Bachelor of Engineering | Information Technology | full-time studies

4 years
Eligible for study allowance
Application deadline: Joint Application January
AMK-tutkinnot, päiväopinnot

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Bachelor of Engineering | Information Technology | full-time studies

The degree programme is aimed at you who want to become a versatile IT expert and have plenty of interesting work opportunities in the future. In your studies, you can specialize either in software factory or in cloud systems and networking. The studies will also give you a strong know-how in the field of engineering, starting from the basics, including natural sciences, language and communications skills and project management.

During your studies, you will gain more expertise in programming, software design and communications. You will learn to use the different IT-related hardware and software, such as Raspberry and Arduino, and Microsoft Visual Studio, Jira and Git that real companies use. In addition to the theoretical studies, you will do practical assignments and participate in different projects. For example, you will spend your 3rd and 4th year studying in Centria’s software factory, where you can practice previously learned subjects in practice by participating in RDI projects or other customer projects. The work is often done in teams in the IT field, so you will also learn teamwork and project working skills during your studies.

In our area, many successful companies need experts who understand the possibilities of digitalization. The companies also help us to develop the degree programme and the content of it. Company representatives visit us as guest lecturers and offer work placements, thesis projects and other projects for the students. These projects are an excellent way to show your expertise and possibly get a summer job later in one of the companies. We also co-operate with international parties, such as Cisco, Microsoft, Amazon and ESRI. Centria has its own certification centre, where the students can pass for example the AWS certificates of Amazon. Centria also has an IT laboratory for project learning.

Career Opportunities

The world needs more skilled IT experts, and therefore our students have excellent work opportunities ahead of themselves. The degree programme in Information Technology gives the freshly graduate IT engineer the readiness to work in versatile positions in different companies in Finland and abroad.

IT Engineers have a wide range of working possibilities. The most used occupational titles are

  • Software designer

  • Software engineer

  • R&D Engineer

  • IT Manager

  • Security expert

  • Network Systems Administrator

  • Network specialist or

  • CEO of your own start-up company.

Admission and requirements

In order to apply to a degree programme, please fill out the online application form which is available on Application period is in January.

Degree / diploma

Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Insinööri (AMK)



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