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Degree structure

Degree details

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.

Professional recognition

The Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Australia (CIPS Australia).

Higher education

A minimum of three (3) years full time management experience AND a recognised 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.

OR 

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.

UniSA recognises prior learning and this degree values related work/life experiences. Students can apply for credit for up to a third of the degree, which will be assessed and granted on a case-by-case basis according to the policies of UniSA.

This degree has been tailored specifically to produce the future leaders of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Learn to apply powerful and up to date tools and techniques such as Lean six sigma, supply chain design, simulation and optimisation to lead an organisation and maintain a competitive edge. Learn how to provide practical and innovative solutions to real life problems and challenges and deal with supply chain complexity and changing technology. These skills are applied through critical analysis and evaluation of various case studies incorporating current research.

Companies invest significantly in the areas of Logistics and Supply Chain management and demand for professionals across Australia and internationally is constantly growing. This degree is designed for graduates, skilled practitioners and professionals from diverse disciplinary backgrounds who are currently working or pursuing a career path in the areas of; supply chain management, operations,procurement, inventory, planning, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, warehousing and service industries. Graduates will be equipped with an advanced understanding of strategies, principles, practice and skills that are relevant to the current challenges faced by industries such as, but not limited to, sustainability, resource management, disruption, risk and complex global supply chains.

Recommended Study Pattern

Students are advised to complete the subjects in the order shown. It is recommended that the double unit Cases in Logistics and Supply Chain be completed toward the end of the degree. 

Award Requirements

To qualify for the award of Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management students must complete all eleven subjects (including a double subject).

Once you have enrolled:

Once your enrolment has been confirmed, your details will be sent through to the University of South Australia (UniSA). Your details will then be used to send out your UniSA log in details. If you enrolled two weeks before (or earlier) to the start of the study period your log in details for the UniSA student portal will be sent out two weeks prior to the start of the study period. If you enrol during the last two weeks before the start of the study period the email will be sent the following Monday after you enrol.

If you have not received your log in details by the start of the study period date please contact UniSA directly on 1300 361 450. 
 

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