Logistics Management

This section outlines the Master's, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management offered by the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies in the University of Sydney Business School.

For details of the Master of Logistics Management and Master of Transport Management (16 units of study, 96 credit points), please refer to Logistics Management and Transport Management section.

 

Course code Master of Logistics Management Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management
CRICOS code 074080E 031424F 031435E
Course abbreviation MLogMan GradDipLogMan GradCertLogMan
Credit points required for completion 60 36 24
Duration (minimum) 1.5 years full-time 1 year full-time 0.5 years full-time
2.5 years part-time 1.5 years part-time 1 year part-time

The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies in the University of Sydney Business School is an Australian Key Centre of Excellence and world class research institute with strong industry links and a key role in developing innovative ideas in logistics and supply chain management policy (sydney.edu.au/business/itls). Our programs focus on management and operations, developing specialist skills in: applying the concepts, techniques and principles that underlie logistics and supply chain management; understanding the relationships between business processes within and between organisations; using systems approaches to solve business problems; and managing the impact of current and future trends in logistics management on business processes. Our programs are structured so that students can choose to focus on one key area of logistics management: aviation management; infrastructure management; supply chain management; ports and maritime logistics; or transport planning and management. We provide our students with connections to industry through practical case studies, presentations from logistics professionals, site visits and the opportunity to undertake work placements with our industry partners.

Course structures

Master of Logistics Management

To be awarded the Master of Logistics Management, students complete ten units of study (60 credit points), comprising:

  • seven core units of study, including foundation, advanced and a capstone unit (42 credit points)
  • three elective units of study (18 credit points).
Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management, students complete six units of study (36 credit points), comprising:

  • four core units of study, comprising foundation and advanced units, (24 credit points)
  • two elective units of study (12 credit points).
Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management, students complete four core units of study, comprising foundation and advanced units, (24 credit points).

Core units of study


(i) Foundation

Students must complete the following two foundation units of study (12 credit points):

  • ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management (must be completed in first semester of study)#
  • ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport

# Students demonstrating extensive practical experience in the logistics industry may apply to substitute an alternative logistics management unit of study for ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management. Students should send their resume with a covering email outlining their experience to the Postgraduate Coordinator for Logistics Management, Dr Jyotirmoyee Bhattacharjya (jyotirmoyee.bhattacharjya@sydney.edu.au).


(ii) Advanced

Students in the Master’s degree must complete all four of the following advanced units of study (24 credit points). Students in the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate must only complete the advanced units: ITLS6001 and ITLS6002 (12 credit points).

  • ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing
  • ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems
  • ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement (Master’s degree only)
  • ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management (Master’s degree only).


(iii) Capstone (Master's degree only)

Students in the master’s degree must complete the six credit point capstone unit of study in their final semester of study:

  • ITLS6090 Global Value Chain Networks.

Elective units of study

Students enrolled in the individual Logistics Management courses must choose their electives as follows:

  • Master's degree: three elective units (18 credit points)
  • Graduate diploma: two elective units (12 credit points)

The elective units of study students can choose from are as follows:

  • ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement (Graduate Diploma only)#
  • ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management (Graduate Diploma only)#
  • ITLS6005 Production, Retail and Reverse Logistics
  • ITLS6006 Supply Chain Organisational Management
  • ITLS6007 Disaster Relief Operations
  • ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics
  • ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management
  • ITLS6106 Infrastructure Appraisal *
  • ITLS6107 GIS for Transport Supply Chains
  • ITLS6300 Maritime Management & Logistics
  • ITLS6301 Ports Management
  • ITLS6302 Maritime Case Studies & Simulation
  • ITLS6400 Airline Strategy & Supply Chains
  • ITLS6401 Airport Management
  • ITLS6402 Aviation Case Studies & Simulation
  • ITLS6500 Decision Making on Mega Projects
  • ITLS6900 Research Case Study I (master’s students only and departmental permission required)
  • ITLS6901 Research Case Study II (master’s students only and departmental permission required)
  • BUSS6500 Industry Placement (master’s students only and departmental permission required).

# Note. ITLS6003 and ITLS6004 are electives for the graduate diploma course only. Students in the master’s degree must complete these units as core units.

* Not offered in 2014.

Progression guides

The following tables illustrate course progression examples for a student enrolled in the Logistics Management master's degree, graduate diploma or graduate certificate.

Master of Logistics Management

The following table illustrates a degree progression example for a student enrolled in the Master of Logistics Management on a full-time basis undertaking three to four units of study (18-24 credit points) per semester.

 

YEAR

SESSION

UNITS OF STUDY

CREDIT POINTS

Year 1

Semester 1

ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management

ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport

ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing

18

Semester 2

ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems

ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management

elective unit

elective unit

24

Year 2

Semester 1

ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement elective unit ITLS6090 Global Value Chain Networks (capstone) 18
  60
Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management

The following table illustrates a course progression example for a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management on a full-time basis undertaking three units of study (18 credit points) per semester, completing in one year.

 

YEAR

SESSION

UNITS OF STUDY

CREDIT POINTS

Year 1

Semester 1

ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management
ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport
elective unit

18

Semester 2

ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing

elective unit

18
  36
Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management

The following table illustrates a course progression example for a student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management on a part-time basis undertaking two units of study (12 credit points) per semester, completing in one year.

 

YEAR

SESSION

UNITS OF STUDY

CREDIT POINTS

Year 1

Semester 1

ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management
ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport
12

Semester 2

ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems 12
  24

Please note: The information listed in these examples is based on the unit of study offerings for 2014 and is intended as a guide only. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their course in different sequences to that which is listed above. Students are advised to plan their course based upon their individual needs and to contact the Student Information Office if they need any assistance in planning their progression in their degree.