Translational Engineering

Major in Finnish: Translationaalinen tekniikka

Huvudämne på svenska: Translationell teknik
Code: ELEC3023

Credits: 65 ECTS
Responsible professors: Mervi Paulasto-Kröckel, Simo Särkkä

Objectives and learning outcomes

Translational engineering is a multidisciplinary major dealing with ubiquitous electronics and microsystems from health care and medical technology to “smart everything” at workplace and home. The major provides the student interdisciplinary knowledge from microtechnologies, new materials, and ICT. Translational engineering also emphasizes the process of transferring results from fundamental studies into innovations and functional products. There are four study paths within the major, which are (i) Health and Wellbeing, (ii) Smart System Integration, (iii) Smart Living Environment, and (iv) Measurement Science and Technology. Students will be well-prepared to pursue doctoral studies.

Upon completion of the Major, the student will be able to:

  • translate the application needs into technical requirements;
  • understand the design and fabrication principles of electronic devices and systems;
  • command the tools needed in the development of product innovations;
  • design new devices, for example, in the fields of bioelectronics and smart systems;
  • understand in depth one of the focus areas (health and wellbeing, smart system integration, smart living environment or measurement science and technology).

Content of the major

Code

Course

ECTS

Teaching period

Compulsory courses: 35 ECTS

*Year 1 = Students are expected to study the course during their first year of studies

**Year 2 = Students are expected to study the course during their second year of studies

ELEC-E8730

Design of Electronic Equipment

5

I-II

ELEC-E8712

Design for Reliability

5

I-II (Year 1)*

ELEC-E8001

Embedded Real-Time Systems

5

I-II (Year 1)*

ELEC-E0100

Introduction to Master’s Studies at Aalto ELEC

0

I-II

ELEC-D8710

Principles of materials science

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8002

Project Work A - Theory

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8003

Project work B – Practice

5

IV-V

ELEC-E5710

Sensors and Measurement Methods

5

IV-V

Optional courses: choose 30 ECTS or one of the pre-designed study paths given below

CS-E5500

Acoustical Measurements

5

II

EEN-E4006

Advanced HVAC design

5

I-II

ELEC-E8738

Application of MRI

5

II

ELEC-C5230

Basics of Digital Signal Processing

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8736

Basics of MRI

5

IV

ELEC-E5770

Biological Effects and Measurements of Electromagnetic
Fields and Optical Radiation L

5

II

ELEC-E8724

Biomaterials Science

5

I-II

ELEC-E8734

Biomedical Instrumentation

5

II

ELEC-E8726

Biosensing

5

II-III

MS-E1654

Computational Inverse Problems

5

IV

ELEC-E7851

Computational User Interface Design

5

II

CS-E4850

Computer Vision

5

III-IV

ELEC-L8742

Design for Portability in Electronics

6

I-II, III-IV

ELEC-E8731

Design of Electronic Prototype

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8101

Digital and Optimal Control

5

I-II

ELEC-E8102

Distributed and Intelligent Automation Systems

5

I-II

ELEC-E8408

Embedded Systems Development

5

III-V

EEN-E4004

Fundamentals of HVAC Design

5

IV-V

PHYS-C6370

Fundamentals of New Energy Sources

5

I-II

ELEC-E8732

Instrumentation electronics

5

I-II (Year 2)**

ELEC-E8737

Instrumentation of MRI

5

I

ELEC-D8723

Laboratory Course of Biomedical Engineering

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8701

Lighting technology and applications

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8713 

Materials & Microsystems Integration

5

I–II (Year 2)**

ELEC-E8711

Materials Compatibility

5

III-V (Year 1)*

ELEC-E8725

Methods of Bioadaptive Technology

5

I-II

CHEM-E5115  

Microfabrication

5

I-II (Year 1)*

CHEM-E8105

Microfluids and BioMEMS

5

III-IV

ELEC-E3280

Micronova Laboratory Course

5

I-II

ELEC-E8103

Modelling, Estimation and Dynamic Systems

5

I

ELEC-E3230

Nanotechnology

5

IV

ELEC-E8105

Non-linear Filtering and Parameter Estimation

5

III-IV

ELEC-E5730

Optics

5

III

ELEC-E3210

Optoelectronics

5

III

ELEC-E3240

Photonics

5

V

ELEC-L8704  

Postgraduate seminar in illumination engineering

8

Varies

ELEC-E8412

Power Electronics

5

II

ELEC-E8700

Principles and Fundamentals of Lighting

5

I-II (Year 1)*

NBE-E4000

Principles of Biomedical Imaging

5

I-II

ELEC-E8702

Rakennussähköistys

5

III-V

ELEC-E3220

Semiconductor Devices

5

III

ELEC-E5710

Sensors and measurement methods

5

III

PHYS-E6570

Solar Energy Engineering

5

III-IV (alt. years)

