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Bachelor of Business – Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Be the driving force behind the success of every business with forward-thinking logistics and supply chain management.

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3 years full-time


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‘The flexibility to study at my own pace and my own time was perfect and allowed me to finish my degree in around 3 years, using every [teaching period] I could.’

Jacob, Swinburne Online graduate

3.5% ▴

Supply Chain Management jobs are predicted to increase by 3.5% over the next 5 years, meaning your knowledge of supply will keep you in demand.

The Good Universities Guide 2024

The Business Faculty received a 5-star rating for overall quality of educational experience.

‘The flexibility to study at my own pace and my own time was perfect and allowed me to finish my degree in around 3 years, using every [teaching period] I could.’

Jacob, Swinburne Online graduate

3.5% ▴

Supply Chain Management jobs are predicted to increase by 3.5% over the next 5 years, meaning your knowledge of supply will keep you in demand.

The Business Faculty received a 5-star rating for overall quality of educational experience.

The Good Universities Guide 2024

Now’s your opportunity to choose an in-demand career.

Whether you want to work for a powerful multi-national corporation or a local business, your expertise in logistics and supply chain management is a sought-after skill that many employers seek. 

This course will teach you how to manage the flow of goods and resources in a global marketplace, develop project management and negotiation skills, and plan the handling, storage, and distribution of products. Taught by skilled professionals, you’ll learn key business tips throughout your degree and graduate ready to step into the workplace with confidence.

You’ll hear from professional speakers throughout your degree and team up with your peers on a consulting project with a real-life client. Through an industry consulting project with a real-life client, such as Acrodyne, Build Pass, Epilepsy Foundation, Inception Point, Inclusion Melbourne and Lend For Good, you’ll gain the confidence to succeed when you graduate.

The Bachelor of Business – Logistics and Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, and is a part of the 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB.

What will you learn?

  • Management: Find out how to identify and solve logistical problems through effective management systems.
  • Procurement: Learn about the purchase process and how to make buying decisions, including maintaining relationships with suppliers and the supplier selection process.
  • Global Logistics: Discover how the logistics and supply chain industry functions in a global marketplace, and how this relates to improving profits sustainably.
  • Operations Management: Learn how to manage operations at every level of the supply chain.
  • Understanding Risk: Explore popular practices and develop strategies to manage and minimise risk.

The Swinburne Online-SEEK connection

The suite of Swinburne Online Business degrees provides students with the opportunity to forge connections within the industry. Students hear from industry leaders and work with real-life clients with demonstrated experience within their respective fields, such as SEEK.

Learn more about our industry connections. Download a course guide.

Flexible study

What does flexible study mean for me?

Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study when, where and how you want to. Keeping your lifestyle in mind, we tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important to you.

Flexible study at Swinburne Online

Set your own study pace! Swinburne Online offers part-time and full time study options to suit your busy lifestyle. Through our part-time studies, you can increase your unit load as you progress through your chosen course.

Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.

You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is designed for online learners.

Start your study journey when it suits you. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability. Choose when you begin your studies and when to take a break, if needed.

Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, 7 days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with any queries. You will also have dedicated online tutors in each of your units.


Your course structure

Whether you’re looking to fast-track your studies or prefer a part-time study option, Swinburne Online degrees flexibly fit around your study needs.

Take a look at what your study load could look like:

Undergraduate timeline

The Bachelor of Business – Logistics and Supply Chain Management consists of 24 units, including six core business practice units, eight logistics and supply chain management major units, two capstone units and eight electives.

In the business practice units you combine the skills you’ll learn throughout your degree and apply them to practical scenarios to solidify your knowledge. You’ll collaborate with your peers and solve real business problems, giving you the confidence to step into the workforce with practical experience.

Why study a degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Swinburne Online?

Our courses are at the forefront of industry and provide you with the practical skills to success come graduation. Get a taste through the course highlight below or view all units in this bachelor’s degree.

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How you'll learn

Online learning designed for you

Swinburne Online offers a unique, digital study environment that includes a dynamic virtual classroom environment and peer interaction on a  custom-built social platform. You’ll also receive support at the times you need it most from advisors who understand the complexities of studying online.

Your online study journey

With the guidance of online tutors with real world experience in your field of study, you’ll complete each of your units in Canvas – your online classroom. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.

The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.

Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units. Our OLAs are waiting to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.

Entry requirements

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will also be considered. All students need to demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs.

The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification. Minimum ATAR requirements may apply.

