Master of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (P7E)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 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
Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 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.

Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

“I decided to move away from IT sector and take up a more challenging operational or management role. After deciding to study in Australia, I found only AMC offered the logistics and supply chain specialisation I was seeking.” Read more

Preyanka Pandiyan
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Student
In the evolving global business economy, businesses enhance and transform their logistics and supply chain systems to gain competitive advantage. With global supply chains evolving and expanding constantly, the understanding of how to develop and implement sustainable, effective, and efficient logistics and supply chain management strategies is key to the success of businesses in many industries. The Master of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management is designed for people who seek professional careers in logistics and supply chain management that are in high demand globally in different industries. The Master of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management prepares students with the knowledge of theories, concepts, principles and practice in logistics and supply chain management to make informed decisions in a real-world global context. It also develops graduates’ skills such as business analytics and optimisation to develop solutions for a range of complex issues faced by businesses and enhance their logistics and supply chain performance.

The two-year master course is a nested program that includes entry and exist awards for the Graduate Certificate in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the Graduate Diploma of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The pathway courses provide students with the flexibility and choice to match their employment prospects and career/learning progression with personal goals and circumstances.

The Masters of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management prepares students seeking entry into the industry in management positions, either having completed previous study or work experience in a related field or not.

Through completion of theoretical and practical explorations into key focus areas including business analytics, commercial ship management, International Trade, finance and logistics, the course prepares graduates with high-level expertise in operational management. The dissertation component allows you to put theory into practice with the application of continuity, sustainability and compliance frameworks, among others, into an assessment of a real-world company’s management practices. The development of your strategic communication, academic writing and research ethics competencies are geared for application in maritime industries globally.

  • 1 Design and implement logistics and supply chain processes to improve business outcomes.
  • 2 Critically evaluate logistics and supply chain solutions to complex problems in a global business environment
  • 3 Conduct a research or industry-based project to advance the knowledge and practices of global logistics and supply chain management.
  • 4 Manage communications across organisational teams, customers and business partners to support business outcomes in local and global contexts.
  • In your final year of your Master’s, you’ll act as a strategic policy advisor to a real-world company in JNB728 Industry Research Project. Working under the guidance and supervision of research academic staff, you’ll undertake knowledge management-based assessment of an enterprise of your choosing. Your findings will inform your competency to undertake rigorous and independent research, and discuss the managerial implications relevant to the maritime, transport, logistics and related fields.

    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 through various events such as guest speakers and industry forum. 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), Oldendorff Carriers and Patrick Stevedore. In addition to networking with industry professionals, attending events 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.

    The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

    Career outcomes

    AMC gave me a deeper understanding of how businesses work, and how all disciplines interrelate between them.

    Lorena Solis
    Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Alumni

    The maritime and 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.

    Our Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management courses prepare students for management and senior administrative careers in private enterprises, industry organisations and governments. As a graduate of this 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.

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

    • National Employment projections in Marine Transport professionals are 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.^^

    ^ Job Outlook, Australian Government
    ^^ Naval Shipbuilding College, Australian Government

    Course structure

    The Master of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MGlobLogSCM) includes the following options:

    • 2-year (16 unit) MGlobLogSCM - this is the default course option for students who have not completed prior study or work experience in a related (cognate) area.
    • 1.5-year (12 unit) MGlobLogSCM - this is the default course option for students who have completed prior study or work experience in a related (cognate) area

    A cognate undergraduate degree would be in the same or related area eg, maritime management, maritime operation, logistics management, supply chain management, and business management; or any Bachelor degree with a major in business, logistics management, and supply chain management  Cognate industry experience would be in the fields of maritime, transport, logistics and supply chain.

    All students will have the flexibility of developing their research training through either a dissertation or an Industry project.

    If you are starting in 2023 you can find your course planner here – this helps you plan what units to enrol in and when.  

    Business Continuity Management is the holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organisation and the likely impacts to business operations that may be caused if those threats materialise. This fully online unit provides you with a thorough understanding…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit provides students with a framework for understanding the field of international trade. The unit examines the environment for international trade and investment, particularly political, social, economic, technological, environmental and other factors that influence strategic firm-level plans and senior…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit introduces you to the concepts, applications and practice of management. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of management that are vital for the successful operation of any business. You will be exposed to a widely accepted body…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the type of financial information that you, as a manager, can expect to receive and to the techniques that you can use to analyse this information for decision making and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit provides you with a broad appreciation of the nature and importance of logistics activities and an understanding of the key concepts and tools used by logistics managers. It enables you to examine the key components of an integrated…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSpring school (November)

