Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management (P3E)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (November)

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (November)

"The logistics content is extensive and necessary for any business both within and outside of the maritime industry. My degree is kick starting my understanding of those fields and the processes and thinking that are behind them" Read more

Zahara Lemon
Global Logistics and Maritime Management student
Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.
The Australian Maritime College’s three-year Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management degree is designed to prepare students for management careers in the dynamic and internationally-focused maritime and logistics industries.

90 per cent of world trade is sent via the oceans, and it takes specialist skills to manage this vast industry. Global logistics and maritime management professionals are in demand around the world, and careers extend beyond the ports to policy, finance and insurance, and national security and customs.

This specialist business degree will give you high-level expertise and knowledge. Our program will equip you with the ability to maintain, enhance and drive these industries into the future.

You’ll also engage directly with leaders from the maritime and logistics industries. As well as learning from highly qualified teaching staff, you’ll gain valuable experience with industry workshops and site visits.

From 2019 new Diploma and Associate Degree entry points have been introduced. Please refer to the P1E Diploma of Global Logistics and Maritime Management course page or the P2E Associate Degree in Global Logistics and Maritime Management course pages for more information.

The Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management provides graduates with high-level expertise and knowledge to understand the maritime business in the global arena, the world-wide spanning logistics services and strategies, as well as the structuring, operation and coordination of supply chains.

While exposing students to principles in financial management, international business, human resource management and strategic management, the course offers a clear focus on key components of the maritime and logistics industries, such as port management, logistics, supply chains, warehousing, procurement. It expands also to key principles in maritime economics, commercial, transport and maritime law.

With a focus on an applied approach to these critical areas, centred on strategic and analytical thinking and decision making skills, the course provides a unique educational experience with high level of relevance to specific global shipping and logistics industries. The program aims to produce graduates able to contribute substantially to strategic decision making to maintain, enhance and drive these industries now and into the future.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management degree will:

  1. Build broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in global logistics and maritime management as a basis for independent lifelong learning
  2. Develop cognitive, analytical, and creative skills to analyse consolidate and synthesize knowledge in the global logistics and maritime management domain
  3. Perform critical thinking and solve diverse and complex problems in the global logistics and maritime management, incorporating social, ethical, regulatory, and global perspectives
  4. Present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge, concepts and ideas relevant to global logistics and maritime management
  5. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for self-directed autonomous learning and professional practice in the global logistics and maritime management context in collaboration with others

We maintain close links with prospective employers and industry associations to ensure you can access opportunities that support your career development. We will connect you with professionals from the maritime and logistics industries at our annual industry forum. Since 2018, the Maritime & Logistics Management Industry Forum has provided a medium for students to speak with senior managers from Tasmanian and interstate companies such as TasPorts, Agility Logistics, Toll Group, Australian National Lines (ANL), and Patrick Stevedore.  In addition to networking with industry professionals, attending the Forum will also enable you to learn about the scope of employment prospects available to those who graduate with AMC’s Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management.

Career outcomes

The maritime and the logistics industries underpin international business and world trade. They are a key element in sustainable development, and are tightly interconnected with human society: physically, socially and economically.

As such, it is critical that they are managed by highly trained individuals and teams who can lead the development, implementation and control of sound contemporary management practices.

The Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management prepares students for management and senior administrative careers in private enterprises, industry organisations and governments. As a graduate of this degree program, you can be confident that the skills, knowledge and networks you’ve acquired through study will allow you to succeed in a diverse range of areas: commercial shipping, ports and terminals, transport, transport policy and administration, freight forwarding, exporting and importing, logistics and supply chains, and other elements of international business.

Our Global Logistics degrees prepare students for management and senior administrative careers in private enterprises, industry organisations and governments.

Employment outlook for maritime professionals is growing, with skilled graduates in global demand.

  • National Employment projections in Marine Transport professionals is expected to grow between now and 2024*
  • More than 15,000 jobs are expected to be created in Australia as part of the continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program over the next 50 years.

*https://joboutlook.gov.au/Occupation?code=2312

Professional Recognition

Graduates of the course are eligible for membership of:

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA)

Course structure

The Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management requires the completion of 300 credit points comprising:

  • 100 credit point Major
  • 100 credit points of Core units
  • 100 credit points of Elective units

In your Elective component you can choose from any units marked as "Student Electives" which you meet the pre-requisites for, at any level, from across the university. To search for possible Elective units, use the Unit Search tool to search by the discipline that you are interested in.

Your electives can be used to add breadth to your degree, by exploring a variety of different subject areas from across the University from within or outside the College of Sciences and Engineering. Alternatively, you can deepen your engagement with specific subject areas, for example, by completing additional units in the same discipline as your major or related fields.

You can also use this space to complete an optional second major which may be a second major chosen from another course noting some exclusions apply. Not all majors can be taken by students in different courses.

We have a team of Course Information Officers available to help you structure your studies to meet your desired outcomes.  For enrolment assistance please contact us via U Connect today.

