Units of study for Logistics Management coursework programs

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Table of postgraduate units of study: Logistics Management

Master of Logistics Management

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Core units of study

(1) Foundation
ITLS5000 must be completed in a student's first semester of study.
ITLS5000
Foundations of Supply Chain Management
6    N TPTM5001, TPTM6155


This is the foundation unit for all logistics and supply chain management programs and should be completed in the first period of study. Students demonstrating extensive practical experience in the logistics industry may apply to substitute an alternative logistics management unit of study for this unit. 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
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS5200
Quantitative Logistics & Transport
6    P Assumed Knowledge: Basic familiarity with MS Excel and basic mathematical knowledge.
C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6495
Semester 1
Semester 2
(2) Advanced
ITLS6002
Supply Chain Planning Systems
6    C (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495)
N TPTM6190
Semester 1
ITLS6003
Contemporary Procurement
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001
N TPTM6400
Semester 1
ITLS6004
Warehouse & Inventory Management
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001
Semester 2
ITLS6101
Global Freight Logistics Management
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6440
Semester 2
(3) Capstone unit
The capstone unit must be completed in a student's final semester of study.
ITLS6090
Global Value Chain Networks
6    P ITLS500 or TPTM5001
C ITLS6002 and ITLS6003 and ITLS6004
N TPTM6170


This is the capstone unit for the Master of Logistics Management and should be completed in the last period of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

Students must complete 18 credit points in elective units.
ITLS6001
Value Chain Costing
6      Intensive January
ITLS6005
Green Operations and Reverse Logistics
6    N TPTM6210, TPTM6380
Intensive July
ITLS6007
Disaster Relief Operations
6    N TPTM6390
Semester 2
ITLS6106
Infrastructure Appraisal
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N ITLS5200
Semester 1
ITLS6107
GIS for Transport and Logistics
6    P This unit assumes no prior knowledge of GIS; the unit is hands-on involving the use of software, which students will be trained in using.
N TPTM6180
Intensive January
ITLS6300
Maritime Management & Logistics
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6200
Semester 1
ITLS6301
Ports Management
6      Intensive January
ITLS6400
Airline Strategy and Supply Chains
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6160
Semester 2
ITLS6401
Airport Management
6      Semester 1
ITLS6403
Cases in Global Transport and Logistics
6    C Corequisites: ITLS6300 (or TPTM6200) or ITLS6400 (or TPTM6160)
N ITLS6302, ITLS6402
Semester 2
ITLS6500
Decision Making on Mega Projects
6    C (ITLS5000 or TPTM5001) or (ITLS5100 or TPTM6241) or INFS5001
Semester 1
ITLS6900
Research Case Study I
6    P ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6300

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is a research unit which requires special permission from the Unit Coordinator please contact Dr Andrew Collins: andrew.collins@sydney.edu.au
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS6901
Research Case Study II
6    P ITLS6900
N TPTM6330

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is a research unit which requires special permission from the Unit Coordinator please contact Dr Andrew Collins: andrew.collins@sydney.edu.au
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6500
Industry Placement
6    P 8 units with a WAM of 65%
N ECOF6500, BUSS6502, ECOF6502, BUSS6501, ECOF6501

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2

Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Core units of study

Students in both the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate must complete all the following core units (24 credit points).
(1) Foundation
ITLS5000 must be completed in a student's first semester of study.
ITLS5000
Foundations of Supply Chain Management
6    N TPTM5001, TPTM6155


This is the foundation unit for all logistics and supply chain management programs and should be completed in the first period of study. Students demonstrating extensive practical experience in the logistics industry may apply to substitute an alternative logistics management unit of study for this unit. 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
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS5200
Quantitative Logistics & Transport
6    P Assumed Knowledge: Basic familiarity with MS Excel and basic mathematical knowledge.
C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6495
Semester 1
Semester 2
(2) Advanced
ITLS6003
Contemporary Procurement
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001
N TPTM6400
Semester 1
ITLS6004
Warehouse & Inventory Management
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001
Semester 2

