Information Technology

Tutkinto: Bachelor of Engineering
Opintomuoto: Full-time studies
Opintojen laajuus:4 years, 240 credits
Kampus: Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola
Aloituspaikat: 50
Haku alkaa: 8.1.2020
Haku päättyy: 31.1.2020
Application period ends on 31 January, 2020 at 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +2)

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.



Admission criteria for applicants applying with a qualification completed outside Finland (in January 2020)

There are no traditional entrance exams for any of Centria´s programmes. Instead, for the Nursing programme, applicants submit a motivation video and a motivation letter, based on which if further needed, they will be invited for a Skype interview with one of Centria´s teachers. For the other programmes, there are two options of admission. Students might choose to either submit a motivation video and a motivation letter, or secondly submit SAT results.

 

Information concerning the motivation video and the motivation letter is delivered to applicants via two streams. Firstly, the guidelines are already included in the very end of the application form and secondly, they are sent via email once the application is submitted. Shortly, applicants create a video which they upload to a video-sharing website of their choice and share the link with Centria via an online platform which will be announced to applicants further on via email. Concerning the motivation letter, applicants write a letter of motivation and submit it to the selected online platform as well.

 

Applicants can apply for all Bachelor programmes except of the Nursing programme with the SAT results. Only results from the new SAT test (taken after March 2016) are acceptable. Score reports should be ordered electronically by applicants directly from the test center and need to be delivered to Centria UAS by 3rd of February. Reports printed or sent by the applicant him/herself are not acceptable. Centria´s designated SAT code is 7819. Centria UAS requires applicants to score a minimum of 400 points from evidence-based reading and writing and a minimum of 400 points from Mathematics. Essay results are not required.

 

LANGUAGE TESTS

Language tests are not required during the application process, although applicants get additional points if they submit an IELTS academic certificate with a result equal or greater than 6.0 points.

 

GUARANTEED ADMISSION

If an eligible applicant reaches a total score of at least 1200 points from the SAT test (and meets the minimum requirements mentioned above) and submits an IELTS academic certificate (with a result equal or greater than 6.0 points), he or she is guaranteed a study place at chosen programme.

 

Admission criteria for applicants applying with a qualification completed in Finland (in March 2020)

There are no traditional entrance exams for any of Centria´s programmes. Instead, for the Nursing programme, applicants submit a motivation video and a motivation letter, based on which if further needed, they will be invited for a Skype interview with one of Centria´s teachers. For all the other programmes, applicants submit a motivation video and a motivation letter.

 

Information concerning the motivation video and the motivation letter is delivered to applicants via two streams. Firstly, the guidelines are already included in the very end of the application form and secondly, they are sent via email once the application is submitted. Shortly, applicants create a video which they upload to a video-sharing website of their choice and share the link with Centria via an online platform which will be announced to applicants further on via email. Concerning the motivation letter, applicants write a letter of motivation and submit it to the selected online platform as well.

 



How to apply?

There are two different application rounds for applying for Centria´s Bachelor programmes.

  • If applicant is applying with a qualification completed outside Finland then he or she needs to apply in January via Centria / Direct application for Bachelor's degrees / spring 2020
  • On the other hand, if applicant is applying with a qualification completed in Finland then he or she applies in March via Centria / Erillishaku / spring 2020

 

APPLYING WITH A QUALIFICATION COMPLETED OUTSIDE FINLAND 

The next application period for degree programmes conducted in English for applicants applying with a qualification completed outside Finland will be arranged between 8 January and 31 January, 2020. The application period ends on 31 January, 2020 at 3 pm. Finnish time (UTC +2).

Centria UAS´degree programmes are not part of the Joint application of Higher Education, Spring 2020. For this reason, it is only possible to apply via the Centria / Direct application for Bachelor's degrees / spring 2020. The application process will take place at Studyinfo.fi when the application period starts. Application process is free of charge for all applicants. Applicants can be admitted if they meet eligibility requirements, submit a valid application, attach required documents and successfully pass the entrance exam.

APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAMME VIA LINK BELOW BETWEEN 8 JANUARY AND 31 JANUARY, 2020: 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

APPLYING WITH A QUALIFICATION COMPLETED IN FINLAND 

The next application period for degree programmes conducted in English for applicants applying with a qualification completed in Finland will be arranged between 18 March to 1 April, 2020.

Centria UAS´degree programmes are not part of the Joint application of Higher Education, Spring 2020. For this reason, it is only possible to apply via the Centria / Erillishaku / spring 2020. The application process will take place at Studyinfo.fi when the application period starts. Application process is free of charge for all applicants. Applicants can be admitted if they meet eligibility requirements, submit a valid application, attach required documents and successfully pass the entrance exam.



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
 



More information about studies:

Principal Lecturer Sakari Männistö
sakari.mannisto@centria.fi
tel. +358 44 725 0323

 

More information about application:

Admissions Services
admissions@centria.fi 
tel. +358 40 808 6604

 


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