Automation and Electrical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 ,
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. This Automation and Electrical Engineering programme is offered by Aalto University.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

This Automation and Electrical Engineering programme is offered by Aalto University.

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.

Programme Structure

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).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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.

Required background subjects:
  • mathematics (linear algebra, calculus, probability theory and statistics)
  • programming skills
  • physics and/or chemistry
  • project and team work
  • technical writing

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15000 International

Citizens of EU/EEA countries are not required to pay tuition fees while studying towards a degree at Aalto University.

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