The Bachelor’s degree program in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to manage, operate and protect applications and computer systems. In addition, the program offers you diverse opportunities as a future ICT professional. In the studies, you will achieve programming, data protection and security expertise needed in the ICT area.

Today’s society is highly depending on information and communication technology. Computers, smartphones and networks are used by everyone and everywhere. That’s why we need professionals to protect our systems from cyber security threats.

Studying at Turku University of Applied Sciences offers multiple real-life research and development projects for you. Therefore, you will participate in a lot of teamwork, laboratory work, and project work. Moreover, TUAS cooperates with many local companies.

  • Objectives

    In the Cyber Security program, you can study subjects such as programming, information systems, cybersecurity operations, and data networks. In addition, you will be familiar with technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G.

    As an ICT engineering graduate you will have a wide and practically-oriented fundamental knowledge and skills. The studies will strengthen your capabilities to promote life-long learning, language and communication skills, and prepare you for working in an international environment.

  • Structure

    The curriculum consists of basic, professional and optional studies as well as practical training and a Bachelor’s thesis project.

    Basic studies contain Basics of ICT, language and communication courses, and coaching in study skills.

    General professional studies focus mainly on topics such as mathematics, physics and advanced communication skills.

    Mandatory professional studies include also Programming, Basics of Cyber Security and Information Systems.

    The advanced professional studies and optional studies take place during the third and fourth year including topics such as IoT, Cyber Security Operations and Cyber Security for Networked Systems.

    The program has strong connections to the IoT industry in Salo, and provides unique opportunities for students to network and interact with industry contacts during their studies.

    1. year
    • Computer Sciences (15 ects)
    • General professional studies (30 ects)
    • Information systems (15 ects)
    2. year
    • Programming (15 ects)
    • General professional studies (30 ects)
    • Cyber Security (15 ects)
    3. year
    • Internet of Things (15 ects)
    • International Business Management (15 ects)
    • Cyber Security Operations (15 ects)
    • Digital International Business (15 ects)
    4. year
    • Cyber Security for Networked Systems (15 ects)
    • Optional professional studies (15 ects)
    • Practical Training (15 ects)
    • Bachelor Thesis (15 ects)

  • Career opportunities

    The combination of computer, electrical and software engineering, computer science, and communication technology is important for all businesses.

    After graduation, you can work in a large variety of industries – from automotive and medical technology, to traditional ICT companies.

    As an ICT Engineer, specializing in:

    • Data Networks and Cybersecurity: you can work as network and system specialists in various IT service- or network service providers and data center industries
    • Embedded Electronics and IoT: you can work with product development tasks for various companies
    • Game Development: you can develop game applications using state-of-the-art platforms, as well as work as game technology experts.

    Finland with its fast development and advanced technologies has a great demand for IT talents. Graduating students can therefore choose from a wide range of options, including internationally known companies like Nokia and Kone, to a huge game developer like Rovio (Angry Birds).

Quick facts

Semester starts:
August

Degree info:
Bachelor of Engineering
4 academic years / 240 ECTS
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee: 11 000€ / academic year

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