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Software Developer

Vocational qualification in Information and Communications Technology
Vocational upper secondary qualification
Are you interested in web programming? Are you aiming to be a software expert? A software developer is a problem solver who is thoroughly familiar with information technology and software.

Description of the training

As a software developer, you will learn to program, utilise interfaces, process data in databases and use version control. You will work in a rapidly evolving industry, learning new things all the time.

You will learn to communicate with customers and obtain requirement specifications from them. You will master the planning of software implementation and ensure the quality of the implemented operations.

You will have the opportunity to study or complete practical training abroad. Promotion of sustainable development is part of the studies of vocational upper secondary qualification students.

Omnia is also a good environment to plan business activities and increase entrepreneurial expertise. After completing the training, you can apply for further training at a university of applied sciences or a university.

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Details of the training

What kind of jobs will you graduate for?

As a software developer, you can work, for example, in web programming by creating various web services. You can also focus on software testing or software design. You can work as, for example, a game programmer, software tester, front end/back end developer or as an entrepreneur.

Duration of the training

The duration of studies is individual. The average duration of studies is between two and three years. The duration of studies is determined by the personal competence development plan (PCDP) and is influenced by, among other things, your previous studies, work experience and individual study needs.


The training consists of inspiring training days, learning tasks, group and project work, independent work, instruction in small groups and on-the-job learning. There are 3–5 training days per week.


Vocational qualifications in English are appropriate for those, who wish to study in English. However, basic command of Finnish is also necessary. There are language requirements in both languages of instruction.

Important information on application

Student admission

Admission is based on the information in the application, so please fill out your application carefully.

The applicant is expected to familiarise themselves with the important information on the continuous admission.

There is no entrance examination.

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Language requirements

The language requirement is A2.1 for Finnish and B2 for English.

The applicants will be invited to the language tests (Finnish and English) by e-mail. The language tests can be completed only at Omnia campuses in Espoo, Finland. Read more about the language requirements.

Guidance discussions for English qualifications

You will be invited to a personal guidance discussion if you have achieved the required language levels for Finnish and English. Participating in the guidance discussions is compulsory. Applicants, who don’t participate in the guidance discussions will not be admitted to the qualification.

The guidance discussion will give you information regarding the qualification you have applied to. You will also receive personal guidance to help you find the most appropriate qualification for you.


The application period will be announced later.
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