Next application period: 4 Jan 2023 to 18 Jan 2023
Degree program: Industrial Management
Degree title: Bachelor of Engineering
Duration: 240 ECTS, 4 years
Study mode: Full-time studies, on Campus
Study place: Varkaus Campus, Varkaus, Finland
Annual intake: 30
The Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Management program develops highly skilled technology industry experts who also focus on service-oriented business and production in an industrial framework.
The duties of an industrial management graduate fall within the fields of industrial engineering and business management. For example, supply chain management, project management, business operations, sales engineering, and other industrial-related activities. Graduates understand product-orientated and service-oriented business models and have the knowledge and skill to design new products and services, based on the customers’ needs.
Besides traditional engineering skills, Industrial Management students study the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT studies give students an understanding of how to produce, store and analyze data and how to implement data to new products and business models. Data also gives an understanding of products’ life cycle. Graduating engineers are also familiar with environmental issues and Circular Economy (CE) and are able to consider these issues in decision-making.
In addition to acquiring industrial engineering know-how, an important part of the program is developing leadership skills and international competence, learning how to operate effectively in a variety of interpersonal networks, and cultivating communication, social, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. The goal is to educate high-quality team players instead of individual autonomous workers.
Thanks to their excellent management and project management skills, graduated Industrial Management engineers can raise their business to the next level!
This program has strong roots in the North Savo region. Engineers have been educated here since 1886. This means that the program is highly networked with local businesses.
Double degree programMechanical Engineering students have the opportunity to complete a double degree at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.
InternshipsThe program includes 30 ECTS of practical training. During this time, students get to apply all of their acquired skills and knowledge in a specific firm.
ThesisAn opportunity to explore on a deeper level a topic of your interest. The thesis is also the last project to complete before graduation!
Multi-Disciplinary ProjectsMechanical Engineering students participate in multi-disciplinary projects along with students from the design and business fields in order to develop an innovative solution for a specific project.
3D printing laboratoryThe Energy Research Centre is used for basic and continued training in energy technology and can serve as a learning environment for tailored corporate training. The Centre is located next to Varkaus Campus.
Cooperation with companiesStudents get the chance to work closely with local businesses in different courses throughout their studies.
The Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Management program focuses especially on customer value in industrial framework, procurement management, and Internet of Things.
Students will develop their professional skills also in project management, production management, maintenance planning, leadership, supply chain management, and industrial service system.
Our Bachelor of Engineering groups are multinational and multicultural by nature, so you will get accustomed to an international work environment from day one. In addition, the Bachelor of Engineering program itself is designed for internationalization. Close cooperation with our international partners brings you in contact with people and organizations outside Finland, making it possible for you to compare views, share knowledge and work side by side on projects by using technology-based communication tools as well as meeting in person.
Student exchange is also a natural and recommended part of your studies, and internships (basic and/or professional) may take you anywhere in the world.
Multicultural study groups provide a good basis for your personal experiences in all aspects of internationality. For students outside Finland, learning Finnish has a key role in entering the Finnish community and maximizing opportunities in working life.
The technology industry is the most important business in the North Savonia region with its 1.7 billion euros revenue and about 800 million euros of exports each year. In the region, there are 9000 directly employed employees and 13500 employees who are employed indirectly in the technology industry.
Many of the region’s businesses operate in international markets at the leading edge of their field of operation. Their core know-how is concentrated around commercial vehicles, such as state-of-the-art forestry equipment, mining and pile-driving machines, and furnace and boiler technology in the field of energy technology.
The Industrial Management program cooperates with the region’s industrial enterprises supporting their research, development, and innovation work.
The internships, thesis, and other project works conducted as part of the education represent the foundation for cooperation with these companies.
Savonia’s research and development work is shown to students in everyday life via the project and thesis work. Research is important to Industrial Management and is undertaken in collaboration with enterprises and other organizations.
Language of instruction
The Industrial Management program is fully conducted in English.
Please note that you are not expected to be perfect in English when you start your engineering studies as long as you are willing to learn more. Studying in English and in a multicultural learning environment is the best way to prepare for the challenges and opportunities that work-life in engineering provides.