The studies of industrial engineering and management (IEM) prepare you to act in the everchanging environment of international business, where capital and materials are on the move 24 hours a day and companies’ growth rates are measured by at least three digits. To address the accelerating rhythm of the business world, our studies form a comprehensive entity of managing business activities, technology and basics of natural sciences.
The teaching of IEM in Tampere University is especially focused on managing profitability, technology intensive business, project management and production management. Additionally, through the studies of knowledge management there’s some strong know-how regarding supply chain management and logistics. Our international master’s program is called Business & Technology, and its major is called International Sales and Sourcing. More info about the university’s degree programs and courses is available in the study guide
The studies of IEM give you broad opportunities for employment according to your interests. IEM graduates are needed in almost all industries and sectors in varying tasks. Jobs can be found for example from traditional industry, purely digital business, banks, different fields of consulting and challenging expert tasks, like university researching.
Shortly can be said that IEM graduates are employed in companies’ and other organizations’ management and expert positions.
Tampere, living and student life
Tampere is one of the best student cities in Finland, if not the best! The city of Tampere has put a lot of effort and resources to their ‘Finland’s most student-friendly city’ -program, which can be seen easily. Public transport is efficient and very affordable for students, so moving around the city is quick and comfortable. Moreover, the student health service takes care of students right in the middle of the Hervanta campus. Overall the campus creates a unique environment in the part of city called Hervanta, where students are a solid part of the university community. An organization called Opiskelijan Tampere (Student’s Tampere) takes care about student’s interests in the city.
There are multiple options for student housing in Tampere. TOAS (Tampereen opiskelija-asuntosäätiö) and POAS (Pirkan opiskelija-asunnot) offer a lot of affordable studios, shared flats and family apartments all around Tampere. It’s wise to submit your application to them as early as possible, because the best apartments go to the quickest applicants. This applies especially to studios. For us who study in Hervanta’s campus, the best place to live is naturally Hervanta, which offers all the necessary services and a vibrant student-friendly atmosphere.
Hervanta campus and students of technology
Our campus is unique in many ways. We have 24/7 access to the uni facilities and for example 3D-printers for students’ use. Comprehensive facilities provide places for working alone or in a group and applying your technical skills in practice. With a cheap yearly fee, you can access superb sports facilities in all three campus areas of the university. From Hervanta you’ll find a large hall for ball games, floorball fields, two gyms and a hall for group gymnastics. There’s not a lot more that you could hope from university facilities.
Our university is also brilliant as a student society. Student activities and hobbies are strongly supported by the university. All study fields have their active student associations, which are called guilds for the technical study fields. Clubs for professional development, sports and other hobbies are countless. Everyone is likely to find a community for their interests from the uni’s clubs. A few examples of the club selection: orienteering club, riding club, board games club and wine & beer club. The guilds and clubs organize a lot of activities and joining them is encouraged if you’re interested in the topic. Indecs alone organizes yearly almost 90 events, so there should be plenty to do! Events can be for example company visits, varying evening activities, partying, academic table parties (=sits!) or kyykkä (traditional outdoor student game).
Guild of industrial engineering and management
Indecs is the student association (guild) for all IEM students in Tampere University. Indecs aims to look after its members’ well-being and organizes a wide selection of events, such as company visits, sports, sauna evenings and different kind of parties. Indecs also acts as a link between the students and our laboratory and faculty, making sure that students’ opinions are addressed in all study-related decision making.
Indecs is run by a board and officers, that are selected from the students each year. You have a right to participate in guild’s events, if you are a member of the guild. You can acquire membership by paying the annual membership fee, five euros. Indecs also has a guildroom, where you can take a breath between lectures and get to know other guild members while sipping coffee and relaxing.
You can therefore consider Indecs a big brother that takes a comprehensive care of You in our university environment.
The tutors of Business & Technology program are here to help you to start your life in Finland and in the distinctive Finnish student life. They aim to guarantee that your first year in the university will be unforgettable and help you with your studies from the first day on. If any questions about studies, student life, or Finland as a country arise, feel free to contact them!
Matleena TyniFuksi Captain
Tuuli HämäläinenFuksi officer
Tea MattilaFuksi officer
Indecs is active in social media. All content is also posted in English too. For freshmen the most important communication channel in addition to email is their own facebook-group. You can join the group via THIS LINK.
There you can find active communication about upcoming study- and event-related matters also in English.
If you want to follow Indecs’ activities more deeply, it’s a good idea to follow Indecs also in Facebook and Instagram.