Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
- Local students
- International students
- Program code: BP255
- Campus: City campus or online via OUA
This program prepares you to tackle business problems in the global marketplace and understand the complex world of logistics, supply chain and trade industries.
Areas you'll cover include procurement and global sourcing, supply chain design and management, transport and freight logistics, warehousing and distribution and business IT and operations management.
3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Program structure and features
Learning and teaching
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
This program is also offered through Open Universities Australia (OUA). To study in online mode, please apply through OUA.
This program is structured to allow you to choose eight courses to suit your career or personal development goals.
The program consists of 24 courses (each 12 credit points) and includes:
- 8 compulsory common business core courses
- 8 business discipline major courses
- 8 flexible courses.
The 8 flexible courses can be selected from 3 options:
- a second business discipline major (8 courses)
- a compulsory business discipline minor (4 courses) plus second minor (any discipline)
- a compulsory business discipline minor (4 courses) plus 4 electives.
A second business major can be selected from:
- human resource management
- information systems
- international business
Business minors (PDF 142KB 10p) can be selected from the same disciplines as listed above, as well as economics and finance and global logistics and supply chain management. Other minors can be selected from many disciplines offered across RMIT.
When planning your studies, you are advised to check which elective and minor courses (PDF 142KB 10p) are offered each year.
Handbook (program guide)
To see what students are currently studying and to access additional program and course information, visit the program handbook (program guide).
You will have the opportunity to directly apply your academic skills to a work context in work-integrated learning courses like Procurement Management and Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management Strategy.
These courses are designed to develop your work-ready capabilities and your ability to analyse and manage information and contexts, communicate effectively and resolve problems in your future business career.
Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
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 retailing.
Professional recognition and accreditation
On successful completion of the program graduates are eligible to apply for full membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Professional accreditation has certain other requirements such as a period of relevant industry experience that would need to be met after graduation. An important industry association supporting the program is the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).
You can gain credit points towards your studies by doing a two-week study tour, an exchange for one semester or one year, or an international work placement.
Study tours depart during the Australian summer or winter vacations to destinations in Asia, Europe and North America.
You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.
Program entry requirements
Current Year 12: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).
How to apply
- Check the application dates to see when to apply.
- Ensure you meet all of the entry requirements (see above section).
- Choose your application method and apply.
- If applicable, complete the selection tasks for your program (see above section).
- For the best chance of success, submit your application by the deadline for timely applications.
If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give applicants extra consideration, which may improve your prospects of studying at RMIT.
Tuition fees vary according to program and are adjusted annually.
In a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) your tuition fee is shared between you and the Commonwealth Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria.
As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:
- pay all or part of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
- defer your tuition fees through the HECS-HELP loan scheme.
RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.
There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.
Note: some programs below may not be available to international applicants.
Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions:
- Diploma of Business Administration
- Diploma of Financial Planning
- Diploma of Information Technology
- Diploma of Logistics
- Diploma of Management
- Advanced Diploma of Accounting
- Advanced Diploma of Advertising
- Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations)
- Advanced Diploma of International Business
- Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice
- Advanced Diploma of Marketing
- Associate Degree in Business
- Associate Degree in Legal Practice (Paralegal).
Please refer to information about advanced standing for business degrees.
An Honours year program is available to exceptional students.
Business IT and Logistics
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.