Full-time, daytime studies

Degree Programme in Information Technology
Bachelor of Engineering, 240 ECTS

Bachelor of Engineering

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Name of the Degree Programme

Degree Programme in Information Technology


Qualification awarded

Bachelor of Engineering

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a higher education degree which is a first cycle Bachelor-level degree in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the eight-level classification of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and National Qualifications Framework (NQF), the degree represents level 6.

Specific admission requirements

Eligibility for studies at a university of applied sciences is stipulated in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014.
The selection criteria are specified in the data of the Degree Programme at and

On the websites, application and instructions are in Finnish language for the degree programmes taught in Finnish.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

The head of the degree programme, student counsellor, and when necessary, the teacher of the course in question are responsible for RPL. Their task is to inform students of the recognition and assessment process, to discuss students' Personal Study Plan and to guide students in the demonstration of prior learning.

Project studies and the final thesis are not observed in RPL.

Assessment is course-specific, defined by the teacher in question. Assessment methods are an exam (written or oral), practical work, a laboratory test, a field test or equivalent.

Qualification requirements and regulations (incl. graduation requirements)

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Pedagogical approach and learning environment

A variety of teaching methods are used in the programmes to support students' professional development. Students work in small groups, listen to lectures by experts, work in the laboratory, do assignments, work in projects and obtain practical experience in real work environments.

Profile of the programme

In addition to technical expertise in IT and software development tasks, understanding the customer needs and entrepreneurial working methods play a very important role.

The studies of the degree program combine theoretical studies and project studies into a seamless whole, in which, from the beginning of the studies, students learn in an environment that simulates working life, for example, in the form of a virtual company. Business competence and understanding the customer's needs are present throughout the degree program. This provides the student with excellent capabilities for working at the forefront of IT expert tasks or, if desired, as an entrepreneur.

During the studies, the student receives not only comprehensive software development competence but also strong competence in industrial Internet applications and data communications. In advanced studies, students can also familiarize themselves with server technologies, electronics, embedded systems, game programming and online business. There are several alternative modules for advanced studies.

Occupational profiles

Engineers in information technology work in key positions in the technology industry and information technology software and service enterprises. Typical job titles for IT engineers include software developer, electronics developer and network specialist. Many IT engineers also work in sales and customer service.


Internationalization is reflected in the degree program in many ways. Lectures can be either in Finnish or in English, depending on whether the lectures involve foreign students or whether the lecturer comes from an international partnership network. This improves students' language skills, which encourages them to go abroad for exchange studies.

Access to further studies

After two years of work experience, the student will be eligible for further studies for a Master’s Degree in the field in question.

Structure of the studies

In accordance with the Universities of Applied Sciences Act, the studies of a Degree Programme consist of basic studies, professional studies, practical training promoting professional skills, free elective studies, and a final project/thesis. The extent of the studies is 60 credits a year. Training is 30 ECTS and thesis is 15 ECTS.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Graduation requirements

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and instructions for graduates at Intra.

Mode of study

Young students study full-time in this programme.

Head of degree programme

Jorma Mettälä, 040 830 7481, jorma.mettala(at)

Student counsellor

Jorma Mettälä, 040 830 7481, jorma.mettala(at)

Coordination of international mobility

Ms Tiina Välimäki, +358 40-830 4127, tiina.valimaki(at) student mobilities to Europe
Ms Maria Loukola, +358 40-830 2240, maria.loukola(at) and outgoing mobilities outside Europe
Ms Tiina Ojanperä, +358 40 6807100, tiina.ojanpera(a) Incoming student mobilities from Europe

Student services

Tel. +358 20 124 5055,

Field of study

Information and Communication Technologies
The classification of the educational field is based on the international ISCED classification used by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Learning outcomes

The competence objectives of the Degree Program in Mechanical Engineering are defined in detail in the description of the content of the degree program and in the competence description specific to the degree program.

Generic and subject specifc competences

Competencies are extensive knowledge entities, or combinations of the individual’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes. They describe qualifications, performance potential, and the ability to cope with professional duties.

Common/general competencies are fields of know-how common to different Degree Programmes, but their special characteristics and importance may vary between professions and work assignments. General competencies form the basis for professional activities, cooperation, and the development of expertise. According to Arene’s (Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences) recommendations, general competencies include learning skills, ethical competence, cooperation skills, innovation skills, and internationalization skills. In addition to the above-mentioned competencies, entrepreneurial skills and quality management skills are emphasized in the degree studies of SeAMK as competencies common to all.

Degree programme-specific competencies form the basis for the development of the student’s professional expertise.

Work-based learning and work placements

Training is 30 ECTS.

Coordination of Practical Training

In the practical training period named persons will be responsible for the quiding of students. The head of degree progran has main responsibility