Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics

The Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics specialisation equips students to pursue commercial and employment opportunities within all sectors of the rapidly growing aviation and maritime supply chain. Aviation management students develop an understanding of the economics of airline operations, airports and other aviation entities, and analyse the competitive strategy implications around the development of hubs and networks. Units in this specialisation examine airline strategies, business models, marketing, finance, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, yield/cost management, forecasting, regulation, benchmarking, ancillary revenues, terminal management and cargo logistics, supply-chain management, distribution, international freight transportation, and environment issues. Our strategic partnership with the Centre for Aviation (CAPA) gives our students valuable access to industry databases, company information and aviation contacts and networks. The ports and maritime management area of study covers all aspects of global supply chains from producer, shipper, carrier, stevedore, public authority and investor perspectives. Students analyse the economics, logistics, management, financing, insurance, security and environmental impacts of international supply chains relating to bulk and containerised freight. Units cover industry concepts, quantitative techniques and management methodologies. Presentations by senior managers in the aviation and maritime industry enrich study in this field.

Requirements for an Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics specialisation

To achieve a specialisation in Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics within the Master of Commerce, students must complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points in foundational units of study;
  • 6 credit point in compulsory units of study; and
  • 18 credit points in elective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics specialisation (spread over two years of the Master of Commerce degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Foundational: ITLS5100 Transport and Infrastructure Foundation
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation
Second Semester 1 Compulsory: ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics and Management
Elective for specialisation
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the foundational, compulsory and elective units of study required for the specialisation please refer to the Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics section of the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce in this handbook.

Further information

For further information regarding study in Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics in the Commerce coursework programs, please contact the Postgraduate Discipline Coordinator for the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.