Units of study for the Master of Logistics Management and Master of Transport Management

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Table of postgraduate units of study: Master of Logistics Management and Master of Transport Management

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Core units of study
(i) Foundation units
Students complete all the following foundation units. ITLS5000 and ITLS5100 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
ITLS5100
Transport and Infrastructure Foundations
6    N TPTM6241


This is the foundation unit for all transport and infrastructure management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.
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
(ii) Advanced units
ITLS6001
Value Chain Costing
6      Intensive January
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
ITLS6100
Logistics & Transport Economics

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    C ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6130
Semester 1
ITLS6101
Global Freight Logistics Management
6    C ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
N TPTM6440
Semester 2
(iii) Capstone units
Students must complete the two capstone core units of study (12 credit points) in their 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
ITLS6190
Transport & Infrastructure Systems
6    P ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
C (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) and (ITLS6101 or TPTM6440) and (ITLS6102 or TPTM6350) and (ITLS6103 or TPTM6470) and ITLS6106
N TPTM6450


This is the capstone unit for the Master of Transport Management and should be completed in the last period of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Elective units of study
Students complete five elective units (30 credit points) from the following list to meet the requirements for the combined degree.
ITLS6005
Green Operations and Reverse Logistics
6    N TPTM6210, TPTM6380
Intensive July
ITLS6006
Supply Chain Organisational Management

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    N TPTM6115
Intensive January
ITLS6007
Disaster Relief Operations
6    N TPTM6390
Semester 2
ITLS6102
Strategic Transport Planning
6    C ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
N TPTM6350
Semester 2
ITLS6103
Sustainable Transport Policy
6    C ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
Semester 1
ITLS6104
Public Transport
6    C ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
Semester 1
ITLS6105
Traffic & Mobility Management
6    N TPTM6360
Intensive July
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
ITLS6108
Management and Operation of Railways

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    N TPTM6222
Intensive July
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
ITLS6402
Aviation Case Studies & Simulation

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    C ITLS6400 or TPTM6160
Semester 2
ITLS6500
Decision Making on Mega Projects
6    C (ITLS5000 or TPTM5001) or (ITLS5100 or TPTM6241) or INFS5001
Semester 1
ITLS6501
Infrastructure Financing
6    C (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) or QBUS5002
Semester 2
ITLS6502
Infrastructure Management Case Studies
6    P ITLS6500
Semester 2
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

Unit of study descriptions for the Master of Logistics Management and Master of Transport Management

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
ITLS5100 Transport and Infrastructure Foundations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Claudine Moutou Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Prohibitions: TPTM6241 Assessment: Group presentations (45%), individual annotated bibliography (20%), individual essay (25%), and group poster presentation (10%). Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: This is the foundation unit for all transport and infrastructure management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.
This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the role of transportation and infrastructure within the economy. The key concepts and theories needed for management of transport and infrastructure are introduced and each of the key transport and infrastructure industries are considered from a market intelligence perspective. In providing the foundational knowledge for students in transport and infrastructure, the unit also introduces students to the professional communication skills needed for success as a student and as a manager. Examples and case studies are drawn from all modes of transport, plus the energy, telecommunications and water infrastructure industries.
Textbooks
Coyle JJ, Novack RA, Gibson BJ and Bardi JE (2011) Transportation: A Supply Chain Perspective; Quinet E and Vickerman R (2004) Principles of Transport Economics; van Wee B, Annema JA and Banister D (2013) The Transport System and Transport Policy
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
ITLS6006 Supply Chain Organisational Management

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Lok Session: Intensive January Classes: 6 x 3.5 hour lectures, 3 x 3.5 hour seminars, 3 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Prohibitions: TPTM6115 Assessment: Group debate (20%), individual assignment (40%), final class test (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an integrated approach to both micro and macro aspects of organisational behaviour in relation to the supply chain industry. This unit examines actions at three different levels of analysis: the individual, the group and the organisation and is presented in three parts. Part 1 covers the strategic thinking and the general environment affecting the work place. It also examines the fundamentals of individual at work. Part 2 focuses on leadership, work teams, and power and conflict in organisations. Part 3 attends to organisational structure, culture and strategic change management. The integration of these three parts will provide students with effective leadership behaviour and management competencies which will enable students to participate more successfully within the supply chain industry. Case study analysis will provide students with a realistic exposure to the organisational issues currently existing in supply chain management.
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
ITLS6100 Logistics & Transport Economics

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor John Rose Session: Semester 1 Classes: 9 x 3.5 hour lectures, 3 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495 Prohibitions: TPTM6130 Assessment: In-class quizzes (x4) (20%), final report (25%), final presentation (30%), take home exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Economic concepts within a setting of logistics and transport systems are part of the essential toolkit necessary to inform efficient and effective strategic and policy outcomes. Markets and the regulatory process define key elements of how an economy can influence the performance of logistics and transport businesses. This unit focuses on identifying frameworks and concepts drawn from the mainstream economics discipline that are of especial relevance to the study of the structure, conduct and performance of logistics and transport businesses in both the private and public sectors, as well as the passenger and freight sectors. Major themes include the regulatory and institutional environment, the role of markets and competition, understanding demand for services, the role of pricing, and how to establish appropriate costs in service provision.
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
ITLS6102 Strategic Transport Planning

