Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemistry, M.Sc.

Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #137 (QS) ,
The School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. This Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemistry programme is offered by Aalto University.


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.

This Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemistry programme is offered by Aalto University.
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.

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.

This Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemistry programme is offered by Aalto University.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Laboratory Projects in Chemistry 
  • Quantum mechanics and Spectroscopy 
  • Quantitative Instrumental Analysis 
  • Chemistry of the Elements 
  • Reactivity in Organic Chemistry 
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry 
  • Chemical Instrumentation and Electroanalytical Methods 
  • Selectivity in Organic Synthesis 
  • Asymmetric Synthesis of Natural Products 
  • Organometallic Chemistry
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                                                                                        Detailed Programme Facts

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

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                                                                                        Academic Requirements

                                                                                        • An appropriate Bachelor´s degree or an equivalent qualification.
                                                                                        • A printed and signed cover letter from the online application system. 
                                                                                        • An officially attested copy of an official Bachelor's degree certificate/diploma
                                                                                        • An official transcript of records
                                                                                        • An authorised translation of the degree certificate/diploma and an authorised translation of the official transcript of records
                                                                                        • Language certificate
                                                                                        • Portfolio
                                                                                        • A CV

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                                                                                                    Living costs for Helsinki

                                                                                                    • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
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