Visual Computing and Communication (VCC) focuses on the acquisition, processing, analysis, transmission, and rendering of visual information, including aspects of learning and decision making. It is an interdisciplinary programme at the intersection of computer science and information technology where students can be active in the areas of image processing and communication, image analysis, computer vision, computer graphics, augmented reality, visualization, visual analytics, as well as web-based and network applications.
The curriculum combines the technical major in Visual Computing and Communication (Technical major 75%) with a minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) (business minor 25%). You will learn how to bring innovation to the market and how to develop a successful business model. These additional entrepreneurial skills will give you your ticket to a successful career.
- Students study in two different European countries.
- Upon completion, graduates receive two MSc degrees from the two universities they will have studied at and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
- The first year is similar at all entry points. All students participate in a 3-day business challenge in digital innovation.
- 2-week summer school between the first year and the second year
- The second year offers specialization and a graduation project. The graduation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and results in a Master thesis with a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.
Where can you study Visual Computing and Communication?
- Aalto University (Aalto), Finland: Web-based Applications (Aalto)
- Communication Services and Applications (BME)
- Mobile Visual Computing (KTH)
- Computer Vision and Multimedia Analysis (UNITN)
Who can apply?
If you wish to apply to this programme you must have a Bachelor of Science in, or be in your final year of studies of:
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering / Electronics
- Or similar areas
How can you apply?
Our academic year starts in August-October depending on your choice of university.
Application deadline one: 1 February 2020*
Application deadline two: 15 April 2020
* We recommend non-EU citizens to apply in period one to allow sufficient time for a visa.
Applications are made through our online Application Portal, on our website.
Tuition Fees and Scholarships
Standard tuition fees are set at 1,500EUR per year for EU citizens and 12,000EUR per year for non-EU citizens.
EIT Digital Master School offers financial support including a wide range of merit-based scholarships as well as tuition fee reductions and waivers.