Course Title: Transportation and Freight Logistics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Transportation and Freight Logistics

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OMGT1062

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

OMGT1062

City Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009

OMGT2048

Alberton Management Centre

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 07

OMGT2049

Superguide Consultants Ltd

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 07

OMGT2062

Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 10,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

OMGT2222

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17

OMGT2279

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Elsie Hooi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5546

Course Coordinator Email: elsie.hooi@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.8.43

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Freight transportation plays a critical role in any supply chain as it fulfils time and place utility of goods i.e. delivers products and services to where and when they are required. Significant global changes (globalization, civil and social unrests, climatic changes etc.) have made major impacts on the logistics environment thus making proper management of this function a necessity.

This course will look into the important issues in domestic and global transportation which include freight transportation planning and operations, transportation infrastructure and regulations, selection of freight transportation carriers and third party suppliers, freight transportation costing, freight transportation strategies, and information technology in freight transportation.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Implement appropriate principles for logistic operations, both locally and for international transport logistics.
  2. Develop and implement domestic and international freight transportation strategies to facilitate effective supply chain operations.
  3. Review and evaluate various freight transportation and freight logistics solutions using appropriate assessment methods to rationalize both domestic and international freight transportation and logistics networks.
  4. Develop and apply appropriate leadership and organising abilities in leveraging resources.
  5. Communicate and work with others effectively to resolve problems in freight transportation and supply chain management.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; debating selected topics; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects. You are encouraged to keep abreast with the industry developments by reading updated articles from freight transportation and logistics publications and relevant websites. While you are expected to spend at least 1-2 hours of self-directed learning for every 1 hour of teacher guided contact or equivalent, it is possible that you will spend up to 78 hours (6 hours per week) on self-directed learning.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1:
20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.