Karelia UAS is offering a newly designed bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication Technology that enables students to focus on either intelligent automation or software engineering.  The program is designed in collaboration with a broad network of Finnish ICT companies. That collaboration enables students to develop their expertise required in the future job market.

Throughout the four-year program, you will develop your ICT skills using modern learning environments and networking with ICT professionals.

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Degree info

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • 4 academic years / 240 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 10,000 € / academic year
  • Campus: Joensuu

Edunation application period

Pathway to Finland program
• Online studies: 31.07.2024
• Study hub in Finland: 20.05.2024

The first-year focuses on developing your fundamental ICT knowledge. Over the following years, you deepen your ICT expertise in intelligent automation or software engineering. For example, you may develop your knowhow  in machine learning, artificial intelligence, software robotics, big data and data analytics, the Internet of Things, as well as in Lean thinking.

In addition to the common and complementary ICT studies, you may extend your skills based on personal qualities and ambition by following optional courses offered by Karelia or European partner universities. You also may advance your career by completing certifications offered by international ICT companies, for example, AWS Certifications via Amazon Web Services training.

The scope of studies in Information and Communication Technology is 240 credits. The studies include 210 credits of core studies and 30 credits of complementary studies.

As a graduate from this program, you may work as a

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

Our Edunation’s Pathway to Finland program offers guaranteed access to Karelia’s bachelor’s programs, and you can get accepted within 2 days.

The admission requirements are:

  • High school diploma / Higher Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records
  • Proof of English language: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
  • Copy of passport ID page

Students are pre-screened on a first-come, first-served basis.

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can be found on the university page.


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