Information and Communications Engineering

Department of Information and Communications Engineering

Studies

The Department of Information and Communications Engineering provides education at the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.
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Bachelor's Programmes

We contribute to teaching in the three different bachelor majors:

Master's Programmes

The Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS) offers both broad and focused majors. It is the largest IT programme in Finland both in number of students and size of the faculty!

The programme provides also an excellent basis for doctoral studies. Many successful students work first as research assistants, then complete their Master's thesis at the department, and later continue as doctoral students.

Acoustics and Audio Technology - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (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.

Three Aalto University students working in a acoustics laboratory

Communications Engineering - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

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.

Two Aalto University students working on a laptop together / photo by Unto Rautio

Signal Processing and Data Science - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

In the Signal Processing and Data Science major, you will learn to extract useful information, discover patterns, and make predictions from large amounts of signal or data. You get to apply your knowledge to the physical world – making devices, systems and entities smarter and more environmentally friendly.

Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulun opiskelijat. Kuva: Unto Rautio

Speech and Language Technology - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

Aalto University’s Speech and Language Technology major benefits from leading research in machine learning and speech technology, with researchers actively involved in teaching. Graduates of the programme are well-equipped to launch their careers in the fast-growing field.

Students working together on a project

Human-Computer Interaction - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (Technology)

How will artificial intelligence change the way we use computers? What will come after the mouse and keyboard as input devices? What makes a computing system trustworthy or interesting for people? How to design interactions that thrill and motivate users? Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) educates future leaders who study, innovate, and improve information technology for the benefit of people.

Aalto university / students at computer / photo by Unto Rautio

Become a doctoral researcher at the School of Electrical Engineering

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!

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Applying to Aalto University

Get to know our students and alumni

Communications Engineering student Bhavya Omkarappa found her dream job at Ericsson

Bhavya Omkarappa thinks courses in Aalto University are very effective in simulating real working life scenarios

Bhavya Omkarappa / Aalto University / School of Electrical Engineering / Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Communications Engineering

Student Eeli Susan: Signal Processing and Data Science is a perfect blend of theoretical and practical courses

'Strong theoretical background with plenty of practical course project experience is exactly the type of experience that many companies are looking for,' says Eeli Susan.

Student Eeli Susan

Student Niina Tapanainen: I study technology because I want to improve people's lives

During her bachelor's studies, Niina selected information technology as her major. She is encouraging people to be open-minded about combining technology and the humanities.

Opiskelija Niina Tapanainen talvella Otaniemessä.

Student Niki Aarnio: The Communications Engineering study option combines commercial and technical expertise

Niki Aarnio has especially liked the internationality and concrete nature of his studies

Communications Engineering student Niki Aarnio in the winter.

Student Janne Pietilä: Studies in acoustics have also provided new perspectives on musical interests

According to Janne Pietilä, the employment prospects in acoustics and audio technology are good, as experts are needed in virtual reality production as well as in construction

Janne Pietilä/ Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology/ image: Lauri Viljavuori

Language technology combines alumna Tiina Lindh-Knuutila's interests

According to Tiina Lindh-Knuutila, language technology and machine learning offer enormous opportunities for many kinds of people.

Tiina Lindh-Knuutila

Alumnus Craig Rollo has the music enthusiastic’s dream job

Because Craig Rollo wanted a job related to music, studying Acoustics and Audio Technology was the perfect choice for him

Craig Rollo / Aalto University alumni/ Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology

Alumna Laura McLeod: In Aalto, you have the freedom to explore and learn new skills

Acoustics and Audio Technology major gave Laura McLeod the opportunity to combine her two fields of passion: music and physics

Aalto University / A girl sitting on sand with sunglasses on / Laura McLeod

Lots of modelling and freedom to explore – summer job in the Acoustics Lab

How could you listen to only one sound in a noisy room? How does your voice change when you shout into the wind? Michael McCrea and Rapolas Daugintis, the summer workers at the Acoustics Lab, are looking for answers to these questions

Aalto University/The Acoustics Lab/Michael McCrea and Rapolas Daugintis/image: Ira Matilainen

Aini Putkonen: 'The life of a doctoral student is very versatile'

Doctoral student Aini Putkonen thinks that the doctoral degree prepares students well for both academia and industry.

Doctoral student Aini Putkonen
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