Master of Logistics Management
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
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.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- BUSS6124 - International Exchange Program
- BUSS6324 - Study Abroad
- BUSS6500 - Industry Placement
- TPTM5001 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- TPTM6115 - Organisational Logistics
- TPTM6130 - Transport and Logistics Strategy
- TPTM6160 - Aviation Management and Logistics
- TPTM6170 - Value Chain Management
- 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 & Logistic Systems
- TPTM6240 - Public Transport Policy and Planning
- TPTM6241 - Transport Modes and Systems
- TPTM6260 - International Logistics
- TPTM6300 - Research Project I
- TPTM6310 - Project Management in Supply Chains
- TPTM6330 - Research Project II
- TPTM6350 - Strategic Transport Modelling
- TPTM6360 - Traffic Systems Management and Control
- TPTM6380 - Retail Logistics Management
- TPTM6390 - Logistics in Humanitarian Aid Projects
- TPTM6400 - Strategic and Operational Procurement
- TPTM6440 - International Freight Transportation
- TPTM6450 - Transport Policy
- TPTM6470 - Sustainable Transport & Logistic Systems
- TPTM6495 - Analysis Tools for Transport & Logistics
Further course information
The Master of Logistics Management requires the completion of 60 credit points comprising two components:
(i) four core units of study and
(ii) six elective units of study.
Completion of the four core units, TPTM5001 Logistics and Supply Chain Management (foundation unit), TPTM6115 Organisational Logistics, TPTM6495 Analysis Tools for Transport and Logistics, and TPTM6170 Value Chain Management (capstone unit), is a requirement of this degree.
Completion of six electives is a requirement for the Master of Logistics Management. Electives are selected from a wide range of specialist logistics and supply chain units of study.
A candidate for the Master of Logistics Management completes the core foundation unit of study (TPTM5001 Logistics and Supply Chain Management) in their first semester of enrolment and the core capstone unit of study (TPTM6170 Value Chain Management) in their final semester of enrolment. It is recommended that the core unit TPTM6495 Analysis Tools for Transport and Logistics is completed in the first semester of study as some elective options require the completion of this unit as a prerequisite. The final core unit, TPTM6115 Organisational Logistics, and the elective units are completed in any order depending on prerequisite/corequisite requirements.
Value Chain Management
Most large organisations consider Asia to becoming the new global manufacturing centre: Australian businesses are increasingly working as components of value chain networks working within this emerging structure. The key focus of this unit is to introduce the concepts of what has been identified as the "New Economy Business Model". It explores the concepts using examples and case studies. The changes to facilitate this are not just sales and marketing driven, but encompass design and development, production and distribution in a holistic business model. Products and services now have multiple applications and business organisations are redefining their core capabilities and processes; and many products become services as they move through their life cycles. In traditional business model companies competed with each other; in the new economy business model "value chain networks" are competing with each other. At the industry level value chains can be seen as business network structures, or confederations, that are developing from traditional corporations. To emphasise the need to understand how organisations are working in this new business environment assessments use current problems in actual organisations.
Course outcomes and further study
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.
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 http://sydney.edu.au/business/research.
A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Logistics Management will hold the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree, graduate diploma/certificate from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum credit (65 per cent) 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 a guideline of the most common international entry requirements at
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Logistics Management.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Logistics Management.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2013, 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 2012 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.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2013, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013, 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.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, 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.