorganic materials. The physical chemistry study path focuses on electrochemistry, transport phenomena and computational chemistry. Our inorganic chemistry group is one of the leading laboratories in layered materials synthesis in Europe. The organic chemistry group is internationally established in the field of asymmetric synthesis of natural products. The physical chemistry group exhibits a unique combination of electrochemistry and molecular modelling with applications to next generation batteries and hydrogen fuel economy; also thermodynamics and transport phenomena belong to its expertise. The analytical chemistry group is developing methods for chemical microdiagnosis. Learning outcomes Core competences in scientific and engineering knowledge: Knowledge of organic and inorganic materials and chemical reaction mechanisms to synthesize these materials. Knowledge of chemical equilibria and kinetics in various chemical reactions and knowledge of quantum mechanics related to the chemical bond and spectroscopy. Depending on the study path the major will offer comprehensive knowledge in: (organic chemistry) organic synthesis, especially asymmetric synthesis, ; natural product chemistry; organometallic chemistry, and structural analysis. To support synthesis, the module offers studies in enzymatic synthesis, flow chemistry and microwave synthesis. computer Computer aided methods for molecular design, synthesis design, and data analysis are involved in later stages of the curriculum. (inorganic and analytical chemistry) basics of materials chemistry: solid state chemistry phenomena and theories. Materials synthesis (polycrystalline, nanoparticles, single crystals, thin films), characterization techniques, and material functions (catalytic, conductive, magnetic, ferroelectric, thermoelectric, photonic). Modern analytical chemistry methods, especially miniaturized analytical systems. (physical chemistry) pure and applied electrochemistry and computational chemistry. The pure electrochemistry study path will offer comprehensive knowledge of transport phenomena and electrochemical processes and measurements. The applied electrochemistry path focuses, e.g. mainly on fuel cells and light weight batteries. The computational chemistry path will focus on molecular modelling. Core scientific and engineering skills (the students should be able to apply knowledge in these): All graduates from the program have a broad expertise in designing complex chemical projects. They can analyze the progress of the process and its products. The graduates can utilize new scientific knowledge in the chemical industry. The graduate can act as a chemistry expert in multidisciplinary groups of experts in the chemical industry. Graduates in organic chemistry can design organic synthesis syntheses for future technological solutions and analyze the synthesis products. Such skills are very useful in pharmaceutical, fine organic materialschemistry, and polymer industry. Graduates in inorganic chemistry are experts in materials chemistry. They can design materials synthesis procedures and analyze synthesis products. Graduates in physical chemistry can solve versatile problems related to mass or heat transfer, and plan, perform and interpret electrochemical measurements. They can participate in development of electrochemical processes and devices, and they can perform complex molecular simulations. 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. Major specific criteria for academic evaluation Content of the previous degree B.Sc. or equivalent degree in the natural sciences or engineering of a relevant field. Relevant degrees are e.g. in the fields of chemical engineering, process systems engineering, oil and gas engineering, or energy technology. Strong background in chemistry and other natural sciences is required. This Master’s programme should provide genuinely new knowledge and enhance the career prospects of the applicant. Thus, applicants who already have a Master’s degree in the closely related field will only be accepted onto the programme for very specific reasons. These reasons must be stated in the application. Study success The applicant's success in previous studies (those that give basis for applying into the programme) will be evaluated based on the grade point average (GPA) and results in key courses. Preference is given to students with a GPA average equivalent to minimum of 3.0 (on a scale 5.0 max). The time taken to complete previous studies will also be taken into account. Applicants, who have previously studied at Aalto University, e.g. as exchange students, will also be evaluated according to the grades in those studies and the number of credits obtained in comparison to the time taken for completion. Recognition and quality of the home university The applicant's previous degree will be evaluated based on the recognition and quality of the university. Motivation and commitment The applicant must demonstrate genuine motivation to study the chosen field and be committed to full-time studies with a plan to complete the Master's degree in two years’ time. The applicant is required to inform if applicant has a study right to another master or doctoral programme. Other relevant achievements The applicant's other relevant achievements may be considered if documented in the application. These can be, for example: experience of work in the field of the programme participation in scientific research which has led to publications, posters for applicants whose Bachelor's degree is from a Finnish university of applied sciences, prior completion of required complementary studies with good grades (transcript required) other previous studies (transcript required) Recommendation letter Max. two recommendation letters can be attached to the application. Language proficiency The applicant must meet the mandatory language requirements of Aalto university. Student must be able to demonstrate that he/she is able to effectively use English as a working language. The studies are conducted fully in English. [-]

Master of Science in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Fibre and Polymer Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

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 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. Content and learning outcomes of the major Fibres and polymers for a sustainable future Polymers are to be found in a great variety of everyday and high performance applications ranging from medical to aerospace. Fibres and fibre-based materials, including wood, paper and composites are also extremely widely used, in areas as diverse as fashion textiles and construction products. Both fibres and polymers as well as the materials manufactured from them can be derived from renewable as well as non-renewable resources. Current research is, for example, leading to new developments in plastics and resins derived from plants, whilst stiff and strong fibres are being ‘regenerated’ from cellulose derived from wood. These bio-based polymers and fibers will become increasingly important in a sustainable future. In addition to the advances in bio-based materials, the use of fossil-based polymeric materials and fibres continues to evolve quickly in the face of the challenges of resource efficiency and sustainable development. This rapidly evolving area of science and technology requires professionals who can work at the interface between different disciplines to meet future global challenges. The Fibre and Polymer Engineering major is built on a solid fundamental understanding of polymers, their synthesis, structure, processing and properties, as well as the structure and properties of fibres and the materials and products manufactured from them. In line with the strategic focus areas of the School of Chemical Technology, considerable emphasis is placed on fibres and polymers derived from bio-based feedstock. Students taking this major will concentrate, through course work, tailored projects and their final thesis, on one of three areas of specialization. These are i) wood-based materials and their applications, ii) web-structures and converted fibre products and iii) polymer science and technology. Students with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, materials science, pulp and paper technology or another suitable discipline are encouraged to apply. LEARNING OUTCOMES have a deep understanding of the fibre and polymer value chain, from raw material to customer-specific end products have a solid fundamental knowledge of polymers, their structure, processing and properties know how polymers are synthesized from bio-based as well as fossil-based precursors know how molecular structure controls the material properties of polymers derived therefrom knows the main fibre types, their production, properties and applications know the principle routes to isolate fiber from biomass feedstock and possess expertise in natural fibers, their composition, structure and behavior have specialized knowledge in the manufacture, properties and application of materials and products manufactured from fossil- as well as bio-based fibers and polymers can apply knowledge of surface chemistry in composite technology 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. Fibre and Polymer Engineering specific criteria for academic evaluation Content of the previous degree B.Sc. or equivalent degree in the natural sciences or engineering of a relevant field. Relevant degrees are e.g. in the fields of chemical technology, chemistry, polymer science/technology, fibre science/technology, pulp and paper technology or materials science. This major requires a strong background in chemistry. It is therefore expected that candidates are able to demonstrate adequate competency in this area. This Master’s programme should provide genuinely new knowledge and enhance the career prospects of the applicant. Thus, applicants who already have a Master’s degree in the closely related field will only be accepted onto the programme for very specific reasons. These reasons must be stated in the application. Study success The applicant's success in previous studies (those that give basis for applying into the programme) will be evaluated based on the grade point average (GPA) and results in key courses. Preference is given to students with a GPA average equivalent to minimum of 3.0 (on a scale 1.0-5.0). The time taken to complete previous studies will also be taken into account. Applicants, who have previously studied at Aalto University, e.g. as exchange students, will also be evaluated according to the grades in those studies and the number of credits obtained in comparison to the time taken for completion. Recognition and quality of the home university The applicant's previous degree will be evaluated based on the recognition and quality of the university. Motivation and commitment The applicant must demonstrate genuine motivation to study the chosen field and be committed to full-time studies with a plan to complete the Master's degree in two years’ time. The applicant is required to inform if applicant has a study right to another master or doctoral programme. Other relevant achievements The applicant's other relevant achievements may be considered if documented in the application. These can be, for example: experience of work in the field of the programme participation in scientific research which has led to publications, posters for applicants whose Bachelor's degree is from a Finnish university of applied sciences, prior completion of required complementary studies with good grades (transcript required) other previous studies (transcript required) Recommendation letter Max. two recommendation letters can be attached to the application. Language proficiency The applicant must meet the mandatory language requirements of Aalto university. Student must be able to demonstrate that he/she is able to effectively use English as a working language. The studies are conducted fully in English. [-]

Master of Science in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Functional Materials

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

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 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. Content and learning outcomes of the major Modern materials science – smart materials and devices The Functional Materials major is based on understanding of solid state physical and chemical principles and phenomena. It starts with atomic bonds, and proceeds to nanoscale phenomena and microstructure of matter and ends up in explaining the behavior of macroscopic materials. Based on physics and chemistry, functional materials major deals with real materials, balancing scientific principles with engineering practice and economic realities. Functional materials majors will find their jobs in R&D in academia and industry, and in production, procurement and quality control of materials, and as experts in demanding analytical positions. Companies working on electronics, nanotechnology, sensors and actuators, medical devices, and other materials intensive fields will hire functional materials graduates. The major is an excellent stepping stone into doctoral studies. Learning outcomes Core scientific and engineering knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of solid state structure and phenomena, including electrical, magnetic, optical, thermal behavior of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. Understanding on amorphous, polycrystalline and single crystalline materials, and comprehensive knowledge of the role of defects, microstructures, interfaces and surfaces on materials properties. Characterization of solid materials by various physical and chemical means. Deep knowledge about transformation processes, phase equilibria, precipitation, diffusion and aggregation and the ways of synthesizing new materials. Ability to evaluate materials properties and to understand engineering possibilities and limitations of new materials. These include composites, hybrid, biomimetic and nanomaterials, and active, functional, responsive and smart materials for sensing, actuation and self-repair. Understanding materials research and development in academia and industry, with aptitude to grasp the economic and environmental effects of new materials. Core scientific and engineering skills (the students should be able to apply knowledge in these): Deep understanding of designing, executing, analyzing and reporting experimental research. Mastery of conceptual, theoretical and experimental tools to predict, design and evaluate new materials. Strong analytical and critical faculties combined with solid scientific background to enable thorough evaluation of new materials and structures. The art of approximation and educated guesses. Ability to act as a materials expert with excellent communication skills, entrepreneurial spirit and problem solving skills that enable effective multidisciplinary team work with other experts. 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. Major specific criteria for academic evaluation Content of the previous degree B.Sc. or equivalent degree in the natural sciences or engineering of a relevant field. Relevant BSc degrees include e.g. materials science and engineering, physics, nanotechnology, chemistry, and metallurgy. Bachelors in electronics, polymer science, chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, and mechanical engineering may also be eligible. Students are expected to have strong background in university mathematics, physics and chemistry. Studies in materials science and materials physics are very much appreciated. Engineering basics (thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, strength of materials, instrumentation) are plusses. Practical laboratory courses must be included in the BSc. This Master’s programme should provide genuinely new knowledge and enhance the career prospects of the applicant. Thus, applicants who already have a Master’s degree in the closely related field will only be accepted into the programme for very specific reasons. These reasons must be stated in the application. Study success The applicant's success in previous studies (those that give basis for applying into the programme) will be evaluated based on the grade point average (GPA) and results in key courses. Preference is given to students with a GPA average equivalent to minimum of 3.0 (on a scale 5.0 max). The time taken to complete previous studies will also be taken into account. Applicants who have previously studied at Aalto University, e.g. as exchange students, will also be evaluated according to the grades in those studies and the number of credits obtained in comparison to the time taken for completion. Recognition and quality of the home university The applicant's previous degree will be evaluated based on the reputation and quality of the university. Motivation and commitment The applicant must demonstrate genuine motivation to study the chosen field and be committed to full-time studies with a plan to complete the Master's degree in two years’ time. The applicant is required to inform if applicant has a study right to another master or doctoral programme. It is important to state in the motivation letter all relevant scientific and personal reasons which make this particular master's programme the right choice. Other relevant achievements The applicant's other relevant achievements may be considered if documented in the application. These can be, for example: work experience in the field relevant to the programme participation in scientific research which has resulted in publications and presentations for applicants whose Bachelor's degree is from a Finnish university of applied sciences, prior completion of required complementary studies with good grades (transcript required) other previous studies (transcript required) Recommendation letter Max. two recommendation letters can be attached to the application. Language proficiency The applicant must meet the mandatory language requirements of Aalto university. Student must be able to demonstrate that he/she is able to effectively use English as a working language. The studies are conducted fully in English. [-]

Master of Science in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Sustainable Metals Processing

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

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 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. Major Sustainable Metals Processing Making the metals of the future The major Sustainable Metals Processing is a specialist field that deals with the extraction of metals and mineral products from primary and secondary resources through the application of scientific principles. Considered is the bigger cycle of materials linking rigorously to product design, material science, energy recovery and bio-materials. The (extractive metallurgy) major focuses in a multi-scale approach to the relevant physical and chemical phenomena in the processes. It covers atom-level basics of relevant phenomena, explains how unit process level models and design practices can be derived from them, and considers integrated metals extraction plants and their material flows. An important factor is sustainability of metals extraction and the system approach allowing the availability of metals over their life cycles. The aim is to educate engineers with a deep understanding on how sciences are applied with engineering skills in the metallurgical industries. They will act as metallurgical processing experts in various industries, are capable of evaluating equipment and process designs and designing feasible as well as sustainable metals extraction processes with the help of numeric simulation tools. Learning Outcomes The core scientific and engineering knowledge to be obtained: Adequate knowledge of transport phenomena in homogeneous, heterogeneous and particulate systems, and a general knowledge of their atom-level origins; knowledge of their mutual interactions in extraction and refining operations and how their equipment and processes are designed. Adequate knowledge of chemical kinetics in various fields related to metallurgical processing industries. Knowledge about chemical thermodynamic, phase equilibrium and property calculations. Understanding on chemical equilibria, process dynamics, system engineering and their connections to process design, the best practices and flow-sheet integration. Understanding on societal, economic and environmental impacts to process designs and responsibilities related to metal making on the basis of system engineering. Core scientific and engineering skills to be developed: System engineering and its connections to process design, the best practices and flow-sheet integration thus quantified sustainability linking product design and geology to metal production while also considering links to energy recovery as well as water recycling. Study experimentally metals extraction reactors and unit processes at low and high temperatures, gather data and evaluate process performance. Model, develop and optimize production equipment, processes and plants with the help of numerical tools. Act as metallurgical engineering expert in multidisciplinary groups developing feasible metals extraction processes, equipment and plants. 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. Major specific criteria for academic evaluation Content of the previous degree B.Sc. or equivalent degree in the natural sciences or engineering of a relevant field. B.Sc. or equivalent degree in engineering in for example process and chemical engineering, minerals engineering, metallurgy, materials science, or chemistry. Preference is given to candidates with strong background in sciences in combination with the above. This Master’s programme should provide genuinely new knowledge and enhance the career prospects of the applicant. Thus, applicants who already have a Master’s degree in the closely related field will only be accepted onto the programme for very specific reasons. These reasons must be stated in the application. Study success The applicant's success in previous studies (those that give basis for applying into the programme) will be evaluated based on the grade point average (GPA) and results in key courses. Preference is given to students with a GPA average equivalent to minimum of 3.0 (on a scale 1.0-5.0). The time taken to complete previous studies will also be taken into account. Applicants, who have previously studied at Aalto University, e.g. as exchange students, will also be evaluated according to the grades in those studies and the number of credits obtained in comparison to the time taken for completion. Recognition and quality of the home university The applicant's previous degree will be evaluated based on the recognition and quality of the university. Motivation and commitment The applicant must demonstrate genuine motivation to study the chosen field and be committed to full-time studies with a plan to complete the Master's degree in two years’ time. The applicant is required to inform if applicant has a study right to another master or doctoral programme. Other relevant achievements The applicant's other relevant achievements may be considered if documented in the application. These can be, for example: experience of work in the field of the programme ... [-]

Master of Science in Cold Climate Engineering (Nordic Master)

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering is the first comprehensive master’s programme in cold climate engineering in Europe and gives the students a unique possibility to do field work and projects in Greenland or Svalbard. [+]

The Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering is the first comprehensive master’s programme in cold climate engineering in Europe and gives the students a unique possibility to do field work and projects in Greenland or Svalbard. The Arctic is a place unlike anywhere else. The ecosystem is fragile, the weather can be challenging and the infrastructure is scarce. These conditions make high demands on engineers working here.By actually going to the Arctic Svalbard or Greenland and applying their skills, the graduates get valuable first-hand insight into working as an engineer in one of the most challenging areas of the world. Cold climate engineering has an increasingly important role to play in order to ensure a sustainable development of the Arctic. New shipping routes as well as mining possibilities are emerging in the region. The development of new industry in the Arctic region is intensifying fast and the industry now demands engineers who have specific Arctic competencies. Graduates from the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering will have the skills necessary to meet the demands of the industry as well to work in the fragile Arctic environment. Programme The main focus of the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering is to give the students a profound understanding of how the obtained specializations can be applied in jobs as researchers, consulting or practising engineers in the Arctic. All graduates will have the ability to work within a team of experts having different international backgrounds such as education, values, language, culture, etc.. and have a profound understanding of the challenging Arctic environment. The teaching methods will include lectures, assignments, field work, laboratory work and project work. Theory is supported by experimental work and modelling, which are used intensively, and also depending on the track. Specialization The programme consists of three specialised study tracks: Land Track: Focus on Arctic geoengineering (DTU and NTNU) Sea Track: Focus on Arctic ships and offshore structures (NTNU and Aalto) Space Track: Focus on mapping and observing the Arctic (DTU and Aalto) You´ll find more information on study tracks and curricula on the programmes own website Career Studying abroad jump-starts your career as employers are always looking for graduates with an international outlook and intercultural competencies. Upon graduation you may be eligible to enter a PhD programme at any of the participating universities, but you are also qualitied for demanding positions in industry. Career opportunities As a Cold Climate Engineering graduate you will typically be employed at consulting, design, surveying and construction companies, mining industry, oil companies, governmental bodies, or at research institutes and universities, which have activities related to the Arctic. Your role may be that of chief executive, development manager, team manager, consultant, specialist, or researcher. General Admission Requirements You must indicate in your application which study track you wish to follow and submit a draft study plan. You must apply directly to the university where you wish to study for the first year of the study track. The common admission requirements are divided into three categories: Degree requirements Academic prerequisites Language requirements Motivation letter All applicants must write a motivation letter as part of the application. For the Land and Sea tracks the motivation letter must include a passage describing your expectations to spending one or more semesters in Greenland or Svalbard. Degree Requirements Students applying for the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering must have obtained a Bachelor's (BSc) Degree corresponding to a minimum 180 ECTS credits. Students in their final year of their bachelor’s studies are eligible to apply, provided they complete their BSc by the start of the program. English language requirements 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). English language test exemptions: 1. Applicants who have completed a university degree instructed in English at a university that is physically located in one of the following countries: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand 2. Applicants who have completed at least a 3-year degree instructed in English in an EU/EEA country. 3. Applicants with upper secondary education and a Bachelor’s degree (issued or ongoing if the applicant is currently enrolled in the last semester) from a Nordic country shall provide proof of English proficiency, for example by providing transcripts from their upper secondary education. [-]

Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The major in Acoustics and Audio Technology gives fundamental knowledge about acoustical phenomena, human hearing and audio technologies, and also facilitates the students to apply the knowledge in practice. Acoustics and Audio Technology is one of the eight majors offered in the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS). [+]

The major in Acoustics and Audio Technology gives fundamental knowledge about acoustical phenomena, human hearing and audio technologies, and also facilitates the students to apply the knowledge in practice. Acoustics and Audio Technology is one of the eight majors offered in the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS). The target of the major is that the students could use their learning outcome flexibly in different tasks in industry and in academia. For example, the student should know why and how modern lossy audio codecs (mp3, AAC) work, or he/she should be able to measure, understand the perceptual aspects, and design the acoustics of a class room or a noise barrier. Some exemplar fields where the students are foreseen to be competent are sound recording and reproduction, audio coding, music technology, acoustic measurements, active noise cancellation, audio signal processing, room and building acoustics, and environmental noise. We are looking for students who are interested in music, hearing, aided hearing, sound reproduction, or sound in general. To succeed in our curriculum, your Bachelor studies should contain basic university physics, mathematics and digital signal processing. Study programme The studies (120 ECTS credits) consist of a major subject studies, Master´s thesis (30 ECTS) and elective studies (25-35 ECTS). Acoustics and Audio Technolog major can be taken either as a long (55-65 ECTS) or a compact (40-45 ECTS) major. Communication acoustics: developing techniques for human listeners The course is a very broad introduction to all other courses in the major. How do we hear sounds, and which properties of surrounding world do we decode by listening? How to design audio reproduction that it best suites human hearing? Can we measure the intelligibility of public address in a metro station? Can we estimate how “sharp” a sound is perceived? The lectures and the book cover answers to these questions. In the project work the students get hands-on experience in a simplified, but broad and practical, task. The groups will collect interesting sounds from their environment, and arrange formal listening test to quantify them in perception. A simple computational model of hearing is built, which then used to explain the listening test results. Audio signal processing: Manipulating sound with maths! The audio signal processing course provides a broad understanding of the technical and creative aspects behind digital signal processing in the fields of audio, acoustics, and music technology. The course covers a wide range of topics ranging from electronic musical instruments to the theory behind celebrated vintage and state-of-the-art audio effects. By means of open-ended assignments, students will be able to get hands-on experience and explore the fantastic possibilities of digital processing of sound. Learning electroacoustics by doing: hi-fi loudspeakers from lo-fi materials The electroacoustics course gives a wide view to the working and design principles of loudspeakers and microphones. Introductory lectures and homework are followed by presentations from industry experts. The students also get a chance to design and build as good loudspeakers as possible from elements commonly used in industry. The solutions can be creative, and the students learn how to tackle practical problems when transferring electric signals into acoustic waves. Career opportunities Audio DSP engineer in a big international firm, such as Nokia, Huawei, Microsoft, Apple, or Dolby Acoustical consultant working in the field of environmental noise or building acoustics Acoustics/noise expert in heavy industry, such as ABB, Kone or Wartsila Product development in small-scale firms and startup companies Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Programme-specific admission requirements Applicants to the programme must first meet the 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, software engineering, communications engineering, or electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as information systems, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics or physics will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge in the required areas. Required background mathematics (linear algebra, Fourier analysis, probability theory, and statistics) physics (classical physics and mechanics) digital signal processing applied signal processing (audio and speech processing) programming skills Knowledge of the following areas is considered an advantage: music or musical instruments recording, mixing, and reproduction of sound design and building of audio equipment Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants are requested to provide the following, additional documents: at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic) course descriptions of courses taken in relevant subject areas (see the subject list above) 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 GRE or GMAT test results, if available The application should explain full educational history of the applicant. Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. For purposes of study guidance, the applicants are asked to indicate already on the motivation letter which track they wish to follow. Also additional application documents described above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, and publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Communications Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Communications Engineering major focuses on communications and networking technology, networking business, and human centric communications. Depending on your interest, you can focus the studies more towards Internet Technologies, Wireless Communications or Communications Ecosystem. [+]

