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Information Technology
Tutkinto: Bachelor of Engineering
Opintomuoto: Full-time studies
Opintojen laajuus:4 years, 240 credits
Kampus: Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola
Aloituspaikat: 50
Next application round is planned for spring 2022

The IT field offers countless opportunities to young creative people, who master the foundations and technologies used to build new applications and systems.

Software and communication methods are changing the way individuals and organisations do their daily activities. In all areas of life, there is space for innovations that help people to do things in a better way by using IT technologies - our world can become more user-friendly, more economical, and more productive and less energy dependent.



The degree programme in Information Technology provides you with an extensive knowledge of software engineering and communications. You acquire the skills required in building new applications and systems that respond to customer needs. In addition to regular courses, we offer students real world projects where they can challenge themselves.

IT Engineering studies consist of basic studies and professional studies in software and communications fields. You need to both to both real-world problems with software and IT systems.

The engineers’ work is very practically oriented. All professional studies contain a lot of learning by doing. For advanced students, we offer an opportunity to take part in our R & D projects during their studies.

Our main specialisations are software engineering and communication technologies. These are the fastest growing areas of IT. You get skills to build applications using different programming languages and platforms. You also learn how to use existing services to develop solutions to meet customer needs or even invent your new services by combining existing ones. Due to the fast growth rate of IT industry the demand for skilled professionals is high.

Graduating engineers are valued, due to their learning skills and flexibility. In many projects, there are often technologies that are new even to experienced professionals, so precisely your learning skills are an essential asset.


Occupational titles

IT Engineers have a wide range of working possibilities. The most used occupational titles are Software designer, Web designer, R&D Engineer, IT Manager, Security expert, Network Systems Administrator, Network specialist or a CEO of your start-up company.

Co-operation with working life

Centria UAS co-operates widely with companies in Central Ostrobothnia region. We do co-operation with companies like Kosila Digimedia, Oy Raisoft Ltd, SK Protect Oy, Boliden Kokkola Oy, Alfame Systems, Maintpartner, Apex Automation, Sasken Finland, Kemira GrowHow Oy, Hur Oy, Livion Oy, Elisa Oyj.

Postgraduate studies

In Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius it’s possible to study in Master’s Programme in Information Technology (in Finnish) and it’s flexible to apply directly from Centria UAS’ degree programme in Information Technology. A personal study plan will be made for every student according to previous study performance and degree.

How to apply?


Applying with a qualification completed outside Finland 

The next application period for degree programmes conducted in English will be arranged between 5 January and 19 January 2022. The offered programmes and more information about them can be found here. The application period will end on 19 January 2022 at 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +2). This application period is going to be only for applicants applying with a qualification completed outside Finland. For applicants accepted in this application round, the studies are set to begin in August 2022.

More information concerning the application process for applicants applying with a qualification completed outside Finland can be found here.

APPLICATION LINK (will be published in January 2022):



Student stories - Information Technology

Nhut Trieu Centria Amk  

Centria is not as big as other universities in bigger cities, but I think it's good for students to apply. We have good teachers, good curriculum and a friendly environment for studying.

Nhut Trieu

Sonja Rajic Centria Amk


This place feels like home!

I came from Serbia to study Information Technology. I am a slightly crazy and adventurous girl from Belgrade. I knew about the high quality of education in Finland, and after some online searching, I also found out about Centria. 
The thing I like the most about my studies at Centria is the relationship with the teachers: I believe that they are there for me, they are so kind, and it feels like people here would go out of their way to support me. 
During my studies, I have been studying so-called engineering basics during the two first years (physics, maths, logic, …. ) and now we are going deeper into professional courses, with programming and mobile software development. We have also been learning different programming languages. Throughout our classes, we have had many different kinds of projects; making games, webpages… working with people from different countries has been enriching and fun!

The Open University has given me the possibility to expand my knowledge by studying courses, which are not offered at Centria, such as medical engineering. I plan to apply to a Master’s programme in Biomedical Engineering, and both studies at Centria and the Open University courses have been supporting me in my plans. 
Aside from my studies, I have been involved in the student union COPSA, being a student representative helping integrate international students. I am also working for the local volleyball club Kokkolan Tiikerit; I am their scout, which means that I code their moves at home games and gather data from them to provide statistics. The coach and players then use these figures to improve their game. This job combines everything I love: IT and volleyball!

To anybody considering studies in Finland or Centria, I would just say: take a leap of faith, you will not regret it! Immerse yourself in the Finnish culture, learn about the culture and habits, become a local like me!

Sonja Rajic, Bachelor of engineering



Nauris Enkuzens Centria Amk  

All set towards my dream job!

I came to Finland because I was playing professional ice hockey and my career led me to Kokkola. Along with doing sports I was offered a job where I worked at for a one year before realizing that I wanted to use the opportunity of Finland’s free education system and there happened to be a university of applied sciences at Kokkola. I had a gap year after finishing high school, so I had a lot to prepare when applying to the university. Luckily the application process went well and I completed my entrance exams, and I got accepted at Centria.

Kokkola is a great town for students. It is a small city where all the places that students need are located close by and there is a great local community which will help if necessary.

Everyone has a dream job, and that’s also my case. I would really like to continue living in Finland, work in some Finnish IT company, perform well and advance in my career in the field of Information Technology. I know that in the future people will rely more and more on technology.

Centria offers studies in the field of Information Technology, which concentrate a lot on practical knowledge. Teachers with huge experience in IT are offering great and interactive teaching, which is really necessary because IT is such a technical field that hands-on experience is useful. 

Nauris Enkuzens

Join Centria's software development team

In Student DevHub the students work in teams and complete challenging software development projects for different companies. Students are in charge of the projects and their completetion by themselves. Students also control the timetables and steer work.

Students that participate the Student DevHub will earn ECTS. The Student DevHub aims to develop students' work-life skills and know-how.

Student DevHub uses tools that are commonly used in software development.


More information about studying or applying

Information about the degree programme

Jari Isohanni
p. 040 669 0690

Information about applying

Admission Services
p. 040 8086604 


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