Bachelor of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) deals with technologies, methods and tools such as software applications, data networks and cybersecurity, games and hi-tech electronic devices and systems. This programme offers you versatile opportunities as a future ICT professional. The extent of the Bachelor of Engineering degree programme is 240 ECTS credits and the planned duration of the studies is four years.
An ICT engineering graduate has wide and practically-oriented fundamental knowledge and skills. After graduation, you are able to follow and contribute to the development of your field. Your studies will strengthen your capabilities to promote life-long learning, your language and communication skills, and prepare you for working in international environment. Typical entry-level positions of ICT engineering graduates include Game Developer, Hardware Engineer, Project Engineer, Software Designer, and System Administrator.
The curriculum consists of basic, professional and optional studies as well as practical training and a Bachelor’s thesis project.
Basic studies contain fundamentals of science and ICT, language and communication courses, and coaching in study skills. Basic studies take place during the first and second study year, and they guide you into the topics of your future professional field. Professional studies focus mainly on more advanced topics in our ICT competence tracks and their applications, as well as business and entrepreneurship topics. Most of the advanced professional studies take place during the third and fourth year.
The focus areas of the degree programme are Embedded Electronics and Internet of Things (IoT), Game Development, as well as Data Networks and Cybersecurity. You will select one of these areas as your competence track.
- Data Networks and Cybersecurity studies focus on designing, operating and managing various wired and wireless networks. The students will also encounter topics such as network configuration, cybersecurity and IT services. Graduates will find employment, for example, as network and system specialists, in various IT service or network service providers and data center industries.
- Embedded electronics and IoT focuses on design and implementation of network connected microcontroller systems such as fitness devices, mobile phones, robots, and future vehicles. The studies include both hardware and software design in wired and wireless environment. Graduated students are typically employed in product development tasks in industry.
- An engineer specialized in Game Development has the ability to create technology and art interfaces ranging from playful user interface design and gamification to high-end entertainment games. The graduates are able to develop game applications using state-of-the-art platforms, and to efficiently work as members of a game production team or other teams that employ game technology expertise in their product portfolio.
The studies typically contain several real-life research and development projects that are implemented together with local companies. Studying with us, you will participate in a lot of teamwork, laboratory work, and project work. We value problem-based learning, and incorporate our students in hands-on projects from the beginning. The learning process is supported by lectures, laboratory exercises, virtual courses, seminar presentations, and individual tutoring.
How to Apply?
You can apply for most of the Bachelor’s level studies conducted in English in joint application to higher education. In joint application you apply to all your study programme choices with one application form. Applications are submitted through the online joint application system at www.studyinfo.fi. Read more about joint application.
Next joint application period is on 9 - 23 January 2019.
Open Studies / Path Studies
You can also start your studies through Open Studies: Path Studies gives you opportunity to complete the first year studies with degree students. After successful completion, you will be eligible to apply to become a degree student through separate applications. Open Studies are subject to a charge.
Application period to Path Studies is on July and / or August 2019. Applications to Path Studies are also submitted trhough Studyinfo.fi. The link to Studyinfo will open in spring 2019 and there you'll find the admission criteria and number of study places. Read more about O pen Studies.
The following information about applying concerns joint application.
More information at Studyinfo
At Studyinfo you'll find
- student selection criteria
- eligibility criteria
- more information about the degree programme
- the application form
Entrance examination and SAT test
Applicants who apply with a Finnish qualification certificate are selected based on the entrance examination. The entrance examination is held on 15 April 2019.
Applicants who apply with a non-Finnish qualification certificate are selected only based on the SAT test results. Read more about the SAT test on Studyinfo.
Applicants who apply with a Finnish qualification certificate are selected based on the entrance examination. The entrance examination is held on 15 April 2019. All eligible applicants will be invited to the national entrance examination in technology field via e-mail one week prior to the entrance examination at the latest.
The entrance examination is a written test of 3 hours. It measures study skills and aptitude for technological fields, as well as English language proficiency. There is no pre-reading material. The language test is compulsory for all applicants and it will be assessed on a scale of pass/fail. Only applicants having passed the language test will be considered for admission. The examination is common to everyone regardless of their educational background. No calculators may be used in the examination. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. Applicants must score at least 10 out of the maximum of 40 points in the entrance examination.
Previous years' entrance examinations are available on Metropolia's website (national entrance examination in technology field). Also the co-operating degree programmes are listed on Metropolia’s website.