Computer Applications Degree Content

HAMK offers an extensive Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in the field of ICT – working on the practical technology with a touch of contemporary business.

The scope of the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Applications, is 210 credits, and it is completed in 3.5 years.

3.5-year degree programme

The core competence studies in Computer applications cover a wide range of topics in programming. You will learn programming languages and techniques most commonly used today. Studies include also e.g. user interface design, operating systems, web development, databases, cloud operations, software robotics, business and innovation, probability and statistics. After this, you will select studies according to your own interests and focus e.g. on augmented reality, artificial intelligence or big data. It will also be possible to select profiling studies from other degree programmes.

There is broad demand for IT experts

By completing the Computer Applications degree programme, you become a professional programmer fit to work in the modern business world and ready for the modern ICT challenges. During your studies, you will work in connection to real life workplaces and companies, and by the time of graduation you have an extensive network and practical skills to apply to many different programming jobs all over the world.

Learning environments and methods

Learning by doing is our motto, and technology is highly involved in all of the studies. Students enjoy our campus environment, which is modern, safe and comfortable.

For a computer applications student having an own laptop is essential. Lectures are usually recorded on video and contact lessons focus on practical work and guidance. Module assignments, materials, and timetables are provided online. Many applications, programs, and environments used in the studies are provided through virtual computers.


As digital technology takes over all areas of our life, new programmers are needed in inventing and creating the applications. Programming requires logical thinking, understanding users and patience. Creating large applications is always teamwork. In Computer Applications, we will use different environments from web pages and systems to mobile apps and games.

Artificial Intelligence is a popular way to process different kinds of data from business data to Big Data. For large data sets, cloud services are often used. Server operating systems are a part of the studies that provide you with skills you can apply to many different programming jobs all over the world.


As you graduate from the Degree Programme in Computer Applications, you have studied many topics widely requested in the IT industry. Your title could be for example Software Developer/Engineer, Application Designer/Developer, Digital Business Analyst, Systems Developer, Programmer, Web Developer, Application Developer, Game Programmer, User Interface Designer, Project Manager, IT Specialist, Entrepreneur, AR/VR Developer, Data Analyst, AI Programmer.

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Last updated January 23, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
42 months
8,700 EUR
Tuition Fee ONLY for students outside EU
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