Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) - 2017

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

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Course summary - 2017

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
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This course prepares you to solve business problems in the global marketplace and understand complexity in operations, logistics and supply chain industries. A broad-based curriculum in the course covers the design and management of supply chain practices such as inventory planning, procurement, production operations, transportation, distribution, warehousing, retail services, global logistics and supply chain technologies.

Teaching and learning approaches for this course may include: online learning activities, problem-based learning, assignments, projects, and communications with industry professionals. The types of assessment used in the course may involve formal examinations, assignments, case studies, projects, and online tests.

The course includes two capstone units Supply Chain Management Strategy, and Operations Management.This capstone experience will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on and consolidate your theoretical and practical learning in this course.

After successfully completing the course you will be eligible to work as a professional in a number of industrial sectors including: aviation, automobile, computing, manufacturing, mining, retailing, shipping, global, transport, distribution and warehousing. Job functions include procurement, inventory planning, operations management, operations research, and event organisations in both private and public sectors.

In this course you will develop knowledge and skills related to logistics and supply chain management and general business practice enabling you to immediately contribute to organisational objectives.

On the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Apply broad theoretical and technical knowledge of business practice in diverse contexts
  2. Integrate specialist theoretical knowledge with technical skills to provide in-depth professional advice related to business, logistics and supply chain management
  3. Critically analyse and synthesise information to formulate effective business decisions
  4. Apply reasoned judgements to solve problems in a variety of business contexts with reference to ethical, regulatory and global perspectives
  5. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action strategies for improvement
  6. Communicate business data and concepts to professionals and non-professionals in diverse contexts
  7. Apply an adaptive and collaborative approach to working with others in a variety of business and professional contexts
  8. Integrate and apply professional theory with practice in authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) contexts. 

Logistics and supply chain managers are employed in all aspects of logistics and supply chain management operations and also work closely with other company managers in areas like marketing, manufacturing and engineering.

You will be responsible for the effective and efficient integration of all logistics activities supported by the application of relevant IT and e-business practices.

Most graduates pursue management/administrative careers in companies that operate in various transport modes like air, sea, road and rail, and in companies that specialise in purchasing, supply chain management, contract distribution, manufacturing and retail.

Job roles include positions where you are responsible for the effective and efficient integration of all logistics activities, supported by the application of relevant IT and e-business practices, including:

  • procurement officer
  • supply coordinator
  • materials logistics coordinator
  • inventory planner/analyst.

The Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) is certified by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) as meeting the educational requirements of Chartered Membership (CMILT).

Students and graduates are entitled to CILTA membership at either the Student (full-time only), Affiliate, Associate or Member grade, depending on your experience and qualifications.

https://www.cilta.com.au/

The School of Business IT & Logistics is a national partner of the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), the premium professional body that supply chain, logistics, operations and procurement executives in Australia subscribed to. SCLAA is a strong supporter of the Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management) program.

To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this degree, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
  • A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
  • The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, including eligibility please see Commonwealth supported places.

You must also meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Business Pathway; OR
  • Successful completion of 2 Core units from the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management); OR
  • Successful completion of one full time semester (four units) towards an undergraduate degree or higher level of study at an Australian university; OR
  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent, with an ATAR of 65. VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL); OR
  • Successful completion of an Australian Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma, Diploma, Higher Education Diploma or equivalent.

Please note: If you are not eligible for CSP you can still enrol and study through OUA as a full fee paying student via FEE-HELP or upfront payments.

This course is an OUA Pathways course, which means there is a recommended series of units that, once successfully completed, can be credited towards this course. To commence the Pathway for this course, simply select units from the Pathway stream below.

Students who aren't taking part in OUA Pathways can instead follow the study pattern below:

  • Complete Level 1 Core units
  • Complete Logistics Major units
  • Complete Logistics Minor units
  • Complete any four OUA units as electives.

