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ICT Architectures

ICT Architectures

Course ID: ICT2TA010
Extent: 3 cr (81 h) 
Timing: 5th semester 
Language: English 
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 all 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 enterprise representative.

International dimensions

Co-operation with international partner universities and enterprises.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures and exercises. Independent individual and group studies are also required.
The assessment of one’s own 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

Study Material

TOGAF 9.1 specification
Kokonais-arkkitehtuurin käsikirja, 2010
Public sector EA frameworks
Teachers’ lecturing material

Assessment Criteria

Assessment is based on an exam and exercises.

The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in WinhaOpaali.



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Student knows the basic concepts
of the enterprise architecture

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


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


Student understands
architectural goals and
principles of organizations
and can act according to
them 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.