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 IoT Systems and Mobile Solutions
- 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 require full-time attendance in most of the courses, which are organised in multiple ways such as lectures, group work, projects, tutorials and self-study. If you have completed IT related studies earlier, we will do an individual learning path 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.
You will choose your major option during your first study year. We offer you two options: Mobile Solutions and Smart IoT Systems.
- Starting studies in major option requires that you have followed the curriculum as planned and have completed 60 ects.
- The major option will be offered if a sufficient number of students will choose the major option.
- We have limited study places in each major option.
- If the number of students applying for a major exceeds the number of study places, the selection criteria will be based on study success and other criteria defined by the degree program.
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.
Mobile Solutions - Digital Media in Your Hands
As media consumption is moving to mobile devices there is ever increasing need for software developers who master mobile specific software development.
You will learn to design and implement visually outstanding web, hybrid and native applications for smart phones and tablets using the same methods and tools as the top software companies. The software developer knowledge comes through courses such as Mobile Web Technologies, iOS Application Development, Android Application Development utilizing Sensor Technologies and Mobile Projects together with Companies.
After graduation you may work for example as a software developer, a software designer or as a product manager in media and ICT-field companies, in communication and marketing companies, in software houses and digital marketing agencies or as an entrepreneur.
Smart IoT Systems - Internet is everywhere
Smart IoT Systems major gives you an insight to the embedded computer systems and cloud services including Internet of Things. After second year students can focus more in detail to the smart embedded devices or to the cloud services and communication technologies.
Smart embedded systems
Smart embedded systems are devices with open source operating system. They for example control industrial processes or collect IoT data for cloud services. Understanding basics of cloud services is important. Students learn professional embedded development practices and tools by participating development projects during their study. Graduates will work for example in product research and development departments, as a technical specialists or as a software developer in various ICT companies.
Communication networks and Cloud Computing
Communication networks and Cloud Computing study focus gives student an insight to the world of computer network technologies, server systems and cloud services. You can put the learnt theory into practice in our data communication laboratory which is based on IP-networking, server systems and mobile networks. Courses developed in co-operation with the leading networking equipment manufacturers give excellent skill set for secure network and server system design, implementation and maintaining. Students may work in various ICT related positions after the graduation such as a project manager, network specialist, cloud system administrator, ICT security specialist or technical specialist.
The course offerings include:
- Embedded Systems programming
- Internet of Things
- Modern Measurement Systems and Sensor Technologies
- Open-source Operating Systems
Graduates will work for example in product research and development departments, as a technical specialists or as a software developer in various ICT companies.
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.