Computer Applications - Häme University of applied sciences
Computer Applications
Häme University of applied sciences
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Computer Applications, Bachelor of Business Administration

Degree Programme

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

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.


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WHAT WILL YOU BECOME?

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.


APPLICATION PERIOD

  • DIRECT APPLICATION TO HAMK AUTUMN 2019
  • Number of study places not restricted
  • Application period begins 1.10.2019
  • Application period ends 17.11.2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 2.12.2019
  • Information on admissions 20.12.2019 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 10.7.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2020
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • JOINT APPLICATION TO HIGHER EDUCATION SPRING 2020
  • Number of study places 25
  • Application period begins 8.1.2020
  • Application period ends 22.1.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations to be announced
  • Information on admissions 5.6.2020 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 10.7.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin In August 2020
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BRIEF

DEGREE TITLE
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
DURATION (YEARS)3,5
EXTENT (CREDITS)210
LOCATION FULL-TIME STUDIES
Hämeenlinna
LOCATION PART-TIME STUDIES
LANGUAGEenglish

Curricula of Computer Applications

Computer Applications Degree Content

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. During your studies you will work in connection to real life workplaces and companies, and by the time of graduation you have an extensive network and practical skills to apply to many different programming jobs all over the world.

Learning by doing

Technology is highly involved in all of the studies. Students enjoy our campus environment, which is modern, safe and comfortable.

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.

STUDENT LIFE

ASK ABOUT THE DEGREE PROGRAMME

Head of degree programme
Tapani Honkanen
tapani.honkanen@hamk.fi
+358 400 422 146

ASK ABOUT APPLYING

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Timetable for joint application in spring 2020

8 January 2020Application period begins
22 January 2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Application period ends
29 January 2020Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
End of February 2020Entrance examination invitations will be sent
Beginning of April 2020Entrance examinations
5 June 2020Student selection results are published at the latest
10 July 2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Admitted applicants must confirm their study places

THE CONTENTS BELOW ARE BEING UPDATED FOR THE JOINT APPLICATION IN SPRING 2020 IN OCTOBER 2019!

Eligibility

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme at a university of applied sciences when you have completed:

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the Matriculation Examination
  • International Baccalaureate, German Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • a Finnish upper secondary vocational qualification (120 credit units) or an equivalent previous vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma
  • further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification or an equivalent previous qualification
  • foreign education that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question

Refugee or refugee-like situation

If you are a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and you cannot prove your eligibility through documentary evidence, HAMK can consider whether you can be invited to the entrance exam. You must prove the refugee status by reference to a decision made by competent authority and submit a copy of it to the Admission Services within 7 days after the application period has ended.

Required english language proficiency

Applicants English language skills will be tested in the entrance examinations. No language skills certificates are required.

Application practicalities

  1. Check the eligibility requirements and get familiar with the admission criteria of the study programme to which you are planning to apply.
  2. Find out if you are required to attach documents to your application. You can find this information from the website of the study programme to which you are applying at Studyinfo.fi.
  3. Submit an online application at www.studyinfo.fi.
  4. Get ready for the entrance examinations by reading carefully the material sent to you in the entrance examination invitation.
  5. Participate in the entrance examinations

The student selection results of the joint application to higher education in spring 2019 will be published by 28 June 2019 and admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 8 July 2019 at 3:00 pm Finnish time at the latest.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Bachelor’s degree studies.

The tuition fee must be paid at the time of confirming the study place. The fee must be paid at once and cannot be paid in installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

  • have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees, please attach a copy of one of the above-mentioned documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi. The document must be downloaded to your application within one week after the application period has ended. Check the exact time from the timetable.

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please contact the Admission Services.

EU/EEA students

There will be no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees you need to attach one of the following documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register)

The document must be downloaded to your application within one week after the application period has ended. Check the exact time from the timetable.

Please visit Tuition fees and scholarships -page for more detailed information.

Student selection criteria

Students are selected on the basis of the points awarded for entrance examination.

Entrance examinations

All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance examination. Detailed instructions and information on exact places and dates will be given in the invitation letter. The invitation letters will be sent by e-mail.
The entrance examination will be conducted on 8 April 2019 at HAMK's Visamäki campus.

Content of the entrance examination

The written entrance examination consists of a section measuring logical reasoning and problem solving skills (max 15 p.), a section based on written material (max 15 p.) and a section measuring motivation and aptitude for the field of study as well as English language proficiency (max 10 p.). The written material will be given to the applicants in the beginning of the entrance examination. You must get at least 4 points of the section measuring motivation and aptitide and all together at least 12 points out of 40 to pass the entrance examination.

