Construction Information Technology, Bachelor's Degree

The importance of digitization in construction is growing globally and there is a need for civil engineers with expertise in information technology and digital solutions. Will you become one of them?

Bachelor of Engineering
240 ects credits
4 years
Mode of studies
Tuition fees might apply


The Construction Information Technology programme focuses on the information technology solutions specific to the built environment, such as building information modeling, digital twins, computational design, common data environments, and data gathering from existing buildings through scanning and sensor technologies.

In the programme the IT topics are integrated into the study of structural design and other aspects of construction. In addition to providing structural design skills, the programme prepares the students to tackle the future needs and challenges within the construction industry due to the digital and green transitions as well as changing building and land use regulations.

This study programme is targeted for students who want to become civil engineers but with strong digital and IT skills. If your interests are purely in information technology, please see our other Bachelor´s programme Information Technology.

Content of studies

The programme consists of courses in basic science and professional civil engineering subjects. In addition, there will be a heavy emphasis on information technology and various digital solutions that apply to construction and the built environment. Studies are completed in collaboration with the construction and real estate industry via work placements, innovation projects and Bachelor´s thesis research. This will ensure that the thesis topics will be fresh and useful both for the students as well as the companies that commission them.

  • Core studies 40 ECTS
  • Professional Studies 115 ECTS
    • Civil Engineering 70 ECTS
    • Computing Basics 15 ECTS
    • Digital construction 30 ECTS
  • Elective/Optional studies 30 ECTS
  • Innovation project 10 ECTS
  • Work placement 30 ECTS
  • Bachelor's thesis 15 ECTS

See Construction Information Technology curriculum in Studyguide.

Future career opportunities

Besides in structural design, a graduate of the programme can be employed for example in the fields of:

  • BIM modelling
  • quality control and coordination
  • algorithmic design
  • analysis (using tools such as LCA/LCC, energy simulation, cost and quantities take-off)
  • data management of projects
  • management of common platforms
  • implementation and training of software programs
  • data analytics
  • creation of AI solutions
  • building and maintaining digital twins

After completing the study programme in Construction Information Technology, the graduates can continue post-graduate studies in the same field in a Master's degree programme Computing in Construction or specialise in international project management via a Master´s degree programme Construction and Real Estate Management (ConREM) at Metropolia UAS.

Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for non-EU/EEA applicants 11 000 €.

This fee applies only to non-EU/EEA degree students.

Read more on tuition fees and scholarships

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Starting studies

How to start your studies in Metropolia

Welcome to study for a degree at Metropolia!

Congratulations! You have been admitted to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and we are delighted to have you as a new member of our vibrant community of more than 16 000 students!

You have made an excellent choice - Metropolia offers you unique multidisciplinary opportunities throughout your studies with its strong connections to working life and active role in innovations built around socially significant phenomena.

We are happy to have you with us and help you with any questions you might have. Welcome to Metropolia!

The below information applies to students who have been accepted to study for a full degree at Metropolia. Make sure to complete all the steps in order to secure your study place.

Starting Construction Information Technology studies

You have received a place to study in the Construction Information Technology degree program (Myllypuro campus, Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki). We wish you luck and success in your studies!

Read this information carefully and act according to the given instructions.

Orientation week Wed 21.8. - Friday 23 August 2024

Place: Myllypuro campus

Please note that more detailed information regarding the orientation week program will be published on this website in August 2024 prior to the orientation week so please remember to check this website regularly.

Every student who has accepted the study place has to participate in the orientation week as the orientation week is part of the compulsory Orientation to the profession and studies -course. Please note that you must be present at the very beginning of the event. Please also note that you must prove your identity at the beginning of the event so please bring a photo ID and bank credentials to activate the user ID of Metropolia.

In the orientation week information is given about practical matters. Students are guided in planning their studies and the user ID for electronic systems is activated. During the orientation period, students will also familiarize themselves with Metropolia's student Oma-service and timetables.

Preliminary orientation week program:

  • Wednesday 21 August 2024
    • 9:30-10:00
      • Registration in the lobby of the A building
    • 10:00-14:00
      • Welcome to Metropolia
      • Policies related to the beginning of studies
      • Getting to know the degree program and studies
  • Thursday 22 August 2024
    • 9:00-14:00
      • Policies related to the beginning of studies
      • Familiarization with Metropolia's electronic tools and practices
      • Getting to know the campus
  • Friday 23 August 2024
    • 10:00-11:00
      • Summary of orientation days
    • 12.00->
      • Program organized by tutor students & first student event for new students! Gathering in the front yard of the A wing of the Myllypuro campus.

More detailed orientation week program will be published on this website in August 2024 prior to the orientation week.

Teaching according to the timetable

Teaching will begin in accordance with the timetable on Monday, August 26, 2024. Attendance is compulsory.

The tools needed

At a university of applied sciences, the student is responsible for all costs and expenses related to his studies, for example materials acquired during his studies. At the start of the studies, the student will need:

  • Laptop
    • Strong recommendation for a PC machine, because the planning and dimensioning programs in the construction industry mainly work in the Windows environment.
    • Windows 11 / 10 (64-bit)
    • RAM 16+ GB
    • Hard disk SSD, 1TB
    • Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 3 GHz or better
    • Nvidia separate 3d graphics card, e.g. RTX 3060/3070
    • As big screen as possible or another separate screen at home
    • Roller mouse, because the roller is used (and almost mandatory) in many applications
    • If you have already acquired a laptop with different features, you will probably get by with it during your studies. However, you should be prepared for the fact that a laptop equipped with more modest resources may work more slowly.
    • The use of different programs on the students' own laptops depends on the licenses of different software suppliers. The availability of student licenses for the software may vary from year to year.
  • Headset microphone
  • Web camera
  • Calculator
    • CASIO fx-991EX or Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX II-T CAS

Construction Information Technology degree program curriculum

The scope of the Bachelor of Engineering degree is 240 credits. The degree includes compulsory, optional and freely chosen studies as well as work placement and a thesis.

You can familiarize yourself with the curriculum of Construction Information Technology degree program in the Study Guide.

In the curriculum, you can get to know the goal and content descriptions of the study courses by selecting the name of the study course. The curriculum also includes a schedule of studies, where you can choose either academic years or semesters as the review period. However, the timing plan is indicative and may vary each year.

Contact information

During the orientation week, you will get the necessary information on matters related to starting your studies. If there are some special issues related to the start of your studies (e.g. previous university studies in the field of construction), please contact the contact persons of the degree program well in advance before the start of your studies by email.

  • Programme coordinator Minna Passi (Minna.Passi [at] (Minna[dot]Passi[at]metropolia[dot]fi))
  • Head of Degree Programme Paula Naukkarinen (Paula.Naukkarinen [at] (Paula[dot]Naukkarinen[at]metropolia[dot]fi)) (available from 19.8.2024)

Greetings from the student tutors

See the student tutors' greetings on the website of the student union METKA (link will be updated later).