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Bachelor of Engineering, Efficient Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Engineering

Efficient Supply Chain Management degree programme integrates engineering studies with business and management courses. A significant cross-cutting theme in the studies is sustainability .  

New degree programme starts at Xamk in autumn 2025!

Joint application, spring 2025!

Application period 8 January – 22 January 2025.

Tuition fees & scholarships

Bachelor’s degrees 10 700 euros / academic year for students from outside the EU/EEA countries and Switzerland.

Full-time studies


Starting places: 40 Length of education: 4 years Upcoming application periods: 8.1.-22.1.2025 Applying and admissions criteria –

Degree titles

  • Bachelor of Engineering

Efficient Supply Chain Management – new engineering programme

After completing your studies, you will be able to manage and develop logistics processes focusing on materials requirements planning and control. You will understand different types of transportation modes, inventory control, procurement, and the principles of logistics management and leadership. You will recognize the importance of customer needs, quality, and profitability in your work. 

A truly globalised world and climate change also highlight the significance of sustainability logistics. During your studies, you will focus on sustainability and its importance throughout the supply chains. 

Your skills will include planning, implementing, and developing logistics processes. You will be able to consider the requirements set by safety, sustainability, and the international operating environment, as well as the opportunities brought on by digitalization and new technology. The communication skills acquired in the programme will also enable you to operate in the global logistics industry. You can acquire specialized logistics expertise in areas such as procurement and innovations. 

Your expertise is planning, implementing and developing logistics processes!

  • transportation 
  • inventory control
  • procurement  
  • logistics control 
  • management  
  • logistic processes  
  • sustainability  
  • digitalization  
  • intelligent logistics  
  • warehousing  

Why to study Efficient Supply Chain Management at Xamk?

Structure of studies

The scope of the Efficient Supply Chain Management for Engineers (B.Sc) programme is 240 credits. The programme consists of core competency and complementary skill studies.

The strength of the program lies in its future-oriented interdisciplinary approach to logistics, offering a comprehensive range of international logistics and logistics management-related studies but not forgetting the necessary basics like procurement and production. 

Additionally, you will enhance your professional skills with elective studies.

The primary objective of the program is to foster an understanding of sustainable logistics from all three perspectives; people, planet and profit. 

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Career opportunities

Xamk’s logistics education collaborates closely with companies, organising company visits and guest lectures. This cooperation with businesses will help you find thesis assignments and internship opportunities. 

Upon graduating from the extensive technical-commercial education program, you will be qualified to work in various managerial and specialist roles in logistics. The logistics field offers you a vantage point into the business world through international supply networks. 

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