Information and communications technology (ICT) is in the forefront of digital revolution, which is radically transforming the world as we know it. There is a constant need for well-rounded communications engineers with great knowledge of the technology fundamentals, in-depth programming skills, and solid understanding of the business dynamics. At Aalto you can become a true game changer in the field. Study programme Communications Engineering major focuses on communications and networking technology, networking business, and human centric communications. Depending on your interest, you can focus the studies more towards Internet Technologies, Wireless Communications or Communications Ecosystem. Wireless Communications: You will learn about modern wireless communication system architectures (LTE, 5G), signal processing methods, resource control methods and the related spectrum management issues. You also get hands on experience with state of art laboratory equipment and can get involved with software defined radio based implementation and experimentation work. Internet Technologies: You will learn how the Internet really works and evolves, and how to design and implement new protocols and services, and secure your network. We cover fixed, mobile, corporate and wide area networks and their use for current and future applications. You will also learn how the networks can be virtualized. Communications Ecosystem: You will learn about operator business, to conduct techno-economic analysis of communications systems and services and to understand the end-user needs and behaviour. You can also focus on user interface design. Multi-disciplinary everywhere In the world of networks, everything becomes intertwined: security, business, usability... That's why the multidisciplinary approach of Aalto University guarantees you an interesting study environment. You can do research that's not only theoretical, but also spawns exciting new real-world applications. Excellent testbed facilities Our research covers all the OSI layers of communications systems as well as the theoretical foundations and techno-economical and usability aspects of the technology. We have excellent testbed facilities and we are able to experiment with all parts of communications systems including radio access networks and mobile core networks. This is our strength compared to many other academic institutions. Encouraging international atmosphere You can enjoy a truly international environment. Our staff and students come from around the world and we have long tradition with teaching in English for different cultures.Also the Finnish ICT sector as a whole is very international and many of our foreign students have found their dream careers here. Career opportunities Finland is an especially good place for studying Communications Engineering since the telecom cluster has a strong position. Almost all major equipment manufacturers (Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, Coriant, Airbus Defence and Space, etc.) are present in Finland. We also have a very strong ICT industry in general. Besides the telecom sector, you can find successful career paths in other industrial sectors and governmental organizations. Leader in industry collaboration Aalto University is among the top ranked universities of the world when it comes to industry collaboration. As a graduate you can leverage on our connections. Aalto Industrial Internet Campus offers you the possibility to network with students from other engineering disciplines and prestigious industrial partners. Appreciated PhDs for universities and industry Some of our graduates continue with their education after graduating towards doctoral degree either in Finland or abroad. Our PhD alumni are appreciated in top universities around the globe as well as in industry seeking for senior R&D personnel. Build the startup of your dreams? Aalto University supports entrepreneurship and startups in various ways. Our new business incubators, hubs, courses and communities have already helped over 500 startups grow their wings. If you wish to become an entrepreneur, Aalto is the place for you. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Programme-specific admission requirements Applicants to the programme must first meet the 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, software engineering, communications engineering, or electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as information systems, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics or physics will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge in the required areas. Required background: mathematics (linear algebra, calculus, probability theory, statistics) programming skills algorithms and data structures software engineering signal processing Knowledge of the following areas is considered an advantage: speech and language processing pattern recognition machine learning project and team work Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants are requested to provide the following, additional documents: at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic) course descriptions of courses taken in relevant subject areas (see the subject list above) 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 GRE or GMAT test results, if available The application should explain full educational history of the applicant. Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. For purposes of study guidance, the applicants are asked to indicate already on the motivation letter which track they wish to follow. Also additional application documents described above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, and publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Master's degree in Computer Science gives you an opportunity to change the world. Software is essential part of industry, commerce, healthcare, media, and even art. New innovations are often based on new technologies, such as cloud computing, web, and big data. [+]

Study an all-round degree in Computer Science and get the opportunity to influence the future! Master's degree in Computer Science gives you an opportunity to change the world. Software is essential part of industry, commerce, healthcare, media, and even art. New innovations are often based on new technologies, such as cloud computing, web, and big data. In the the Department of Computer Science all master level courses are taught in English. We believe in flexibility: students can build their own study plans consisting of core and specialization courses. The core courses give you a strong foundation in algorithms, computer graphics, machine learning, operating systems, security, user interfaces, web software development, etc. The specialization courses are divided into five tracks. Computer Science is one of the eight majors offered in the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS). Studies in the programme are based on both the latest scientific research and industrial state-of-the-art. Study programme As a student majoring in Computer Science, you can select five courses from the following: Computational User Interface Design Computer Graphics Discrete Models and Search Information Security Machine Learning: Basic Principles Operating Systems Principles of Algorithmic Techniques Web Software Development In addition, you can select one of the tracks described below. Algorithms, Logic, and Computation Big Data and Large-Scale Computing Interactive Technologies Software Systems and Technologies Web Technologies, Applications, and Science The studies (120 ECTS credits) consist of a major subject studies, Master´s thesis (30 ECTS) and elective studies (25-35 ECTS). The Computer Science major is available in two forms, short and long. The short major (40-45 ECTS) includes a minor subject (20-25 ECTS) from other fields of Aalto University or from other university. In the long major (55-65 ECTS), a student chooses courses from different fields of computer science. Multidisciplinary degree All computer science students can acquire excellent programming skills at Aalto. Aalto University also offers an unique opportunity for multidisciplinary studies by combining technology, business, and design. As a future computer science professional, it is recommended to include studies from other fields either as elective studies or a minor. Entrepreneurial mindset Application and service development in computer science is usually customer driven. Development is often done in small teams and networks crossing company boundaries whether you work in a large enterprise or a small startup. Thus, entrepreneurial mindset is a great asset. Together with Aalto Ventures Program, the programme offers entrepreneurial courses targeted especially for computer science students. Global networks Computer science is extremely international. Large companies are multinational and even smaller startups often aim directly to the international market. The programme promotes student mobility and mixes Finnish and international students on all courses, helping to build global networks. The programme works in collaboration with top international partner universities. Career opportunities Most Computer Science students write their Master’s thesis with salary in industry and continue working in the same company after graduation. Typical job titles 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, Cloud Architect. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. Further information on the tuition fees and scholarships offered can be found here. The Department of Computer Science invites the exceptionally qualified Master's students of all nationalities to join the departments’ Honours programme. Students admitted to the Honours programme are associated to one of the department's research groups, and will have the opportunity for part-time, research-related employment during the semesters. All selected 1st year students are automatically considered for the Honours positions, and there is no separate application process. Students selected to the Honours programme will be contacted individually. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Programme-specific admission requirements The joint admission criteria to the Computer, Communication and Information Sciences programme is a high quality Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, communications engineering, or electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as information systems, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics or physics will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge according to the requirements. The required background for Computer Science major includes sufficient skills in: mathematics (linear algebra, calculus, probability theory, statistics, and discrete mathematics) good programming skills algorithms and data structures databases theory of computing computer networks software engineering project and team work Knowledge of at least some of the following areas is considered an advantage: additional knowledge of mathematical methods computer graphics operating systems web programming advanced algorithms mathematical logic artificial intelligence verification and testing information security and cryptography distributed computing embedded systems concurrent programming Students chosen 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 Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Game Design and Production

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Game Design and Production is a multidisciplinary major that tightly integrates students from different backgrounds. Hands on with minds on – create and analyze games, experiment with new technologies and design approaches, and meet brilliant people with whom to build the future. [+]

Do you dream of being a game-changer in one of today's hottest industries? Game Design and Production is a multidisciplinary major that tightly integrates students from different backgrounds. Hands on with minds on – create and analyze games, experiment with new technologies and design approaches, and meet brilliant people with whom to build the future. At the School of Science, Game Design and Production is one of the eight majors offered in the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS). Studies in the programme are based on both the latest scientific research and industrial state-of-the-art. Learning outcomes The Game Design and Production major is organized in collaboration with Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS). Apply through the CCIS path if you want to graduate as a M.Sc. and throught ARTS if you want a M.A. degree. The M.Sc. degree has more technical courses on topics such as computer graphics and artificial intelligence. Multidisciplinarity is emphasized by the highly diverse backgrounds of students – one can apply with any Bachelor’s degree, and the students include programmers, 3d artists, animators, creative writers, architects, and even psychologists. The major is also flexible in terms of elective studies. You can include courses ranging from core computer science to animation and interactive storytelling. In addition to a deep understanding of games, graduates will have a portfolio of completed projects, which helps in getting into the games industry. Career opportunities The profiles of the graduates include e.g. Game programmer, Game designer and Game studio founder. Our best student games such as Pako and Shadow Bug have enjoyed worldwide success and critical acclaim. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. The Department of Computer Science invites the exceptionally qualified Master's students of all nationalities to join the departments’ Honours programme. Students admitted to the Honours programme are associated to one of the department's research groups, and will have the opportunity for part-time, research-related employment during the semesters. All selected 1st year students are automatically considered for the Honours positions, and there is no separate application process. Students selected to the Honours programme will be contacted individually. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Programme-specific admission requirements The joint admission criteria to the Computer, Communication and Information Sciences programme is a high quality Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, communications engineering, or electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as information systems, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics or physics will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge according to the requirements. The required background for Game Design and Production major includes sufficient skills in: mathematics (linear algebra, calculus, probability theory, statistics, and discrete mathematics) good programming skills algorithms and data structures databases theory of computing computer networks software engineering project and team work Knowledge of the following areas is considered an advantage: game design audiovisual design and production skills (3D modeling, 2D art, sound design, video editing) participation in game projects and jams Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants to the CCIS programme are requested to provide the following, additional documents: at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic) course descriptions of courses taken in relevant subject areas (see the subject list above) 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 GRE or GMAT test results, if available The application should explain full educational history of the applicant. Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. Also additional application documents described above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, and publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Machine Learning and Data Mining

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Machine learning is one of the strong points of Aalto University. This solid education in modern computational data analysis gives you excellent opportunities for a career in research institutions or in the private sector in the rapidly developing fields of machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence. [+]

Do you want to build the future of intelligent machines? Machine learning is one of the strong points of Aalto University. This solid education in modern computational data analysis gives you excellent opportunities for a career in research institutions or in the private sector in the rapidly developing fields of machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence. Even more importantly, machine learning is simply challenging and interesting - what could be better than solving exciting and important problems with rapidly developing new combinations of mathematics, statistics, and computer science? The methods of machine learning and data mining are applicable and needed in a wide variety of fields ranging from process industry to data science. Recent spearhead application areas include bioinformatics, computational astrophysics, biology, and medicine, interactive technologies, information retrieval, information visualization, neuroinformatics, and social-network analysis. Machine Learning and Data Mining (Macadamia) is one of the eight majors offered in the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS). Macadamia Doctoral Track In addition to normal Master’s programme, Macadamia will be offered as a doctoral track in the academic year 2017-2018. Doctoral track means that some of the students selected to the Macadamia major can have their studies tailored towards a research career and can start working towards PhD in one of the department’s research groups already during their Master studies. The applicants are asked to indicate their interest in entering the doctoral track in their application's motivation letter. Learning outcomes The major in Machine Learning and Data Mining (Macadamia) covers a wide range of topics in modern computational data analysis and modelling methodologies. A Macadamia graduate is able to formalize data analysis problems in terms of the underlying statistical and computational principles; is able to assess the suitability of different machine learning methods for solving a particular new problem encountered in industry or academia, and apply the methods to the problem; can interpret the results of a machine learning algorithm, assess their credibility, and communicate the results with experts of other fields; can implement common machine learning methods, and design and implement novel algorithms by modifying the existing approaches; understands the theoretical foundations of the machine learning field to the extent required for being able to follow research in the field. The studies (120 ECTS credits) consist of a major subject studies (55-65 ECTS), Master´s thesis (30 ECTS), and elective studies (25-35 ECTS). The methodological keywords of the programme include: Bayesian inference data mining deep learning graphical models graph mining kernel methods neural networks probabilistic modelling statistical machine learning Recent Master's thesis topics of Macadamia students include, e.g. Air quality forecasting using neural networks; What auto-encoders could learn from brains - Generation as feedback in deep unsupervised learning and inference; Audiovisual speaker clustering for news broadcast videos; Real-time machine learning of MEG: Decoding signatures of selective attention; From exploration to sensemaking: an interactive exploratory search system; and Patient appointment scheduling system: with supervised learning prediction. Career opportunities The graduates from the Machine Learning and Data Mining major have an excellent background for pursuing an academic career within the fields of machine learning and data science, as well as in industry applying those techniques. Typical job titles, depending on specialization, include: researcher, data scientist, data analyst, software developer, research scientist, consultant, bioinformatician. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. The Department of Computer Science invites the exceptionally qualified Master's students of all nationalities to join the departments’ Honours programme. Students admitted to the Honours programme are associated to one of the department's research groups, and will have the opportunity for part-time, research-related employment during the semesters. All selected 1st year students are automatically considered for the Honours positions, and there is no separate application process. Students selected to the Honours programme will be contacted individually. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Programme-specific admission requirements The joint admission criteria to the Computer, Communication and Information Sciences programme is a high quality Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, communications engineering, or electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as information systems, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics or physics will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge according to the requirements. The required background for the Machine Learning and Data Mining major includes sufficient skills in: mathematics (particularly important are linear algebra, calculus, probability theory, statistics, and discrete mathematics) computer science (in particular good programming skills, data structures and algorithms. Also other courses, such as: data bases, theory of computing, computer networks, software engineering) Knowledge of the following areas is considered an advantage: additional knowledge of mathematical methods stochastic methods, advanced probability theory and statistics artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data mining computational modelling and data analysis signal processing big data applications Students chosen 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. Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants are requested to provide the following, additional documents: at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic) course descriptions of courses taken in relevant subject areas (see the subject list above) 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 GRE or GMAT test results, if available The application should explain full educational history of the applicant. Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. Also additional application documents described above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, and publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Security and Mobile Computing

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Studies in Security and Mobile Computing give students a broad understanding of the latest and future technologies for secure mobile and cloud computing systems. [+]

Acquire a world-class education in information security at Aalto University! Studies in Security and Mobile Computing give students a broad understanding of the latest and future technologies for secure mobile and cloud computing systems. Students will gain both practical engineering knowledge and theoretical insights into secure systems engineering, distributed application development, network and service architectures, and mobile and cloud platforms. We believe in combining security expertise with product development skills. For new students, the major combines three previous study modules: Master's Programme in Security and Mobile Computing (NordSecMob), Mobile Computing - Services and Security major, as well as the Secure Systems track in Computer Science major. Study programme The programme covers topics on secure systems engineering, mobile and wireless networks, service and network architecture, and distributed services and applications. The studies are closely linked with the research done by the teachers, for example, on the Internet of Things, cloud services, mobile platform security, energy and green ICT, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, and mobility protocols. Special attention is paid to security and privacy issues as they are critical requirements in developing and deploying services in open networks and distributed systems. The teaching methods combine theory with hands-on exercises and software development on mobile devices and cloud platforms. Students also practice writing and presentation skills and learn to follow the latest research. Learning outcomes As learning outcomes, the students of Security and Mobile Computing major will have the theoretical understanding of information security and practical skills necessary for designing and analyzing secure computing systems; understand the architectural principles of distributed services and applications. They are also able to design, analyse and implement distributed, mobile and cloud computing systems. Focused curriculum with flexibility Security and Mobile Computing provides a focused plan for two-year Master’s studies. However, students are welcome to personalize their studies and include other topics in computer science, mathematics and communications technology to their degree. Industry co-operation The curriculum offers many opportunities for students to create connections to local and international industry already during the studies. Several of the professors in Security and Mobile Computing have long experience of working in industrial R&D. Students in this major will become members of Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC). Exchange and double-degree options We offer ready-planned exchange and double-degree arrangements for students who want to spend the second autumn semester or the second year abroad. Thus, the major brings together both Finnish and international students and gives you the experience of working in a diverse international environment. Career opportunities The graduates will have strong software development skills and other technical and professional skills that enable them to take key roles in an industrial research and development environment. Thus, they are well prepared for industrial R&D jobs, security engineering and consulting, various expert roles, and doctoral studies at Aalto University and abroad. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. Students selected to the Security and Mobile Computing major in 2017 are eligible for the Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC) scholarships scheme and will be considered for the scholarships automatically. In addition, the Department of Computer Science invites the exceptionally qualified Master's students of all nationalities to join the departments’ Honours programme. Students admitted to the Honours programme are associated to one of the department's research groups, and will have the opportunity for part-time, research-related employment during the semesters. All selected 1st year students are automatically considered for the Honours positions, and there is no separate application process. Students selected to the Honours programme will be contacted individually. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Programme-specific admission requirements The joint admission criteria to the Computer, Communication and Information Sciences programme is a high quality Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, communications engineering, or electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as information systems, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics or physics will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge according to the requirements. The required background for the Security and Mobile Computing major includes sufficient skills in: mathematics (linear algebra, calculus, probability theory, statistics, and discrete mathematics) good programming skills algorithms and data structures databases theory of computing computer networks software engineering project and team work Knowledge of the following areas is considered an advantage: additional knowledge of mathematical methods mobile applications web software and online services operating systems distributed computing embedded systems advanced computer networking information security and cryptography Students chosen 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. Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants are requested to provide the following, additional documents: at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic) course descriptions of courses taken in relevant subject areas (see the subject list above) 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 GRE or GMAT test results, if available The application should explain full educational history of the applicant. Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. Also additional application documents described above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, and publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Signal, Speech and Language Processing

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The purpose of the major is to provide the students with basics of either signal processing or speech and language processing and the ability to apply those in various fields of science and technology. [+]

Study programme The purpose of the major is to provide the students with basics of either signal processing or speech and language processing and the ability to apply those in various fields of science and technology. Students focusing in Signal Processing are given a strong theoretical background of modern signal processing. This means a toolbox of knowledge on signals and systems modelling, representation through transforms, systems optimization and implementation. Some emphasis is on the most recent research priorities in the field of signal processing in domains of data analysis, compression and storage, communications as well as in representation of signals. In addition, students can obtain even deeper understanding of signal processing and adjacent sciences, or apply signal processing in other fields. Interesting applications include radar systems and networks, data transmission, sensing and tracking of objects and spaces, as well as analysis of technical (machine based) and social (human based) networks. The cyber level of the smart power grid is increasingly important for efficient energy distribution and utilization, offering a platform for applying signal processing methodology for solving essential problems of great societal impact. Students focusing in Speech and Language Processing are provided basics of that field and the ability to apply those in various fields of science and technology. Speech and language processing utilizes signal processing, mathematical modeling and machine learning for statistical language modeling, information retrieval and speech analysis, synthesis, recognition and coding. Applications and research priorities have recently been, for example, speech recognition and synthesis, dictation, subtitling, machine translation, language learning, large-scale video data indexing and retrieval, speech coding and quality improvement in mobile phones and networks as well as in medical research of the human voice. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Programme-specific admission requirements Applicants to the programme must first meet the 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, software engineering, communications engineering, or electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as information systems, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics or physics will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge in the required areas. Required background: mathematics (linear algebra, calculus, probability theory, statistics) programming skills algorithms and data structures software engineering signal processing Knowledge of the following areas is considered an advantage: speech and language processing pattern recognition machine learning project and team work Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants are requested to provide the following, additional documents: at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic) course descriptions of courses taken in relevant subject areas (see the subject list above) 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 GRE or GMAT test results, if available The application should explain full educational history of the applicant. Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. For purposes of study guidance, the applicants are asked to indicate already on the motivation letter which track they wish to follow. Also additional application documents described above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, and publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Software and Service Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Software and Service Engineering studies equip students with the skills that will be of highest value to modern organizations. Students learn how to design, develop, and manage digital products and services. They evolve into independent thinkers capable of tackling complex, real-world problems taking into account the human, societal and organizational factors. [+]

Join Software and Service Engineering and acquire the skills to design, develop, and manage digital products and services! Digital products and services are crucial to economies, societies and human well-being. They allow businesses to go beyond the traditional boundaries, tap into new capabilities and reach exponential growth. The Software and Service Engineering studies equip students with the skills that will be of highest value to modern organizations. Students learn how to design, develop, and manage digital products and services. They evolve into independent thinkers capable of tackling complex, real-world problems taking into account the human, societal and organizational factors. Software and Service Engineering is one of the eight majors offered in the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS). Studies in the programme are based on both the latest scientific research and industrial state-of-the-art. Study programme Students can choose to specialize in one of the four subfields: Software Engineering, Service Design and Engineering, User-Centered Design, or Enterprise Systems. Software Engineering Service Design and Engineering User-Centered Design Enterprise Systems The studies (120 ECTS credits) consist of a major subject studies, Master´s thesis (30 ECTS) and elective studies (25-35 ECTS). Software and Service Engineering major can be taken either as a long (55-65 ECTS) or a compact (40-45 ECTS) major. Flexibility and freedom As a student of the Software and Service Engineering major, you are able to freely tailor the studies to fit your own interests as there are very few compulsory courses. Our professors provide assistance and guidance to help you plan your studies and future career. For students interested in software and service engineering, we encourage to consider taking it as a long major, as that facilitates deep learning and individualized studies Interaction with industry through a number of industry-led projects Our Software and Service Engineering major has deep industry ties and is conducted in close collaboration with leading software companies. Courses have visiting lecturers at the top of their field who will share their ideas with you. Furthermore, you get valuable industry experience through large team projects with real clients. Internationalisation and studies abroad The learning community at Aalto University is international and multicultural, but to educate globally competent graduates, Software and Service Engineering students are encouraged to complete a part of their degree abroad. The different opportunities for internationalization available for you include e.g. summer courses or schools, internships or 1-2 semesters of exchange studies abroad, all financially supported. Career opportunities The Software and Service Engineering major equips you with the skills required for a highly successful career in relevant business sectors. Recent graduates from the Software Engineering track typically work in roles such as Scrum-master, team lead, software architect, project manager, test lead, or product owner. Graduates from the Service Design and Engineering track can act as a leader of multidisciplinary development teams, business analyst, service designer, and software architect. Graduates from the User-Centered Design track often work in technology companies as user interface and interaction designers, UX managers, software developers, and project managers. Graduates from the Enterprise Systems track have joined leading industrial companies developing new digital solutions as well as ICT companies providing consultation and services to industrial customers. Typical responsibilities include enterprise architecture development and new service design and development. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. The Department of Computer Science invites the exceptionally qualified Master's students of all nationalities to join the departments’ Honours programme. Students admitted to the Honours programme are associated to one of the department's research groups, and will have the opportunity for part-time, research-related employment during the semesters. All selected 1st year students are automatically considered for the Honours positions, and there is no separate application process. Students selected to the Honours programme will be contacted individually. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Programme-specific admission requirements The joint admission criteria to the Computer, Communication and Information Sciences programme is a high quality Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, communications engineering, or electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as information systems, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics or physics will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge according to the requirements. The required background for Software and Service Engineering major includes sufficient skills in: software engineering project and team work programming web and mobile development algorithms and data structures databases Knowledge of the following areas is considered an advantage: software product development human-computer interaction information systems software business service design theory of computing mathematics (statistics and discrete mathematics) computer networks Students chosen 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. Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants are requested to provide the following, additional documents: at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic) course descriptions of courses taken in relevant subject areas (see the subject lists above) 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 GRE or GMAT test results, if available The application should explain full educational history of the applicant. Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. For purposes of study guidance, the applicants are asked to indicate already on the motivation letter which track they wish to follow. Also additional application documents described above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, and publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master of Science in Corporate Communication

