MC227 - Master of Engineering (Integrated Logistics Management)

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Plan: MC227 - Master of Engineering (Integrated Logistics Management)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The program has been designed with the view that you have completed your undergraduate program.  Hence, this program aims to broaden your thinking by enabling you to have maximum interaction opportunity with your lecturers as well as your fellow classmates.  Your learning experiences will contain a broad mix of study modes, including lectures, presentation seminars, tutorials and written assignments.  The lectures will be conducted in two separate intensive weeks using face-to-face delivery.  At the other times of the semester, you will communicate with the lecturer on-line, and receive learning materials from RMIT’s learning management system.

A number of teaching and learning approaches are used within this program to develop your capabilities. The approaches used in each course will be appropriate to the core curriculum areas and capability dimensions which are designed to assist you in developing skills as an independent and lifelong learner. The program will achieve these learning and professional outcomes through the consistent and extensive use of updated courseware that has been designed with students’ needs as its central plank.

The major styles of teaching and learning you will experience throughout your program will include, but are not limited to the following:

Classroom teaching and/or online Collaborate sessions: These sessions utilise a range of teaching and learning techniques including lectures, guest lectures by practitioners, class presentations, group discussion and student-led discussion. This style of learning is designed to maximise your understanding of the curriculum content and skills. It is designed to provide an environment where you can ask questions and seek feedback as well as contribute to class discussion with your peers. Classes may be offered in intensive mode over weekends or in week-long blocks. You are expected to be responsible for the completion of all out of class learning activities which may require extra reading of both library and online materials.

Laboratory: Most of the engineering focused courses require practical experience in a controlled and safe environment. RMIT has a tradition to be practical and industry related. Laboratory classes are scheduled with smaller group size. During laboratory classes, you will be given instructions to operate equipment which will produce effects that can be verified by the theories taught in classroom teaching. Laboratory demonstrators will be present in the sessions to assist your learning process.

Problem-based learning: You may be in a small group or team, or work individually to apply knowledge to solve problems and examine case studies. This technique is designed to simulate the experiences you will encounter working as a logistics and supply chain practitioner.

Assignments and projects: These may be either research or problem based, and may be undertaken in teams or individually. They will provide you with experience at undertaking research and reasoning, to write effectively and to present your findings and advice to a range of audiences; and may also require you to provide oral presentations. Assignments and projects are also designed to provide a way to receive feedback on your skills development and be able to utilise this feedback to improve your skills and further develop your capabilities in the relevant area.

Assessment is designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities.  Assessment is primarily based upon written assignments which test the knowledge and application of key issues e.g. problem definition, requirement specification, function allocation, life-cycle costing, project support and logistics, risk mitigation, and control management. The assignments and coursework are done either individually or in teams, depending on the nature of particular assignment. You will find that the forms of assessment used may be different for each course, as the assessment you receive must be appropriate to the objectives of each course.

The assessment you receive is critical to the success of your Masters degree program, and to your future success in the workplace.  The Graduate Capabilities designed into your program (a pre-requisite for your success) are satisfied only if the Learning Outcomes specified for each course are known to have been satisfied.

Assessment in this program is ongoing throughout the semester and may include:

  • Examinations: an individual form of assessment where you are asked to demonstrate your ability to explain logistics and system principles and to solve problems;
  • Assignments and projects: these may be done individually or in groups.  This method may also enable you to demonstrate your ability to work alone or as a member of a team;
    e-portfolio: where you provide a log of what you have learnt, along with reflecting on the development associated with that learning;
  • Assessed tutorials or presentations: a form of in-class test, which may be done individually or as a team during the intensive lecturing weeks;
  • Self-assessment and peer-assessment: for assessment activities such as seminars you may be asked to assess yourself or your own group; or assess the work of other groups.  These assessment activities will be held during the intensive lecturing weeks.  This is part of equipping you to become more independent in your own learning and assessing your own and others’ performance.
  • Most of the assessment you receive (the exception is exams) will enable your lecturer to provide you with feedback on your strong and weak points.  This will enable you to improve your performance in the future.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

If you would like to find out more about RMIT's approach to assessment you can view the Assessment information for students. 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and in addition
  • these interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience may be in a simulated workplace environment.

