Course Title: Logistics Engineering and Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Logistics Engineering and Systems

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 2006


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2014


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr. Arun Kumar

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4328

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 57.03.20

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday 1:00 pm to 3;00 pm

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is designed to equip students, 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.

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

Achieving affordable support depends upon effective integration of acquisition logistics, strategic planning and strategic thinking from feasibility study to system birth until death. 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. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes: 

1. Needs, Context and Systems

  • Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)
  • Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders
  • Identify and assess risks (including OH&S) as well as the economic, social and environmental impacts of engineering activities

3. Analysis

  • Apply underpinning natural, physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer and information sciences.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Develop logistic engineering solution in the service and support environment.
  2. Model Logistics Systems.
  3. Characterise a logistics project/system in terms of its essential elements, that is, its purpose, stakeholders, constraints, performance requirements, sub-systems, interconnections and environmental context.
  4. Interpret the logistics model and apply the results to resolve critical issues in a real world environment.
  5. Design support interfaces that are required to be integrated into system design.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities throughout the course include recorded lectures on Canvas, lectorials every week, presentations, group discussions, project work and field examples.

Overview of Learning Resources

There is a prescribed textbook and several recommended references for this course.

Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment item: Assignment 1 (Individual Project, Written Submission)
Weighting of final grade: 30%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment item:  Assignment 2 (Individual Multiple Choice Quiz) 
Weighting of final grade:  20% 
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4,
Description: This test will be a 1-hour test that may be taken any time within a 24 hr period. 

Assessment item: Assignment 3 (Oral presentation of the final project)
Weighting of final grade: 15%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 5

Assessment item: Assignment 4 (Individual Final Project, Written Submission)
Weighting of final grade: 35%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5