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Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Where will postgraduate study lead you?

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  • No. 1 in Australia

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  • Top 40

    The QS 2017 World University Rankings by Subject have ranked our business and management subject areas at number 40 in the world.

Overview

Logistics and supply chain management is one of the world’s fastest-growing areas of business. Our postgraduate program focuses on management and operations and teaches specialist skills in applying the concepts, techniques and principles that lie at the heart of logistics and supply chain management.

You will study the relationships of business processes within and between organisations; learn how to use systems approaches to solve business problems; and develop the skills to manage the effects of current and future trends in supply chain management on business processes.

The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies has exceptionally strong links with industry and is recognised by the Australian Government as a centre of excellence in research and education.

Specialisations

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

You will complete a series of core units, electives and a capstone.

Core units of study 

  • Foundations of Supply Chain Management , 
  • Quantitative Logistics and Transport ,
  • Supply Chain Planning & Design ,
  • Contemporary Procurement ,
  • Production and Operations Management, and
  • Global Freight Logistics Management.

Capstone unit:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Project

Elective units of study

  • Warehouse and Supply Chain Systems
  • Disaster Relief Operations
  • Applied GIS and Spatial Data Analytics
  • Maritime Management and Logistics
  • City and Port Logistics
  • Airline Strategy and Supply Chains
  • Airport Management
  • Cases in Global Transport and Logistics
  • Decision Making on Mega Projects.

Units of Study

Completion requirement

The Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management requires the completion of 60 credit points comprising:

  • six core units of study (36 credit points) and
  • three elective units of study (18 credit points); and
  • a capstone unit of study (6 credit points).

Admission requirement

To be considered for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • Australian bachelor's degree with honours or higher in any discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification; or
  • Australian bachelor's degree in a related discipline with a credit average (65 per cent) or equivalent qualification; or
  • Australian bachelor's degree in an unrelated discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification, and relevant professional work experience (typically three years); or
  • Any of the above combinations of qualifications and/or experience with less than a credit average (minimum 50 percent required) and satisfactory performance in the GMAT (for guidance, the class average score is 630) or equivalent Business School approved admissions test; or
  • The University of Sydney Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate diploma/graduate certificate can be credited to the master's degree.

Any grade requirements listed are based on the University of Sydney grading system.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

For a guide to common international qualifications and equivalent entry requirements visit University of Sydney Business School entry guide .  

Course opportunities

The program is taught by some of Australia’s, and the world’s, leading academics in logistics and supply chain management. The lecturers that teach in this program have the expertise and real world experience necessary to deliver a high quality learning experience. The international visiting academics (from countries such as Canada, Chile, Germany, the UK and the USA) who teach in the program bring a global flavour and guest lecturers from industry make the connection from the classroom to the workplace.

Graduate opportunities

Logistics and supply chain management graduates are in high demand in private and public sectors throughout the world. Companies in every type of industry are seeking people at all levels with the vision and drive to deliver continuous improvement in their supply chains.

Examples of the rewarding career opportunities available within this diverse field include procurement manager, supply manager, supply chain director/manager, export manager, operations manager, procurement manager, shipping coordinator and freight manager.

Future study

A postgraduate degree can open doors to further study, whether you are interested in pursuing a research degree, or expanding your postgraduate qualifications and skillset by embarking on a management degree, MBA or specialised business masters.

The Business School offers two research degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil), which may be studied full-time or part-time. Embarking on a PhD or masters by research is an opportunity to join a community of recognised leaders in scholarship and make a significant contribution to your area of study. We are home to many leading researchers and attract generous funding in support of our research projects, and the University of Sydney is consistently ranked among the best research universities in the world.

If you are interested in pursuing further postgraduate study, our postgraduate coursework business degrees cater to students from any background and career stage, with pre- and post-experience options available, to help you achieve the future you’ve imagined. Combine your interests and develop specialised skills to be well positioned in an increasingly competitive business environment.

The Business School Postgraduate Experience

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

“The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies has given me a solid grounding in supply chain management theory, strategy and practice, backed with technical skills. The enthusiasm among the teaching staff is infectious, and industry professionals were regular guest lecturers, enabling me to connect my studies to the real world. As a result, I graduated industry-ready, and was able to secure a permanent job before the completion of my studies”
Kerry Zhuang, Master of Commerce specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

 

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