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Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemistry

Aalto University

24 months
15000 EUR/year
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From breakthroughs in medicine to creating sustainable alternatives to plastics, chemistry plays a pivotal role in advancing the world that we live in. The students in the Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemistry programme from Aalto University will find themselves at the exciting frontiers of research and emergence of new technologies.


Upon graduating from the Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemistry programme from Aalto University, graduates will have:

  • Knowledge of organic and inorganic materials and chemical reaction mechanisms to synthesise these materials. Graduates have a broad expertise in materials and material synthesis processes. 
  • Knowledge of chemical equilibria and kinetics in various chemical reactions. Graduates also possess knowledge of quantum mechanics related to the chemical bond and spectroscopy.
  • Both broad knowledge of different areas of chemistry and in-depth skills in a specialisation area of their choice. Graduates have the benefits of both breadth of knowledge and specialisation. Possible specialisation areas include organic chemistry, inorganic and analytical chemistry as well as physical chemistry. 
  • An inquiring mind to explore new frontiers in research. Graduates have the curiosity to explore and discover new grounds in research as well as courage to defend their findings.
  • Ability to act as chemistry experts in a vast range of industries.Graduates are prepared for a successful career in the industry, capable of working in multidisciplinary groups of experts and solving chemistry-related problems, such as planning reaction procedures and analysing materials in detail.
  • User-centric, societal, and environmental perspective to chemical and related fields. Graduates have 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. 

Career opportunities

There are so many areas indispensable for well-being – developing medicines, cutting air pollution, mitigating plastic problems – in which chemistry plays a vital role, prolonging and improving life. Experts and scientists with extensive chemical knowledge are urgently needed in various branches of chemical and related industries. Possible career options may include: 

  • designing organic synthesis for future technological solutions and analysing the synthesis products in industries such as pharmaceutical (e.g. Orion, Fermion), organic materials, (e.g. UPM, Stora Enso) and polymer industry (e.g. Neste, Borealis).
  • designing materials synthesis procedures (especially ALD companies, Picosun and BENEQ) and analysing synthesis products 
  • Electrochemical applications, batteries (BASF), electroplating (Norilsk Nickel). Finland is building a supply chain from raw materials to battery chemical and batteries. Many steps here require good knowledge of electrochemistry.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Methods in Biocatalysis 
  • Functional Inorganic Materials
  • Computational Chemistry 
  • Laboratory Work in Organic Chemistry 
  • Laboratory Work in Inorganic Chemistry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant's success in his/her previous studies (those that give basis for applying to the programme) will be evaluated based on the grade point average (GPA). Applicants are required to have a GPA equivalent to a minimum of 3.0 (on a scale 1.0 - 5.0, 1.0 being the minimum passing grade).
  • Scanned colour copy of the original Bachelor’s degree certificate. 
  • Scanned colour copy of the original official transcript of study records.
  • If you have any other higher education degrees you wish to be taken into consideration in admissions, scanned colour copies of degree certificate and official transcript of records. 
  • Copy of a valid passport or an official government-issued identification card with photo and information on citizenship. 
  • Proof of language proficiency in the language of instruction of the study option. 
  • Portfolio (electronic). Most study options in the field of art and design, architecture and landscape architecture require an electronic portfolio in PDF-format. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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