Degree details

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify, critically evaluate, and coherently explain advanced logistics management concepts, practices and processes, including recent developments in the discipline
  • Develop advanced integrated cognitive skills to collect, analyse, consolidate, interpret and manage data to address complex problems emerging in logistics management and strategy
  • Professionally apply broad advanced logistics management knowledge, approaches, reasoning and analytical skills to make informed decisions in a real-world global setting
  • Effectively communicate in written and oral form with colleagues within and outside the discipline field the complex logistics management ideas in a clear and coherent way
  • Understand and evaluate contextual factors in logistics management with ethical, social, legal and environmental impact in a global setting
  • Work effectively and proactively within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams, demonstrating ethical conduct, expert judgement, creativity, autonomy, and accountability to achieve strategic logistics management outcomes of high standard

This course provides a broad focus on logistics and is suitable for students with future employment or current professional experience in private enterprise, industry or government, involved in demand and production planning, the transport industry, retail companies, logistics service provider companies, port authorities, the safe and efficient distribution of goods, agribusiness, security and international humanitarian logistics.

Higher education

An undergraduate degree from an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution


A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Maritime and Logistics Management or other relevant qualification


A professional qualification such as a Certificate of Competency as a Master Class 1 (Unlimited) or Engineer Class 1/Chief Engineer (Unlimited) and at least two years' work experience


If a first degree or professional qualification is not held, candidates may apply to the Department of Maritime and Logistics Management for consideration of their eligibility. These applicants are assessed on their work experience, other qualifications and current managerial responsibilities; a GMAT assessment may be required. 

English Proficiency Requirements

International students with English as a second language will need to have an IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0. For full details on the English requirements please visit:

Advanced Standing is the recognition of prior studies, from either another institution or another course at this University, that may count towards the requirements for the degree you are applying for at the University of Tasmania. For more information visit the UTAS website

The Master of Logistics Management (Advanced) course provides a comprehensive postgraduate course for people who wish to seek professional careers in the globally spanning domain of logistics management, logistics strategies and supply chain management. In this programmes students acquire specific knowledge and skills to manage and coordinate logistics operations, as well as to formulate, design and implement logistics strategies and systems in a diverse range of industries such as manufacturing, retail, agribusiness, etc. Students will obtain knowledge and skills to develop solutions for a range of complex issues faced by organisations engaged in both domestic and international logistics business activities.

The core units of the program are in business logistics, supply chain management, strategic procurement, business analytics, warehousing. Core knowledge is enhanced by degree electives such as eLogistics, eCommerce logistics management, and project management. Students may opt to gain a better understanding of the maritime industry as a major element of global supply chains, with units such as port management, commercial shipping management.  Graduates are also able to enhance their managerial skills through units in human resource management, strategic management, lean thinking, and leadership. These sets of skills enrich managerial skills and analytical abilities to assist career progression to more senior roles.

Award Requirements

Students undertaking the Master of Logistics Management (Advanced) complete units totalling 200 credit points. Students have the option to pursue either a full coursework option or a dissertation option.

Coursework option:

  • 75 credit points: Core units
  • 75 credit points: Degree electives
  • 50 credit points: Extension electives

Dissertation option:

  • 75 credit points: Core units
  • 75 credit points: Degree electives
  • 50 credit points: Dissertation of 37.5 credit points plus JNB508 Research Methods