Bachelor's Degree

Become an ICT engineer for international tasks

Information and Communication Technology, Bachelor of Engineering

Want to become an ICT engineer for international tasks? In the Bachelor's degree programme of Information and Communication Technology you will get all the ICT, project and teamwork skills needed in ICT tasks in international organisations. Deepen your skills in Software Engineering or Cyber Security. Apply and start your international studies in Finland!

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Product scope
240 ECTS credits
Annual intake
Application period
03.01.2024 - 17.01.2024
Information and Communication Technology
Study modes
Full-time studies

Key learning outcomes

The students' competence profile is determined by their personal learning plan.

Students in the Degree Programme in Information and Communications Technology are able to apply the basic laws of natural sciences to solve problems in their own field. They master the skills to build information technology in an increasingly digitalised and automated society. They are capable of ethically planning, building and testing information technology solutions for the needs of working life.

The competence of a graduate from the degree programme consists of study modules in software engineering and information technology. With their module choices, students can increase their competence in computer sciences, programming and software development or cyber security in the ICT environment.

The students have good capabilities for continuous professional development, diverse communications and information retrieval. They have adopted an entrepreneurial and innovative approach, and are capable of working as entrepreneurs. They are also capable of working in an international work environment.

Study contents

You will learn the skills of ICT construction in a digitalising and automated society. First are the basic studies, after which you can direct your studies with optional entities.

In basic vocational studies, the focus is on studying at a university of applied sciences, as well as, on the objectives and content of education. You will also be familiar with project operations, entrepreneurship, and business, learn the basics of foreign languages, and develop your general communication skills. Basic vocational studies provide you with the necessary skills in science to study vocational studies related to your degree. The vocational studies for the degree consist of software and information technology studies common to all in the specialisation area. The common studies will provide you with the basic skills required in your profession in artificial intelligent, data analytics, digitalisation, programming, databases, Internet technologies, web technologies, cyber security, and operating systems. You will learn to apply the learned skills in practical projects.

Optional professional module studies allow you to deepen your skills  with specific ICT module studies or with modules from other degree programmes, such as those related to entrepreneurship or marketing. These studies enable you to develop into a specialist in the area of your choice and demonstrate your ability to work as an engineer after graduating.

Specialise in Software Engineering

Software Engineering provides you with good capabilities for managing the most common programming languages, programming methods, development tools and environments. In the exercises, you will use the most common software development tools and methods available to companies. During the studies, you will implement an extensive software project in a group, which will provide you with a good basis for implementing software projects in the future.

Specialise in Cyber Security

After completing the cyber security studies, you will have a broad understanding of cyber security management, technical implementation, audit, standardisation, and legislation.  You are able to design, develop, implement, and manage technological solutions related to cyber security in realistic business environments. You will learn how to test and audit the implemented solutions. Furthermore, you will possess the knowledge and skills to defend against cyber security attacks in a real environment. At the end of your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in a cyber security exercise. The aim of the exercise is to gain practical experience of an attack campaign targeting the company's ICT infrastructure. In the exercise, you will act as an attacker, defender, or organiser of the exercise.

Specialise in Artificial Intelligent and Data Analytics

In the studies, you will learn about data preprocessing and the utilization of various data sources, you will get to know the methods of data analytics and machine learning, the most commonly used tools (e.g. Pandas, TensorFlow and scikit-learn) and how to use artificial intelligence to produce solutions for various business functions. Experts in data analytics and artificial intelligence are needed in almost all organizations where they want to make business more efficient by utilizing the companies' own data or refining public data for the companies' own needs. During your studies, you will implement an extensive project in a group, which will give you a good basis for applying artificial intelligence and data analytics in working life.

Artificial intelligence and data analytics have often been characterized by the saying "Artificial intelligence is the new electricity". This statement describes quite well the importance of the region from a future point of view. Artificial intelligence is believed to revolutionize transport, industry, healthcare and working life in the next few years.


The scope of the internship is at least 30 credits. With the help of the internship, you will develop your vocational skills and familiarise yourself with the key practical tasks, and with the application of knowledge and skills in work-life, under guidance. The internship enables you to familiarise yourself with the activities and tasks of a company in the field already during your studies.

The Bachelor's thesis enables you to develop and demonstrate your readiness to apply your knowledge and skills in practical tasks related to the field. Elective studies support the development of your expertise and are oriented according to your personal interest. You can also select studies in your own field or include them in the internship.

