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Engineering, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #134 (QS) Helsinki, Finland
The main purpose of Engineering doctoral education from Aalto University is to teach the student to create new scientific knowledge via scentific methods and theories. During the research and studies you will learn what it takes to be a professional academic researcher.
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Overview

Education

The Doctoral Programme of Engineering from Aalto University consists of 8 research fields including land-use planning and transportation engineering, real estate economics, geoinformatics, civil engineering, water and environmental engineering, technology education, mechanical engineering and energy technology. Doctoral studies are available at all the departments of the School of Engineering: the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Built Environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Fields
  • Energy Technology
  • Engineering Design and Production
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Geoinformatics
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Land-use Planning and Transportation Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

  • Adequate knowledge in the research field applied for, gained through, for example, courses in the major or courses in the advanced module within the Master’s studies.
  • Sufficient basic knowledge that supports the dissertation work and the writing of the dissertation.

Grades (on the scale of 1 to 5)

  • The master’s thesis has been completed with the minimum grade of 3/5.
  • The master’s degree that is the basis of doctoral studies has been completed with an average grade of 3.0/5 or higher.
  • Those with a master’s degree earned in accordance with the degree regulations of 1995 or at an earlier time must have earned the master’s degree that is the basis of doctoral studies with an average grade of 3.0/5 or higher.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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  • No tuition fee for Doctoral/PhD level studies and research

Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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