Core Requirement Studies
|Basic Engineering Mathematics||6|
|Introduction to Calculus||6|
|Calculus with Applications||3|
|Advanced Engineering Mathematics||6|
|ICT Mathematical Applications||3|
|Oscillations and Waves||3|
|Electricity and Magnetism||3|
|Physics Laboratory Course||3|
|Finnish for Foreigners 1||3|
|Finnish for Foreigners 2||3|
|Finnish for Foreigners 3||3|
|Finnish Communication Skills for Technology||3|
|Working Life Finnish and Academic Communication Skills||3|
|Finnish as a Second Language: Finnish at Work||3|
|Technical Writing and Presentation Skills||3|
|English Reporting Skills for ICT Projects||3|
|Academic English Communication for ICT||3|
|Swedish at Work||3|
|Introduction to Marketing and Leadership||3|
|Product and Project Cost Analysis||3|
Foundations of Information Technology
|Introduction to Computing||3|
|Windows Installation and Maintenance||3|
|Sustainable Development in ICT||3|
Introduction to Studies
|Introduction to Studies||3|
Common Professional Studies
|Datastructures and Algorithms||4|
|Embedded Systems Programming||3|
|UNIX Operating System||3|
|Electronics Systems Engineering||5|
|Local Area Networks (CCNA1)||3|
Optional Professional Studies
Software Engineering, Core Studies
Embedded Software Engineering
|Real-Time Operating Systems||5|
|Linux Installation and Maintenance||5|
|Embedded Linux Device Driver||5|
Mobile Software Engineering
|Java Mobile Programming||5|
|Android Application Development||5|
|Windows Phone Application Development||5|
Internet Software Engineering
|Applied Java Programming||3|
|Java Enterprise Technology||5|
|Introduction to XML||3|
|Java Web Technology||3|
|Introduction to IT Security||3|
|Practical Attack and Defence Techniques||3|
|Network Security (CCNA Security)||5|
|Corporate Information Security||5|
|Enterprise Security Management Products||3|
|IT Project Management||5|
|Work Placement 1||15|
|Work Placement 2||15|
Final Year Project
|Bachelor's Thesis and Maturity Test||15|
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||66||87||88||67||33.3||32.7||44||43||43.5||44.5||35.5||31.5||15.7||17.7||17.7||15||22.1||22.1||24.6||18.6||24.8||18.8||23.8||20.8||13.8||21.8||16.8||14.8|
The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
True software professionals are in great demand in the ICT industry. To become a good software professional, you have to master quite many interesting areas of computer engineering such as basic principles of computer hardware and telecommunications. Software development itself is a very versatile and captivating process and it consists of many phases such as systems and requirement analysis, design of the computer system, design of the architecture of the software, programming, testing, commissioning and maintenance. The programming skills are very important for a software engineer.
Sometimes programming is called "coding". In our Information Technology programme it is much more than just coding. Programming is modelling of problem solving or task performing. It is the software engineer, who develops these models.
Degree Programme in Information Technology
Level of qualification
Bachelor of Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering
Specific admission requirements
Admission requirements are set annually. More information on the application instructions on http://www.metropolia.fi/en/apply/how-to-apply-2012/bachelors-degree-daytime-studies/.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
Students have the right to apply for the recognition of prior learning. The recognition is based on the skills of the student regardless of the ways the fore mentioned expertise has been acquired. The student has the responsibility to demonstrate the skills required in the study objectives and to provide the required information and documentation based on which the decision for approval will be made.
Qualification requirements and regulations
Qualification requirements and regulations are defined in the degree regulations of Metropolia >>
Profile of the programme
The Bachelor of Engineering Degree is a four-year first-cycle polytechnic degree in the field of technology and transport which provides skills and knowledge for graduates to work in specialist tasks in the technology industry, in the service sector and in the public sector.
Key learning outcomes
Basic knowledge and skills in the structure and operations of software, devices and systems in the field of information technology. Learning skills, problem-solving skills, communication skills, international and intercultural competence, working-life skills and innovation skills.
Occupational profiles of graduates
A Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology works in specialist tasks in private sector companies, in the public sector and in project management in Finland and abroad. An engineer works for example in software production, in product development of electronic devices or in marketing, selling, customer service and business-to-business services.
Access to further studies
A graduate is eligible to apply for Master's Degree studies in a university after completing the first-cycle polytechnic degree. Special arrangements apply to application for Master-level studies in a university of applied sciences as there is a requirement of three years of work experience after completion of a bachelor-level degree.
Course structure diagram
The course structure diagram is specified in the programme study plan >> Select specialisation option from the menu bar on the left.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading
The assessment criteria are defined in the degree regulations of Metropolia: http://opinto-opas.metropolia.fi/en/information-on-metropolia/regulations/ and course-specific requirements are described in the course descriptions in the curriculum.
A student is eligible to graduate when he/she has completed all the required courses set for the degree as a present student (extent 240 ECTS credits).
Mode of study
Studies are implemented as courses, course modules or projects. Studies include contact teaching and self-study. Studies aiming towards a degree are implemented as full-time studies.
Programme director or equivalent
Head of Information Technology Degree Programme
Phone + 358 (0)207 83 6383