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ITLS6600: Global Logistics Capstone

Semester 1, 2022 [Supervision] - Remote

This unit serves as the capstone unit for the Global Logistics Specialisation. This unit consolidates, integrates and applies the knowledge and skills that students have gained in the Global Logistics specialisation. Taken in the last semester of study, the unit provides the opportunity to explore authentic, scenario-based global logistics problems and to reinforce and extend competencies in students' area of interest and expertise. The projects are assigned to students based on their experience and professional needs in one or more of the following areas: global distribution strategy, ethical and sustainable logistics and procurement, strategic procurement, supply chain risk analysis and mitigation strategies, city logistics, and supply chain challenges facing Australian and global businesses. Students manage the project investigation and carry it to completion within a specified time period and to a professional standard. Through the project, students identify the problems and existing bottlenecks, explore the potential solutions to these problems, critically analyse the situation, document their progress, communicate findings with their mentor and other students, reflect on their learning, and prepare a formal project report describing the work performed as well as the resulting conclusions and recommendations.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit Transport and Logistics Studies
Credit points 6
Completion of 24 credit points of units towards the Global Logistics specialisation (including ITLS5250)
ITLS6201 and ITLS6202
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Ben Fahimnia,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Project brief
Individual Project Report
20% Week 05 500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO2
Presentation group assignment Group and Individual
Group presentation with individual component (10% each)
20% Week 11 10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO6 LO5
Assignment hurdle task Reflective Essay
Individual Essay
20% Week 11
Due date: 02 Jun 2022 at 15:29
2 pages
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO1 LO3
Assignment group assignment Final project report
Group Project Report
40% Week 12
Due date: 09 Jun 2022 at 23:59
1500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO5 LO4 LO2
hurdle task = hurdle task ?
group assignment = group assignment ?
Group assignment with individually assessed component = group assignment with individually assessed component ?

Assessment summary

Assessment Name

Individual or Group

Compulsory, Mandatory or Optional

ULOs Assessed



Project Prief



1, 2, 4

500 words


Group Presentation            



3, 5, 6

10 minutes


Group Final Project Report




1,500 words


Reflective Essay   



1-3, 5-7

2 pages


Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an exceptional standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school. 


75 - 84

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a very high standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.


65 - 74

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a good standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.


50 - 64

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an acceptable standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school. 


0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

This is a project-based unit. There are no prescribed textbook for this unit. You will be reading a number of academic and executive papers as well as company reports throughout the semester.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. Identify and explain challenges, emerging trends, and the significance and impact of those trends in logistics and supply chain management
  • LO2. Systemically evaluate and select logistics and supply chain tools and approaches to address the identified challenges
  • LO3. Effectively, persuasively and influencially communicate with all supply chain stakeholders including the project team, client, and supervisor/mentor
  • LO4. Effectively and creatively use technology and digital approaches to communicate with stakeholders, develop and implement tools and solution methods, and present the results
  • LO5. Introduce and implement creative approaches in developing solutions and presenting the results that incorporate diverse viewpoints and multidisciplinary perspectives
  • LO6. Effectively collaborate with all stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, and integrate social and cultural perspectives in supply chain analysis and decision making
  • LO7. Identify and address environmental and social responsibility concerns in addressing the logitiscs and supply chain challenges

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

The assessment items have been updated to allow for more effective assessment of individuals
  • Meetings with the unit coordinator and industry partners: The schedule of meetings with the unit coordinator will be posted on Canvas.
  • Details of your assignments are available on Canvas.


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