Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Software and Service Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #137 (QS) ,
Join Software and Service Engineering and acquire the skills to design, develop, and manage digital products and services! This Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Software and Service Engineering programme is offered by Aalto University.


Digital products and services are crucial to economies, societies and human well-being. They allow businesses to go beyond the traditional boundaries, tap into new capabilities and reach exponential growth.

The Software and Service Engineering studies equip students with the skills that will be of highest value to modern organizations. Students learn how to design, develop, and manage digital products and services. They evolve into independent thinkers capable of tackling complex, real-world problems taking into account the human, societal and organizational factors.

Software and Service Engineering is one of the eight majors offered in the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS). Studies in the programme are based on both the latest scientific research and industrial state-of-the-art.

Career opportunities

The Software and Service Engineering major equips you with the skills required for a highly successful career in relevant business sectors.

Our recently graduated alumni work e.g. in the following companies: Accenture, CGI, Cisco, Digia Plc, Eficode, F-Secure Corporation, Futurice, Gofore Oy, Huawei Technologies, IBM, Innofactor, KONE Corporation, Microsoft, Next Games, Nokia, Nordea, OP Financial Group, Reaktor, RELEX Solutions, Remedy Entertainment,, Tieto, Unity Technologies, VR Group, Wärtsilä.

This Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Software and Service Engineering programme is offered by Aalto University.

Programme Structure

Students can choose to specialize in one of the three subfields: 

  • Software Engineering,
  • Service Design and Engineering, 
  • Enterprise Systems.
For more information, please visit programme website.

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Credits
            120 ECTS
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:


            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

            Book IELTS
          • Minimum required score (Grade C):


            The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

            Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

          • Minimum required score:


            The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

          • Minimum required score:


            The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

          Academic Requirements

          In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants are requested to provide the following, additional documents: :

          • at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic)
          • course descriptions of courses taken in relevant subject areas (see the subject list above)
          • work certificates and certificates of other relevant achievements
          • copies of any publications
          • official transcript of records for other university studies which are not included in the mandatory part of the application
          • GRE or GMAT test results, if available

          The application should explain full educational history of the applicant.

          Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English.

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            15000 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Tuition in bachelor's and master's programmes taught in English are subjected to annual fees for non-EU/EEA citizens.

          Living costs for Helsinki

          • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


          Prospective students subject to tuition fees are eligible to apply for Aalto University Scholarship.

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