Objective of studies
The goal of the Engineering programme of Aalto University is not only to educate researchers and professors of the future, but also to equip them with professional skills so that they can become experts and game changers in the engineering industry and other sectors.
The aim of doctoral studies is that the student:
- To acquire a profound knowledge of their research field and its social significance;
- To obtain the necessary skills to independently apply the scientific methods of their field and produce new scientific knowledge;
- To obtain a thorough knowledge of the research methods and development of their research field;
- To possess a sufficient level of expertise in the philosophy of engineering and other areas related to their research field.
Programme StructureResearch Fields
- Energy Technology
- Engineering Design and Production
- Applied Mechanics
- Real Estate Economics
- Land-use Planning and Transportation Engineering
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEnvironmental Engineering General Engineering & Technology Transportation Engineering View 3 other PhDs in General Engineering & Technology in Finland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Application form
- A curriculum vitae (CV) that includes a list of publications and other scientific activity
- Preliminary study plan
- Preliminary research proposal (PDF) and schedule for its completion. The proposal must include the signature of the applicant and the professor in charge of the research field applied for.
- Funding plan; alternatively, it can be included in the research proposal. Indicate the start and ending of secured funding time and describe your funding sources (scholarships, projects etc.).
- Supervision plan (Guidelines for supervising doctoral candidates). The supervision plan must include the signatures of the applicant, the supervising professor, and the thesis advisor.
- Statement of the supervising professor confirming the applicant's aptitude for doctoral studies
- Motivation letter in English, one page long
- Copy of the applicant's passport or ID-card
- Any other supporting documents e.g. letter(s) of recommendations
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
- No tuition fee for Doctoral/PhD level studies and research
Living costs for Helsinki
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Due for update
Updated over a year ago
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