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Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
Logistics is a growing industry—globally
Study the design and management of supply chain practices in inventory planning, procurement, operations, transportation, distribution, warehousing and technology. Be employable across aviation, distribution, manufacturing, computing and retail.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
Subjects may require attendance
- 14 Feb 21
- 16 May 21
- 15 Aug 21
- 14 Nov 21
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On the successful completion of this degree, you will be able to:
- Apply broad theoretical and technical knowledge of business practice in diverse contexts
- Integrate specialist theoretical knowledge with technical skills to provide in-depth professional advice related to business, logistics and supply chain management
- Critically analyze and synthesise information to formulate effective business decisions
- Apply reasoned judgements to solve problems in a variety of business contexts with reference to ethical, regulatory and global perspectives
- Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action strategies for improvement
- Communicate business data and concepts to professionals and non-professionals in diverse contexts
- Apply an adaptive and collaborative approach to working with others in a variety of business and professional contexts
- 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.
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.
Higher education via OUA
- Successful completion of the Business Pathway; or
- Successful completion of 2 Core subjects from the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
- Successful completion of an Australian Higher Education Diploma or equivalent overseas qualification; or
- Successfully completed the equivalent of four subjects in an Australian Associate Degree with GPA converted to ATAR and no double-fail in any required course of the receiving degree; or
- Successfully completed the equivalent of two courses at an Australian Bachelor Degree with GPA converted to ATAR and no double-fail in any required course of the receiving degree.
Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent with a minimum average of 65% . VCE study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent.
Successful completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma or equivalent overseas qualification.
Work and Life
You may satisfy the academic requirements by completing the STAT multiple choice. If you are applying to RMIT as an applicant with work or life experience, you may sit the STAT multiple choice if you:
- are 19 years of age or over as of 1 January in the year in which you will start your studies and
- have not been enrolled in secondary studies for at least two years and
- have no prior secondary school (Year 12), VET studies, HE studies or relevant work experience that can be considered for entry, or these do not meet the minimum academic requirements for the program
STAT results are valid for two years prior to the commencement of study and can be used to meet Year 12 English prerequisites. You are still required to meet all other program prerequisites or equivalents.
Learn more about RMIT STAT results including minimum STAT scores required to meet prerequisites.
To be eligible for admission to an RMIT program applicants must be at least 16 years of age by the commencement date of the program in which they want to enrol.
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 subjects. An administrative fee is applicable to register for an award.
Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University Admission and Credit Policy.
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.
If you have already submitted your course application, please send your RPL/Credit application directly to RMIT via RMIT Connect.
You must provide the following supporting documentation with your credit application:
- a copy of an official Academic Transcript with final grades
- a copy of a Statement of Attainment
- an explanation of the grading scheme
- course outlines detailing content, learning outcomes and assessment requirements.
Please refer to the apply for credit page at RMIT for more information.
This degree 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 degree 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 degree may include: online learning activities, problem-based learning, assignments, projects, and communications with industry professionals. The types of assessment used in the degree may involve formal examinations, assignments, case studies, projects, and online tests.
The degree includes two capstone subjects LGM360 (OMGT2297/OMGT2105) Supply Chain Management Strategy, and LGM340 (OMGT2299/OMGT2106) Operations Management.This capstone experience will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on and consolidate your theoretical and practical learning in this degree.
After successfully completing the degree 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.
Recommended Study Pattern
This degree is an OUA Pathways degree, which means there is a recommended series of subjects that, once successfully completed, can be credited towards this degree. To commence the Pathway for this degree, simply select subjects from the Business Pathway stream. If you complete the Business Pathway the following two courses will count towards your electives:
- USA-SSK10 Tertiary Learning Strategies
- USA-ACG11 Accounting for Business
Students who aren't taking part in OUA Pathways can instead follow the study pattern below:
- Complete eight (8) Core subjects
- Complete eight (8) Logistics and Supply Chain Management Major subjects
- Complete four (4) Logistics and Supply Chain Management Minor subjects
- Complete any four (4) OUA undergraduate subjects as electives.
To obtain the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) you must complete a total of 24 subjects, consisting of:
- Eight (8) Core subjects
- Eight (8) Logistics and Supply Chain Management Major subjects
- Four (4) Logistics and Supply Chain Management Minor subjects
- Four (4) undergraduate OUA subjects as electives
- You must complete this degree within 10 years
Choose your subjects
Students complete an eight (8) subject Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and a four (4) subject Minor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management).
Select any four undergraduate subjects offered through Open Universities Australia.
Non CSP Students (Fee-HELP or Pay Upfront):
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 subjects within this degree. An administrative fee is applicable to register for an award. Please refer to the RMIT Administrative fee schedule for more information. To register for the degree please click here.
You must be in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) or registered with RMIT to graduate.
If you wish to graduate at the Melbourne graduation ceremony in December, you must complete your final subject 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. Students who complete their final course after Study Period 2 can choose to attend the graduation ceremony in the following year. Alternatively students can apply to graduate in absentia at any time.
For information about payments or application dates please visit RMIT's OUA Graduation page.
Click here to apply to graduate.
CPT110 Introduction to Information Technology has been replaced by INF10003 Introduction to Business Information Systems as a core subject in the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management). Students who have completed CPT110 Introduction to Information Technology before Study Period 1 2021 do not need to complete INF10003 Introduction to Business Information Systems.
Pick your subjects to begin.
Apply for the degree, or enrol directly into a subject. It's up to you!
You can apply for government funding or pay up-front.
This degree has open enrolment subjects which allow you to start without submitting a degree application.
You'll have the option to apply for the degree once you've successfully passed the subjects. In many cases, you'll even gain credit.