Basic information

Sivuaine suomeksi: Tietoliikennetekniikka

Biämne på svenska: Datakommunikationsteknik

Code: ELEC3032

Extent: 20-25 credits

Language: English

Teacher in charge: Riku Jäntti, Heikki Hämmäinen

Target group: All students with sufficient prerequisite knowledge.

Application procedure: No separate application procedure.

Prerequisites: Minor in Informationstechnology or preliminary courses of the selected courses or equivalent knowledge. Required preliminary knowledge varies depending on the selected courses.

Content and structure of the minor

Students taking the Communications Engineering minor are given lots of choice in selecting different topics inside the broad field of Communications Engineering. Students are equipped to develop a deep understanding of Cloud and network services, Wireless communications, Wearable computing and ambient intelligence, Communications ecosystems or Human-centric Systems, and upon completing the minor will be able to apply their new knowledge and skills for practical situations and actual cases.

The courses related to Cloud and network services provide a solid basis for understanding the design principles, theory and practice of the core technologies and protocols of the Internet, both in wireless and fixed network communication. As well as offering a solid theoretical background, many courses also involve practical projects that deal with the current state-of-the-art Internet protocols and applications.

The courses related to Wireless Communications focus on various techniques of physical, link and network layers utilized in modern wireless communication systems, as well as the methods used to design, evaluate and deploy them.

The courses related to Communications Ecosystems offer education in the areas of technology, economics, and user behavior in the context of communications networks and services. Students learn multiple skills and systems-thinking, and will be able to collaborate with experts from other fields such as economics, sociology or design. The courses related to Wearable computing and ambient intelligence and Human-centric Systems combine ICT technologies and services to end user daily life.




Teaching period

Choose at least one of the following courses


Internet Traffic Measurements and Analysis 5I-II


Wireless Systems



Choose to fulfill 20-25 credits *. * Check the prerequisites!

ELEC-E7240Coding Methods P 5III 
ELEC-E7210Communication Theory 5I-II 
ELEC-E7410Communication Transmission Lines 5Summer period
ELEC-E7851Computational User Interface Design 5II
ELEC-E5422Convex Optimization I P5I
ELEC-E5423Convex Optimization II P5II
ELEC-E7470Cybersecurity P 5
ELEC-D7010Engineering for Humans5IV
ELEC-E7320Internet Protocols 5III-IV 
ELEC-E7250Laboratory Course in Communications Engineering 5III-V 
ELEC-E7330Laboratory Course in Internet Technologies 5I-II 
ELEC-E7260Machine Learning for Mobile and Pervasive systems P 5III-IV
ELEC-E7230Mobile Communication Systems 5
ELEC-E7460Modelling and Simulation P 5I-II 
ELEC-E7820Operator Business 5
ELEC-E7810Patterns in Communications Ecosystems 5II
ELEC-E7450Performance Analysis P 5
ELEC-E7880Quality of Experience 3I-II, III-IV 
ELEC-E7221Machine Type Communications for Internet of Things P5IV-V
ELEC-E7861Research Project in Human-Computer Interaction P 5-10III-IV 
ELEC-E7311SDN Fundamentals & Techniques5III-IV

Signal Processing for Communications

ELEC-E7910Special Project in Communications Engineering 2-10I, II, III, IV, V 

Statistical Signal Processing

ELEC-E7890User Research P 5
ELEC-E7830Value Network Design for Internet Services 5III-IV 
ELEC-E9900Networked Partnering and Product Innovation – NEPPI Tech5II