BP143 - Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied)

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Plan: BP143P9 - Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied)
Award abbreviation: BBus(Log&SuppChaMgt)(App)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Business IT and Logistics (620H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/businessitlogistics
ASCED code: 089901
CRICOS code: 063203A

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Purpose of the Program

This program prepares you to solve business problems in the global marketplace and understand complexity in operations, logistics and  supply chain industries. A broad-based curriculum in the program covers the design and management of supply chain practices such as inventory planning, procurement, production operations, transportation, distribution, warehousing, retail services, global logistics and supply chain technologies.

The program provides opportunities to apply and consolidate your knowledge and skills in a practical workplace setting during the third year of the program. Upon completion of your practical placement, you will employ the tools and experiences gained to innovate, design and solve business-related problems in two business design project courses.

In the final year of the program the capstone courses OMGT1053 Supply Chain Management Strategy, OMGT1039 Operations Management, BUSM4379 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Business Design Project 1 and BUSM4380 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Business Design 2 will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt. This capstone experience will integrate the knowledge and skills gained in this program and apply them in discipline related real-world situations.

You will experience a variety of learning approaches that may include: lectures, tutorials, assignments, site-visits, industrial guest lectures, collaborative projects and activities. Assessment may include examinations, essays, reports, oral presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

This program promotes the application of the curriculum in logistics and supply chain scenarios leading to work readiness or entry to graduate studies. The program will prepare you to work as a professional in a number of industrial sectors: aviation, automobile, computing, construction, manufacturing, mining, retailing, shipping, global trading, transport, distribution and warehousing.  Job functions include procurement, inventory planning, operations management, operations research, and event organisations in both private and public sectors.

The program is available for on-campus study.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University Credit Policy. Applicants who have completed studies or have partially completed a similar program at another institution (with entry criteria similar to this program) may be accepted with some credits or exemptions being granted towards this program.

Credit pathways between RMIT University VET programs, Higher Education Diplomas & Associate Degrees in the same or related discipline, enable you upon successful completion of a lower level qualification, at the required standard for admission, to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

Credit pathways between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. 

The current credit pathways for College of Business programs can be found at http://bit.ly/RMIT-Bus-Credit. These are subject to change.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Requirements:

Current Year 12:
Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 75, or equivalent. Pre-requisite studies in Australian Year 12 English (units 3 and 4) or equivalent with a minimum study score of 25 (or ESL English 30) or equivalent. 

Non Year 12:
Successful completion of an Australian Diploma, Advanced Diploma or equivalent with a GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0); an Australian Associate Degree, or equivalent with a GPA of 1.0 (out of 4.0). Partially completed Higher Education studies may also be considered.

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants:
Additionally all non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied) is certified by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) as meeting the academic requirements for Chartered Membership (CMILT) and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) as meeting the majority of the academic requirements for MCIPS.

Students enrolled in the program are entitled to CILTA membership at either the Student (full-time only), Affiliate, Associate or Member grade, depending on your experience and qualifications. Membership, amongst other benefits, gives you access to the comprehensive career support from the Institute including access to the resources of the CILT International On-Line Knowledge Centre, the largest online resource of its kind specifically focused on transport and logistics.

Students are eligible for student membership (complementary for 1 year) of CIPS and graduates are eligible for CIPS affiliate membership. For graduates to be eligible for MCIPS, the following conditions must be met:

  • All courses must be successfully passed – no exemptions or credits accepted
  • Any courses taken from the minor list must be for business disciplines only
  • Any elective courses chosen must be business and management related
  • In addition to successful completion of the accredited program, successfully complete CIPS 2013 Qualifications suite Unit AD3 Improving the competitiveness of supply chains and PD3 Strategic supply chain management.
  • Evidence of three years relevant work experience



The School of Business IT & Logistics is a national partner of the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), the premium professional body that supply chain, logistics, operations and procurement executives in Australia subscribed to. SCLAA is a strong supporter of the program.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
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  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students


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