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BSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Bachelor's Degree Programme
(Part-time)

To develop professionals with the relevant knowledge and skill sets to meet the needs of the industry.

BSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Overview

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management sector is an essential service and a key pillar of Singapore's economy. The sector faces challenges on multiple fronts. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how vulnerable supply chains are. Industry 4.0 and digitalisation are impacting supply chains in a big way. The boom in e-commerce and online shopping (fuelled by the pandemic) has led to the demand for innovative logistics solutions. Increasing intra-Asian trade, due to rapid urbanisation and the rise of the affluent middle class in Asia, has led to the demand for logistics services in the region.

The Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management aims to develop professionals with the relevant knowledge and skill sets to meet the needs of the industry. Partnering with the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA), the curriculum is designed with a blend of theory and industry practice and aligned with the Skills Framework for Logistics to equip students with problem-solving, decision-making, digital and innovation-thinking skills to manage the flow of goods and services through the supply chain.

Find out more about the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) our industry partner.

The programme is taught by faculty with globally recognised qualifications and extensive experience in academia and industry. Industry speakers are often invited to share their insights on related topics during class. Courses incorporate problem-solving exercises, case studies and assignments that have a strong industry focus and are oriented towards solving real-world problems.

Our students have presented and published the findings of their final-year applied projects at international conferences held in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. Two papers won awards - Best Track Paper Award at 4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in 2014; and Best Paper with Strong Managerial Implications at 9th Annual European Decision Sciences Institute Conference in 2018. Two papers were placed second and fifth in the Lean Six Sigma Competition and Undergraduate Student Paper Competition, respectively at the 11th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in 2021.

We collaborate with strategic partners in Singapore and overseas to stay in tune with the latest industry developments. One example is the annual Supply Chain Challenge series – Singapore's largest national case competition on logistics co-organised by SLA and SUSS. We have collaborated with partners in Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand to bring students for logistics overseas study trips in the region.

As most students are also working professionals, the courses in the School of Business have been developed with an emphasis on work-based examples and industry linkages whenever possible. This may allow students to apply what they have learnt in their work domains after class. Courses are taught in small class size and using seminar style approach to instill confidence in students during group and open discussions, and to encourage effective communication for the students.

You may pursue Logistics as a single subject or in combination with a minor.

Refer to minor courses for more details.

Overview

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

Interviews will be conducted for all shortlisted applicants to assess their suitability in terms of their motivation and ability to complete the programme.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

BSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS Core courses.

From July 2021 semester, the breakdown of the cu is:

  • 90 cu of compulsory courses
  • 30 cu of elective courses (up to 15 cu can be replaced by General Electives)
  • 10 cu of SUSS Core courses

BSc Logistics with Minor
Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS Core courses.

From July 2021 semester, the breakdown of the cu is:

  • 65 cu of compulsory courses
  • 15 cu of elective courses (up to 15 cu can be replaced by General Electives)
  • 40 cu of minor courses
  • 10 cu of SUSS Core courses

In addition from January 2022 semester, new students in the BSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and BSc in Logistics with Minor programmes are required to complete:

  • SDE103 Grammar at the point of admission; and
  • SDW151 Introduction to Academic Writing after the first semester from the start of the programme.

Both SDE103 and SDW151 are non-credit-bearing graduation requirements.

Module Types
SUSS CORE COMPULSORY
10 cu
COMPULSORY
90 cu
~ GENERAL ELECTIVE ~
Minimum 0 & maximum 15 cu
MAJOR ELECTIVE
Minimum 15 cu & maximum 30 cu

This programme targets those in the logistics and supply chain management industry who are keen to upgrade their skills to take on management positions. Professionals from other disciplines seeking a mid-career switch to the logistics and supply chain management industry can also benefit from the programme.

The multi-disciplinary nature of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme provides graduates with an edge to compete successfully in many industries. Graduates can look forward to challenging career opportunities in many industries.

Graduates can work as: logistics/transport/shipping manager, supply chain planner/manager, warehousing manager, inventory/materials planner, port/airport manager, procurement manager, and channel sales manager, among others.

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