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Master of Logistics Management (Advanced)

University of Tasmania
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
31,450 AUD
Start dates
31,450 AUD
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31,450 AUD
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Program description

Master of Logistics Management (Advanced)

The Master of Logistics Management (Advanced) course provides a comprehensive postgraduate course for people who wish to seek professional careers in the globally spanning domain of logistics management, logistics strategies and supply chain management. In this program, students acquire specific knowledge and skills to manage and coordinate logistics operations, as well as to formulate, design and implement logistics strategies and systems in a diverse range of industries such as manufacturing, retail, agribusiness, etc. Students will obtain knowledge and skills to develop solutions for a range of complex issues faced by organisations engaged in both domestic and international logistics business activities.

The core units of the program are in business logistics, supply chain management, strategic procurement, business analytics, warehousing. Core knowledge is enhanced by degree electives such as eLogistics, eCommerce logistics management, and project management. Students may opt to gain a better understanding of the maritime industry as a major element of global supply chains, with units such as port management, commercial shipping management. Graduates are also able to enhance their managerial skills through units in human resource management, strategic management, lean thinking, and leadership. These sets of skills enrich managerial skills and analytical abilities to assist career progression to more senior roles.

Students undertaking the the Master of Logistics Management (Advanced) also have the option of the following interim exit awards:

  • Graduate Certificate of Logistics Management (50 credit points / 0.5 year full-time study or equivalent)
  • Graduate Diploma of Logistics Management (100 credit points / 1 year full-time study or equivalent)
  • Master of Logistics Management (150 credit points / 1.5 years full-time study or equivalent)

Course objectives

With global supply chains evolving and expanding constantly, the understanding of how to develop and implement sustainable, effective and efficient logistics strategies is a key prerequisite to the success of businesses in any area and any size.

This program in logistics management is a comprehensive postgraduate course for people who wish to seek professional careers in the globally spanning domain of logistics management, logistics strategies and supply chain management.

The program provides theoretical, practical and applied knowledge suitable for both higher-level professional and managerial roles. In the core and elective units of the program, students are exposed to lectures, seminars, workshops and group activities (presentations, discussions, group reports, etc). They also experience possibilities to carry out their own projects and research with a great deal of autonomy and in collaboration with industry. A valuable skill for graduates is their ability to plan and execute a project in an industry-specific area that incorporates research activities, creativity and problem-solving.

Admission requirements

An undergraduate degree from an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution or

A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Maritime and Logistics Management or other relevant qualification or

A professional qualification such as a Certificate of Competency as a Master Class 1 (Unlimited) or Engineer Class 1/Chief Engineer (Unlimited) and at least two years' work experience or

If a first degree or professional qualification is not held, candidates may apply to the Department of Maritime and Logistics Management for consideration of their eligibility. These applicants are assessed on their work experience, other qualifications and current managerial responsibilities; a GMAT assessment may be required. International students with English as a second language will need to have an IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0.

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Program content

  • Business Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics and Operations Research
  • Strategic Procurement Management
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • Industry Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Identify, critically evaluate, and coherently explain advanced logistics management concepts, practices and processes, including recent developments in the discipline
  2. Develop advanced integrated cognitive skills to collect, analyse, consolidate, interpret and manage data to address complex problems emerging in logistics management and strategy
  3. Professionally apply broad advanced logistics management knowledge, approaches, reasoning and analytical skills to make informed decisions in a real-world global setting
  4. Effectively communicate in written and oral form with colleagues within and outside the discipline field the complex logistics management ideas in a clear and coherent way
  5. Understand and evaluate contextual factors in logistics management with ethical, social, legal and environmental impact in a global setting
  6. Work effectively and proactively within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams, demonstrating ethical conduct, expert judgement, creativity, autonomy, and accountability to achieve strategic logistics management outcomes of high standard

Career opportunities

This course provides a broad focus on logistics and is suitable for students with future employment or current professional experience in private enterprise, industry or government, involved in demand and production planning, the transport industry, retail companies, logistics service provider companies, port authorities, the safe and efficient distribution of goods, agribusiness, security and international humanitarian logistics.

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

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