Degree level and field of study

Bachelor’s degree (EQF 6), Service Industries

Starting group code

TLP20S1

Forms of study

Full-time studies

Structure of studies

Individual courses

Intended competence

Contact information

Turunen Marjo

Turunen Marjo

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Logistiikka, Logistics
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358404853853

Key learning outcomes

A person who has completed this degree can plan, develop and manage logistics systems. This person is able to work in managerial or specialist assignments in the international working environment of logistics. This person understands the wholeness of business and can make decisions in a comprehensive way taking into account both technical, economical and sustainable aspects.

Education content and professional growth and know-how

The four year programme consists of study modules. All the students study the major professional studies of Purchasing and Logistics. Students may also study as exchange in one of the co-operation universities. The programme is accredited according to international engineering education standards (EUR-ACE). The programme follows the quality criteria of EUR-ACE and continuously improves the content and pedagogical methods used in education.

In the beginning the students make their personal learning plans, which is very essential in the development as an professional. The first year studies focus on their basic knowledge and understanding regarding the fundamentals of natural sciences, engineering, purchasing and logistics. They continue developing their skills and knowledge more deepen during the second and third year.

During the fourth students will finish their studies by making bachelor studies which are based on the needs of the working life. At this point the students strengthen their knowledge in purchasing and logistics.

Flexible studies

Students have a choice of alternative or elective studies offered by partner universities, such as other universities of applied sciences (CampusOnline), universities and educational institutions involved in the EduFutura collaboration (University of Jyväskylä and Gradia). Higher level studies completed elsewhere may be accredited as part of your degree. The student must have a certificate or some other document to prove that they have completed the studies. Skills acquired elsewhere can also be described and demonstrated to enable accreditation. Further information is available in the Study Guide.

Working life oriented learning

Working life oriented learning is included in bachelor’s degree courses throughout the studies. These include practical training to promote professional skills, the thesis and various working life projects. At JAMK University of Applied Sciences, the operating model for working life oriented and student-driven learning is called JAMK Future Factory®. It combines working life operators, students, JAMK experts and working life oriented LAB environments and other learning environments. In addition to multidisciplinary and working life oriented project studies, it offers students a chance to develop their future working life skills, career paths and networks.

Studification is also among the options offered by working life oriented learning. It refers to combining work, project work, Future Factory activities, etc. with studies. Studification involves students drafting a studification plan and documenting it in the manner agreed with the teacher. Further information is available in the Study Guide.

Career opportunities and employment

A graduated student can work as a logistics specialist or a manager in the fields of industry, trade, services, authorities or training in the global market. The programme will provide you with abilities to work in specialist and management positions in the field of purchasing and logistics. The Bachelor of Purchasing and Logistics Engineering has learned a sustainable and responsible way of thinking and working when managing logistics processes such as sales, production, purchasing, warehousing and transportation.

The job title can be for example logistic planner, logistic manager, purchase engineer, purchaser, purchase manager, terminal manager, production engineer, transportation manager, warehouse manager, entrepreneur, consultant or educator.

Degree-related qualifications

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

Further studies

Students may, after graduation and a working career of at least two years, apply for studies leading up to a master’s 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, an 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).

Education planning

The programme has an advisory board which consists of company representatives, co-operation university representatives, student members, authorities and logistics faculty representatives. The role of the advisory board is to ensure that the content of the programme is of high quality and suitable for the future professional field of logistics.

The programme is accredited according to international engineering education standards (EUR-ACE). The programme follows the quality criteria of EUR-ACE and continuously improves the content and pedagogical methods used in education.