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5G Hack the Mall

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Participate in Aalto University’s 5G Hack the Mall summer course and search for recipes for success in 5G services together with top companies, lecturers and mentors!

5G Hack the Mall (6 ECTS) is an open for all facilitated online course where students learn the basics of 5G and its use cases, and develop ideas for 5G services together with leading companies.

The course is aimed at university and high school students, regardless of field of study. Company staff are also welcome to attend the course. 5G technology will offer new training and career opportunities. In this course, you will learn the basics of 5G technology and work with your team to develop ways to leverage 5G technology in companies and other organizations. Experienced mentors are guiding project works.

The course consists of online lectures, as well as online project work in groups on challenges given by companies and other organizations.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn

  • the basics of 5G and its use cases including basic principles in 5G
  • the current state of 5G markets
  • mobile communications system and mobile networks
  • radio access
  • 5G and AI and cyber security
  • main verticals for example IoT, XR and autonomous cars
  • the foundations of 6G

Additionally, the course aims to promote communications and group work, with students realising and reporting teamwork projects within the scopes of 5G use case areas, ranging from visionary studies to building of practical demonstration prototypes. The groups mix students from different backgrounds according to separate instructions. At the end of the course the groups document and present their project results.


Material will be available online.

The timetable of the live sessions (recorded) will be published in late May. Students agree on group work times during the course.

Completion methods

Project work and learning diary. The deadline to submit diaries is at the end of June.

Full 6 ECTS requires doing following parts:

  • Lecture diaries
  • Group project
  • Quizzes

More information in the Aalto University study guide.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Further information about studies

Aalto University
Mika Nupponen, Coordinator

Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Riku Jäntti, Professor

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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5G technology
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2–6 ECTS
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Aalto University
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General prerequisites:
Participants are not required to have previous knowledge of 5G technology. The course is open to participants from different backgrounds ranging from creative fields to science and technology.
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Suitable for everyone, from beginners to experts in the field
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