Study period III
Upcoming event and application periods
Renewal of degree certificate
All Aalto students who graduate after 1 January 2019 are given a renewed degree certificate. The certificate is updated for getting smoother preparation process and for more elegant appearance. The feedback from students has been taken into account in renewal. The change in content is that only the dean will sign the certificate. Visually there are more changes, e.g. the folder and the papers are new.
Extra exam days in Spring term 2019
The extra exam days in spring term 2019 are 8 March and 26 April. Wishes for the March exam should be presented at the latest on 8 February. More information in INTO.
Aalto-Helsinki awarded gold medal in iGEM 2018
International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) is a big annual international competition focused on synthetic biology. More than 300 teams and nearly 6,000 students from universities around the world participated in the competition this year to innovate and tackle various issues from diseases to environmental pollution with the tools of synthetic biology.
Multidisciplinary student team from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki made it to the top category in iGEM Giant Jamboree 24–28 October in Boston. In the team were students from School of Chemical Engineering too.Currently, Aalto-Helsinki is recruiting students from all fields of their home universities for next year’s team to work on with a new project utilizing the tools of synthetic biology. More information: https://www.aalto.fi/news/aalto-helsinki-awarded-gold-medal-in-igem-2018 (in Finnish: https://www.aalto.fi/fi/uutiset/aalto-helsinki-palkittiin-kultamitalilla-igem-2018-kilvassa )
To apply for the competition (2019): http://www.aaltohelsinki.com/2018/indexrekry.html
Apply for student exchange!
The main application period for student exchange during the academic year 2019-20 is 10–31 January 2019. There are possibilities around the world! More information from INTO: https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopinnot/Exchange+studies, or contact the student advisor Annamaaria Mytty. You can make an appointment in Vihta (https://secure.vihta.com/public-ng/aalto/#/reservation?service=chemkand )
Exchange infosession 14 January @ 16-18, Ke3
Exchange clinic 21 January @ 14-16 and 24 January @ 10.30 - 13
Lobby of the building of Chemical Technology (student advisor desk)
If you have questions about exchange studies or you need signatures to your Learning Agreements/Study Plans, come and meet us. Planning officers of degree programmes and exchange studies are available for questions.
The study well-being questionnaire AllWell? will be sent again to all Aalto 2nd year bachelor’s and 1st year master’s students in February 2019.
Give us 15 minutes of your time – you will get personal feedback. The well-being questionnaire will be emailed to the aalto.fi addresses of all 2nd year bachelor’s and 1st year master’s students. The questionnaire will be available online from 6 Feb. to 20 Feb. 2019. Your response will remain completely anonymous.
Within one month, you will get personal feedback with ideas on
- how to handle stress in a better way
- how to improve your study skills
- how to stop procrastinating with difficult issues
- how feelings affect study performance
We will communicate the programme level results to the heads of the degree programmes. Development and improvement must be based on facts, and that is why your response is crucial!
The AllWell? project is a part of Aalto University's strategy 2016–2020. The goal is to enhance student well-being by advancing the development of teaching, learning services and support for studies and better study skills. Read more Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanford Summer School
Aalto University students have an excellent opportunity to apply for the Stanford Summer Session International Honors Program (IHP) organized in California on June 22 - August 18, 2019. Aalto University, in conjunction with SSIHP, will provide a maximum of six full scholarships. Application is open online from 15 Dec 2018 until 15 Jan 2019 at 18:00 (please note the time!). More information: Stanford IHP - Hakuaika päättyy tänään klo 18:00!
LC-1320 Thesis Writing for Engineers (MSc) (1-3 cr)
Starting your Master’s thesis project? Need help with writing, managing references, and utilizing productive working methods? In the course LC-1320 Thesis Writing for Engineers (MSc) (1-3 cr), you will get to work with peers as well as get support from experts.
The course is offered in English in periods III-V. Space is limited (max 20 students). Group H07 is available only for students from CHEM, please, enroll to this group (registration through WebOodi).
Have you checked new courses under study skills?
Visit: https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopisk/Study+skills. For example, in February 2019 begins a course Mindful Tools For Stress Management. Please check: Courses and workshops for students
Study period II
Upcoming event and application periods
Main exchange application period for the academic year 2019-2020
Most of the exchange student places for the next academic year are open for applications during the main round for application in January 2019. Please note the new application period 10-31.1.2019. During this January main application round you can apply for exchange for autumn 2019, spring 2020 or academic year 2019-2020. Exchange destinations: Destination Database. How to apply: check Into-pages.
