Course essentials

Offered by:
VU course code:
BMSP
Location:
Other locations:

Lithan Hall, Singapore

Duration:
1.5 years
Intake:
2018: February and July
CRICOS:
084106F
Fees:
2018: A$12,900 per semester

Get a hands-on, world-class education in supply chain management. Benefit from industry experience and our top research centre to become a logistics professional.

Our Master of Supply Chain Management offers exceptional opportunities to gain industry knowledge and skills. Many of our lecturers are practising professionals, with current, relevant experience. You’ll also have access to a world-class research centre – the only one of its type in Australia.

You’ll study all the fundamentals of supply chain management. You’ll graduate with a well-honed skill set to support the supply chain, including:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • supply chain and logistics management
  • green logistics
  • operations management.

You’ll conduct your own research in the supply-chain industry. You’ll also study units in an area of your interest from our other postgraduate programs. 

Real-world experience through our industry partners

With our Masters of Supply Chain Management, you will gain real-world experience through top companies in the logistics and ERP professions.

We have strong industry partnerships – including with Linfox and SAP. Linfox is a logistics and supply-chain company that delivers solutions across the Asia–Pacific region. It employs over 23,000 people.

We work with Linfox to give you opportunities to further your experience and expertise. This partnership focuses on improving supply chain and logistics across Australia.

A green focus for the changing industry

The market for ‘green’ procurement of goods, transport and services has grown significantly in Australia. Our masters offers a Green Logistics elective so that you’ll be ready to assess and minimise the environmental impacts of your work.
Processes behind converting raw materials, and global distribution, can have significant environmental effects.

We teach you to understand the following areas:

  • air quality
  • noise and vibration
  • environmental disasters
  • global warming.

 

Postgraduate research at VU

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We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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Careers

Our masters degree is focused on management and leadership roles.

Supply chain management is one of the largest industries in Australia and a masters degree can greatly enhance career opportunities across a wide range of roles, including:

  • supply chain manager
  • logistics professional
  • global procurement specialist
  • sourcing/distribution manager
  • enterprise resource planning developer
  • project leader
  • transport coordinator
  • warehouse supervisor
  • import/export manager
  • customs manager.

Organisations employing supply chain and logistics graduates

You could gain employment managing procurement and supply chain in private business or the public sector working for companies such as:

  • Linfox
  • Toll
  • ANL
  • BASF
  • BP

Employment rates

Employment for Supply and Distribution Managers is expected to grow moderately in the next four years. (JobOutlook).

Salaries

The average salary for Supply and Distribution Managers in Australia is $83,200 (JobOutlook).

Learn from the experts

Our teachers have extensive experience in their field, and many are still practicing professionals, so they can impart their up-to-date industry knowledge onto you.

Course objectives

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Exemplify initiative and inspirational leadership in a dynamic 21st century Supply Chain work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsibly.  
  2. Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information related to supply chain problems, concepts and theories.  
  3. Research and apply established supply chain theories to emerging situations and challenges in contemporary supply change situations.  
  4. Critically apply knowledge and skills that demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, problem -solving, adaptability and responsibility as a supply chain practitioner or learner.  
  5. Interpret, based on analysis, the ways in which networks of interconnected businesses collaborate to make, and deliver, products and services for global markets.  
  6. Communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and business, and other professional organisations.  
  7. Critically evaluate the full range of activities that constitute the supply chain management discipline - from global procurement and operations management, to logistics strategies, project management and ERP systems.  
  8. Plan and execute a substantial research based project or evidence-based capstone experience linked to Supply Chain Management to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels.  

Course structure

To attain the Master of Supply Chain Management, students must successfully complete 144 credit points (equivalent to 12 units) consisting of:

  • 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) core units
  • 84 credit points (equivalent to 7 units) professional core units

Plus either / or
OPTION 1
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) capstone unit; and,
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) elective units. Students to select from any postgraduate units from across the University (subject to availability).
OPTION 2
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) research proposal unit; and,
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) minor thesis unit.

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2

Plus

OPTION 1

12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective unit. Students to select from any postgraduate units across the University (subject to availability).

or

OPTION 2

Year 2, Semester 1

OPTION 1

12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective unit. Students to select from any postgraduate units across the University (subject to availability).

or

OPTION 2

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree; OR
    Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate (similar discipline) field.
  • International: In addition to satisfying the Bachelor/Honours Degree or Mature Age admission requirements, International Students must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language as demonstrated by: International English Language Testing System or its equivalent - overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6.
  • Mature: Applicants who have successfully completed a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree, are directed to the 2 year Master of Business (Supply Chain Management) course.

English language requirements

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There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply for this course

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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