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BSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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 industry is a key pillar of Singapore's economy. Global companies in new growth sectors – such as aerospace, biomedical sciences, chemical, consumer goods, energy, and oil and gas – have chosen Singapore as their key global and regional base in Asia. Increasing intra-Asian trade, due to rapid urbanisation and the rise of the affluent middle class in Asia, has led to greater demand for logistics services in the region.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme 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 that will equip students with the means to support the effective management of globalised supply chains operating in increasingly challenging environments. Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) was one of the top 5 institutions nominated by Supply Chain Asia as Supply Chain Education Institution of the Year 2014.

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

Students learn to develop effective decision-making and problem-solving skills at the strategic, tactical and operational levels to manage supply chain assets and the flows of products and information through the supply chain. The programme is taught by faculty with extensive experience in academia and industry. Courses incorporate class activities, assignments, case studies and projects that have a strong industry focus and are oriented towards solving real-world problems. Some of our students have presented and published the findings from their final-year applied projects at several international conferences held in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Thailand and United Arab Emirates. Two papers have won awards - Best Track Paper Award at the 4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in 2014; and Best Paper with Strong Managerial Implications at the 9th Annual European Decision Sciences Institute Conference in 2018.

We actively engage the local industry by inviting industry practitioners to give talks to students and by organising visits to logistics companies and facilities. We have successfully collaborated on several major industry initiatives. One example is the annual Supply Chain Challenge series – Singapore's largest national case competition in logistics co-organised by SLA and SUSS. Another example is the SLA-SUSS book "Managing Logistics and Supply Chain Challenges: Singapore Insights and Perspectives" launched during FIATA 2013 World Congress. Regionally, we have collaborated with partners such as Hong Kong Logistics Association, Bhutan's Royal Institute of Management and Taiwan's Feng Chia University to bring students for logistics experiential learning in Bhutan, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, The Netherlands and Vietnam.

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 allows students to apply what they have learnt in class into their work domains. Courses are taught in small class size and using seminar style approach to instill confidence in students during group and open discussions, and to nurture effective communication skills in students.

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

Refer to Minor Courses for more details.

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programme.

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.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 50 cu of business compulsory courses
  • 50 cu of logistics and supply chain management compulsory courses
  • 20 cu of logistics and supply chain management elective courses
  • 10 cu of SUSS core courses

BSc (Honours) Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Students who achieve a CGPA of 3.5 and above upon completion of their basic degree will be invited to enroll in this Honours programme.

Students who accept the invitation will need to complete another 40 cu of courses to achieve 170 cu in total and have to satisfy all university requirements in order to graduate with honours.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 50 cu of business compulsory courses
  • 50 cu of logistics and supply chain management compulsory courses
  • 20 cu of logistics and supply chain management elective courses
  • 30 cu of honours compulsory courses
  • 10 cu of honours elective courses
  • 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.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 40 cu of business compulsory courses
  • 40 cu of logistics and supply chain management compulsory courses
  • 40 cu of minor courses
  • 10 cu of SUSS core courses
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.

Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
SkillsFuture Study Award for the Logistics Sector



Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to Singaporeans with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in Logistics-related sectors (Priority will be given to applicants with more years of work experience and who are from these subsectors: Contract Logistics, Freight Forwarding, and Land Transportation)
  • Applicants must be committed to deepening their skills in the sector
  • Applicants must meet the entry requirements of the supported courses
  • Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications prior to the commencement of their course(s)
  • Applicants must incur out-of-pocket expenses associated with the course (i.e. must not be fully sponsored for all course fees and expenses associated with the course)
  • Applicants must not have previously received any other SkillsFuture Study Award

Value of SkillsFuture Study Award

Each Study Award is worth S$5,000.

Terms and Conditions

  • Only applicable to students taking the BSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management (BLSCM) part-time programme at Singapore University of Social Sciences.
  • The validity of the Study Award is subject to the completion of the BLSCM part-time programme.
  • Should recipient fail to complete the BLSCM part-time programme after receipt of the Study Award, he/she will be required to repay the full sum of S$5,000 to Singapore University of Social Sciences.

How to Apply

Application Period: 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018
To apply, please click here .

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. Selected recipients will be informed by 31 March 2019.

Enquiries

For more information about the SkillsFuture Study Award for the Logistics Sector, please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/studyawards/logistics

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