Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

307916 v.1 Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics and Electronic Business


Course CRICOS Code: 052822J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


Over the past few years the rise in conducting business electronically has brought issues of supply and demand to the forefront. The logistics industry has become a growth area and the demand for professionals in the field of logistics and e-commerce is rising. This course is designed for those who wish to increase their skills and knowledge in the logistics and electronic business areas. Course participants graduate with a balance of technical and theoretical knowledge as well as the expertise required to work in an electronic business environment in transport and logistics for either industry or government employers.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Entrance requirements are a minimum course average of 60 per cent in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a computing-related discipline.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate Electronic Business.

Course Organisation

This program covers two main areas - the technology and management aspects, and logistics studies. The material studied covers managing information systems projects and risks, electronic business infrastructure, global distribution and transportation, electronic business security and advanced problem-solving for information systems managers.

Professional Recognition

With a prior computing related degree graduates may be able to apply and obtain membership of the Australian Computer Society and the British Computing Society. Students successfully completing the degree may also be able to apply for membership of the Hong Kong chapter of the Chartered Association of Logistics and Transport.

Career Opportunities

Students generally find employment in organisations involved in logistics and electronic business.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

11730 v.5   Advanced Systems Problem Solving 601 3.0 25.0
11741 v.3   Managing Information Systems Projects and Risks 501 3.0 25.0
12216 v.3   Principles of Enterprise Logistics Management 501 3.0 25.0
13013 v.4   Enterprise Network Infrastructure 501 5.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

11745 v.4   Research Methods (Information Systems) 655 3.0 25.0
12217 v.3   Global Distribution and Transportation 501 3.0 25.0
13037 v.3   Strategies for Website Management 601 3.0 25.0
13038 v.3   Enterprise Network Security 601 3.0 25.0


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