Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Visual Computing and Communication


Master of Science (Technology).
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120 ECTS

Field of Study:

Technology and Engineering


2 years, full-time


An appropriate Bachelor´s degree or an equivalent qualification.

Tuition fees & scholarships:

Yes, for non-EU citizens.
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Language of Instruction:

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Organising school/s:

School of Science

Application period:

2018-02-15 - 2018-04-15

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EIT Digital Master School

ICT Innovation

The EIT Digital Master School offers a two year education in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies.

The major in Visual Computing and Communication (VCC) focuses on the acquisition, processing, analysis, transmission, and rendering of visual information, including aspects of learning and decision making. It is an interdisciplinary programme at the intersection of computer science and information technology where students can be active in the areas of

  • image processing and communication,
  • image analysis,
  • computer vision,
  • computer graphics,
  • augmented reality,
  • visualisation and visual analytics, as well as
  • web-based and network applications.

Visual Computing and Communication is a perfect Masters education for those who are fascinated by the algorithms and services that handle visual information in today’s digital society. Students with excellent skills in data and signal processing, linear algebra, probability, and programming will thrive on this programme, which provides opportunities to solve real-world problems and to create new innovative solutions. There is a growing community of technologists and innovators in this challenging, yet rewarding field. Our graduates combine technological and business aspects to create products and services for our ocular-centric world.

Study programme

The first year will be similar at the VCC entry point universities KTH, TU Delft, and University of Trento with basic courses on computer graphics and visualisation, signal processing, web engineering, and communication networks. An important part of the programme are also the Innovation and & Entrepreneurship (I&E) courses.

During the second year of studies, the student chooses a spesialisation option offered in one of the five exit point universities: Aalto University, KTH, TU Delft, University of Trento, or BME Budapest. The specialisation option offered at Aalto University is Web-based Applications.

  • This specialisation focuses on web-based applications. Students learn web programming in general and more advanced HTML5 based web technologies. The topics covered include both back-end and front-end development of web services. We focus especially on visualisation and real-time communication in web applications. In addition, students can select elective courses in computer graphics, computer vision, machine learning, and data science.

Selected technical courses include:

  • WWW Applications (5 ECTS)
  • Web Software Development (5 ECTS)
  • Computer Vision (5 ECTS)

Read more about the VCC studies (former name Digital Media Technology) at Aalto University from our Study Guide.

Admission to the EIT Digital Master School majors

The ICT Innovation programme has separate application periods and admission procedures than the rest of the Master's programmes offered by Aalto University. Further information on the admission can be found from the EIT Digital Master School website for prospective students (

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