MC195 - Master of Strategic Procurement

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Plan: MC195 - Master of Strategic Procurement
Campus: City Campus

Overview

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: Master of Strategic Procurement
Award abbreviation: MStratProcure
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full time, 4 years part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Business IT and Logistics (620H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/businessitlogistics
ASCED code: 089901
CRICOS code: 077510G

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Purpose of the Program

In this program you will master a specific body of knowledge, coupled with cognitive, technical and communication skills that are critical in managing the creation and implementation of efficient, effective, and sustainable strategies over the logistics lifecycle and the entire supply chain (or supply network). You will be able to apply this knowledge and skills set in diverse and complex work environments.  Your learning outcomes will be ultimately self-created but a range of structured learning activities, including individual and group research projects, prescribed reading material and intensive workshops will influence your learning endeavours. 

The diversity of nations and ethnicities represented in the student cohort in which you will study is also a potentially rich learning source.  Data provided by Open Universities Australia states that the number of procurement (supply) managers employed in Australia almost doubled between November 2000 and November 2011, and ‘employment for Logistics Managers has grown at a rate of 30% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years’.  Post graduate careers in strategic procurement management encompass a range of positions including supply Manager, Logistics and Project Manager, Logistics and Purchasing Manager, Operations Manager, Material Handling Manager, Purchasing & Logistics Manager, Purchasing and Supply Manager, Site Operations Manager, Transport  Manager and Warehouse and Inventory manager. These roles are undertaken across the whole spectrum of organizations, from primary producers all the way to service sector organizations.  

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Procurement will articulate to the Master of Strategic Procurement with advanced standing, and will be required to complete eight (8) courses in order to qualify for the degree.

Credits and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University’s Credit Policy.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements
Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants
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 Master of Strategic Procurement is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). This program is also recognised by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council Inc (APCC).


Students enrolled in the program are eligible for student membership of CIPS. By selecting appropriate courses, graduates of the program may be eligible for full membership of CIPS.

For graduates to be eligible for full CIPS membership the following conditions must be met: 

  • All units must be successfully passed – no condonements or compensations
  • The courses BUSM3878 Practice-based Logistics Research Project 1 and BUSM3882 Practice-based Logistics Research Project 2 must be conducted in a procurement and supply chain related area.


http://www.cips.org/en-au/

http://www.apcc.gov.au/

An extensive network of industry links supports this program. Business practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers and industry-relevant projects underpin the work integrated learning components of this program. An industry advisory board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in this 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

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

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

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 students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

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

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit).

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT 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
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • 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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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