Studies in LUT Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) are based on the combination of economics, engineering and management. The goal of the degree programme is to equip students for organisational development and business process management by merging technology with management skills.
The graduates are professional developers of businesses, organisations and processes. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the degrees in IEM, they are employed by a wide spectrum of industries, research institutions and public administration.
As a result, not tied to any specific industry, the success or failure of individual industries does not have a significant impact on the graduates' career prospects. The graduates have good career prospects, as they are equipped to learn and adapt to different job profiles and industrial contexts.
LUT IEM has been appointed an exceptional status three times as "A Centre of Excellence in University Education" by the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council in the years 2001-2003, 2004-2006 and 2010-2012. In addition, the Bachelor's programme and the consecutive Master's programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (named Operations Management since 2016) and the Master's Programme in Global Management of Innovation and Technology (GMIT) are accredited by ASIIN.
For detailed information on the accredited programmes, see the webpages of LUT and its partners in the accreditation and the certification:
The Degree programme runs a Bachelor's programme (taught in Finnish) and six Master's programmes.
- Bachelor's programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (in Finnish)
- Operations Management (in Finnish)
- Global Management of Innovation and Technology (in English)
- Entrepreneurship (in Finnish)
- Industrial Engineering and Management in Lahti unit (in Finnish)
- Business Analytics (in English)
- Engineering of Health and Social Services (in Finnish).
After the Master's degree, the degree programme of Industrial Engineering and Management offers good possibilities for completing the postgraduate degree of Doctor of Science (Technology). More information can be found here.