Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialisation is designed for students who want develop careers in the fields of logistics and supply chain management, as well as for those currently working in these areas. The emphasis of this specialisation is on the operations and logistics functions in companies that source, produce, distribute and market nationally and internationally and the management of supply chains. Students are provided with a solid grounding in the concepts, techniques and principles that underlie logistics and supply chain management and discuss these issues from a managerial, practice-oriented perspective. Graduates develop skills in design and management of global supply chains, production planning and control, sourcing and supplier management, warehouse and inventory management, supply chain risk analysis, and logistics and supply chain implementation challenges facing Australian and international businesses.

Requirements for a Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialisation

To achieve a specialsiation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management within the Master of Commerce, students must complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points in foundational units of study; and
  • 24 credit points in elective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialsaition (spread over two years of the Master of Commerce degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Foundational: ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation
Second Semester 1 Elective for specialisation 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 Logistics and Supply Chain Management section of the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce in this handbook.

Further information

For further information regarding study in logistics and supply chain management in the Commerce coursework programs, please contact the Postgraduate Discipline Coordinator for the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.