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Degree Programme in Business Information Technology 16S


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Basic Studies
Communication and Languages
(Select 15 ECTS)
English language 3
Basics of Finnish 1 3
Basics of Finnish 2 4
Finnish for Foreigners 1 5
Professional Communication (Finnish) 3
Information Literacy 1
Swedish: Written Communication 1.5
Swedish: Oral Communication 1.5
Organisational communication and cultural competence 5
Knowing ICT
(Select 45 ECTS)
Web Production
(Select 15 ECTS)
Image Editing 3
Network Services 3                                                                
Project Work 4
Web Publishing 3
Web Technologies 5
ICT Systems
Computer Networks and Security 4
Introduction to Programming 4
Operating Systems and Hardware 3
Green ICT Systems Project 4
Green ICT Applications Project 4  
ICT English 3  
Data Storages 4  
Object Oriented Programming 4  
Entrepreneurship and Business Environment
Understanding Business
Company´s Business and Personnel 3
Logistics 3
Financial Management 3
Marketing and Sales 3
Customer Communication and Negotiation Skills 3
Digitality in Service Business
Service Business 5  
Digital Services 5  
Designing Digital Services 5  
Entrepreneurship and Development
Methods for Working Life Development 5  
Entrepreneurship 5      
ICT Professional´s Research Methods 5    
Practical Training
Practical Training 10    
Practical Training 2 10    
Practical Training 3 10    
Thesis planning 5      
Thesis research and writing 5      
Thesis publication 5      
Professional Studies
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Agile Web Application Development
Agile Software Development Methods 5    
Agile Web Application Development Project 5    
Web Application Development 5    
Information Systems Design and Management
Communication Models in ICT Services 5  
Management and Acquisition of Information Systems 5  
Information Systems Analysis and Design 5  
eBusiness Solutions
eBusiness 5    
Practical eBusiness Development 5    
eCommerce 5    
ICT liiketoiminnassa ja kouluttajataidot
Training skills 5  
Enhanced use of office applications 5  
Website design and a content management system 5  
IT Project
Project Communication and Reporting 5    
Practices in IT Project 5    
Real Life IT Project 5    
ICT hyvinvointialalla
Service processes in the public sector 5    
Health care service systems 5    
The possibilities of well-being technologies 5    
Elective Studies
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ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

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

The international dimension of studies

International competence is an integral part of professional expertise. International experience is highly valued in the job market; special emphasis is given to the ability to interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, language skills, and the ability to work in a multicultural environment. The development of students' international competence is supported in many different ways.

Main forms of international activity include international student exchange and work placement periods organised through various programmes, intensive courses, foreign-language courses, incoming exchange students and teachers, and participation in networks, seminars and international projects in the chosen field of study. Lahti University of Applied Sciences has excellent international contacts, and students are encouraged to complete part of their studies abroad through student exchange programmes. Studies completed in another country are accredited towards the degree in accordance with the ECTS principles.

A study and learning guidance model has been formulated under FUAS cooperation for international students.

Quality assessment and development of curricula

Curriculum delivery is monitored in conjunction with the pedagogical strategy and the LUAS strategy. The LUAS strategy defines the key objectives and indicators of educational and competence development. These include feedback on courses, feedback on programmes, self-assessments of curricula and faculties/units, and pedagogical reviews of individual fields of study as part of the annual planning process.

At the LUAS level, assessment and development forums are organised annually on key strategic themes. Feedback is collected from graduates through follow-up monitoring, which includes employment status one year after graduation and career monitoring five years from graduation.

Degree Programme in Business Information Technology 210 ECTS

Programme aims and intended learning outcomes

The Degree Programme in Business Information Technology is aimed at preparing students for future expert roles in workplace settings which involve the use of digital services for business support and development. The programme is designed to equip students with skills and knowledge in IT systems, ICT infrastructure, ICT projects and business competencies, and specialised skills in the student's chosen area of ICT specialisation. On successful completion of the programme, graduates are able to analyse the needs and opportunities of a business and develop ICT solutions taking into account environmental aspects. Practical competencies include ICT support for end users, building new applications, the description of service processes, agile delivery of projects, the construction of user-centred online stores, designing ICT solutions which produce added value for the business, the appraisal of the suitability of off-the-shelf ICT solutions for different tasks, and the management of their deployment