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

    This unit aims to expose you to contemporary management practices in ports. The design of this unit is suited to meet the needs of students at different stages in their careers and at different levels in their organisations. You will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Supply Chain Management has been identified by the business community as a key discipline which can generate significant cost savings, improve customer value and be used effectively to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.To a casual observer, supply chain management would…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The information era dictates new ways to do business today. Available information through business systems, or social and public media is massive and constantly growing at a very fast rate. Information is nowadays the most precious asset of any initiative.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The unit develops critical knowledge and understanding of procurement from the logistics and supply chain management perspectives. It covers the procurement process, procurement management strategies, procurement marketing and segmentation, international sourcing, supplier relationship management, price/cost analysis, negotiations and contract management,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Warehouses/distribution centres play a pivotal role in today’s logistics and supply chain systems, especially when we consider the manufacturing in a global environment and increasing online shopping. When operating a warehouse/distribution centre, how to improve the operational efficiency while minimising…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The unit familiarises you with the complex logistical requirements resulting from digital business and e-commerce. The unit starts by examining the emerging business practices, systems, and technologies, which enable order fulfilment in this rapidly evolving space. It then examines how…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Select one unit from the following

    The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to shipping markets, and to illustrate the strategies, principles and practice of commercial ship management. The unit is arranged in 12 modules. Ship chartering and charterparties are essential elements of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (November)

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

    This unit introduces you to concepts and principles of maritime law, with special emphasis on the carriage of goods by sea. However, we will also deal with other traditional aspects of maritime law - salvage, general average, maritime liens, admiralty…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of strategic management, focusing on strategic thinking and decision making. Throughout your study you will be asked to place yourself in the position of a strategic manager and to use your…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Research Methods is designed to serve both theoretical and practical purposes. The unit begins by introducing you to the philosophy, logic and nature of research. The unit asks you to reflect on how we come to know certain things through…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The Dissertation units are designed to provide high-level business research skills to final year students who have a personal interest in research. The dissertation builds on a number of disciplines studied in the program and on the awareness of issues…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The Dissertation units are designed to provide high-level business research skills to final year students who have a personal interest in research. The dissertation builds on a number of disciplines studied in the program and on the awareness of issues…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The Dissertation units are designed to provide high-level business research skills to final year students who have a personal interest in research. The dissertation builds on a number of disciplines studied in the program and on the awareness of issues…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Research Methods is designed to serve both theoretical and practical purposes. The unit begins by introducing you to the philosophy, logic and nature of research. The unit asks you to reflect on how we come to know certain things through…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The unit introduces students to the digital revolution in maritime logistics chains and the importance of informatics to ensure that the relevant stakeholders obtain benefits of the vast digital data sources for decision-making. The unit will develop students’ knowledge and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit is more suitable for students in final year of their master program. In this unit, students will apply relevant research methods and knowledge gained from other units to carry out an industry research project. Students will work independently…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit explores the need for knowledge to be managed in an organisation, and the tools and strategies that can be used to effectively manage the knowledge assets of that organisation. The unit starts with the identification of knowledge assets…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (November)

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

    Entry requirements

    • An undergraduate degree from an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institutions; or
    • A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or
    • A qualification of AQF Level 6 or equivalent and a minimum of three years managerial working experience.

    The duration of the program will depend on your background (see Course Structure tab). Holders of a cognate undergraduate degree or two years work experience are eligible for advanced standing (i.e. normally 4 x transition units included in the course) reducing the course duration and number of units required to be completed.

    A cognate undergraduate degree would be in the same or related area eg, maritime management, maritime operation, logistics management, supply chain management, and business management; or any Bachelor degree with a major in business, logistics management, and supply chain management

    Cognate industry experience would be in the fields of maritime, transport, logistics and supply chain.

    • An undergraduate degree from an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institutions; or
    • A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or
    • A qualification of AQF Level 6 or equivalent and a minimum of three years managerial working experience.
    • International students with English as a second language will need to have an IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0.

    The duration of the program will depend on your background (see Course Structure tab). Holders of a cognate undergraduate degree or two year work experience are eligible for advanced standing (i.e. normally 1 semester of credit) and hence, a reduced duration (1.5 years).

    cognate undergraduate degree would be in the same or related area eg, maritime management, maritime operation, logistics management, supply chain management, and business management; or any Bachelor degree with a major in business, logistics management, and supply chain management

    Cognate industry experience would be in the fields of maritime, transport, logistics and supply chain.

    The Graduate Certificate in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, the Graduate Diploma of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and the Master of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management form an articulated sequence of awards for which full credit is granted in the higher level award for all corresponding coursework completed in the lower level award of the articulated sequence.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the entire amount for your studies. Commonwealth supported places are not available in this postgraduate course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    An important note on Youth Allowance and Austudy

    The Department of Social Services has approved some accredited and professionally oriented Masters courses for student payments through Youth Allowance or Austudy. This means if you enrol in one of these courses, you may be eligible for student payments. However, please be aware that this is not the case for all Master courses. Please visit our Scholarships, Fees and Costs website for further information.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 67,053 AUD *.

    Course cost based on a rate of $32,950 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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