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

Entrance examinations outside of Finland

HAMK does not organize entrance examinations outside of Finland in the joint application for higher education. If you wish to take the exam in your home country you should apply in the direct application to HAMK.

Special arrangements at entrance examinations

Print and fill in the Application for special arrangements and deliver it with the enclosures to the admission services of each higher education institution you have applied to no later than 30 January 2019.

Should the need for special arrangements emerge after the deadline, please deliver the application to the admission services as soon as possible.

Required enclosures

Please enclose to your application copies of certificates that validate your need for special arrangements (e.g. a statement of dyslexia, a doctor’s certificate or a similar statement on the type of the disability or illness). If you are applying for additional time because of dyslexia, a statement from a speech therapist, qualified special education teacher, psychologist familiar with dyslexia or a specialist (e.g. children’s neurologist, neurologist or phoniatrist) should be enclosed. You should also submit a similar statement, if available, from the Finnish matriculation examination board.

Please note that statements of dyslexia may not, in most cases, be older than five (5) years. Similarly, statements concerning learning disabilities, illness or other disabilities, may not be older than five (5) years. In some cases, if the disability or illness is permanent, older statements can be accepted. Expiration of other statements or certificates will be evaluated separately. Do not send original copies of any statements or certificates. If you are accepted to a study place, be prepared to present the original copies when the studies commence.

Notification on granted special arrangements

The higher education institution responsible for the entrance examination will contact you by e-mail or post well before the exam date to inform you on the practical arrangements. If you are dissatisfied with the granted arrangements, contact the higher education institution in question.

The notification on granted special arrangements only applies to the specified study programme / entrance examination and is valid only on the specified exam date.

Student selection results

The student selection results of the joint application will be published by 28 June 2019 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 8 July 2019 at 3:00 pm (Finnish time) to confirm the study place using the link included in the message or by logging in to My Studyinfo -service with online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID card.

Please notice that once you confirm the study place you cannot anymore accept any other study places leading to a higher education degree in Finland if the studies begin in the same academic term. The one-study-place-per-term-provision applies to higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. For example, if you have already accepted a study place offered to you in some direct application, you cannot then anymore accept a study place from the joint application if the study programme begins in the same academic term.

Timetable for HAMK's direct application in autumn 2019

1 October 2019Application period begins
17 November 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Application period ends
24 November 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Enclosures must be uploaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
2-13 December 2019Entrance examinations and online interviews
20 December 2019Student selection results are published
10 July 2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Admitted applicants must confirm their study places
End of August 2020The admitted students start their studies

 

Eligibility

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme at a university of applied sciences when you have completed:

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the Matriculation Examination
  • International Baccalaureate, German Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • a Finnish upper secondary vocational qualification (120 credit units) or an equivalent previous vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma
  • further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification or an equivalent previous qualification
  • foreign education that provides eligibility to apply for higher education in the country in question.

Refugee or refugee-like situation

If the applicant is a refugee or in refugee-like situation and the qualifications cannot be proven through documentary evidence, the UAS can consider whether the applicant can be invited to the entrance exam even if the UAS does not use discretionary admission. The applicant must prove the refugee status by reference to a decision made by competent authority.

Required English language proficiency

Applicants English language skills will be tested in the entrance examinations/interviews and in the SAT-tests. No language skills certificates are required.

Application practicalities

  • Check the eligibility requirements
  • Get familiar with the admission criteria
  • Find out if you are required to upload documents to your application
  • Submit an online application at www.studyinfo.fi and upload the required documents to your application
  • Keep an eye on your e-mail in case you are required to provide additional documents or further information about your educational background

You will be informed about the student selection results by 20 December 2019 at the latest. If you are offered a study place you must confirm it by 10 July 2020 3:00 pm Finnish time.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Bachelor’s degree studies. 

The tuition fee must be paid at the time of confirming the study place. The fee must be paid at once and cannot be paid in installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

  • have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees, please attach a copy of one of the above-mentioned documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi. The document must be downloaded to your application within 7 days after submitting the online application.

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please contact the Admission Services.

EU/EEA students

There will be no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees you need to attach one of the following documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register)

The document must be downloaded to your application within 7 days after submitting the online application.

Please visit Tuition fees and scholarships -page for more detailed information.

Admission criteria

Students are selected using two selection methods:

  • admission on the basis of SAT-test results
  • admission on the basis of the points awarded for entrance examination
  • admission on the basis of school performance (applicants with Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate/Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học)

Applicants can choose whether they take the SAT-test or participate in the entrance examination.

