Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Advance your career in logistics
Become an expert in logistics, transportation, distribution, operations and production management. This degree allows you to specialise in information systems or cyber security for supply chain and logistics management.
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What you'll learn
At the end of the program, students of the Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management can:
- apply critical thinking and technical skills to solve authentic business problems
- demonstrate effective communication and teamwork skills
- demonstrate mastery of a global body of supply chain and logistics management knowledge and practice, including knowledge of research principles and method
- independently initiate, plan and execute a substantial project to meet agreed deliverables
- justify decisions and judgements that address a complex business issue considering the ethical and social consequences.
This course will broaden students' employment opportunities within the airlines, agriculture, automotive, government, military, mining, manufacturing, public and resources sectors. It is suitable for people who are seeking a career as an operations, logistics or supply chain practitioner; those already working in a related industry seeking more career options; and people with a passion or talent for solving real industrial issues.
Possible future job titles:
Supply Chain Analyst, Supply Chain Manager, International Logistics Manager, Inventory Control Manager, Logistics Manager, Logistics Services Salesperson, Materials Manager, Procurement Manager, Warehouse/Distribution Operations Manager, Purchasing Manager
The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.
All applicants are required to meet the published entry requirements. Alternatively applicants may apply with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Successful applicants with a Graduate Certificate qualification or higher in Supply Chain and Logistics or in Operations Management may seek reduced course duration by applying for recognition of prior learning.
Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- Bachelor degree; or
- Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.
English Proficiency Requirements
Students can satisfy English competency requirements by showing any of the following:
• An IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0).
• Completion of a Bachelor degree from a country specified by ECU.
• Completion of 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent).
• Equivalent prior learning courses including at least five years relevant professional experience – as accepted by ECU.
• Completion of other tests, courses or programs as accepted by ECU.
Credit for previous study or work
Reduce the time it takes to finish your degree. For eligible students, ECU offers credit and recognition of prior learning (CRPL). There are 2 CRPL options:
• Credit transfer to acknowledge students’ formal learning at uni or TAFE.
• Recognition of students’ informal learning gained outside of the education system (for example workplace experience or volunteer training.)
Supply chain and logistics managers are a vital part of many businesses, managing and executing operations in the procurement, warehousing, inventory management and transportation of goods.
This unique course is designed to advance careers in logistics, transportation, distribution, operations and production management, while providing an option to specialise in either information systems or cyber security for supply chain and logistics management. Both of these specialty streams are at the cutting edge of developments in the sector today. The course will sharpen commercial awareness in supply chain and logistics management and develop competencies for analysis, effective decision making, communication and ethical practice.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, subjects in this degree can include:
• Managing People and Organisations
• Marketing Leadership
• Supply Chain Management
• Global Logistics
As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
Students are required to complete 240 credit points.
Students who are unable to complete the course may be able to exit with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Supply Chain and Logistics Management with Course Coordinator approval.