Course location
Sydney

Duration
4 semesters of study

Course code
BMSU

CRICOS code
105071A

Intakes
August, October & November

Course fee (2021)
A$12,670 per semester

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.

Course highlights

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, we have rolled out the Block Model to our postgraduate courses.

We 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.

 

Learning outcomes

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

7. Implement research as a capstone project to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels.

Careers

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

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.

Entry requirements

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that you have completed an approved English language test, and achieved the result as described below:

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score 79 (section scores no less than: Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score 58-64 (no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 176 (no individual band less than 169)
  • VU English - University Preparation UPU (Undergraduate): Achieved
  • English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)- EAP 2 (advanced): A grade.

Recognition of prior English language studies

If you have completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an English language exemption. Check our Guide to English Language Requirements (PDF, 112 KB) to find out if you qualify.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may choose to undertake an intensive English course at the English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS).

Academic requirements

Entry into the Master of Supply Chain Management requires you to have completed:

  • an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline OR
  • an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline PLUS
  • IELTS (or equivalent), with an overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

Your eligibility will be assessed when we receive your complete application.

Find out if you meet the minimum academic (international qualification) requirements to be eligible to apply for this course by reviewing the academic entry requirements listed by country (PDF, 270 KB)

Applicants must be aged 18 or over to be eligible to apply for this course.

Credit for skills & past study

If you've completed study with another university or institution and believe you're 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.

Apply for this course

Submit an application to study this course at VU Sydney.

Please note that all tuition fees are subject to an annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year. This increase will be reflected in invoicing issued to you. This annual increase in fees is covered as part of the agreed terms and conditions of your Letter of Offer.