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
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Study places: 60
Next application period: 9 - 24 January 2018
Transfer application: 1 - 15 May
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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 & 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.
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.
- 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. So you will become a software developer. The 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 Systems - Internet is everywhere
Smart Systems provides tools to interface the real world events with virtual, computerised world. The objective of this major is to give you a solid understanding on how electronic devices operate. You will learn the electronics fundamentals, programming of embedded systems, implementation of internet of things (IoT) devices, and how the hardware interacts with high-level user interfaces.
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.
IoT and Cloud Computing - Creating the Future
IoT and Cloud Computing gives you an insight to the world of different communication technologies and cloud services including Internet of Things. You can put the learnt theory into practice as our data communication laboratory covers various areas of Internet and mobile communications. The laboratory networks contain all essential working components of the modern networks and the mobile communications providing extensive set of computer aided environments for education and evaluation of modern cellular network operation.
You 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.
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.