Department of Communications and Networking
Department of Communications and Networking
The Department of Communications and Networking (ComNet) carries out research in the areas of information and communications theory, communications and networking technology, and communications ecosystem.
ComNet combines the research traditions from electrical and communications engineering with computer science and economics. With 11 tenure track professors and 5 other professors, ComNet is well positioned to approach research in communication and networking in a comprehensive fashion covering all the OSI layers from physical to applications.
Our research focuses on the areas of information and communications theory, communications and networking technology, and communications ecosystem.
The Department of Communications and Networking is well-positioned to address the grand challenges in digitalisation, wireless internet and device usability in a comprehensive way – covering all the OSI layers from physical to applications and making impact to the society. One of the department’s special strengths is linking research with the Finnish and international business sector.
The Department of Communications and Networking provides most of the courses of Communications Engineering (CE) major, which is one of the majors under the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences. CE major gives a solid understanding of Internet technologies, wireless communications and communications ecosystems - from the perspective of concepts, technologies and methodologies.
Our world is digitally revolutionised, highlighting the increasing importance of internet technologies, wireless communication and communications ecosystems. The Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Communications Engineering covers both theoretical fundamentals and the hottest hands-on applications of communications technology, including topics like 5G, IoT, machine learning, and cybersecurity. The study option consists of a hard technological core surrounded by human-centred behavioural economics and sciences.
Doctoral education will prepare you for the most demanding expert positions in your field in the academia, companies and public administration. Start here if you’re interested in doctoral studies!
Studying at the Aalto University gives you many possibilities for your future career. Our programme provide graduates with an ability to work in and between a wide variety of fields.
Having started the first international master's programme at Helsinki Unversity of Technology in 1999, the department is still providing a competitive teaching.
The department provides mainly master's and doctoral level education, but also has the responsibility for the courses related to communications and networks (ICT) in the bachelor's level Degree Programme in Automation and Information Technology for native students.
About the programme
The Department of Communications and Networking (Comnet) invites 2 - 4 exceptionally qualified Master's students to join the department's honours programme in each academic year. Students admitted to the honours programme are associated to one of the department's research groups, and will have the opportunity for part-time employment during semesters in research-related work. In summer the students 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 (wireless and networking lab, and computing services).
Who can apply
To qualify, a student must have Communications Engineering as major in their M.Sc. degree studies and show good progress in their studies. The honours status is granted for one year at a time for a maximum of two years. Students starting their 1st year or continuing the second year Communications Engineering MSc studies can apply to the honours programme.
How to apply
Instructions how to apply for the academic year 2022-2023 honours programme will be published here later.
For further information of the programme, please contact Coordinator Mika Nupponen [email protected], regarding the application process and practical arrangements, please contact HR at [email protected].
Excellent Communications Engineering students 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. In practice, doctoral track students are included in research groups at the Department of Communications and Networking and receive top-level individual supervision from professors. Selection to the doctoral track is done based mainly on the study success during the 1st autumn term. The application period is continuous.