Computer Applications

University:Häme University of Applied Sciences - Campus Hämeenlinna
Location Hämeenlinna, Somija
Visamäentie 35 A, 13100 Hämeenlinna
Duration: years ( semesters)
Study start (Application deadline)
Tuition fee (EU/EEA/CH):0 EUR
Tuition fee (Non-EU):4 850 EUR (per semester)


As digital technology takes over all areas of our life, new programmers are needed in inventing and creating the applications. Programming requires logical thinking, understanding users and patience. Creating large applications is always teamwork. In Computer Applications, we will use different environments from web pages and systems to mobile apps and games. Artificial Intelligence is a popular way to process different kinds of data from business data to Big Data. For large data sets, cloud services are often used. Server operating systems are a part of the studies that provide you with skills you can apply to many different programming jobs all over the world.

About programme

HAMK offers an extensive Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in the field of ICT – working on practical technology with a touch of contemporary business.

The scope of the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Applications, is 210 credits, and it is completed in 3.5 years.

3.5 year degree programme

The core competence studies in Computer applications cover a wide range of topics in programming. You will learn programming languages and techniques most commonly used today. Studies include also e.g. user interface design, operating systems, web development, databases, cloud operations, software robotics and business. After this, you will select studies according to your own interests and focus e.g. on augmented reality, artificial intelligence or big data. It will also be possible to select profiling studies from other degree programmes.

There is broad demand for IT experts

By completing the Computer Applications degree programme, you become a professional programmer fit to work in the modern business world and ready for the modern ICT challenges. As part of your studies you will work in connection to real life workplaces and companies, which also offers you great possibilities in terms of building a career within IT. By the time of graduation, you will have wide practical skills to apply to many different programming jobs all over the world.

Study Style

Learning by doing

Studying is practical and related to the skills needed in modern working life. We apply skill-based assignments and projects in almost all of our classroom work. In some parts of the studies we will also learn by carrying out project assignments coming from companies and our research units.

Technology is highly involved in all of our studies. For a computer applications student having your own laptop is essential (BYOD) as contact lessons focus on practical work and guidance. Module assignments, materials and timetables are provided online. Many applications, programs and environments used in the studies are provided through virtual environments.

Our campus environment in Hämeenlinna University Centre is modern, safe and cozy which makes studying here enjoyable.

Career opportunities

As you graduate from the Degree Programme in Computer Applications, you have studied many topics widely requested in IT industry. Your title could be for example:  Software Developer/Engineer, Application Designer/Developer, Digital Business Analyst, Systems Developer, Programmer, Web Developer, Application Developer, Game Programmer, User Interface Designer, Project Manager, IT Specialist, Entrepreneur, AR/VR Developer, Data Analyst, AI Programmer.

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