Communications and Networking, Intermediate Studies as Elective Studies, 25 cr

Type of the study module

Intermediate Studies


Mikko Valkama, Markku Renfors

Learning Outcomes

- The ongoing and all-encompassing digitalization process, which will eventually penetrate all industries and the whole society, builds largely on efficient communications infrastructure. 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, and will have large impact and transformations in different vertical industries such as energy, transportation, logistics and manufacturing. Another prevailing trend in the society and industries is related to robotization and other different autonomous moving objects and machines, such as self-driving cars and drones, which also rely strongly on highly efficient and reliable wireless communications solutions.

Through this minor, the students learn the fundamental concepts, methods and tools of communications engineering, including basic wired and wireless networking technologies, which build the basis of, e.g., 2G/3G/4G/5G mobile radio networks and Internet.
- The purpose is to offer a flexible minor in the field of communications and networking, applicable for students of Computing and Electrical Engineering but also of other faculties.


Compulsory courses

It is possible to replace the mandatory course with its Finnish counterpart (ELT-40002)

Course Credit points Class
ELT-40007 Basic Course on Communications Engineering 5 cr II  
Total 5 cr  

Optional Compulsory Courses

Choose at least one of the courses ELT-41206 and ELT-51108. It is also possible to replace either or both of these courses with their Finnish counterparts (ELT-41200, ELT-51101)

Must be selected at least 5 credits of courses

Course Credit points Class
ELT-41206 Basic Course on Wireless Communications 5 cr III  
ELT-51108 Computer Networking I 5 cr II  

Complementary Courses

In addition to the listed courses, applicable software engineering or digital computing platforms related courses may also be selected. Contact the responsible persons of the study module for more details. The students of the international BSc. programme can study this module in 20 credits volume

Should be completed to the minimum study module extent of 25 ETCS

Course Credit points Class
ELT-41206 Basic Course on Wireless Communications 5 cr III  
ELT-41307 Communication Theory 7 cr III  
ELT-41500 Tietoliikenne-elektroniikan työkurssi 3-6 cr  
ELT-41826 Micro Electronics I 5 cr  
ELT-43007 Digital Communication 7 cr  
ELT-43106 Multicarrier and Multiantenna Techniques 5 cr  
ELT-43406 5G Mobile Communications 3 cr  
ELT-43456 Internet-of-Things Wireless Communications 3 cr  
ELT-46006 Introduction to Satellite Positioning 5 cr  
ELT-51007 Networking Laboratory I 5 cr II  
ELT-51108 Computer Networking I 5 cr II  
ELT-53006 Networking Laboratory II 3-5 cr  
ELT-53108 Computer Networking II 5 cr  
ELT-53208 P2P Systems and Blockchain Technologies 5 cr  
ELT-53307 Wireless Networking 5 cr  
ELT-53408 Special Course on Networking 5 cr  
ELT-53506 Seminars Course on Networking 3-6 cr  
ELT-53608 Network Analysis and Dimensioning 5 cr  
TIE-20106 Data Structures and Algorithms 5 cr  
TIE-21307 Large Scale Software Design 5 cr  
TIE-30406 Network Security 5 cr  
TIE-50106 Digital Design 5 cr  
TIE-52107 Internet of Things 5 cr  

Additional information

The students of the international BSc. programme can study this module in 20 credits volume

Only intended as a minor

Updated by: Viitala Anna-Mari, 15.03.2019