ROYAL MELBOURNE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (RMIT UNIVERSITY) AT MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, LOGISTICS ENGINEERING, AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE EDUCATION & TRAINING
RMIT University is a global university of technology and design and Australia’s largest tertiary institution located in Melbourne, Victoria. It has two branches, with 74,000 students which includes 30,000 international students, RMIT University in Australia and RMIT International University in Vietnam. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in practical education and outcome-oriented research.
RMIT is the third-oldest higher education provider in the state of Victoria and the seventh-oldest in Australia. The university is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering and technology in the 2010 QS World University Rankings. It is included in the top 100 universities in the World for producing work-ready graduates, and is one of 20 institutes of technology that feature in the listing.
The School of Business IT and Logistics (BITL) provides high quality technical and professional education in: Business Information and Communications Technology, in Information Management and Librarianship and in Logistics and Supply Chain Management education within a comprehensive business context – ensuring the employability of its graduates. BITL programs address the challenges of today’s fast-paced and increasingly complex business environment. They are designed to foster leadership and strategic thinking and help participants maximize their personal and professional capabilities.
Academic & TAFE Programs
Business TAFE Programs
- Certificate IV in International Trade (1 year Full-time): The program provides you with an understanding of the complex world of international trade: the exchange of goods and services between countries. It draws on a complex web of resources in manufacturing, marketing, finance and logistics, and involves both government and the private sector. Full-time Business TAFE students can gain credit points towards their studies by taking part in an international exchange program for either one semester or one year with an institution that has an exchange agreement with RMIT.
- Diploma of Logistics (1.5 years Full-time): In this suite of programs you will develop logistics strategies and plans for real companies, incorporating transport and logistics systems, international distribution and purchasing, contract negotiation and business planning and effectiveness. Full-time Business students can gain credit points towards their studies by taking part in an international exchange program for either one semester or one year with an institution that has an exchange agreement with RMIT.
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) – 3 years: The program is designed to prepare you for a professional career and to develop your confidence to tackle the evolving challenges of a rapidly globalised logistics and supply chain industry. Excellent opportunities exist both in Australia and overseas for well-trained professionals. RMIT’s logistics degrees provide graduates with an understanding of supply chain management specializations with a strong emphasis on general business.
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) – Applied (4 years): The applied program is four years full-time incorporating 96-credit-point work-integrated learning component (cooperative education).
- Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management (6 months)
- Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management (1 year)
- Master of Business (Logistics Management) – 1.5 years
The programs provide you with a practical and theoretical approach to understanding the forces underlying the functions and operations of logistics and supply chain management. It offers a broad-based, capability-driven curriculum aimed at enriching your skills in meeting the challenges of global and domestic markets in the face of a rapidly changing business environment. It places strong emphasis on addressing the strategic factors of servicing customers through the activities of dynamic and complex supply chains. The courses offered blend theories, methods, and techniques within the context of logistics and supply chain management, with a strong accent on bringing theories to bear on practices.
- Graduate Certificate - Integrated Logistics Management
- Graduate Diploma - Integrated Logistics Management
- Master of Engineering - Integrated Logistics Management
The integrated logistics management programs equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to master the modern integrated logistics environment and operate successfully in it. The Master of Engineering (Integrated Logistics Management) provides a postgraduate, vocationally-oriented program for practicing managers in the field of integrated logistics management. In combining elements of the programs presented by RMIT’s School of Economics, Finance and Marketing and the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, the coursework and the major research project give both depth and breadth towards studies. Each stage of study is provided with flexible delivery modes to combine continuing education with the students’ busy work schedules.
- Master of Business by Research – Logistics
- PhD – Logistics
Broad research specializations include complexity and supply chain risk, e-supply chain solution and collaboration, freight logistics and warehousing, global supply chain design and optimization, lean logistics, lean six-sigma and quality management, port management and maritime logistics, retail logistics and supply chain simulation, reverse logistics and green supply chain, strategic procurement and low-cost country sourcing, tourism and humanitarian logistics and transport planning and spatial modeling. PhD and master by research degrees aim to foster knowledge and skills in graduates, equipping them to undertake independent research; to provide students with an opportunity to pursue a topic of interest; and to develop concepts and to test theories, thereby making a significant contribution to knowledge.