Master of Science (Supply Chain Management)

Course summary

This course gives professionals working in logistics, supply chain management and operations management the skills to manage the flow of materials and information within and between organisations and other relevant stakeholders. Students will learn how to diagnose existing processes and supply chains and how to implement a supply chain strategy within an organisation. Skills and capabilities are developed on topics such as forecasting, sales and operational planning and procurement to name a few. In today’s world, it is not a company competing against another company; it is a company’s supply chain competing against another company’s supply chain.

If you have already completed an undergraduate in Project Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related area, you may receive credit for prior learning for this course.

Students who are interested in studying a two-year option should consider the Master of Science (Supply Chain Management / Project Management).

If you do not meet the direct entry requirements for this course may consider the Graduate Certificate in Business as a pathway option.



Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

1432

Duration

1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

042635F

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Recognised Bachelor degree, in a specialisation related to Business, Engineering, Maths or IT with an equivalent average mark of 50% or a Graduate Certificate in Business. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Applicants may be eligible for advanced standing on successful completion of:


  • a recognised Bachelors degree with a major in Project Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or a related area - 24 credit points (4 core subjects); 

  • a Master of International Business - 30 credit points - (5 subjects);

  • Master of Business (any major) - up to 36 credit points (6 subjects) dependent upon subject selection.


Graduates of the Master of Science (Supply Chain Management) can either progress to the Master of Business (any specialisation), giving graduates credit up to 36 credit points towards the Master of Business or progress to the Master of Business Administration, giving graduates credit towards 3 subjects (18 credit points) towards the MBA.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$11,286 (2019)

$45,144 (2019)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 18 credit points, ie three subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Recognised Bachelor degree, in a specialisation related to Business, Engineering, Maths or IT with an equivalent average mark of 50% or a Graduate Certificate in Business. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Applicants may be eligible for advanced standing on successful completion of:


  • a recognised Bachelors degree with a major in Project Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or a related area - 24 credit points (4 core subjects); 

  • a Master of International Business - 30 credit points - (5 subjects);

  • Master of Business (any major) - up to 36 credit points (6 subjects) dependent upon subject selection.


Graduates of the Master of Science (Supply Chain Management) can either progress to the Master of Business (any specialisation), giving graduates credit up to 36 credit points towards the Master of Business or progress to the Master of Business Administration, giving graduates credit towards 3 subjects (18 credit points) towards the MBA.

FEES

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 18 credit points, i.e. three subjects.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$11,538 (2019)

$46,152 (2019)

Sydney

On Campus

$11,538 (2019)

$46,152 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Trimester 1

Wollongong, Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 5 - 6 February 2019 (Sydney), 7 – 8 February 2019 (Wollongong)
Session: 11 February - 3 May 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 25 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 25 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Trimester 2

Wollongong, Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 14 – 15 May 2019 (Sydney), 16 – 17 May 2019 (Wollongong)
Session: 20 May – 9 August 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 April 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 3 May 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Trimester 3

Wollongong, Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 20 – 21 August 2019 (Sydney), 22 – 23 August (Wollongong)
Session: 28 August – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 4 August 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 9 August 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Critically evaluate theory and practice in the field of Management Science.
2 Autonomously apply innovative solutions to 'real world' problems in Management Science.
3 Communicate complex disciplinary information effectively to a variety of stakeholders both written and oral formats.
4 Conduct a professionally-focussed research project.
5 Collaboratively discuss ethical, responsibility and sustainability issues in Management Science.
6 Analyse complex systems to enable performance enhancement.

The Master of Science Curriculum map illustrates where course learning outcomes are taught, practiced and assessed within subjects in the program.

Course Structure

Candidates are required to complete a total of eight (8) core subjects (48 credit points) along with the subjects listed for their selected major.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Core
ACCY801* Accounting and Financial Management 6
MARK804* Principles of Marketing Management 6
MGNT803* Organisational Behaviour and Management 6
OPS 802* Operations Management 6
OPS 908** Supply Chain Management 6
OPS 922^ Business Research Project (MSc) 6
OPS 935*** Project Management 6
OPS 909 Total Quality Management 6

PLEASE NOTE:

  • * Students who have completed a bachelors majoring in a business related discipline may be permitted to substitute one of the 800-level subjects depending on their undergraduate major. Students must seek approval from the Program Director.
  • ** OPS 908 is a pre-requisite subject for the Supply Chain Management specialisation study subjects.
  • *** OPS 935 is a pre-requisite subject for the Project Management specialisation study subjects
  • ^ OPS 922 is to be completed by students who are at their last trimester of study in the course
  • Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Specialisation

Information on the Supply Chain Management and Project Management double major is available through the major pages above.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

The Master of Science (Supply Chain Management) and the Master of Science (Supply Chain Management and Project Management) are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).


For more information, visit business.uow.edu.au/accreditation

Why choose this course

We offer three intakes per year, and many subjects are scheduled to fit in with your professional and lifestyle commitments. Some classes are offered on a weekly basis, mostly in the evening, while others run in intensive mode over the weekend to minimise time away from other responsibilities.

Our courses are continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.

Our dedicated student support services are built around your individual needs. Our student advisors, academic staff and careers consultant are available each week for consultation. Study skills workshops are also run weekly to ensure your success. We provide a number of social and semi-formal events that give you the opportunity to network with your peers, members of the local business community and alumni.

International students can choose to take up the option of selecting the elective subject, Global Workplace Practice, which includes practical job seeking activities and access to the Australian workforce either through an internship, industry-based project or part-time employment.