Infor­mation and Commu­ni­cation Technology

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (Infor­mation and Commu­ni­cation Technology), Insinööri (AMK)
Extent and duration: 240 credits ECTS | 4 years
Location: Wärtsilä Campus, Karjalankatu 3, 80200 Joensuu, Finland
Study places in Joint Appli­cation: 40
Language of tuition: English

Appli­cation period: 4 – 18 January 2023
Student selection methods: To be defined 

Degree in Infor­mation and Commu­ni­cation Technology (ICT) provides you with a wide knowhow for working on the ICT field in Finland. The studies take place in modern learning environ­ments and are strongly linked to the real future expertise needs presented by ICT companies. In addition, all students network with experts in ICT companies during their studies.

Your studies consist of funda­mental ICT knowhow.  After the first study year you specialize in intel­ligent automation or software engineering. You deepen your skills in machine learning, artificial intel­li­gence, software robotics, big data and data analytics, the Internet of Things, and Lean thinking.  You can also join to the one-year special­ization programme Society 5.0 and Digital Trans­for­mation offered by INVEST European University Alliance.

You may strengthen your personal qualities and know-how by elective studies based on your personal interests. Elective studies can be any studies offered by Karelia, other European univer­sities, or you may advance your career by completing certi­fi­ca­tions offered by inter­na­tional ICT companies, for example, AWS Certi­fi­ca­tions via Amazon Web Services training.

In ICT engineering studies you will grow into the role of an independent developer and problem solver. As ICT engineer you will have the compe­tence to work on computing, more specif­i­cally, on intel­ligent automation and software devel­opment. In addition, you will have diverse project management skills and compe­tence as an entrepreneur.

Career oppor­tu­nities

ICT engineers are employed in a wide range of jobs in a variety of indus­tries, from large global organi­za­tions to small and medium-sized enterprises. 

  • IT/ICT engineer
  • IoT engineer
  • IoT developer
  • Software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Appli­cation developer
  • Programmer
  • UX designer
  • Ui designer
  • Systems architect
  • RPA expert
  • AI developer
  • Web programmer
  • Entre­preneur