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Global Logistics BSc (Hons) 2018/19 entry

Course code:

ECU187

Study options:

1 year

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £14,104)

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Overview

If you have existing logistics and supply chain experience or qualifications, top them up to degree level with this final year course.

Global supply chains have been with us since the early 17th century, but in our modern world of increasingly ‘borderless’ business, more and more companies of all sizes and across various industries find themselves in need of efficient and effective transnational distribution and supply chain operations. 

This programme provides a final year of degree study in the broad subject area of global logistics and supply chain management. Studied full-time over one year, successful completion will enable you to top-up your existing qualification to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Course information

This fascinating course aims to provide the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to enter management roles within global logistics and supply chain management in our 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year society.

This fascinating course aims to provide the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to enter management roles within global logistics and supply chain management in our 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year society.

You will be introduced to a range of information management technology tools and analytical methods to support the analysis and design of policy and practice international logistics and the management of the global supply chain. Fuelled by demand from companies like Amazon, computer technology has, for example, changed the way that warehouses operate, making it possible within a few hours of receiving an order to ensure that items are assembled and delivered to a factory, store, business or home.

We consider the professional responsibilities associated with the logistics industry, providing you with an understanding of the ethical and legal issues, such as green logistics and corporate social responsibility.

There is some flexibility to choose from optional modules in both semesters, which enables you to tailor the course. For example, you could choose to learn more about lean manufacturing or business simulation. With the need for humanitarian logistics more prominent than ever in the wake of recent global emergencies, such as the refugee crisis in Europe, Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean and conflict in Syria, we also provide an option to explore the underlying principles and concepts of the humanitarian sector, providing the oportunity to develop an awareness of the characteristics of natural disasters, conflict induced emergencies and the requirements of an effective humanitarian response.

Alternatively, if English is not your first language, you may wish to improve your proficiency by studying Advanced Business English which can support your ability to operate effectively and independently within the broad fields of engineering and computing. We will look at the language used within logistics, systems and engineering, focusing on developing practical reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Modules

Overview

Your learning culminates with a research project/dissertation on a subject of your choice. Examples of past topics include logistics technology, distribution waste minimisation, freight forwarder selection and evaluation, implementation of industry 4.0 technologies to supply chain and end customer and maritime port development of a joint East African hub.

Modules

  • Semester 1

    • Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Project management


    Optional modules:

    • Advanced Business English


    or the following two modules:

    • Individual Project for Logistics and Transport – Preparation
    • Add+Vantage
  • Semester 2

    • Inventory and Distribution Management
    • Individual Project for Logistics and Transport – Realisation or Individual Project


    Optional modules (1 of the following):

    • Humanitarian Engineering
    • Business Simulation
    • Lean Manufacturing

In more detail...

  • Seeking accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) which, if successful like our other courses, will offer full exemption from the educational requirements for Chartered Membership on completion and the opportunity to enrol as a student affiliate during study.
  • Study in our state-of-the-art £55m Engineering and Computing Building, with access to significant industry simulation software and data sources, including SIMUL8 and ARENA.

Opportunities to hear from guest speakers from a range of industries.

 Your main study themes are:

  • Logistics and supply chain management: Brings together all the elements of logistics in the management of the global supply chain. We will examine a variety of methods used to manage logistics operations and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the integrated supply chain, such as lean and agile supply chains. We’ll also examine the concept of the global customer and the role of logistics in customer service and customer retention.

  • Inventory and distribution management: Develops knowledge of distribution management techniques, with a focus on the movement of goods and services from the distribution side of the supply chain. We will look at the role of distribution through warehouse and transport management and its effect on the control of operations, systems design, channels of distribution and information flow from the warehouse to the final customer. You will also consider the characteristics and requirements of different markets and products and their impact on distribution operations with respect to knowledge and information management requirements. For example, we will examine the differences between the distribution channel needs of national, international and global markets.

