Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management

POSTGRADUATE

Take your career in supply chain and logistics even further.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 2 years
Part-time 4 years
Reduced duration available
Fees:

AU$32,640 (2023 annual)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

IELTS 6.5

Duration:
Full-time 2 years or 1.5 years accelerated
Fees:

AU$43,200 (2023 annual)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City

Overview

By studying the Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management at RMIT you’re gaining real world-skills applicable in current and future roles.

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Gain practical skills and knowledge

This comprehensive degree prepares you to design and scale supply chains on a global level and develop the project management and negotiation skills required to solve complex business problems.

Why study supply chain and logistics management at RMIT?

Work on real-world projects

Benefit from project work and interactions with companies including Coca-Cola Amatil, Cadbury Schweppes, Nike, Adidas, Toll Holding and the Port of Melbourne Corporation.

Accredited program

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).

Enhance your skill set

This degree covers all aspects of supply chain and logistics management required to bring a product to market, including the procurement and supply of goods and services and the design and management of global supply chains.

What you will study

RMIT has one of the oldest and largest supply chain and logistics management departments of any university in Australia. 

By studying a Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management at RMIT, students will gain a holistic understanding of how to manage the sourcing and procurement of primary materials, transportation of goods and the negotiation of contracts and services to satisfy end-users.

Learn the fundamentals of:

  • Project management
  • Managing supply contracts
  • International logistics
  • Risk analysis and assessment
  • Distribution and freight logistics
  • Supply chain modelling and design
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Learn here, succeed anywhere

At RMIT, we understand the importance of providing students with real-world experiences and the skills to succeed in a rapidly evolving job market. 

Students undertaking a Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management at RMIT can participate in a Global Intensive program, designed to combine overseas travel and cultural experience with coursework, or apply for RMIT’s Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP) which offers a range of tailored international programs, designed to help accelerate your career.

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Study entirely online

The Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management is also available via online delivery.

Details

This master's degree prepares you to manage the creation and implementation of efficient and sustainable strategies over the logistics life cycle across the entire supply chain.

You will gain invaluable insights from leading industry organisations, spanning from primary production to manufacturing, shipping, distribution and retail and master a range of strategic management competencies to advance your career in business and government organisations locally, nationally and internationally.

Some subjects have intensive lectures/workshops which are usually held over 2-3 days (usually a half day Friday and full days on Saturday and Sunday).

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, class and group discussions, problem-based seminars, project work on-site case investigations. In addition, you will have access to online and digital resources such as lecture notes, assessment tools, discussion boards and podcasts.

You can expect to learn alongside recent graduates and current practitioners from Australia and overseas. This diversity provides opportunities to form dynamic study groups and establish networks beyond the classroom that will benefit you throughout your career.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, quizzes and tests, blog journals and practical assignments.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

On-campus students will benefit from regular contributions and interaction with companies like the Port of Melbourne Corporation, Coca-Cola Amatil, Cadbury Schweppes, Nike, Adidas, Toll Holdings, Wallenius Willensen, DP World and GS1.

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.

Work-connected and industry-relevant options available for this degree include:

  • Working in a student team as part of the Fastrack Innovation Program. In this elective you will work with mentors to develop and present a solution to a real problem. This form of fast-prototyping is designed so that external organisations can tap into fresh thinking from RMIT students.
  • Business Internship elective where you take up a position for one or two days per week for one semester. This position is normally unpaid and is designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall employability upon graduation.

Global study and work is a unique feature of the on-campus degree.

You can combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with coursework completed in intensive mode and have this credited towards your degree. They depart during the Australian summer or winter vacations and are usually undertaken in the final semester of study.

Each year the School of Business IT and Logistics conducts tours to the USA, China and Canada in partnership with the University of Maryland, Fudan University, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and Ryerson University.

If you are planning to include a study tour as part of your degree, you are advised to check that you have the required number of student electives or credit points available.

Global work, exchange and study experiences

RMIT offers a range of opportunities for our students to study abroad through global work, exchange and study experiences with over 165 partner universities worldwide.

  • 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with advanced standing)
  • 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (without advanced standing)

For further information about advanced standing see Credits and Masters exemptions.

  • 1.5 years full-time (with advanced standing)
  • 2 years full-time (without advanced standing)

For further information about advanced standing see Credits and Masters exemptions.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

View the learning outcomes for each stream:

This master's degree comprises core and elective subjects.

You will study core subjects in supply chain, and have the opportunity to specialise in either strategic procurement or maritime transport logistics in the second half of the degree.

