Students are required to complete a master's thesis, which is a research assignment with a workload corresponding to 30 ECTS. The thesis is written on a topic related to the student's major and agreed upon between the student and a professor who specializes in the topic of the thesis.
Professors of IEM are listed in the department’s website: http://tuta.aalto.fi/en/research/professors/
Any alterations in supervision or topic area of the theses is at the discretion of the responsible professor of the major. The supervisor of the thesis must be a professor in the University, whereas the thesis advisor(s) can also be from a company or from another university. Thesis advisor(s) must have at least a master’s degree.
Master’s thesis work includes a seminar presentation or equivalent presentation. The student is also required to write a maturity essay related to the master’s thesis.
The master’s thesis is a public document.