Global Logistics BSc (Hons) 2019/20 entry

Course code:

J960

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Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2019

 

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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.

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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

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.

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 £50m 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:<br> 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 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17



21,000

and counting

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


12

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

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 2019

£9,250 (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 2019

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2018 intake we're investing in a range of EU Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£15,600 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2018 intake we're investing in a wide range of Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising international students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

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, EEC 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 and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase for UK and EU Students is expected to be in line with inflation. For international students, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

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