Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Overview

  • Program code: BP255
  • Campus: City campus or online via OUA

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Information for international applicants

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.

Duration

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.

Program structure

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:

  • accounting
  • economics
  • entrepreneurship
  • finance
  • human resource management
  • information systems
  • international business
  • management
  • marketing.

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).

Industry connections

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.

Career

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

The Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) is certified by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia as meeting the educational requirements of Chartered Membership (CMILT). The program is also accredited by 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).

Membership

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.

Students of the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) are eligible for student membership of CIPS. By selecting appropriate courses, graduates of the program may be eligible for full membership of CIPS.

Global opportunities

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.

Entry requirements

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).

Prerequisites

None

Selection tasks

None

How to apply

Equity access

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.

Fees

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.

Fee assistance

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.

Other fees

In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF). You may be able to defer the fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.

Pathways

Note: some programs below may not be available to international applicants.

Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions:

Please refer to information about advanced standing for business degrees.

An Honours year program is available to exceptional students.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

Owning school

Business IT and Logistics

Contact details

Info Corner
330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
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View PDF brochure for this program.

Disclaimer

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.