Campus Full time August 2017 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. 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. 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. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. 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. More information on admission groups is on the admissions 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 in English, 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. Instructions for submitting the video: The maximum 2-minute motivation video is submitted on a usb, cd or dvd with the other application documents by mail. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the video can be played with the most common programs such as VLC media player and Windows Media Player. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that the usb/cd/dvd is properly packed so that it does not break during postal delivery. Contact information Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki [-]

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

Campus Full time August 2017 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. [+]

Goal of education 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. More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Creative Sustainability - M.Sc. Degree in Architecture is English. 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 Economics and Business Administration

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

In the Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability students learn to create new sustainable solutions combining business with architecture, design, landscape planning, real estate and urban planning. [+]

In the Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability students learn to create new sustainable solutions combining business with architecture, design, landscape planning, real estate and urban planning. The most significant development challenges of sustainability are associated with climate change, global poverty, social and economic inequality as well as demographic changes and adaptation to rapid global economic changes. 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. Study experience The Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) is a multidisciplinary learning platform in the fields of business, design, architecture, landscape planning, real estate and urban planning. Creative Sustainability is a joint programme of the three Aalto University schools: School of Business, School of Arts, Design and Architecture and School of Engineering. The students graduate with field-specific degree. The School of Business students are awarded a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree. In the other fields the awarded degrees are: Master of Arts, Master of Science in Architecture and Master of Science in Real Estate. The CS programme brings together students from different fields to study in multidisciplinary teams. This aims to activate students to create new sustainable solutions for human, urban, industrial and business environments. Multidisciplinary approach to sustainability School of Business students gain knowledge on the management of organisations and on the role of different actors of sustainability in promoting and bringing about more sustainable, fair societies. Sustainability concerns are introduced in this programme as an increasingly relevant context of business and corporate social and environmental responsibility. Studying Creative Sustainability at the School of Business enhances problem-solving skills, contributes to reflexive work practice and increases capabilities to promote business renewal and innovation. Pedagogically the programme is built on interactive class work in small groups, practical design and business development tasks as well as problem-based co-operation with the non-academic actors of business, public administration and civic society. Competence areas Multidisciplinary approach: developing capabilities in adapting knowledge, skills and new approaches to reach collaborative solutions based on ecological, economical and socio-cultural sustainability. Systems approach: integrating 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 the co-evolution of sustainability problems and solutions. Business management: developing new approaches and skills for creating sustainable business models and improvement of business ethics and corporate responsibility. Design thinking: enhancing creative problem solving capabilities that utilises the methods of the design process in defining the problem, generating ideas and obtaining solutions. Project management: enhancing capabilities in multidisciplinary team leadership and communication in versatile industrial, urban and business environments that promotes sustainability in various cultural contexts. Learning outcomes Students learn to: understand the role of different stakeholders analyse sustainability problems and engage with them in a constructive way use participatory design methods demonstrate excellent communication skills know how different business models and organisational forms are being used to support sustainability understand what is the role of explicit commitments to corporate social responsibility Career prospects The multidiciplinary understanding of design, management and communication developed in the programme is widely applicable in different work environments. Focused knowledge of sustainability creates a unique professional identity that is suited for working in organisations that have a strategic view on transformation towards sustainability. These include the private and public sectors as well as a wide range of non-governmental organisations. 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 admissions. See also language requirements. In addition to the general eligibility requirements, each Master's programme has programme-specific evaluation criteria. 2. Programme-specific requirements To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed at least 18 ECTS covering the domains of business and sustainability or subjects that support those domains (for example sociology, educational sciences environmental policy, consumer economics or communications). 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 Creative Sustainability programme are assessed by a representative of the degree programme. 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 admissions page. Contact information Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki [-]

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

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

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, the School of Business and the School of Engineering. [+]

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, the School of Business and the School of Engineering. At the School of Engineering, it is possible to study towards the MSc (Tech) degree and in this case the major is Creative Sustainability in Real Estate. 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. Degree structure for students of the School of Engineering 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 For Creative Sustainability (MSc Tech), the candidates' previous university studies should have an emphasis preferably on Real Estate, Land Economy, Geography or Environmental Economy, or other relevant field. Academic performance Motivation Motivation letter is part of the on line application form. Please write at least about the following: why are you applying to CS programme, why should you be admitted, what interests you in the programme. Academic evaluation is split into two phases In the first phase, the applicant’s degree that is used as grounds for the application and the related institution of higher education are evaluated. The applicant’s academic performance is evaluated, while any of the applicant’s other education that is attached to the application may also be evaluated. Criteria used to evaluate academic performance may include the time taken to complete the degree as well as the date of the degree’s completion. In the second phase, the acceptable applicants are ranked. This phase can also include interviews. A number of eligible applicants no greater than the allotted quota are admitted based on the academic evaluation. The most important criteria are the applicability of previous studies and academic performance in studies relevant to the study option. The aim is to admit only those applicants who have the required competence to begin studies without any supplementary studies. [-]

Master of Science in Economics

Campus Full time August 2017 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. 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 admissions. See also language requirements. In addition to the general eligibility requirements, each Master's programme has programme-specific evaluation criteria. 2. 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. 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 intermediate level courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics, and Mathematical Methods of Economics. The Econometrics and Mathematical Methods of Economics courses can be replaced with other adequate enough courses in statistical and mathematical methods. The Mathematical Methods of Economics (or an equivalent mathematical methods course) should have covered linear algebra, functions of several variables, unconstrained and constrained optimization, difference equations, and differential equations. The Econometrics course (or an equivalent statistical methods course) should have covered multivariate regression analysis with cross section and time series data, and hypothesis testing. These required studies should be explicitly pointed in the application and the motivation letter. Course descriptions of these courses must be included in the application. The applicants will be ranked according to the weighted GPA of previous studies in economics and letter of motivation. Applicants with GPA of previous studies in economics lower than 3.50 are not eligible for admission. 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 including space 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, Econometrics and Mathematical Methods of Economics. ADMISSION GROUP 2 Applicants having completed a Finnish university degree other than in "Economics and Business Administration", an applicable Finnish polytechnic/university of applied sciences degree or an applicable university degree completed abroad. GMAT/GRE is required, minimum total score 550/GMAT (or equivalent GRE score). To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed intermediate level courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics, and Mathematical Methods of Economics. The Econometrics and Mathematical Methods of Economics courses can be replaced with other adequate enough courses in statistical and mathematical methods. The Mathematical Methods of Economics (or an equivalent mathematical methods course) should have covered linear algebra, functions of several variables, unconstrained and constrained optimization, difference equations, and differential equations. The Econometrics course (or an equivalent statistical methods course) should have covered multivariate regression analysis with cross section and time series data, and hypothesis testing. These required studies should be explicitly pointed in the application and the motivation letter. Course descriptions of these courses must be included in the application. 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 will be ranked according to the weighted GPA of previous studies in economics, GMAT/GRE test results and letter of motivation. Applicants with GPA of previous studies in economics lower than 3.50 (Finnish ECTS evaluation) are not eligible for admission. 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 including space 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, Econometrics, and Mathematical Methods. The degree programme does not pre-evaluate the applicants' previous studies in economics in advance. Contact information Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki [-]

Master of Science in Engineering Physics

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Studies in Engineering Physics create a basis for the technological applications of physics and open the doors for different careers in industry, science and research. [+]

Find new solutions to future’s challenges! Studies in Engineering Physics create a basis for the technological applications of physics and open the 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. Master's Programme in Engineering Physics is 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. Engineering Physics The Engineering Physics major consists of two parts: a core content and a flexible choice of courses selected by the student. The core courses of the major cover important topics for engineering physics and methods from computational, theoretical, and experimental physics. The core content includes also some choices for more detailed focusing on a certain subject. The rest of the studies have a very flexible structure, and provides the student with the possibility of focusing in physics, nanoscience, energy studies, or designing a more cross-disciplinary content for the major. The student can also choose to complete a minor subject, or complete a more extended major. The objective of the major is to give the student the chance of profiling the studies for the future professional life while providing a very strong background in physics and mathematics. The studies include a lot of hands-on experience with research. Recent Master’s thesis topics of Engineering Physics students include, e.g. Generation and shaping of light in spatially dispersive metamaterials; Dispersion relation and density of states for surface lattice resonance excitations; Jet flavors: from the standard candles to the top quark mass, Optical modelling of dye solar cells and colour characterization, and Evolutionary design of plasmonic nanoantennas for multispectral applications. Physics of Advanced Materials In the Physics of Advanced Materials major the students concentrate on materials in the wide sense. The academic environment provides a spectrum of contacts with top-notch research into advanced materials. The students are expected to focus either on experimental or theoretical and computational physics. The major is intended both for research-oriented students and for those who are particularly interested in advanced materials. The major is comprised of core major studies and an extended major studies where the student chooses either a theoretical/computational or experimental track, reflecting his/her research interests. Career opportunities 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. Aalto University Career Services provides information on employers, job and thesis opportunities, and hints for job hunting for all Aalto students. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected to the Engineeering Physics programme in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. The Department of Applied Physics offers the best students summer trainee/research assistant positions. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. 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. Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants to the Engineering Physics programme are also requested to provide the following documents: Degree certificate and the official transcript of records for possible other university level studies that are not included in the Bachelor's degree transcript. At least one academic letter of recommendation. Brief descriptions of relevant Physics courses taken (summary, course level). Letters of reference, work certificates, and other certificates of relevant activities (patents, publications, GRE and GMAT results if taken). Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. Also additional application documents above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management gives you solid academic understanding and lots of hands-on experience of entrepreneurship in the biggest entrepreneurship ecosystem in Europe. [+]

The Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management gives you solid academic understanding and lots of hands-on experience of entrepreneurship in the biggest entrepreneurship ecosystem in Europe. What is entrepreneurship and innovation management? Entrepreneurship and innovation management is about creating new ideas and implementing them in a way that generates economic and/or social value. Some innovators and entrepreneurs start new businesses. Others develop new product lines or manage novel projects for existing firms. Entrepreneurs and innovators are also found in non-profit organisations and in the public sector, generating new ideas that make the world a better place. Entrepreneurship and innovation are everywhere! Why should I study entrepreneurship and innovation management? Completing our Master's in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management provides you with the mindset and skills to generate new (business) ideas and turn them into actions, be it in new independent ventures or in existing organisations. You will also gain experience in managing complex projects and working in teams with colleagues from different backgrounds. Why Aalto University for entrepreneurship and innovation studies? There are at least two very good reasons for choosing Aalto University for your Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management: Our students receive both a solid academic understanding of and lots of hands-on experience on the topic. In addition to more traditional forms of academic teaching, our programme features many courses where students work on real business ideas or other projects, with real customers and team up with fellow students not only from the Business School, but also from design, science and engineering. The Aalto entrepreneurship ecosystem is unique and the biggest in Europe. A recent MIT report even recognised Aalto as a ‘rising star’ among entrepreneurship ecosystems worldwide! As a result, our students can participate in a range of excellent entrepreneurship initiatives, including the student-led Aalto Entrepreneurship Society and the Aalto Ventures Program. What are my career prospects with a Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management? While some of our students do in fact start their own ventures already during the course of their studies, this is by no means the only career option available for our graduates. In fact, graduates in entrepreneurship and innovation management have excellent qualifications for project management, consultancy or any other business function where a holistic mastery of a larger business entity is called for. They are highly appreciated also as specialists in the public sector at the regional, national and supra-national (EU, OECD) levels. 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. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. 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. More information on admission groups is on the admissions page. The applicants will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Admission Group 1 Prior academic performance and content of previous studies Motivation to study in the programme assessed on the basis of a motivation letter (max. 4000 characters including spaces) Admission Group 2 GMAT/GRE test score Prior academic performance and content of previous studies Motivation to study in the programme assessed on the basis of a motivation letter (max. 4000 characters including spaces) Prior academic performance and the GMAT/GRE score (in admission group 2) are the two most important criteria. Contact information Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki [-]

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (Nordic Master)

Campus Full time August 2017 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. [+]

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 and 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. Online application is open at DTU admission service 1 Novemver 2016 - 16 Jan 2017. 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. Study Track Residual Resources Environmental Management Urban Water Risk Assessment Water Resources Management. 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). English language test exemptions: Applicants who have completed a higher education degree and the requisite studies in an English-language programme requiring a physical on-site presence at a university in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States. Applicants who have completed at least a 3-year degree instructed in English in an EU/EEA country. Applicants with upper secondary education and a Bachelor’s degree (issued or ongoing if the applicant is currently enrolled in the last semester) from a Nordic country shall provide proof of English proficiency, for example by providing transcripts from their upper secondary education. Evaluation criteria Ranking All applications are academically evaluated by the consortium partner universities. For candidates fulfilling the above requirements, the ranking of students is done on the basis of student’s academic achievements. Admission is based on a joint decision by the admission board of the consortium. The online application form opens on 1st November 2016 and closes 16th January 2017. Please go to DTU admission service. Tuition fees and scholarships Currently Aalto, 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. Selection schedule The online application is open only during the application period, 1 November 2016 to 16th January 2017. Please go to DTU admission service. Final selection decisions will be made by N5T consortium universities during the week 12 and the results will be published in April 2017. [-]

Master of Science in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT)

Campus Full time August 2017 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. [+]

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 part of the InnoEnergy Sustainable Energy master school. 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. Study Programme Sustainable energy services are one of the key issues for humanity, considering the complete environmental footprint for the services delivered. The SELECT Masters programme starts from the concept basic renewable energy sources (sun, geothermal and moon driven tides) to establish the environomical pathways towards a future sustainable energy system. The SELECT curriculum emphasises the thermodynamic tools of energy and thermoeconomic analysis for training the future energy engineers in advanced well-to-wheel analysis. Sustainability analysis and problem solving, as well as effective knowledge-driven decision making in complex energy systems, are integrated in the curriculum. Through an introductory two term curricula at KTH or at UPC, the concepts of renewable energy, sustainable power generation and environomical pathways are introduced. High-level training in project work and interactive seminars are used for enhanced learning processes. For term three, the students select a focus area to be studied at one other university: e.g., sustainable biomass processing, solar systems, or energy efficiency. In the fourth (final) term the students can perform the MSc thesis in an industrial setting in common supervision with researchers from any of the participating universities. [-]

Master of Science in European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Programme (EMMEP)

Campus Full time August 2017 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 2014 over 700 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. Application deadline 1 March 2017. Professor in charge of the programme at Aalto University School of Engineering is Mikael Rinne. [-]

Master of Science in Finance

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master's Programme in Finance prepares students for jobs in the world’s most selective companies in the financial industry. [+]

The Master's Programme in Finance prepares students for jobs in the world’s most selective companies in the financial industry. 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. 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. Read carefully the general admission requirements, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. See also language requirements. In addition to the general eligibility requirements, each Master's programme has programme-specific evaluation criteria. 2. 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. Contact information Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki [-]

Master of Science in Geoengineering

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Geoengineering relies on a wide range of disciplines including geo- and material sciences, mechanics and construction. Structures of interest include foundations, roads, escavations and underground structures like tunnels. . [+]

Geoengineering relies on a wide range of disciplines including geo- and material sciences, mechanics and construction. Structures of interest include foundations, roads, escavations and underground structures like tunnels. Most construction materials, everyday household items, energy sources and groundwater originate from the earth. Megatrends like urbanisation, climate change and the increasing use of natural resources and energy greatly affect our lives. They create both challenges and opportunities for geoengineers. The Master’s Programme in Geoengineering provides students with knowledge, skills, and competences that are needed to understand the behavior of soils for geotechnical engineering, of rocks for rock engineering and mining and of road structures for highway engineering. As a geoengineer you have a good understanding of the entire lifecycle of the engineered structure. This understanding covers the whole life cycle from research and design to construction, maintenance and recycling. Field investigations, laboratory experiments and numerical modelling are the tools geoengineers count on. Degree structure The programme consists of 60 cr major studies (30 cr of common core studies, 30 cr of advanced selective studies), 30 cr of elective studies and a master’s thesis (30 cr). Students can focus their studies in the fields of geotechnical, rock or pavement engineering by selecting appropriate courses in advanced and elective studies. In geotechnical engineering, the main fields of research are mechanical, hydraulic and thermal properties of soil and their impact on foundations, soil-structure interaction and soil improvement. Good geotechnical knowledge is the foundation of all construction. The core fields of rock engineering are rock mechanics, excavation techniques and applied geosciences. Rock engineering provides education on utilizing bedrock as an underground space and as a mineral resource. The education gives proficiency in designing optimal structures in the rock and expertise to carry out these plans in a safe, economic and most environmentally friendly way. Roads and trafficked areas are an important part of societal infrastucture and have profound impact on everyday life and the entire function of the society. The focus areas of in highway engineering are the structural design of roads and their stucture including bituminous materials. Master’s thesis (30 cr) The master’s thesis (30 cr) is a piece of applied research that includes not only the written thesis but also the maturity essay and seminar presentation or a corresponding presentation. The key goal of the master’s thesis is solving a problem relevant to the field of study based on existing scientific knowledge in compliance with the principles of responsible conduct of research. The goal is to produce a scientific thesis. The master's thesis shall be written on a topic related to the advanced studies of the degree programme, agreed upon between the student and the supervising professor. A suitable topic can, for instance, be a research and development project carried out for a partner outside the university, or it can be connected to an ongoing research project of the department. The master’s thesis takes 6 months (fulltime) and it is an individual project. Most of the topics are acquired from construction and consultancy companies and from authorities in different fields of geoengineering, thus giving also valuable contacts for any student planning a career in industry. For students with academic career prospects, completing the final project within a research group in Aalto University or in another research organisation is also a viable option. Student selection The selection process is paper-based. Applications that pass the eligibility check of Aalto University Admissions Services proceed to the programme spesific 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 To successfully start the studies in Master's Programme in Geoengineering basic knowledge in the following fields is highly recommended: Basics in geology or geotechnics, mechanical and structural engineering, material sciences and statistics, mining or construction. Academic evaluations are split into two phases − In the first phase, the applicant’s degree that is used as grounds for the application and the related institution of higher education are evaluated. The applicant’s academic performance is evaluated, while any of the applicant’s other education that is attached to the application may also be evaluated. Criteria used to evaluate academic performance may include the time taken to complete the degree as well as the date of the degree’s completion. − In the second phase, the acceptable applicants are ranked. A number of eligible applicants no greater than the allotted quota are admitted based on the academic evaluation. The most important criteria are the applicability of previous studies and academic performance in studies relevant to the study option. The aim is to admit only those applicants who have the required competence to begin studies without any supplementary studies. Career prospects Geoengineers have many opportunities to work in varying expert assignments. Graduates are mainly employed by the industry, but also by government organizations and research institutions. They hold key positions ranging from research, teaching and consultancy, to management, design and engineering. The title in the start of the career can be a project manager, designer, site supervisor. An academic position is possible after the doctoral degree. [-]

Master of Science in Geoinformatics

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

In the Master’s Programme in Geoinformatics at Aalto University, students learn the state-of-the-art in modern methods for acquiring, processing and utilising geographic information. [+]

In the Master’s Programme in Geoinformatics at Aalto University, students learn the state-of-the-art in modern methods for acquiring, processing and utilising geographic information. The Master’s Programme in Geoinformatics combines technical, mathematical, computational and visual knowledge and offers the students the possibility to not only use geoinformatics technology but also develop and create new computational methods and applications. In addition to gaining an overall perspective, students can further focus their skills on one of the subjects within geoinformatics, such as geodesy, photogrammetry, laser scanning, remote sensing, geographic information technologies or cartography. The Master’s Programme in Geoinformatics has a long tradition as a technically and mathematically oriented curriculum. This is why, for example, programming skills, basic courses in mathematics and statistics as well as an interest in geoIT are required. The programme provides both theoretical and practical skills, and develops academic capabilities, problem-solving skills and analytical thinking, just to name a few. Teaching is tightly connected to ongoing cutting-edge research. Graduation from the Master’s Programme in Geoinformatics prepares you for key positions in academia and industry. All courses are given in English. Degree structure Master’s thesis (30 cr) The master’s thesis (30 cr) is a piece of applied research that includes not only the written thesis but also the maturity essay and seminar presentation or a corresponding presentation. The key goal of the master’s thesis is solving a problem relevant to the field of study based on existing scientific knowledge in compliance with the principles of responsible conduct of research. The goal is to produce a scientific thesis. The master's thesis shall be written on a topic related to the advanced studies of the degree programme, agreed upon between the student and the supervising professor. A suitable topic can, for instance, be a research and development project carried out for a partner outside the university, or it can be connected to an ongoing research project of the department. The master’s thesis takes 6 months (fulltime) and it is an individual project. Student selection The selection process is paper-based. Applications that pass the eligibility check of Aalto University Admissions Services proceed to the programme spesific 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 Academic evaluations are split into two phases In the first phase, the applicant’s degree that is used as grounds for the application and the related institution of higher education are evaluated. The applicant’s academic performance is evaluated, while any of the applicant’s other education that is attached to the application may also be evaluated. Criteria used to evaluate academic performance may include the time taken to complete the degree as well as the date of the degree’s completion. In the second phase, the acceptable applicants are ranked. A number of eligible applicants no greater than the allotted quota are admitted based on the academic evaluation. The most important criteria are the applicability of previous studies and academic performance in studies relevant to the study option. The aim is to admit only those applicants who have the required competence to begin studies without any supplementary studies. [-]