Elective units of study (Graduate Diploma students)

Students in the Graduate Diploma complete 12 credit points in elective units.
ITLS6001
Value Chain Costing
6      Intensive January
ITLS6002
Supply Chain Planning Systems
6    C (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495)
N TPTM6190
Semester 1
ITLS6005
Green Operations and Reverse Logistics
6    N TPTM6210, TPTM6380
Intensive July
ITLS6007
Disaster Relief Operations
6    N TPTM6390
Semester 2
ITLS6106
Infrastructure Appraisal
6    C ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
N ITLS5200
Semester 1
ITLS6107
GIS for Transport and Logistics
6    P This unit assumes no prior knowledge of GIS; the unit is hands-on involving the use of software, which students will be trained in using.
N TPTM6180
Intensive January
ITLS6300
Maritime Management & Logistics
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6200
Semester 1
ITLS6301
Ports Management
6      Intensive January
ITLS6400
Airline Strategy and Supply Chains
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6160
Semester 2
ITLS6401
Airport Management
6      Semester 1
ITLS6403
Cases in Global Transport and Logistics
6    C Corequisites: ITLS6300 (or TPTM6200) or ITLS6400 (or TPTM6160)
N ITLS6302, ITLS6402
Semester 2
ITLS6500
Decision Making on Mega Projects
6    C (ITLS5000 or TPTM5001) or (ITLS5100 or TPTM6241) or INFS5001
Semester 1

Unit of study descriptions for the Logistics Management coursework programs

Please note: These unit of study descriptions are listed alphanumerically by unit code.

BUSS6500 Industry Placement

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Zina O'Leary Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Wks 1-3: 1x 3hrs pre-placement workshops; Wks 4-12: 3 days a week internship; Wk 13: presentation. Prerequisites: 8 units with a WAM of 65% Prohibitions: ECOF6500, BUSS6502, ECOF6502, BUSS6501, ECOF6501 Assessment: Learning contract (0%), reflective journal (20%), presentation (15%), and research report (65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employment Relations Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au
This unit is available to outstanding students completing the Master of Commerce, Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, Master of Logistics Management, Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Transport Management program. It involves a professional placement with a business, government, or non-government organisation. It includes preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and report writing. Assessment includes a reflective journal and professional report and presentation based on the internship placement. Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Alan Win Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 12 x 3.5 hr lectures, 6 x 3 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Prohibitions: TPTM5001, TPTM6155 Assessment: Individual report (35%), group report (15%), quiz (10%), group presentation (10%), exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This is the foundation unit for all logistics and supply chain management programs and should be completed in the first period of study. Students demonstrating extensive practical experience in the logistics industry may apply to substitute an alternative logistics management unit of study for this unit. 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
Managing an organisation's logistics and supply chain management was for many years a neglected management activity. As a result of an article in Fortune in 1962 written by Peter Drucker, businesses became aware that 50 percent of each dollar consumers spent on goods financed activities that occur after the goods leave the factory, thus focusing attention on the potential efficiency savings that managing these activities could achieve. In the 50 years that has passed, business has seen massive changes; a complete management discipline has been built resulting in the integration and coordination of materials flows into, through, and out of, manufacturing facilities achieving exceptionally high levels of productivity. Logistics and supply chain management now plays a major role in implementing organisational strategy and in many industries has sole responsibility for managing customer service. An understanding of the role of this activity within an organisation and how an understanding of logistics and supply chains can assist business managers to better respond to market opportunities is essential for business students. Students undertaking this unit will be given a solid grounding in the language, concepts, techniques and principles that underlie the field of logistics and supply chain management, and how knowledge of these concepts can contribute towards a strategically effective and operationally efficient organisation or network of organisations.
Textbooks
Pienaar WJ and Vogt JJ (2009) Business logistics management: A supply chain perspective
ITLS5200 Quantitative Logistics & Transport

