Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology (BEng)

General

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Program Description

  • Application: 7-20 January 2021
  • Tuition: 8000€/academic year for non-EU students
  • Scholarship available

Oulu is highly known for its ICT – technology and innovations. This can also be seen in the field of technology at the school of Engineering. Software development skills and business knowledge are developed in real-world projects. All real-world projects and practical training enable you to network with work-life already during your studies.

What is the BEng degree all about?

The need for ICT professionals is growing continuously. As an ICT engineer, you are able to design and realize various software solutions and applications. You are also capable of working as an active member of your working society and developing your own profession. The degree programme in Information Technology emphasises web development. The studies consist of software development, web and mobile application technologies and IoT technologies.

Studies are organised mainly as daytime teaching at our campus. The studies are meant for both Finnish and international students who are interested in pursuing a career in an international work environment in Finland or abroad. Studies are conducted entirely in English and include lectures, workshops, project and group assignments as well as individual presentations. Studies have a close connection to work-life and local companies. This ensures that students can put the theory they have learned at lectures into practice.

Software development skills and business knowledge are developed in real-world projects. All real-world projects and practical training enable you to network with work-life already during your studies. With us, you really learn by doing.

Content of the programme – The toolkit for your future career

Students study mathematics and physics to build a good basis for engineering studies. Students also learn to document their work and to manage different communicative and interactive situations. In addition, students learn to apply international knowledge and competences in their own eld. Foreign students learn the basics of the Finnish language. All students are provided with good skills in web programming, mobile applications and databases. After graduation students are able to design and programme internet services and applications for mobile environments.

The graduates will also have essential web development skills related to current Internet technologies and protocols, web graphics and multimedia, web authoring and design and web programming. It is possible to study advanced programming and deepen one’s knowledge of server programming, mobile application features, development, environments and mobile technologies as well as game development, design and tools. Studies also include user experience and business studies.

Making studies count

Real-life projects are part of Information Technology studies. There are several annual assignments for our students set by local companies. For example, our students have conducted product development projects to local companies. The projects might be related to user interface design, mobile applications, software development, or something entirely different. The sky is the limit!

Internationalism

Students are encouraged to participate in a student exchange period in one of the partner institutions and also to carry out a practical training period abroad.

Students will also have an opportunity to apply to a Double Degree programme at partner university.

In Double Degree programme students spend part of their studies in partner institution and will receive a degree diploma from both higher education institutions once they graduate from Oamk.

The life after graduation

The degree programme gives you versatile career possibilities. After graduation students have diverse knowledge and skills to work in the eld of software design, product development and as an expert in the eld of information industry. The job title could be one of the following:

  • Web developer or programmer
  • Web designer
  • Web application developer
  • User interface designer
  • Project manager
  • Senior software engineer
  • Entrepreneur

Entrance examination involving selection cooperation in Finland

15 study places

The exam will now contain two phases: 1) online exam and 2) online interview.

1) The online exam (mathematics, physics/chemistry + motivation)

  • Opens on Monday April 6th at 10.00 Finnish time.
  • Closes 4 hours later at 14.00 Finnish time.
  • Points awarded: maximum 70 points; minimum requirement 20 points.

Best applicants will be invited to an online interview based on the points of the online exam.

2) The online interview

  • Invitations will be sent on Friday April 17th.
  • Individual online interviews (15 to 30 minutes - video connection required) between April 21st and April 24th.
  • Points awarded: maximum 30 points; minimum requirement 10 points.
Last updated Jan 2021

About the School

Oamk is a strong and multidisciplinary University of Applied Sciences. We educate competent and innovative professionals and conduct active research and development. In co-operation with our partner i ... Read More

Oamk is a strong and multidisciplinary University of Applied Sciences. We educate competent and innovative professionals and conduct active research and development. In co-operation with our partner institutions we create new vitality to the northern region. We provide bachelor and master degree programme studies, pedagogic studies at the School of Vocational Teacher Education, Open University studies as well as supplementary training. There are three Bachelor’s degree programmes leading to a higher professional degree (BSc Hons) that are taught entirely in English: BBA, Business Information Technology, BBA, International Business, BEng, Information Technology. Bachelor's degree programmes are on EQF (European Quality Framework and Other Learning) level 6 and our Master's degree programmes on level 7. Our operations are government funded, and audited by the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC). Read less