The first year of the SECCLO programme (60 ECTS) consists of common studies (50-53 ECTS), summer school (5 ECTS) and internship (2-5 ECTS).
The first year of the programme (60 ECTS) at Aalto University covers the fundamental concepts, methods and latest technologies on
Students are also able to choose specialized courses on topics such as network and mobile platform security, computer networking, verification, and data mining.
The teaching methods combine theory with hands-on exercises and software development on cloud platforms and mobile devices. Students practice writing and presentation skills and learn to follow the latest research.
The joint first year of the SECCLO studies at Aalto University conclude with a summer school and summer internship.
First-year mandatory courses:
|CS-C3130||Information Security||5 ECTS||Autumn||I|
|CS-E4100||Mobile Cloud Computing||5 ECTS||Autumn||I-II|
|CS-E4640||Big Data Platforms||5 ECTS||Autumn||I-II|
|CS-E4320||Cryptography and Data Security||5 ECTS||Autumn||I-II|
|CS-C3170||Web Software Development||5 ECTS||Autumn-spring||II-III|
|CS-E4000||Seminar in Computer Science||5 ECTS||Spring||III-V|
|LC-1310||Academic Communication for MSc Students||3 ECTS||Spring||III-IV|
|Total mandatory courses||33 ECTS|
|Summer school||5 ECTS||Spring||V|
|Internship||2-5 ECTS||Late spring, summer||–|
First-year elective courses:
|CS-E4600||Algorithmic Methods of Data Mining||5 ECTS||Autumn||I-II|
|CS-E4140||Applications and Services in Internet||5 ECTS||Autumn||I-II|
|CS-E3210||Machine Learning: Basic Principles||5 ECTS||Autumn||I-II|
|CS-E4300||Network Security||5 ECTS||Autumn||II|
|MS-E1687||Advanced Topics in Cryptography||5 ECTS||Spring||III-IV|
|ELEC-E7320||Internet Protocols||5 ECTS||Spring||III-IV|
|CS-E4160||Laboratory Works in Networking and Security||5 ECTS||Spring||III-IV|
|CS-E4310||Mobile Systems Security||5 ECTS||Spring||III-IV|
|CS-E4580||Programming Parallel Computers||5 ECTS||Spring||V|
|CS-E4003||Special Assignment in Computer Science||1-10 ECTS||–||agreed
|CS-E4330||Special Course in Information Security||5 ECTS||–||varies|
|Total number of credits
(mandatory and elective courses, internship and summer school)
The academic year at Aalto University is divided into five periods: I and II (autumn) and III, IV and V (spring). Please see the full academic calendar here.