Logistics and Transportation
Designed to meet industry demands
Why take this course?
Logistics and transportation is about planning, implementing and controlling the efficient and effective flow of goods, services and related information across supply chains.
Taking this course will prepare you to tackle the complex logistical problems faced by many businesses. Management of such processes is crucial in meeting customer service goals and essential to a firm’s competitive strategy.
What will I experience?
On this course you can:
- Have access to ultra-modern computing facilities, and use specialist mathematical and statistical computing packages
- Opt to do some volunteering and/or choose from a range of work placements to gain meaningful work experience and build up your employability skills
What opportunities might it lead to?
This course is for those who have completed two years of an HND, Foundation degree or degree in business, computing, science or engineering and would like to complete their honours degree in this area.
Logistics and transportation are important to any firm where customer service is a strategic objective - whether its core focus is on products or services. This means that there will be a range of companies and organisations in both the public and private sector, demanding for your skills and expertise.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
- quality control
- supply chain management
- passenger transportation
The promised support really is available and I have made full use of my tutor and other help services such as the Maths Cafe.
Louise Smith, maths student
- UCAS Course Code:
- 1 year full time (top-up)
An appropriate HND, Foundation degree, or successful completion of 2 years of degree study in an appropriate subject.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man full-time students: £9,000 p/a*
International full-time students: £11,600 p/a*
*Fees are for 2014/15 entry and are subject to annual increase.
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Structure & Teaching
During this course, you will build a solid grounding in the different approaches to the subject, specifically focusing on the following areas:
- planning and scheduling of people, products, services and equipment
- supply chain management and reverse logistics
- inventories and stock control
- transportation, transhipment and vehicle route planning
You’ll also develop various management, modelling and decision-making techniques for logistics and transportation as well as advanced analytical and problem solving skills. There is also the chance for you to tailor your studies through optional units in topics such as project management, ecommerce, investment analysis, international management to name a few.
Core units will include:
- Advanced Decision Modelling
- E-Commerce - A Critical Evaluation of Technology (A)
- Final Year Project
- Modern Computational Methods for Operational Research and Logistics
- Planning, Scheduling and Supply Chain Management
Options you will choose from include:
- Advanced Financial Management
- Cross Cultural Awareness for Business
- Statistics for Manufacturing, Business and Management
Teaching and Assessment
You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory and project work, with theoretical content carefully underpinning the more practical elements of the course. There is also the added benefit of some lectures being provided via the internet so you can work at your own pace from any location.
How are you assessed?
We assess you in a several ways, but a large portion of the assessment is based on a major project at the end of the year. Here’s how we assess your work:
- multiple-choice tests
- mini projects
Facilities & Features
Access our modern computing laboratories equipped with a wide range of powerful hardware and software, including multimedia applications. After the necessary training, you will be able to use the computer algebra package MAPLE and the numerical methods and matrix algebra package MATLAB. These are just a few of the programs that will facilitate your learning and bring the subject to life.
Drop in any time and get one-to-one help with that tricky maths or stats problem. With handouts on key topics to take away and computer-aided learning packages, we can get the problem solved and help you improve your numeracy skills.
Modern, comfortable and a great learning environment, our library offers a wealth of information including 400,000 books, DVDs, maps and thousands of online ejournals and newspapers. Many electronic resources are available anywhere, 24/7 and our friendly staff are always on hand to help.
Careers & Opportunities
A degree in logistics and transportation opens up a broad range of career opportunities. Not only in the traditional areas of manufacturing logistics, distribution and supply chain management, but also the postal and express delivery, the fire and rescue emergency operations and even the military and defence industry.
Finding a job is a competitive business, but the statistics show that 89 per cent of our 2011graduates went into employment, further study or training within six months of finishing their degrees.
To make sure you take the right steps on your career path, we’re here to give you help, support and advice throughout your study. Even after you’ve graduated, we continue to give you support for up to five years.
Employers tell us that they want graduates to be able to demonstrate certain skills when they come out of university. Our courses take account of this. We make sure we prepare you for employment through work-related learning, projects, placements and working in simulated environments that are designed to prepare you for the working world.
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