Are you interested in both business and engineering? Choose Purchasing and Logistics Engineering, meet people from all over the world and get a high quality degree!

Success in Logistics, Success in Business

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. The entire programme is conducted in English. Join our cheerful team! 

Apply in January, start in Autumn

Apply online 5–19 January 2022 by 3:00 p.m, and begin your international studies in autumn 2022 at JAMK in Jyväskylä, Finland!

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Study Engineering and Business

Purchasing and Logistics Engineering is a great 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

  • Technology (ICT skills, Logistics Technical Drawing and CAD, Enterprise Resource Planning, New Technologies, Production and Material Technology), 28 cr
  • Purchasing (Basics, World of Logistics, Purchasing, Transportation Modes, Intralogistics, Materials Management, Logistics Economy, Business Networks), 45 cr
  • Logistics (Logistics Simulations, Global Supply Chain, Intralogistics Management, Intelligent Transportation, Production Management, Transport Management Systems), 30 cr
  • Future Factory, 15 - 33 cr
  • Languages and Communication Studies, 11 cr
  • Student Wellbeing in Studies and at Work, 10 cr
  • Basic Engineering Mathematics and Physics, 15 cr
  • Applying Mathematics and Natural Sciences in Logistics, 15 cr
  • Circular Economy, 0 - 15 cr
  • Business Management, 0 - 15 cr
  • Practical Training 1, 2 and 3, 30 cr
  • Research and Development, 5 cr
  • Final Thesis, 15 cr

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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.

Studying in JAMK

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

Preparedness to Study

You should be interested in international experiences and you are motivated to study in a multicultural environment. You should be interested in developing operations in the field of logistics.

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students

According to a legislation concerning tuition fees for universities and universities of applied sciences are obliged to charge tuition fees from students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) and who start their degree studies from 1 August 2017 onwards.

There are NO tuition fees for Finnish or other EU/EEA citizens.

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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.


Student stories

Duyen, JAMK Logistics alumni

"Logistics is a critical function in the supply chain. 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."

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Galina, JAMK Logistics alumni

"Studying logistics and purchasing helps you to understand how companies operate, develop and make money from a practical point of view. If you feel you have an analytical mind, but you would like to learn how different businesses and industries work - you should go for it. It is a good school of life - you are provided with supportive teachers, materials and infrastructure. It really depends on you what you make out of it. Just like in life."

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Firmenich Ltd., Geneve, Switzerland

"As far as I am concerned I was lucky to get a place and study there. I found myself in a multinational university, where I was learning and making friends from different countries. Studying at such a place gives opportunities to get many personal experiences."

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How to apply

The intake for Purchasing and Logistics Engineering is 20 students.

Logistics Apply 5 - 19 January 2022 by 3.00 pm Finnish time at Apply

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