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Logistics & Supply Chain Management Education at the School of Management, UniSA, Adelaide

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The University of South Australia (UniSA) is a public university and the largest university in South Australia, with 36,156 students, 2396 staff, five campuses (four in Adelaide and one in Whyalla). UniSA was founded in January 1991 through the amalgamation of the South Australian Institute of Technology and the Magill, Salisbury and Underdale campuses of the South Australian College of Advanced Education. According to the latest results, the University of South Australia is ranked equal 256th in the world, and now ranked 11th out of all Australian universities.

UniSA also has been long recognized for the links with industry and in 2008 were awarded the inaugural Ashley Goldsworthy Award for sustained collaboration between business and higher education by the Business/Higher Education Round Table (BHERT). Research profile and performance has increased by a 50 per cent over the past two years. The focus is on supporting strategic and collaborative research in multidisciplinary teams and on the commercialization of intellectual property.

With around 12,820 students, the School of Management is the largest business school in South Australia. The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in management with a range of specializations including Human Resources; Tourism and Events; Sport and Recreation; Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) – 3 years: This degree provides an opportunity to study Logistics and Supply Chain Management in conjunction with a range of other specialized areas which suit your interests or career path, such as human resource management, international business or marketing. The program has a strong practical and industry focus and gives students options to gain workplace experience and study overseas. Graduates are eligible for Associate Membership of the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA), provided they agree to undertake regular professional development tasks.

Masters Programs

  • Master of Management (Supply Chain Management) - Online/On-campus, 1.5 years: The Master of Management is designed in consultation with our network of industry and professional partners. It is informed by world-class research in management, marketing and business, combining up-to-date theory and the practical application of management models and methods. In your supply chain management specialization you will engage with industry and apply your expertise in areas such as logistics management, operations management and global supply chain management. Designed from a strategic management perspective, this specialization will allow you to explore networks and processes, and understand global benchmarks in industry.

UNISA Features

UniSA is one of the largest, fastest growing and most innovative universities in Australia and continues a long tradition of providing students with a high quality education. The programs have been designed in consultation with industry and the professions and incorporate real world professional experience so graduates can be immediately effective in the workplace. This practical knowledge has spawned the unique UniSA Graduate Qualities - the attributes that employers look for and which help to distinguish the graduates from the rest.

  • Campus: The University of South Australia has five campuses, each with a distinctive profile and offering modern and sophisticated facilities. City West campus is a modern, vibrant campus located amidst Adelaide's educational and cultural precinct. Other campuses are - City East campus; Magill campus; Mawson Lakes campus; and Whyalla campus. Apart from the above there are centers in other locations and offshore (Singapore).
  • Accreditation: University of South Australia is a public university. The Division of Business was the second Australian business school to receive EQUIS accreditation. The Division is a member of several international organizations such as, European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD); Asia Pacific Academy of Business in Society (APABIS); Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS); Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); and Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow (ABEST21).
  • Career Services: Career Services works with academic staff to build career management skills into UniSA Programs. The service also works with individual students by providing career guidance, information and advice to help students plan for their future. Areas of support include career planning, job search strategies, resumes, job applications and interview skills. The services provided include on campus workshops, career events, online resources, and a career consultation service.
  • Outbound Student Exchange: Some Division of Business programs includes the 'International Experience Option' written into the program schedule, enabling students to undertake a study period at an overseas institution. However, students in any Division of Business program can study overseas as part of their program, either as a full study period of exchange, or by taking advantage of one of the fantastic short-term study tours that are available.
  • Global Experience: Global Experience is available to all undergraduate, onshore domestic and international students currently enrolled in a UniSA degree. It has four compulsory components, which must be completed before you graduate from your UniSA academic program, that combined add to a total value of 120 points.
  • Work Placements: Many programs offer the opportunity to undertake a practicum, placement or industry project. As a UniSA student you also have access to the Work Placement Scheme coordinated through Career Services. For postgraduates, a 3 month industry placement program is also available.
  • Housing: There are a wide range of student housing options to suit different requirements and budgets. These student apartments, student hostels and residential colleges have been inspected by UniSA staff, and can be booked before arrival in Adelaide.

Last updated: Sep 22, 2017

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