Course Title: Logistics Engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Logistics Engineering

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: John Mo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6279

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Bundoora East campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There is no pre-requisite for this course.

You are assumed to have industry experience in supply chain, logistics, integrated logistics support, engineering, maintenance and services.

Course Description

This course is designed to equip professionals, technical personnel and managers of manufacturing and defence related industries with the essential logistic concepts, methodologies, processes and tools needed to understand and apply logistics engineering knowledge to acquire, support and strategically review any type of materiel systems acquired and operated by the Department of Defence.

You will learn the importance of systems approach to the design of logistics systems that includes design, development, operating and decommissioning phases of the defence system, and focus on affordable logistics support and on total cost of ownership in its life cycle.


  • Logistics support analysis (LSA)
    Supportability engineering, task analysis, concept
  • Logistics support analysis record (LSAR)
  • Support scenario modelling
  • Availability, reliability and maintainability (AR&M)
    Apply AR&M through the life cycle, safety and cost 
  • ILS trade-off studies
    Whole of life costing 
  • ILS management 
    Plan, implement and deliver an ILS program 
  • Value based management – an introduction 
  •  Logistics data 
    Data repository 
  • Provisioning modelling 
    Determine range and scale 
    Acquisition, initial and replenishment 
  • Contractor logistics support 
    Plan and formulate and recommend a CLS program

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Achieving affordable support depends upon effective integration of acquisition logistics, strategic planning and strategic thinking from feasibility study to system birth till death. For this reason the systems engineering process, verification and validation, and total system support techniques, are strongly emphasized throughout the course. You will develop the skills that enable you to work with data from various sources such as existing operating systems, modelling for new systems, and estimation from similar systems.

The course aims to develop logistic engineering solution in the service and support environment. You will be able to:

o Introduce the concepts of integrated logistics support for military asset
o Describe the logistics footprint and the need to optimise it
o Describe how support considerations need to be integrated into system design
o Show how support requirements relate to military readiness objectives
o Describe how logistics support integrates with business solutions

This course focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills in design and development of logistics systems based on thorough logistics engineering methodologies. You will assume the role of an integrated logistics support engineer for an existing system, or for a new system but providing advice on logistics engineering issues.

The system that you are providing logistics support to is given to you under a contractual arrangement. Therefore, as an integrated logistics support engineer, you need to be aware of the inter-relationships of all components of the system as well as the interaction of the system with its environment during its operations. You will be authoritative in applying the knowledge service and support thinking in the development of a logistics engineering solution. The solution will be creative and incorporate aspects of information management, solution models, business process design, lifecycle management, stakeholder management, commercial constraints and organisation models. You will also lead work programs that will strive for continuous improvement to improve the value proposition to the customer.

The learning outcome of this course is your ability to apply logistics engineering methodologies as part of modelling and analysis of system support solutions. You will acquire a commanding level of professional knowledge in logistics engineering and be able to think creatively through the logistics solution space.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will take part in a number of learning modules and interactive sessions on RMIT’s Blackboard learning system.

Overview of Learning Resources

All course materials, case studies and reading materials are available from RMIT’s Blackboard learning system.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment of the course is continuous.  There are 3 written assignments.