 

Entrance examinations

The entrance examination is organised online on 2 December 2019 and participating in the exam does not require travelling. Applicants that pass the written entrance examination will be invited to an online interview on 9 December 2019. The invitations will be sent by e-mail. 

Participating in the entrance examinations is not necessary for applicants with required-level SAT-test results.

Content of the entrance examination

The written entrance examination consists of a section measuring logical reasoning and problem solving skills (max 15 p.) and a section based on written material (max 15 p.). The material will be given to the applicants in the beginning of the entrance examination. Applicants must get at least 5 points from both sections to pass the written part of the exam.

Applicants that pass the written entrance examination will be invited to online interviews. You must get at least 4 points out of 10 to pass the interview.

Pre-reading materials

There is no pre-reading material.

SAT test

The SAT Test, organised by the College Board, is given all over the world on simultaneous test dates. For further information on the test, visit the College Board website.

HAMK uses SAT-test results as a student selection method in Degree Programme in Bioeconomy Engineering, Degree Programme in Construction Engineering, Degree Programme in Electrical and Automation Engineering, Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology as well as in Degree Programme in Computer Applications.

SAT-test is an alternative for taking an entrance examination. An applicant applying to the above-mentioned degree programmes can participate to the student selection either by taking the SAT test or by participating in the entrance examinations.

Please notice: SAT-test is not used as a student selection method in the Degree Programme in International Business or in Degree Programme in Smart and Sustainable Design.

What kind of test is SAT?

SAT consists of

  • Reading test
  • Writing and Language test
  • Math test
  • Essay

Read more about the test at the College Board website.

What kind of SAT test score does HAMK require?

HAMK requires you to take the SAT test which includes Reading test, Writing and Language test and Math test. Essay is not required. Please note that SAT Subject Tests are not accepted. Only new SAT scores taken after 1 March 2016 are accepted.

HAMK requires a minimum score of 500 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 500 from Mathematics.

When does HAMK need my SAT result?

The sooner you submit your SAT scores the sooner you can be offered a study place. The last date to submit your scores to HAMK is 15 December 2019. Check registration deadlines on the SAT website; the registration closes approximately one month before the test dates.

How does HAMK get my SAT result?

It is possible to request the test score report to be sent to HAMK. Thus, you should fill in the school code 6894 in the SAT application form.

When, where and how can I take SAT?

Dates for the international tests can be found here and test locations can be found on the Test centers page.

There are specific requirements for international applicants from certain countries. Please check here if there are any that would concern you.

How can I register to SAT?

To learn about registration, take a look at registration instructions.

How much does SAT cost?

Read more about the test fees here.

Admission on the basis of school performance

Please notice: this student selection method concerns only applicants with Vietnamese High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học)

Applicants that have completed (or complete during the academic year 2019-2020) high school in Vietnam can be admitted on the basis of their school performance and an online interview. To be invited to the interview applicants are required to have the following grades on their 12th grade transcript of records:

  • GPA 8.0 or higher
  • English 8.0 or higher
  • Mathematics 8.0 or higher

Applicants must upload a copy of their High School Graduation Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học) together with the transcript of records from grades 10-12 and official translations of these documents in English to the online application by 24 November 2019. Applicants that finish high school in 2020 can apply with the grades that they have achieved during the previous academic year in grade 11. They must upload to the application form by 24 November 2019 the transcript of records from grades 10-11 and an official translation of the transcript in English. Please notice: hand written transcripts are not accepted.

Applicants that have achieved the required grades in their Vietnamese high school studies will be invited to an online interview. The interview will be evaluated on pass/fail basis and only applicants that pass the interview will be offered a study place.

Student selection results

The student selection results will be published within two weeks after the interviews or after the SAT-test results (please notice: SAT-test results are not used in the student selections of all degree programmes) have arrived to the Admission Services.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 10 July 2020 3:00 pm Finnish time to confirm the study place. However, it is highly recommended to confirm the place as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for the immigration process (that for non-EU/EEA citizens may require as long as three to five months). Early confirmation ensures that you will not miss the start date of your studies.

You can confirm the study place by using the link included in the message or by logging in to My Studyinfo -service with online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID card.

Please notice that once you confirm the study place you cannot anymore accept any other study places leading to a higher education degree in Finland if the studies begin in the same academic term. The one-study-place-per-term-provision applies to higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. For example, if you accept a study place offered to you in this direct application, you cannot then anymore accept a study place from the joint application if the study programme begins in the same academic term.

The studies start in the end of August 2020.

Application instructions will be published in spring 2020.

Application instructions will be published in spring 2020.

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