Why study engineering at Savonia?
Name of the study programme: Information technology (Internet of Things)
Degree title: Bachelor of Engineering
Extent of the study programme: 240 credits
City: Kuopio, Finland
Mode of teaching: Full-time, on Campus
Application period: January 2023
The Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology (Internet of Things) programme aims to develop experts in information technology with the specialisation in the Internet of Things (IoT). The degree programme qualifies engineers to work in the fields of IoT and Big Data; especially, in companies operating within the digital health and industrial internet sectors. The duties of an IoT graduate may vary from software design to electrical engineering, the design of smart wireless devices, and the whole IoT system in the cloud.
Our programme incorporates the Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate (CDIO) method to enhance students process of acquiring deep engineering know-how while developing communication, interpersonal, social and teamwork skills. IoT graduates are prepared to work in international environments and teams.
The thesis at Savonia is always work-related. This gives you a good opportunity to network with professionals in your field during your studies, and often the thesis turns out to be a starting point for your career.
The thesis emphasises the cooperation between you, working life and the UAS – from choosing the topic to set the goals and to actually doing it. During the process, you show that you are capable of working independently in recognising, evaluating and solving developmental challenges in working life. Professional reporting and communications skills are required as well.
Your work-related thesis can be:
a developmental project, which you or your team plan and implement based on the requirements of your client. Examples of such a project include product or service development, technology evaluations and testing, it can be software or hardware weighted, it can consist of the whole information chain from sensors to background system or it can some restricted part.
a research-oriented project, where you or your team will perform appropriate research activities in order to shed light on the developmental or problem-solving needs of your client.
a compiled thesis, where eg projects, research, development or scientific articles done during the studies are gathered together and reported as a synthesis.
Your thesis process will be supported by engineering studies, thesis seminars and methodology workshops. You can do your thesis independently or in a group.
Our BSc -groups are multinational and -cultural by nature, so you will get accustomed to an international work environment from day one. In addition, the BSc programme itself is designed for internationalisation. Close cooperation with our international partners brings you in contact with people and organisations outside Finland, making it possible for you to compare views, share knowledge and work side by side on projects by using technology-based communication tools as well as meeting in person.
Student exchange is also a natural and recommended part of your second-year studies, and internships (basic and/or professional) could take you anywhere in the world.
Our selection of language studies is substantial, complemented by the offerings of the University of Eastern Finland. Cross-cultural studies provide a good basis for your personal experiences in all aspects of internationality.
Savonia is active in developing the surrounding community via, among others, student projects, joint research projects and various development programmes. The cooperation with the local working life is highly valued and based on long-term relationships. Also, the joint activities with the University of Eastern Finland and Karelia UAS bring a variety of options for our students. International aspects are dealt with in a close network of foreign partner institutions, covering exchange, internships, projects and joint or double degrees.
Our BSc programme is dedicated to helping small and medium-sized businesses in their internationalisation efforts. You will work on various work-related research or developmental projects of SMEs during your studies and gain valuable insight into the industrial or digital health world.
Possibilities to continue studies after graduation
A BSc degree is an internationally recognized and approved qualification. A BSc graduate is eligible to apply to continue theoretical studies at most universities worldwide. Often the following Master’s degree can be completed in 2 years, depending on the field of study and the student. However, should you wish to continue your studies to the Master level at a university of applied sciences, you will be directed to start your working career to gather 3 years of work experience before entering a Master’s programme.