Operations Management (QBUS2330)


This unit is about the fundamentals of operations management, an exciting area that has a profound effect on the productivity of both manufacturing and services. The techniques of operations management apply throughout the world to virtually all productive enterprises. It does not matter if the application is in an office, a hospital, a restaurant, a department store, or a factory - the production of goods and services requires operations management. As a graduate working in the business sector you will certainly be exposed to operations issues - this unit will equip you to approach these issues intelligently, whether or not your role is within the operations function. The efficient production of goods and services requires effective application of the concepts, tools, and techniques that we introduce in this unit. These include: quality management, capacity planning, location and layout strategies, supply chain management and inventory control.

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Further unit of study information


1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week


individual assignment 1 (10%), individual assignment 2 (5%), group project (15%), mid-term exam (25%), final exam (45%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


BUSS1020 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or 6 credit points in MATH units including one of  MATH1005, MATH1905 or MATH1015



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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.