Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Science with a major in Industrial Engineering and Management, specialisation in Sustainable Supply Chain Management, 180 Credits

Location: Jönköping

Start date: August 23, 2021

This engineering programme equips you with knowledge and skills to tackle the complex issues that today’s supply chains face. Specifically, the programme focuses on sustainability – one of the most significant concerns of supply chains in terms of business, society and environment. The programme is open to applicants from around the world.

The programme is designed in a fashion that incorporates real-life issues regarding sustainability in several supply chain management related courses. Besides core courses in mathematics, the programme includes topics that cover various stages of supply chains from purchasing and production, to distribution and retailing.

Our professional faculty ensures that you will gain a unique experience in the courses that strongly connect theory and practice. The teaching is carried out in English, and you will study alongside students from all over the world.

Vanajah Siva, programme director, answers your questions and tells you more about the programme and School of Engineering. 

During the programme, you will also have the opportunity to spend at least a semester abroad, which will further broaden your international proficiency. This will give you international contacts, experience and qualifications that will be highly valued by future employers.

You will make direct contact with a company within the industry through an Industrial Placement Course. The course involves nine weeks of work experience at a company. Those who wish to do so, can carry out this work experience abroad. The programme will also include industry involvement through activities such as guest lectures and job market days. 

The programme educates future industrial engineers and executives with multi-disciplinary expertise who will be experts in managing sustainable supply chains.

Possible future career prospects include positions within production, purchasing, distribution, as well as retail and e-commerce. As a graduate, you could also continue your education at the master’s level. At Jönköping University, you can follow your academic education within production, and logistics and SCM up to the doctoral level.


180 credits ECTS



Rate of study


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Start date

August 23, 2021


General entry requirements include high school diploma and specific demand on matematics, physics, and chemistry. Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.


Degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Industrial Engineering and Management

Tuition fees

150,000 SEK per year

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

NB Preliminary list of courses.

Year 1

Logistics Engineering 7.5 credits
Research Methods and Communication 7.5 credits
Principles of Sustainable Supply Chain Management 7.5 credits
Leadarship and Project Management 7.5 credits
Basic Calculus 7.5 credits
Business Planning and Entrepreneurship 7.5 credits
Matematical Statistics 7.5 credits
Quality Management and Engineering 7.5 credits

Year 2

Transportation and Warehousing 7.5 credits
Lean and Green Engineering 7.5 credits
Purchasing 7.5 credits
Linear Algebra and Optimisation 7.5 credits
Retailing 7.5 credits*
Sustainable Business Relationships 7.5 credits*
Industrial Placement Course 12 credits
Inquiry Methodology 3 credits*

Year 3

IT in Supply Chains 7.5 credits*
Simulation in Industrial Engineering 7.5 credits*
Innovative Production Systems Development 7.5 credits*
Intercultural and International Communication 7.5 credits*
Work, Human, Technology 7.5 credits
Supply Chains and Social Responsibility 7.5 credits
Final Thesis 15 credits

* Can be exchanged for studies abroad (30 credits)

Pathway Programme

If you don't fulfil our language requirements,  you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.  

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