Bachelor’s degree programme in Information technology in cyber security management, in partnership with IEI, Vietnam National University (Ho Chi Minh)

The Bachelor’s degree programme in Information technology in cyber security management focuses on important areas of Future Technologies, Information Security and Information Management providing competencies to contribute to the information technology industry.

The programme educates future experts of the field that have strong and broad knowledge on Information Technology and Management.

The programme is a Partnership Degree Programme with IEI, Vietnam National University (Ho Chi Minh). IEI is responsible for admissions and the first two years of studies in Vietnam. Last year of studies is carried out in Turku. The Bachelor’s degree is awarded by the University of Turku.



Programme Structure

1st year: 60 ECTS in IEI, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh

2nd year: 60 ECTS in IEI, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh.

3rd year: 60 ECTS in University of Turku in Turku, Finland

The first year studies in Vietnam is taught by IEI teachers. The second year studies in Vietnam are taught by both IEI and UTU teachers. The third year studies in Finland are taught by UTU teachers.

Academic Excellence & Experience

Department of Computing is a scientific research and education unit covering the ICT field. The department does basic and applied research and gives higher research based education while working in active co-operation with the society.

Our computer science and bioinformatics research focuses on solving computationally complex problems and developing computational methods for such problems. Special emphasis is given for computational problems in the strategic areas of the University of Turku. Computer science has a strong algorithmic research tradition, which is applied to emerging bio and health informatics as well as computation intelligence related to big data problems. High level research is done in international collaboration.

Our research in engineering has also reached high international standards in the focused fields. Basing on a body of wide-ranging studies in software engineering, communications technology and embedded electronics, research in information technology focuses especially on developing methods, technological infrastructure and cybersecurity required for providing services for the information society.

The department provides versatile and high quality ICT education at both natural sciences and engineering fields with an established reputation in innovative interdisciplinary and international education. International education is advanced especially in co-operation with European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and with unique double-degree arrangement between the prestige Fudan University in Shanghai, China and the University of Turku.


Competence Description

The programme provides students:

  • fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience in Information Technology and Management.
  • sound and substantial education and expertise.
  • strong technological, theoretical and practical understanding, and skills and abilities for continuing their studies at postgraduate level in Master’s degree programmes.

Engineering education does not only provide students with a broad technical competence but also with a professional profile based on the strengths of the multi-disciplinary University of Turku and good working life readiness. Internationality and know-how in the future’s multicultural project environments is emphasized in engineering education. This education is profiled through our multi-disciplinary university and via various collaborations. Technical competence is supported by business, innovation and entrepreneurial knowledge as well as studies in productization and work life readiness.

Job Options

In addition, the programme gives an excellent stepping stone to start working in various industry fields, for example, in software, IT and embedded systems. In Finland, companies hire students as interns during their MSc studies. Working in Finland usually requires some level of Finnish language skills, however most Finns speak English and it is possible to find a job during and after the studies in Finland.

Local companies are often in touch with the university when they have specific needs and information is shared with the students. University of Turku also provides career assistance for international students looking for a job. Employment rate of graduates in the ICT field in the Turku area is very high, and currently there is a high demand for experts due to rapid growth driven by the maritime and automotive industry. The industry would hire more capable and educated employees than there are currently available. The Turku area (Southwestern Finland) accounts half of all new jobs in Finland currently.

Career in Research

A student is eligible to continue studies towards MSc degree in Turku, Finland, Europe, US and other countries accepting a degree from Europe. Students can proceed their academic path to a Doctoral degree which are usually paid vacancies at the Finnish universities. Tuition fee is required for MSc programmes, but Doctoral studies don’t charge any tuition fee in Finland.


Admissions and tuition fees

Programme is designed for High School Graduates who have an interest in math, physics and/or ICT. The Programme admissions are the responsibility of IEI, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh. For more information, see IEI web site:

Language Requirements

Language of instruction is English and Vietnamese. All applicants must prove their knowledge of English according to the requirements of the University of Turku.