CoDaS Master’s Programme in Communications and Data Science (Erasmus Mundus) – Application period open!

CoDaS, one of the first joint degree programmes offered by the Unite! alliance, has been granted the prestigious Erasmus Mundus funding by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union in 2023. Erasmus Mundus funding enables students from all over the world to join the programme with a generous scholarship scheme throughout the studies. The application period for studies starting in autumn 2024 is currently ongoing from 4 Dec 2023 to 19 Jan 2024.
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Master’s Programme in Communications Engineering and Data Science (CoDaS) is an international joint master’s degree programme offered by five European universities: 

  • Aalto University, Finland 
  • Grenoble INP Graduate schools of Engineering and Management, France 
  • Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal  
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany 
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain 

 In this two-year master’s programme, students will study in two of the partner universities in two countries, one year at both. First-year studies are common to all partner universities and on the second year, students get to focus on their specialization field based on their second-year university. After completing the programme, students will receive a double degree, meaning that they will graduate from both universities they have studied in.

Objectives of studies

The expertise gained through the Communications and Data Science Programme features diverse programming skills, good mathematical background, goal-oriented problem solving, as well as efficient project planning and management. 

Students will acquire competences in a range of techniques covering broad areas of electronics, data science, distributed systems, modelling and analysis of signals and systems, machine learning models, and communication systems. The programme will empower students to solve industry-relevant problems employing cutting-edge tools of artificial intelligence, automation and control theory, data analytics, wireless systems, and signal processing.

Students will also collaborate with fellow students from the other universities. Great examples are hybrid courses and project courses where students from different universities do a project together.

“Data science has so many possible applications, which I find kind of amazing! It's beneficial to combine data science with communications engineering because it gives a better understanding of lower-level tools and processes. It completes my understanding of the data and where it's coming from. It's kind of two different parts of the same information flow.” - Flavie Ailhaud, programme graduate.

How to apply

The application period for studies starting in autumn 2024 runs from 4 December 2023 to 19 January 2024. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree from a relevant field are welcomed to apply.

On the application form, the applicants are asked to list the partner universities where they would like to study on the first year and the second year. Admitted students will be allocated to the partner universities equally while considering students’ preferences.

See application instructions, partner universities’ specializations and further information on the programme at

For further information, please contact [email protected]

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