The Kajaani University of Applied Sciences Information Systems competence area consists of degree education provision in Business Information Processing (Bachelor of Business Administration) and in Information and Communications Technology (Bachelor of Engineering) and it is part of the CEMIS center of expertise which amongst other objectives, aims to improve education, research and development, competitiveness, attractiveness, quality and impact. The Information and Communications Technology and Business Information Technology degrees contain certain similarities in educational content that will be delivered through jointly organised studies.
Students will be selected based on their study success, special interests and wishes to undertake either the Data Center Solutions or the Game Production major option during their first autumn.
DATA CENTER SOLUTIONS
The Data Center Solutions advanced (major) studies focus on the installation and control of hardware and operating systems, data networks and servers as well as maintenance, virtualization technologies and cloud services. Students will be able to work e.g. as system experts, operation/production managers or instructors.
Within Advanced (major) Game studies students may choose from the following modules: game production and design, game graphics, game programming or game soundscapes. Game programming also prepares students for traditional programming work. Students will be able to work e.g. as software designers, game programmers, game designers, producers, game artists or instructors.
1st yr.: Comprehensive IT competence.
Business information technology undergraduates studying for the Business Administration Bachelor’s degree will possess the ability to use a computer in their everyday work. The will be widely proficient in and capable of understanding the basic business concepts while being able to work and communicate in a group.
2nd yr.: Advanced IT competence.
Students will acquire the professional skills and knowledge of their chosen major. They can specialize in either datacenter solutions or the field of game production. They know how to utilize their team-work skills in their professional studies.
3rd yr.: Methodological IT Competence.
Students will gain practical expertise of their major and can use various methods of acquiring information, while being able to work in a team and to instruct others.
4th yr.: Applied IT competence.
Students will be able to apply acquired professional skills and knowledge in practice. They will be able to carry out a small-scale research and development assignment.
-is able to evaluate and develop one’s competence and learning methods
-is able to retrieve and analyze information and evaluate it critically
-is capable of taking responsibility for collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams
-is able to take responsibility for one’s own actions and for the consequences of these actions
-is able to work according to the ethical principles of the subject field
-is able to take other people into account
-is able to apply the principles of equality
-is able to apply the principles of sustainable development
-is able to wield influence in society using acquired skills and basing all activity on ethical values
WORKING COMMUNITY COMPETENCE
-is able to operate as a member of a work community
-is able to operate in communicative and interactive situations in working life
-is able to utilize information and communications technology in one’s subject field
-knows the working life in one’s subject field and is able to create personal contacts in working life and to operate in professional networks
-is capable of decision making in unpredicted situations
-is able to apply the principles of organizational management and leadership in working life and has abilities for managerial tasks
-possesses entrepreneurial skills
-is able to conduct research, development and innovation projects applying the existing knowledge and methods of the field
-is able to work in projects
-is capable of creative problem solving and development of working methods
-is able to find customer-oriented, sustainable and profitable solutions
-possesses communicative competence necessary for one’s work and for professional development in the subject field
-is able to collaborate in a multicultural environment
-understands the effects of and opportunities for internationalization development in one’s own field
Information system competence the Business Administration graduate is able to
•understand information systems as a whole and their production, procurement and commissioning process, as well as the principles of information management from a business development point of view
•define, design, and test software, databases and user interfaces, taking into account security
•write and interpret documents e.g. for software maintenance
•design and implement training
ICT-infrastructure competence, the Business Administration graduate is able to
•understand the significance and operating principles of various network components (hardware and software components)
•utilize various networks and their components when creating solutions
•build and maintain basic computer network solutions
•take security into account within the organization's ICT infrastructure solutions
ICT project competence, the Business Administration Graduate is able to
•understand the nature of various ICT projects and project activity as a whole within the organization
•understand the importance of a systematic approach to project work, and to act responsibly in an ICT project
•use and apply ICT project planning and management methodologies
•identify the possible risks of ICT project activities and prepare for them..
Business competence, the Business Administration graduate is able to
•understand key business processes and functions
•understand the role of ICT in the organization's activities and its role in the development of operations
•develop business processes using information technology to support his/her solutions
•understand the significance of contracts, offers, licenses and copyright in his/her own work
Specialised ICT competence, the Business Administration Graduate is able to
•apply their knowledge and skills in a certain area of ICT and can analyze, evaluate and develop activities in this area.