Information Technology

Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Open Studies

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Duration: 4 years

Extent: 240 ECTS

Free of charge:Applicants from EU/EEA

Annual tuition fee: 10 000 € for non-EU/EEA applicants

Study places: 60

Next application period: 10 - 25 January 2017

Transfer application: 1 - 15 May 2017
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Why choose Information Technology at Metropolia?

Information Technology is everywhere in today's society as it is needed in electronic and media appliances, computers, household devices, and almost in every part of our everyday lives.

We offer you:

  • Excellent combination of basic and professional courses in Information Technology
  • High-quality education
  • A solid basis to work as an engineer both in Finland and abroad
  • Major options in Smart Systems, Mobile Solutions and IoT and Cloud Computing
  • International and supportive learning environment
  • Multidisciplinary educational institution with a vast partner network

Could I be a student in Information Technology?

Yes you can! You don't need to be a computer wizard to start with as we will equip you with the skills and knowledge required in the field. You just need to be committed and hard-working student with a devoted attitude towards the world of information technology and engineering. We offer you an international study environment in which you have a possibility to make friends and future colleagues with students from all around the world.

What will you study?

You will learn the basics in core engineering subjects such as mathematics and physics. Professional studies in Information Technology will fortify your engineering skills in addition to languages and communication skills and business courses that will top-up your competence.

You will be linked to working-life throughout your studies via industry-related projects, work placement periods and a Final Year Project. This gives you a chance to create useful networks and plan your future career whilst studying.

How studies are implemented?

Studies are organised in multiple ways such as lectures, group work, projects, tutorials and self-study. Studies also require full-time attendance in most of the courses. You can also choose courses from on-line offerings. Metropolia gives you a possibility to take individual learning paths to ensure the smooth progress of your studies.

You will study four 15 ECTS courses in the first year and the courses require full-time attendance.

Major options

You will choose your major option during your first study year. You may choose major option out of the three options offered in Information Technology. Starting studies in major option requires that you have followed the curriculum as planned and have completed 60 ECTS.

Major option will give you an in-depth insight into the subject areas that are relevant and up-to-date in each major option. You can also extend your knowledge in any other major options by taking it as a minor option in your engineering studies. Major Options and course offerings in Major Options are subject to change.

What lies ahead after graduation?

You can have many different career and further study paths after your graduation. Your future job may range from systems, software and hardware design to consulting, product support and management positions.

Many of our graduates also pursue for further studies in various Master-level studies in prestigious universities both in Finland and abroad.

Student and Graduate Profiles

James Narraway and Andrei Buzura

Udeep Shakya, Final Year Student specializing in Media

I am Udeep Shakya studying Media related courses in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. I come from Nepal. I specialize in Web Media and Mobile applications so it is more like an IT engineering in my case. Studying in Metropolia has been fun since the beginning. Various student activities like trips, camping, student parties, language clubs make students feel comfortable in Metropolia and in Finland (for foreign students like me). Metka, the student Union's effort cannot be ignored in this case.

Metropolia is a place to learn and practice what you have learnt. The school is always stand-by to provide materials, equipment that you would need. I have received support and encouragement from teachers too. I am working as a research assistant on the server side of a school's project at the moment; a very good way to spend Finnish late autumn and early winter. The project will turn towards multi-platform client later. I will be writing my paper on it.

Metropolia has given me opportunities to work in web and mobile related projects several times during my previous years too. Erasmus intensive program related to Location Based Service, concluded in Mid Sweden University, would be one of those I will never forget. I am glad that I will be going off from Metropolia not just with knowledge on cutting edge technology but also with experience.

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Sari Rannisto
Programme Coordinator
Tel. +358 9 7424 6308
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Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology is 10 000 €. The fee concerns only non-EU/EEA degree students. Read more about tuition fees and scholarships