Students are required to complete a Master's thesis, which is a research assignment with a workload corresponding to 30 credits. The thesis is written on a topic usually related to the student's major and agreed upon between the student and a professor who specializes in the topic of the thesis. The supervisor of the thesis is a professor or university lecturer at Aalto University. The thesis advisor(s) can be from a company or from another university. The thesis advisor(s) must have at least a Master’s degree.

Master’s thesis work includes a seminar presentation or equivalent presentation. The student is also required to write a maturity essay related to the Master’s thesis.

The Master’s thesis is a public document and cannot be concealed.

See also Completing your master's thesis.