Degree level and field of study

Bachelor's degree (EQF 6), Service Industries

Starting group code

TLS20KM

Forms of study

Part-time studies. Please, see the further information below.

Structure of studies

Individual courses

Intended competence

Contact information

Kervola Henri

Kervola Henri

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Logistiikka, Logistics
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358400899056
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Kantanen Sami

Kantanen Sami

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

Description

One of the strengths of the logistics engineer’s degree is the constantly growing demand in the labour market for qualified logistics professionals. The need for professionals is due to factors such as the growth of online commerce and globalisation. The characteristic features of logisticians’ work duties are internationalisation and working with other people in international networks. The duties are typically in the field of transport, internal logistics and purchases in expert or managerial positions or as an entrepreneur.

The degree allows students to choose studies according to their personal objects of interest and needs. The idea is that the studies should support the student’s career advancement and competence development in the best possible way. A personal learning plan is prepared for each student in which any previously acquired competences are taken into account. One need not study that what one already masters.

Key learning outcomes

Duties in the field of logistics call for people with good interpersonal and teamworking skills. They are capable of logical reasoning and problem-solving. They want to be international and readily adjust to changes. These are the capabilities built by degree studies.

Graduates of the Degree Programme in Logistics can analyse, develop and manage the big picture in logistics. In terms of content, this means solid competence in procurement, internal logistics and transport. The study modules usually emphasise the client-oriented approach, responsible operations and large-scale utilisation of digital opportunities. The graduates will have good capabilities to grow as business and technology professionals!

Professional growth and know-how

The degree programme is divided into common and professional studies. The common studies include language and communication studies, natural sciences, basics of technology as well as studies in entrepreneurship and management. Professional studies include studies in transport, internal logistics and procurement. Additionally, students may choose studies in entrepreneurship or studies in a relevant field in our foreign partner institutes of education.

Part-time students build their competence on an individual basis. This depends on what previous competences are accredited for the student. This also affects the duration of the studies. The studies typically take 2 to 4 years to complete. Studies can be pursued at one’s own pace according to the personal resources and time available. Students may also study during the summer if they so choose. The studies also include practical training of about five months and the completion of a thesis.

Forms of study

Part-time studies. The studies include 2–3 seminar days per month. They are most likely scheduled to take place between Monday and Wednesday. The seminar days are scheduled on successive days. There are no seminar days in June–August. Most of the studies take place outside of the seminar days either independently, in pairs or in small groups. The studies can also be pursued alongside work irrespective of the place of residence.

Working life cooperation and learning

The studies are closely intertwined with working life throughout the period of study, and the working-life connection will deepen as the studies progress. The principal means of maintaining and developing connections with working life include practical training arrangements, visiting lectures or courses given by working life representatives, company visits, project assignments for companies and theses that are based on assignments received from companies.

Accreditation

Prior learning recognition procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and in the Study Guide. Students also have alternative study options available to them at partner universities (e.g. other universities of applied sciences and universities as well as EduFutura) and in free-access online portals (CampusOnline).

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.

Degree-related qualifications

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

Professional profiles of graduates

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 manager, purchasing manager, logistics chief, purchaser, terminal manager, transport planner, production planner, export business manager, entrepreneur or trainer.

Further studies

Students may, after graduation and a working career of at least three years, continue their studies on a master’s degree programme. 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 on master’s degree-level programmes. A university of applied sciences also provides opportunities for continuing education in the form of specialisation studies, open studies, online study portal (CampusOnline) and working life-based continuing education.

A student who completes a master’s degree at a university of applied sciences may apply to continue on to postgraduate studies in science or arts at universities (Act 558/2009, Section 37).

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.

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