Study Computer Science
From 2018 department of Computer Science offers one bachelor level major in English: Data Science.
Data science gives you the foundations to become a top-level expert in the modern knowledge society. You will obtain the required skills to solve real-world problems using methods of algorithm design, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical inference, operations research, and optimization.
Master's degree programmes
The master's programme in Life Science Technologies offers a multidisciplinary curriculum focusing on important technologies for current and future biomedical research.
The Master’s Programme in Information Networks is a transdisciplinary study programme in engineering building on information and communication technology (ICT) and digital media.
The Master's Programme in Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO) is a two-year Erasmus Mundus double degree programme that provides students with a broad understanding of the latest and future technologies for secure cloud and mobile computing systems.
Master's degree programmes in CCIS
There are eight Master's degree programmes under Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS)
The Master's programmes can be studied entirely in English.
Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology
The major in Acoustics and Audio Technology gives fundamental knowledge about acoustical phenomena, human hearing and audio technologies, and facilitates students to apply this knowledge in practice. Acoustics and Audio Technology is one of the eight majors offered in the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS).
Computing is one of the technologies thoroughly transforming our future, with software pervading all areas of human activity: industry, commerce, healthcare, media, and even art. Disruptive computing technologies, such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchains, cloud computing and the web lead to revolutionary innovations, and pushing the boundaries of computation gives rise to fascinating scientific challenges.
Communications Engineering, which is one of the majors under the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, gives a solid understanding of Internet technologies, Wireless communications and Communications ecosystems - from the perspective of concepts, technologies and methodologies.
Game Design and Production is a multidisciplinary major that tightly integrates students from different backgrounds. Students of the programme get to create and analyze games, experiment with new technologies and design approaches, and meet brilliant people with whom to build the future.
Studies in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) prepare future experts and leaders who use advanced methodologies to design and develop information technology for the benefit of people.
Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Machine Learning, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Machine learning is one of the strong points of Aalto University. This solid education in modern computational data analysis gives you excellent opportunities for a career in research institutions or in the private sector in the rapidly developing fields of machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence.
Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Security and Cloud Computing
Studies in Security and Cloud Computing give students a broad understanding of the latest and future technologies for secure mobile and cloud computing systems.
Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Software and Service Engineering
Studies in Software and Service Engineering teach students how to design, develop, and manage digital products and services.
Master's programmes in EIT Digital Master School
The EIT Digital Master School offers double degree programmes in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries. The EIT Digital Master School combines technical competence with skills in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Read more about the EIT Digital Master School.
The Master's programmes can be studied entirely in English.
The Autonomous Systems (AUS) study programme is a combination of computer science and electrical engineering. During the programme, students will gain new skills in both areas.
The Data Science Master’s offers a unique two-year academic programme, where students study data science, innovation and entrepreneurship at two different leading European universities.
Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) – Human-Computer Interaction and Design
The Human-Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) master’s programme is an interdisciplinary programme where our User-Centred Design approach places the users at the centre of the design process. By combining human aspects to technological and business aspects, we create new products and services with great usability and user experience.
Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) – Visual Computing and Communication
Visual Computing and Communication is an interdisciplinary programme at the intersection of computer science and information technology focusing on the acquisition, processing, analysis, transmission, and rendering of visual information, including aspects of learning and decision making.
Honours Programme in Computer Science
The CS Department invites exceptionally qualified Master's students to join the department's Honours Programme. Students admitted to the Honours Programme are associated to the department's research groups, and will have the opportunity for research-related part-time employment during the semesters. In summer, the students may have the possibility of entering into full-time employment in the department's competitive summer internship programme. The Honours students will also have access to the department's research facilities (computing resources, online services, library).
Top applicants in the Master admissions
Students selected to one of the department's Master's programmes in the 2018 Master admissions are automatically considered for the Honours positions. The Honours student positions are offered to top applicants and the students selected will be contacted individually in early April 2018.
Info about upcoming Honours Programme admissions will be updated to cs.aalto.fi later.
Doctoral Programme in Science
The Doctoral Programme in Science is a multidisciplinary programme with a unique combination of science, technology and business. The research done is committed to high standards of international excellence and the aim is to educate doctors in different research fields to tackle increasingly complex societal challenges in areas such as energy, environment, health and well-being. Multidisciplinary research work and collaboration within and outside Aalto University is highly valued.
The Doctoral Programme offers a four-year doctoral programme in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science or industrial engineering and management. Doctors graduating from this programme have knowledge and master tools for demanding academic research and teaching positions and in expert, development and management positions of the information society.
Top students selected to the doctoral track can have their studies tailored towards pursuing a doctoral degree and start working in the department’s research groups already during their Master’s studies.
The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT) is a collaborative doctoral education network hosted jointly by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, the two leading universities within this area in Finland. The network serves as a collaboration platform for doctoral education combining all the relevant subfields of computer science and information technology at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.
Courses offered by the Department of Computer Science can be found in the MyCourses portal:
Seminar courses and other courses with varying topics (Autumn 2018)
Special courses and other courses at autumn 2018 with varying topics are listed here.
Seminar courses and other courses with varying topics (Spring 2018)
Special courses and other courses at spring 2018 with varying topics are listed here.