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Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management (GradDipLogMan)

This version of the Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management is for students commencing from 2015. Continuing students who commenced study prior to 2015, should refer to the information for Graduate Diploma in on the Postgraduate Coursework Programs for Continuing Students Only (Discontinued Programs) page.

From 2016, this course will be retitled the Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management for 2016 commecing students and students transferring into the 2016 version of the degree.

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Course Code GNLOGMGT1000
Course Type Postgraduate
Credit Points Required  36
CRICOS code 031434F
Minimum duration of degree
Full-time 1 year
Part-time 1.5 years


The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies in the University of Sydney Business School is an Australian Key Centre of Excellence and world class research institute with strong industry links and a key role in developing innovative ideas in logistics and supply chain management policy. Our programs focus on management and operations, developing specialist skills in: applying the concepts, techniques and principles that underlie logistics and supply chain management; understanding the relationships between business processes within and between organisations; using systems approaches to solve business problems; and managing the impact of current and future trends in logistics management on business processes.

Course Structure

Please Note: Students who commenced their degree prior to 2015 should refer to the course structure, available major subject areas and resolutions in the handbook for the year they commenced. Archived handbooks can be accessed on the Handbooks website.

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management, students must successfully complete a total of six units of study (36 credit points), comprising:

  • four core units of study (24 credit points) - two foundation and two advanced units
  • two elective units of study (12 credit points)

Core units of study 

(i) Foundation
  Students must complete the following two foundation units of study (12 credit points):   

#Students demonstrating extensive practical experience in the logistics industry may apply to substitute an alternative logistics management unit of study for ITLS5000. Students should send their resume with a covering email outlining their experience to the Postgraduate Coordinator for Logistics Management at

(ii) Advanced 

Progression guide

The following table illustrates an example course progression for a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management on a full-time basis completing three units of study per semester.

Year 1
Semester 1
ITLS5200 ITLS6003
elective unit 24
Semester 2
elective unit

Please Note: The information listed in this program of study example is meant as a guide only. Students should always check the requirements for individual units of study. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their course in different sequences to that listed above. You are advised to plan your course based upon your individual needs and to contact the Student Information Office if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your course.