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 Production or Cyber Security. Apply and start your international studies in Finland!

High demand for ICT engineers with software, IT 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 Traditional, physical customer service locations in banks, insurance institutions, and public agencies have been replaced by Internet-based electronic services.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.

NEW programme: apply in January, start in autumn 2021!

The Bachelor's degree programme in Information and Communication Technology is one of our new programmes. Apply among the first ones via studyinfo.fi in 7. - 20.1.2021 and begin your studies in autumn 2021!

 

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 digitalisation, programming, databases, Internet technologies, web technologies, cyber security, and operating systems. You will learn to apply the learned skills in practical projects.

Optional module studies allow you to deepen your skills in Software Engineering with other ICT module studies or modules in 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.

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 of Engineering, 240 ECTS

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

Read more at JAMK Study Guide

Specialise in Software Production

Software production 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.

 

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 RGCE and WimmaLab. RGCE is a key part of JAMK's cyber security training, research and development centre, JYVSECTEC. 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.

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.

How to apply

The intake for Information and Communication Technology is 25 students.
Information and Communication Technology Apply 7 - 20 January 2021 by 3.00 pm at Studyinfo.fi Apply
 

Contact

Hautamäki Jari

Hautamäki Jari

Yliopettaja, Principal Lecturer
IT, Institute of Information Technology
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358405402361
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