Are you interested in nano fabrication methods, solar panels, or radio propagation and electromagnetics in basic research?

Perhaps your are also 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?

The new Master’s programme in Nano and Radio Sciences offers all this and more. This programme offers you fundamental knowledge in the following areas: micro- and nanosciences, micro- and nanoelectronic circuit design, advanced materials and photonics, radio science, and space science & technology. In this programme you approach engineering studies from both industrial and scientific perspectives. You can be theoretically oriented or direct your studies more towards practical applications.

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The first students's will start their studies in the autumn 2015.

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Get to know our former students and they thoughts about studying at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering.


Master's Programme in Micro and Nanotechnology (last intake autumn 2014)


Doctoral studies

After finishing the Master's degree it is possible to continue with postgraduate studies to gain licentiate's or doctor's degree. Postgraduate students participate in one or more of our research projects and are paid for the work. If the student has done his/her Master's thesis for the department, usually the postgraduate studies are related to that work. Based on his/her research work, the student writes papers to conferences and journals of the research field. Along with the work, he studies postdoctoral courses (40 credits), that are achieved by studying one or two courses per semester.

After finishing the courses and writing several papers, the student writes the doctoral thesis. It can be a monograph, i.e. an independent, book-like text about the research and the results, or an articles thesis, i.e. a compilation of the publications with a 50 to 100 page text that sums up the research. The student will defend his/her doctoral thesis in the public defence. If everything goes well, the opponent will favour the acception of the thesis and the student may receive the doctoral degree.

Read more about the postgraduate studies on Into (

About the courses offered by the Department of Micro- and Nanosciences

The courses introduce you to different fields of micro and nanotechnology and the theory behind it and on laboratory courses you get a more practical approach to the technology. For example, on semiconductor laboratory course you get to see the clean rooms and participate in the manufacturing process of semiconductors. In addition, on special assignment courses you get to do small practical design and research tasks.

There are almost 70 courses available. Selections of the courses have been combined into different kinds of study modules (ca. 20 credits each) according to their topics. Study modules are listed here. The department also arranges the basic physics courses for the students of electrical engineering.

A full list of the courses arranged by the department can be found in Noppa (

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