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This course has been tailored specifically to produce future leaders in the emerging industry of Logistics and Supply Chain, and to address the challenging demands of the global economy.
As companies have begun to invest significantly in the Logistics and Supply Chain area, demand for professionals across Australia and internationally has also grown. This course is designed for graduates, skilled practitioners and professionals from diverse disciplinary backgrounds who work in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, service and related sectors. It provides graduates with an advanced understanding of principles, practice and skills in the areas of logistics and supply chain management that are relevant to related industries. It also provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply those skills through the integration and application of knowledge to examine and evaluate case studies.
Extend and consolidate knowledge of current and innovative logistics and supply chain management practices from both academic and global industrial perspectives. Plan and undertake a logistics and supply chain project that synthesises and integrates advanced knowledge in a research context either in an academic or industrial setting. Extend and consolidate theoretical knowledge in global logistics and supply chain management and apply tools and techniques in a global professional context.
Apply acquired knowledge of models and frameworks for case and supply chain analysis to examine current and dynamic global logistics and supply chain management practices. Synthesise advanced technical research skills to be applied in a professional context either academic or industrial to be able to adapt and respond to current and future global logistics and supply chain management challenges.
Generate, derive and prioritise alternative solutions to logistics and supply chain management problems and apply the appropriate and ethical solutions. Apply advanced technical research skills and present findings in a professional academic or industrial context.
Advanced understanding of major tools and techniques used to manage a supply chain system. Advanced understanding of the various key components of a supply chain system and how they should be analysed and designed in ways which produce the most desirable overall system performance. To generate effective solutions and decision making through team work and individual endeavour.
Generate, derive and prioritise alternative solutions to logistics and supply chain management problems and apply the appropriate and ethical solutions. Apply advanced knowledge across the various aspects of logistics and supply chain management from quality management, use of appropriate technologies, advanced modelling and simulation, to analytical methods within a global economic, ethical, socially responsible and professional context.
Analyse and communicate complex ideas and evaluate outcomes appropriately in a professional or scholarly context.
Apply advanced knowledge across the various aspects of logistics and supply chain management from quality management, use of appropriate technologies, advanced modelling and simulation, to analytical methods within a global economic, ethical and professional context.
The Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management course is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Australia (CIPS Australia).
Applicants would normally have:
A minimum of three (3) years full time management experience AND a recogonised bachelor degree or equivalent professional qualification, from one of the following disciplines: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Transport, Management, Engineering, Marketing, Business, Computing and IT, Science, Mathematics, Accounting and Commerce.
A minimum of seven (7) years full time management experience AND either a Graduate Certificate OR Graduate Diploma from one of the following disciplines: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Transport, Management, Engineering, Marketing, Business, Computing and IT, Science, Mathematics, Accounting and Commerce.
Applicants who have a degree in another discipline but are working in the logistics industry or want to move into that field will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
To qualify for the award of Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management students must complete all eleven units (including a double unit).
UniSA recognises prior learning and this course values related work/life experiences. Students can apply for credit for up to a third of the course, which will be assessed and granted on a case-by-case basis according to the policies of UniSA.
Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.
Who can access it?
- Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
- Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
- Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study
- Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
- Money order
You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Please note: This course has undergone a major change due to changes in the Australian Qualification Framework. Students who started their degree prior to 2015 can continue with the pre2015 course. All students beginning their studies from 2015 will need to study the new course structure
Changes in 2015:
Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management:
Electivity has been removed and students will now be required to follow a prescribed schedule. As a result, all units are considered to be core units.
There is the also the introduction of 2 new units to ensure the appropriate AQF learning outcomes for a postgraduate level.
Electivity has been removed and students will now be required to follow a prescribed schedule. As a result, all units are core and the course can only be offered as a part-time study option.
The 2 new units will form part of the Graduate Certificate.
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