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Geoffrey Clifton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 x 3.5 hr lectures, 5 x 3.5 hr computer laboratory. Refer to timetable for full details. Prerequisites: Assumed Knowledge: Basic familiarity with MS Excel and basic mathematical knowledge. Corequisites: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241) Prohibitions: TPTM6495 Assessment: In-class quizzes (30%), and computer exams (70%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Successful logistics, transport and infrastructure management relies on the ability to analyse and transform data into usable information to support decision making. This unit emphasises the practical aspects of quantitative analysis with computer based workshops providing students with highly marketable skills in MS Excel. Students are guided through the basic theories used in decision making but emphasis is placed on how the theories are applied in practice, drawing on real world experience in quantitative analysis. The unit covers basic statistical analysis, linear regression, demand forecasting, spreadsheet modelling and linear programming.
Textbooks
Selvanathan, E. A., Selvanathan, S. And Keller, G. 2014, Business Statistics: Australia and New Zealand 6th edition, Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne.
ITLS6001 Value Chain Costing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor David Walters Session: Intensive January Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: In-class short exams (40%), presentation (20%), essay (10%), exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Networked organisations are becoming a significant organisational structure in manufacturing and distribution. This unit develops students' understanding of the finance and accounting activities that need to be undertaken during the value adding processes that a business must fulfil. Emphasis is placed on the network aspects of costing processes and activities but relevant financial topics that impact on value chain network structures will also be introduced, such as financial and operational gearing, alternative methods of financing the operations activities, and risk management. Of importance is the notion of added value and how its quantitative value may be calculated as the aggregate added value accumulated within the value chain network; for example a cell phone may cross a number of international borders during manufacture and distribution, value is added by each process but what is the total value added and how much? This introduces another topic - how do we share the value generated by a network organisation among the network members? Answers to these questions need to be resolved to ensure the long-term growth and survival of the value chain network
Textbooks
Hansen D and Mowen M (2013) Cornerstones of Cost management; Walsh C (2008) Key Management Ratios
ITLS6002 Supply Chain Planning Systems

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Collins Session: Semester 1 Classes: 6 x 3 hr lectures, 6 x 3 hr computer laboratory. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) Prohibitions: TPTM6190 Assessment: Assignments (60%) and exams (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides a detailed coverage of various analytical tools, techniques and software which are used both strategically and operationally in a wide range of logistics and supply chain contexts. Emphasis in the unit is on which tools to use and when to use them in order to improve overall performance and reduce costs in operating within supply chains. All techniques are implemented practically, and in addition, students are exposed to the SAP enterprise resource planning tool. Topics covered include inventory control, the optimisation of transportation flows, facility location, project management, and the role of ERP and other software in solving these problems. The unit is taught in lecture and laboratory formats.
Textbooks
Magal SR and Word J (2012) Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems
ITLS6003 Contemporary Procurement