To obtain the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) you must complete a total of 24 units, consisting of:

  • 8 core units
  • 8 Logistics Major units
  • 4 Logistics Minor units
  • Complete any four OUA units as electives
  • You must complete this degree within 10 years

Majors

Students complete an eight unit Major in Logistics and a four unit Minor in Logistics in the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Electives

Select any four units offered through Open Universities Australia.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Tertiary Learning Strategies
SSK10 USA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Principles of Economics
ECO11 USA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Management Concepts (Introduction to Management)
IBA111 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Accounting for Business
ACG11 USA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Financial Information for Decision Making
ACC10007 SWI SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Business Informatics
ICT1081 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Principles of Economics
ECO11 USA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Business Data Analysis (Previously AFE134 Business Statistics)
AFE1352 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Macroeconomics 1
ECO12 USA - SP2 SP3 -
Fundamentals of Marketing
MKT100073 SWI SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Organisational Behaviour
PSYX130 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Business Law
BLW14 CUR SP1 - SP3 -

1 Equivalent unit. Students who have completed BIS15 must not enrol in ICT108.
2 Equivalent unit(s). Students who have completed BMS11 must not enrol in AFE134. IBA134 - Business Statistics has been recoded to AFE134. This unit has now been recoded to AFE135.
3 Equivalent unit. Students who have completed MAR11 must not enrol in MAR110.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
LGM100 RMI SP1 - SP3 -
Transport and Freight Logistics (Previously Transport Management)
LGM200 RMI SP1 - SP3 -
Supply Chain Analysis and Design
LGM210 RMI - SP2 - -
Warehousing and Distribution Channels
LGM220 RMI SP1 - SP3 -
Procurement Management and Global Sourcing
LGM330 RMI SP1 - SP3 -
Business IT and Supply Chain (Previously E Supply Chain Management)
LGM310 RMI - SP2 - -
Operations Management
LGM3401 RMI - SP2 - -
Supply Chain Management Strategy (Previously Advanced Supply Chain Management)
LGM3601 RMI SP1 - SP3 -

1 Capstone unit

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Transport Economics
LGM260 RMI - SP2 - -
Enterprise information Systems
LGM270 RMI - SP2 - -
Global Trade Operations
LGM280 RMI SP1 - SP3 -
Retail and Service Logistics (Previously Service Management)
LGM350 RMI SP1 - SP3 -

Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies completed at other institutions. To have your credit formally assessed you must first register for the RMIT degree. You are eligible to register as soon as you have completed a minimum of two core RMIT OUA units. An administrative fee of $165 is applicable to register for an award.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University Credit Policy. Applicants who have completed studies or have partially completed a similar program at another institution (with entry criteria similar to this program) may be accepted with some credits or exemptions being granted towards this program.

Credit pathways between RMIT University VET programs, Higher Education Diplomas & Associate Degrees in the same or related discipline, enable you upon successful completion of a lower level qualification, at the required standard for admission, to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

Credit pathways between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

The current credit pathways for College of Business programs can be found at http://bit.ly/RMIT-Bus-Credit. These are subject to change.

Documentation will be required to support your application, such as:

  • A certified copy of an Academic Transcript with final grades for Higher Education studies
  • A certified copy of a Statement of Attainment for any completed TAFE studies
  • Course outlines showing content, learning outcomes and assessment requirements
  • An explanation of the grading structure used

Before lodging a credit transfer application students are encouraged to contact Business Central via RMIT Connect

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If you have taken up a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) through RMIT, you are not required to register for this course.

If you are a student studying with RMIT and accessing FEE-HELP or paying upfront and you are intending to complete the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management), you must register for the RMIT degree. You are eligible to register as soon as you have successfully completed a minimum of two core RMIT OUA units within this course. A fee of $180 is applicable to register for an award.

If you wish to Graduate at the Melbourne graduation ceremony in December, you must complete your final unit no later than Study Period 2 in the year you intend to graduate.

A payment will be required to attend the graduation ceremony in Melbourne; for information about payments or application dates see www.rmit.edu.au/graduation. Alternatively students can apply to graduate in absentia at any time.

To register for the degree or to apply to graduate please visit http://rmit.edu.au/oua/administration.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can apply for loans through the Commonwealth government's Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), which allows you to defer your fees. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a certain level.

There are currently two types of loan:

Loan scheme Who can access it? When can I use it? How do I find out more?
Course loan
(HECS-HELP)
  • Australian citizens
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders

After you've been admitted into an application course. (That's why we call it a course loan.)

If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.

Find out more about
HECS-HELP
Unit loan
(FEE-HELP)
  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia,
    at least one unit of study
    contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian
    visa holders who will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who
    are undertaking bridging study
    for overseas-trained professionals
    , and will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their study

When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.

If you're studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you've completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).

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You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

Registered students intending to complete the pre-2012 Bachelor of Business (Logistics) Award Requirements should refer to the pre-2012 transition arrangements PDF below.

RMIT_B_Bus_(Logistics)_Transition_2012 (PDF, 136 KB)

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