Information Technology, Master's Degree

Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Open Studies

Degree: Master of Engineering

Duration: 1,5 years

Extent: 60 ECTS

Study places: 30

Next application period: 16 March - 5 April 2017

Transfer application: 1 - 15 May
1 - 15 November
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Why study with us?

Looking for new career prospects? Interested to broaden your knowledge in Information Technology? Need new skills to deal with upcoming challenges?

Our aim is to educate you to work in advanced specialist tasks in the field of ICT, focusing on using modern tools and methods. The studies enable you to follow the professional development of the field, both from the applied research and practical viewpoints.

The program is targeted for professionals in working life wishing to become a Master in Information Technology. Studies are designed and implemented in such a way that the students in full-time employment can participate.

Our intercultural program is conducted in English to allow improvement of your communication skills. Your Master's degree will directly refer to your real life project and address both your company's and your personal interest. The teaching is aimed at professionals with a wide industry background.

Program content (preliminary)

The degree consists of Professional Studies (30 ECTS credits) and Master’s thesis project (30 ECTS credits). Studies consist of lectures, laboratory work, assignments, and projects as well as independent studying. The professional studies are offered at the Bulevardi campus.

In the first study year, you will undertake a course in research methods and attend a seminar on Trends in ICT, and complete 20 ECTS from our course offerings for professional studies and one (optional) elective course.

The methodological studies provide you the required knowledge to prepare and facilitate a high quality Master’s Thesis. The lectures on Trends in ICT -course are given by professionals from highly esteemed companies in the field of ICT and will provide you with a good understanding of the current status of the business and the challenges the industry is facing.

The elective courses cover most of the current aspects in IT and you need to complete at least three courses (15 ECTS credits) from this offering. You can broaden your studies by completing one course outside the IT-courses offering or by doing a research or innovation project on an agreed topic.

The second study year (autumn) is reserved for the Master´s Thesis. The study is usually completed in cooperation with your employer.

A complete list of course offerings will be announced before the application period starts.

Your competence portfolio after you completed MEng degree

  • Broad view to information technology presented by leading companies in the ICT field
  • Up-to-date knowledge on selected topics
  • Ability to conduct a professional research study
  • Valuable network of experts to boost your career

Career Prospects

After graduating with a Master of Engineering Degree in Information Technology, you may work in advanced specialist tasks in international engineering surroundings of ICT industries.

Students' Stories

Lavanya Alamuri, Master of Engineering

I spent most of my life in India and moved to Finland in 2008 with my husband for his job at Nokia. I have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering and worked for Wipro Technologies Ltd, in India for three years before moving to Finland. The sudden introduction to a very open Finnish culture was a bit of cultural shock for a while. Metropolia created a perfect environment for me to come closer to the Finnish culture and education system.

Master’s degree programme in Information and Technology has the most amazing combination of subjects. They fell in perfect place for my aspirations to be in pace with digital age. Coming from a Computer Engineering background, studying mobile programming, cloud services and networks expanded my knowledge in mobile domain, which helps me to a great extent in my job of creating games at Rovio.

I did my Master’s thesis on Mobile Advertising which provided me an avenue to strengthen my understanding on mobile market and the potential for advertising. Ads are one of the key revenue generators for the games. This helped me in my work to understand the bigger picture.

Metropolia gave me a truly international, multicultural environment. I loved the flexible learning and student life experience here. Most importantly it suits the working professionals as the courses are in the evening. Teachers are highly supportive and provide a good guidance. Just like my friends, I would highly recommend this programme at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

Radio interview

Listen to Lavanya’s interview in radio NRJ in 2/2014.

Open University of Applied Sciences

Open University of Applied Sciences (Open UAS) gives you an opportunity to study all the elective courses of the Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology.

Open UAS gives you an opportunity to:

  • build up on your knowhow and skills needed in working life
  • study as a hobby
  • learn about studying at a University of Applied Sciences
  • carry out courses before applying for a degree programme

For more information and how to apply Open UAS

Ask about studies

Ville Jääskeläinen
Head of Master's program in IT
Tel. +385 40 5116172
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Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for Master's Degree in Information Technology is 11 000 €. The fee concerns only non-EU/EEA degree students. Read more about tuition fees and scholarships