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jyotirmoyee Bhattacharjya Session: Semester 1 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 Prohibitions: TPTM6400 Assessment: Quizzes (60%), individual report (20%), and group report (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Globalisation of supply markets and changing regulatory environments pose new challenges for strategic procurement. This unit explores the role that procurement departments in both manufacturing and service sectors can play in generating cost savings for companies competing in volatile global marketplaces. Students will gain practice-based insights into internal and external relationship management issues, category-specific sourcing strategies, sourcing risks, and, spend management and contract management strategies. The unit will draw on a number of international cases to illustrate key concepts. The content is suitable for both early career procurement professionals as well as students considering procurement as a future career option.
Textbooks
Sollish F and Semanik J (2011) Strategic Global Sourcing Best Practices; Sollish F and Semanik J (2012) The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference; Monczka RM, Handfield RB, Guinipero LC and Patterson JL (2011) Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
ITLS6004 Warehouse & Inventory Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jyotirmoyee Bhattacharjya Session: Semester 2 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 Assessment: Quiz (x2) (60%), individual report (20%), group report (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Warehouses play an important role in supply chain management and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. This unit provides students with an in depth understanding of key topics in warehouse and inventory management including warehouse design, warehouse processes, stock counting, costs, performance, outsourcing, and environmental impacts. Warehouses also continue to evolve with advances in technology. The unit examines the role of evolving technologies and the GS1 standard in the context of warehouse and inventory management. Case studies and software packages will be used to aid learning wherever applicable.
Textbooks
Richards G (2011) Warehouse Management: a complete guide to improving efficiency and minimizing costs in the modern warehouse
ITLS6005 Green Operations and Reverse Logistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Alan Win Session: Intensive July Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Prohibitions: TPTM6210, TPTM6380 Assessment: Quizzes (60%), individual report (20%), group report (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Increasing customer awareness, pressures from the government and environmental groups, and political motivations are more than ever driving organisations to create greener operations across their supply chains. Particularly, creating reverse logistics and managing closed-loop supply chain operations have received significant attention in many industries due to the reduced profit margins, shorter product life cycles and tighter product take-back regulations. This unit offers a thorough examination of concepts and processes pertaining to greening of supply chain operations such as green supply chain network design, reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chains, green product design and life-cycle analysis, green and lean production strategies, and environmental regulatory considerations and the associated carbon neutrality strategies. Students will learn about the successful greening practices which have helped organisations improve their environmental performance and create competitive advantage.
Textbooks
Emmett S and Sood V (2010) Green supply chains: an action manifesto
ITLS6007 Disaster Relief Operations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jersey Seipel Session: Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 3.5 hr lectures, 6 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Prohibitions: TPTM6390 Assessment: Individual essay (25%), presentation (25%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Large scale, sudden onset disasters strike with little or no warning. In their wake they leave shattered infrastructure, collapsed services and traumatised populations, while the number of dead, injured and homeless often reaches staggering proportions. Humanitarian aid organisations, such as the Red Cross, Doctors without Borders or Oxfam, to name just a few, are usually amongst the first responders, but depend on extremely agile supply chains to support their worldwide operations. Successful disaster relief missions are characterised by the ability of professionals to cope with time pressure, high uncertainty and unusual restrictions. This unit is designed as an introduction to the coordination and management of humanitarian aid and emergency response logistics. Case studies of real events, such as the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake provide the framework for analysis and research, while discussion of operational factors, simulations, workshops and group exercises offer students an interactive learning environment.
Textbooks
Christopher M and Tatham P (2011) Humanitarian Logistics
ITLS6090 Global Value Chain Networks

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Behnam Fahimnia Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 3 hr progress report meetings with Coordinator (or similar). Prerequisites: ITLS500 or TPTM5001 Corequisites: ITLS6002 and ITLS6003 and ITLS6004 Prohibitions: TPTM6170 Assessment: Preliminary project report (Group) (20%), class presentation (Group) (20%), and final project report (Individual) (60%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This is the capstone unit for the Master of Logistics Management and should be completed in the last period of study.
This capstone unit consolidates and integrates the knowledge and skills that students have gained in the Master of Logistics Management program. Taken in the last semester of study, the unit provides students with the opportunity to explore real world and/or scenario-based logistics and supply chain management problems and to reinforce competencies in the area of their interest and expertise. The projects are chosen by students based on their experience and professional needs in one or more of the following areas: design and planning of global value chain, supply chain risk analysis and mitigation strategies, sustainable logistics and supply chains, performance measurement and management, warehouse and inventory management, production planning and control, strategic procurement, and value chain challenges facing Australian businesses. Students manage the project investigation and carry it to completion within a specified time period and to a professional standard. Through the project students identify the problems and existing bottlenecks, explore the potential solutions to these problems, critically analyse the situation, document their progress, communicate findings with their mentor and other students, reflect on their learning, and prepare a formal project report describing the work performed as well as the resulting conclusions and recommendations.
Textbooks
Friedman T (2005) The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century
ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rico Merkert Session: Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 3.5 hr lectures, 3 x 3.5 hr seminars, 3 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241) Prohibitions: TPTM6440 Assessment: Individual report (30%), quizzes (30%), exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit seeks to give students an understanding of the management of international freight, including express, freight forwarding, air freight and ocean shipping. The unit will discuss underlying drivers of international trade flows and the demand for capacity in different freight transport modes, as well as industry structure, regulatory environment (customs, etc.) and market access. Building on this background the unit will highlight the implications for profitable air cargo and shipping operations. Particular focus will be given to fleet and network planning, revenue and cost management. The material covered in the unit will take into account recent developments in global and regional economic activity and discuss implications for the various sectors of the air, sea and intermodal freight businesses. This unit covers operators, customers and investors perspectives and strategies and intermodal freight businesses.
Textbooks
Morrell P (2011) Moving Boxes By Air: The Economics of International Air Cargo
ITLS6106 Infrastructure Appraisal

