Degree level and field of study

Bachelor's degree (EQF 6), Service Industries

Starting group code

TLS19S1

Forms of study

Full-time studies

Structure of studies

Individual courses

Intended competence

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. 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.

Key learning outcomes

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.

Professional growth and know-how

Studies in the degree programme are broken down into study modules and further to individual courses. Their completion involves online studies, classroom lessons, working-life oriented exercises that are completed independently or in groups, and competence testing by a variety of methods. 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.

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 specialist, purchasing engineer, logistics manager, 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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