Master of Science in Global Management

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s Programme in Global Management (GM) offers the students two highly prestigious qualifications: MSc in Economics and Business administration granted by Aalto University School of Business and CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM) granted by CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education. [+]

Are you interested in building a successful international career? The Global Management programme with CEMS Master’s in International Management equips students with skills and know-how needed to act as game changers in tomorrow’s global business environment. CEMS – global quality CEMS is a global alliance of 30 leading business schools, close to 80 multinational companies and NGOs which together offer the top-ranked, international and practice-oriented CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM) programme. Globally more than 1000 students enroll in CEMS MIM every year and there are over 10 000 CEMS alumni of 81 nationalities working in 75 countries. Consistently ranked among the top in the world by the Financial Times, the CEMS MIM unites multinational companies and international-caliber professors from leading universities and business schools. Earn two qualifications at the same time The Master’s Programme in Global Management (GM) offers the students two highly prestigious qualifications: MSc in Economics and Business administration granted by Aalto University School of Business and CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM) granted by CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education. The programme consists of: 1. a specialisation track with a Master’s thesis in one of the following areas: Accounting Corporate Communication Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Finance Management and International Business Marketing or Strategy; and 2. CEMS MIM studies conducted at Aalto University and at another CEMS school. During their first MSc year, students complete the specialisation track courses and the Master’s thesis. The second year incorporates most of the CEMS MIM components, including an exchange semester at another CEMS school. In addition to the Aalto MSc degree, the student has to complete an international internship and fullfil CEMS MIM language requirements in order to obtain the CEMS MIM diploma. Study experience The Global Management MSc programme with CEMS MIM has a fixed, carefully designed curriculum, and it calls for ambitious students interested in growing professionally as well as personally to assume ethical and responsible leadership roles in the future. You learn to solve interdisciplinary problems in an international context and are encouraged to adopt an analytical and critical approach in lectures, discussions and project works. The CEMS Corporate partners contribute to numerous curricular activities: Real-life course cases Business projects Seminars on practical skills Company visits Outside of academic activities your student life is enriched by activities of the CEMS Club and other student associations. The CEMS experience continues even beyond graduation in the global alumni network. Please see www.cems.org or more information of the global alliance and the CEMS MIM Programme. Learning outcomes Global Management programme grows confident, agile, and reflective decision-makers that will be able to apply innovative solutions to complex international business challenges. In addition you will be able to specialise in your chosen discipline. Upon completion of the programme you will be able to: Execute effective business decision-making and change management in diverse global contexts; Apply modern management and leadership skills developed through systematic engagement with the corporate world; Master deeper knowledge in your specialisation area; Champion responsible business decision-making, leadership and citizenship, informed by ethical reasoning, personal integrity, and respect for social diversity. Career opportunities The graduates of the CEMS MIM programme have exceptionally good career perspectives. Over 90 % of all CEMS-graduates are employed in less than 3 months from their graduation. Almost half of them work outside of their home country and approximatelly 40 % now work for a CEMS Corporate Partner. See the descriptions of the focus areas to find out more about the career prospects specific to the different fields: Accounting, Corporate Communication, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management and International Business, Marketing and Strategy. In addition to acquiring knowledge and a wide skill set, you can build a lifelong network of contacts with your fellow students at Aalto School of Business and during the CEMS exchange, which helps you to build a successful career. 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. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section Admissions. 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 admissions page. In addition to the general eligibility requirements, each Master's programme has programme-specific evaluation criteria. 2. Programme-specific requirements The eligibility criteria of the Global Management Programme (and CEMS MIM) are: 60 ECTS of business related studies (corresponding to one year of full time education at university level) Language requirements (see details below). Language 1: English Proficiency in English is an entry requirement for the programme. Acceptable proof for proficiency: A Bachelor’s / Master’s level university degree completed entirely in English at an institution physically located in one of the following countries: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand; or A Bachelor’s / Master’s level university degree completed entirely in English in a CEMS / Equis / AACSB accredited institution physically located in an EU/EEA country (e.g. Aalto University) or One of the following commercial exams (minimum score), CAE (B), IELTS (7.0; writing 5.5), TOEFL (iBT100, writing 22), CPE (C). Language 2 (for CEMS MIM): One of the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch/Afrikaans, Farsi/Tajik, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi/Urdu, Hungarian, Indonesian/Malay, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croat (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin), Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese. This requirement is fulfilled if your mother tongue is one of the listed languages. Proof for mother tongue, e.g. a school certificate or certificates issued by official authorities, must be submitted with the application. If your mother tongue is not one of the listed languages, you will need to prove language proficiency at B1/B2 CEFR-level in one of them. The academic evaluation is divided into three phases. PHASE I: Application documents In Phase I, the applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria: 1) Academic Excellence Evaluation based on weighted GPA of previous degree and assessment of overall study success. Applicants with weighted GPA of previous degree below ‘good’ (corresponding to lower than 3.00 in the Finnish ECTS evaluation) are not eligible for admission. 2) Motivation To demonstrate their motivation for studies in the programme the applicants will make a max. 2-minute video in English under topic: ‘How will the Global Management programme together with CEMS MIM help me towards my professional goals?’ Why am I applying to this programme? Why would specifically the Global Management programme together with CEMS MIM advance my career? Why should I be selected? The video upload link will be open only during the application period. Maximum file size for upload is 250 Mb. Please label the video file clearly with your last name and first name. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the video can be played with the most common programs such as VLC media player and Windows Media Player. 3) CV The comprehensive CV evaluation takes into account all proof of international orientation (work, studies and extracurricular activities abroad), knowledge of and interest in learning foreign languages, and relevant work experience and extracurricular activities. Work experience in CV must be documented by enclosing corresponding work certificates. 4) GMAT / GRE GMAT or GRE is obligatory in admission group 2 (minimum score 550 in GMAT or equivalent GRE score). For the Finance focus area GMAT/GRE is required in both admission groups. 5) Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) All applicants who pass the administrative check are invited to complete an OPQ online questionnaire. The test must be completed within the given one-week time window and the results will be forwarded directly from the system to Aalto University. PHASE II: Skype interview Based on the evaluation in Phase I, the best applicants are allotted a time for a Skype interview. The 30-minute interview will include a 5-minute presentation on a pre-assigned topic, followed by a structured interview. The individual interview time given to each applicant is non-negotiable. PHASE III: Allocation to focus areas The selection of applicants into the Global Management programme and CEMS MIM is based on phases I and II described above. In the third phase, the applicants will be allocated into one of the Focus areas based on their ranking in phases I and II and the preference order indicated in their application form. Applicants can list up to seven (1-7) Focus areas in the order of preference. An applicant can be selected only to one of the Focus areas indicated in the application form. The given list of the focus areas and the order of preference is binding and cannot be changed after the application period has ended. A selected applicant is offered a slot in the Global Management programme (including CEMS MIM) and one specified focus area, which cannot be changed. [-]

Master of Science in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Cloud Computing and Services

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The EIT Digital Master School offers a two-year education in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies. [+]

The EIT Digital Master School offers a two-year education in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies. The major of Cloud Computing and Services focuses on a broad range of applications, such as, electronic commerce, mobile services, online social networks, peer-to-peer systems, and Web services. What is common to all of these applications is that information sources and control are decentralised over the network and multiple data centres and their underlying systems become distributed, reconfigurable and adaptive. All this makes the process of developing distributed software systems significantly more complex than for centralised systems. Cloud Computing and Services major will provide students with a system of knowledge both in formal foundations, technological platforms, and practical skills in implementing distributed software applications. This programme has separate application periods and admission procedures than the rest of the Master's programmes offered by Aalto University. Cloud Computing and Services (CCS) is one of the five majors in Master’s Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) offered by Aalto University. The partner universities with which this double degree programme can be completed are: TU Berlin (Germany) University Rennes 1 (France) Université Paris-Sud (France) KTH (Sweden) TU Delft (The Netherlands). Specialisations Specialisations are provided during the second year. The CCS programme offers 6 specialisations, each at a different location. To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point. Mobile Services at Aalto Cloud & Data Analytics at TU Berlin Cloud Infrastructures at University Rennes 1 Data Intensive Computing at KTH Distributed Information Management at Université Paris-Sud Distributed Data Processing at Delft University of Technology [-]

Master of Science in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Digital Media Technology

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The EIT Digital Master School offers a two year education in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies. [+]

The EIT Digital Master School offers a two year education in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies. The major in Digital Media Technology focuses on enabling technologies for digital media systems, including technologies for analysing media, generating interactive media, processing and coding, optimising wired and wireless transfer, and distributing digital 3D contents. Applications that use these technologies include teleconferencing, interactive multimedia applications, entertainment, computer games, telemedicine, surveillance etc. The major is based on a systems engineering approach in order to successfully integrate media technologies to applications such as “smart spaces”, “health and well-being”, and “smart cities”, all thematic areas of EIT Digital. This programme has separate application periods and admission procedures than the rest of the Master's programmes offered by Aalto University. Further information on the admission can be found from the EIT Digital Master School website for prospective students (masterschool.eitdigital.eu). Digital Media Technology (DMT) is one of the five majors in Master’s Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) offered by Aalto University. Programme The first year is similar at the entry points with four basic courses on signal processing, computer graphics, programming web services and internet communication. In addition, some elective courses may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation. An important part of the programme are the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) courses. The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab extends media systems engineering projects by a market survey, a business model generation process, and a venture development exercise. We emphasize user driven innovation and holistic analysis of service, technology, organisation and financial perspectives, as new media technologies are disruptive for existing business models and almost always have a significant impact on the culture and social relations. Society-relevant themes will also be at the core of the summer schools, which will bring students from the different entry points together. Students participating in the DMT track are offered an internship with an industry partner or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on their thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis is the I&E minor thesis that specifies the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected thesis project. The I&E thesis allows students to study issues such as user driven digital media innovation and evaluation of user experience social media digital media ecosystem analysis, business models for content providers in the context of next generation networks, role of video communication and collaboration tools in enterprises, business aspects of e-health and telemedicine services. The first year is offered by the following universities: KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden University of Technology Delft, the Netherlands University of Trento, Italy Specialisations Specialisations are provided in the second year. The DMT programme offers 6 specialisations, each at a different location. To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point. Hypermedia at Aalto Media Processing and Communications at KTH Medical Visualization at TU Delft Media Communications Services at BME Budapest Virtual Environments at UCL Semantic Media at UNITN [-]

Master of Science in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Embedded Systems

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The EIT Digital Master School offers a two year education in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies. [+]

The EIT Digital Master School offers a two year education in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies. The Embedded Systems major focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computing systems which are embedded as integral part of larger systems and designed for specific control functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components. The students of the Embedded Systems major at Aalto University will acquire skills to develop applications and services that are based on mobile cyber-physical systems (CPS) technologies. The topics covered include programming web and multimedia systems, processing of video and audio, designing user interfaces, and mastering the embedded systems design flow. Graduates of the Embedded Systems programme will be world-class specialists and innovators in the field of embedded systems, capable of developing embedded solutions for new challenges in the cyber-physical systems and internet-of-things domains. Embedded Systems (ES) is one of the five majors in Master’s Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) offered by Aalto University. The partner universities with which this double degree programme can be completed are: KTH (Sweden), TU Berlin (Germany), TU/Eindhoven (The Netherlands). Print Feedback Why study Embedded Systems? Embedded systems are everywhere. More than 98% of the world’s processors are located in embedded systems. Applications include a wide variety of industrial and personal systems such as satellites, robots, cars, airplanes, elevators, mobile telephones, washing machines, and health-care equipment just to mention a few. In all these areas, embedded systems confer added value to the products by either extending the range of the delivered functionalities or by enhancing the quality of a “traditional” functionality that is rendered to the user. What are the career opportunities for Embedded Systems graduates? Many European companies are world leading in the field of embedded systems design and have a strong demand for highly skilled, creative engineers, innovators, system architects, and specialists. Europe also needs brand new companies that are able to provide innovative embedded solutions to address societal challenges, to improve the quality of life, and to boost the European economy and leadership. What is Embedded Systems Master at EIT Digital all about? The Embedded Systems programme focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computing systems which are embedded as integral part of larger systems, designed for specific control functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components. Graduates of the Embedded Systems programme will be world-class specialists and innovators in the field of embedded systems, capable of developing embedded solutions for new challenges in the cyber-physical systems and internet-of-things domains. The Embedded Systems programme has three entry points and seven exit points. The first year will be similar at the three entry point universities (KTH, TUB, TU/e), covering the common base studies on construction of embedded systems, embedded hardware & software, and models & methods for embedded systems design. The second year will accommodate the technical specialisation provided by one of the exit point universities (KTH, TUB, TU/e, AALTO, TUCS, UNITN, BME). The seven specialisations are: (1) Embedded Platforms (2) Embedded Multicore Processing, (3) Embedded Networking, (4) Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems, (5) Internet of Things and Energy-Efficient Computing, (6) Real-Time Systems and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems, and (7) Critical Embedded Systems. What are the goals of the programme? The mission of the Embedded Systems programme is to give students a holistic and multidisciplinary view and skillset on embedded systems, their underlying technologies, their development, and their integration. Through the combined technical and entrepreneurial education, students will get insight into the role of embedded systems in the modern society and ability to develop innovations into business ideas and high tech embedded systems start-ups. They will also be capable of taking on leading management roles in embedded systems and more general ICT companies. How is the programme structured? The general structure of the two-year programme (120 ECTS) is shown below. The first year (60 ECTS), providing the technical core (common base) and I&E courses, is spent at one of the entry unversities. The second year (60 ECTS), providing the technical specialisation courses, is spent at one of the exit universities. The selected entry and exit points must reside in different countries. This international and cross-organisational mobility is a mandatory and essential part of the programme. The teaching language in all the courses is English. [-]

Master of Science in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Human Computer Interaction and Design

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Human Computer Interaction and Design major focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. [+]

The EIT Digital Master School offers a two year education in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies. The Human Computer Interaction and Design major focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. The studies include courses on design and evaluation of interactive systems with a strong emphasis on user-centered design techniques: understanding the human capacities and consequences of using information technology as a tool for solving work related tasks, and developing and evaluating the systems by putting the user at the center of the design process. In addition, studies in the major will develop business thinking in terms of user profiles, user segments, branding, market development, and product introductions. Why study the EIT Digital Human Computer Interaction and Design programme? The EIT Digital HCID programme offers: Front line technical content within the field Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree. A good integration with tailored Business courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship A thesis work well grounded in industrial problems Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines at least through a summer school between the two years. Access to the co-location centers and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes. What is the programme all about? The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. The HCID programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers courses on design and evaluation of interactive systems with a strong emphasis on user-centered design techniques: understanding the human capacities and consequences of using information technology as a tool for solving work related tasks, and developing and evaluating the systems by putting the user at the center of the design process. In addition, the program will create a business thinking in terms of user profiles, user segments, house style, branding, and market development and product introductions. What are the carrier opportunities for graduates from the programme? Graduates from the HCID master’s programme will qualify for jobs in international and local organizations in both technical and business roles. Typical titles are: interaction designer or user experience designer, interactive systems engineer, human factors expert, usability engineer, business developer, product manager, or consultant. Through their multidisciplinary attitude graduates are valuable in open innovation settings where different aspects (market, users, social aspects, media technologies) come together. They will easily find jobs within companies that provide value-added products and services, such as telecom companies, game companies, e-learning, web developers, and entertainment. An alternative path would be to start your own company to provide product or technology development, media content, business development or consultancy services. How is the programme structured? The programme is a double degree programme with studies at a university in one country the first year (entry) and studies at a university in another country the second year (exit). The program has an integrated technical content (Technical major) and business content (Innovation & Entrepreneurship – I&E minor). The I&E minor is shared between all programs (link). An integral part of the second year is a Masters thesis (30 ECTS). [-]

Master of Science in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Software and Service Architectures

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Software and Service Architectures major covers a wide range of topics from user studies, user centered development and business process modelling to software engineering, data analysis, software security and highly distributed software system. Students of the major will learn to work in teams to guide the software development process of complex information systems. [+]

The EIT Digital Master School offers a two year education in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies. Studies in Software and Service Architectures major aim to educate the next generation of service designers and software architects capable of designing and engineering novel software systems to: Drive the digitalization of businesses, Create new businesses based on software intensive services, Be responsible for the elicitation and definition of what software products and services IT companies should create in order to be successful; and Be responsible for the processes and methods for the effective development of modern software systems. The Software and Service Architectures major covers a wide range of topics from user studies, user centered development and business process modelling to software engineering, data analysis, software security and highly distributed software system. Students of the major will learn to work in teams to guide the software development process of complex information systems. Software and Service Architectures (SSA) is one of the five majors in Master’s Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) offered by Aalto University. The partner universities with which this double degree programme can be completed are: University of Trento (Italy), ELTE (Hungary), TU/Eindhoven (The Netherlands), UPM (Spain). Why study the EIT Digital Software and Service Architectures programme? The EIT Digital SSA programme offers: Innovative and well grounded education for the next generation of service designers and software architects. Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree. A good integration with tailored courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A thesis work connected to interesting industrial challenges. Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines (link) not least through a summer school between the two years. Access to the co-location centres and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes. What is the programme all about? The programme in Software and Service Architectures is an enhanced version of the previous programme on Service Design and Engineering and aims to educate the next generation of service designers and software architects capable of designing and engineering novel software systems to: (i) Drive digitalization of businesses, (ii) Create new businesses based on software intensive services, (iii) Be responsible for the elicitation and definition of what software products and services IT companies should create in order to be successful; (iv) Be responsible for the processes and methods for the effective development of modern software systems. The SSA programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers courses to enable graduates to take on the following challenges: What software-based businesses should be developed (user centric needs and business focused opportunities) How should software be developed (modern and agile software engineering methodologies integrated with design thinking and User Centric/Service Design methods) How can software be used to generate and improve business benefits (Service Oriented Architectures, Internet of Things, etc.) SSA students will learn to work in teams to guide the software development process of complex information systems. What are the carreer opportunities for graduates from the programme? The SSA programme approach is multidisciplinary covering a wide range of topics from user studies, user centered development and business process modelling to software engineering, data analysis, software security and highly distributed software system. Graduates from the SSA master’s programme will qualify for jobs in international and local companies involved in digitalized business, in software and service design companies and in software consultancies with a service focus: Graduates will also be able to contribute to and start totally new businesses. Typical job descriptions or titles are; Software and services designer; Software architect; Information System architect; Systems designer / engineer; Business developer; Product manager; Consultant. How is the programme structured? The programme is a double degree programme with studies at a university in one country the first year (entry) and studies at a university in another country the second year (exit). The programme has an integrated technical content (Technical major) and business content (Innovation & Entrepreneurship – I&E minor). The I&E minor is shared between all EIT Master's programmes (link). An integral part of the second year is a Final Degree Project (30 ECTS, including Master's Thesis).The structure and content of the technical major is given below. [-]

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) combines engineering with economic and human fundamentals to create value and efficiency. [+]

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. You can choose from the three majors offered: Leadership and Knowledge Management Operations and Service Management Strategy and Venturing Creating value through proactive problem solving 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. Industrial Engineering and Management is one of the two specialisation options offered within the Master’s Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management, the other being Strategy. The programme is organised by the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. Study programme 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). You can choose from the three majors examining 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 The degree consists of a major (45 ECTS), a minor (20 ECTS), elective studies (25 ECTS), and the Master’s thesis (30 ECTS). Career opportunities Studies in Industrial Engineering and Management 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 Industrial Engineering and Management students include e.g. Release management process in a software service company; Computer-aided product cost estimation for the virtual factory; Efficiency and functionality of an internal purchaser-provider model in public specialized health care services; Stakeholder and dependency management in an IT organization, and Strategy formation studied from internal and external perspectives. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected to the Industrial Engineeering and Management programme in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. Since our Master’s theses are typically commissioned by companies, students are often paid for the thesis-related employment. The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management also recruits successful students for summer jobs and research projects. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Specific admission requirements for Industrial Engineering and Management The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management is responsible for the academic evaluation of the applications. Students are selected by the Departmental Selection Board. The first phase of the evaluation process identifies the applications that are acceptable according to the standards of the programme. The second phase of the evaluation process ranks the acceptable 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. During the academic evaluation, 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 other study-related merits Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, the following, additional application documents are appreciated: Relevant Master's Degree certificate (if available) (officially attested) Certificates of relevant university-level non-degree studies Letter of recommendation (at least one). The recommendation should be written by a person who has supervised you in either academic or employment capacity. The recommendation must be delivered in a sealed envelope. The recommendation should be specifically addressed for the Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management Relevant letters of reference (work certificates) and other certificates of relevant activities. In case you have work experience or other activities that could support your application, include copies of these documents to your application. Results of GRE- or GMAT-test (if available, please submit a paper copy of your test report) The number of references or recommendations is not decisive but they complement the assessment of the applicant’s capabilities, motivation and dedication. Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. The applicant is requested to indicate in the motivation letter which major (Leadership and Knowledge Management, Operations and Service Management, Strategy and Venturing) s-/he would like to pursue. Also additional application documents described above (recommendations letter(s), work or other certificates) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management – Strategy

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Aimed at high achieving students with a background in technology, Strategy specialisation trains future leaders with a global vision! [+]

Aimed at high achieving students with a background in technology, Strategy specialisation trains future leaders with a global vision! The Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) combines engineering with economic and human fundamentals to create value and efficiency. The Strategy specialisation's unique feature is its interdisciplinary approach to tackle complex business problems. Studies in Strategy are produced in collaboration with 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. Study programme 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. The 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 opportunities Strategy students typically pursue careers in management consulting, private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship and managerial positions in international companies. Some of the companies where our alumni are currently working include companies like McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Kone, and Rovio. 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). Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected to the Industrial Engineeering and Management programme in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. Since our Master’s theses are typically commissioned by companies, students are often paid for the thesis-related employment. The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management also recruits successful students for summer jobs and research projects. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Specific admission requirements for Strategy The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management is responsible for the academic evaluation of the applications. Students are selected by the Departmental Selection Board. The first phase of the evaluation process identifies the applications that are acceptable according to the standards of the programme. The second phase of the evaluation process ranks the acceptable 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. During the academic evaluation, 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 other study-related merits [-]

