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Bachelor’s Degree, Full-time studies

Information and Communications Technology (International), S21, Data Networks and Cybersecurity

Autumn 2021

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Year of study 1 2 3 4
Search for study unit: ECTS 1 2 3 4 1A 1S 2A 2S 3A 3S 4A 4S 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
CORE COMPETENCE 210                                                                
Working Life Skills for Engineers 1
Project Hatchery 5
Introduction to Programming 5
English Professional Skills, B2 5
Engineering Tools 1
Engineering Precalculus 5
Measurements in Physics 5
Finnish 1 5
Working Life Skills for Engineers 2
Product Development 7
Engineering Physics 5
Introduction to Competence Tracks 3
Engineering Tools 2
Calculus 5
Introduction to Electronics and Transmission 5
Internet Networks and Security 5
Engineering Tools 3
Topics in Applied Mathematics 5  
Application Programming 5  
Basic Academic Writing 5  
DNC introduction
Introduction to Networks 5  
Linux and Virtualization 5  
Programming for networks and information security 5  
Networking Theory and Skills
Network Security 5  
Routing, Switching and Wireless Essentials 5  
Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation 5  
Cybersecurity for Business and Industry
Information Security Risk Management 5    
Operational Security 5    
Wireless Communications Systems 5    
Cybersecurity for Networked Systems
Information Security Testing and Assessment 5    
Cybersecurity Situational Awareness 5    
Advanced Information Security Risk Management 5    
Project Skills and Entrepreneurship
Innovation Project 10    
Statistics and Probability 5    
R&D Project Implementation
R&D Project 10      
Cybersecurity for Industrial Networks 5      
Practical training
Basic Practice 10
Field-Specific Practice 10  
Professional Practice 10    
Bachelor thesis
Thesis 15      
COMPLEMENTARY COMPETENCE 30                                                                
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Introduction to Engineering Mathematics 2
Finnish 2 5  
Swedish Business Communication, B1
Swedish for Working Life, Written Communication (replacing compulsory Swedish) 2  
Swedish for Working Life, Oral Communication (replacing compulsory Swedish) 1  
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 72 63 55 30 32 40 30 33 20 35 17.5 12.5 16 16 13.7 13.7 13.7 16.5 16.5 12 12 12 10.5 10.5 12.4 12.4 12.4 9.8 9.8 4.8 4.8 4.8

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Data Networks and Cybersecurity

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Programme description

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) deals with technologies, methods and tools such as software applications, data networks and cybersecurity, games and hi-tech electronic devices and systems. This programme offers you versatile opportunities as a future ICT professional. The extent of the Bachelor of Engineering degree programme is 240 ECTS credits and the planned duration of the studies is four years. The degree is placed on level 6 in the Finnish national qualifications framework.

An ICT engineering graduate has wide and practically-oriented fundamental knowledge and skills. After graduation, you are able to follow and contribute to the development of your field. Your studies will strengthen your capabilities to promote life-long learning, your language and communication skills, and prepare you for working in international environment. Typical entry-level positions of ICT engineering graduates include Game Developer, Hardware Engineer, Project Engineer, Software Designer, and System Administrator.

Competence objectives

Basic Studies contain fundamentals of Science and ICT, language and communication courses, and coaching in study skills. Basic studies take place during the first and the second study year, and they guide you into the topics of your future professional field. The main goal is to build solid fundamental knowledge and skills required in the professional studies.

Professional Studies focus mainly on more advanced topics in our ICT competence tracks and their applications, as well as business and entrepreneurship topics. Most of the advanced professional studies take place during the third and fourth year.

Competence tracks

Data Networks and Cybersecurity studies focus on securing the ICT infrastructure. Cybersecurity topics are covered widely including both risk management and technical cybersecurity. The students will also encounter topics such as designing, operating and managing various wired and wireless network configurations. Graduates will find employment, for example, as cybersecurity specialists, in ICT companies and ICT functions in various industries.

Embedded Electronics and IoT focuses on design and implementation of network connected microcontroller systems such as fitness devices, mobile phones, robots, and future vehicles. The studies include both hardware and software design in wired and wireless environment. Graduated students are typically employed in product development tasks in industry.

An engineer specialized in Game Development has the ability to create technology and art interfaces ranging from playful user interface design and gamification to high-end entertainment games. The graduates are able to develop game applications using state-of-the-art platforms, and to efficiently work as members of a game production team or other teams that employ game technology expertise in their product portfolio.
Software Engineering and Project Management?studies concentrate on mobile and web development as well as on project management and the software industry. Majority of the studies consists of project work in the learning environment called theFIRMA or in local software companies. In addition to technical knowledge, the studies also cover project productization and project management aspects. After graduation, possible work titles can be software engineer and project manager. Some graduates run their own business.

Pedagogic approaches

The degree programme is implemented following TUAS Innovation Pedagogy principles and methods of active learning. The learning process is supported by lectures, laboratory exercises, virtual courses, seminar presentations, and project work. In group work you get to train your team work and communication skills. We incorporate our students in hands-on projects from the beginning.

The studies typically contain several real-life research and development projects that are implemented together with local companies. It is possible to include studies from other degree programmes and universities in your professional studies. Summer semester gives you an opportunity to study in the summer and even speed up your studies.

As a part of your studies, you can work in real life projects in the FIRMA, our project learning environment. You can start working there at any point of your studies.

Many ICT engineers work at some point either as an independent entrepreneur or as a responsible manager or expert. To develop your entrepreneurial skills, you can carry out study projects, internships or thesis project for your own company.


Assessment is continuous and different assessment methods are used depending on the learning objectives of each course or assignment. The assessment can be done based on a specific outcome (e.g. a report or a seminar presentation), a process (e.g. one’s activity and performance during the course) or both. The student gets regular feedback from the teachers and tutors. In addition, peer and self-assessment, as well as stakeholder evaluation can be used when appropriate. Most of the courses are assessed using the scale 0 – 5, in which the grade one (1) represents the lowest accepted and the grade five (5) the best grade.