Meet Senior Lecturer Dr Muhammad Abdulrahman as he discusses our logistics and supply chain management degrees, their structure, key learning outcomes, flexible pathway options, and the the exciting projects you can expect to work on during work-integrated learning placements.
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Hi, my name is Dr. Muhammad Abdulrahman and I'm a senior lecturer and the program manager of the three year bachelor of business, logistics and supply chain management, and four year bachelor of business, logistics and supply chain management applied programs here at RMIT. As the program manager and academic, I'm actively engaging the teaching and research in the field of strategic operations and supply chain management, reverse logistics, operations management, and logistics and supply chain management for over 20 years. Before joining academic, I worked briefly in the industry as facility operations manager for a major corporation for a year.
Today, I'm going to tell you a bit about RMIT suites of bachelor of business, logistics and supply chain management programs in the College of Business and Law. I will explain the course structure of the programs, some of the key learning outcomes of each degree and the flexible pathway options available, and the kind of exciting projects you can expect to work on in our work integrated learning placement industry connections as a student. These programs are world renowned and allows students to walk across variety of disciplines to replicate the real world experience that students need to be ready for work and life. I am privileged to be part of RMIT logistics and supply chain management community at RMIT. I will look forward to welcoming you to one of the programs.
Before I get started. I would like to acknowledge the people of Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung language group of the Eastern Kulin nations on whose unceded lands we conducted the business of the university. RMIT respectively acknowledges the ancestors and elders past, present and emerging. While we conduct our work remotely, I want to pay respects to the wider unceded lands of this nation.
In this program, you will have the opportunity to explore critical logistics and supply chain management areas that includes procurement and global sourcing, inventory management, warehousing and distribution, transportation and freight logistics, business operation, digital supply chain and sustainability, circular economy issues, analytics, and the management of human and physical resources. Very importantly, RMIT has been voted the best logistics and supply chain educational course provider as number one. Also, the number 55 in the world of graduate employment, and also RMIT has the highest concentration of logistics and academics in Australia. Essentially, this is the best place for you to be for these logistics and supply chain management programs.
There are many pathways available into our programs. As an example, credit exemption is available from and into associate degrees in business, diploma and advanced diploma from TERF, amongst others. I strongly advise that you visit our pathway tools to view options that are available.
The course structure first year studies focus on general business areas such as marketing, management and economics. In year one, all students study seven of the eight common core courses, plus one course from the major. Second year studies introduces discipline specific areas such as warehouse and distribution channel, transportation and freight logistics, procurement, and global sourcing. So year three degrees students will be studying the remaining common core course, three courses from logistics and supply chain management major, and four flexible cost choices. Year four students will be studying the remaining core course and seven courses from logistics and supply chain management major. Third year study introduces discipline knowledge at a strategic lens that manages entire supply chain as well as focus on the application of knowledge via authentic assessments.
So year three degrees students are now completing their degree with four courses from logistics and supply chain major and four flexible choices. The year four students applied logistics and supply chain management will be undertaking a year long industry placement. So four courses will be left to undertake to complete logistics and supply chain management major.
For the year four logistics and supply chain management apply, two business design project courses that consolidate theory, practical experience and problem solving skills. These courses build upon the work experience and use design thinking concept to work out projects relevant to the industry, then four flexible elective courses they have to take. The different units of these programs teach professional skills and competencies required for the 21st century business competitiveness.
In the third year of the apply course, you will undertake a compulsory eight to 12 months supervised work placement in industry through cooperative education program. There is also opportunity for industry project in work integrated learning courses, local and oversea placement, participating in the fast track innovation program and industry mentoring opportunities. Students studying these programs may also be eligible for professional accreditation or membership opportunities with Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia, and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
As I've said earlier on, RMIT is ranked number four in Australia for partnership with employers. Our programs embed an emphasis on work integrated learning and practical experiences. Our students are presented with unique opportunities for internship elective options and industry engagement events that enable them to make connections with our industry partners like Mainfreight, IBM, Toll, SAP, Nissan, BMW, Coca Cola, and the Department of Defense to mention a few. Many of our students get retained by these household names and global organizations.
Students in these programs have opportunity to undertake interesting real world projects directly with the industry. Example of these include Glory Global Solutions, a Japanese company based in Switzerland that task our students to come up with comprehensive strategy to reduce medical waste in their supply. In business design project one, a group of students are working on the project provided by an Australian cargo service provider. They are to integrate some of the processes of their supply chain in order to enhance visibility of the product delivery platform. Another group is working on a project provided by Kemet Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a manufacturing startup based in Canada. Students have already presented proposals to increase manufacturing efficiency as well as increased access to life saving medications globally, so plenty of opportunity for exciting real world work experience awaits you at RMIT.
RMIT partners with 215 universities around the world. There are opportunities to complete a global mobility programs and study towards can help you to stand out in the job market. In most cases, you can gain credit points towards your studies while experiencing another culture and teaching styles overseas. RMIT University of Vietnam has three campuses located in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang. RMIT also partners with Singapore Institute of Management in Singapore, and with Shanghai University of International Business and Economics in China to deliver this program. So it is an important and global university for you to come.
As a graduate of this degree, you can look forward to a successful career that can take you all over the world. Our graduates have found employment across diverse range of professional, commercial, industrial, and not for profit organization. The Department of Jobs and Small Businesses projects strong growths of supply chain distribution and procurement managers for 2023, and COVID-19 pandemic global supply chain disruption has just for that emphasize the critical role of supply chain experts, especially in the area of risk management and operational sustainability.
Entry requirement, three program bachelor of business, logistics and supply chain management. Domestic students successful completion of year 12 and ATAR requirements scoring 67.85. For international students, Australian year 12 equivalent, which may also include completion of RMIT foundation study programs or post secondary recognized diploma in the relevant discipline. English language requirement will be required, and one of these English proficiency tests listed here.
Entry requirement for year four program bachelor of business, logistics and supply chain management applied program. Domestic students, a successful completion of year 12 and ATAR requirements, with a score of 80.05. For international students, Australian year 12 equivalent, which may also include completion of RMIT foundation studies programs or post secondary recognized diploma in the relevant discipline. English language requirements will require the completion of one of the English proficiency tests listed here.
Important dates. Important dates relevant to programs and interests areas. Orientation will be on the 22 to 26, February, 2021. Classes begins 1 March, 2021. Last day to enroll, 8 March, 2021.
Let me end by saying thank you for taking time to hear about our fantastic logistics and supply chain management programs at RMIT. For more information about logistics and supply chain management studies at RMIT, check out our website or call study at RMIT on 9925-2260. Take care and enjoy your day.
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