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Global Logistics & Maritime Management

90 per cent of world trade is sent via the oceans. It takes specialist skills to manage this vast industry.

Global Logistics and Maritime Management professionals are in demand around the world, and their careers extend far beyond the ports.

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.

Watch this short video to learn just how important Global Logistics and Maritime Management professionals are to the people of the world.

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Course Options

Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years
Launceston, Online CRICOS 095526F

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Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management (Honours)

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Launceston, Online CRICOS 066196D

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Associate Degree of Global Logistics and Maritime Management

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years
Launceston, Online CRICOS 075625B

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Diploma of Global Logistics and Maritime Management

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Launceston, Online CRICOS 062261K

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Australia’s national institute for maritime education, training and research. Ranked #1 globally in the latest International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) benchmarks.

We’re the strategic education partner for Australia’s $90bn Naval Shipbuilding plan, which requires thousands of maritime specialists across engineering, management, seafaring, and maritime operations.

We have the Southern Hemisphere’s most advanced maritime research and learning facilities, plus unmatched access to global logistics industry partners.

Double degrees

Our new double degrees allow you to deepen your knowledge and expertise within two separate study areas. This means you can choose from our range of exciting, diverse courses and embark on a journey as unique as you are.

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At the University of Tasmania, we’ll help you get the skills you need to pursue a degree. We offer a wide range of preparatory and pathway programs, as well as short foundation programs, to assist in the transition to university.

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Study options

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This major delves into advanced studies in supply chain management and international trade. You’ll gain specialist knowledge across key industry issues with the skills to implement complex supply chain systems. Graduates pursue careers across different industries and sectors such as manufacturing, transport and logistics, mining, defence, agriculture, retail, and government.

Available in Hobart and Online.

Maritime Technology Management

Technology is creating new challenges and opportunities in the maritime industry. This major combines studies in engineering and technology management with maritime business, giving you the expertise to manage complex projects. Career prospects include ship management, operations management, materials handling, ports and terminal management and project management.

Available in Launceston.

Maritime Business Management

This major combines business principles with learning specific to maritime management. Your studies will cover international logistics services and strategies, as well as the structuring, operation and coordination of supply chains. You’ll graduate with a specialist skillset, able to pursue careers in sectors such as shipping, chartering, ports and terminals, and freight forwarding.

Available in Launceston.

Course breakdown

Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management

Major Units (100 credit points)

You’ll complete eight units that focus on your chosen major.

Core Units (100 credit points)

You’ll complete eight core units that will cover the fundamentals of Global Logistics and Maritime Management, which are common across all majors.

Elective Units (100 credit points)

These units will broaden your learning experience and complement your major area of study with other discipline-specific studies. You may choose from any units offered from the College of Sciences and Engineering, or other areas of the University.


Year 1


2 major units (25 credit points)

4 core units (50 credit points)

Choose 2 electives (25 credit points)


Year 2

Associate Degree

2 major units (25 credit points)

4 core units (50 credit points)

Choose 2 electives (25 credit points)


Year 3

Bachelor's Degree

4 major units (50 credit points)

Choose 4 electives (50 credit points)

Career outcomes

AMC student Ryan takes a last-minute plunge to success.

AMC is able to open so many doors through their courses, whether you are designing, building, manning or organising ships and other maritime resources. The College is a world-renowned institution which takes great pride in the success of its students and will provide you support throughout your degree and beyond.

Read more about Ryan

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. Citation: Australian Government Job Outlook
  • 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. Citation: Naval Shipbuilding Careers

Study Experiences

The Maritime & Logistics Management Industry Forum gives students the chance 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, this Forum showcases the scope of employment prospects available to Australian Maritime College graduates across transport, international trade and maritime industries.

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

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

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition of Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.