Degree level

Bachelor's degree (EQF 6)

Starting group code

TLS18S1

Forms of study

Full-time studies

Structure of studies in Peppi

Individual courses

Contact information

Vauhkonen Petri

Vauhkonen Petri

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Logistiikka, Logistics
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358505950446
Kantanen Sami

Kantanen Sami

Päällikkö logistiikka, Head of Department, Logistics
Logistiikka, Logistics
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358408257405

Description

The degree programme provides capabilities for the planning, development and management of logistics. Some of the studies are carried out in English, and if you wish you can complete some of the studies as an exchange student abroad. After the studies, you can work in specialist or management positions in logistics or as an independent entrepreneur in the field.

Degree-related qualifications

There are no specific degree-related or statutory qualification requirements in the field.

Targeted competence

Graduates of the degree programme in Logistics can plan, develop and manage logistics systems in a customer-oriented manner. They can work in managerial or specialist positions in an international operating environment in logistics. They understand the business as a whole and are able to make comprehensive decisions, taking both technical and economical points of view as well as those of sustainable development into account. Those who have completed the degree programme can use and apply the methods of project planning and management. They acquire basic information in entrepreneurship and good capabilities for acting as independent entrepreneurs in the field of logistics.

Degree profile

Graduates of the degree programme form a comprehensive view of positions in the field of logistics and the international operating environment. Core subject areas of the vocational studies are the theme of transport, internal logistics and procurement, as well as economy and management. The studies in the degree programme can be supplemented or deepened by completing a part of the studies in the field at a partner university abroad.

Accreditation

Prior learning recognition procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and in the Study Guide.

Degree programme application and admission

Structure and completion of studies

The studies in the degree programme have been divided into courses which can be completed by classroom lessons, working life-oriented exercises completed either independently or in groups as well as testing the competence by different methods. Project work done for companies and practical training completed in three parts are an important part of the studies. They effectively link studies with working life.  As far as possible, the studies are partially conducted in the multidisciplinary Future Factory learning environments.

The common studies include language and communication studies, natural sciences, basics of technology as well as studies in entrepreneurship and management. The specialisation options available are studies in transport, internal logistics, procurement or entrepreneurship in the field, as well as studies at our partner university abroad.

Further information is available in the Study Guide:

Assessment and learning guidance

Graduation

To be awarded a Bachelor’s degree certificate, the student must complete the studies of the degree programme within his/her study period in accordance with his/her Personal Learning Plan. Further information in the Degree Regulations.

Professional profiles of graduates with examples

The graduates of the degree programme are offered variable, interesting and challenging positions in industry, trade and in companies offering logistics services. The job title can be, for example, logistics specialist, purchasing engineer, logistics manager,  purchaser, terminal manager, transport planner, production planner, export business manager, entrepreneur or trainer.

Further studies

University of Applied Sciences offers various opportunities for studying and learning throughout one's career. These include Master's Degree studies, specialisation studies, diplomas of higher education, the extensive range of courses offered through open studies and continuing education.

The student who has graduated with a Bachelor's degree may continue his/her studies in a Master's degree programme after gaining at least three years of work experience. A Master's degree from a university of applied sciences is a higher post-secondary degree. Studies can also be continued by applying for a university Master's degree programme or similar programmes. After a Bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences, it is also possible to continue studies at higher education institutes abroad in Master's degree level programmes.

A student who completes a Master's degree may receive an opportunity for further studies in science or arts at universities (Section 37/558/2009). All further studies must be applied for separately.

After graduation and gaining three years of work experience, you can apply to a master’s degree programme in logistics aimed at a second-cycle polytechnic degree. Those who have completed a master’s degree can also apply for postgraduate degree programmes at universities. The university assesses the criteria for admission as a degree student on a case-by-case basis. Competence can also be developed by participating in professional specialisation studies completed alongside work or other types of continuing education.

Planning

The curriculum has been constructed as a cooperative process with employers in the field of logistics, interest groups and graduates of the degree programme. The viewpoints of these parties have been utilised in outlining the learning objectives and the competences produced by the degree. The viewpoints were mapped through regular advisory board work and discussion events.