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!

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240 ECTS credits
Annual intake
Application period
03.01.2024 - 17.01.2024
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 language and communication studies, 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

Your career tutor 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

After accumulating at least two years of work experience post-graduation, you're eligible to apply for master's degree studies. You can also further your education by applying for university master's degree programs or similar offerings. Moreover, a bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences opens doors to higher education institutes abroad for master's-level studies. Continued education opportunities include specialization studies, open courses, an online study portal (CampusOnline), and career-oriented continuing education. 

A graduate with a master's degree from a university of applied sciences can apply for 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. The students for Purchasing and Logistics Engineering are selected from two selection queues:

  1. International UAS Exam: 75% of study places
  2. Certificate-based selection, Finnish Matriculation examination: 25% of study places

1. Application time 3 – 17 January 2024 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 3 - 17 January 2024 by 3.00 pm Finnish time (UTC+2) on

To be selected by the International UAS Exam, you must submit an English language proficiency certificate by 24 January 2024, 3.00 p.m. Finnish time.

2. Deadline for the enclosures 24 January 2024 by 3.00 pm

The required enclosures need to be attached to the online application form by 24 January 2024 by 3.00 pm Finnish time (e.g. as pdf/jpg/png -files).

To be selected by the International UAS Exam, you must submit also an English language proficiency certificate by 24 January 2024, 3.00 p.m. Finnish time.

3. International UAS Exam

International UAS online Entrance examination concerns Jamk's International Business, Tourism Management, Nursing, Purchasing and Logistics Engineering & Automation and Robotics.

The International UAS Exam will be held online on 6 March 2024.

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. Applicant must score minimum points in order to be selected for admission.

English language profiency certificate

To be selected by the International UAS Exam, the applicants have to prove their English language skills by 24 January 2024, 3.00 pm Finnish time. Read more from How to Apply for Bachelor's degrees (Who can apply? -> International UAS Exam: English language requirements) .

Identification documents

The applicant needs a valid, acceptable identification document to be able to participate in the International UAS Exam. The following documents are accepted as proof of identity:  

  • A biometric passport (ICAO 9303 standard com pliant)
  • A biometric EU/EEA identification card (ICAO 9303 standard compliant)

The passport/identification card has to comply with the ICAO 9303 standard. Other passports/identification cards are not accepted.

  • You have to submit the number of your biometric passport or EU/EEA identification card to the application form during the application period.
  • In addition, you have to attach a copy of that document to your application form on 24 January 2024 at 3:00 pm Finnish time (UTC+2) at the latest.
  • You must attach a copy of both sides of the EU/EEA identification card to your application form.
  • If the information you submit is incorrect or you do not submit this information to the application by the given time limit, you cannot identify yourself in the exam.

Read more about identification and up to date information at 

4. Certificate-based selection (completed in Finland)

Finnish Matriculation examination

The certificate-based selection concerns applicants who have completed or will be completed during spring of applying:

  • the Finnish matriculation examination (completed in Finland)
  • International Baccalaureate diploma (IB)
  • European Baccalaureate diploma (EB)
  • Reifeprüfung (RP) diploma completed in Finland or 
  • Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) diploma completed in Finland.   

Admission is based on the points awarded from matriculation examination.

  • Those selected based on matriculation examination certificate do not need to provide an English language proficiency certificate.
  • The results of the certificate-based selection will be published by 27 May 2024 at the latest.
  • If the applicant wants to have a chance to be selected by both certificate-based selection and international UAS Exam, they must attend the UAS Exam which is held before the results of the certificate-based selection are published.

Scoring and more detailed information about certificate-based selection by matriculation examination on website.

5. Results and accepting the study place

Results are announced end of March at the earliest and on 31 May 2024, 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 11 July 2024 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 2024. 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 3 - 17 January 2024 by 3.00 p.m.!

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

Marjo Turunen

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