Logistics and Supply Chain Management

postgraduate specialisation

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialisation is designed for students who want develop careers in the fields of logistics and supply chain management, as well as for those currently practising in these areas. The emphasis is on the operations and logistics functions in companies that source, produce, distribute and market nationally and internationally. Students are provided with a solid grounding in the concepts, techniques and principles that underlie logistics and supply chain management and discuss these issues from a managerial, practice-oriented perspective. Graduates develop skills in design and management of global supply chains, production planning and control, sourcing and supplier management, warehouse and inventory management, supply chain risk analysis, and logistics and supply chain implementation challenges facing Australian businesses.

Specialisation outline

To meet requirements for the Logistics and Supply Chain specialisation in the Master’s degree, you will complete five units of study (30 credit points), comprising:

(1) one six credit point foundational unit of study:

  • ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management

(2) 24 credit points in elective advanced units of study selected from the available elective options listed in The University of Sydney Business School (Postgraduate) Handbook, including:

  • ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics and Transport
  • ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning and Design
  • ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement
  • ITLS6004 Supply Chain Visibility
  • ITLS6007 Disaster Relief Operations
  • ITLS6008 Production and Operations Management
  • ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management
  • ITLS6107 Applied GIS and Spatial Data Analysis.

Graduate opportunities

Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialisation will help students to 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. Graduates can pursue rewarding careers in diverse fields such as:

  • Supply chain analyst/planner/manager
  • Procurement analyst/manager
  • Logistics planner/manager
  • Sales and Operations Planner
  • Demand Planner
  • Supplier Relationship Manager


Camperdown / Darlington Campus

Specialisation study mode

On-campus day, On-campus evening

Related subject areas

Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics, Infrastructure and Transport Management, Accounting, Finance, International Business,
Project Management, Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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