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Communication Systems and Networks, Computing Sciences and Electrical Engineering

Tampere University

Effective communication networking makes the world go digital

Digitalisation is here to stay. The ongoing digitalisation builds on an efficient communications infrastructure.


Master's degree (University)

Degree earned

Master of Science (Technology)

Planned duration

2 years

Extent of studies

120 ECTS



Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

12000 € per academic year

Link to scholarship programme

The Master's Programme in Communication Systems and Networks equips students with excellent abilities to become valued experts in communication systems, both in Finland and abroad.

The ongoing and all-encompassing digitalisation process, which will eventually penetrate all industries and the whole society, builds largely on efficient communications infrastructures. The associated Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet paradigms refer to the future connected and programmable world, where not only people but also all things are able to communicate. They will have a significant impact on different vertical industries, such as energy, transportation, logistics and manufacturing. Another prevailing trend in society and industry is robotisation. Modern inventions, such as self-driving cars and drones, strongly rely on highly efficient and reliable wireless communications.

The studies in Communication Systems and Networks focus on Future Internet, computer networks and the evolving and emerging (4G, 5G and beyond – 6G) wireless broadband and multi-service communication systems, which are crucial elements for the future connected world.

As a student you can freely specialise in either of the following focus areas:

  • Networking and Computer Networks
  • Radio Systems and Networks

The specialisation in Networking and Computer Networks covers various aspects of wired and wireless packet switched networks and the Future Internet. The spesialisation in Radio Systems and Networks provides students with a theoretical understanding and skills related to the practical optimisation and planning of wireless radio communication systems and networks.

Tampere University offers a unique learning environment for Communication Systems and Networks. Please see additional information on research conducted in the field of Communication Systems and Networks at Tampere University.

Communication Systems and Networks (MSc Tech) is one of the engineering specializations in the Master’s Programme in Computing Sciences and Electrical Engineering.

Get to know Electrical Engineering unit of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences (ITC)

For more information

Please read through the information provided. For further questions regarding the application process, contact our Admissions office at or for questions regarding the content of the programme, please contact