University of Technology Sydney

C04324v5 Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management

Award(s): Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management (MStratSCM)
CRICOS code: 084678C
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The ever-growing interest among business managers and academics in supply chains, the emergence of advanced service economies, connected information systems including disruptive technologies, cloud computing and data analytics, new management practices and approaches, and the pressure of global competition has placed a premium on those who have a broad understanding of how to plan and manage complex business operations and related processes. Further, in today's volatile environment, risk and complexity in supply chains have been major issues faced by industry which encourages businesses to engender a more organic capability to deal with unexpected disruptions. The Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management is designed for those who wish to gain significant insight and advanced skills in these areas.

The course is designed to cater for the needs of those employed in all business sectors, including private, public and not-for-profit, and who seek advanced knowledge of supply chain networks, procurement strategies, operations, and logistics management. The course is designed to solve contemporary supply chain issues by applying latest tools, techniques and management approaches. All subjects have research-focused content and assessment tasks and are well-connected to industry partners for real industry experience. The course is well-recognised and ranked #1 in Australia for Supply Chain Management QS Business Master’s Rankings 2023.

Course aims

The course provides professionals with advanced value chain management skills and the knowledge to enhance their understanding of the nature, context and contribution of the operations management, supply chain management, procurement and logistics functions at a professional level to facilitate gaining competitive advantage. This course provides practical and relevant industry experience through the use of research-focused content, industry-based assessment tasks, simulation techniques and engagement with the industry.

Career options

Career options include positions in operations and quality management, inventory management,service and network management, supply chain management, risk management, logistics management, data analytics, and strategic procurement in any business sector.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply critical thinking and advanced analytical skills to develop creative solutions that respond to community, Indigenous and business needs within a strategic supply chain management context
2.1 Communicate information clearly and fluently to a diverse range of stakeholders
2.2 Interact with colleagues and stakeholders to work effectively in teams and deliver agreed project outcomes
3.1 Evaluate and apply principles of law, ethics, sustainability and Indigenous values as strategic supply chain managers
4.1 Integrate advanced knowledge of complex strategic supply chain management concepts, including Indigenous perspectives, and technical skills to lead professional practice in operations and supply chain management

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Pathway course

Students who do not meet the requirements to gain entry into the Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Supply Chain Management (C11199), or the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Supply Chain Management (C07129). Satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Certificate, or satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Diploma, allows students to articulate into the Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management (C04324).

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted a maximum of six subject exemptions, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study.

Note: Students who wish to apply for MCIPS accreditation cannot get recognition of prior learning for any of the subjects.

Course duration and attendance

The course may be completed in one-and-a-half years of full-time or three years of part-time study.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 72 credit points made up of 11 subjects, comprising seven core subjects (42 credit points), three electives subjects (18 credit points), and one Industry Research Project or Internship Experience (12 credit points).

Course completion requirements

STM91786 Core Subjects (SSCM) 60cp
STM91383 Management Capstone stream 12cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below showing the recommended study sequence to ensure completion of the course within the expected duration.

Not all subjects are offered every session.

Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21895 Business and Social Impact   6cp
21741 Operations and Quality Management   6cp
21797 Strategic Supply Chain Management   6cp
21877 Strategic and Sustainable Procurement Management   6cp
Spring session
21963 Supply Chain Technology Management   6cp
21745 Services and Network Productivity with Data Analytics   6cp
21947 Supply Chain Risk Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
21890 Industry Research Project 12cp  
26799 Internship Experience 12cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
21895 Business and Social Impact   6cp
21745 Services and Network Productivity with Data Analytics   6cp
21963 Supply Chain Technology Management   6cp
21947 Supply Chain Risk Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21741 Operations and Quality Management   6cp
21797 Strategic Supply Chain Management   6cp
21877 Strategic and Sustainable Procurement Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
21890 Industry Research Project 12cp  
26799 Internship Experience 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Supply Chain Management (C11199), the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Supply Chain Management (C07129), and the Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited to MCIPS standards by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Following the completion of the course and three years' of relevant work experience, graduates are eligible to apply for MCIPS. Students who wish to apply for MCIPS must meet the following conditions:

  • Students must complete the following two electives as part of the options list:
    • 21946 Supply Chain Management Analytics
    • 77942 Legal Aspects of Contract Administration
  • For the Industry Research Project (21890) or the Internship Experience (26799) subjects, students must complete their project/assessments tasks on a procurement and supply chain-related topic, and
  • Students must pass all subjects, with no credit given for any form of advanced standing, credit transfer, exemption or condonement.

More information is available from CIPS website.

CIPS offers complimentary student memberships to those undertaking an accredited program, for its duration whilst studying this program. Students are encouraged to avail student membership and enrol immediately as they start this program.

For queries related to CIPS accreditation, contact Dr Maruf Chowdhury, program director of Strategic Supply Chain Management Programs.

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