MC198 - Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management

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Plan: MC198EXE15 - Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
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 Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Award abbreviation: MSupChaLogMgt
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (or 1.5 years FT or PT equivalent with advanced standing)
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain (665H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/accounting-information-systems-and-supply-chain
ASCED code: 089901
CRICOS code: 077513E

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management  prepares you to manage the creation and implementation of efficient and sustainable strategies over the logistics life cycle, across the entire supply chain or within supply.The program offers studies in the core areas of supply chain and procurement management, operations, transport and warehousing applied in a range of contexts.

During this program you will be exposed to a variety of learning experiences and activities which may include lectures and tutorials, assignments, collaborative projects and workshops activities related to Supply Chain and Logistics Management strategy, planning and execution. Assessment mostly includes major and minor written assignments, evaluation of case studies, completion of group projects, group presentations and in-class tests. International study tours are a unique feature of the program allowing you to combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with the completion of either a 12 or 24 credit point course in intensive mode.

A capstone experience will be provided in OMGT2191 Strategic Operations and Supply Chain Management which will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on this program’s curriculum. This course promotes the integration and synthesis of the knowledge and skills gained in the program and their application in discipline related real-world scenarios, leading to work readiness or further studies.

The core research courses of this program are BUSM4448 Business Research Design and BUSM3882 Logistics Research Project (elective). This course is designed to develop your knowledge of research principles and methods and how to apply them within the contemporary business environment. You will have the opportunity to conduct a research project/proposal and further develop your skills in research methodology.

The program is designed for current and future managers and leaders working in supplies and procurement, operations and material handling, and transport and warehousing, spanning from primary producers to retailers.

This program is delivered on-campus.

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Articulation and pathways

1. Students admitted with the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree or higher level qualification in business (or a related discipline) will be exempted from completing four (4) Business and Law courses (48 credit points) from the optional course list in the final semester of the program. Students will be required to complete an additional twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

2. Students who successfully complete the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management will be exempted from completing the four (4) discipline courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management and will be required to complete an additional twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

Please refer to the Masters Advanced Standing Credit Procedure for additional information regarding the recency of previous qualifications.

Credit outside of the above arrangements will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures. If you wish to apply for a credit transfer/RPL, please refer to Apply for credit.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline);

or

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline 

or

Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management;

or 

Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline).

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

This program is accredited by the professional bodies listed in the table below. Specified credit/exemptions towards professional qualifications offered as part of the accreditation are subject to the applicant meeting set criteria defined by each professional body. Any application for credit/exemption should be made directly to the professional body and is the graduate's responsibility. 

The professional bodies may offer membership for students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional Body Accreditation Description Membership and Opportunities 

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport [CILT] [Australia]

www.cilta.com.au

Program satisfies the academic requirements for Chartered Membership.
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Affiliate
  • Graduates eligible for 1 year credit towards the experience requirement for Member and Chartered membership

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply [CIPS]

www.cips.org

Please note: this program is no longer accredited by CIPS from 1 January 2021.

Students who commenced the program pre-2021, please refer to the following information:

Pre 2017 - Program satisfies the academic requirements for MCIPS with the following conditions:

1. With the exception of the four common business courses, all courses must be successfully passed - no exemptions or compensations

2. The following 2 electives must be taken: BUSM1474 - Managing supply contracts; and OMGT2236 - Strategic Procurement Manager

3. The third elective must be taken from the following: OMGT1236 - eBusiness Supply Chains; BUSM3882 - Logistics Research Project; or INTE1208 - eProcurement and Supply Chain Technologies

Note: Research project must be in a procurement and supply chain related area

1/1/2017 to 31/12/2020 only - Program satisfies the academic requirements for MCIPS with the following conditions:

1. With the exception of the four business courses, all courses must be successfully passed - no exemptions or compensations

2. Must complete the Procurement Specialism:

- OMGT2236 Strategic Procurement Management

- OMGT2190 Supply Chain Sustainability

- BUSM1474 Managing Supply Contracts

- OMGT1236 E-Business Supply Chains

3. Electives totaling 24cp must be taken from: 

- BUSM1734 Risk Analysis and Assessment

- BUSM3882 Logistics Research Project which must be focused on a procurement and supply topic

- OMGT2145 Logistics in Practice which must be focused on a procurement and supply topic

- BUSM4483 Postgraduate Business Internship (12cp) must be focused in procurement and supply

- BUSM4609 Postgraduate Business Internship (24cp) must be focused on procurement and supply

  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Affiliate
  • Graduates may be eligible for MCIPS

Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia [SCLAA]

www.sclaa.com.au

Not Applicable 
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student (full-time only)
  • Graduate under 30 years of age eligible for membership category: Future Leader
  • Graduates 30 years of age or older eligible for membership category: Individual

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Society [LSCMS] [Singapore]

www.lscms.org

Not Applicable
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Professional
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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

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. Computers, printers and group study rooms are available at each Melbourne Library location. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Contact Ask the Library for assistance and further information www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Study Support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.

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 www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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 
  • 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. 

We also offer a dedicated support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-services/indigenous.

 

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