Full-time studies

  • study places 25
  • location Mikkeli, Finland
  • duration of studies 4 years
  • next application periods: 9.-23.1.2019, 20.3.-3.4.2019
  • tuition fee: for non-EU/EEA citizens 6000 euros,
    scholarship scheme and further information www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees

Two application periods

Application period 1: 9.-23.1.2019

  • Entrance examinations outside Finland through FINNIPS network.

Application period 2: 20.3.-3.4.2019

  • Entrance examinations in Finland.

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In IT-programme you will focus on networking

Are you interested in the development of the next generation internet systems and services? Would you like to build a career in the dynamic area of information and communication technologies?

In Information technology (IT) programme you will focus on networking. How the networks function and are managed. You will learn to build data secure, Internet connected wired or wireless local area networks. You can maintain and upgrade server systems.

At the last part of your studies all these are collected together and you will learn to build IoT (Internet of Things) -systems and you will understand their meaning and possibilities in global business.

You can also make programs with which you can verify that the systems are functioning correctly. You may include more programming skills into your curriculum. Personal skills development courses are guided and timed selfstudy.

This degree programme is taught in English. Most of the teachers are Finnish so you may communicate also in Finnish with staff and teachers.

Find out about the study possibilities for incoming exchange and double degree students here.

Facts about Finland

Finland is a republic and member of the European Union (EU)
Population: 5.5 million
Official languages: Finnish and Swedish
Currency: Euro
Most Finns, especially younger ones, speak English
Clean, safe and healthy environment

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Structure of studies

Network technology competence is the main competence. You will get the skills to design, build and maintain small and medium size business reliable network systems and IoT-systems. These systems contain:

  • different kind wired or wireless networks
  • networking and data transfer technics
  • setting up and maintaining servers.

To verify the functioning of the system, you need programming skills. At your final year you specialize into some advanced topics by your own interest. To reach these goals you study also some physics, electronics and mathematics with project management knowledge and skills.

There are lectures but also a lot of practical experiments in your studies. After some progress in your studies you can also take part in research projects in Xamk and other projects from working life. Your Bachelor’s thesis is as best one of these projects from some company.

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

The new BYOD policy demands students bring their own devices, i.e. laptops, to campus. Read more.

BRIDGE: from Bachelor to Master

BRIDGE project is a new unique way of collaboration between South-Eastern University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in terms of building a new education path for the students.

Through BRIGDE you can first earn a Bachelor’s degree from Xamk and then continue to LUT to earn a Master’s degree. In 2016 – 2017 BRIGDE will involve the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Information Technology and Environmental Engineering (Xamk). The students of these degree programmes will have a chance to meet LUT lecturers at the latter stage and will have an access to the LUT Summer School courses, which will help them to fulfil the admission requirements to LUT. Read more.

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Description of profession

The future Internet is open for all kinds of new inventions. With this high quality education you have all the steps needed to make your own inventions. Many IT-students have found a job from some traditional industry as a server administrator or network specialist.

Our graduates are highly valued and respected by employers.

After graduation you will be able to work as technical experts in different fields of the ICT sector.

You are also possessed versatile practical knowledge of information and network technologies, good communication and cooperation skills as well as skills to improve your own professional expertise independently.

Observis Trainee program

As an IT-student at Xamk you have the opportunty to take part in Observis Trainee program and receive work life based assignments, trainee positions and topics for your thesis. This path can also lead you to a more permanent position with Observis. Find out more.

Career positions:

  • software specialist
  • server administrator
  • network specialist
  • information system designer
  • IoT designer
  • project manager

IT and data processing facilities

Building computer networks

During my studies at Xamk I am learning things I can easily see myself using in my future professional life. Most of the courses combine theory with lots of labs and practical assignments, and you learn to put your knowledge to use.

Xamk also  attracted my attention by its emphasis on hands-on experience with hardware and building computer networks

Bogdan Moroz, student of Information technology degree programme

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Study Guide

Study contents

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Admission and entrance exams

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Mikkeli campus

Welcome to Mikkeli Campus

Further information on studies

Reijo Vuohelainen
Tel. +358 50 312 4952


Further information on applying

Admission office
tel +358 44 702 8752 or +358 50 312 5031

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