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL).

Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs.

Credit transfer
Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Speak to a Course Consultant about applying for credit.

Applicants who have completed a Diploma in a related discipline may be eligible for credit of up to 8 units; the equivalent of a third of the course. Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit of up to 16 units.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Speak to a Course Consultant about applying for RPL.

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and provides advanced standing to the second.

Credit available may vary depending on the major selected within any given degree but in most instances you may receive up to 8 unit credits.

Our Course Consultants will step you through the process of entry and credit using previous study.


The estimated annual fee for this course is $16,323*. This is based on completing eight 12.5 credit point units in one calendar year.

*Unit fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth provided loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees. There is a range of university, government and privately funded scholarships and prizes.

Discover more information about HELP loans.

Course fees will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.

This course is offered to domestic and offshore international students. Depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.

Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. You may be eligible for Swinburne Scholarships.

Career Outcomes

Your pathway to industry

The Bachelor of Business – Logistics and Supply Chain Management prioritises your readiness to succeed come graduation through industry connections embedded in your degree:

  • Projects: Work on an industry consulting project, solidifying your knowledge and giving you highly employable skills.
  • Software: You’ll get to use industry standard software, such as Tableau, Microsoft Project and Project Libre.
  • Teaching: Your Online Learning Advisors (OLAs) work in the industry themselves, helping you to stay connected to your career goals.
  • Guest Speakers: You’ll hear from a range of industry experts, giving you the opportunity to collaborate with professionals in your field.

Take a lead role in the management of producing goods and services. Oversee the distribution of products and find areas of improvement to strengthen business operations.

Create a smooth flow of operations by overseeing the distribution and transport of goods for organisations. You’ll schedule, plan and liaise with clients and suppliers.

Manage inventory and stock for a variety of industries. You’ll coordinate logistics, manage supply chain data and play a key role in the distribution of goods.

Take responsibility for forecasting demand and ensuring your clients and companies are aware of it. You’ll be an expert at understanding the market and making organisational plans.

Play a key role in maintaining the relationship between vendors, distributors and suppliers. You’ll ensure that supply meets demand and take part in purchasing and planning decisions.

Assist a department or company by ensuring they have enough product to meet customer demand. You’ll anticipate the changing needs of the customer, the availability of materials and work to maximise profit levels.

Make exciting changes and recommendations to the broader supply chain. You’ll analyse current processes in order to make recommendations and work to make improvements to operations.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International

Swinburne Online business degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, and are a part of the five per cent of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB. The alumni of AACSB accredited business schools are among the world’s most influential leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs impacting business, government, and non-profit sectors.

Learn more about our professional accreditations. Download a Course Guide.


‘Before I studied, I didn’t know which direction my career would take me. I worked in infrastructure, but knew if I was to advance, I needed to study and develop my knowledge. I majored in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and from the moment I did this, my career absolutely took off. I was able to apply the knowledge and theory I was learning within my degree directly to my job and it solidified my learning. Take the plunge, you won’t regret it.’


Swinburne Online graduate

What are other students asking?
For students undertaking a degree, most of your learning materials are included with a free license provided to you by Swinburne Online. However, in some cases, you will be notified via your student email that you will need to buy specific software or eTexts. For TAFE Business students, all of your learning materials will be available online and are covered by your course fees. You won’t need to purchase any further materials.
You won’t normally have to be online at a specific time. Your course material is available for you from the beginning of each teaching period and you can work through it in the hours that suit you. There are some live webinar sessions that run approximately once a month. These are a special opportunity for students to sign in at the same time as their tutors, normally before an assessment deadline. It gives you the chance to ask any questions relating to the assignment in real time and hear other student’s questions and thoughts. We understand that students won’t always be able to make these sessions, so they can be replayed the next day.
The length of your degree will largely depend on how many units you undertake per teaching period. The number of units required to complete a degree varies from qualification to qualification and you can see how many units are required to complete a particular degree on our Course Pages. Alternatively, you can have a look at our Course Planners for more detailed information about how to manage a specific degree. As students have the option of studying between one and four units per teaching period and can change their study load throughout, each student will graduate at a different point. If you are studying a VET course, you can personalise your program, giving you the freedom to set your own goals, choose what units you study first, and determine how long you spend on each one. So whether you want to complete your diploma in two months or over a year — you can work towards your goals at a pace that suits you. It’s important to note that number of study hours required for each diploma does change, and you can view the specific requirements on our VET course pages.

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