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Corinne Mulley Session: Semester 1 Classes: 12x 3.5hr interactive sessions Corequisites: ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 Prohibitions: ITLS5200 Assessment: Presentation (30%) and exam (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The provision and implementation of infrastructure involves a choice between alternative ways of using scarce resources. Infrastructure appraisal is a process which provides an evidence base for decision-makers to make informed and rational choices on investment strategies. This unit uses cases studies to investigate the evaluation of infrastructure investment whether funded by the private or public sector, where the critical difference is between the viewpoint of the investor with private investors being interested in the return to their own business, and public investment needing to be concerned with the costs and benefits to society as a whole. The unit also examines the implications for appraisal in the increasingly-important public-private financing investment setting. The unit considers the rationale of appraisal and its underlying value judgements before addressing issues of reference case and elements for appraisal identification. Uncertainty is a crucial element associated with evaluating investments which occur in the future, as is the valuation of resources, when there is no market to guide value. The unit goes beyond financial appraisal and cost benefit analysis to include themes that are assuming growing importance in today's evaluation processes, such as the wider economy impacts and economic impact analysis.
ITLS6107 GIS for Transport and Logistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Stephen Greaves Session: Intensive January Classes: 6 x 3.5 hr lectures, 6 x 3.5 hr computer laboratory. Refer to timetable for full details. Prerequisites: This unit assumes no prior knowledge of GIS; the unit is hands-on involving the use of software, which students will be trained in using. Prohibitions: TPTM6180 Assessment: Individual tutorial exercises using GIS software (25%), team project using GIS software with group and individual component (35%), team presentation with group and individual component (15%), final exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
The efficient and effective management, display and analysis of spatial information are integral skills for contemporary transportation, logistics and infrastructure professionals. Meeting these requirements has been revolutionised by the development of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of GIS, with a particular focus on applications in transportation, logistics and infrastructure management. The unit begins by introducing students to the 'building blocks' of GIS systems, including data structures, relational databases, spatial queries and analysis. We then focus on sources of spatial data including GPS, remote sensing, and web-based sources highlighting both the potential and challenges associated with integrating each data source within a GIS environment. The unit then takes a hands-on focus, using the latest GIS software to analyse several problems of interest (e.g., establishing demand for a new rail/bus service, planning a routing and scheduling service for a delivery firm, or identifying aircraft noise violations around an airport). Students completing the unit will be able to conduct and evaluate a GIS case study in terms of implementation of a data model, the use of appropriate GIS tools and techniques, benefits and barriers of the implemented system, and how the system could be improved. This unit will appeal to all students interested in the spatial impact of decision-making.
ITLS6300 Maritime Management & Logistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Michael Bell Session: Semester 1 Classes: 7 x 3.5 hr lectures, 1 x 3.5 hr seminar, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241) Prohibitions: TPTM6200 Assessment: Quizzes (50%), presentation (10%), essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit conveys the fundamentals of maritime logistics and positions each student to become a competent practitioner with an understanding of the key concepts, techniques and management methods of maritime logistics. The unit commences with a review of world seaborne trade, trends and cycles in the industry. This includes a review of ship types, ship life cycles, and the markets for new and second hand ships. There is an analysis of competition and efficiency in maritime logistics, including the impact of vertical and horizontal integration, alliances, freight stabilisation agreements and conferences. Ship owning, financing, chartering and insurance are covered in detail. Ship certification, flag state control, and the role of the IMO are described. Intermodal supply chains are studied for both bulk and containerised freight. Tramp and liner shipping is covered, with a detailed look at routing and scheduling for liner operations. Presentations by maritime professionals will complement the lectures and provide students with windows on the workings of the industry.
Textbooks
Stopford M (2009) Maritime Economics; UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), Review of Maritime Transport, 2011 and 2012
ITLS6301 Ports Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Michael Bell Session: Intensive January Classes: 7 x 3.5 hr lectures, 1 x 3.5 hr seminar, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Quizzes (50%), presentation (10%), essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit conveys the fundamentals of port management and thus develops each student into a competent practitioner with an understanding of the key concepts, techniques and management methods for the port industry. The unit comprehensively covers all aspects of management from planning and operation to security, efficiency and mitigation of environmental impact for all types of port. Technological changes and their implications for the port industry, in particular container terminal automation, are studied. The role of ports in global supply chains is analysed. The relationship of ports with their hinterlands as well as the concept of port-centric logistics is looked at in detail. The port-city interface as well as waterfront redevelopment is covered, with examples drawn from a number of countries. Port policy and the importance of competition and/or regulation are presented. Talks by port professionals will complement the lectures and provide students with windows on the workings of the industry.
Textbooks
Stopford M (2009) Maritime Economics; UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), Review of Maritime Transport, 2011 and 2012; World Bank (2011) World Bank Port Reform Toolkit
ITLS6400 Airline Strategy and Supply Chains

