Full-time studies

  • study places 25
  • location Mikkeli
  • duration of studies 4 years
  • next application period 9.-24.1.2018

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 also focus more on programming, and then you can get modern programming skills by your selections for example game programming.

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.

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. 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. You may also include more programming in your curriculum. 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.

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. Or you may start your work carrier. 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.

 

Career positions:

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

Study Guide

Study contents

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Studyinfo

Admission and entrance exams

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Student story

Mikhail Timofeev

Xamk offers the possibility to take courses not directly related to your specialisation or degree programme. "I have chosen to do several courses and one of them is game programming."

He also participated in a hackathon organised by NASA. "We did the most amazing app. You can’t even imagine. In the app you choose between random pictures of clouds that are taken from space."

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Further information on studies

Reijo Vuohelainen
puh. 050 312 4952
reijo.vuohelainen@xamk.fi

 

Further information on applying

Admission office
admissions@xamk.fi
tel +358 44 702 8891 or +358 40 585 6610

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