Master of Logistics Management and Master of Transport Management
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The combined Sydney Master of Logistics and Master of Transport Management is offered by Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), a key centre recognised by the Australian Federal Government as a leader in transport and logistics research and education.
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.
The Sydney Master of Transport Management will give you specialist training in the field of transport management, with particular focus on policy and strategic planning. You will develop specialist skills in: applying the concepts, techniques and principles that underlie transport management, planning and analysis; understanding the relationships between government agencies and the private sector in the provision, financing, operation and maintenance of transport networks; using contemporary modelling techniques and data collection processes; managing the effects of current and future trends in transport.
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 combined Master of Logistics Management and Master of Transport Management requires the completion of 96 credit points.
The completion of the three core logistics management units, TPTM5001 Logistics and Supply Chain Management (foundation unit), TPTM6115 Organisational Logistics, and TPTM6170 Value Chain Management (capstone unit), is a requirement of the Master of Logistics Management component and the completion of the three core transport management units, TPTM6241 Transport Modes and Systems (foundation unit), TPTM6495 Analysis Tools for Transport and Logistics, and TPTM6450 Transport policy (capstone unit), is a requirement of the Master of Transport Management component.
The completion of a further ten electives is a requirement for the Master of Logistics Management and Master of Transport Management. Electives are selected from a wide range of specialist logistics and transport management units of study.
Candidates complete their foundation core units (TPTM5001 and TPTM6241) in the first semester of enrolment. The core capstone units (TPTM6170 and TPTM6450) are completed in the final semester of enrolment. The core unit TPTM6495 is completed in the first semester of study as it is prerequisite for many electives. The final core unit, TPTM6115, and the elective units are completed in any order depending on prerequisite/corequisite requirements.
Course outcomes and further study
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.
Sydney Master of Transport Management graduates can pursue careers in diverse fields such as managing a railway, carrying out traffic and revenue forecasts, undertaking transport planning, being a specialist urban planner focusing on travel demand management, undertaking travel market surveys, providing strategic policy advice to government ministers or CEOs of large private organisations.
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 and the Master of Transport Management degrees are entry pathways 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 and Master of Transport 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 and Master of Transport Management.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Logistics Management and Master of Transport 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.