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rico Merkert Session: Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 3.5 hr lectures, 3 x 3.5 hr seminars, 3 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241) Prohibitions: TPTM6160 Assessment: Assignments (50%), quiz (10%), presentation (20%), exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Aviation is an international growth industry offering extensive commercial and employment opportunities in airlines, airports, banks, consultancies and other players along the aviation supply chain. This unit covers all aspects of international business and management along the aviation value chain from consumer, producer and investor perspectives. Students develop an understanding of the economics of operating airlines and other aviation entities, including implications of competitive strategies for the development of hubs and networks. The growth in air traffic particularly in the Asia/Pacific region is placing strains on aviation capacity and the unit thus covers forecasting and the role of the private sector in airline/airport development. The unit also examines the management and logistics of air services in remote regions. As a result of our strategic partnership with CAPA, students will have access to industry data bases, company information and aviation contacts/networks.
Textbooks
Doganis R (2010) Flying Off Course
ITLS6401 Airport Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Xiaowen Fu Session: Semester 1 Classes: 5 x 3.5 hr lectures, 2 x 3.5 hr seminars, 5 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Assessment: Essay (40%), quiz (20%), group presentation (20%), exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Airports play an integral role in the aviation system, and contribute significantly to the economic growth of a region, or even a country. This unit covers major aspects of airport management, operation and public policy. The unit's learning objectives are two-fold. Firstly, it provides students with the core knowledge and insights concerning the key issues and decisions involved in the operation and management of airports in a rapidly changing regulatory environment. Secondly, it develops the skills for applying various applied economics and management knowledge to the airport industry. The unit assists students to understand more fully the business related problems encountered by commercial, industrial and public organisations in the airport industry. It also develops an ability to interpret results from relevant economic / management studies.
Textbooks
De Neufville R, Odoni A, Belobaba P and Reynolds T (2013) Airport Systems; Planning, Design and Management; Ashford N, Stanton M, Moore C, Coutu P and Beasley J (2012) Airport Operations; Belobaba P, Odoni A and Barnhart C (2009) The Global Airline Industry
ITLS6403 Cases in Global Transport and Logistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Xiaowen Fu Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 3.5 hr lectures, 5 x 3.5 hr seminars, 5 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: Corequisites: ITLS6300 (or TPTM6200) or ITLS6400 (or TPTM6160) Prohibitions: ITLS6302, ITLS6402 Assessment: Individual assignment (40%), group case study presentation (40%), final quiz (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Global transport and logistics (aviation, shipping and multi-modal transportation) is one of the fastest growing international industry areas providing commercial and employment opportunities in airlines, airports, shipping lines, ports, freight forwarders, banks, consultancies, and other players in the global supply chain. In the current market environment it is not enough to have an understanding of the business fundamentals of the aviation and maritime industry. The most sought after skill is to be able to apply acquired knowledge and to be ready to do business. This unit builds on the material taught in the foundation maritime and aviations units with the aim to relate all of the key learning outcomes from those units to real world industry examples. Students are required to test their understanding in case studies and workshops both on an individual level and in team work environments. The course is enriched by a number of presentations from senior managers from the aviation and maritime industry.
Textbooks
Doganis, R., 2010, Flying Off Course, 4th ed., Routledge, London, New York; Stopford, M., 2009, Maritime Economics, Routledge, London, New York
ITLS6500 Decision Making on Mega Projects

