Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Master of Commerce)
The Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialisation is intended for students wishing to develop careers in the fields of logistics and supply chain management, as well as those currently practising in these areas. The emphasis of the specialisation is on the operations and logistics functions in companies that source, produce, distribute and market nationally and internationally. You will be provided with a solid grounding in the concepts, techniques and principles that underlie logistics and supply chain management and will discuss these issues from a managerial, practice-oriented perspective. Students will develop skills in strategic planning, operations and human resources, and the application of analytical tools such as network analysis, inventory and distribution, vehicle routing and scheduling, and development of information systems.
Requirements for the specialisation
The following information is for students who commenced study or transferred into the Master of Commerce in 2014 or students who commenced study before 2014 and wish to follow these requirements for a specialisation. All other students should refer to the information set out below under Information for pre-2014 continuing students.
To be awarded a specialisation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, students complete five units of study (30 credit points), comprising:
(i) one foundational unit of study (six credit points) completed in the first semester of study, as follows:
(ii) two compulsory units of study (12 credit points), as follows:
(iii) two elective units of study (12 credit points) selected from the following units of study:
- ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems
- ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement
- ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management
- ITLS6005 Production, Retail & Reverse Logistics
- ITLS6006 Supply Chain Organisational Management
- ITLS6007 Disaster Relief Operations
- ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics
- ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management
- ITLS6106 Infrastructure Appraisal *
- ITLS6107 GIS for Transport Supply Chains
- 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
* Not offered for 2014.
Note: Non-foundational (advanced) units of study can be used to count to one specialisation only. For example, ITLS6500 cannot be used to count towards both a Logistics and Supply chain Management and a Project Management specialisation.
Information for pre-2014 continuing students
Students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce before 2014 may choose to complete their specialisation according to the information set out above or can choose to complete according to the information set out in the following downloadable PDFs which lists the 2012/2013 and 2011 structures. Students should also refer to the handbook of the year they commenced study for exact details of their specialisation requirements.
- Requirements for the Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialisation for students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce in 2012 or 2013
- Requirements for the Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialisation for students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce in 2011
Students who commenced their degree before 2011 (in FH014 Master of Commerce), should follow the requirements for the Major in Supply Chain and Logistics Management as set out in the handbook of the year they commenced study.
Availability of this specialisation
This version of this specialisation is available under the following degrees:
- Master of Commerce (12 unit program)
- Master of Commerce (16 unit program)
- Master of International Business and Master of Commerce