Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This four-year course prepares students to tackle business problems in the global marketplace and understand the complex world of logistics, supply chain and trade industries. The course consists of a common core in business, major studies in supply chain and logistics, and the flexibility to choose additional subjects in logistics or a minor or electives from another business discipline in areas such as international studies, languages or geospatial science. In third year, students are hosted by an external organisation for a compulsory work placement. A business design project completed in the final year consolidates the theoretical and work experience components of the course. This course includes a compulsory work placement in third year. Students are responsible for obtaining their own placement, however, support is available to assist with your job search. Students who are unable to secure a placement can transfer to a related 3 year business degree.
In the third year, and subject to meeting certain criteria, students will undertake a one-year cooperative education placement. In the final year students will build on major and elective stream studies at a more advanced level.
- Business, Business (Management), Business (logistics), Business (operations), Design (Business), Information Business, Logistics, Procurement, Supply chain management, Transport and logistics.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12
- Prerequisites: Units 3 & 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English
On successful completion of the program graduates are eligible to apply for full membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). An important industry association supporting the program is the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA). Members of these associations provide employment opportunities for students during the cooperative education program in third year.
Graduates of many RMIT vocational education and associate degree programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions. For details about pathways and the duration of your studies, please visit the recognised pathways page. https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/pathways/recognised-pathways/business
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Logistics and supply chain managers are employed in all aspects of logistics and supply chain management operations. You will be responsible for the effective and efficient integration of all logistics activities supported by the application of relevant IT and e-business practices. Graduates will also work closely with other functional company managers in areas such as marketing, manufacturing and engineering. As a result of strong support given to the degree by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia, the Logistics Association of Australia, and the transport and logistics industry, graduates have excellent prospects of gaining employment. Most graduates pursue management/administrative careers in companies that operate in various transport modes, such as air, sea, road and rail, and in companies that specialise in purchasing, supply chain management, contract distribution, manufacturing and retailing.