Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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

The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies has exceptionally strong links with industry and is recognised by the Australian Government as a centre of excellence in research and education. In this program, you will learn to apply the concepts and techniques at the heart of logistics and supply chain management and benefit from placement opportunities with leading companies. Upon graduation, you will be in demand.

The Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management 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 supply chain management on business processes.

Logistics and supply chain management 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 procurement manager, supply manager, supply chain director/manager, export manager, operations manager, procurement manager, shipping coordinator and freight manager.

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Course outline

OUTLINE OF DEGREE STRUCTURE

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

(i) six core units of study (36 credit points) and

(ii) four elective units of study (24 credit points).

Core units of study(1) Foundation units:
  • ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management, and
  • ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics and Transport.
(2) Advanced units:
  • ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning & Design,
  • ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement, and
  • ITLS6008 Production and Operations Management.
(3) Capstone unit:
  • ITLS6090 Logistics and Supply Chain Project
Elective units of study

Completion of three electives is a requirement for the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Electives are selected from a wide range of logistics and supply chain units of study, including:

  • ITLS6004 Supply Chain Visibility
  • ITLS6007 Disaster Relief Operations
  • ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management
  • ITLS6106 Infrastructure Appraisal
  • ITLS6107 Applied GIS and Spatial Data Analytics
  • ITLS6300 Maritime Management and Logistics
  • ITLS6301 Ports Management
  • ITLS6400 Airline Strategy and Supply Chains
  • ITLS6401 Airport Management
  • ITLS6403 Cases in Global Transport and Logistics
  • ITLS6500 Decision Making on Mega Projects
  • ITLS6900 Research Case Study I (departmental permission required)
  • ITLS6901 Research Case Study II (departmental permission required).

Embedded courses

Further course information

Progression rules

A candidate for the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain 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 and supply chain 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 and Supply Chain Management graduates can pursue rewarding careers in diverse fields such as procurement manager, supply manager, supply chain director/manager, 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, such as the 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 degrees by research programs in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more information about Sydney research at sydney.edu.au/business/research.

Admission

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, an applicant is required to have:
• an Australian bachelor's degree with honours or higher in any discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification or
• an Australian bachelor's degree in a related discipline with a credit average (65 per cent) or equivalent qualification or
• an Australian bachelor's degree in an unrelated discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification, and relevant professional work experience (typically three years) or
• any of the above combinations of qualifications and/or experience with less than a credit average (minimum 50 percent required) and satisfactory performance in the GMAT (for guidance, the class average score is 630) or equivalent Business School approved admissions test or
• the University of Sydney Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate diploma/graduate certificate can be credited to the master's degree.

Any grade requirements listed are based on the University of Sydney grading system.
For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification. For a guide to common international qualifications and equivalent entry requirements visit University of Sydney Business School entry guide. Any grade requirements listed are based on the University of Sydney grading system.
For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification. For a guide to common international qualifications and equivalent entry requirements visit University of Sydney Business School entry guide.

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 Handbooks Online 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.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

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


For students commencing in Semester 2, 2017, limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available. Please refer to the Business School website for further details.

Please note that CSP places in PG coursework will only be available to students newly commencing in their program of choice who are directly admitted to the Masters level.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply:

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

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount

The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the 2017 amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

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

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will 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 costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

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.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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