Skip to main content
Unit of study_

ITLS6007: Humanitarian Logistics

2024 unit information

Each year, more than 100 million people are affected by a humanitarian crisis such as flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, wars or epidemics and this number is growing. Delivery of humanitarian aid is a logistics problem but humanitarian logistics is not the same as business or commercial logistics. The risks and challenges of humanitarian aid require a specialised strategy and approach and countries that develop these capabilities will be better able to respond to crises as they arise and better able to contribute to the global community wherever crises occur.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Transport and Logistics Studies

Code ITLS6007
Academic unit Transport and Logistics Studies
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate and explain knowledge about disaster relief operations and humanitarian aid logistics
  • LO2. assess real humanitarian logistics problems through contemporary case material
  • LO3. communicate an understanding of how the unit's concepts are applied in written and verbal presentation media.
  • LO4. apply ethical and socially responsible practices in the context of humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

Unit availability

This section lists the session, attendance modes and locations the unit is available in. There is a unit outline for each of the unit availabilities, which gives you information about the unit including assessment details and a schedule of weekly activities.

The outline is published 2 weeks before the first day of teaching. You can look at previous outlines for a guide to the details of a unit.

Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive July 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive July 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

This refers to the Mode of attendance (MoA) for the unit as it appears when you’re selecting your units in Sydney Student. Find more information about modes of attendance on our website.