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Information Technology

The IT field offers countless opportunities to young creative people, who master the foundations and technologies used to build new applications and systems.

Software and communication methods are changing the way individuals and organisations do their daily activities. In all areas of life, there is space for innovations that help people to do things in a better way by using IT technologies - our world can become more user-friendly, more economical, and more productive and less energy dependent.

The degree programme in Information Technology provides you with an extensive knowledge of software engineering and communications. You acquire the skills required in building new applications and systems that respond to customer needs. In addition to regular courses, we offer students real world projects where they can challenge themselves.

Admission requirements

The following education gives you eligibility in Centria's direct application:

  • International Baccalaureate completed outside Finland
  • Reifeprüfung completed outside Finland
  • European baccalaureate completed outside Finland
  • Foreign education that gives eligibility to apply to higher education in the country in question

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Program content

IT Engineering studies consist of basic studies and professional studies in software and communications fields. You need to both to both real-world problems with software and IT systems.

The engineers’ work is very practically oriented. All professional studies contain a lot of learning by doing. For advanced students, we offer an opportunity to take part in our R & D projects during their studies.

Our main specialisations are software engineering and communication technologies. These are the fastest growing areas of IT. You get skills to build applications using different programming languages and platforms. You also learn how to use existing services to develop solutions to meet customer needs or even invent your new services by combining existing ones.


Bachelor of Engineering

Continuing studies

Software designer, Web designer, R&D Engineer, IT Manager, Security expert, Network Systems Administrator, Network specialist, CEO of your start-up company

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Centria University of Applied Sciences

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Centria University of Applied Sciences is located in western Finland, in northern Europe. Centria UAS is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and international higher education institution, which offers students and staff an environment that is innovative, caring and multicultural. A strong focus...

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Centria University of Applied Sciences

Talonpojankatu 2
67100 Kokkola

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