Master of Science in Information Networks

Aalto University

Program Description
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Master of Science in Information Networks

Aalto University

Become an expert in human-centered approach to digital technologies!

Master’s Programme in Information Networks is a trans-disciplinary study programme in engineering building on information and communication technology (ICT) and digital media. It combines the fields of social sciences, advanced digital technologies and business.

The programme provides the students with a comprehensive understanding on the interaction between human beings and digital technologies on individual, group, organizational and societal levels. The students learn about the joint development of digital technologies and business in a novel human-centered, collaborative and creative manner.

Study programme

Studies in Master’s Programme in Information Networks combine courses in computer science, media technology, industrial management and business with a human-centered approach. The programme encourages the students to construct their personal study plan in a multi-disciplinary way by offering well-structured study entities of the programme’s core substance areas. The students can focus on one substance area, or choose to build a broader multidisciplinary combination of competences. The four focus areas, tracks, in the Information Networks major are: ICT in Business, Knowledge and Business Networks, Media, and User-Centered Design.

Career options

The Information Networks programme applies problem-based learning and group assignments, often conducted in real life projects. These usually help the students to establish company contacts already during the studies. Co-operating companies include especially global knowledge intensive companies, such as ICT companies, consulting companies, other service or governmental organizations, but also start-up firms.

Typical jobs after graduation include e.g. expert tasks, consulting, researcher, teacher, user experience (UX) manager, IT-system developer, entrepreneur with own business, media development, system architect, game development...

The programme provides also an excellent basis for doctoral studies. Recent Master’s thesis topics of Information Networks students e.g. Improving knowledge sharing in a small IT company, Co-design with children: A new mobile financial service concept, A case study on workplace concept development towards optimal work support in knowledge-intensive organizations, Enterprise architecture in public sector digitalization, Mediated university-industry collaboration: A case study on managerial perceptions of openness, Visualizing multiple geospatial data sets on a single map using a web browser, Knowledge processes across boundaries: A case study on dialog in virtual meetings…

Admission requirements

The general admission requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills.

Once the eligibility of the applicant is determined, the application is sent to academic assessment that is based on the programme-specific admission requirements.

Programme-specific admission requirements

The Master’s Programme in Information Networks is responsible for the academic assessment of the applications. Enrolment is limited to the maximum quota and the evaluation process is highly competitive. Concurrently, the programme has no minimum quota to be fulfilled. Thus, only the highest ranked, the programme-specific admission requirements best fulfilling applicants will be admitted.

The academic assessment is based on the following criteria:

  • Motivation and dedication to the programme
  • Content of the previous degree(s)
  • Previous academic performance (grades)
  • Language proficiency
  • Recognition of the home university
  • Relevant work experience or other relevant activity
  • Recommendations
  • The most important criteria are the motivation to the programme, content of the previous degree(s) and the previous academic performance.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
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The application period is 1 December 2015 - 15 January 2016.
Start date Sept. 2017
Finland Espoo
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The application period is 1 December 2015 - 15 January 2016.
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Duration 2 years
Price Free