International Logistics - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,600.00
International 3,850.00

The focus of this unit is on the changing face of international logistics in the 21st century. This unit will cover the important elements of international logistics such as global sourcing and trade, and the growing strategic importance of various transport and logistical infrastructure facilities. It will highlight the prevailing international trade regulatory environment and its resultant impacts on global logistical issues, especially the intra and inter trade logistics between established trade blocs. Special focus will be given to the emerging north–south international logistics as well as the slowly but steadily increasing security issues concerning international transportation and logistics in several geo-strategic locations of the world.

The unit will cover the following broad topics:

  1. Globalisation and International Logistics
  2. International Transport Operations
  3. Logistics Inventory Management
  4. Logistics Procurement and Outsourcing.

On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:

  1. Be able to effectively discuss the nature of logistics operations within a globalised context
  2. Analyse the key challenges and risks involved in international logistics
  3. Discuss the nature and role of the key parties in a global logistics chain
  4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the various transport modes available and their characteristics
  5. Analyse and assess logistics services and operations on an international scale.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Globalisation and International Logistics, logistics performance indicators, Logistics and supply chains in the Asia and Pacific
2International Transport Operations, common contractual relations
3Logistics location, warehousing and inventory issues
4Outsourcing, international logistics providers, cross border issues and risk management

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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