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 Orientation week

Newly admitted MSc students

The orientation week for new students is organized during week 36 in 2020 (31 August - 4 September 2020). In autumn 2020 the orientation week if organised fully online. In the School of Electrical Engineering the orientation programme for new master’s students starts on Tuesday 1 September. More information and a detailed schedule will be updated in August. The orientation week will provide you with all the relevant information regarding the studies and study environment at Aalto University and in the School of Electrical Engineering. All new students are expected to participate the orientation week. As of 1 August 2020 (after the activation of your Aalto user account), you can access the self-study preorientation material. Students are recommended to go through the preorientation materials and exercises before the orientation week.

 Recommendations for revision of previous studies

To make your start in your programme as smooth as possible, you may consider refreshing some topics from your previous studies. Take a look at the recommendations of the programmes in the School of Electrical Engineering here:

Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy Systems and Markets

  • If your BSc degree is from other field than electrical engineering, a good source to go through is:

Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi, Electric Energy, An Introduction, 3rd Edition, CRC Press,ISBN 978-1-4665-0303-8

Automation and Electrical Engineering - Control, Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • Basics of engineering mathematics, e.g. integral transforms and probability theory
  • Basics of linear systems and control theory
  • Programming in e.g. Matlab, Python and/or C/C++

Automation and Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power and Energy Engineering

  • Basics of engineering mathematics, e.g. integral transforms and Fourier analysis
  • Basic of electric circuit theory
  • Basics of linear systems and control theory
  • Basic programming with Matlab

Automation and Electrical Engineering - Electronic and Digital Systems

  • Engineering mathematics, calculus and probability in particular
  • Basic programming with Matlab and/or Python, probably also C or C++

Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology

  • Brush up you Matlab skills. Matlab is used in many courses and basic signal processing operations and plotting the figures are needed to do the home assignments.

Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Communications Engineering

  • Basics of Signals and Systems
  • Programming in C/C++ (C-courses are available in Aalto as well, no need to study beforehand if no previous knowledge exists)
  • Knowledge of Python is recommended but not necessary

Electronics and Nanotechnology - Microwave Engineering

  • Circuit analysis
  • Electromagnetic field theory

Electronics and Nanotechnology - Micro- and nanoelectronic circuit design

  • Electronics
  • Circuit analysis

Electronics and Nanotechnology - Space Science and Technology, depending on your planned focus area within the major

  • Circuit analysis
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Electronics
  • Physics

Electronics and Nanotechnology - Photonics and Nanotechnology

  • Physics
  • Basic mathematics

Preliminary programme of the orientation week. Final programme and links to online sessions are updated in August. Times are Finnish time (GMT +3).

Orientation week 2020 (ELEC)
Mon 31 AugComplete the Aalto Preorientation online, if you haven’t yet. Access to the preorientation material requires activation of the Aalto user account.
Tue 1 Sep

9:00-10:30 Getting started!

Deans’ welcome

Studying in Aalto – Basics of studies and degree requirements

Chat session for your questions

10:45-12:00 Programme Welcome sessions

Programme Director’s welcome

Presentation of the programmes and majors

Online meet and greet with programme staff and students

13:00-15:00 Aalto Day One - opening ceremony

Wed 2 Sep

9:00-10:30 How you study and learn in Aalto – course practices

How do courses work in Aalto? What to expect from courses? What is expected from students?

Chat session for your questions

10:30-12:00 Course registration clinic

Register to courses, draft your study plan, familiarize yourself with online tools. Staff is present to answer your questions.

13:00-14:00 Info for students with AMK-degree

To be updated

14:00-15:00 Info for Aalto scholarship students

To be updated

Thu 3 Sep

Aalto services for students.

Detailed programme to be updated.

Fri 4 Sep

Student services pop-up online

To be updated

Students continuing their studies after BSc degree in Aalto

The master's degree programme has been planned as a 2-year programme starting in Autumn. The model schedules and course timetables have been designed based on this 2-year plan. However, if you start your MSc studies during Spring term, it is recommended to first complete the degree elective courses or minor studies.

You are also welcome to participate at the programme welcome session during the orientation week.

 All students

The course Academic Skills in Master’s Studies (ELEC-E0110) will support the starting of your MSc studies and will also support you in the different stages during the first year of your MSc studies. The course will

  • enhance your academic capabilities for successful studies
  • provide you with tools for creating a meaningful and motivational study plan
  • prepare you for the master’s thesis process

On this course you will also be nominated the academic advisor (=mentor) for you master’s studies.