Bachelor's thesis

With the bachelor's thesis, you will develop and demonstrate your competence to apply your knowledge and skills in a practical expert task, related to vocational studies. The thesis shall be carried out at the end of your studies, when you will have the necessary skills to prepare an independent thesis of 15 credits, related to your field.

As a rule, the thesis is carried out in cooperation with working life and it ought to solve problems arising from work-life demand. This could mean, for example, a practical expert task in your field, applied research, or other development activities related to the field. Typical topics of the thesis include software applications implemented for companies, and solutions that improve the cyber security of companies.

Bachelor of Engineering, 240 ECTS credits

  • Jamk Common Basic Studies 36 ECTS credits
  • Natural Science studies 30 ECTS credits
  • Common Vocational Studies for the Degree 59 ECTS credits
  • Optional Module Studies 30 + 30 ECTS credits
  • Internship 30 ECTS credits
  • Bachelor’s Thesis 15 ECTS credits
  • Elective Studies 10 ECTS credits

High demand for ICT engineers with software, ICT, and teamwork skills

ICT (Information and Communications Technology) skills have a high demand today. Many devices, such as household appliances and various entertainment services, use the Internet. Traditional, physical customer service locations in banks, insurance institutions, and public agencies have been replaced by Internet-based electronic services. These services are produced as cloud service in data centres, where large amounts of data are analysed. Artificial intelligence recommends services, songs, or products for purchase. How are these digital services produced in a secure manner and the users' trust in the use of the services ensured? The rapidly developing sector needs new experts who are able to apply new technologies to various innovations. Good examples include cyber security, the game industry, social media, cloud services, augmented reality, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and the 'Internet of Everything’ which has created a lot of buzz in the field.

Graduate as an ICT engineer for international tasks

Information and Communication Technology engineering studies provide you with good technical capabilities to operate in a changing society, in an international environment. During the studies, you will learn the skills for ICT construction in a digitalising and automated society. After graduating, you will be able to design, build, and test information technology solutions for work-life demands, also considering ethical perspectives

Project and teamwork skills

The studies include plenty of teamwork projects, as do many workplaces in the field. After graduating from these practical studies, you will have the competence to work in ICT tasks for international organisations.

As an ICT engineer, you will need expertise in both verbal and written communications, as communication skills are important for various customer projects. The studies are implemented in English, which is the general language used in the ICT sector. Your verbal language skills will improve in voluntary student exchange, projects, and various exercises.

Software and IT competence

After graduating from the degree programme, you will have both software and information technology skills. You will learn how to design the software requirements specifications, and implement the software, in accordance with these specifications. The logic and most common algorithms of programming will also be clear to you. You will have a comprehensive understanding of software industry’s production methods from construction to testing. In addition, you are able to manage design, version management and documentation tools.

The studies will also provide you with an understanding of the operating principles of a computer, its components, and operating systems. You are able to design and configure communication networks that connect computers, and install and maintain servers. You are also familiar with the basics of cyber security. You possess the know-how to install, design, and maintain the databases required by the software. You are able to operate and design cloud services for business needs, and critically evaluate the services offered by different cloud service providers.

Finland's most modern and versatile laboratory environments - learn by doing

The studies utilise Finland's most versatile laboratory environments and various ways of learning. During the studies, you will learn by doing. You have access to Finland's most modern and versatile laboratory environments, such as Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and WIMMA Lab. WIMMA Lab is an excellent example of what studying in a degree programme can be at its best: A unique learning environment where students form teams and virtual companies to solve a company problem.

The studies include lectures, project-type learning assignments, group work, and online studies. Some courses include exercises that require your attendance in laboratory environments. At a later stage, you will be able to carry out challenging project work for commissioners, to deepen your professional competence and create work-life relationships.

Software engineering students are often employed in software development tasks. Remote work enables studying and working simultaneously. Experts always find work, either employed as coders, designers, or project managers, or as independent entrepreneurs. The internship at the final stage of the studies, as well as the bachelor’s thesis, enable you to potentially get your foot in the door of a company. Professional titles in the field include, for example, Programmer, Software Developer, Database Designer, and IT Specialist.
Cyber security is one of the fastest growing sectors. Cyber security is concerns companies and organisations whose business is dependent on the functioning of their IT environments. In an increasingly automated, digitalised society based on information technology, cyber security affects more and more people. Professional titles include Security Engineer, Security Consultant, System Engineer, Software Test Engineer, and Security Specialist. 