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Michiel Bliemer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 6 x 3.5 hr lectures, 6 x 3.5 hr computer laboratory. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: ITLS5200 or TPTM6495 Prohibitions: TPTM6350 Assessment: Individual reports (50%), group report (30%), in-class exams (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Strategic transport planners advise the government on where to plan new infrastructure, where to expand existing infrastructure, or where to introduce or expand public transport services. When deciding on such large long-term investments in infrastructure and transit services, all government bodies - federal, state, and local - rely on forecasts of the effects of these investments on traffic flows, congestion, and impacts on the environment. This unit provides a basic understanding of the main principles underlying strategic transport models for forecasting, and the knowledge to critically assess forecasts of transport strategies made by transport planners. Students acquire knowledge of strategic forecasting models used by government and consultants as well as the methods to capture travel behaviour such as mode choice and route choice. Simple mathematical models will be discussed in detail, along with numerical examples and applications in the Sydney Metropolitan Area, which are used to illustrate the principles of the methods. The unit equips students to build simple transport models in the computer lab using specialised transport planning software used by governments and consultants.
Textbooks
Ortuzar J de D and Willumsen LG (2011) Modelling Transport
ITLS6103 Sustainable Transport Policy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Stephen Greaves Session: Semester 1 Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 Assessment: In-class quizzes (20%), homework (25%), in-class debates (20%), group project report (35%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Transport policy decisions shape contemporary life around the world. This unit introduces students to the concepts of transport policy, focusing initially the context for policy making, how decisions are made, relationships with short- and long-term strategic planning, and how policy has become intertwined with broader sustainability concerns. The major externalities associated with transport are identified, including resource depletion, environment (greenhouse gases, air pollution, noise), human health and safety, and congestion. The unit considers the merits of and challenges associated with a range of strategies for dealing with these issues including expansion of roadway capacity, technological fixes, behaviour-based mechanisms, fiscal instruments and investment in public and non-motorised transport. The unit is particularly suited to students with broad interest in transport, urban planning, and environmental/sustainability issues.
Textbooks
Stopher PR and Stanley J (2014) Urban Transport: A Public Policy View
ITLS6104 Public Transport

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Corinne Mulley Session: Semester 1 Classes: 12 x 3.5 hr interactive sessions, 1 day field trip. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 Assessment: News diary (20%), critical literature review (40%), take home exam (25%), field trip report (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Public transport is of central importance for the future sustainability of modern cities. Understanding the complexities of, and potential solutions using public transport means this unit is of significance to all areas of transport, urban planning, public administration and passenger logistics. The unit investigates the different characteristics of public transport systems as a basis for creating a framework to analyse public transport performance. Within this framework the unit considers topics relevant to an understanding of public transport operations and the role of public transport in the overall transport 'offer'. Focussing on the issues and impacts of public transport on urban centres and for rural areas, the unit builds an appreciation of the importance, the drivers and the problems of achieving efficient operation of transport systems. The role of the institutional framework and the financial environment are explored with key learning for public transport operations and policy identified to explain explaining why countries/states have different levels and types of public transport. The unit provides an interactive environment to explore issues and takes current day policy concerns as case study examples. A field trip in Sydney highlights and consolidates issues considered in the unit.
Textbooks
HiTrans (2005) HiTrans Best Practice Guides, Five volumes:
ITLS6105 Traffic & Mobility Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Michiel Bliemer Session: Intensive July Classes: 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr computer laboratory. Refer to timetable for full details. Prohibitions: TPTM6360 Assessment: Individual reports (50%), presentation (20%), in-class exams (30%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Road traffic and related congestion problems have existed for many years across a range of cities around the world. It is clear that just building new road infrastructure is not the solution. Instead, attention has focussed on the more effective management of managing travel demand and existing traffic, such that the current infrastructure is more efficiently utilised. Understanding traffic flows is essential in managing traffic. This unit provides a basic understanding of traffic flow theory and how to influence traffic operations and impacts by means of traffic control, mobility management, and information provision. Students acquire knowledge of traffic flow theory and traffic operations in urban and motorway settings. Traffic management strategies (such as traffic controls), travel demand and mobility strategies (such as road pricing), and traveller information strategies will be discussed in detail, as well as their impacts on traffic conditions, emissions (important for climate and health), safety, and noise. The unit also gives students access to traffic management solutions using specialised traffic simulation software used by governments and consultants. Students will be able to experience traffic management by driving in simulators in the new driving simulation laboratory.
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.
ITLS6108 Management and Operation of Railways

