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Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Management

Do you want to involved in developing the profitability and competitiveness of businesses in the production and service industry? If the answer is yes, our Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management is a good option for you.

Tutkinto: Bachelor of Engineering

Opintomuoto: Päivätoteutus

Opintojen laajuus: 4 vuotta, 240 opintopistettä

Kampus: Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola

Aloituspaikat: No intake in 2024

Opetuskieli: Englanti

Programme description

The industrial management studies consist of financial management, engineering and leadership studies. You will also have a chance to participate in working life projects that will provide you with the skills needed to work in development and expert positions or as an entrepreneur. 

Centria’s industrial management studies will familiarise you in a versatile way with the different fields of industrial management. The studies begin from the basics, so you do not need any previous know-how or work experience. You will study mathematics, natural sciences, languages and communication. You will deepen your understanding of financial administration and management. In your studies, you can specialise either in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or information technology. The advanced studies focus on specific issues of industrial management and the development of production processes and quality. 

The contact teaching will be organised on our Talonpojankatu campus in Kokkola on weekdays. The studies also include online lessons and independent work. In addition to traditional lectures, you can also practise your teamwork skills in different group works and assignments. You will also get to do laboratory practices together with your fellow students. During your studies, you will also visit local businesses and get to know their operations. On several courses, we also have work-life representatives and experts as visiting lecturers. You will also have the chance to take part in different projects in which you can work with a customer company. The projects are a great opportunity to demonstrate your skills and gather contacts in corporate life – and by doing that, you might even get a summer job or a permanent position in some company.

Additional information

The degree studies consist of core studies, profiling studies, optional studies, practical training and a bachelor’s thesis. The scope of the degree is 240 ECTS, and the studies last about 4 years. 

During your studies, you will dive deep into industrial management-related subjects. You will also study mathematics, natural sciences, languages and communication. You will have courses in business, financial administration and marketing. During your final year, you will work on the bachelor’s thesis project. You will also practice your skills in work placement. 

In your industrial management studies, you will study various subjects that will give you skills on how to manage different businesses and processes. You will study sustainable development, business management and leadership. During your studies, you will also learn about cross-cultural project management, process development, as well as human resource development. You will also focus on quality and business environmental management, strategic management.

The industrial management programme prepares students for worldwide Industrial Management tasks, including leadership, strategic resource management, advanced quality planning systems, research & development, innovation management, marketing, accounting and international logistics. After completing the programme, graduates will have a good combination of knowledge in technology and business together with professional competence to work in English in a multinational work environment. 

Your future occupational title can be 

  • development engineer 
  • quality manager 
  • design engineer 
  •  sales manager 
  • project engineer 
  • purchasing manager 
  • logistics manager 
  • CEO or entrepreneur. 

The Bachelor’s thesis is an extensive and practical design, development and research project conducted at the end of your studies. The objective of the thesis is to demonstrate that as a student, you have learned the theories and processes of your field and can apply them in practice. The objective of the thesis is to deepen your vocational capability and strengthen your competence to work in the industry. The Bachelor’s thesis is usually done as a commission for a company either alone or with a fellow student. The scope of the thesis is 15 ECTS. 

On the online library Theseus  all the previously completed bachelor’s theses are available for everyone.

Centria has about 130 partner universities around the world, and you can go on an exchange during your studies in one of our partner universities. The exchange period can be one semester or the whole academic year. Shorter exchange periods are also possible, as well as doing an internship abroad. 

We encourage you to seize the different internationalisation possibilities our UAS offers, as many employers expect good linguistic abilities and appreciate international know-how.

After you have completed your UAS degree you can apply to a university master’s degree programme in Finland or abroad.

Centria University of Applied Sciences uses the following student selection methods during the first joint application 2022: 

International University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Exam: 75% of study places

Certificate-based selection (Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB, EB, RP/DIA): 25% of study places

International University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Exam

International UAS Exam is a joint digital entrance exam of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS), used for selecting students to English-conducted study programmes leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

The entrance examination assesses the applicants’ abilities to study at UAS. The entrance examination does not contain any pre-reading materials or pre-tasks.

The entrance exam consists of two phases organized remotely online:

First phase: written examination

Second phase: group interview

Please read more information about the selection methods on the UASinfo website.

Certificate-based selection (Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB, EB, RP/DIA)

It’s possible to be selected through certificate-based student selection if you have: 

  • A minimum grade C in advanced English (degree programmes in the field of business and engineering)
  • A minimum grade C in advanced English and basic syllabus grade C or advanced syllabus grade A in Mathematics (degree programmes in the field of engineering)

How to apply

Joint application

Last application period for our Bachelor’s degree programmes conducted in English was arranged between 5 January and 19 January 2022. The next application period will be held in the spring of 2023 at the latest. When the dates have been confirmed they will be updated here on our website. When the application is open you can apply to the programme in Studyinfo.

Applying during transfer application 1.-15.5.2023 and 1.-15.11.2023

It is possible to apply to Centria UAS during the transfer application period if a student wants to transfer from one field of study to another within Centria UAS or a student wants to transfer from another Finnish university of applied sciences to Centria.

Applying with open UAS studies 1.4.–31.5.2023 and 1.10.–30.11.2023

Students who have completed studies in the Open University of Applied Sciences (UAS) may use the open UAS pathway to apply for degree student status.

Applying with an incomplete degree 1.4.–31.5.2023 and 1.10.–30.11.2023

If you have studied in Centria UAS or in another university in Finland but you have not yet finished your degree, you can re-apply for the same or related degree programme to finish your degree.

Check your eligibility

The following education will give applicants eligibility to apply for Bachelor’s programmes:

  • the studies required for graduating from the Finnish upper secondary school or a Matriculation Ex-amination;
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) degree;
  • a European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma;
  • a Reifeprüfung (RP) or Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) degree;
  • a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification covering 120 credits or 180 competence points or a corresponding earlier Finnish vocational degree covering at least 80 credits;
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma;
  • a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification or a further or specialist vocational qualification as a competence-based qualification, or a comparable previous qualification;
  • a foreign qualification that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the country in question;
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree.

If an applicant is applying through discretionary admission, he or she is required to submit copies of certificates that he or she wishes to use, to the Admissions office of Centria UAS by (date to be published) at 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +2). Discretion only concerns an applicant’s eligibility to apply.

Student stories

  • – Laura Hirsivaara, Opiskelija

    Suosittelen, jos olet kinnostunut prosesseista ja valmistamisesta. Pääsee osallistumaan parempien systeemien tekemiseen ja kehittämään uusia innovaatioita

Contact information

More information about the programme:

Marja-Liisa Kaakko

Koulutusalapäällikkö (tuotantotalous, konetekniikk

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