Associate Degree in Global Logistics and Maritime Management
Get to know the business of the logistics and maritime industries.
Build your understanding of the maritime industry, including shipping and ports managements. Unpack business concepts including exporting and importing. This online business course gets you started in international trade or further logistics studies.
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Upon successful completion of this degree, students should be able to:
- Analyse the application of theoretical principles, concepts and techniques to facilitate business decision-making in selected logistics and maritime management contexts.
- Examine business practices to identify problems in a range of logistics and maritime contexts.
- Propose a range of solutions to a logistics and maritime management problem using an established methodology guided by social, ethical, regulatory, technological and global perspectives.
- Communicate logistics and maritime management knowledge and concepts in multiple cultural contexts using various methods and formats to a range of audiences.
The course will allow graduates to contribute to operations and management in the international logistics and maritime industries.
Organisations active in international trade, such as those involved in exporting and importing, global transport, ship management, international freight forwarding and ports and terminals will be potential employers.
The course will provide a solid grounding in international logistics and maritime transport issues for people employed in government and other policy-related areas.
Open enrolment subjects
Successful completion of any three Open Access OUA subjects within the course schedule will qualify an applicant for admission into this degree.
Higher education via OUA
Successful completion of any 4 OUA open access subjects of study at the equivalent AQF level, unless otherwise specified
Applicants who have previously undertaken higher education studies meet the General Entry Requirements if they:
- Have completed the UTAS University Preparation Program or an equivalent enabling program offered by another Australian university; OR
- Have partially completed a course at Associate Degree level or higher at any Australian higher education provider (or have partially completed an equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants must have completed the equivalent of at least two subjects of study within an equivalent AQF level course or higher (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points); OR
- Completed DUS (Diploma of University Studies) any pathway or equivalent; OR
- Completed UPP (University Preparation Program) or equivalent
ATAR: 57 or higher
AQF Certificate III*, IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma.
* refer assessment of unrelated certificate III applicants to UTAS.
Work and Life
Significant and sustained work experience (at least 5 years’ experience in any field) Refer any applicants who do not clearly meet the required experience level, or those in a slightly different field to the University
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Associate Degree in Global Logistics and Maritime Management provides students with problem-solving skills and knowledge of critical elements of both the logistics and maritime industries. Studying this course develops a range of skills that enhance decision-making and can be applied to complex issues that arise in international logistics systems and its associated maritime transport sector. As logistics and shipping are major components of international trade, this course will appeal to students planning careers in organisations associated with global business, both in Australia and overseas.
Subjects offered in the Associate Degree in Global Logistics and Maritime Management will allow students to become knowledgeable in a range of appropriate business activities such as logistics, international business management, exporting and importing and marketing. This knowledge is essential for a sound understanding of issues that are faced by such specialised industries. Successful completion of this course provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended. If students are undertaking part-time study, we recommend that students complete all first year compulsory subjects prior to completing elective subjects to maximise success.
- 8 core subjects including:
- TAS-JNB154 International Business Communication
- TAS-JNB156 Introduction to the Maritime Industry
- TAS-JNB160 Exporting and Importing
- TAS-JNB163 Commercial and Transport Law
- TAS-JNB204 Port and Terminal Management
- TAS-JNB253 Maritime Law
- TAS-JNB260 Maritime Economics
- TAS-JNB261 Ship Operations Management
- 4 subjects from the following majors:
- Maritime Business Management
- TAS-BEA140 Data Analysis for Business
- TAS-BFA103 Accountability and Accounting
- TAS-JNB251 International Business Management
- TAS-JNB262 Resilience in the Face of Emergencies
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- TAS-JNB158 International Transport Systems
- TAS-JNB161 Air Freight Transport
- TAS-JNB225 Logistics Management
- TAS-JNB258 Warehousing and Distribution
- Maritime Business Management
- 4 UTAS electives
Satisfactory completion of 16 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 5 years from commencement.
Students who complete Year 1 of the Associate Degree in Global Logistics and Maritime Management may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Global Logistics and Maritime Management.
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