Education

Department of Computer Science provides education on Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.
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Why Computer Science?

Stories about Computer Science students and researchers - who are they, what they do? Computer Science in Aalto University is a lot more than just coding.

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If you study computer science, you may end up developing better cancer treatments by applying AI

Heli Julkunen developed a machine learning method that predicts how different drug combinations kill cancer cells, and now she helps advance preventive healthcare as a data scientist
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Tuomas Sandholm applies game theory in his companies and encourages everyone to study AI

Sandholm, the Alumnus of the Year at Aalto University School of Science 2019, was recently named among the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of the year in the United States
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‘The atmosphere at Aalto is comfortable and you can do things at your own pace’

Thong Tran, the first graduate with a major in Data Science, shares his experiences on studying at Aalto University
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Besides coders, computer science needs professionals interested in humans

Master student of Software and Service Engineering, Emmi Kranz wants to approach technology from a human perspective

Bachelor's Admissions

Familiarise yourself with the application processes by selecting the field and degree level suitable for you. The bachelor’s degree is a lower university degree preceding the master’s degree studies. The master’s degree is a higher university degree.

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Study at Aalto

Do you want to study in the Nordics in Finland? At Aalto University science and art meet technology and business. We believe in the power of curiosity and encourage our students to explore the unknown as well as to learn and do things in a whole new way.

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Combine Master's and Doctoral Studies

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.

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Doctoral track combines Master’s and doctoral studies

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.

Department of Computer Science
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'Mathematics is a bridge between different disciplines'

Psychology, medicine and philosophy are some of the subjects that Silja Sormunen has studied. That is why Complex Systems, part of Life Science Technologies programme, felt like just the thing she had been looking for. She is also in the Doctoral Track programme.

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An 'info student' can teach crowdfunding to entrepreneurs in slums and coding to secondary pupils

In her diploma work, Niina Arvila studied how awareness of crowdfunding and the skills it requires could be spread among entrepreneurs of small communities in poor countries. Alongside her studies, Arvila has arranged a coding club to adolescents and works as a UX Designer at technology event Slush.

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‘Aalto is a safe place for building your skills and confidence’

Linh Nguyen wanted to obtain a degree with good job prospects and that is why she decided to study Data Science at Aalto University

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Bachelor's and Master's studies

Some highlighted study programmes related to computer science.

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Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - 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.

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Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies

The Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies educates a new generation of engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs and academicians who are all committed to get people to live healthier lives. Life science technology can, for example, shape and equalize healthcare systems and lower the production costs of medicine.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology

The major in Acoustics and Audio Technology equips students with a fundamental understanding of human hearing, audio perception, and physics of sound. The skills they acquire enable, for example, reducing noise pollution, planning harmonic environments and designing coherent sound experiences.

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Master's Programme in Information Networks

The Master’s Programme in Information Networks educates cross-disciplinary thinkers and innovators with technical yet human-centric skills. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between human beings and digital technologies on an individual, group, organisational and societal level.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science

Software pervades all areas of human activity: industry, commerce, healthcare, media, and even art. Majoring in Computer Science provides students with a deep understanding of the behaviour of computer programs and computing technologies, training them to excel in the theory and practice of advanced computing.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Communications Engineering

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.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Game Design and Production

Game Design and Production is a multidisciplinary major that offers a unique mix of technical and artistic aspects of game development. The major is known for producing visionary, out-of-the-box thinkers who push the boundaries of game design.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Human-Computer Interaction

How can artificial intelligence change the way we interact with computers? What will come after the mouse and keyboard? Human-Computer Interaction educates future leaders who study, innovate, and improve information technology for the benefit of the people and society. The study option distinguishes itself internationally by a focus on computational and engineering methods. The rigorous curriculum offers a unique opportunity for students of computer science and engineering to learn how to apply technical approaches in human-computer interaction. The study option is based on outstanding HCI research at Aalto University. The university was recently ranked #21 worldwide in research impact in the area of HCI.

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Macadamia

Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Machine Learning, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

The data-intensive major in Machine Learning, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (or “Macadamia”) deals with some of the most challenging problems of the 21st century. Be it finding new solutions to tackle climate change or better understanding the causes of an epidemic, this field has an integral part to play.

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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.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Software and Service Engineering

Software and Service Engineering is the backbone of modern society and economy. The Master’s programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Software and Service Engineering equips students with some of the most sought after skills in today’s job market, across a wide range of industries.

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SECCLO (Erasmus Mundus)

Master's Programme in Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO) (Erasmus Mundus)

The world is becoming more digital. Can you keep up with its security and privacy needs? SECCLO is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme in the field of computer science, in information security and cloud computing. We combine practical engineering skills with a strongly research-based curriculum. The emphasis is on combining security knowledge with hands-on R&D skills in a specific technical area, cloud computing.

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Aalto is a safe place for building your skills and confidence

Linh Nguyen, Data Science student

Doctoral Studies

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.

HICT

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.

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Aalto 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 doctoral students in different research fields to tackle increasingly complex societal challenges in areas such as energy, environment, health and well-being. The doctoral programme offers a four-year doctoral programme in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science or industrial engineering and management.

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HICT

Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology HICT

Collaborative doctoral education network hosted jointly by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.

When physician and AI work together, the patient benefits

Doctoral student Iiris Sundin learned in her studies that a machine learning model could make use of a physician's silent knowledge which usually is never written down. This kind of model predicts best how a given patient will react to specific treatment.

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Department of Computer Science

Modern computer science to foster future science and society.

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FITech Network University

Study ICT courses for free alongside work. A large selection of courses is available both at beginner level and for experienced ICT professionals.

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