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Corinne Mulley Session: Intensive July Classes: 6 x 3.5 hour lectures, 5 x 3.5 hour workshop, 1 x 3.5 hour field trip. Refer to timetable for full details. Prohibitions: TPTM6222 Assessment: Generalised cost exercise (25%), public transport network modelling exercise (25%), group project presentation: business plan (20%), group project report: business plan (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the increasing interest in railways of recent years as a transport solution for both passengers and freight. Against a background of an increase in the rail modal share in many markets, this unit examines the issues of capacity, efficiency and self-sufficiency of rail in modern economies. The emerging problems of inadequate capacity and financial self-sufficiency require a good understanding of what solutions are available and why and where these solutions might be appropriate. This unit selects key issues to provide an in depth examination of concepts of railway management and operations to provide knowledge and skills in planning, policy and management areas that are central to the success of this industry. The unit focuses on how these skills can be applied in practical situations, and provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding through a range of practical exercises. A field trip exposes students to management and operational issues and the opportunity to consolidate their understanding of concepts introduced in the unit.
Textbooks
Hirsch R (ed) (2007) Managing Railway Operations and Maintenance: Best Practices from KCRC
ITLS6190 Transport & Infrastructure Systems

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor John Stanley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr workshops, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details. Prerequisites: ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 Corequisites: (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) and (ITLS6101 or TPTM6440) and (ITLS6102 or TPTM6350) and (ITLS6103 or TPTM6470) and ITLS6106 Prohibitions: TPTM6450 Assessment: Individual essays (30%), individual presentation (15%), team essays (35%), team presentation (10%), individual review (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: This is the capstone unit for the Master of Transport Management and should be completed in the last period of study.
This unit covers advanced concepts related to all aspects of transport and infrastructure analysis, policy, and decision making, covering facets related to maritime and aviation transport, urban public and private transport, and transport planning and design. The unit is based on case studies in transport and infrastructure. The case studies will be used as a basis for a formal procedure of requests for qualifications, requests for proposals, preparation of written and oral proposals, undertaking of a case study with interim written report, and written and oral final reports.
Textbooks
van Wee B, Annema JA and Banister D (2013) The Transport System and Transport Policy; UNCTAD, Review of Maritime Transport, 2011 and 2012; Doganis R (2010) Flying Off Course; Project Management Institute. Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: Pmbok Guide, Project Management Institute; Stopher PR and Stanley J (2014) Urban Transport: A Public Policy View
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
ITLS6402 Aviation Case Studies & Simulation

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rico Merkert Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3.5 hour lecture, 5 x 3.5 hour seminars, 6 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: ITLS6400 or TPTM6160 Assessment: Individual assignment (30%), group case study presentation (40%), individual quizzes (30%) 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 builds on the knowledge gained in previous aviation units relating the key themes to real world industry examples. Students are required to test their understanding in case studies, both on an individual level but also in team work environments (particularly when designing their own case).
Textbooks
Doganis R (2010) Flying Off Course; Wensveen JG (2011) Air transportation - A management perspective; Morrell PS (2011) Moving boxes by air; Morrell PS (2007) Airline finance
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
ITLS6501 Infrastructure Financing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Matthew Beck Session: Semester 2 Classes: 9 x 3.5 hr lectures, 3 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Corequisites: (ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) or QBUS5002 Assessment: Quiz (15%), essay (30%), group (25%), exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Infrastructure is the backbone of every economy. Investment in infrastructure has the capacity to enhance productivity and generate growth, and has multiplier effects that are not only economic but also social and environmental. The cost of infrastructure projects, however, can be substantial and funding these projects represents a significant challenge. In this unit, students explore various forms of infrastructure financing and funding in order to achieve an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each method and to appreciate when particular approaches are more or less suitable than others. Students are also introduced to the concepts of procurement strategies, tendering and contract theories.
Textbooks
Weber B Infrastructure as an Asset Class - Investment Strategies, Project Finance and PPP; Pretorius F Project Finance for Construction and Infrastructure - Principles and Case Studies; Tan W Principles Of Project And Infrastructure Finance; Yescombe ER Public-Private Partnerships: Principles of Policy and Finance.
ITLS6502 Infrastructure Management Case Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Collins Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3 x 3.5 hr lectures, 2 x 3.5 hr seminars, 7 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details. Prerequisites: ITLS6500 Assessment: Essay (50%), presentation (25%), report (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Effective infrastructure management requires an understanding of the inherently complex and varied nature of infrastructure projects. This unit extends upon and contextualises the knowledge and skills gleaned in other infrastructure units, including, but not limited to decision making, project and risk management, cost benefit analysis, financing, and tendering. The unit provides a particular focus on the complex interactions between the many components of an infrastructure project. The unit is taught through a collection of case studies of many different types of real life infrastructure projects, allowing the specific traits and challenges of each to be explored. Crucially, students will be required to demonstrate critical thinking and effective communication.
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.