 

The Logistics and Supply Chain major aims to provide students with a holistic perspective of the interdependencies in logistics and international trade. It provides students with background knowledge of critical elements of the international logistics and supply chain management enabling problem-solving skills to be applied to key industry issues.

The major will furnish prospective early-career administrators and managers with a solid foundation in international logistics and freight management. The major provides the necessary grounding in international logistics so that the theoretical and practical elements of the freight management and transport industries are appropriately applied to enable effective decision-making within a complex supply chain system. By developing critical analytical skills within the industry context, students will be able to contribute to industry growth and sustainability. 

Available:  On campus Launceston/distance


Introductory Units

International Transport Systems provides students with an understanding of international transport and the way it operates. The unit will cover various topics such as transport modes (road, rail, air and water transport) and terminals, global transport system, inter-modal transport, transport…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit covers a wide range of topics relating to the air freight transport industry including its management and operation, economic and market characteristics, airports and aircraft, marketing and pricing strategies, forecasting, cargo handling and terminal management, designed to give…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate Units

This unit provides students with a broad appreciation of the nature and importance of logistics activities and an understanding of some of the key concepts and tools used by logistics managers. After studying the unit students should be able to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the fundamentals of warehousing management and related distribution issues that are important for pursuing a career in the logistics, transport and maritime industries. Academic understanding and applied skills will be developed to the point where…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced Units

Supply Chain Management develops logistics knowledge in conjuntion with concepts from strategic management, information technology, marketing and transportation systems. This enables better management of the supply chain providing efficencies and improving customer value creation.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In today's global business context the procurement of various commodities, their sourcing strategies and the total cost of acquisition impact on an organisation's capacity to be competitive. Global Procurement examines key issues relating to purchasing and procurement; additionally it investigates…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to provide students with an opportunity to complete their final year project by employing various research methods and techniques with which they have been equipped. The aim of this unit is to encourage students to apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit develops students’ knowledge and capabilities in managing the complex international freight system. It covers aspects of managing the movement of goods across national and international borders efficiently and effectively. It explains different actors and activities involved in managing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Maritime Business Management major aims to provide students with core business principles with learning that is specific to maritime management. It also covers the knowledge and practices of relevant maritime businesses. With a focus on delivering practical learning experiences, centred on strategic and analytical thinking and decision-making skills, this major will equip students with a specialist business skillset and an in-depth appreciation of the issues confronting the maritime industries.


Introductory Units

JNB159 allows students' to progress their understanding of financial information rather than be a detailed study of accounting practices. It has been designed to enable students to learn basic functions of the related discipline areas of accounting, finance, management and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to both quantitative and qualitative methods and their applications to decision-making in business management. The unit covers data analysis techniques around data presentation and interpretation, estimation, sampling, hypothesis testing and regression analysis, but it also broadly…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate Units

The primary aim of this unit is to introduce you to business management concepts and practice with emphasis on international business. The unit includes topics which will explore contemporary management theories and their application in a complex international business environment.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to respond to the growing challenge that natural and other disasters pose to organisations and individuals. It will provide individuals with insight into how to improve resilience at multiple different levels considering personal, community, organisational and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced Units

This unit explores the employment relationship and the importance of strategically managing people from their initial talent attraction through to retirement or termination. In working through this unit studies are focussed on effective and efficient strategic human resource management as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide students with an opportunity to complete their final year project by employing various research methods and techniques with which they have been equipped. The aim of this unit is to encourage students to apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with the theory and practice of strategic management emphasising application to theTransport and Logistics industry. The unit focuses on strategic thinking and decision making whilst analysing the strategic management process. Examples are provided to demonstrate how…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit involves comprehending, analysing and evaluating the processes and practices which bring shipowners and cargo owners together in a contractual relationship for carrying cargo. This business is usually facilitated by intermediaries called brokers. The aim of this unit is…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Maritime Technology Management major aims to develop graduates to be able to create innovative solutions to business issues, particularly those that occur at the interface of maritime business, logistics and engineering. This major provides a sound foundation of maritime technology industry-specific knowledge and maritime management and apply fundamentals of technology management to solve business-related problems in diverse maritime contexts.

Note Year 12 pre-requisites apply to this major.

Note this major cannot be completed fully by distance study.


