Bachelor of Engineering | Information Technology | blended learning (Pietarsaari)

4 years
Application deadline: Joint Application January
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Bachelor of Engineering | Information Technology | blended learning (Pietarsaari)

This Bachelor’s degree programme in Information Technology is aimed at you who want to become a versatile IT expert and have plenty of interesting work opportunities in the future. Centria’s education gives you the readiness to work in different software tasks and positions. Your future occupational title could be, for example, a software developer or software engineer.

The Information Technology programme provides you with extensive knowledge of software engineering and communications. The studies will start from the basics, so previous knowledge or experience from the IT sector is not required. During your studies, you will gain more expertise in programming, software design and communications. You will learn how to use different IT-related hardware. For example, you will get to know the same hardware and software that companies use in real life, such as Raspberry and Arduino, Microsoft Visual Studio, Jira and Git. In addition to theoretical studies, you do practical assignments and participate in different projects. For example, you will spend your 3rd and 4th year studying in Centria’s software factory, where you can practice previously learned subjects in practice by participating in RDI projects or other customer projects. The work is often done in teams in the IT field, so you will also learn teamwork and project working skills during your studies. You can specialise in either software factory or cloud systems and networking. You can choose your specialisation during the second study year.

The degree programme in Information Technology in Pietarsaari is conducted in English as blended learning. Blended learning includes less contact teaching than daytime studies. Online contact teaching is organised in the evenings between 4 pm – 8 pm. Studies include intensive contact teaching periods on campus. On-campus periods are organised usually once per month, and the periods last 1–2 days. Students can do independent assignments and group work on campus.

Career possibilities

The world needs more skilled IT experts, and therefore our students have excellent work opportunities ahead of themselves. The degree programme in Information Technology gives the freshly graduate IT engineer the readiness to work in versatile positions in different companies in Finland and abroad. 

IT Engineers have a wide range of working possibilities. The most used occupational titles are 

  • Software designer 
  • Software engineer 
  • R&D Engineer 
  • IT Manager 
  • Security expert 
  • Network Systems Administrator 
  • Network specialist or  
  • CEO of your start-up company. 

Admission and requirements

In order to apply to a degree programme, please fill out the online application form which is available on Application period is in January.

Degree / diploma

Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Insinööri (AMK)



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