Students can apply for the master's degree after completing the bachelor's degree, when all courses required for the master's degree have been completed and the master's thesis is evaluated and approved by the Degree Programme Committee. The Dean grants the degrees.
Students who have demonstrated excellent knowledge of their field in their studies, and particular maturity and sense of judgment in the master’s thesis may be awarded a diploma for the degree of Master of Science (Technology) with distinction. The decision on awarding a degree with distinction rests with the Dean of the School of Science.
A degree may be awarded with distinction if the weighted grade average of the courses included in the degree, excluding the master’s thesis and the grade of the master’s thesis are at least 4.0. Courses graded ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ shall not be included in the calculation.
More information about graduation can be found in Into at https://into.aalto.fi/display/enmastersci/Graduation.