Why study with us?
Looking for new career prospects? Interested to broaden your knowledge in Information Technology? Need new skills to deal with upcoming challenges?
Our aim is to educate you to work in advanced specialist tasks in the field of ICT, focusing on two fields: networking and services and health technology. The studies enable you to follow the professional development of the field, both from the applied research and practical viewpoints.
The program is targeted for professionals in working life wishing to become a Master in Information Technology. Studies are designed and implemented in such a way that students in full-time employment can participate. Prerequisite for participation is a bachelor level degree in engineering and at least three years of working life experience is required.
Our intercultural program is conducted in English to allow improvement of your communication skills. Your Master's degree will directly refer to your real life project and address both your company's and your personal interest. The teaching is aimed at professionals both with an industry and a public sector background.
Program content (preliminary)
The degree consists of Professional Studies (30 ECTS credits) and Master’s thesis project (30 ECTS credits). Studies consist of lectures, laboratory work, workshops, assignments, and projects as well as independent studying. The professional studies are offered at the Bulevardi campus.
In the first study year, you will undertake a course in research methods and attend a seminar on Trends in ICT, and complete 20 ECTS from our course offerings for professional studies. You can broaden your studies by completing one course outside the advanced professional courses offering or by doing a research or innovation project on an agreed topic.
The methodological studies provide you the required knowledge to prepare and facilitate a high quality Master’s Thesis. The lectures on Trends in ICT -course are given by professionals from highly esteemed companies in the field of ICT and health technology and will provide you with a good understanding of the current status of the business and the challenges the industry is facing. Course includes a 3 or 4 day excursion to Medica 2017 trade affair that is the largest trade affair in the medical field. The excursion is held in November 2017. Students can apply for 200 euros sponsorship from Metropolia. Excursion can be replaced with individual assignment related to course content.
The advanced professional courses are divided into two major options:networking and services and health technology.
Networking and services
The networking and services option gives a broad and up-to-date knowledge on this fast developing field of networked applications. Cloud Computing gives an insight into existing and emerging technologies and tools for utilizing and creating cloud-based services and applications. The Big Data course provides understanding of the capabilities of big data in ICT business. The Internet of Things (IoT) course extends this knowledge into internetworking of devices to collect and exchange data to form “the infrastructure of the information society”. In this major option the participants will also get knowledge of methods and tools used for assuring good software quality.
Health technology is the fastest growing field of technology in Finland. The Health Technology option is tailored for professionals working in business, industry and public sector, who want to deepen their knowledge, skills and competences in health technology to capture new career opportunities of the future. Studies enable novel career prospects for professionals with previous degree for example from ICT, automation, electronics or electrical engineering.
The Health technology option is focused on medical device R&D. Option gives knowledge of health technology business environment and tools for management and business development purposes, and knowledge and tools for user oriented medical device R&D and usability testing. Option provides knowledge and tools for understanding clinical parameters, measurements, devices and environments, and understanding of special characteristics of medical device development. Health technology option includes a hands-on development approach, directly applicable and tightly integrated to each participant’s work tasks.
The second study year (autumn) is reserved for the Master´s Thesis. The study is usually completed in cooperation with your employer.