Master of Science in Information and Service Management

Campus Full time August 2017 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 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. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. 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 applicants will be evaluated and ranked according to the following criteria: ADMISSION GROUP 1 Applicants having completed a Finnish lower university degree in "Economics and Business Administration" (kauppatieteiden kandidaatin tutkinto, KTK). More information on admission groups is on the admissions page. To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed at least 12 ECTS credits of such studies that give the applicant the ability to start the advanced studies in the Master's Programme in Information and Service Management. Thesis works or internships cannot be included in the credits. The previous credits in the core area of the programme, giving the ability to start the advanced studies, are assessed by a representative of the degree programme. No statements will be made on the matter in advance. The credits completed in the following subjects, or subjects that the Aalto University School of Business considers to be corresponding, may be considered: Logistics, Management Science, Information Systems Science, Technology Management, Business Mathematics and Statistics. Candidates will be ranked based on 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. 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. To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed at least 24 ECTS credits of such studies that give the applicant the ability to start the advanced studies in the Master's Programme in Information and Service Management. Thesis works or internships cannot be included in the credits. The previous credits in the core area of the programme, giving the ability to start the advanced studies, are assessed by a representative of the degree programme. No statements will be made on the matter in advance. The credits completed in the following subjects, or subjects that the Aalto University School of Business considers to be corresponding, may be considered: Logistics, Management Science, Information Systems Science, Technology Management, Business Mathematics and Statistics. Candidates will be ranked on GMAT total score (or comparable GRE result), weighted GPA of previous degree and overall evaluation of the study success. Applicants with GMAT result lower than 550 or weighted GPA of previous degree 3.00 or lower (equivalent to Finnish ECTS evaluation) are not eligible for admission. Contact information Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki [-]

Master of Science in Information Networks

Campus Full time August 2017 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. You will 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. You 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. Master of Science (Technology), 120 ECTS, degree structure consists of a major (either long or compact), a Master’s thesis, and elective studies. A compact major is always supplemented with a minor. Recent Master’s thesis topics of Information Networks students e.g. Differences between observations and interviews in creating use cases for usability inspection; User research in commercialization – why and how; Persona creation based on secondary data: a study on perceived reliability in UX design; Customer value creation and value capture in digitally enhanced industrial services; Mobile interface design for evoking motivation: design implications from self-determination theory and motivational interviewing; and The role of user-centred design in startup-companies’ business and product development. Career opportunities 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. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected to the Information Networks programme in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. 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 General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. Programme-specific admission requirements The Master’s Programme in Information Networks is responsible for the academic evaluation 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 evaluation is based on the following criteria. The most important criteria are the motivation to the programme, content of the previous degree(s) and the previous academic performance. Motivation and dedication to the programme Content of the previous degree(s) An acceptable applicant shows clear interest in technology but also in people as individuals, groups, communities and society using the technology. Acceptable applicants’ previous degrees allow them to take the engineering Master’s degree in two years. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants with the B. Sc. degree either in computer science, media technology, industrial engineering and management or natural science, or with some combination of these subject areas. The official study transcript of the applicant should indicate: elementary university-level mathematics such as calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, about 20 ECTS combined programming or computer science, about 20 ECTS computer graphics or media technology, about 10 ECTS operations and service management, organisational behavior or leadership, about 20 ECTS Additionally, human-centred studies (e.g in user experience design, communication, psychology, sociology or philosophy, or some combination of these subjects) will be considered as a merit for the applicant. The desired amount of this type of studies is also about 20 ECTS. The Programme Selection Board reserves the right to require the applicant to complete defined complementary courses as prerequisites for the Master's programme. These 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. The amount of these courses may not exceed 15 ECTS. Previous academic performance (grades) An acceptable applicant has achieved consistently very good grades at her/his home university. The degree certificate and/or the official transcript of university records should clearly indicate this. In the Finnish universities applying the grading scale 1-5 (5= excellent), the weighted GPA should be about 4. When evaluating each applicant’s academic performance, we emphasize the grades achieved in the degree that gives the eligibility for applying. The recognition of applicant’s home university affects the final interpretation of the academic performance. Language proficiency Recognition of the home university Relevant work experience or other relevant activity Recommendations The Selection Board reserves the right to decide whether or not a degree and/or a university meet the programme-specific admission requirements. Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, the programme appreciates the following, additional documents: Relevant Master's Degree certificate (if available) (officially attested) Certificates of relevant university-level non-degree studies Letter of recommendation (at least one). The recommendation should be written by a person who has supervised you in either academic or employment capacity. The recommendation must be delivered in a sealed envelope. The recommendation should be specifically for the Master's Programme in Information Networks. Relevant letters of reference (work certificates) and other certificates of relevant activities. In case you have work experience or other activities that could support your application, include copies of these documents to your application. GRE- or GMAT-test (if available) A content description of the completed courses and/or other skills that the applicant consider most relevant to show his/her suitability for the programme The number of references or recommendations is not decisive but they complement the assessment of the applicant’s capabilities, motivation and dedication. Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. Also additional application documents described above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, and publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master of Science in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (Nordic Master)

Campus Full time August 2017 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. Evaluation criteria Selection Process The selection process for Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering is based on a total evaluation of the following selection criteria: university, GPA, course work related to the programme, thesis proposal, relevant working experiences and references. Required application documents Application process takes place in NTNU Admission service Deadline 16.1.2017 You will have to apply directly to NTNU admission service regardless of where you plan to start your studies. You must decide on a study track and a start university before you can submit your application. [-]

Master of Science in International Design Business Management - M. Sc. Degree in Economics and Business Administration

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Master's Programme in International Design Business Management enables students to act as future world-class professionals in global business development through design and technology. [+]

The Master's Programme in International Design Business Management enables students to act as future world-class professionals in global business development through 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 experience The main offering of the IDBM programme is the Industry Project, which is a real-life assignment from a sponsoring-company that a multidisciplinary team of four to six students undertakes during the first academic year. 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. Learning outcomes Students learn what is needed to undertake new business ventures in global environments. They master professional specialised concepts, applications and knowledge linked to their own business, design or technology background that are relevant to global business development. This includes understanding the systemic nature of global issues and the impact of globalisation as well as the multidisciplinary responses needed to address these issues. They understand the need to possess the best knowledge projections of the future through foresight, and the need to understand agile and flexible operational practices. Additionally, they understand the issues related to the creation and application of new knowledge within and in between the fields of business, technology and design. The graduates are able to: operate independently and in teams, arrive at successful cross-cutting solutions within complex, ambiguous and demanding problem settings and environments create new knowledge and practices and apply them in multidisciplinary settings execute demanding tasks in expert and entrepreneurial roles, and develop new strategic and operational approaches in complex and unforeseeable circumstances manage and lead initiatives and people within the global business settings evaluate the action of self and of teams, be responsible for the professional development of others, while demonstrating abilities to accumulate personal expertise and knowledge master excellence in written and oral communication skills within and external to the professional sphere. Career prospects IDBM studies prepare for a career in the creative industries and in businesses that use and manage creativity as a key component of their competitive positioning. 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 positions graduates undertake typically include managing design, product, service and business development, consulting, intra- and entrepreneurial initiatives and research. The initial specialist roles usually evolve into managerial ones. 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. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. See also language requirements. In addition to the general eligibility requirements, each Master's programme has programme-specific evaluation criteria. 2. Programme-specific requirements To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed at least 24 ECTS covering the domains of business and administration or subjects that support those domains (for example Management, Quantitative Methods of Economics and Management Science, Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Business Law, Finance, Logistics, Business Communication, Entrepreneurship or other studies in Economics and Business Administration). It will be decided case by case whether an applicant fulfils this requirement of previous studies. Internships cannot be included in the credits. 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 admissions page. The applicants are evaluated and ranked on the basis of the criteria below. 1) Academic Excellence Admission Group 1: Weighted GPA of previous degree and overall evaluation of the study success. Admission Group 2: GMAT (or comparable GRE) test result. Applicants with lower than 550 or no GMAT or GRE are not eligible. 2) Motivation statement (letter OR video) Applicant must show his/her motivation for studying in the IDBM programme by providing motivation statement. The statement can be provided as motivation letter of 1-2 pages OR motivational video of max 2 minutes long. The statement should answer at least the following questions: Why I am applying for admission to the IDBM Master's Studies Programme? What I am expecting to learn or gain by participating in the IDBM Programme? The contribution I will bring to fellow students and the continued success of the IDBM Programme? 3) Professional Experience 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. 4) Interview Based on the evaluation of criteria 1-3, the best applicants are invited for an interview. The maximum number of applicants invited to the interview is double the amount of the quota. The applicants’ practical skills and ability to communicate in English are evaluated and the applicants are required to give a short oral presentation in English on a subject given when invited to the interview. The applicants are asked a series of questions regarding their motivation, abilities, and attitudes. Interviews can be conducted by phone or SKYPE if necessary. The final acceptance of applicants will be made on the basis of the interviews. The student can be admitted only for one Master’s Programme in International Design Business Management. Location: Coordination: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki. Note that learning activities take place on all Aalto University campuses. [-]

Master of Science in International Design Business Management - M.Sc. Degree in Technology

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

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 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 opportunities 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. During studies, 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. Programme-specific requirements and evaluation criteria To be considered for admission, the applicant must fulfill 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 completed 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. If the minimum requirements (good academic performance, compatibility of previous studies) are not met, the evaluation will not be continued. [-]

Master of Science in Life Science Technologies - Bioinformatics

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Bioinformatics is a young field of science that seeks answers to the versatile research questions in biology, medicine, and biotechnology with computational modeling of biological systems and the analysis of complex big data produced by the modern high-throughput measurement technologies. [+]

Join an educational journey with studies in biosciences and computational methods in the search for one truly unique degree! Bioinformatics is a young field of science that seeks answers to the versatile research questions in biology, medicine, and biotechnology with computational modeling of biological systems and the analysis of complex big data produced by the modern high-throughput measurement technologies. Understanding such data requires robust statistical modeling and computationally efficient methods. The Bioinformatics major is designed to give strong competences in computational and data science, skills for developing new computational methods and models, and applying them to real-world biomolecular data. Thus, the student will acquire solid knowledge of probabilistic modeling and machine learning, as well as skills to interpret and visualize diverse biomolecular data. Doctoral Track in Bioinformatics major Bioinformatics will launch a doctoral track in the academic year 2017-2018. Doctoral track is a competitive track where only a limited number of top students will be admitted. Students selected to the doctoral track can have their studies tailored towards pursuing PhD studies and can start working towards PhD in one of the department’s research groups already during their Master studies. The full Master’s programme (120 ECTS) including the Master’s thesis needs to be completed (in two years with very good grades) before formally entering the doctoral programme, but the purpose of the doctoral track is to prepare the student for the academic career and provide the student with skills and knowledge required for the PhD studies. The applicants are asked to indicate their interest in entering the doctoral track in their application's motivation letter. Study programme Studies in the Bioinformatics major cover a wide range of topics in bioinformatics and computational systems biology. To better understand the methodological basis commonly used in the field, the major will provide students with a comprehensive background in probabilistic modeling, machine learning and data science. State-of-the-art methods for analyzing next-generation sequencing, microarray and other 'omics data as well as biological networks form part of the curriculum. Most courses include practical exercises with computers to ensure the understanding of both theory and practice of the methods. Examples of research questions studied include predicting drug-target interactions, reconstructing biological networks, finding associations between genotypes and diseases, and modelling dynamical behavior of complex biological pathways. Recent thesis topics of Bioinformatics students include, e.g. Integrated data analysis pipeline for whole human genome transcription factor binding sites prediction, Identification of minimal metabolic fluxes leading to the production of particular metabolites, Integrating ENCODE data to model transcriptional regulation, Multi-variate analysis of brain images in seasonal affective disorder, and Prediction of drug effects in gene regulatory networks: Boolean modeling approach. Career opportunities The demand for bioinformatics professionals is considerable in both public and private sector. The bioinformation specialists are in great demand in research groups at universities and research institutes both in Finland and abroad. Graduates are also sought after in private enterprises, such as drug companies and other medically-oriented organizations. The high number of biological research groups (100+) in Helsinki region provide good opportunities for internships and thesis positions already during studies. 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 the evaluation criteria (see below). 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. Major-specific admission requirements Applicants to the Bioinformatics major should have Bachelor's degree (minimum 180 ECTS credits or equivalent) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Bioinformation Technology, or a closely related field. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as Engineering, Physics, Life Sciences, Information Systems, and Economics will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge in computational, mathematical and statistical methods. Required background knowledge: studies encompassing at least 60 ECTS credits in mathematics (linear algebra, calculus and/or discrete mathematics) basic probability theory and statistics basic programming skills, algorithms and data structures Knowledge of the following areas is considered an advantage: machine learning computational modelling and data analysis bioinformatics high-throughput biotechnology molecular biology [-]

Master of Science in Life Science Technologies - Biosensing and Bioelectronics

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The major in Biosensing and Bioelectronics combines both theoretical and practical studies in designing, developing, fabricating and characterizing biosensors, biomedical devices and medical instrumentations. Hands-on experience is gained in order to understand the biocompatibility of both organic and inorganic materials used in electronics, as well as interactions between low frequency electromagnetic fields and living tissue, and in special applications these interactions even with single cells and biomolecules. [+]

The major in Biosensing and Bioelectronics combines both theoretical and practical studies in designing, developing, fabricating and characterizing biosensors, biomedical devices and medical instrumentations. Hands-on experience is gained in order to understand the biocompatibility of both organic and inorganic materials used in electronics, as well as interactions between low frequency electromagnetic fields and living tissue, and in special applications these interactions even with single cells and biomolecules. The target is to educate engineering experts, who have versatile comprehension of biosensors and other electronic applications. To accomplish this, the student is introduced to nanoscale phenomena, microfabrication techniques, biomaterials science, biochemical recognition of biomolecules, physical transducers, sensor technologies and to a good extent also to clinical equipment like medical imaging. The tools needed in the development of innovations in the field of biosensors and bioelectronics are provided and the students are strongly encouraged to commercialize their own ideas. Career Options The major provides 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 careers in research, development 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. Applicants to the Biosensing and Bioelectronics major should have a Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformation Technology, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Automation and Information Technology, Materials Science, Micro & Nanotechnology, Physics or in a closely related field. Required background knowledge: studies encompassing at least 60 ECTS credits in mathematics chemistry/materials science physics, and computer programming. Evaluation criteria The Degree Programme Committee of Life Science Technologies is responsible for the academic evaluation of the applications. The paper-based student selection is competitive and the best applicants are selected according to the programme-specific admission criteria: Content of the previous degree(s) Study success: grades achieved and pace of studies Recognition and quality of the applicant's home institution Motivation for studies in the programme Language proficiency Recommendations Relevant work experience or other relevant activities (publications, patents, etc.) The two most important criteria are the previous study success and the contents of the degree completed. The applicant's study success in previous studies will be evaluated based on the grade point average (GPA) and results in key courses. Very good study success is expected. The programme does not have a minimum quota to be fulfilled, and not all eligible applicants will necessarily be admitted. Depending on the number of applications received, the programme may perform a pre-selection before the final student selection. Studies in the Master's programme should provide genuinely new knowledge for the applicant. If the applicant already has a Master's degree, the motivation letter should clearly indicate why another Master's degree is necessary. [-]

Master of Science in Life Science Technologies - Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The major in Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering is strongly research driven and is tightly linked to research activities related to the fields of biotechnology, organic chemistry, chemical and biological microdevices, and polymer science at the School of Chemical Technology. Employment sectors for graduates are within the broad context of engineering combined with chemistry and biotechnology within the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. [+]

The major in Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering is strongly research driven and is tightly linked to research activities related to the fields of biotechnology, organic chemistry, chemical and biological microdevices, and polymer science at the School of Chemical Technology. Employment sectors for graduates are within the broad context of engineering combined with chemistry and biotechnology within the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. Study programme 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. Interface of biology, biomaterials and drugs The major Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering provides a solid understanding of biological phenomena, biomaterials and small organic molecules important to the field of Life science. At the core of the teaching are the understanding of molecular and cellular level phenomena, reprogramming of cells, molecular design and characterization of small pharmaceutically active molecules, and the synthesis and characterization of biomaterials. Specialization during the major allows acquiring in depth understanding in one of the selected fields or studying at the interface of the different fields. Career options The major gives graduates cutting-edge scientific knowledge and skills enabling the students to integrate into the international life science technologies job market or to pursue doctoral studies in specialist fields. Graduates have a strong multidisciplinary knowledge of biological sciences and chemistry at the interface with technology and the ability to apply this knowledge in the fields of applied research, development, translational research and production, both in a research and business environment. Graduates in Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering major receive a broad training and in-depth knowledge, combined with practical experience. 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 major Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering 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 major 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. Major-specific admission requirements Attendance to the major in Biosystems and -materials presupposes basic knowledge and competences in the disciplines of Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Mathematics and Computer Science which are in content, scope and quality similar to those covered in the Aalto CHEM Bachelor’s degree program. Said qualification could be earned with a university Bachelor’s degree (minimum 180 ECTS credits or equivalent), in particular in the fields of: Agricultural Science, Applied Biosciences, Biochemistry, Biomaterials Science, Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Computational Science, Food Science, or Environmental Sciences. Evaluation criteria The Degree Programme Committee of Life Science Technologies is responsible for the academic evaluation of the applications. The paper-based student selection is competitive and the best applicants are selected according to the programme-specific admission criteria: Content of the previous degree(s) Study success: grades achieved and pace of studies Recognition and quality of the applicant's home institution Motivation for studies in the programme Language proficiency Recommendations Relevant work experience or other relevant activities (publications, patents, etc.) The two most important criteria are the previous study success and the contents of the degree completed. The applicant's study success in previous studies will be evaluated based on the grade point average (GPA) and results in key courses. Very good study success is expected. The programme does not have a minimum quota to be fulfilled, and not all eligible applicants will necessarily be admitted. Depending on the number of applications received, the programme may perform a pre-selection before the final student selection. Studies in the Master's programme should provide genuinely new knowledge for the applicant. If the applicant already has a Master's degree, the motivation letter should clearly indicate why another Master's degree is necessary. [-]

Master of Science in Life Science Technologies - Complex Systems

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Acquire a strong computational and theoretical background for understanding complex systems - from the human brain to a diversity of biological and social systems! [+]

Acquire a strong computational and theoretical background for understanding complex systems - from the human brain to a diversity of biological and social systems! Complex Systems is a transdisciplinary research area that builds on statistical physics, computer science, data science, and applied mathematics. The major in Complex Systems provides the students with tools to understand systems with large numbers of interacting elements, from the human brain to social networks and from living to technological systems. Studies in Complex Systems will focus on system-level understanding as well as on giving the students hands-on experience in data-intensive research. The set of tools in the curriculum includes network science, nonlinear dynamics, agent-based modelling, machine learning, and Bayesian statistics, together with the fundamentals of dealing with empirical data and computational data analysis. This interdisciplinary major is suitable for students from different backgrounds (e.g. physics, bioinformatics, computer science), and students can choose to put emphasis on computational data analysis, theory, or application areas, according to their own wishes. Doctoral Track in Complex Systems major Complex Systems will launch a doctoral track in the academic year 2017-2018. Doctoral track means that some of the students selected to the Complex Systems major can have their studies tailored towards pursuing PhD studies and can start working towards PhD in one of the department’s research groups already during their Master studies. The full Master’s programme (120 ECTS) including the Master’s thesis needs to be completed (in two years with very good grades) before formally entering the doctoral programme, but the purpose of the doctoral track is to prepare the student for the academic career and provide the student with skills and knowledge required for PhD studies. The applicants are asked to indicate their interest in entering the doctoral track in their application's motivation letter. Study programme The Complex Systems major has been structured to allow for flexibility, and the student may emphasize chosen areas of interest. In addition to courses common to all Life Science Technologies students, the major has four modules: Measuring and interpreting data: courses for dealing with experimental data, its analysis, and visualization; Advanced statistics and machine learning: courses on Bayesian statistics and methods and basic principles of machine learning; Systems and modeling: studies in network science, chaos theory, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, and mathematical modeling; Application areas; courses offered in all other Life Science Technologies majors. Recent thesis topics of Complex Systems students include, e.g. Analysis and visualization of social network structure in an organization; Modular structure of functional brain networks during movie viewing and rest; and Temporal percolation and influential nodes in communication networks. Career opportunities After completing their studies, the students of Complex Systems have the necessary skills for doctoral studies and interdisciplinary scientific career. The research groups of the area are internationally well connected and engaged in multi-disciplinary collaboration with top-class teams in internationally prominent universities. Also positions in the industry (e.g. data scientist) are possible. 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 the joint evaluation criteria (see below). 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. Major-specific admission requirements Applicants to the Complex Systems major should have Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Bioinformation Technology, or a closely related field. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields, such as Life Sciences or Economics, will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge in computational, mathematical and statistical methods. Required background knowledge: studies encompassing at least 60 ECTS credits in mathematics (linear algebra and matrix theory, calculus, discrete mathematics) basic probability theory and statistics basic programming skills, algorithms and data structures Knowledge of the following areas is considered an advantage: statistical physics computational modelling and data analysis information theory machine learning network theory nonlinear dynamics [-]

Master of Science in Management and International Business

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

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. 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. 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. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. 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 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 admissions 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 programme does not evaluate documents or previous studies of applicants in advance. Contact information Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki. [-]

Master of Science in Maritime Engineering (Nordic Master)

Campus Full time August 2017 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. Online application is open 1 Nov 2016 -16 Jan 2017 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. Qualifications_checklist. Fill it, 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. 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). English language test exemptions: Applicants who have completed a higher education degree and the requisite studies in an English-language programme requiring a physical on-site presence at a university in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States. Applicants who have completed at least a 3-year degree instructed in English in an EU/EEA country. Applicants with upper secondary education and a Bachelor’s degree (issued or ongoing if the applicant is currently enrolled in the last semester) from a Nordic country shall provide proof of English proficiency, for example by providing transcripts from their upper secondary education. Evaluation criteria Ranking All applications are academically evaluated by the consortium partner universities. For candidates fulfilling the above requirements, the ranking of students is done on the basis of student’s academic achievements. Admission is based on joint decision by the admission board of the consortium. Applications steps The online application form opens on 1 November 2016 and closes 16th January 2017. Tuition fees and scholarships Currently Aalto, DTU, KTH and Chalmers charges fees to non-EU/EEA students. Some universities also charge an application fee and some have a compulsory student union fee. Selection schedule The online application form opens on 1st November 2016 and closes 16th January 2017. Admission decisions will be published in April 2017. [-]

