Information Technology, Bachelor of Engineering

Want to be part of the biggest revolution in world history, digitalization?

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Developing applications

In Information Technology you’ll learn to develop applications for mobile devices, web and cloud services.

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Embedded systems

In Information Technology you’ll learn to design and program smart systems electronics.

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IoT and cyber security

In Information Technology you’ll learn to the key principles of the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber security.

Reprogram your future

Become a needed IT professional! When information technology spreads into our lives, people are calling on you. In The Degree Programme in IT you can study for example software engineering and embedded systems.

The degree programme in Information Technology prepares you for demanding careers in the industry. You gain professional skills and a strong theoretical basis that are much needed in the rapidly changing environment.

The education relies on solid theoretical foundation combined with the knowhow of the local hi-tech sector.

Our cooperation with the working life gives you good possibilities for taking part in projects with the local industry throughout your studies. You also have great exchange possibilities all over the world.

Practical training (5 months) in the region’s companies is included in the studies and is an excellent way to grow into even more demanding tasks.

Vaasa, a Beautiful City With Global Connections

Our university is located in the heart of Vaasa, which has more energy technology related companies than any other city in the Nordic countries. In our region, more than 160 companies work in the field of energy technology, and about 25 % of the employees of the Finnish energy sector work here. The overall turnover of these companies is about 5 billion euros annually, and therefore it is well justified to say that Vaasa keeps the wheels of Finland’s economy rolling!

Study Method in Information Technology

The degree programme in Information Technology offers you a wide course selection. Your first years of studies could include entrepreneurship, data processing, communication, basics in mathematics and science, and the basics in your own field, foe example.

As an IT-student, you will become familiar with

  • Software Engineering, where you learn to apply modern designing and programming methods for development of information systems
  • Embedded Systems, which includes product development and programming for electronics devices, as well as connecting electronics devices to data networks.

Your advanced professional studies will focus on internationalisation and teamwork in projects, such as our NAO humanoid robot team. In Industrial Innovation Academy (I²A) you will work together with Finnish and English-speaking students in projects assigned by industry and other working life customers.

In Technobothnia Research Centre you can get acquainted with the latest innovations of their field and take part in projects executed in cooperation with businesses.

Wapice and cooperation with VAMK

Vaasa University of Applied Sciences and the software company Wapice have a long and fruitful collaboration. VAMK’s Principal Lecturer of Information Technology Timo Kankaanpää and Wapice’s CEO Pasi Tuominen talk about where we started and what the collaboration looks like today.

Students in spotlight: Malika

” The school’s vast connections with different companies give the students good advantages to build up both career and overall personality. For example, I have been living in Finland for three years now, and during that time I have gained almost three years of work experience. ”

Malika’s story

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Future Professions in IT

Helping the large international companies and local players in their product development and technical applications related with IT – does that sound interesting?

As a graduate you will have the competence to work in positions within design, research, production, marketing and product development in the fields of electronics and information technology. You are able to work as international expert in export companies or as independent entrepreneur.

Your future profession can be:

  • Product development
  • Programming
  • Electronics design
  • Telecommunication

The degree programme in Information Technology has its roots in the local energy-related industry.

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