Aaltonaut is Aalto University’s Bachelor’s Minor Programme on Interdisciplinary Product Development launched for the first time in 2013. Aaltonaut courses rely on problem-based learning as well as interdisciplinary team-work in hands-on projects. The general goals of the Aaltonaut programme are refining teamwork and communication skills and reinforcing the entrepreneurial attitude.

Aaltonaut study path

The programme is designed to be started on first or second year of studies and is aimed at the students of all six schools of Aalto. It consists of four mandatory and two elective Aaltonaut courses. Students are also offered a possibility of doing their bachelor’s thesis in co-operation with the Aaltonaut program. The desired Aaltonaut characteristics are curiosity, courage, initiative and ability to take action.

The programme offers integrated language studies focusing on communication and teamwork and academic mentoring designed to develop students’ skills in planning studies, finding out one’s own interests and understanding one’s own role in an interdisciplinary team.

We highly encourage our students to study abroad. We offer help and guidance to the planning of the exchange studies. There is also a possibility to substitute part of the minor with international studies.


Aaltonaut also offers four of its interdisciplinary courses for all students of Aalto.

Aaltonaut course content
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