Master of Science in Marketing

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master's Programme in Marketing centers around Strategic Marketing, Sustainable Marketing, Retail Marketing and Consumer Culture. [+]

The Master's Programme in Marketing centers around Strategic Marketing, Sustainable Marketing, Retail Marketing and Consumer Culture. 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, Sustainable Marketing, Retail Marketing and Consumer Culture. To further strengthen these core areas of knowledge, you can also learn about Service Business Strategy, Brands in Strategic Marketing, Managing Innovative Selling, Digital Marketing, Consumer Behavior in Design and Fashion, Fashion Marketing, and 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 Sustainable Marketing course explores the roles of marketing in a sustainable society. Sustainable marketing has two imperatives: 1) to conduct itself in way that advances an organization’s economic success while creating a positive impact on society and the environment, and 2) to help bring about a society that values and practices social and environmental sustainability in all its behaviors. In this course, you will learn to identify sustainable marketing opportunities, link them to marketing strategy, and offer specific tactics and applications. You will also learn to incorporate triple bottom line (social, economic and environmental) goals into marketing strategy and practice, and to apply principles of sustainable marketing to a going concern or entrepreneurial context. 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. 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. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. See also language requirements. In addition to the general eligibility requirements, each Master's programme has programme-specific evaluation criteria. 2. Programme-specific requirements ADMISSION GROUP 1 Applicants having completed a Finnish lower university degree in “Economics and Business Administration” (kauppatieteiden kandidaatin tutkinto, KTK). More information on admission groups is on the admissions page. To be considered for admission, the appli­cant must have completed at least 18 ECTS credits of studies in Marketing. Thesis works or internships cannot be included in the credits. The applicants are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: 1) GPA of previous degree ... [-]

Master of Science in Mathematics and Operations Research

Campus Full time August 2017 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. [+]

Develop your skills in mathematics and systems thinking and meet the future demand for top specialists in the field! 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 offers three majors: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Systems and Operations Research. Career opportunities 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. Typical job titles of recent graduates include, e.g. Consultant, Data Analyst, Supply Chain Planner, Business Analyst, Junior Analyst, Research Assistant, Doctoral student... 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 Non-EU/EEA students selected to the Mathematics and Operations Research programme in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis offers the best students summer trainee/research assistant positions. Admission requirements General admission requirements The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills. Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below. 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. Evaluation criteria The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis is responsible for the Master’s Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research. Students of the programme are selected by the Departmental Selection Committee. Applicants are evaluated based on the following evaluation criteria: earlier academic performance, content of the applicant’s Bachelor’s level studies, English language proficiency, motivation. The two most important criteria are the earlier academic performance and the content of the Bachelor’s degree. The applicant’s study success is evaluated based on the grade point average (GPA) and results in key courses. Very good previous study success is expected. The recognition of the applicant’s home university affects the final interpretation of the academic performance. The contents of the applicant’s previous degree(s) are evaluated based on the courses listed in the official transcript of records and the course descriptions submitted. The department requires the applicants to provide a letter of motivation (an obligatory part of the online application) describing why the applicant is interested in studying in the Master’s Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research. If the applicant already has a Master’s degree (in any subject), the motivation letter must clearly address the additional benefits that he or she seeks to gain by studying in the Master’s Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research. To be considered for acceptance in the programme, the additional benefits must be indisputably substantial. The programme does not have a minimum quota to be fulfilled, and not all eligible applicants will necessarily be admitted. Application documents In addition to the compulsory application documents, those applicants who do not have a Bachelor’s degree focused on mathematics, operations research or statistics are encouraged to submit certificates and transcripts for completed university level studies, including detailed descriptions of course content, as well as at most two recommendation letters. Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. Also additional application documents described above (course descriptions, recommendations letter(s)), should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them. [-]

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Today's society relies on mechanical engineering for effective and safe solutions everywhere. The field spans the broadest range of activities and technology sectors, including energy, transportation, materials, machinery, and industrial production, but also consumer goods, sports, medical devices, and environmental protection. [+]

Today's society relies on mechanical engineering for effective and safe solutions everywhere. The field spans the broadest range of activities and technology sectors, including energy, transportation, materials, machinery, and industrial production, but also consumer goods, sports, medical devices, and environmental protection. There is an endless supply of tasks, challenges, and opportunities, where fundamental principles of solid and fluid mechanics, combined with advanced knowledge of materials, design, production methods, and safety issues, enable mechanical engineers to have creative answers. Mechanical engineering applies to everything from the smallest components to large assemblies and systems with complex functionality. As a result, there is persistent demand for mechanical engineering expertise. Aalto University's Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering starts from a thorough understanding of the core mechanics subjects, to complement that with cross-disciplinary quality thinking and simultaneous engineering principles together with the use of the most modern computer aided design/engineering (CAD/CAE) and simulation tools. The studies provide a solid engineering basis for working in an international, competitive and highly innovative environment. The programme is a multidisciplinary, flexible and versatile option offering many possibilities for specialisation or for combination with other disciplines. Our teaching is based on problem-based learning, often solving practical real-world problems in cooperation with industry, and the degree opens doors to a multitude of future career paths. Graduates from the programme can work in a variety of areas including consulting, design, product development, research, and management. They are also welcome to apply to a post-graduate position within Aalto University. Study programme The programme starts with a project course tackling a prototypical mechanical engineering problem. Our students develop the "soft skills" that are important in a modern work environment, and construct an individualised professional profile as a mechanical engineer. This profile forms the basis for their further study path. The project course is part of the 30 credits of common studies of the programme. In addition the student should take 30 credits of advanced studies in the field. Although the advanced studies courses are listed in topic groups, this does not mean that students must choose predefined study paths in those topics; students may choose a less conventional mix of courses in accordance with their individual profile. 30 credits of elective studies are also included. They may be chosen within or outside of mechanical engineering. The Master's thesis completes the programme. Degree Structure Master’s thesis The master’s thesis (30 cr) is a piece of applied research and its key goal is solving a problem relevant to the field of study based on existing scientific knowledge in compliance with the principles of responsible conduct of research. The master's thesis shall be written on a topic related to the advanced studies of the degree programme, agreed upon between the student and the supervising professor. A suitable topic can, for instance, be a research and development project carried out for a partner outside the university, or it can be connected to an ongoing research project of the department. The master’s thesis takes 6 months (fulltime) and it is an individual project. Topic groups Arctic Technology The demand for engineers with specific Artic competence is rising, as the marine traffic and industrial activities in ice-covered seas are increasing. The Arctic environment, including the Baltic Sea, is very sensitive and imposes strict requirements for safety and sustainability on all operations. Students are provided with deep understanding of different engineering issues related to cold marine environment. These include design of ships for the harsh Arctic environment and understanding of the behaviour of sea ice. The courses deal with winter navigation, ice loads on ships and structures, design of structures, hydrodynamics, ice mechanics, and applied mechanics in general. Aalto University is one of the leading institutions in research related to Arctic Technology. The students will be able to participate in model scale experiments in a unique test facility, Aalto Ice Tank, and will get to know the state-of-the-art analytical and numerical methods used. Students can select, for example, the arctic marine technology study path, or arctic offshore and ice engineering. Graduates of Arctic Technology typically find work in consulting and design companies, classification societies, governmental bodies, shipyards, or in research institutes and universities. Engineering Materials Materials are "the stuff that stuff is made of". Advances in the science and technology of the materials we can use are key enablers of technological progress. Mechanical engineers specialised in the materials science of the most important engineering materials keep these advances coming, and understand which advances to focus on from users' as well as producers' perspective. This specialisation can be complemented for example with application-specific courses for a particular industry, or with design and modelling skills, or with materials-related courses from other programmes and schools. Graduates with an Engineering Materials focus are employed at large and small companies, start-ups, research institutes and universities, and government agencies, for example, in roles like product development, research, analysis, and management. Mechatronics Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field integrating mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control and computer engineering. By choosing the advanced studies of this topic group and the recommended courses for elective studies the student develops a strong conceptual and theoretic background, and also practical expertise on the different technology areas of the subject: machine design, electronics, fluid power, automation, control engineering, programming, modelling and simulation. The student learns to solve multidisciplinary problems creatively with different methods; to critically evaluate the adaptability of alternative technologies; to analyse system characteristics, operation and quality with measurements and simulations; and to design and build energy efficient and requirements satisfying mechatronic systems, apparatuses and machines. Typical career options for graduates are working as an expert, e.g., as system designer, product developer or research engineer in the service of a component manufacturer, an engineering office or a research institute. With accumulated work experience, graduates typically moves over to more challenging duties of design, research, teaching or management in the service of industry or academia. Product Development A good product developer has expertise and competence on at least one specific area e.g. machine design, engineering materials, manufacturing, structural engineering, electronics, mechatronics, industrial design, or business development. Product development courses focus on three main areas. First, the theoretical foundation on methods and tools of product development. Second, more practical approaches for communicating, prototyping, and testing of ideas and solutions. Third, the capstone course takes students through a complete experience from an idea to prototype process in partnership with an industrial partner and a real-world challenge. Product development courses are planned for students who adapt well to team settings. They are recommended for students who are interested in development projects of investment and consumer goods, and how they are planned, executed and closed. Managerial and leadership issues, as well as working in an interdisciplinary team, are components of the capstone course. Students who are interested in product development typically find themselves in a position of a team leader soon after their graduation. Further career paths may lead to development manager positions, technical expert roles, or product manager positions with more business responsibilities. Production Engineering A production engineer has a wide set of skills for managing production in a factory. The production engineering focus at Aalto University's Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering is on manufacturing in the metal industry. The courses in the production engineering topic group cover the following general subjects: manufacturing and machine tool technology, additive manufacturing, quality management and metrology, production systems, modelling and optimisation in production technology. Studying production engineering is often practical involving hands-on laboratory exercises, projects and individual assignments. Close cooperation with the industry is common. The focus areas of research include modelling and optimisation of production systems, material removal processes and additive manufacturing technology. Students may also use the shared research facility ADD, Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory, which provides 3D printing, laser cutting and robotics services to the university. Solid Mechanics Experts in Solid Mechanics are needed in the design of structures and machinery to ensure their safety and efficiency. The studies lead to deep understanding of the theoretical and numerical aspects of applied mechanics. An expert in this field understands the fundamental theories related to the behaviour of structures and materials under loads, but is also able to apply these theories, together with numerical tools, to effectively and reliably solve practical hands-on tasks. The knowledge of materials science, machine design, product development, and production engineering may also be useful. Different career paths include project engineer, continuum mechanics specialist and computational mechanics specialist. The courses in Solid Mechanics provide students with the capability to perform structural design and research related to mechanics of structures. Graduates will find work in companies designing and manufacturing products or structures, in consulting and design companies, or in governmental bodies. Also research institutes and universities are typical working environments. Recent graduates in solid mechanics from Aalto University have specialised for example in elevators, vehicles, marine propellors, and steel structures in civil engineering. Marine Technology The courses in the Marine Technology topic group give an in-depth understanding of maritime engineering. Teaching provides principles for ship construction and design, including hydrodynamics, loads, structural analyses, stability, risk of marine traffic and winter navigation. Theory supported by experimental work, and computer simulations are used to convey concepts. Paths offered by the topic group include: naval architecture, arctic marine technology, ship project engineer, structural expert and hydrodynamic expert. The selected path can be modified and focused based on student interest by specialisation courses from other topic groups or other Master's degree programmes. For instance, the cross-disciplinary Cruise & Ferry minor extends the engineering studies to design and business. The students are provided with the capability to perform design and research in the marine industry. The majority of graduates work in design and research positions in shipyards, in research institutes, in design offices, in shipping companies, or in regulatory institutions. Student selection The selection process is competitive and paper-based. Applications that pass the eligibility check (administrative evaluation) of Aalto University Admissions Services proceed to the School's programme specific academic evaluation. The applicants are expected to have a high quality Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline. The following academic evaluation criteria applies: Degree and institution of higher education Relevancy of studies Academic performance Motivation [-]

Master of Science in Nano and Radio Sciences

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

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... [+]

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. Tuition fees and scholarships Non-EU/EEA students selected in the application round 2017 will be charged tuition fees. Departments of Micro and Nanosciences and Radio Science and Engineering 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 (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. 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 GPA below the limit cannot 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 could support your application, please include certificates or other proof of these 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. [-]

Master of Science in Polymer Technology (Nordic Master)

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Nordic Master in Polymer Technology is a double degree programme developed jointly by The Nordic Five Tech network (N5T). The programme is strongly based on mathematics and science, and on the research and teaching excellence of participating universities which are Royal Insitute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Aalto University, Chalmers University of Technology and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). [+]

The Nordic Master in Polymer Technology is a double degree programme developed jointly by The Nordic Five Tech network (N5T). The programme is strongly based on mathematics and science, and on the research and teaching excellence of participating universities which are Royal Insitute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Aalto University, Chalmers University of Technology and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The students will, in excess to basic skills in polymer technology, get a broader understanding of the research in this field through the studies in two different universities. The programme includes one year in one of the partner universities and the other year in other partner university. Study programme Polymer technology is essential for technical progress in large number of areas and it plays a key role in meeting the challenges in the areas of health, energy, and sustainability. The education is based on the research and teaching excellence of participating universities.The students will, in excess to basic skills in polymer technology, get a broader understanding of the research in this field through the studies in two different universities. The programme includes the first year in one partner university, and the second year in another partner university. Structure of studies The Polymer Technology is a two-year programme of full-time studies with 120 ECTS credit points.The programme is structured in two parts: 1. The first year studies are divided into core courses (25-35 ECTS) and key competence (25-35 ECTS). The core courses cover the areas of polymer chemistry and polymer physics. 2. During the second year you specialize in one of the five subjects: biomaterials science, advanced materials, polymer engineering, macromolecular materials, and industrial processes. 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 Biomaterials Science (Aalto) The goal of the Biomaterials track at Aalto University is that the student is able to utilize biomass in an ecologically and economically sustainable way and has profound knowledge of the trends in modern polymer technology. The specialization Biomaterials Science has a strong focus on natural polymers, polymers based on renewable recourses, biodegradable polymers and the interphase between polymer science and biological sciences. This track is for students with a solid background in chemistry and chemical engineering. Advanced Materials (CTH) Polymer Engineering (DTU) Macromolecular Materials (KTH) Industrial Processes (NTNU) Read more about the Industrial Processes track Programme-specific requirements Degree Requirements: A Bachelor's degree (B.Sc. or B.Eng.) corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS in Chemistry or closely related subject. The applicant must show following knowledge in the application documents: courses in Chemistry or closely related subjects corresponding to at least 50 ECTS cr, and courses in Mathematics, Numerical analysis and Computer science corresponding to at least of 20 ECTS cr. 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. [-]

Master of Science in Real Estate Economics

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Interested in economics? Want to work as a holistic expert in a specialised field? Ready to manage the most valuable assets a country has? If yes, then this might be the programme for you. [+]

Interested in economics? Want to work as a holistic expert in a specialised field? Ready to manage the most valuable assets a country has? If yes, then this might be the programme for you. The Master’s Programme in Real Estate Economics offers students a thorough understanding of the dynamics of real estate markets. You will attain a holistic understanding of the phenomena related to real estate markets, and learn techniques used for the analysis and management of real estate.The programme combines the scientific disciplines of economics, management, land management and planning to provide students with the key skills needed in the wide range of careers in the real estate sector. To understand the complexity of the subjects, many courses combine theoretical knowledge with real life projects and business cases. As most jobs in real estate are about people and interaction, a strong emphasis in the studies is put on team work. What will you learn in this programme? Courses within the programme cover the skills and knowledge required to manage real estate throughout its life cycle. All students in real estate economics will be introduced to the principles of real estate economics and the dynamics of real estate market, as well as valuation methods and investment analysis. All students will also increase their knowledge on real estate and environmental legislation and the planning system, and their role in real estate markets. After these common studies students can choose to specialise in either Real Estate Economics and Management or in Land Management. Real Estate Economics and Management focuses on real estate investment and business, real estate development and the management of real estate assets throughout their lifecycle. Land management focuses on the process of managing the use and development of land resources. In this specialisation the students enhance their knowledge on managing land-related rights and land policy. Master’s thesis The master’s thesis (30 cr) is a piece of applied research that includes not only the written thesis but also the maturity essay and seminar presentation. The key goal of the master’s thesis is solving a problem relevant to the field of study based on existing scientific knowledge in compliance with the principles of responsible conduct of research. The master's thesis shall be written on a topic related to the advanced studies of the degree programme, agreed upon between the student and the supervising professor. A suitable topic can, for instance, be a research and development project carried out for a partner outside the university, or it can be connected to an ongoing research project of the university. The master’s thesis takes 6 months (fulltime) and it is an individual project. Career prospects The range of potential careers in the field of real estate is wide, making it possible to follow your personal interests and ambitions. Specialists are needed in all phases of the lifecycle of real estate and urban areas. Our graduates find employment both in private and public sector, in Finland and abroad. The programme offers a good starting point for a career in real estate sector that will be started as an analyst, valuer, surveyor, researcher, expert etc. Careers typically lead to management positions in the filed, depending on the chosen career path. Student selection The selection process is paper-based and competitive. Applications that pass the eligibility check of Aalto University Admissions Services (administrative evaluation) proceed to the School's programme specific academic evaluation. The following academic evaluation criteria applies: Degree and institution of higher education Relevancy of studies Academic performance Motivation [-]

Master of Science in Space Science and Technology (SpaceMaster) (Erasmus Mundus)

Campus Full time August 2017 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. [-]

Master of Science in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

This programme focuses on future challenges of sustainable built environment, tackling topical global megatrends, such as urbanisation and the need for greener cities. The defining characteristic of the programme is its focus on a wide range of approaches from people’s daily life and mobility to large-scale strategic and systemic thinking necessary for shaping the built environment. [+]

Cities are becoming increasingly dynamic, complex and fragmented while demands for their liveability, sustainability, competitiveness, and attractiveness increase. This requires new skills in systemic understanding, problem-solving, and integrative planning and policy-making beyond sectorial boundaries. This programme focuses on future challenges of sustainable built environment, tackling topical global megatrends, such as urbanisation and the need for greener cities. The defining characteristic of the programme is its focus on a wide range of approaches from people’s daily life and mobility to large-scale strategic and systemic thinking necessary for shaping the built environment. What will you learn? As a student, you will gain excellent competencies to work for smarter and more liveable cities and to respond to emerging issues of constantly changing built environments and technologies. In addition to a strong theoretical basis, you will acquire insights into current research themes, and capabilities in applying a variety of planning and analysis tools in contemporary tasks of land use and transportation. Through interactive learning methods, you will gain hands-on experiences on a range of urban themes and methodologies. Engaged in studio courses, you will learn systemic thinking, creative problem-solving, ethical reflectivity, as well as tools for participatory processes and communication skills in various forums and through various media. Moreover, you will be able to critically interpret and process knowledge from multiple sources and implement this knowledge in a variety of complex urban processes. Common studies (40 cr) include seven courses, which are all compulsory. These studies form the foundation of spatial planning and transportation engineering studies upon which different profiles of expertise can be built through selected advanced and elective studies. The advanced studies (25 cr) include seven courses. The elective studies (25 cr) can be chosen freely, although students are offered guidance. Please, see more about the programme and courses in the student portal Into. Master’s thesis The master’s thesis (30 cr) is a piece of applied research that includes not only the written thesis but also the maturity essay and seminar presentation or a corresponding presentation. The key goal of the master’s thesis is solving a problem relevant to the field of study based on existing scientific knowledge in compliance with the principles of responsible conduct of research. The goal is to produce a scientific thesis. The master's thesis shall be written on a topic related to the advanced studies of the degree programme, agreed upon between the student and the supervising professor. A suitable topic can, for instance, be a research and development project carried out for a partner outside the university, or it can be connected to an ongoing research project of the Department. The master’s thesis takes 6 months (fulltime) and it is an individual project. Career prospects As a graduate of this programme, you will become an enabler of a sustainable future in cities. In addition, you will be able to improve the quality of life for people – in a variety of scales, now and in the long term. Our graduates can specialise in different professional roles of choice, including urban, regional and/or transportation planner, developer, analyst, policy-maker, traffic engineer, transportation modeller, Intelligent Transport Systems engineering, manager, or researcher. Postgraduate study opportunities You can continue your studies in the Doctoral Programme of the School of Engineering and specialise further in the fields covered in our programme. Doctoral students work in the research teams of our professors and engage in international PhD workshops and conferences, thus benefiting from the broad support of their peers and supervisors. [-]

Master of Science in Strategy - M. Sc. Degree in Economics and Business Administration

Campus Full time August 2017 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. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 1. General admission requirements The Master's Programme in Strategy is organized in the two schools of Aalto University: the School of Science and the School of Business. Depending on the school attended, the student graduates with either M.Sc. (Technology) or M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration) degree. Correspondingly, if you have background in engineering, you should apply to the programme through the School of Science, and if your background is in business, you should apply through the School of Business. There are differences in the admission criteria, process, and required materials between the two schools. Please take care to review the criteria for both schools in order to determine which one is more suitable for you. Information on the Strategy specialization at the Industrial Engineering and Management programme in the School of Science. School of Business: The application must first fulfill the general eligibility requirements before it is sent to the Master's programme for academic evaluation. Read carefully the general admission requirements, information on admission groups, selection schedule, required application documents and application instructions on our website section admissions. 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 previous 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 admissions page. ADMISSION GROUP 1 To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed at least 24 ECTS, covering the domains of strategy, marketing, international business, accounting, finance, logistics, information systems science, economics, management, leadership and/or work psychology. It will be decided case by case whether an applicant fulfills the requirement of previous studies for the M.Sc. in Strategy programme. The programme does not evaluate previous studies of applicants in advance. The applicants will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Prior academic performance and content of previous studies Applicants with 3.50 or lower weighted GPA of previous degree (Finnish ECTS evaluation) are not eligible for admission. (Internships, tutoring, military service, language, physical training, computer, music and hobby courses are not taken into account.) Suitability of prior experience and personal background for the studies (motivation letter and CV) We evaluate the ability of the applicants to become business leaders and to acquire new knowledge in the programme based on a motivation letter. The maximum length of the motivation letter is 2000 characters (including spaces). In addition, applicants should attach their updated CV with relevant work experience and other activities for the programme. ADMISSION GROUP 2 To be considered for admission, the applicant must have completed at least 24 ECTS, covering the domains of strategy, marketing, international business, accounting, finance, logistics, information systems science, economics, management, leadership and/or work psychology. It will be decided case by case whether an applicant fulfills the requirement of previous studies for the M.Sc. in Strategy programme. The programme does not evaluate previous studies of applicants in advance. The applicants are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: Prior academic performance and content of previous studies Weighted GPA of previous degree (internships, tutoring, military service, language, physical training, computer, music and hobby courses are not taken into account). GMAT/GRE test score Suitability of prior experience and personal background for the studies (motivation letter and CV) We evaluate the ability of the applicants to become business leaders and to acquire new knowledge in the programme based on a motivation letter. The maximum length of the motivation letter is 2000 characters (including spaces). In addition, applicants should attach their updated CV with relevant work experience and other activities for the programme. Contact information Location: Aalto University School of Business, Töölö Campus, Helsinki [-]

