Would you like to refresh your ICT skills?

Online courses in Machine Learning and Web service design are now available. These lifelong learning courses are open for everyone free of charge. Apply by 7 April!
Python programming

Would you like to turn your basic IT skills into a machine learning expert?

Here are new online courses offered by FITech ICT to make this happen:

Machine learning with Python 2 ECTS – Apply now!

Most of us have our own personal “artificial intelligence assistant” which is implemented on her smartphone. This assistant helps us to find the next supermarket, to translate information in foreign languages or to spot the best Italian restaurant in town. Many of these abilities are obtained using machine learning (ML).

In this online course, we will introduce some of the most widely used ML methods such as regression, classification, feature learning and clustering. We will discuss these methods in a hands-on fashion using coding assignments which include implementations of ML methods using the programming language Python.

The course is organized in six rounds: Introduction, Regression, Classification, Model Validation and Selection, Clustering and Dimensionality Reduction. Each round covers a certain part of the course book and includes a Python notebook with the coding assignment.

Teaching method: online

Duration: 15 April - 15 June 2019

Prerequisites: This course requires only basic skills in mathematics (notion of a function , vectors and matrices ) and familiarity with at least one high-level programming language (Python, R, C ++, Matlab, Visual Basic,…).

Apply by 7 April 2019 (

The course is free of charge and its intended mainly for adult learners.

Web service design 2 ECTS - Apply now!

This course is the introduction part of a three part course on design of Web services. You will learn eg. how to define user groups and the architecture of a Web service. The course is organised between 1 April - 31 May 2019. The application deadline has been continued to 7 April 2019.

The course is free of charge and its intended mainly for adult learners.

The courses are organized by the FITech ICT initiative. The Finnish Institute of Technology (FITech) was founded in 2017 by seven Finnish universities of technology, Technology Industries of Finland (Teknologiateollisuus) and the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK. The founding mission of FITech was to increase cooperation in the field of engineering to improve the development of Finnish innovation capacity and to respond to competence demands arising in the field of engineering.

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