Duration: 
2 years full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Start date:
4 October 2021
Application due dates:
Applications are not being taken at this time.

 

Additional information
The course duration is 1.5 years (full-time) for applicants with an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline.

Overview

Launch your career in global trade and transport, with a Master of Supply Chain Management from Victoria University.

This innovative program takes a holistic approach to hands-on industry practices, focusing on strategies that underpin the global supply chain.

Designed for professionals in the field of operations, procurement, warehousing, global trade and transport, the Master in Supply Chain Management develops your real-world experience through internships and industry visits.

During your study, you will have access to SAP-SCM and SAP-PP (production and planning) software, teaching you to plan, source and deliver goods in an optimised way.

On graduation, you will have skills and expertise in complex and current supply-chain models, concepts and strategies, specialising in the following areas:

  • global procurement and operations management
  • green logistics and supply chain strategies in a global context.

The Graduate Certificate in Transport Systems provides a pathway to our masters course.

Benefit from our specialised School for Transport Systems and Civic Infrastructure – a cross-university school, uniting teaching and learning, research and innovation under one banner.

The school's focus is building and sustaining Australia’s capabilities in transport systems and civic infrastructure. Working with transport organisations and their communities, the School for Transport Systems and Civic Infrastructure finds ways to respond to social, technical and environmental changes.

Supply chain and logistics is one of Victoria University’s research focus areas providing independent, industry-focused study and development.

If you have an Australian bachelor degree in supply chain management (or similar discipline), you may be eligible for an exemption of 48 credit points of study.

If you receive 48 credit points for previous study, you may be able to qualify with a masters in 1.5 years, enabling you to launch your professional supply-chain management career sooner.

As part of your study, you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice, delivering simple supply-chain solutions and recommendations.

Drawing on your study to apply a managerial perspective, you will analyse and solve an authentic business problem, and address real issues faced in organisations.

This professional experience is invaluable when applying for jobs and stepping into a new, more-senior role.

Following the overwhelming success of the revolutionary VU Block Model with undergraduate students, from 2021 we will start rolling out the Block Model to our postgraduate courses.

From 2021, we will deliver this course in an eight-week mode, which means you study two units (subjects) at a time over eight weeks (or one unit at a time over eight weeks for part-time study), rather than juggling several units at once. And with its focused timetables and smaller, collaborative classes, VU’s Block Model gives you more time to connect with your peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping you build strong professional networks.

The VU Block Model has improved our student results and engagement and has won multiple international awards for innovation and excellence.

Careers in Supply Chain Management

Suppose you are working in operations, procurement, warehousing, global trade and transport. In that case, this program will enhance your skills and approaches to supply chain management and assist you in roles in international and domestic organisations either in direct SAP-ERP helped inventory-related fields, or in more widespread functional roles.

Graduate ready for various roles in supply chain and logistics, including:

  • supply chain management
  • logistics coordination
  • global procurement
  • sourcing/distribution management
  • transport coordination
  • warehouse supervision
  • import/export and customs management.

Course structure

To attain the Master of Supply Chain Management, students will be required to complete 192 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points business core units
  • 96 credit points professional core units
  • 12 credit points BMO5501 Business Ethics and Sustainability; and,
  • 12 credit points BMO7006 Applied Business Project (Capstone); and,
  • 24 credit points elective units. Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

College Core Units

Professional Core Units

Core Units

24 credit points elective units

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

  1. Exemplify initiative and inspirational leadership in a contemporary Supply Chain work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsible;  
  2. Critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex operations, supply chain and logistics concepts, strategies and theories;  
  3. Investigate established supply chain models and theories to emerging situations and challenges in contemporary dynamic situations;  
  4. Critically review the networks of businesses that collaborate to plan, source, make and deliver the products and services for global markets;  
  5. Deliberate on the operations and supply chain strategies with the specialist and non-specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and businesses, and other professional organisations;  
  6. Critically evaluate the full range of activities that constitute the supply chain management discipline: from global procurement and operations management, to logistics strategies, green procurement and ERP enabled supply chain systems: and,  
  7. Implement research as a capstone project to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels.  

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.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: Full-fee

Fee type definitions

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a full fee-paying place.

Students who enrol in a:

In addition to your tuition fees, you may also be charged a Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

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.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Applicants without an undergraduate qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Diploma based on approved work experience. Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma, graduates will be eligible for admission to this course with credit granted for completed units.

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 chair or academic adviser.

How to apply

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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Apply direct to VU

Direct applications open 2 August 2021.


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