  • Project management: You should develop the knowledge and skills, both human and technical, to lead and work on a variety of projects. From the outset, you will be encouraged to see the role of the project manager within the broader perspective of strategic business management, understanding where projects come from and why they are selected, as well as recognising the importance of scheduling, quality control and deadlines. You will use project management software such Microsoft Project.

This course is taught full-time over one year and in two semesters, starting in September. 

We incorporate a wide range of learning and teaching methods as part of our innovative activity-led learning, such as a project, problem, scenario, case study or enquiry in a classroom, laboratory or work setting. For example, you will be encouraged to work in groups on subset of a specific topic, enabling you to share that expertise with other group members. This teaching and learning approach is very knowledge enhancing. 

You will be given opportunities to attend our inspiring programme of guest speakers, which in the past has featured visits to the BMW factory and Asda (Walmart) distribution centre.

Teaching methods include:
lectures, seminars and workshops.

The assessment types are varied throughout the course with both individual and group work assessed using methods, such as presentations, laboratory work, formal examinations, technical reports, in-class test, online quizzes, posters and simulation models. Group work assessment may also include peer assessment.

The detail and breakdown of assessment varies depending on the module; some are marked solely on the basis of coursework, which could include individual assignments, group presentations or portfolios; others include a blend of coursework and some form of test. More information will be provided at the time of selecting optional modules. The final year project is assessed by a report, presentation or poster and viva with varied proportions.

On completion, you should have knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices fundamental to global logistics and supply chain management.
  • The operation of business organisations and the role and practices of the various business functions.
  • Established methods for the analysis and design of solutions for logistics problems and the management of the logistics function in a variety of national and international contexts.
  • Information technology and its contribution to the understanding and solution of business-related problems, especially in regard to logistics.

 

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Undertake problem analysis and exercise reasoned judgement in assessing logistics business needs and recommending appropriate logistics strategy.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the tools, technology and methods of information processing in a business organisation, especially related to global logistic.
  • Apply relevant quantitative techniques for logistics analysis and decision making.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of professional responsibilities, including an understanding of the associated ethical and legal issues, and the need for continuing professional development.

In a typical week you will have up to 17 ‘contact’ hours of teaching. This generally breaks down as follows:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 9 hours of tutorials and seminars each week.
  • Large group teaching: 8 hours of lectures each week

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 20 hours of self-directed study each week, eg. Revising, using guided handouts, online activities etc.

This course focuses on logistics within a global context, drawing on case studies and experience across the world. For example, the ‘Global Logistics and Supply Chain’ module considers corporate international and global operations. Students are required to investigate and present logistics and supply chain operations including cultural and ethical issues of a global business of their choosing.

The majority of students are from overseas and international, EU and UK students take classes together, participating in discussion-based seminars and workshops, providing opportunities to share their cultures and different country experiences in group work projects.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Entry Requirements

This course may be suitable for students who have studied a wide range of engineering or business related subjects to an appropriate academic level.  Students will ideally be expected to have studied some logistics at an academic institution and/or have worked in the logistics sector.

This course may be suitable for students who have studied a wide range of engineering or business related subjects to an appropriate academic level.  Students will ideally be expected to have studied some logistics at an academic institution and/or have worked in the logistics sector. Students are also required to have good English Language Skills (IELTS 6.5 or higher).

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

This course may be suitable for students who have studied a wide range of engineering or business related subjects to an appropriate academic level.  Students will ideally be expected to have studied some logistics at an academic institution and/or have worked in the logistics sector. Students are also required to have good English Language Skills (IELTS 6.5 or higher).

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £14,104) (per year)


Career prospects

On successful completion of this course, we aim to have improved your required knowledge and skills necessary to secure a managerial role with a global manufacturer, retailer or logistics service provider. Alternatively, you may decide to progress to higher degrees and can benefit from automatic entry to a limited number of MSc related courses within Coventry University.

When you are ready to find permanent employment, you can also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement.

*Due to a delay in the UK Government's announcement of the Retail Price Index, the University is unable to set its fees for entrants in 2018 at this stage. Please note that we set fees for individual courses, and fees from previous years are no indication of fees for future years.