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Infor­ma­tion and Commu­ni­ca­tion Technology

In ICT engi­neer­ing studies you will grow into the role of an inde­pen­dent devel­oper and problem solver. As ICT engi­neer you will have the compe­tence to work on comput­ing, more specif­i­cally, on intel­li­gent automa­tion and soft­ware devel­op­ment. In addi­tion, you will have diverse project manage­ment skills and compe­tence as an entrepreneur.

Degree: Bach­e­lor of Engi­neer­ing (Infor­ma­tion and Commu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy), Insinööri (AMK)
Extent and dura­tion: 240 credits ECTS | 4 years
Loca­tion: Wärt­silä Campus, Karjalankatu 3, 80200 Joensuu, Finland
Study places in Joint Appli­ca­tion: 40
Language of tuition: English

Appli­ca­tion period: 3 – 17 January 2024
Student selec­tion methods: Online Course

Studies are strongly linked to the real needs of ICT companies 

Degree in Infor­ma­tion and Commu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy (ICT) provides you with a wide knowhow for working on the ICT field in Finland. The studies take place in modern learn­ing envi­ron­ments and are strongly linked to the real future exper­tise needs presented by ICT compa­nies. In addi­tion, all students network with experts in ICT compa­nies during their studies.

Your studies consist of funda­men­tal ICT knowhow.  After the first study year you special­ize in intel­li­gent automa­tion or soft­ware engi­neer­ing. You deepen your skills in machine learn­ing, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, soft­ware robot­ics, big data and data analyt­ics, the Inter­net of Things, and Lean thinking. 

You can also join to the one-year special­iza­tion programme Society 5.0 and Digital Trans­for­ma­tion offered by INVEST Euro­pean Univer­sity Alliance.

You may strengthen your personal qual­i­ties and know-how by elec­tive studies based on your personal inter­ests. Elec­tive studies can be any studies offered by Karelia, other Euro­pean univer­si­ties, or you may advance your career by complet­ing certi­fi­ca­tions offered by inter­na­tional ICT compa­nies, for example, AWS Certi­fi­ca­tions via Amazon Web Services training.

Career oppor­tu­ni­ties

ICT engi­neers are employed in a wide range of jobs in a variety of indus­tries, from large global orga­ni­za­tions to small and medium-sized enterprises. 

  • IT/ICT engi­neer
  • IoT engi­neer or developer
  • Soft­ware engi­neer or developer
  • Appli­ca­tion developer
  • Program­mer
  • UX designer
  • Ui designer
  • Systems archi­tect
  • RPA expert
  • AI devel­oper
  • Web program­mer
  • Entre­pre­neur

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