Courses in Aerosol Physics Study Track

Information about aerosol physics courses.

The preliminary syllabus for the academic year 2024-2025 can be found here (at the Instructions for students -website). The final syllabus will be published in Sisu. Please note, that some courses will not be lectured every academic year.

Aerosol Physics, ad­vanced stud­ies (complete at least 95 cr)

Your degree will include minimum of 120 credits out of which at least 95 credits are of advanced courses. 

Compulsory courses (55-60 cr)

ATM301 Atmospheric and Earth Sciences Today (5 cr)
ATM345 Atmospheric science seminar for Master’s students (5 cr)
ATM350 Master's thesis (30 cr)
ATM399 Maturity test (0 cr)
Personal study plan (0 cr) (included in ATM301)

Select either ATM302 (5 cr) or ATM386 (2 cr).

Select either ATM303 Project course in atmospheric sciences (3 or 5 cr) or ATM384 Integrating art and science (5 cr) or ATM380 (5 cr).

ATM304 Aerosol physics II (5 cr)

Select at least one of the following courses:

ATM308 Statistical Tools for Climate and Atmospheric Science (5 cr)
ATM309 Analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks (5 cr)
ATM310 Time Series Analysis in Geosciences (5 cr)
DATA11001 Introduction to Data Science (5 cr)
DATA11002 Introduction to Machine Learning (5 cr)
ATM4171 Introduction to Machine Learning for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (5 cr)
DATA12001 Advanced Course in Machine Learning (5 cr)
LSI35002 Bayesian Data Analysis (5 cr)
DATA20046 Neural Networks and Deep Learning (5 cr)

Alternative courses of the study track (complete at least 35 cr)

ATM306 Basics of atmospheric chemistry (5 cr)
ATM307 Atmospheric and aerosol chemistry (5 cr)
ATM318 Aerosol measurement techniques (5 cr)
ATM311 Simulations of Formation of Molecular Clusters (5 cr)
ATM312 Aerosol Modelling (5 cr)
ATM313 Chemical transport modelling I I (5 cr)
ATM314 Chemical transport modelling II (5 cr)
ATM371 Laboratory course in Aerosol physics (5 cr)
ATM319 Atmospheric observations of aerosols, clouds and reactive trace gases (5 cr)
ATM320 Mass Spectrometry in Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental analysis (5 cr)
ATM325 Satellite remote sensing methods in aerosol science (5 cr)
ATM326 Health Effects of Fine Particles (5 cr)
ATM327 Fine particles in occupational environments (5 cr)
ATM368 Aerosol Optics (5 cr)
ATM381 Physical and chemical characterization of charged molecules and clusters at atmospheric pressure (5 cr)
MATR305 Nanophysics and nanochemistry (5 cr)
ATM358 Atmospheric photochemistry and reaction kinetics (5 cr)
ATM357 Atmospheric Radiation (5 cr)
ATM354 Cloud Physics (5 cr)
ATM394 Advanced Aerosol Chemistry (5 cr)
ATM372 Atmosphere of planets from our solar system and beyond (5 cr)

Optional advanced courses for all study tracks (complete at most 30 cr)

ATM373 Leadership for Sustainable Change (5 cr)
ATM377 Introduction to Earth System Modelling (5 cr)
ATM378 (5 cr)
ATM379 (5 cr)
ATM380 (5 cr)
ATM389 Living with changing climate (5 cr)
ATM397 Forests and Climate Change (2 cr)
ATM398 Climate University for Virtual Exchanges (CLUVEX) (1 cr) 
ATM404 Environmental and Climate Regulation in the EU (5 cr)
ATM396 Application of AI/ML techniques in Atmospheric Science (3 cr)



Other stud­ies

Take the compulsory prerequisite courses FYS2001, FYS2002 and FYS2071 if these courses or courses with the same contents are not included to your previous studies.

  • FYS2001 Basics of Thermophysics (5 cr)
  • FYS2002 Thermodynamic Potentials (5 cr)
  • FYS2071 Aerosol Physics I (5 cr)

In addition to the compulsory prerequisite courses other studies can include study modules or courses from other programmes or courses from other study tracks. Also practical training and language studies can be included in other studies.