The unit is one of a suite of specialist supply chain and logistics management units within the Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain and Logistics Management). The unit complements study undertaken in other specialist units in the areas of logistics and distribution. This unit introduces the application of theory to the analysis of operations, policies and challenges in the transport sector. This analysis is carried out against a background of the importance to an economy of a highly developed transport sector. Issues explored will centre on the transport of goods and people at both national and international levels. Key topics include transport planning, control and strategy, safety regulations, and technology in transport management.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect on transport regulation and structure, oversee operations and policies, and address challenges in the transport sector;  
  2. Critically review issues about the management of transport and e-transport to address simple, important, complex, and unpredictable problems;  
  3. Rationalise cost and performance data and its relationship to the development of transport strategy and future challenges; and  
  4. Conceptually map and synthesise information from various sources to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge in the field of transport and logistics management.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online Quiz 20%
Presentation Group Presentation 10%
Report Group Report 30%
Test Tests (2 progressive in-class tests at 20% each) 40%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Literature Review Individual Assessment 30%
Case Study Syndicate Assessment 30%
Examination Final Examination 40%

Required reading

Transportation: A Global Supply Chain Perspective 8th edn,
Coyle J, Bardi E & Novack R, 2016
South-Western Cenage Learning, Mason Ohio.

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