Information Technology

Tutkinto: Bachelor of Engineering
Opintomuoto: Full-time studies
Opintojen laajuus:4 years, 240 credits
Kampus: Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola
Aloituspaikat: 10
Haku alkaa: 9.1.2019
Haku päättyy: 30.1.2019

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
Software designer, Web designer, R&D Engineer, IT Manager, Security expert, Network Systems
Administrator, Network specialist, CEO of your start-up company

Co-operation with working life
Kosila Digimedia, Oy Raisoft Ltd, SK Protect Oy, Bolid
en 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.



ADMISSION CRITERIA / APPLICATION PERIOD 9th Jan 2019 - 30th Jan 2019

 

ELIGIBILITY

The following education gives you eligibility in Centria's direct application:

- International Baccalaureate completed outside Finland
- Reifeprüfung completed outside Finland
- European baccalaureate completed outside Finland
- foreign education that gives eligibility to apply to higher education in the country in question

Centria University of Applied Sciences uses discretionary admission in direct application 2019, which means that the applicant can be considered eligible for the entrance examination even if he/she would not meet the general admission criteria. Discretion may come in question in the following situation:

  • applicant’s (who is not a citizen of an EU/EEA-country) final certificate will not be available by the end of application period and therefore a photocopy of it cannot be sent by set date. Applicant can be invited to the entrance examination if he/she can provide with an official temporary certificate or statement of results which is given by the organisation awarding degrees (for example in Nigeria or Ghana an official statement of results sent to Centria directly from WAEC or NECO or in Kenya statement of results sent directly from the KNEC).

If you are a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and the qualifications you have obtained cannot be proven through documentary evidence, the UAS' concerned can still invite you to the entrance examination. In this case you must prove the refugee status by a decision made by a competent authority and send a copy of the decision (a decision on asylum or a residence permit granted on the basis of a need for protection) to the admissions office by the set date.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: MOTIVATION LETTER AND MOTIVATION VIDEO

Motivation letter and motivation video           40 points / maximum

The maximum score is 40 points, while the minimum acceptable score is 10 points.

When the student selection is based on motivation letter and motivation video, applicants might also be invited to Skype-interview if necessary.



Direct application to Centria 9th Jan - 30th Jan 2019. Applying takes place at www.studyinfo.fi.

Eligibility

Eligibility in this application period is given by a foreign education that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question

Those applying in this application period (with a non-Finnish qualification) must submit a copy of his or her qualification certificate translated into Finnish, Swedish or English by an official (authorised) translator, if the original document is in none of these languages. Such translations must be signed and stamped by the translator. The translations must be submitted to the address given in the application form. The deadline will be announced later.

Please notice that if you are applying with a qualification completed in Finland you cannot be considered eligible in this application period but you should apply in joint application between 20th March - 3rd April 2019.

Discretionary admission 2019

Centria University of Applied Sciences uses discretionary admission in Direct application to Centria in January 2019 and in Joint application in 2019, which means that the applicant can be considered eligible even if he/she would not meet the general admission criteria. Discretion may come in question in the following situation:

  • applicant’s (who is not a citizen of an EU/EEA-country) final certificate will not be available by the end of application period and therefore a photocopy of it cannot be sent by set date. Applicant can be invited to the entrance examination if he/she can provide with an official temporary certificate or statement of results which is given by the organisation awarding degrees (for example in Nigeria or Ghana an official statement of results sent to Centria directly from WAEC or NECO or in Kenya statement of results sent directly from the KNEC).
    • Above mentioned documents must arrive to Centria UAS by the deadline that will be announced later. Copies of final original certificates must then be sent to Centria UAS (deadline will be announced later). If the applicant does not send the copy of final certificate by set date, the confirmation of the study place will not be registered and the student admission will be cancelled.

 

How to apply via discretionary admission

You can apply at www.studyinfo.fi and follow the regular procedure for applying. 

The copies of the certificates (A4 size) must arrive to Centria UAS by the deadline which will be announced later. Any later certificates will not be accepted and the applicant will not be considered as a candidate for admission. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

 

Refugees (in Finland)

If you are a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and the qualifications you have obtained cannot be proven through documentary evidence, the UAS' concerned can still invite you to the entrance examination. In this case you must prove the refugee status by a decision made by a competent authority and send a copy of the decision (a decision on asylum or a residence permit granted on the basis of a need for protection) to the admissions office by the deadline.



Motivation letter

For the degree programme in Information Technology there are no entrance exams.

In order to complete the process of applying to Centria to this degree programme you need to create a motivation letter via a link that you get after submitting your application at Studyinfo.fi.

The motivation letter has to include your personal information, link to your Linkedin page (or CV) and answers to the specified questions that include for example your international experience.

You must also include a link to a video where you for example state, why you are applying to Centria and how the studies of the programme support your professional goals.

The motivation letter including the video will be assessed. It's possible also to get points if you have other relevant documents such as IELTS (6.0) or other official documents. Please note that IELTS is not mandatory but will give you an advantage.

Detailed information of the motivation letter will be available for our applicants.

 

You can use this old entrance exam to practice the mathematical and logical skills that you will need in your studies in this specific field.



How to apply?

Direct link to the application at studyinfo.fi

When the application period is open you can apply at www.studyinfo.fi.

You can find all Centria's programmes that are open for application by using "Centria" as a search word and by limiting the search results to "Application period ongoing". By filtering by language you can also view the degree programmes that are conducted in Finnish.



Student stories - Information Technology

 

Sonja Rajic

 

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

 

 

 

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
 



More information about studies:
Principal Lecturer Sakari Männistö,
sakari.mannisto@centria.fi,
tel. +358 44 725 0323

More information about application:
Admissions Office, tel. +358 40 8086604, admissions@centria.fi

 


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