Become an expert in human-centred approach to digital technologies!
Master’s Programme in Information Networks is a trans-disciplinary study programme in an 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 of the interaction between human beings and digital technologies on the individual, group, organizational and societal levels. You will learn about the joint development of digital technologies and business in a novel human-centred, collaborative and creative manner.
Studies in Master’s Programme in Information Networks combine courses in computer science, media technology, industrial management and business with a human-centred 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.
You 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
- User-Centered Design
Master of Science (Technology), 120 ECTS, degree structure consists of a major (either long or compact), a Master’s thesis, and elective studies. A compact major is always supplemented with a minor.
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, an entrepreneur with own business, media development, system architect, game development.
The programme provides also an excellent basis for doctoral studies. Aalto University Career Services provides information on employers, job and thesis opportunities, and hints for job hunting for all Aalto students
Tuition fees and scholarships
The applicants should note that citizens of the member states of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees while studying towards a degree at Aalto University. However, most non-EU/EEA citizens are required to pay tuition fees.
Those who are liable to pay tuition at Aalto University are eligible to apply for Aalto University scholarships (tuition fee waivers). These applicants apply for the scholarship at the same time they apply for their preferred study options with the same application form during the application period. See further information.
General admission requirements
Once the eligibility of the applicant is determined, the application will be 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 evaluation 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 evaluation is based on the following criteria. The most important criteria are the content of the previous degree(s), previous academic performance and the motivation to the programme.
- Content of the previous degree(s)
- Previous academic performance (grades)
- Other evaluation criteria
The Selection Board reserves the right to decide whether or not a degree and/or a university meet the programme-specific admission requirements.
Location: Aalto University School of Science, Otaniemi Campus, Espoo
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Last updated January 4, 2018