B.Eng. Information Technology
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
4 years (240 EC)
The aim of the Bachelor´s degree programme in Information Technology is to equip a student with the most up-to-date and high-quality knowledge and skills in information technology and, in particular, to equip students with a good level of competence in the following areas:
Information Technology Systems
Information Technology Security
Students also have a great opportunity to gain practical experience as Metropolia has substantial educational and research activities in mobile communication networks, computer-based measurement systems, real-time systems and in a network-based project learning.
The student will be linked to their future employment realities throughout their studies through industry-related projects, industrial placement periods and a Final Year Project.
Students are required to select on the following areas of specialisation:
Communications and Data Networks
This specialisation covers Internet technology and mobile communications widely. For Internet activities, a Telecoms Laboratory has an independent study and simulation network containing all essential working components such as routers, hubs and switches. This network allows network installation, configuration and management actions that could not be carried out in an operational network. The laboratory for the mobile communications provides extensive set of computer aided environments for education and evaluation of cellular network operation.
Embedded engineering provides tools to interface real world events with virtual, computerized world. The objective of this specialisation option is to provide a solid understanding on how electronic devices operate. Students will learn the electronics fundamentals, low-level programming of microcontrollers, and how the hardware interacts with high-level user interfaces. Typically embedded engineering students will be working in product development teams.
True software professionals are in great demand in the ICT industry. Software development consists of many phases such as systems and requirement analysis, design of the computer system, design of the architecture of the software, programming, testing, commissioning and maintenance. The programming skills are very important for a software engineer. In this course programming is more than just coding; it is modelling, problem solving or task performing.
The degree offers a solid basis to work as an engineer anywhere in the world and have an international career in various areas of information and communications technologies.
Six passes at Leaving Cert [inc 2 at Hons C] PLUS Entrance Examination, based on the book ’State of the World 2011’