  • Visits to public and private companies and/or guest lectures by selected company executives will supplement your studies in Logistics in Practice.
  • Complete a six month internship to nurture your operational capabilities and hands-on skills.
  • Select from a range of global mobility options to kick-start your global career.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Program code: MC198

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
City Campus
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (or 1.5 years FT or PT equivalent with advanced standing)
MC198EXE15
077513E
Location
City Campus
Duration
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (or 1.5 years FT or PT equivalent with advanced standing)
Plan code
MC198EXE15
CRICOS
077513E
Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
City Campus
2 years full-time
MC198EXE15
077513E
Location
City Campus
Duration
2 years full-time
Plan code
MC198EXE15
CRICOS
077513E
Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
City Campus
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
MC198P15
077513E
Location
City Campus
Duration
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Plan code
MC198P15
CRICOS
077513E
Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
City Campus
2 years full-time
MC198P15
077513E
Location
City Campus
Duration
2 years full-time
Plan code
MC198P15
CRICOS
077513E

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

Career

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Your Career in Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Gain long-term benefits to your career and earning potential through a specialised masters degree in supply chain and logistics management.

You will develop strategic management competencies and advance your career in business and government organisations, locally, nationally and internationally.

Course accreditation or membership offered by professional bodies signals to employers the quality and relevance of RMIT's courses and opens up career pathways and networks.

Professional bodies accredit or recognise courses as meeting professional and academic standards deemed to be essential for a new graduate entering into that profession. An accredited course will either enable the graduate to enter directly into a professional qualifications program or provide the graduate with exemptions or credit towards a post university professional qualification.

Statutory accreditation

This type of accreditation is where a statutory body must approve a course of study in order for a graduate to practise in that profession.

Membership

Professional bodies or associations are representative organisations of professions that provide membership and other career development support to its members. Many professional bodies offer membership opportunities for students and new graduates with benefits such as career advice, networking within the profession and access to resources not available through the university. The aim of these benefits is to assist with your transition from university into the profession.

Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Current course accreditations and information about membership and development opportunities for students and graduates.

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) (Australia)

Course satisfies the academic requirements for Chartered Membership. (Accredited for course delivery in Melbourne and via RMIT Online.)

Membership and opportunities
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student (must be full-time otherwise eligible for Affiliate membership)
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Affiliate
  • Graduates eligible for 1 year credit towards the experience requirement for Member and Chartered membership

Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)

Membership and opportunities
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates under 30 years of age eligible for membership category: Future Leader
  • Graduates 30 years of age or older eligible for membership category: Individual

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Society (LSCMS) (Singapore)

Membership and opportunities
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Professional

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

2 year duration 

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.  

1.5 year duration 

*Qualification must have been completed within the last 10 years.   

^Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate you will have the opportunity to progress to the Master degree. 

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

2 year duration

You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or higher level qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

1.5 year duration

You must have successfully completed:

An Australian Bachelor degree, (or equivalent overseas qualification) or higher level qualification in a business (or related) discipline from a recognised tertiary institution*.

OR

The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management^.

*Qualification must have been completed within the last 10 years.

^Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate you will have the opportunity to progress to the Master degree.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management is a pathway to the Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. 
 
Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management you can continue your studies in the Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management and receive 48 credit points worth of credit (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) for courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

Masters advanced standing

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications within the last 10 years with a major in a business or related discipline, you may be eligible for advanced standing as follows:

Qualification level Masters exemptions offered Remaining program duration*
Bachelor degree (AQF level 7)   48 credit points (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters of full-time study)
Bachelor degree (Honours) (AQF level 8)   Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semester of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study)
Graduate Certificate (AQF level 8)   48 credit points (equivalent to one semesters of full-time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters of full-time study)
Graduate Diploma (AQF level 8)   Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study)
Master degree (AQF level 9)   Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full time study)

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for Australian qualifications in vocational and higher education.

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry to be granted advanced standing.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Applicants with a bachelor degree (honours), graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters qualification majoring in a different discipline may also be eligible for credit transfer of up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study).

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Upon successful completion of this masters degree, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including postgraduate research programs, subject to the program's entrance requirements.

When you successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting you are guaranteed entry into the Master of Professional Accounting with 1 semester of advanced standing (equivalent to 48 credit points).

Alternatively, you can gain entry into this degree from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs.

Master Advanced Standing

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications within the last 10 years with a major in a business or related discipline, you may be eligible for advanced standing as follows:

Qualification level Advanced standing Remaining program duration
Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Bachelor honours degree (AQF level 8) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)
Graduate certificate (AQF level 8) 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Graduate diploma (AQF level 8) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for Australian qualifications in vocational and higher education.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit.

Credits

Applicants with a bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters degree qualification majoring in a different discipline may also be eligible for credit transfer of up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study).

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and weightings, and reference to the learning resources.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Upon successful completion of this degree, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Masters by Research or Doctoral (PhD) program.

Fees

2023 indicative fees

  • Full-fee places: AU$32,640.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$326 maximum fee for 2023*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment*

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

*Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Defer your payment

This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

FEE-HELP loans

Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

How does a HELP loan work?

If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.

You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

This program is approved for income support.

You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.

If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.

You may be eligible to apply for income tax deductions for education expenses linked to your employment.

See the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for more information.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2023 is AU$43,200.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2023 commencement is AU$86,400 (full 2 year program plan MC198P15).

For students who meet the entry requirements for the 1.5 years program (program plan MC198EXE15), the total indicative tuition fee for 2023 commencement is AU$65,280.

If you do not meet the entry requirements, you will be offered a place in the full two year program.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.