Work integrated learning has been incorporated into the following compulsory (core) courses in the final year of the program:

  • OENG1088 Master's Research Project (or OENG1089 Master's Research Project Part 1 and OENG1090 Master's Research Project Part 2)

As part of these courses you will work on a capstone project. These projects either are directly connected with industry or simulate the situation of an engineer in industry reporting to a supervisor with whom they meet regularly. In the cases where the project is directly connected with industry the industry partner is usually involved in some components of the assessment. Industrial practitioners can become involved in the assessment of some component of the work done by students involved in projects that simulate the situation of an engineer in industry.

In addition to these courses you are strongly recommended to undertake at least 10 weeks of engineering work experience supervised by a professional engineer. If your work experience meets the requirements it may be assessed concurrently with your work experience as part of 

  • EEET2471 Professional Experience Postgraduate.

You can enrol in EEET2471 Professional Experience Postgraduate while you are undertaking engineering work experience at any time during MC227 Master of Engineering (Integrated Logistics Management) as a technical option course.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each semester.

 

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Year One of Program

Semester One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Integrated Logistics Support Management12MANU2117City Campus
Project Management12MANU2123City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Building Quality Organisations and Leadership12MANU1373City Campus
Engineering Economic Strategy12MANU1054City Campus
International Engineering Management12MANU1398City Campus
Maintenance and Logistics Services12MANU2175City Campus
System Simulation and Characterisation12MANU2128City Campus
Introduction to Systems Engineering12MANU2127City Campus
Supply Chain Principles12OMGT1021City Campus
Accounting for Management Decisions12ACCT2127City Campus
Strategic Marketing12MKTG1215City Campus
e Business Supply Chains12OMGT1236City Campus
Engineering Endurance Systems12MANU2176City Campus
Services and Support Operations12MANU2177City Campus
Sustainable Engineering Systems and Environment12MANU1381City Campus
Risk Management and Feasibility12MANU1051City Campus
Management of Technology12MANU1385City Campus
Professional Experience Postgraduate12EEET2471City Campus
AND
Semester Two: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Logistics Engineering and Systems12MANU2120City Campus
Risk and Technology Decisions12MANU2122City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Building Quality Organisations and Leadership12MANU1373City Campus
Engineering Economic Strategy12MANU1054City Campus
International Engineering Management12MANU1398City Campus
Maintenance and Logistics Services12MANU2175City Campus
System Simulation and Characterisation12MANU2128City Campus
Introduction to Systems Engineering12MANU2127City Campus
Supply Chain Principles12OMGT1021City Campus
Accounting for Management Decisions12ACCT2127City Campus
Strategic Marketing12MKTG1215City Campus
e Business Supply Chains12OMGT1236City Campus
Engineering Endurance Systems12MANU2176City Campus
Services and Support Operations12MANU2177City Campus
Sustainable Engineering Systems and Environment12MANU1381City Campus
Risk Management and Feasibility12MANU1051City Campus
Management of Technology12MANU1385City Campus
Professional Experience Postgraduate12EEET2471City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Semester One: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Master's Research Methods24OENG1087City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Building Quality Organisations and Leadership12MANU1373City Campus
Engineering Economic Strategy12MANU1054City Campus
International Engineering Management12MANU1398City Campus
Maintenance and Logistics Services12MANU2175City Campus
System Simulation and Characterisation12MANU2128City Campus
Introduction to Systems Engineering12MANU2127City Campus
Supply Chain Principles12OMGT1021City Campus
Accounting for Management Decisions12ACCT2127City Campus
Strategic Marketing12MKTG1215City Campus
e Business Supply Chains12OMGT1236City Campus
Engineering Endurance Systems12MANU2176City Campus
Services and Support Operations12MANU2177City Campus
Sustainable Engineering Systems and Environment12MANU1381City Campus
Risk Management and Feasibility12MANU1051City Campus
Management of Technology12MANU1385City Campus
Professional Experience Postgraduate12EEET2471City Campus
AND
{
Semester Two: Complete the following One (1) Course: *For Full-time students

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Master's Research Project48OENG1088City Campus
OR
Complete the following Two (2) Courses: *For Part-time students, to be undertaken sequentially

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Master's Research Project Part 124OENG1089City Campus
Master's Research Project Part 224OENG1090City Campus
}
 

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Program transition plan

Effective from 2015 onwards, this program will be closed for any new intake. The MC227 program will be discontinued at the end of 2019. You will have until the end of semester 2, 2019 to complete your studies and graduate with MC227  Master of Engineering (Integrated Logistics Management). 

For more information on the discontinuation of this program, and alternative programs available at RMIT, please contact the program manager. 

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