Master of Science in Water and Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Water and environmental engineering is essentially about making the world work. With limited natural resources and an increasing demand for water, food, energy and shelter, we look at practical ways to develop our society in a sustainable manner. We combine a strong technical basis with a sound understanding of a broader societal context. The ultimate aim of our programme is to ensure a sustainable and functioning society. [+]

Water and environmental engineering is essentially about making the world work. With limited natural resources and an increasing demand for water, food, energy and shelter, we look at practical ways to develop our society in a sustainable manner. We combine a strong technical basis with a sound understanding of a broader societal context. The ultimate aim of our programme is to ensure a sustainable and functioning society. Interested in many things? Our Master’s Programme is multidisciplinary, bringing together the best of water & environmental engineering and providing a broad view of the field. Our education combines theory with practice, including hands-on laboratory work, case studies and project work. We collaborate with other master’s programmes in Aalto, and encourage you to go for student exchange to diversify your views and skills. Want to create your own specialisation within our field? Our programme is student-centered, making use of our students’ varied backgrounds. Our field is diverse and you have several possibilities to pursue your career. To ensure that you will study things that you are thrilled about, you can design your own study path. Our personal portfolio process helps you to recognise your strengths and interests together with your mentor and peers. Ready to change the world? The ultimate aim of our programme is to ensure a sustainable and functioning society. Such an aim also means we are passionate and motivated about what we do: we are proud to be water and environmental engineers! Our Master’s Programme is based at the Aalto University School of Engineering, and it focuses on what engineers do: applying theory to practice to solve critical challenges of our society. Our programme provides you with competences in three complementary fields: Knowledge, Skills and Professional Identity. The four main themes of the Master's Programme correspond the four research themes of Water and Environmental Engineering Research Group: Water Resources, Water & Development, Water & Wastewater, and Environmental Engineering. All these themes have a different thematic and methodological focus, and you can freely mix courses from different themes. The structure of the programme is designed so that you are able to study your common and advanced courses during the first year. This leaves the second year for elective courses and Master’s thesis. It also makes it easy for you to go for student exchange during the second year. Alternatively, you can deepen your expertise by taking more of our advanced courses as elective courses. Courses Please, see information about the programme courses in the student portal Into. Master’s thesis The Master’s programme finishes with a Master’s thesis that provides you an excellent opportunity to synthesise your studies and deepen your expertise within a project context. The Master’s thesis (30 cr) is a piece of applied research that includes not only the written thesis but also the maturity essay and seminar presentation or a corresponding presentation. The master’s thesis takes 6 months (fulltime) and it is an individual project. The topic for the Master’s thesis will be defined together with the supervising professor. Depending on your interest and career plans, your thesis can focus, for example, on scientific research, technical development or business innovations. Similarly, the thesis can be done at our university or with a partner organization such as a company or a municipality. Student selection The selection process is paper-based and competitive, and it can 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 Recommendations Other relevant activities such as work experience, publications [-]

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Master of Arts in Collabourative and Industrial Design

Campus Full time August 2017 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 design entrepreneurs and in a range of roles within industry, business, communities, education and the government. [+]

Interested in expanding industrial design with human-centred approaches, strategic thinking and research? Visit the Collaborative and Industrial Design Programme website coid.aalto.fi for exciting stories about CoID students’ innovative projects, the student community, and more information about the courses and faculty members. 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 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, service 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 argue for and test their design ideas through research. They learn strategic design skills needed in entrepreneurship and 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 designing, communicating, writing and visualising. 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. Students are granted admission to the programme through a two-phase process. In the first phase students are evaluated based on the application as a whole, including portfolio, previous studies, CV and letter of motivation. In the second phase, the most suitable applicants are invited for an interview, from which a smaller subset of applicants is offered a study place. Applicants accepted to the programme may be required to take supplementary studies. [-]

Master of Arts in Creative Sustainability

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The International Master’s Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) is a joint master’s degree programme at the 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 International Master’s Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) is a joint master’s degree programme at the 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. Creative Sustainability programme provides a multidisciplinary learning platform in the fields of architecture, built environment, business, design and real estate for dealing with the significant sustainability challenges, such as climate change, resource scarcity, global poverty, social and economic inequality, and adaptation to rapid global socio-economic changes. 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. CS students will graduate with degrees of Master of Arts. CS Programme is also offered as minor subject studies to the students of Aalto University. Learning outcomes 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 problem solving and design tasks that creates new holistic understanding of complex situations and critical infrastructures 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. 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. Project management: Students learn to manage multidisciplinary teamwork, and to promote sustainability in culturally versatile organizational environments. Skills outcomes of the CS in the Department of Design: Students are able to practice transparent and responsible design in different political, societal and business contexts Students are able to implement design methods and tools in conceptual, service and product design processes Students are able to use design thinking, systems thinking and participatory approaches to analyse sustainability problems and develop creative solutions Students are able to facilitate teamwork across different disciplines and profession Students are able to participate in and lead design debate Academic skills: Students are able to critically approach and write on sustainability related issues Students recognize different academic disciplines and their contribution in sustainability Students are able to carry out design research to support their practical work 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. 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. The two-year major consists of 120 ECTS composed of joint compulsory studies, compulsory studies in the Department of Design, compulsory Creative Sustainability design studies and optional studies. The curriculum is based on personal study plans, in which the students can also include studies completed at other universities or other modules from Aalto University. The pedagogical approach is based on integrating teaching and research, problem-based learning, and strong connection to practical outcomes. For more information on course offerings, please visit acs.aalto.fi. Creative Sustainability studies at the Department of Design empower and encourage students to create new roles for designers and prepare students to start own companies or work as sustainability experts in organizations across the private, public and NGO sectors. Graduates of Creative Sustainability programme (MA) will work as designers, experts, educators, researchers and managers in the organizations that have a strategic view on transformation towards sustainability. [-]

Master of Arts in Design for Theatre, Film and Television - Costume Design

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Costume Design Major of the Master’s Programme in Design for Theatre, Film and Television aims at creating the future professionals for the field of costume design, supporting the development of a dynamic artistic vision and a research-oriented approach for the performing arts and the film and media creative industries. [+]

Would you like to study Costume Design at the forefront of the field? Are you interested in exploring costume from a practice-based perspective that stimulates the mind towards new concepts and ideas? Do you want to be part of international events for the field of costume? The Costume Design Major of the Master’s Programme in Design for Theatre, Film and Television aims at creating the future professionals for the field of costume design, supporting the development of a dynamic artistic vision and a research-oriented approach for the performing arts and the film and media creative industries. Goal of education The Costume Design Major of the Master’s Degree Programme in Design for Theatre, Film and Television focuses on the students’ personal development in artistic practice, through creative enquiry and collaboration, theoretical and critical thinking, and aims at their professional competence as costume designers in projects for screen and the performing arts. The studies are continuously enriched and updated by new design practices, new technologies and cutting-edge 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 - Design for the Performing Arts

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The scenographer’s work involves constant recreation of the world and making things visible. The scenographer is an artist who works with the meanings, visual nature, functionality and dramatic properties of physical spaces. The work involves design focused of the time and space of the performance, in which material and conceptual methods are used to create a place, environment and/or conditions for the performance. [+]

The scenographer’s work involves constant recreation of the world and making things visible. The scenographer is an artist who works with the meanings, visual nature, functionality and dramatic properties of physical spaces. The work involves design focused of the time and space of the performance, in which material and conceptual methods are used to create a place, environment and/or conditions for the performance. Scenography both constructs the world of the performance and opens up the physical space as a whole, and the work is carried out together with those responsible for other areas of production such as lighting and sound and with the performers themselves. The field of performing arts is composed of theatre, opera, performance art, dance and circus, as well as new forms of performance that are still being developed. Alongside the performing arts, scenography is also expanding into museum and exhibition design, different kinds of events and games, and also environmental and community art. Goal of education The programme provides the skills needed for challenging scenographic work in the performing arts field and applies these skills in a diverse way to new interdisciplinary art fields. The field of performing arts is composed of theatre, opera, performance art, dance and circus, as well as new forms of performance that are still being developed. Alongside the different types of performing art, scenography is also expanding into museum and exhibition design, different kinds of events and games, and also environmental and community art. The goal is to deepen the artistic vision acquired during bachelor studies and to both broaden the skills acquired as well as to further their specialisation. In addition, a further goal is that the students become familiar with the history, current schools of thought and central theories within the art field and that they acquire the skills needed for post-graduate studies. Master’s students are expected to be able to independently plan their own studies. A graduate of the major in Design for the performin arts will be able to work as a scenographer in challenging performing arts productions handle the specialist areas of scenography deepen his/her artistic expression update his/her skills in line with developments in the field bring renewal and fresh expressions to the field through his/her own work carry out experimental and research-focused work 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 Design for the performing arts, part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content The master’s studies are based on a personal study plan. The studies are comprised of both the advanced studies for one’s own major as well as the common advanced studies shared with the Major in Production Design and the Major in Costume Design. Some of the studies are organised together with the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. Career opportunities A graduate of the master’s programme can work as a scenographer in the field of performing arts or apply for post-graduate studies. 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 (Design for the performing arts) may apply through master’s level admissions in the field of art and design. The key selection criteria for the Major in Design for the performing arts are the artistic level of the work presented, the grasp of skills required for different types of scenographic work, and the motivation to undertake advanced studies. The main requirement is a bachelor’s degree completed in the field or equivalent knowledge and skills as well as experience of work in the field of performing arts. Student selection takes place by means of a two-stage entrance exam. A selection process is carried out in each 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 Design for Theatre, Film and Television - Production Design

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The major in production design involves training artistic designers who are responsible for the visual, operational and production entity of a film production. [+]

Goal of education The major in production design involves training artistic designers who are responsible for the visual, operational and production entity of a film production. The aim of the education is to find and enhance the student’s personal artistic vision, to extend his/her professional competence and/or specialisation and to provide skills needed for doctoral studies. Along with broad-ranging professional skills, the goal is to obtain the ability to develop the student’s own field in a creative and independent manner. Master’s degree students are expected to work independently and to play an active role in planning their studies. A key objective of master’s degree studies in production design is to support the student’s personal goals and reinforce the competence of students with different backgrounds in the field of production design as well as direct them in their choice of specialisation. Another aim is to encourage the student to boldly bring forth his/her perspective on artistic collaboration as a whole. A graduate of the Master’s Degree Programme in Production Design will be able to work as a production designer in demanding film and television productions manage broad artistic entities guide and motivate the working group implementing the designs deepen his/her artistic expression expand his/her skills through developments in the field and new demands, (for example, digital production design, new narrative forms for film and television) develop new work methods by means of experimental and investigative work renew the field in collaboration with other people responsible for artistic content in film/TV productions 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 Production Design, a large part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content Master’s degree studies include delving into the special areas of production design, research related studies to develop conceptual thinking relating to design for theatre, film and television, and productions that realise artistic expression. The students can take research-oriented and theoretical studies that are an introduction to doctoral studies in the Master's Programmes of both Film and Television and Design for Theatre, Film and Television. Career opportunities In particular, the training prepares students to be production designers in film and television. Through the skills provided by the programme and their further adaptation, it is also possible to work in digital production design. In addition, a production designer also has the possibility to apply their skills in other work related to graphic design and the use of space, such as in the production of different kinds of performing arts, as a concept designer, or as a designer for exhibitions and fairs. The degree includes 30 credits of elective studies. They allow the student to complement his/her degree according to personal orientation or deepen his/her competence in a desired area. The student can also apply for doctoral studies towards a Doctor of Arts degree. Titles Graduates of the programme can work in many positions: set designer, production designer, Art Director, Production Designer, concept designer, exhibition designer, interior designer, researcher, teacher. Internationalisation Students are encouraged to complete part of their studies in international exchange programmes or internships and participate in international teaching events. International visiting teachers and students enrich the reaching and help students network. A significant amount of master’s studies are completed in English. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme in Design for Theatre, Film and Television; Production Design apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Key selection criteria for students in design for theatre, film and television are artistic talent and personality, the capacity for illustrative and spatial understanding, readiness to work in a group and the ability to express oneself. The main requirement is a bachelor’s degree completed in the field or equivalent knowledge and skills. 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, motivation letter, CV, interview and possible additional samples of work. Artistic level of work samples Motivation regarding advanced studies [-]

Master of Arts in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design

Campus Full time August 2017 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. [+]

Holistic thinking, creativity and innovation at the core of Fashion, Clothing and Textile Studies. Are you interested to explore more? Visit the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Programme website http://fact.aalto.fi/ for course highlights, exciting visuals of our students works and more information about the study opportunities and faculty members. 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 - Cinematography

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

In Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Cinematography, the student deepens his/her vocational competence to achieve a greater mastery of the overall artistic, production and technical entity of his/her professional area in various film, TV and advertising productions. [+]

Goal of education In Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Cinematography, the student deepens his/her vocational competence to achieve a greater mastery of the overall artistic, production and technical entity of his/her professional area in various film, TV and advertising productions. A student of cinematography has a wide-ranging mastery of artistic means of expression, cinematography methods and challenging technical concepts, equipment and work methods. In addition, the student becomes familiar with both the cinematographer’s changing role and also the use of new artistic and technical working methods and technologies along with innovative research connected with them. The goal of education is to reinforce the student’s personal strengths and development in line with personal artistic vision, deepen cooperation skills with others responsible for artistic film work, and provide the skills needed for independent research work. More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Cinematography is Finnish. However, part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content During the education, the student’s personal vision is strengthened with a focus on artistic-technical cinematography competence and cooperation skills. The job description of a cinematographer is reinforced and deepened in extensive master’s study modules and workshop exercises, both in Finland and internationally and by means of courses on vocational technology and artistic expression. The education is mainly based on practical learning by doing, work in small groups, personal guidance and dialogue-based interaction. During the studies, the student is introduced to all phases of preliminary planning in cinematography and artistic and production cooperation in film and television productions. Career opportunities A cinematographer with an MA is able to work as the person with artistic responsibility in demanding drama, documentary and advertising films. A graduate of the major in Cinematography is able to work as a cinematographer in a feature-length drama film, documentary film, television or advertising film. Cinematographers also work as instructors in the field at universities of applied science and media institutions. Although the goal of education is to primarily produce professionals with strong personalities for the film industry, it also encourages students to apply for further studies and lifelong learning. Cinematographers are mainly employed as freelancers in film, television and audiovisual productions. Cinematographers are also suited to work in various phases of digital post-production and effects work and in designing and realising virtual scenography. Recommended minor subjects for students of cinematography include directing, film editing, graphic design, digital and virtual scenography and digital modelling. 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’ internationalisation and networking are supported by participation in domestic and international festivals, where students gain a deeper understanding of and learn more about the profession of cinematographer. The major in Cinematography also focuses on cooperation between different film schools and student exchange at the workshop, course and student meeting level. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Film and Television; Cinematography apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Key admission criteria when selecting students for the major in Cinematography are originality, storytelling ability, initiative, patience, communication and social skills, group work skills, stress tolerance, the ability to accept feedback, readiness for analytical thinking and openness to learning, spatial, temporal and conceptual perception ability, visualisation skills in design, mastery of the technical realisation process, general film and art history, a knowledge of the traditions and modern trends in the field, and the ability to think in a critical and analytical manner. [-]

Master of Arts in Film and Television - Documentary Film

Campus Full time August 2017 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. [+]

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 August 2017 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... [+]

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 - Film Directing

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Master’s programme in Film and Television, major in Film Directing strengthen the student director’s idea generation skills, idea development, storybuilding and narration skills in addition to developing the director’s personal cinematic style and directorial identity. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Directing will not accept new students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Goal of education Master’s programme in Film and Television, major in Film Directing strengthen the student director’s idea generation skills, idea development, storybuilding and narration skills in addition to developing the director’s personal cinematic style and directorial identity. Master’s studies in Film Directing deepen the student’s production competence and provide the skills to direct a feature-length film. More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film Directing is Finnish. However, part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content In master’s studies in the major in Film Directing, the student develops his/her artistic thinking and cinematic vision. The studies comprise thematic study modules with changing content. The study modules are divided into theory teaching periods and workshop work or combinations of these two elements. Some of the studies are laboratories built around a single central theme in order to develop research skills and are realised in conjunction with one or more majors. During the master’s courses, the student develops his/her artistic thinking, studies the idiomatics of film, structure and examines the starting points for his/her personal artistic work in more detail. A discussion on the student’s plan for studies provides the underpinnings for the Personal Study Plan (HOPS), according to which the student, in addition to film directing studies, acquires greater depth of competence in scriptwriting, visual narration and/or sound narration studies, or applies for some existing module of minor studies open to MA students. During master’s studies, the student directs a short film that can be realised on slender resources and that is based on a script conceived or written by the director. During master’s studies, the student learns to understand the importance of resourcing when planning and realising a film and becomes familiar with actors in the professional field of film and television (production companies, financing and distribution). Career opportunities A student who graduates from master’s studies is able to work as a director of a feature-length film and in a television production. Film directors work in domestic film production companies as directors, in television production companies and at Yleisradio (the Finnish Broadcasting Company) as television drama directors, in commercial film and video productions and non-fiction productions, and as instructors in the field at universities of applied science and media institutions. The student has the opportunity to complete an internship in the master’s phase, either in a film and/or television production. The studies include regular meetings with actors in the field (production advisors, managers of television channel co-productions) and participation in Association of Finnish Film Directors activities. Other recommended minor subjects for students of film directing include: Audiovisual narrative and design or the minor module options for the major in producing. Internationalisation The student takes part in international studies offered by the department. The student has the chance to complete a student exchange or international internship and, subject to application, participate in the Film Directing major and in the department’s international projects and programmes. During their studies, MA students participate as observers at the Nordic Talents Pitching promotional event organised by Nordic film schools. The students attend and present their films at international film festivals, and some compensation for travel expenses is intended to encourage their participation in short international directing workshops and seminars. Various international film events, seminars and workshops are an essential part of teaching the major. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Film and Television; Film Directing apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Key admission criteria when selecting students for the major in Film Directing are originality, bold dramatic thinking, storytelling skills, communication and social skills, the ability to utilise their own insights and personal experiences in the artistic process, the ability for empathy and alienation, stress tolerance, the ability to accept feedback, readiness for analytical thinking and openness to learning. [-]

Master of Arts in Film and Television - Film Editing

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Major in Film Editing, part of the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, is a continuation of the bachelor’s studies in film editing. Bachelor’s studies in this major provide an outstanding foundation for master’s studies. [+]

Goal of education The Major in Film Editing, part of the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, is a continuation of the bachelor’s studies in film editing. Bachelor’s studies in this major provide an outstanding foundation for master’s studies. The technical, expressive and vocational foundation for film editing has been laid in the BA studies. The aim of the MA degree is to develop the student into an expert of viewing and seeing, a storyteller and an artist. Mastering the structure and expression of a feature-length documentary and a feature fiction film are at the core of the teaching. The MA degree also provides the opportunity to specialise in digital post-production, animation and experimental film. The goal of the education is to impart a capacity for pursuing further studies. The aim of master’s studies is that the student discovers his/her own way of working and is able to plan time use appropriately during the editing process in a large production. In film editing studies, the student learns to master the artistic, production-related and technical entity of his/her professional field through course teaching and exercises that gradually become more demanding. The goal of teaching is to strengthen the student’s skills and development and critical thinking in accordance with artistic vision. Graduates with a major in Film Editing can process the structure of a full-length film and manage large amounts of material, schedule their own work in relation to the demands of production. He/she understands the requirements for making visual effects and can proportion digital post-production to his/her work. On the other hand, he/she has the possibility to specialise in digital post-production and as a visual effects designer, technician and expert. Film Editing studies provide the student with a good foundation for becoming an independent artist who has the skills to renew film expression and specialise in film expression research or use his/her visual dramaturgy skills in other areas of narration and communications. Language instruction The primary language of instruction for the Major in Film Editing is Finnish (Swedish)/ English. Education content A student studying the Major in Film Editing at the master’s level deepens his/her skills and vision in dramaturgy and film editing. The teaching consists of workshops and lecture modules built around various changing themes, and advanced studies in the theory of this work. The major provides deeper knowledge of film structures and film editing theories. The student has the possibility to expand his/her cinematic knowledge in the direction of filming and sound design and select studies to support their own area of specialisation from the cooperation platform of Aalto University and the University of the Arts. Practice productions focus on the editor’s vocational practices in the areas of fiction, documentary and animation film. The education is mainly based on practical learning by doing, individual work and direction and dialogue-based interaction. The student deepens his/her knowledge of traditions and modern trends in the field. The task of a film editor is to assess the functioning of the screenplay, find the final form of the film in the recorded material and produce the intended emotional impact in the viewer. A film editor needs the ability to be empathic as well as to understand interpersonal interactive relations and the wider and deeper meanings of the narration. A film editor needs to have a good idea of film history and the expressive devices of various genres. A good image reading ability, a sense of rhythm and the ability to perceive structures provide the boldness needed to produce new solutions during the editing process. Communication skills and the ability to cooperate are the basic requirements for progressing in the profession. The main focus of master’ studies is on managing large entities and the long format. A personal study plan (HOPS) is drawn up separately for each student according to his/her interests. Tailored minor modules support the student’s development. For example, he/she can specialise in actual film editing, post-production, digital effects or move in the research direction. Career opportunities The Major in Film Editing, part of the MA in Film and Television, equips the student with the ability to master the creative editing process of a long film in the areas of both fictional and documentary film. A precondition for original and independent thinking is understanding how the viewer’s experiences are produced. Self-knowledge and awareness of one’s own artistic quality and working process are a precondition for working together with various directors. Graduates can work as head editors in fictional, documentary and animation films. Graduates have been employed is those very positions in different production or TV companies or work as independent professionals or entrepreneurs. They are able to edit demanding material anywhere in the world, depending on their language skills and connections. Graduates can also apply for further studies and become researchers or teachers. The majority of Finnish full-length cinema film editors have graduated from the Department of Film, Television and Scenography / Film Editing. Film editors with an MA can also be employed in digital post-production positions. The School of Business at Aalto can recommend entrepreneurship studies. Recommended minor studies include dramaturgy courses at the Theatre Academy in the University of the Arts and courses in the Space and Time programme at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Recommended studies for those with a special interest in the topic are programming courses at Aalto University School of Science, which can provide qualification for working in the game industry. The personal study plan provides the student with support in reaching his/her goals. Film editor with main artistic responsibility for short or feature-length fictional, documentary and animation films; film dramaturg; editing consultant; visual effects designer and technician; film industry entrepreneur. Internationalisation Internationalisation is seen and realised in the education by encouraging the student to complete part of his/her studies in international exchange programmes or internships. International visiting teachers and students enrich the teaching and help students network. The students attend international film festivals and represent the films they have edited. Various international film events, seminars and workshops are an essential part of teaching the major. Master’s students take part in the School of Sound symposium in London. Admission procedure Students apply for the Master’s Programme in Film and Television with a major in Film Editing via the master’s degree admission process for the field of art and design. Key admission criteria for selecting Film Editing students are an earlier university degree or equivalent suitability for the field and basic studies completed in an acceptable manner. Continuing on to master’s studies after completing a bachelor’s degree is a natural way to enter the programme. [-]