 Retake examinations

Retake exams are organised in Maarintie 8 in lecture halls AS1, AS2 and TU2 on following Mondays at 16.30-19.30:

Autumn 2017Spring 2018




Retake exams 14.5.2018




14.5.2018ELEC-C1320, Robotiikka (T03)AS2
14.5.2018ELEC-E8102, Distributed and Intelligent Automation Systems L (T02)AS2
14.5.2018ELEC-E8104, Stochastic models and estimation (T03)AS2
14.5.2018ELEC-E8118, Robotic Vision L (T02)AS2
14.5.2018ELEC-E8411, Numerical Methods in Electromechanics L (T02)AS2
14.5.2018ELEC-E8412, Power Electronics (T03)AS2
14.5.2018ELEC-E8413, Power Systems (T03)AS2
14.5.2018ELEC-E8418, Sähköenergian käyttösovelluksiaAS2
14.5.2018ELEC-C3230, Elektroniikka 1 (T02)AS2
14.5.2018ELEC-C3240, Elektroniikka 2 (T01)AS2
14.5.2018ELEC-E3520, Digital Microelectronics I L (T02)AS2
14.5.2018ELEC-E4510, Earth observation L (T02)AS2
14.5.2018ELEC-C5230, Digitaalisen signaalinkäsittelyn perusteet (T02)
14.5.2018ELEC-E5550, Statistical Natural Language Processing L (T02)TU2
14.5.2018ELEC-E5620, Audio Signal Processing L (T01)TU2
14.5.2018ELEC-E5640, Noise Control P (T03)TU2
14.5.2018ELEC-E5710, Sensors and Measurement MethodsTU2
14.5.2018ELEC-C7110, Informaatioteknologian perusteet (T02)TU2
14.5.2018ELEC-C7230, Tietoliikenteen siirtomenetelmät (T02)TU2
14.5.2018ELEC-C7241, Tietokoneverkot (T02)TU2
14.5.2018ELEC-E7810, Patterns in Communications Ecosystems (T02)TU2
 Processing times

Applications are submitted to the study office of the School of Electrical Engineering. Some applications are submitted via electronic application system. The links for applications below.

MatterMaximum processing time (starting when the application and appendices and possible further clarifications are submitted)Please note

Readmission after neglecting the enrollment for the university

one (1) week

Admitting an extension to the right to study if the study time is already ended

two (2) weeks
Renouncing the right to studyone (1) week
HOPS eg. personal study planthree (3) weeks

Credit transfer

three (3) weeks

Graduation (Master's degree)

two (2) weeksSee the timetable for graduation on the page Graduation (link below)
Approving the topic of the thesisthree (3) weeks

See the timetable for degree programme committees on the page Graduation (link below)

Approving the thesisthree (3) weeks

See the timetable for degree programme committees on the page Graduation (link below)

Approving practical trainingfour (4) weeks
Admission to non-degree and JOO-studiesfour (4) weeks

Commend the JOO studies in home university

three (3) weeks

Please note, that the target university may have a designated application time, even though Aalto processes outgoing students' applications continuously

Admitting an extension to the right to study if the student has study time left

eight (8) weeks

Applications are processed together in November-December and in April-May for those students whose study time is ending by the end of the current semester.

 Applications and forms

Applications are submitted to the study office of the School of Electrical Engineering. Some applications are submitted via electronic application system.

Forms, instructions and links to electronic systems

Make sure that your applications have the accurate appendices and that possible copies are authenticated. Remember to always sign the paper application.

 Master's thesis & graduation dates

You can find Master's thesis and graduation dates under Graduation.

Autumn term 2017

Teaching / Evaluation periodsDatesWeek numbers

Summer teaching period

Tue 1 Aug - Thurs 31 Aug 2017

31  - 35

1st evaluation period

Mon 21 Aug – Fri 8 Sept 2017

34 - 36

Period I              

Evaluation week for  Period I

Mon 11 Sept - Fri 27 Oct 2017

Mon  23 Oct -  Fri  27 Oct 2017

37 - 43


Period II

Evaluation week for  Period II

Mon 30 Oct - Fri 15 Dec 2017

Mon 11 Dec - Fri 15 Dec 2017

44 - 50


2nd evaluation period

Mon 18 Dec - Fri 22 Dec 2017


Spring term 2018

Teaching / Evaluation periodsDatesWeek numbers

Period III

Evaluation week for  Period III

Tue 2 Jan  - Fri 16 Feb 2018

Mon 12 Feb - Fri 16 Feb 2018



Period IV

Evaluation week for  Period  IV

Mon 19 Feb - Fri 6 Apr 2018

Tue 3 Apr - Fri 6 Apr 2018    



Period V

Evaluation week for  Period V

Mon 9 Apr  - Fri 25 May 2018

Mon 21 May  - Fri 25 May 2018

15 - 21


Summer teaching period

Mon 28 May - Tue 31 July 2018

22 - 31