ELEC-E8703

Special assignment in illumination engineering and building electrical design

2-8

I, II, III, IV, V

ELEC-E5440

Statistical Signal Processing L

5

I-II

ELEC-E8104

Stochastic Models and Estimation

5

I

EEN-E4005

Sustainable Building Energy Systems

5

V

ELEC-E8714

Sustainable Electronics

5

I-II

ELEC-E8418

Sähköenergian käyttösovelluksia (Applications of Electric Energy)

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8421

Tehoelektroniikan komponentit

5

I-II

CHEM-E5125

Thin Film Technology

5

IV

ELEC-E8728

Tissue-foreign body interaction

5

I-II

ELEC-E5720

Virtual instrumentation

5

I-V

Study Paths

Four different study paths are given as guidelines, but students are free to choose their own unique set from the list of optional courses above.

Health and Wellbeing: 30 ECTS

Core courses: 20 ECTS

ELEC-E8736

Basics of MRI                                                                

5

IV              

ELEC-E8734

Biomedical Instrumentation

5

II                 

ELEC-E8726

Biosensing

5

II-III

ELEC-E8731

Design of Electronic Prototype

5

III-IV

Recommended optional courses:

ELEC-E8738

Application of MRI

5

II

ELEC-E5770

Biological Effects and Measurements of Electromagnetic
Fields and Optical Radiation L

5

II

ELEC-E8724

Biomaterials Science

5

I-II

ELEC-E8732

Instrumentation Electronics

5

I-II

ELEC-E8737

Instrumentation of MRI

5

I

ELEC-D8723

Laboratory Course of Biomedical Engineering

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8725

Methods of Bioadaptive Technology

5

I-II

CHEM-E8135

Microfluids and BioMEMS

5

III-IV

NBE-E4000

Principles of Biomedical Imaging

5

I-II

ELEC-E8728

 Tissue-foreign body interaction                               

5         

I-II

Smart System Integration: 30 ECTS

Core courses: 15 ECTS

ELEC-E8713

Materials & Microsystems Integration 

5

I–II

ELEC-E8711

Materials Compatibility

5

III-V

CHEM-E5115

Microfabrication

5

I-II

ELEC-E8714

Sustainable Electronics

5

I-II

Recommended optional courses:

ELEC-E3280

Micronova Laboratory Course                                                                      

5        

I-II

ELEC-E3230

Nanotechnology

5

IV

ELEC-E3210

Optoelectronics

5

III

ELEC-E3240

Photonics

5

V

ELEC-E8412

Power Electronics

5

II

ELEC-E3220

Semiconductor Devices

5

III

ELEC-E8421

Tehoelektroniikan komponentit

I-II

CHEM-E5125  

Thin Film Technology

5

II

Smart Living Environment: 30 ECTS

Core courses: 15 ECTS

ELEC-E8101

Digital and Optimal Control                                                     

I-II

ELEC-E8102

Distributed and Intelligent Automation Systems

5

I-II

ELEC-E8702

Electrical Installations in Buildings                                           

5

III-IV

Recommended optional courses:

EEN-E4006

Advanced HVAC design

5

I-II

ELEC-E7851

Computational User Interface Design

5

II

ELEC-E8408

Embedded Systems Development

5

III-V

EEN-E4004

Fundamentals of HVAC Design

5

IV-V

PHYS-C6370

Fundamentals of New Energy Sources

5

I-II

ELEC-E8701

Lighting technology and applications

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8700

Principles and fundamentals of lighting

5

I-II

PHYS-E6570

Solar Energy Engineering 5  III-IV (alt. years)

EEN-E4005

Sustainable Building Energy Systems

5

V

Measurement Science and Technology: 30 ECTS

Core courses: 20 ECTS

ELEC-C5230

Basics of Digital Signal Processing                        

5       

IV–V   

ELEC-E8731

Design of Electronic Prototype            

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8732

Instrumentation electronics

5

I-II

ELEC-E5720       

Virtual instrumentation                                   

5

I-V

Recommended optional courses:

CS-E5500

Acoustical Measurements

5

II

CS-E4850

Computer Vision

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8105

Non-linear Filtering and Parameter Estimation

5

III-IV

ELEC-E5730

Optics

5

III

ELEC-E3210

Optoelectronics

5

III

ELEC-E3240

Photonics

5

V

ELEC-E8104

Stochastic Models and Estimation

5

I

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