Master of Arts in Film and Television - Film Sound Design

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

A sound designer and sound engineer gains a comprehensive knowledge of the practices, means of artistic expression, technical equipment and theoretical concepts in his/her own field. [+]

Goal of education Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film Sound Design train artists and professionals to work as sound designers and sound engineers in all areas of film production. The aim of master’s studies is to improve the student’s skills, especially in the area of sound design. The student gains a greater understanding and mastery of the artistic, production and technical content of his/her professional area by means of course modules and practice work that steadily increases in its level of difficulty. A sound designer and sound engineer gains a comprehensive knowledge of the practices, means of artistic expression, technical equipment and theoretical concepts in his/her own field. A key goal of the education is to further develop the student’s talents and personality, impart additional technical and artistic skills and basic knowledge of the field and its history, and develop management skills and a research work skills. Essential skills to be learned are audiovisual dramaturgical and content thinking in cinematic expression, the ability to understand sound and space, management skills, communication and cooperation skills, sound design and managing the dramaturgical concept and technical realisation process for a feature-length film, a deeper knowledge of the traditions and modern trends in his/her field, and the ability to think critically and analytically. After graduating from the master’s programme, a sound designer has a mastery of the overall artistic and technical process of sound design – from preliminary planning to the finished film. During the studies, the student becomes familiar with all phases of recording, sound work and sound design in a feature-length film and artistic and with production cooperation in film and television productions. The goal of the education is to impart a capacity to pursue further studies. More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film Sound Design is Finnish. However, part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content Master’s studies in the major in Film Sound Design emphasise the student’s independent effort in forming his/her study path. The focus is on seminars and workshops investigating special features of film sound. The student learns to different theories of film and its sound design and participates in investigative workshops that often form larger course modules. Students learn about sound designer and sound engineer work by means of increasingly demanding exercises. The education is mainly based on practical learning by doing, work in small groups, personal guidance and dialogue-based interaction. The aim of teaching is to support the student in developing his/her personal strengths and artistic vision. The education may contain studies with students from other fields of art. Practice productions provide the opportunity to study sound design and recording practices and practice group work and management skills. Students are encouraged to take minor studies, particularly from teaching offered in the Film Editing and Documentary Film majors and from the courses offered by Sibelius Academy. Career opportunities A graduate from Film Sound Design is able to work in positions of artistic responsibility in feature-length and documentary films. The goal of the education is to provide the preconditions needed for further studies in the field and lifelong learning. Sound engineers and sound designers are mainly employed as freelancers and entrepreneurs in film, television, game, advertising film and other television productions. Titles Sound designers and/or specialisation within the film industry as desired 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. Some film sound design teaching is focused on a deeper understanding and learning related to the profession of sound designer by means of participation in film festivals and international symposiums. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film Sound Design apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Key admission criteria when selecting students for the major in Film Sound Design are creativity, boldness, originality, imagination, motivation, communication skills, the ability to work in a group, the ability to understand and organise the relationship between sound and image, and the ability for sound thinking in storytelling. Preconditions for having an in-depth understanding of the special characteristics of a film are life experience, education, curiosity, boldness, an open mind and the ability to constantly observe and analyse the surrounding reality. [-]

Master of Arts in Film and Television - Screenwriting

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

In the Master’s Programme in Screenwriting, the student studies in greater depth the central theoretical questions and artistic modes of expressions within the field and obtains the skills needed to apply this learning in their own screenwriting work. [+]

In the Master’s Programme in Screenwriting, the student studies in greater depth the central theoretical questions and artistic modes of expressions within the field and obtains the skills needed to apply this learning in their own screenwriting work. The skills needed for different work tasks and roles, such as working as a dramaturg, are strengthened through individual projects, group work, international studies and cooperative projects with other actors within the field who are involved in artistic and production work. The master’s student also acquires skills through engagement in research activities. 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 International Design Business Management

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The master’s programme in International Design Business Management (IDBM) is a 120 ECTS credit joint offering between the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Science, and School of Business. [+]

http://idbm.aalto.fi/ Goal of education The master’s programme in International Design Business Management (IDBM) is a 120 ECTS credit joint offering between the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Science, and School of Business. The programme is taught completely in English. The first year of studies consists of a set of intensive compulsory study modules in all three schools and requires full time commitment. The second year of studies is more flexible to meet individual needs and interests. IDBM develops expertise in global design business management through multidisciplinary collaboration and learning that cuts across the areas of business, design and technology. The programme emphasizes the importance of design as a key competitive factor, linked with state-of-the-art technology and business competence. The students gain competence on strategic and operational design management; enhance individual abilities to recognize and acknowledge the value of different mindsets, skill sets and practices of other professions. Achieving systemic competences requires an understanding of multidisciplinary aptitudes in the globalised context, abilities in strategic foresight and knowledge on agile development methods. The students learn to understand the issues related to the creation and application of new knowledge within and between domains. They learn to manage the ambiguity of real-life projects through integrative thinking, design processes, and cross-cultural diversity. They gain an ability for individual, team-situated and community-wide learning and competence development. They develop capabilities to manage and lead initiatives and other individuals; and they gain visual, verbal and written communication skills for the professional sphere and beyond. Education content The learning outcomes are achieved through compulsory and elective studies. The three compulsory core IDBM modules are linked to an extensive joint industry project and related teamwork. The business, design and technology components of the programme ensure that the students gain the necessary business, design and technology perspectives. Parallel to these the IDBM industry project deepens participants’ understanding of the real-life processes of the participating firms in global design intensive businesses. Skills in project management and business planning are developed through the projects.. Career opportunities Studies in International Design Business Management prepare for a career in industries that use and manage design as a key component of their competitive strategy. This can involve large multinational corporations, as well as 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. IDBM graduates hold a variety of design and development positions in industry. They often participate in doing and managing design, product, service and business development, consulting, intra- and entrepreneurial initiatives and research. The initial specialist positions have in many cases evolved into more managerial. Internationalisation Internationalization runs through the core of the programme with students often collaborating with industry partners on real-world project assignments. IDBM has numerous international partners and collaborators, including the iSchool at the University of Tokyo, ESADE Business School in Barcelona and the College of Design and Innovation D&I at Tongji University in Shanghai. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in International Design Business Management (Master of Arts) apply in the Master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Applicants must have a suitable Bachelor’s degree related to one of the disciplines included in the programme. An applicant can apply to the IDBM programme through more than one School. In such a case an applicant should deliver the appropriate application package fulfilling the entry requirement for each School. Such an applicant, however, can be selected only through one of the Aalto University Schools. An accepted student completes the master’s degree of the School which he/she is accepted to. Students are granted admission to the programme through a two-phase process. In the first phase, applicants are assessed based on (1) their personal motivation for joining the program, (2) their academic excellence as displayed in their past studies and portfolio and (3) their professional experience. The professional experience of the applicants is looked at broadly and is considered to include work experience relevant to the IDBM programme as well as experience in artistic and scientific work, including entrepreneurship and other relevant civic activities. In the second phase, the most suitable applicants from the first phase are invited for interview from which a smaller subset of applicants is offered a study place. Attention: The criteria mentioned here are for IDBM programme in Department of Design. Applicants holding the Bachelor's degree of Architecture can apply both through technology field and through design field depending on the applicant’s background studies and career ambitions. [-]

Master of Arts in New Media - Game Design and Production

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Are you interested in learning game design and production with leading professionals in an international atmosphere? 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 and provides a unique possibility for developing game design skills while also building conceptual understanding on games. [+]

Are you interested in learning game design and production with leading professionals in an international atmosphere? 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 and provides a unique possibility for developing game design skills while also building conceptual understanding on games. You will deepen your skills based on a personal study plan. Multidisciplinarity is emphasized by the highly diverse backgrounds of students – one can apply with any Bachelor’s degree, and the students include programmers, 3D artists, animators, creative writers, architects, and even psychologists. The teacher network includes top game industry professionals and game scholars. The programme is taught in English, and students can write their thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English. Learning outcomes The core competences which the students will develop are design, project management, prototyping, research, teamwork skills, and deeper skills in their own area of game design and productio As a graduate you have understanding of games as systems, ability to take a key part in a game production group, understanding of the different competences needed in game production and capability to critically analyse and develop established traditions Studies can be complemented with courses from related fields such as 3D animation, interactive storytelling and interaction design. The Major Subject provides an excellent basis for an international career. A significant number of the department’s students, teachers and researchers are from abroad. Students and researchers are encouraged to network internationally and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad. Career opportunities The game industry is an exciting and growing field. You can find careers in game design, game programming, game art, game production, game scriptwriting and game research, depending on your 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, and all graduates will have completed projects in their portfolio. The graduates are independent professionals who have the capacity to 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 and the private sector. Admission procedure and criteria The selection 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, animation 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. 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) Relevant former studies and working experience is appreciated, as well as hobby projects and game related activities. If you are applying with a programming background, you can also consider our MSc Major in Game Design and Production (link) which works in very close collaboration with our Major. [-]

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

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Would you like to explore the exciting opportunities new digital technology opens to communication, interaction and expression – and find a career where you can utilise your creativity? New Media Design and Production is a major subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media, focusing on art and design in interactive media. [+]

Would you like to explore the exciting opportunities new digital technology opens to communication, interaction and expression – and find a career where you can utilise your creativity? New Media Design and Production is a 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. You can focus on dynamic visualisation, art & culture, interaction design and interactive & generative storytelling. The programme is fully taught in English, and your master’s thesis can be written in Finnish, Swedish or English. Learning outcomes Graduates from the programme have the ability to understand the complex demands of New Media and the skills for creative collaboration, concept development, design and realisation a broad understanding across disciplines, in addition to a deepened knowledge into one's own special expertise the capability to critically analyse and develop established design traditions the ability to extend their professional competence a good foundation to continue external or doctoral studies During the studies you will get familiar with a variety of tools to understand the characteristics of new media. Academic communication and writing are a significant part of the studies, and additional research oriented courses can be chosen if you aim for an academic career. 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. For further details on the education content, see the study guide for the academic year. Career opportunities The students have an excellent basis for an international career. 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. Admission procedure Entry to the MA in New Media, Major in New Media Design and Production takes place through the Aalto ARTS master's student’s admission process. A batch of students representing a variety of skills, backgrounds and talents are selected every spring. The procedure consists of three stages: (1) a written application letter which describes your background, experience and motivation, followed by (2) a set of assignments and finally, (3) an interview, which also includes a portfolio pitch. Grounds for the selection of students is based on a holistic review of the application, including 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. In addition, New Media Major applicants are expected to have work experience in digital media environments insights 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 August 2017 Finland Espoo

Are you passionate about discovering and widening the scope of sound design in the digital era? Welcome to study Sound in New Media Major Subject. The education is project-oriented, joining practice with theory. It combines art, design and media driven aspects of sound, covering a wide range of disciplines from concept design to live performance and from storytelling to programming. [+]

Are you passionate about discovering and widening the scope of sound design in the digital era? Welcome to study Sound in New Media Major Subject. The education is project-oriented, joining practice with theory. It combines art, design and media driven aspects of sound, covering a wide range of disciplines from concept design to live performance and from storytelling to programming. Teaching is fully in English, and students can write their Master's thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English. Learning Outcomes The general learning objectives of Sound in New Media are the following core competences, which the students will develop during their studies: project management skills, design skills, transdisciplinary and teamwork skills, musical competence and creative use of software The studies at Media Lab emphasise interdisciplinary and collaborative work, while individual skills are studied in workshops and through tutored studio work according to a personal study plan. You will also learn the theory related to sound design and music culture. Academic communication and writing are a part of the studies, and more research courses can be chosen if you are planning to become a researcher. Students are encouraged to network internationally and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad. The curriculum contains some essential software and programming 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. We work in close collaboration with the best units and faculties in various universities in the Helsinki region, for example Centre for Music and Technology in the Sibelius Academy, as well as the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Acoustics and Signal Processing in Aalto University. The curriculum is designed in co-operation with other academic institutions and the industry, which supports the students' career planning. Career opportunities During your studies, you can specialise according to your personal skills and motivation. Your future careers can relate to the various fields of sound and music design both in private industries and public sector (academia, museums etc.), including game audio and music, sonic interaction design, sound design for animation and sound in media art. Aalto University supports entrepreneurship in various ways, and many graduates work as entrepreneurs. Across the wide range of positions, Sound in New Media graduates are independent professionals who have the capacity to lead and manage the development of their field internationally. Admission procedure and criteria The programme is targeted for students who have completed their BA, BSc or similar degree in sound design or music, or have gained basic sound design skills through other kind of activities. The selection process is aiming at a diverse and well-balanced group of students with different backgrounds, i.e. the chances to get selected depend also on other applicants' profiles. The selection to the MA in New Media, Major in Sound in New Media happens in the ARTS Aalto master's students admission process. The criteria includes 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 and talent fluent oral and written English language skills 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. [-]

Master of Arts in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA)

Campus Full time August 2017 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... [+]

Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) will not accept new students for the 2016-2017 academic year. 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 More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) is English. 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 August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Welcome to the Master´s Programme in Photograhy at Aalto University! Our programme provides a high level education and the studies enable the development of advanced professional competence, expressive skills and theoretical thinking. [+]

Welcome to the Master´s Programme in Photograhy at Aalto University! In The School of Arts, Design and Architecture, theory meets practice. The University is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area in Finland. Our programme provides a high level education and 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 programme. Students can develop their artistic and professional skills with photography by their own practice. The school focuses on learning through practical assignments and projects and theory. Our unit is the home of the Helsinki School and the Helsinki Photomedia international research conference. 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 August 2017 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. [+]

http://psd.aalto.fi/ 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. 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 granted admission to the programme through a two-phase process. In the first phase students are evaluated based on the application as a whole, including portfolio, previous studies, CV and letter of motivation. In the second phase, the most suitable applicants are invited for an interview, from which a smaller subset of applicants is offered a study place. Applicants accepted to the programme may be required to take supplementary studies. [-]

Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Visual Communication is changing rapidly. Design thinking now includes new forms such as story-telling, experiences, and data visualization. Our programmes represent an expanded trans-media discipline of communication and expression. When it comes to stories, many creatives have them: Graphic Designers, Authors, Animators, Graphic Novelists, and Children’s Book Illustrators. Be an explorer that uses visuals to create compelling original content in our Visual Narrative major. Likewise, the demand for well-designed infographics is expanding. Our Information Design major has applications far beyond the traditional design professions. Apply to make data-driven messages that sing. [+]

Visual Communication is changing rapidly. Design thinking now includes new forms such as story-telling, experiences, and data visualization. Our programmes represent an expanded trans-media discipline of communication and expression. When it comes to stories, many creatives have them: Graphic Designers, Authors, Animators, Graphic Novelists, and Children’s Book Illustrators. Be an explorer that uses visuals to create compelling original content in our Visual Narrative major. Likewise, the demand for well-designed infographics is expanding. Our Information Design major has applications far beyond the traditional design professions. Apply to make data-driven messages that sing. Learning outcomes Upon earning the master’s degree, students will be able to: apply design knowledge and skills in multidisciplinary productions in the field of visual communication. These productions might take the form of information visualisation, concept design, visual narrative or design that is investigative and critical in nature; use visual analysis, design research methodologies and academic writing to investigate design-related research questions; engage other disciplines and industries using design thinking and methods, authoring both content and form in order to respond with targeted design narratives; situate design responses within cultural, social, conceptual, and ecological contexts using ethnographic research to create an awareness of users and audiences, both local and global, with a sensitivity to cultural perspectives and an empathetic feedback loop. Students with a Concentration in Information Design will also be able to: create compelling and insightful data visualizations, infographics and maps, based on a variety of different data; effectively deploy a wide range of different information and research from a variety of fields, including scientific, technical and economic data; design and program interactive data visualizations that demonstrate awareness of current professional standards in user interface and new media design. Students with a Concentration in Visual Narrative will also be able to: express the frameworks and theory of visual and verbal literacy by analysing and interpreting designed narratives; solve problems and publish projects with visual vocabularies using publishing, new media and emergent technologies and entrepreneurial strategies; demonstrate mastery of visual narrative, employing skills such as writing, story architecture, typography, visual concepting, interactivity, storyboarding, world building, and aesthetics. Education content The Master’s Programme in Visual Communication Design allows students to execute demanding design assignments which develop their conceptual and aesthetic design skills. Students acquire methodological skills in design research and develop a responsible view of the effects of visual communication while deepening and broadening their competencies. The master’s programme is intended to be completed in two years. Students make a personal study plan that builds on their interests and special skills, and supports their master’s theses. The degree structure provides students with an opportunity to pursue studies towards a minor in the other schools of Aalto University or at other national or international universities. Visual Communication Design with a Concentration in Information Design The concentration in Information Design offers a practical education in visual communication of information. It has been estimated that humanity doubles its data every two years. The demand for design solutions for visual presentation of information is driven by, among other things, this rapid expansion of available data, and the accompanying growth in computational capability to process it. Information design is a competence with applications far beyond the traditional design professions. It finds use also in, for example, journalism, science and engineering, business intelligence, and the civil service. Information design is at its core a highly interdisciplinary field, combining skills from graphic design, new media, interaction design, computer science, statistics, geoinformatics, journalism, and more. At the intersection of design and technology, Aalto is uniquely positioned to provide the eclectic mix of expertise needed for this growing field. Visual Communication Design with a Concentration in Visual Narrative Visual Narrative is an exciting, emerging field that touches on many disciplines, and brings together a synthesis of skill sets from graphic design, writing, interactive media, film, animation, graphic novels, and games. We approach these forms as explorations into visuals that tell stories. Students study forms such as story-telling, narrative architecture, and authorship. Publishing, on traditional as well as emerging platforms, is addressed as the production and distribution of authored works. Founded with the methodologies of design and sequential art, this major will embrace the digital innovations that are transforming all narratives - in books and games, on film and the web - into hybrid media. Career opportunities Graduates of the programme will have skills and knowledge to work as design professionals in visual communication design. Concentration in Information Design are qualified to work as an information designers, either independently or within a design agency or other organization. Other possible job titles include visual journalist, data journalist and data analyst. The skills learned in the Major can be combined with other studies to qualify the student for a job in a related field, such as cartography, interaction design or service design. Concentration in Visual Narrative are original content creators, directors and authors, with all the tools of visual design. The focus on digital publishing for new devices means students will be able to publish eBooks and narrative apps. With courses from New Media they might become a Narrative Designer for a video game or interactive company. Combined with courses in film or animation they might become a screenwriter, storyboard artist or content creator. They will be attractive candidates for production or publishing companies. Each student will emerge from the major with a polished portfolio, innovative narratives, and a unique, self-initiated body of work, preparing them to be the story-tellers of tomorrow. Visual Communication Design graduates can also work as design directors, graphics editors, or in another managerial role. In addition, the Master of Arts degree enables students to apply for doctoral studies in art and design. Internationalisation Exchanges programs, work placement abroad, international lecturers and students give the master’s programme an international dimension. Admission procedure Prospective students of the Master’s Programme in Visual Communication Design apply to the programme in the master’s degree admissions process for the field of art and design. Please indicate which major you are most interested in. The key admission criteria for the master’s programme in visual communication design are artistic talent, motivation and the potential for the applicant’s development. In addition, applicants are required to have methodological abilities for conducting artistic and scientific research. The admission is based on a two-stage entrance examination, where qualified students are selected to continue after each stage. The admission is based on the application documents, a portfolio, a short assignment, a letter of intent (in which applicants reflect on their areas of interest and propose the topic of their master’s theses), a CV and an interview. [-]

Master of Arts in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art - Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (CuMMA)

Campus Full time August 2017 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. [+]

Note! Master's Programme in Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (CuMMA) will not accept new students for the 2016-2017 academic year. 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 Visual Culture and Contemporary Art - Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA)

Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

Visual Culture and Contemporary Art focuses on tutoring students to develop and contextualize their own artistic, curatorial or theoretical work. It is open to artists and practitioners with different backgrounds. [+]

Visual Culture and Contemporary Art focuses on tutoring students to develop and contextualize their own artistic, curatorial or theoretical work. It is open to artists and practitioners with different backgrounds. The program explores new forms of artistic production and professional agency within the broader field of contemporary art and visual culture. Theory and practice are tightly interwoven, and emphasis is put on developing each student’s artistic, curatorial and theoretical thinking. The program has two majors: Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) and Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (CuMMA). The ViCCA major works through four focus areas: Sites, Senses and Situations; Words and Spaces; Beings and Things, and CuMMA, of which CuMMA is also a separate major. The CuMMA major focuses on the professional skills needed for curating and mediating art. In both majors some of the courses are also available for the students of the other major. 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 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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