Further studies

Students may, after graduation and a working career of at least two years, apply for studies leading up to a master’s degree. Studies can also be continued by applying for a university master’s degree programme or similar programmes as well as professional teacher education. After a bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences, it is also possible to continue studies at higher education institutes abroad on master’s degree level programmes. A university of applied sciences also provides opportunities for continuing education in the form of specialisation studies, open studies, an online study portal (CampusOnline) and working life based continuing education.

A student who completes a master’s degree at a university of applied sciences may apply to continue on to postgraduate studies in science or arts at universities (Act 558/2009, Section 37).

“A degree programme in English provides extensive skills and the ability to work in the field of modern multinational technology. Software business is already fundamentally international, and the current remote work model speeds up this development."

Ilkka Turunen, Field CTO, Sonatype

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What is Databases online course?

Databases online course is for you who are going to apply for this degree programme in ICT! Students for the degree programme will be selected on the basis of the points awarded for an online course called Databases and interview.

After completing this course, you will understand the significance of databases as part of information systems and know the basic concepts of databases, you will be able to create and read database descriptions and make basic queries for manipulating and retrieving data from database using SQL (Structured Query Language). This course will also help your future degree studies in ICT!

A student tells about Information and Communication Technology studies. 

Information about databases course

How to apply in January

Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

1. Application time 3 – 17 January 2024 by 3.00 pm on

You can apply with upper secondary school certificate or with a higher education certificate. You can also apply even if your secondary school degree certificate is completed during the spring of applying (high school / senior secondary school certificate). Jamk uses also discretionary admission.

Apply online 3 - 17 January 2024 by 3.00 pm Finnish time (UTC+2) on

3. Online course and interview

Students will be selected to the Jamk's degree programme in Information and Communication Technology on the basis of the points awarded for an online course and interview. Applicant participates and completes an online course in English at Jamk's Open UAS, which is scored. The Databases online course is part of degree programme's curriculum. 

Applying, step-by-step:

  1. Apply for Information and Communication Technology on during joint application period 3 - 17 January 2024 by 3.00 pm Finnish time.
  2. Applicants applied in the joint application with valid application to the degree programme in question will be automatically registered for the open UAS online course.
  3. The online course begins on 30 January 2024 and ends on 22 March 2024.
  4. After the online course minimum of 150 applicants with highest points will be invited to the online interview. The interview will be implemented individually. The interview will be held during the weeks 14-15 (1 - 12 April 2024).

Total scoring:

  • Online course minimum 50 out of 100 points (the course and it's exam must be completed with certain minimum points, more information will be at the course platform).
  • Interview maximum of 60 points (min 30 points).

Business Information Technology & Information and Communication Technology programmes have their own online courses, which do not co-operate. If you apply for both programmes, you will accomplish two separate online courses.

For Information and Communication Technology it is NOT necessary to provide a language proficiency certificate. The English language skills will be tested at the online course. 

4. Results and accepting the study place

Results are announced middle/end of April at the earliest and on 31 May 2024, at the latest.


  1. accept the study place on
  2. enrol for attendance/non-attendance on
  3. NON-EU/EEA citizens: pay the tuition fee payment as soon as possible
  4. start the residence permit (if needed) application process immediately in April to be able to start your studies in August. The residence permit application process might take time over 2 months, so be in time!

The final deadline to accept the study place, enrol for attendance and pay the possible tuition fee is 11 July 2024 by 3:00 pm Finnish time. There are no tuition fees for Finnish or other EU/EEA citizens.

Studies will begin in the middle of August 2024. Please, arrive to Jyväskylä, Finland by that time!

How to apply for Bachelor’s Degrees

Application timetable and selection criteria for bachelor's degree programmes conducted in English. Apply 3 - 17 January 2024 by 3.00 p.m.!

Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee concerns non-EU/EEA degree students who study in English-taught Bachelor's or Master's degree programme. Scholarship available.

Admission Services

Admission Services will assist you in all matters related to applying for degree programmes.

Contact information

Jari Hautamäki

Yliopettaja, Principal Lecturer
IT, Institute of Information Technology
Teknologia, School of Technology