Coffee and cake for good study progress
Students are encouraged to graduate on schedule. CHEM encourages its students e.g. by taking advantage of academic advising and personal discussions, and on the hand wants to thank students who have proceeded very well in their studies. On 25 October 2018, a coffee get-together was held for students completing 55 or more credits within the previous academic year. Tapani Vuorinen, Vice Dean in Learning and Teaching of the School of Chemical Engineering hosted the event.
Apply now for student exchange in Japan during the academic year 2019-2020
Japan is calling! Application period for Japan exchange is already in November 2018: application period is 1.11-1.12.2018.
Welcome to Japan exchange info session on Monday 29 October 2018 at 16, T-building, lecture hall T5. More information.
Apply for FiTech -studies for II period
FITech network university offers selected study modules taught at Finland's technical universities. You may choose a new minor subject or a single course offered by another technical university current curriculum. More information: https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=12357468 and about II period courses: https://fitech.io/courses-for-the-2-period-fall-2018/
CHEM Career Forum 2018
Fri 14 December 2018 at 8:30-13:30, Dipoli, Otakaari 24
The CHEM Career Forum opens doors to summer jobs, Master’s thesis jobs and career opportunities. At the event, you can talk to representatives of employers in all fields related to chemical technology at the employers' own stands. The programme also features panel discussions on work life themes as well as CV guidance, mock job interviews and other workshops provided by employers. More information: https://www.aalto.fi/school-of-chemical-engineering/chem-career-forum
Save the Date - ESN Aalto -exchange event 20 November
Join ESN (Erasmus Student Network) exchange event 20 November at Otaniemi. More information: https://esnaalto.org/ (detals will be updated soon).
Study period I
Upcoming event and application periods
Scholarship for a graduation in desired time
From 2018, CHEM offers scholarship to those students who complete their studies on time. The award is 500 €. Until today, the scholarship has been granted to 29 students, congratulations to all of them!
The first to receive the scholarship was Villiina Ikäheimo. You can find her interview in Eetteri:
Starting Point of Wellbeing
Credit transfer as of 1 August
Instructions for credit transfer have been renewed on 1 August 2018. More information can be found here: https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopisk/Credit+transfer
New guidelines for Master's thesis
The new guidelines for the Master’s thesis are designed to clarify the thesis process, describe the learning outcomes more clearly and define the roles of the supervisor and advisor.
The guidelines can be found in Into: https://into.aalto.fi/display/encbme/Completing+your+Master%27s+thesis
Apply now for student exchange in spring 2019!
The application round for exchange studies in the spring semester 2019 ends 20 September 2018. There are free places in e.g. Czech, Hungary and China.
This is the time of your life to gain international experience! As a student of Aalto University, you have the great opportunity to study in top universities around the world.
International exchanges gives you stellar skills that advance your career. You strengthen your language skills, develop your networks, and become competent in working and communicating in an international team. By planning your exchange well you make sure it advances your degree studies.
Welcome to info session on Tuesday 11 September 2018, at 14—16, lecture hall TU5 (street address Maarintie 8)!
Please read more about student exchange from INTO. There you can find a list of all available exchange places. You can also ask more from the study advisor of exchange studies (kv-neuvoja-chem(at)aalto.fi) or from the exchange coordinators (international-chem(at)aalto.fi).
CHEM Career Forum in December
Meet your future employer on 14 December 2018 at Dipoli! More information:http://chem.aalto.fi/en/cooperation/for_employers/careerforum/
INTO – the most important source of information for your studies
Dear student, you have probably noticed that the Into-pages have been renewed in the spring. You can find the information regarding studies under your own programme.
FITech network university offers selected study modules taught at Finland's technical universities in one handy place
As an Aalto University student you might want to choose a new minor subject or a single course offered by another technical university. See more: https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=7164036
Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering grants every year scholarships for successful students
The scholarships are awarded by Alexander and Lucie Lampén Fund, Oiva Allan Pölkkynen Fund and Teknos-Winter Fund. This year the School of Chemical Engineering also wanted to reward talented international students with scholarships.
36 applications were submitted this year, and 32 scholarships with the value of 1000 or 2000 euros were granted in the summer 2018. Congratulations to all!
The next application time for scholarships is in May 2019.