Transport and Freight Logistics (Previously Transport Management) - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Research Essay (20%) , Assignment 2 - Case Study Analysis (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

Transportation plays a critical role in any supply chain as it moves products and services to where and when they are required. Significant global changes (globalization, post 9/11, Iraq war etc) have made major impacts on the logistics environment thus making proper management of this function a necessity. This unit will look into the important issues in domestic and global transportation which include transport planning and operations, transport infrastructure and regulations, selection of carriers and third party suppliers, transport costing, transport strategies, and information technology in transportation.

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following Course Level Outcomes (CLOs):

  • CLO1: Comprehend and evaluate key concepts and theories in the field of transportation and freight logistics.
  • CLO2: Generate and implement appropriate principles and approaches in the formulation of both domestic and international freight transportation strategy.
  • CLO3: Demonstrate how the formulated domestic and international freight transportation strategy facilitate successful supply chain operations.
  • CLO4: Examine various transportation and freight logistics solutions using appropriate assessment methods in the rationalization of domestic and international distribution and freight transport logistics network.
  • CLO5: Build and display appropriate leadership and organizing abilities in leveraging resources, capabilities, and competencies of a group to critically analyse situations and develop solutions to problems
  • CLO6: Develop and apply effective interpersonal skills and communication techniques in working as a team to solve real-world problems in supply chain management
  • Assignment 1 — Research Essay (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Case Study Analysis (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Note: Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 units or other relevant experience.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1The Role of Freight Transportation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
2Transportation Regulation and Public Policy
3Overview of Transport Providers - Land, Air, Maritime, Rail & Pipeline
4Intermodal Freight Transportation
5International Freight Logistics
6Costing and Pricing in Freight Transportation
7Carrier Strategies
8Shipper Strategies
9Private Freight Transportation
10Future Challenges in Freight Transportation

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Transportation: A Supply Chain Perspective

    By:Bardi, Novack & Cole

    ISBN: 9780324789195


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