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Start Date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBBL

SATAC Code
424511 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 71.30 (for 2017)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 75.00 (for 2018)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): DIP
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Key features

  • This specialisation focuses on the complex systems of global product supply.
  • Learn to manage the flow of goods and services from point of origin to consumer.
  • Gain knowledge in operations, warehousing, inventory, purchasing, transport and distribution.
  • Develop skills in minimising wastage and maximising profit.
  • The University of South Australia’s Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and awarded five stars in the QS Stars Business School Rankings 2017.

1UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 163 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, July 2016.

Snapshot

Snapshot

Logistics and supply chain management involves storing and managing the flow of goods and services from the point of origin to the consumer. It can encompass warehousing, monitoring inventory, purchasing, transport and distribution. 

In this degree you will learn to manage the flow of goods and services from point of origin to consumer, focusing on the complex system of global supply that delivers products to your doorstep or local retailer.

As a graduate, you will be an innovator – able to recognise the need for change in the supply chain, in both local and international markets. Employers seek graduates who can apply theory to real industry challenges. During your degree you can get mentoring, and complete career-focused electives and internships in industry. You will build your confidence and get that valuable industry experience. 

Why Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Why this Degree

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management specialisation, will give you general management knowledge with a focus on operations and logistics functions. 

You will learn about warehousing, inventory, purchasing, transport and distribution. You will study advanced areas such as procurement and purchasing strategies; sustainable logistics and supply chain management; the principles and strategies of project management.

Our degrees are highly flexible and you can fast track your studies with our exciting summer and winter schools. By combining the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) with another business degree you may be able to graduate with two different degrees for one extra year of study, depending on your study plan.

Real-world connections

You can get on the road to global citizenship with a student exchange program. We have more than 60 partner universities worldwide, and study options range from two weeks to one year.

The Business Career Mentor Program helps you build your industry networks and your career. In 2016 we matched over 190 students with business mentors. The six-month program runs from March every year. We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

Between now and 2020, employment in logistics and supply chain management in Australia is expected to grow. The availability of roles is expected to increase by: 

  • 7,600 jobs for logistics clerks (or 5.7 per cent)
  • 1,500 jobs for supply, distribution and procurement managers (or 3.4 per cent)1

Careers to consider: 

  • Logistics manager: planning and managing logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer services; directing and coordinating the order cycle; minimising waste and maximising profit; liaising and negotiating with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers
  • Inventory manager: monitoring and reporting on inventory and ensuring adequate stock for all distribution channels; analysing data to anticipate future needs and placing orders; working with suppliers, warehousing staff, management and other business stakeholders 
  • Pricing analyst: analysing and measuring product profitability; developing pricing strategies and plans; tracking marketplace metrics and trends to uncover market and pricing insights; using analysis to make recommendations that help make pricing decisions

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

Industry facts

job-listings

Employment as a logistics clerk in Australia is projected to increase by 7,600 (5.7 per cent) by November 20201.

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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By 2020 employment as a supply, distribution and procurement manager in Australia is projected to increase by 1,500  (3.4 per cent)1.

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

What others are saying

I chose UniSA because of its amazing facilities, teachers and industry placements. The facilities are easy to access, every tutor and lecturer is willing to provide guidance and support and undertaking an industry placement gave me real-world logistics experience.

Allan Lav

Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Allan Lav

Allan Lav

Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

I have been involved in research projects with clients including small businesses, multinational corporations, industry associations and government. My research outcomes focus on business improvement, industry-specific supply chain alignment, sectoral innovation and policy recommendations for government. I use this research to provide a rewarding and unique learning experience to students.

Claudine Soosay


Claudine Soosay

Claudine Soosay


What you'll learn

What you Learn

The degree starts with core courses in business. These will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as economics and accounting; business operations and intelligence. You then move on to your specialisation where you will focus on the complex systems of global product supply, learning how value chains are created and maintained. You can also gain valuable insight and career skills while you study with advanced career-focused electives and internships in industry.

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week. 

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practicals and team-based projects
  • participation in the workplace and in class

Global opportunities

International exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and our Business School has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.

UniSA has links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests. Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.

Global opportunities

Combined Degrees

If you wish to specialise in two fields, you can pair two single degrees and create your own combined degree. This gives you choice, flexibility and increased value to employers at the start of (and throughout) your career. The flexibility of Business School degrees also means that you may be able to complete your study in four years full-time, depending on the combination. There are many combined degree options, including:

  • accounting
  • economics, finance and trade
  • finance
  • human resource management
  • logistics and supply chain management
  • management
  • marketing
  • property
  • sport and recreation management
  • tourism and event management

Find out more about combined degrees.

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Business Law LAWS 1018 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management BUSS 2054 4.5
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
Accounting Principles for Business Decisions ACCT 1009 4.5
Managing Services BUSS 2058 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Managing Decision Making BUSS 3087 4.5
Integrated Supply Chain Management BUSS 3027 4.5
Procurement and Purchasing Strategies BUSS 3084 4.5
Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management BUSS 3085 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Schedule for students awarded 36 units of block credit Note(s): 2
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Managing Services BUSS 2058 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management BUSS 2054 4.5
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Managing Decision Making BUSS 3087 4.5
Integrated Supply Chain Management BUSS 3027 4.5
Procurement and Purchasing Strategies BUSS 3084 4.5
Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management BUSS 3085 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Schedule for students awarded 54 units of block credit Note(s): 3
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Managing Services BUSS 2058 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management BUSS 2054 4.5
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Managing Decision Making BUSS 3087 4.5
Integrated Supply Chain Management BUSS 3027 4.5
Procurement and Purchasing Strategies BUSS 3084 4.5
Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management BUSS 3085 4.5

I am passionate about creating recruitment opportunities for people with a disability and have continued my research through an Australian Research Linkage Grant (2011-2015) in partnership with Finding Workable Solutions Inc. Alongside my PhD (Marketing), I have a Diploma of Counselling and have worked in Alice Springs (Central Australian Aboriginal Congress) and Whyalla (Centacare Port Pirie Diocese).

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Adelaide - City West campus

City West is in Adelaide’s most lively precinct, close to art galleries, music venues, cafés and restaurants. It has brand new learning spaces; modern lecture theatres; architecture workshops, contemporary art and design studios; and well-equipped student lounges. Explore City West >

Your study experience

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student gyms, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

The Business School Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business School Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including: 

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

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Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

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