Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
- Local students
- International students
- Program code: BP255
2013 Clearly-in ATAR:
- 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 purchasing, materials management, inventory control, warehousing and transport and distribution and end-user stakeholder expectation management.
3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Learning and teaching
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English. 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.
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) + second minor (any discipline)
- a compulsory business discipline minor (4 courses) + 4 electives.
A second business major can be selected from:
- information systems
- human resource management
- international business
Business minors can be selected from the same disciplines as listed above, as well as economics and finance, global logistics and supply chain management and sustainable enterprise. Other minors can be selected from many disciplines offered across RMIT.
You are advised to check detailed information about which elective and minor courses are offered each year, as well as general information about the program structure at www.rmit.edu.au/bus/academicprograms.
The following program structure(s) is an example of what students are currently studying in this program.
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). An important industry association supporting the program is the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).
International study tours during the Australian summer or winter vacations and can be credited towards your degree. There's also the opportunity for an exchange for 1 semester or 1 year, or an international work placement.
Study tour destinations include Asia and North America.
You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.
Program entry requirements
Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.
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.
Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions:
- Advanced Diploma of Accounting
- Advanced Diploma of Advertising
- Associate Degree in Business
- Diploma of Business Administration
- Diploma of Financial Planning
- Diploma of Information Technology
- Advanced Diploma of International Business
- Diploma of Logistics
- Diploma of Management
- Advanced Diploma of Marketing.
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.