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Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management (GradDipLogMan)

Course Code GNLOGMGT1000
Course Type Postgraduate
Credit Points Required  36
CRICOS code 031434F


The following information is for students who commenced study in the Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management before 2014. New students commencing study in the Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management from 2014 should refer the information for this course on the Postgraduate Courses page.

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.

Minimum duration of course

1 year1.5 years

Course Structure

Please Note: Students who commenced their degree prior to 2011 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 elective units of study (12 credit points)

Core units of study

  • TPTM5001 Logistics and Supply Chain Management; * OR ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management (foundation unit for degree)
  • TPTM6495 Analysis Tools for Transport and Logistics; * OR ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport
  • one of the following: TPTM6115 Organisational Logistics*,  ITLS6006 Supply Chain Organisational Management, ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing, ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems, ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement, or ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory  Management.
  • TPTM6170 Value Chain Management;* OR ITLS6090 Global Value Chain Networks ^ (capstone unit for degree)

^ Note: Students who commenced prior to 2014 do not have to complete prerequisites ITLS6002, ITLS6003 and ITLS6004. Please contact Staff and Student Services for enrolment in this unit.

#Students demonstrating extensive practical experience in the logistics industry may apply to substitute an alternative logistics management unit of study for TPTM5001/ITLS5000. Students should send their resume with a covering email outlining their experience to the Postgraduate Coordinator for Logistics Management at

Elective units of study

  • ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing (if not completed as core)
  • ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems (if not completed as core);
  • ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement (if not completed as core)
  • ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management (if not completed as core)
  • ITLS6005 Green Operations & Reverse Logistics
  • ITLS6006 Supply Chain Organisational Management (if not completed as core)
  • ITLS6007 Disaster Relief Operations
  • ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics
  • ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management
  • ITLS6106 Infrastructure Appraisal
  • ITLS6107 GIS for Transport & Logistics
  • ITLS6300 Maritime Management & Logistics
  • ITLS6301 Ports Management
  • ITLS6302 Maritime Case Studies & Simulation
  • ITLS6400 Airline Strategy & Supply Chains
  • ITLS6401 Airport Management
  • ITLS6402 Aviation Case Studies & Simulation
  • ITLS6500 Decision Making on Mega Projects
  • TPTM6130 Transport and Logistics Strategy *
  • TPTM6160 Aviation Management and Logistics *
  • TPTM6180 Geographical Information Systems*
  • TPTM6190 Logistics Systems *
  • TPTM6200 Maritime Logistics *
  • TPTM6210 Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop SCM *
  • TPTM6222 Railway Planning and Operations *
  • TPTM6224 Intelligent Transport and Logistic Systems *
  • TPTM6240 Public Transport Policy and Planning *
  • TPTM6241 Transport Modes and Systems *
  • TPTM6260 International Logistics *
  • TPTM6270 Innovations in Logistics and Supply Chains *
  • TPTM6290 Special Topic in Supply Chain Management *
  • TPTM6310 Project Management in Supply Chains *
  • TPTM6350 Strategic Transport Modelling *
  • TPTM6360 Traffic Systems Management and Control *
  • TPTM6370 Manufacturing Logistics *
  • TPTM6380 Retail Logistics Management *
  • TPTM6390 Logistics in Humanitarian Aid Projects *
  • TPTM6400Strategic and Operational Procurement *
  • TPTM6425 Collecting, Managing and Assessing Data *
  • TPTM6440 International Freight Transportation *;
  • TPTM6450 Transport Policy *
  • TPTM6470 Sustainable Transport and Logistic Systems *
* All TPTM units will not be offered from 2014.

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 / Semester Unit of study 1 Unit of study 2 Unit of study 3  Credit points
Year 1
Semester 1
TPTM6495 OR ITLS5200
TPTM5001 OR ITLS5000
elective 18
Year 1
Semester 2
TPTM6170 OR ITLS6090
TPTM6115 OR ITLS6006 OR  ITLS6001 OR ITLS6002 OR ITLS6003 OR ITLS6004
elective 18

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 Staff and Student Services if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your course.