Master of Logistics Management

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

This course will be replaced by the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management from 2016.

The Sydney Master of Logistics program focuses on management and operations and teaches specialist skills in applying the concepts, techniques and principles that underlie logistics and supply chain management; the relationships between business processes within and between organisations; using systems approaches to solve business problems; and managing the effects of current and future trends in logistics management on business processes.

Logistics graduates are in high demand in private and public sectors throughout the world. Examples of the rewarding career opportunities available within this diverse field include director of distribution, export manager, operations manager, procurement manager, shipping coordinator and freight manager.

Course outline


The Master of Logistics Management requires the completion of 60 credit points comprising:

  1. seven core units of study (42 credit points) and
  2. three elective units of study (18 credit points).

Core units of study

(1)   Foundation units:

  • ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management, and
  • ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport.

(2)   Advanced units:

  • ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems,
  • ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement,
  • ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management, and
  • ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management.

(3)   Capstone unit:

Elective units of study

Completion of three electives is a requirement for the Master of Logistics Management. Electives are selected from a wide range of logistics and supply chain units of study as set out below.

Embedded courses

Further course information

Progression rules

A candidate for the Master of Logistics Management completes the units of study for the degree in a prescribed sequence, as detailed in the University of Sydney Business School (Postgraduate) Handbook, to facilitate progressive learning and enrich the group learning experience.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Logistics specialists are in very high demand in the private and public sectors throughout the world. Companies in every type of industry are seeking people at all levels with the vision and drive to deliver continuous improvement in their supply chains.

Sydney Master of Logistics Management graduates can pursue rewarding careers in diverse fields such as director of distribution, export manager, operations manager, procurement manager, shipping coordinator and freight manager.

Further study

Coursework study

Students who have completed a Business School Master’s degree are eligible to pursue the Master of Commerce at a reduced duration of one year (normally two years full-time). See Master of Commerce for further information.  

Research study

The University of Sydney Business School has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its research across a wide range of academic disciplines. The Master of Logistics Management is an entry pathway to our higher degree by research programs, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

The postgraduate research programs offered by the Business School attract a large number of domestic and international students each year. With more than 180 research students currently enrolled, we have one of the largest and most diverse higher degree by research programs in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more information about Sydney research at


Admission requirements

The equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a cognate discipline (such as business, management, commerce, economics, project management, engineering or planning), from a recognised tertiary institution, with at least a Credit (65%) average;


The equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree (in any discipline) from a recognised tertiary institution, with at least a Credit (65%) average and a minimum of three years’ relevant industry experience;


The equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s (honours) degree (or higher level qualification) in any discipline, from a recognised tertiary institution, with a minimum Credit (65 percent) average.

Qualifications awarded outside Australia can also be used for admission but equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification. You can find guidelines of the most common international entry requirements at

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply:

  1. directly to the University, or
  2. through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2015, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

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