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Logistics and Supply Chain Management Education at Curtin Business School

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Founded in 1968, Curtin University is an Western Australia's largest university with its main campus in Perth, Western Australia. With over 40,000 students and 6,000 employees, Curtin University is a highly research intensive institution and a member of Australian Technology Network (ATN Network). The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences.

Curtin has close links with corporate business, industry, government and the community and the courses have a strong practical focus, with most involving vocational or work experience components. As a result, Curtin graduates are job-ready and prepared, with skills that enable them to make a genuine and positive influence in a continuously changing world.

Curtin Business School (CBS), located in Perth's CBD, offers the most comprehensive and practical business courses in Western Australia: the Bachelor of Commerce and extensive postgraduate programs, including the MBA. CBS’s strong international focus underpins the research as well as the teaching and is focused on solving real-world problems in a global context.

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Academic Programs


Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Bcom) with Logistics and Supply Chain Management Major (3 years): This major will equip you to oversee critical aspects of the supply chain and prepare you for employment in a variety of administrative and/or management roles in organizations operating in transport, purchasing, supply chain management, contract distribution, manufacturing and retailing. Throughout the major you’ll cover the foundations and techniques of management, law, purchasing and contract administration. A range of issues applicable to strategic procurement, such as competitive conduct, strategy, logistics and management, will be examined. You’ll also study topics in materials management, systems analysis and design, operations management, project management and business statistics.
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Bcom) with Business Information Systems and Logistics and Supply Chain Management Double Major (3 years): In this double major you’ll be equipped with skills to oversee critical aspects of the supply chain and be prepared for employment in a variety of administrative and/or management roles. You’ll learn about transportation, physical distribution, procurement, purchasing, warehousing, inventory, retailing and electronic linkages with government and private industries. You’ll also learn how to manage the systems and technology that support all the different processes involved.

Masters Programs

  • Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management - 6 months (Also Online): In this program you will be introduced to the principles of logistics management, considering logistics as the management of the flow of goods and services in profit and non-profit organizations.
  • Master of Supply Chain Management (18 months Full-time, also Part-time): This course is designed for professional logistics specialists who are interested in advancing their career in the area of logistics and supply chain management. Areas of study include: operations management, transportation and physical distribution, procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, inventory, retailing, global business and logistics, and the role of information technology in facilitating supply chain management.
  • Master of Commerce (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Full-time) - 2 years: In this program you will study topics in transportation, physical distribution and warehousing. You will also examine material and inventory management, purchasing, manufacturing, location modeling, retailing and information system linkages for government and private industries on a national and global basis.

CURTIN Features

Curtin is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in education and research. Accordingly, extensive grants have been given to Curtin in recent years to build facilities and conduct research utilizing some of the most advanced technologies in the world. Curtin students have access to innovative advancements in research and development in areas such as engineering, health, physical and theoretical science, astronomy, information technology, sustainability and business development. Since its establishment in 1968, the university has to include campuses in Sydney, Malaysia and Singapore. The international presence ensures students graduate with qualifications that are recognized around the world.

  • Campus: Operating out of 16 locations including campuses in Sydney, Malaysia and Singapore (Curtin Singapore), Curtin is a broadly based and highly diverse university. The suburb of Bentley, located about 4 miles south-east of central Perth, is home to Curtin's main campus. Other campuses in Western Australia are: Kalgoorlie, Margaret River, Northam, Perth, and Shenton Park.
  • Accreditation: Curtin University is a public university. Curtin Business School Logistics and Supply Chain Management programs are accredited by Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTA) Australia, Logistics Association of Australia and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Australasia.
  • Curtin Careers Center: The Curtin Careers Center offers a wide variety of services, programs, events and workshops to facilitate all students' development of their career management skills. This includes information, advice and activities to assist you make effective choices and decisions about study pathways, employment and work integrated learning options, as well as understanding yourself.
  • Work Experience Service: Curtin work experience is a voluntary work placement which can provides opportunities to gain hands on technical experience. Work experience can, in some cases, lead to future employment with the company, can help you to meet people in your industry and can increase your marketability by expanding on your resume.
  • Internship Placement Services (IPS): Internship Placement Services (IPS) are specialist recruitment agencies who place current and graduating students in unpaid internships or work experience opportunities in Australia and around the world. IPS differ from general recruitment agencies in that you must pay to use the services they provide.
  • Job/Graduate Opportunities: The Curtin Business School graduate Program is unique, as it offers graduates the chance to work across two leading Western Australian Government departments: Department of State Development (DSD) & Department of Commerce (Commerce). The Graduate Program runs for 18 months. Initial employment is on a fixed-term contract, with a provision for permanent appointment following successful completion of the first 12 months.
  • Experience Exchange: As a Curtin student, you have the opportunity to study overseas for one or two semesters. Exchange is an exciting opportunity to experience another culture and add a unique edge to your Curtin degree. Choose to study at a Curtin partner institution for one or two semesters. You will remain enrolled at Curtin for the duration of your exchange and pay your tuition fees as normal.
  • Housing: To make your experience of moving to Perth as comfortable as possible, Curtin offers a housing service to help you find accommodation either on or off campus. With 1,175 places available and an extensive database of private accommodation options, Housing Services can help you find a place to live. On Campus accommodation generally consists of single study bedrooms with shared facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms and you are responsible for your own cooking and cleaning. A typical unit will accommodate six or eight students.

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 22, 2017

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