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ICT architectures

ICT architectures

Code: ICT2TN010

Extent: 3 cr (81 h)

Timing: 4th semester

Language: English (or Finnish, if all students are capable to speak Finnish)

Level: Basic Studies

Type: Mandatory

Starting level and linkage with other courses

Passing grade of Software Development and Business processes -courses.

Learning outcomes

Student knows relevant ICT architectures and understands their role and meaning in business
oriented systems development and management processes.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • knows necessary concepts related to ICT architectures,
  • is able to follow the development of the topic in both domestic and international publications
  • can identify and plan different types of architectures
  • can justify and argument the need of different architectures


  • Introduction to enterprise architectures
  • TOGAF enterprise architecture framework and its main elements: Architecture development process and meta model
  • Business, information, information system and technology architectures, etc.
  • Service oriented architecture in the enterprise architecture
  • SOA and Cloud computing in the enterprise architectures
  • Enterprise architecture cases

Besides theory, during the course an enterprise architecture or cloud computing related (or mixed) study in groups is done.

Cooperation with the business community

Guest lecture by an enterprise representative.

International connections

Co-operation with international partner universities and enterprises.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and exercises. Independent individual and group studies are also required.

Self-assessment of learning 1 h.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that recognizes a student’s earlier accomplished skills and experience. These skills can be based on prior studies or work experience. Students wishing to have their prior learning recognized, enroll normally to the course and contact their teacher upon the first lesson to start the RPL-procedure.

Teachers responsible

Kamaja Pekka, Pasila campus
Lipitsäinen Arvo, Pasila campus
Ryynänen Tuomo, Pasila campus

Course materials

TOGAF 9.1 specification
Kokonaisarkkitehtuurin käsikirja, 2010
Public sector EA frameworks
Teachers' lecturing material

Assessment criteria

Assessment is based on an exam and exercises.

Components / grade 1 3 5
Knowledge Student knows the basic concepts of the enterprise architecture frameworks Student has good understanding of the concepts concerning enterprise architecture work and its goals Student knows the concepts of enterprise architecture excellently and is capable to discuss professionally as well s/he has a deep understanding of EA, enterprise architecture, in organizations’ strategic management
Skills Student can define various architectural artifacts of enterprise architectures and their interdependencies Student can develop enterprise architecture frameworks for organizations Student can assess the architecture capabilities of organizations and outline (plan) a roadmap for achieving the more mature levels of EA
Competence Student understands architectural goals and principles of organizations and can act according tothem in the projects
Student can act as a member of an architecture team and control the compliance of projects with the architecture vision of  an organization


Student can act successfully as the enterprise architect in an organization

The self-assessment of learning assignment does not impact your grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and your answers will be used also for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in WinhaOpaali.