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Matthew Beck Session: Semester 1 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: (ITLS5000 or TPTM5001) or (ITLS5100 or TPTM6241) or INFS5001 Assessment: Quiz (15%), essay (30%), group (25%), exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
In the majority of instances, infrastructure projects involve significant levels of investment in assets that are crucial to the economic performance of public or private entities. In this unit, students are introduced to the concept of infrastructure and develop an understanding of infrastructure as a system of interrelated physical components and how those components affect, and are affected by, society, politics, economics, and the environment. They will gain an understanding of the role of management characteristics, planning, innovation, competition, risk and uncertainty, and the private versus public sector in the decision making process with respect to mega projects.
Textbooks
Priemus H, Flyvberg B and van Wee B (2008) Decision Making on Mega-Projects; Flyvberg B, Bruzelius N and Rothengatter W (2003) Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition; Penn MR and Parker PJ (2012) Introduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering; Brett M and Frischmann BM (2012) Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources
ITLS6900 Research Case Study I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Collins Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: This unit is research based and has no class requirements Prerequisites: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495 Prohibitions: TPTM6300 Assessment: Proposal (15%), final presentation (20%), final report (65%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This is a research unit which requires special permission from the Unit Coordinator please contact Dr Andrew Collins: andrew.collins@sydney.edu.au
This unit involves a semester long research project, on a single transport, logistics or infrastructure topic. The topic may either be selected from a list proposed by the academic staff at ITLS, or negotiated with a staff member, based on the students personal or professional interests. The research can take a number of forms. An existing research finding or methodology may be refined or investigated in a different context. Academically strong and ambitious students may seek to obtain more original results. Another alternative is a critical investigation of a case study, or a critical comparison of a range of approaches to a problem, that are either implemented in industry or proposed in academia. Through this unit, students will develop skills in critical thinking, independence of thought and action, and management of a complex, uncertain project. The unit is ideally suited to the strong student who is seeking a competitive edge over others within their profession, or to students who may be interested in future, research based study.
ITLS6901 Research Case Study II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Collins Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: This unit is research based and has no class requirements Prerequisites: ITLS6900 Prohibitions: TPTM6330 Assessment: Proposal (15%), final presentation (20%), final report (65%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This is a research unit which requires special permission from the Unit Coordinator please contact Dr Andrew Collins: andrew.collins@sydney.edu.au
This unit provides the opportunity for coursework students who have successfully completed the Research Case Study I unit to investigate an additional topic in the transport/logistics/infrastructure field or to further their existing research into a particular topic. The unit involves a semester long research project, on a single transport, logistics or infrastructure topic. The topic may either be selected from a list proposed by the academic staff at ITLS, or negotiated with a staff member, based on the students personal or professional interests. The research can take a number of forms. An existing research finding or methodology may be refined or investigated in a different context. Academically strong and ambitious students may seek to obtain more original results. Another alternative is a critical investigation of a case study, or a critical comparison of a range of approaches to a problem, that are either implemented in industry or proposed in academia. Through this unit, students will develop skills in critical thinking, independence of thought and action, and management of a complex, uncertain project. The unit is ideally suited to the strong student who is seeking a competitive edge over others within their profession, or to students who may be interested in future, research based study.