Introductory Units

This unit aims to introduce students to the professional practice of engineering (including ongoing learning, ethics and safety) and develops skills in technical writing, engineering drawings, engineering design process, and project management techniques. Students will apply this knowledge to work…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will develop knowledge and skills for solving problems in engineering dynamics based on fundamental theory developed using Newtonian Mechanics with an introductory focus on particle kinematics and kinetics. This leads to the development of problem solving…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate Units

This unit provides an introduction to the ocean environment and the role of maritime engineers in the design of maritime infrastructure. The unit covers essential elementary knowledge of marine sciences, types of marine crafts and maritime structures, marine systems, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to fundamental aspects of the rational engineering approaches and issues which influence the construction of marine vessels, on-board systems and offshore structures including materials. The unit will serve sympathetic approaches of the procedures, processes, tools,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced Units

Supply Chain Management develops logistics knowledge in conjuntion with concepts from strategic management, information technology, marketing and transportation systems. This enables better management of the supply chain providing efficencies and improving customer value creation.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide students with an opportunity to complete their final year project by employing various research methods and techniques with which they have been equipped. The aim of this unit is to encourage students to apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Human Factors is a multi-disciplinary applied science that integrates the fields of psychology, engineering, ergonomics, management and industrial design. Human Factors pivots around the processes of effective system design, and deals with areas such as personnel selection; personnel training; machine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students completing this unit will identify the considerable changes taking place in shipbuilding practice with the development of technology and the changes in the rules governing their construction and operation. The unit further focusses on the knowledge and skills needed…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introductory Units

International Business Communication enables students to develop the fundamental written and verbal communication skills necessary for effective communication in their international business careers and their academic studies. Additionally, the significance of communication skills to successful business organisations is explored.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with a good understanding of individual sectors in the maritime industry. It introduces the maritime industry’s history, maritime geography and the concept of maritime transport in facilitating international trade. This unit covers various maritime sectors such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide students with the essential elements of modern exporting and importing practice. It attempts to blend the academic rigour of the principles of international trade with practical and operational aspects of export and import management.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Business and transport law is both broad and specific in its reach. This unit introduces broad foundations to business law within Australia before specifically applying understandings gained to the laws governing transport within Australia.The business law foundation of this unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    

Intermediate Units

This unit aims to provide you with a general understanding of the role and significance of ports and of key factors associated with the management and operations of ports. You will be introduced to the operating environment of ports and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Maritime Law is a key unit for those interested in the legal underpinnings of world trade, commerce and development.Maritime Law examines the fundamental legal framework for the conduct of international and domestic maritime trade and commerce. Maritime law has ancient…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The objective of this unit is to provide a general understanding of the organisation and operation of the maritime industry from an economics perspective. The main focus is on the economic behaviour of shipowners, shippers, and other stakeholders in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the technical and operational aspects of managing ships. The unit explores the ship-related operations that are necessary to transport cargo in a safe, efficient, and commercially viable manner. The unit analyses ships’ nautical, commercial, and cargo operations…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In your Elective component you can choose from any units marked as "Student Electives" which you meet the pre-requisites for, at any level, from across the university. To search for possible Elective units, use the Unit Search tool to search by the discipline that you are interested in.

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS
Domestic applicants who recently completed secondary education

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. We anticipate that the lowest ATAR that will receive an offer for this course in 2021 will be 65.

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

Domestic  applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; OR
  • Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).
Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Certificate IV (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.

Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

Subject Prerequisites

These prerequisites apply to students from all educational backgrounds.

Students intending to undertake Maritime Technology Management major must have completed the following prerequisite unit(s) at TQA3 level, or equivalent:

Mathematics Methods (MTM415117) and Physical Sciences (PSC315118).

You can enquire online for information on interstate and international equivalents to the Tasmanian senior secondary subject above. If you have not met this prerequisite, you will need to complete a UTAS foundation unit before you start your course.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Admissions and application information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

You may be eligible for advanced standing (i.e. credit points) in this degree if you:

  • Have completed an award such as a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or another institution;
  • Are currently studying another Bachelor degree at the University or at another institution;
  • Have completed a Bachelor degree at the University or an equivalent award from another institution.
How to apply for a credit transfer

You can apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing as part of the standard online application process for this degree.

For more information on credit transfers, contact us on on 1300 363 864 or enquire online.

Students who graduate with any of the approved exit awards of the Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management may return to or continue to the higher level award with full credit for units completed.

Students may articulate to P3E with credit of up to 16 units (200 credit points) on the basis of complete or incomplete study in the Diploma in MLM (J1B), Associate Degree in MLM (J2B), Bachelor of MLM (J3X), P1E Diploma of Global Logistics and Maritime Management or P2E Associate Degree in Global Logistics and Maritime Management  if they have been enrolled in those courses in study periods later than or inclusive of Semester 1, 2013. Eligibility for credit for study falling outside of these time-frames will be assessed in line with the University's standard credit guidelines.

Students who have successfully completed the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Supply Chain Management) (Z2D), through the University College, are able to articulate to the Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management, with two year's block credit.

If you do not meet the minimum ATAR you should consider enrolment in the Diploma of University Studies (Business Specialisation) or Diploma of Global Logistics and Maritime Management as a pathway to this degree:

If you do not meet the University General Entry Requirements, you should consider enrolment in the Diploma of University Studies (Business Specialisation) or the University Preparation Program.

In all cases, contact us to discuss an option best suited to your needs.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $99,244 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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