About the course:
Study time commitment: Full Time, Part Time
Learning style: Classroom
Who is the course for: Postgraduate
Course provider: RMIT Victoria
(CILT) Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Purpose of the Program
In this program you will master a specific body of knowledge, coupled with cognitive, technical and communication skills that are critical in managing the creation and implementation of efficient, effective, and sustainable strategies over the logistics lifecycle and the entire supply chain (or supply network). You will be able to apply this knowledge and skills set in diverse and complex work environments. Your learning outcomes will be ultimately self-created but a range of structured learning activities, including individual and group research projects, prescribed reading material and intensive workshops will influence your learning endeavours.
The diversity of nations and ethnicities represented in the student cohort in which you will study is also a potentially rich learning source. Data provided by Open Universities Australia states that the number of logistics managers employed in Australia almost doubled between November 2000 and November 2011, and ‘employment for Logistics Managers has grown at a rate of 30% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years’. Post graduate careers in supply chain and logistics management encompass a range of positions including Procurement Manager, Logistics Project Manager, Logistics and Purchasing Manager, Operations Manager, Material Handling Manager, Purchasing & Logistics Manager, Purchasing and Supply Manager, Site Operations Manager, Transport Manager and Warehouse and Inventory manager. These roles are undertaken across the whole spectrum of organizations, from primary producers all the way to service sector organizations.
The program will be shortly reaccredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (Australia).
Applicants who have successfully completed any undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and are admitted into the program will receive advanced standing equivalent to four courses. See Articulation and Pathways for further information.
Articulation and pathways
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management will articulate to the Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management with advanced standing, and will be required to complete eight (8) courses in order to qualify for the degree.
Credits and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University’s Credit Policy.
Academic Entrance requirements
Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)
Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)
Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants
All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent
External accreditation and industry links
The Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management is certified by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) as meeting the educational requirements of Chartered Membership (CMILT).
Students enrolled in the program are entitled to CILTA membership at either the Student (full-time only), Affiliate, Associate or Member grade, depending on your experience and qualifications. Membership, amongst other benefits, gives you access to the comprehensive career support from the Institute including access to the resources of the CILT International On-Line Knowledge Centre, the largest online resource of its kind specifically focused on transport and logistics.
The Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
Students of the Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management are eligible for student membership. By selecting appropriate courses, graduates of the program may be eligible for affiliate membership of CIPS.
For graduates to be eligible for CIPS affiliate membership the following conditions must be met:
All units must be successfully passed – no exemptions or condonements
The following two electives must be taken:
- BUSM1474 Managing Supply Contracts
- OMGT2236 Strategic Procurement Management
The third elective must be taken from the following list:
- OMGT1236 e-Business Supply Chains
- BUSM3882 Logistics Research Project
- INTE1208 e-Procurement and Supply Chain Technologies
If BUSM3882 Logistics Research Project is taken as one of the electives, it must be conducted in a procurement and supply chain related area.