The Master’s programme in Nano and Radio Sciences from Aalto University offers students 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 students approach engineering studies from both industrial and scientific perspectives. They can be theoretically oriented or direct their studies more towards practical applications.
The programme offers five major options. During the first semester students focus on the common subjects, and at the end of the semester they select their major. During the second and third semesters students gain a deep insight in their chosen major, which leads to the Master's thesis during the second year of their 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 the major (65 ECTS), elective studies (25 ECTS), and the Master's thesis (30 ECTS).
After completing the programme, students have gained substantial knowledge and skills to work as an expert in their chosen field. In the early phases of their career students would typically work in research and development-oriented tasks. However, the master’s programme provides them 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.
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The applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree (a minimum of 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, which is typically obtained by studying a Bachelor degree at a research university, especially in electrical engineering or a closely related field, is required for the Master's Programme:
Students chosen to the programme may be required to complement their earlier degree with complementary studies.
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