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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

Join one of the world’s fastest growing areas of business with our refreshed Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Based on our Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, but requiring fewer units of study, you will learn to apply the concepts and techniques at the heart of logistics and supply chain management, enhancing your career and enabling you to progress to a master’s qualification.

Logistics and supply chain management are rapidly changing, global industries. With a strong focus on resilience, analytics, sustainability, ethics and responsible management, our future-focused postgraduate program will equip you with the relevant skills for a successful and rewarding career in this fast-growing sector.

Taught by the University’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, recognised by the Australian Government as a key centre of excellence in research and education, you will benefit from the centre’s strong links with industry, and learn to apply the concepts, techniques and principles at the heart of logistics and supply chain management.

Our graduates are in high demand across many industries, including procurement, manufacturing, shipping, airlines, freight, import/export and retail.

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with us?

  • Graduates are in high demand across many industries.
  • Join one of the world’s fastest growing areas of business.
  • Gain skills in analytics, resilience, sustainability and procurement to succeed in today’s rapidly changing environment.
  • Choose from a range of electives to suit your career goals.
  • Our Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies is recognised as a key centre for excellence in transport and logistics research and education by the Australian Government.
  • Access our award-winning Careers and Employability Office for specialised services that will help you achieve your career aspirations.
  • The University of Sydney Business School is triple accredited, placing it in the top one percent of business schools in the world.
  • We are ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 4 in the world for graduate employability (QS 2020).

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Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1: 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2: 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1: 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2: 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Core units of study

  • Production and Operations Management
  • Introductory Supply Chain Analysis
  • Global Distribution Strategy
  • Sustainable Logistics and Procurement

Elective units of study

  • Supply Chain Planning and Design
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems
  • Managing Supply Chain Distribution
  • Logistics and Future Cities
  • Spatial Analytics
  • Maritime Management and Logistics
  • Aviation Management and Logistics
  • Introduction to Dashboarding and Data Visualisation
  • Environmental Footprints and IO Analysis
  • Life Cycle Analysis

Units of Study

Completion requirement

The Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management requires the completion of 36 credit points comprising:

  • 24 credit points in core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points in elective units of study.

Admission criteria

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, an applicant is required to have:

  • a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Business School;
  • satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
  • any other minimum standards specified by the Business School; or
  • completion of the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Sydney with a minimum credit average, or equivalent qualification.

In exceptional circumstances the Business School may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Business School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

Any grade requirements listed are based on the University of Sydney guide to grades.

For a guide to common international qualifications and equivalent admission criteria, please download the University of Sydney Business School admission criteria guide (81.2KB).

Students are able to apply to upgrade from the graduate diploma to the master's degree, upon achieving a credit average (65 percent).

Course opportunities

The program is taught by some of Australia’s, and the world’s, leading academics in logistics and supply chain management. The lecturers that teach in this program have the expertise and real-world experience necessary to deliver a high-quality learning experience. The international visiting academics (from countries such as Canada, Chile, Germany, the UK and the USA) who teach in the program bring a global flavour and guest lecturers from industry make the connection from the classroom to the workplace.

Professional accreditation

The University of Sydney Business School is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. Relevant and focused on today's business world, we are the only Australian business school to hold the coveted triple crown accreditation from AACSBAMBA and EQUIS, in addition to achieving membership to CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education.

Career pathways

Logistics and supply chain management graduates are in high demand throughout the world. Logistics and supply chain specialists are found in the private and public sectors in distribution, manufacturing, policy and planning. Companies in every type of industry are seeking people at all levels with the vision and drive to deliver continuous improvement in their supply chains.

Examples of the rewarding career opportunities available within this diverse field include:

  • logistics manager
  • supply manager
  • supply chain director/manager
  • export manager
  • operations manager
  • procurement manager
  • shipping coordinator
  • freight manager.

 

Future study

The Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a pathway option for the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 

A postgraduate degree can open doors to further study, whether you are interested in pursuing a research degree, or expanding your postgraduate qualifications and skillset by embarking on a management, MBA or specialised business master's degree.

The Business School offers two research degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil), which may be studied full-time or part-time. Embarking on a PhD or master's degree by research is an opportunity to join a community of recognised leaders in scholarship and make a significant contribution to your area of study. We are home to many leading researchers and attract generous funding in support of our research projects, and the University of Sydney is consistently ranked among the best research universities in the world.

If you are interested in pursuing further postgraduate study, our postgraduate coursework business degrees cater to students from any background and career stage, with pre- and post-experience options available, to help you achieve the future you’ve imagined. Combine your interests and develop specialised skills to be well positioned in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Domestic students

International students

“My course has given me a solid grounding in supply chain management theory, strategy and practice, backed with technical skills. The enthusiasm among the teaching staff is infectious, and industry professionals were regular guest lecturers, enabling me to connect my studies to the real world. As a result, I graduated industry-ready and secured a permanent job before I completed my studies.”

Kerry Zhuang
Master of Commerce (specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
Procurement Manager, SPOS Group

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