Bachelor's Degree

Purchasing and Logistics Engineer is an enabler of increasing competitiveness

Purchasing and Logistics Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering

Are you interested in business and engineering? In our accredited programme of Purchasing and Logistics Engineering, you will get the latest know-how about both. During your studies, you learn to understand the strategic role of purchasing and how companies can support their business competitiveness. The degree programme also provides you with extensive knowledge of the potential and importance of logistics.

Internationality becomes a natural part of your everyday life while you are studying in a multicultural environment. Apply and start your studies in Finland!

Apply on between 4-18 of January, 2023
Network of business concept
Product scope
240 ECTS credits
Annual intake
Application period
04.01.2023 - 18.01.2023
Bachelor of Engineering
Study modes
Full-time studies

Key learning outcomes

Purchasing and Logistics experts ensure that goods, information, capital, and people move efficiently, effectively, and economically in both domestic and international environment. Logistics has a considerable role in ensuring the competitiveness and success of modern companies in both international and domestic business. 

The programme will provide you with abilities to work in specialist and management positions in the field of purchasing and logistics. You will obtain the knowledge and skills to successfully plan, develop, implement and manage purchasing and logistics activities.

You will learn to study and work with people from different cultures and backgrounds in a truly international environment.

Study contents

Purchasing and Logistics Engineering is an excellent package of both engineering and business! You will begin your studies with the basics, like transferable skills, natural sciences, and engineering studies. After these, you will concentrate in mandatory professional studies, which are Economy and management, and your major studies, Purchasing & Global logistics operations. 

You can choose your minor studies to specialise into two (2) modules of:  Industrial logistics management, Entrepreneurship, Transportation, International business studies, or one module from Jamk's partner Universities worldwide. 

Practical training is done normally during the summer semesters and final thesis in the final part of the studies.

Bachelor of Engineering, 240 ECTS credits

  • Future Factory, 15 - 33 ECTS credits
  • Technology (ICT skills, Logistics Technical Drawing and CAD, Enterprise Resource Planning, New Technologies, Production and Material Technology, Logistics Information Technology), 28 ECTS credits
  • Purchasing and logistics (World of Logistics, Basics of Purchasing, Purchasing Management, Purchasing analysing amd development, Transportation Modes, Intralogistics, Materials Management, Logistics Economy, Business Networks), 45 ECTS credits
  • Languages and Communication Studies, 11 ECTS credits
  • Student Wellbeing in Studies and at Work, 5-10 ECTS credits
  • Basic Engineering Mathematics and Physics, 15 ECTS credits
  • Mathematics support, 0-6 ECTS credits
  • Applying Mathematics and Natural Sciences in Logistics, 15 ECTS credits
  • Logistics Management, 0-30 ECTS credits
  • Circular Economy, 0 - 15 ECTS credits
  • Business Management, 0 - 15 ECTS credits
  • Practical Training 1, 2 and 3, 30 ECTS credits
  • Research based development 15 ECTS credits(Research and Development, Final Thesis)

Studying in Jamk

The studies include lectures, teamwork, laboratory work, virtual studies, assignments, and exams. A practical training period (30 ECTS credits) is also part of the programme. In this international degree programme, you will study one semester or do your practical training outside Finland.

Guidance and final thesis

A tutor teacher will help you during your student career, provide guidance in selecting courses and give advice on practical aspects of studying and student life.

In the final thesis you will demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have acquired in a practical challenge. Normally, the final thesis is done for companies in a real practical challenge in the final part of your studies. The final thesis consists of both theoretical and practical research.

Career opportunities

After graduation you might work as a Planner, Developer, Manager, Consultant, Trainer, Supervisor, Entrepreneur, Procurement Specialist, Buyer, Purchasing Engineer, Category buyer, Procurement and Sourcing analyst, Sourcing Specialist

Possible job titles include Logistics Engineer, Development Engineer, Purchasing Engineer, Inventory Manager, Supply Chain Coordinator, Warehouse Manager, Logistics Manager or Transport Manager.

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. 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 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).

Learning logistics not only helps you to understand how a company operates and develops, but most importantly, how to save and make money from a practical point of view. The knowledge I gained at Jamk, helped me a lot as I worked on projects. I learned how to adapt and apply theories into practice.

Duyen Tran Le Truc

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How to apply in January

Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

1. Application time 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 pm on

You can apply with upper secondary school certificate or with a higher education certificate. You can also apply even if your secondary school degree certificate is completed during the spring of applying (high school / senior secondary school certificate). Jamk uses also discretionary admission.

Apply online 4 - 18 January 2023 by 3.00 pm Finnish time (UTC+2) on

2. Deadline for the enclosures 25 January 2023 by 3.00 pm

The required enclosures need to be attached to the online application form by 25 January 2023 by 3.00 pm Finnish time (e.g. as pdf/jpg/png -files).

3. International UAS Exam

All applicants are selected by International UAS Exam.

  1. The online entrance examination's (International UAS Exam) first part/written part will be organised on 8 February 2023.
  2. The second part/online group interview will be during 6 - 17 March 2023.

The entrance examination assesses the applicants’ abilities to study in universities of applied sciences. The entrance examination does not contain any pre-reading materials or pre-tasks. In order to be invited to the second phase group interview, you have to pass all the exam sections and reach the field-specific cut-off score. Applicant must score minimum points in order to be selected for admission.

Identification documents

You must submit your identification document on the Studyinfo’s application form no later than 25 January 2023 at 3:00 pm Finnish time (UTC+2). If your first phase of the International UAS Exam (written examination) is approved but you do not submit a valid identification document by the given date, you will be rejected from the second phase (group interview).

The following documents are accepted as proof of identity:

  • passport
  • Finnish identity card with a photo, issued by police (in Finland)
  • Finnish driver’s licence (issued in Finland)
  • another EU/ETA country identity card with a photo

Read more about identification in second phase.

4. Results and accepting the study place

Results are announced end of March at the earliest and on 2 June 2023, at the latest.


  1. accept the study place on
  2. enrol for attendance/non-attendance on
  3. NON-EU/EEA citizens: pay the tuition fee payment as soon as possible
  4. start the residence permit (if needed) application process immediately in April to be able to start your studies in August. The residence permit application process might take time over 2 months, so be in time!

The final deadline to accept the study place, enrol for attendance and pay the possible tuition fee is 14 July 2023 by 3:00 pm Finnish time. There are no tuition fees for Finnish or other EU/EEA citizens.

Studies will begin in the middle of August 2023. Please, arrive to Jyväskylä, Finland by that time!

How to apply for Bachelor’s Degrees

Application timetable and selection criteria for bachelor's degree programmes conducted in English. Apply 4 - 18 January 2023 by 3.00 pm!

Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee concerns non-EU/EEA degree students who study in English-taught Bachelor's or Master's degree programme. Scholarship available.

Admission Services

Admission Services will assist you in all matters related to applying for degree programmes.

Contact information

Tommi Franssila

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Uudistuvan teollisuuden instituutti, Institute of New Industry
Teknologia, School of Technology