Logistics and Supply Chain Management are at the core of all business and voluntary organisations.They enable goods and services to be provided at the right time, right place, and right cost, contributing to the competitive advantage of the organization. This dual degree programme leads to the award of an Aston University degree and a Muscat University degree.
Modules are designed to cover activities involved in planning, sourcing, making, and delivering products and services. You will develop the techniques used to optimize these processes to meet a range of strategic objectives such as minimum cost, maximum service, and shorter cycle times.
Activities are designed to be challenging, relevant, and stimulating and many involve commercial material brought to the classroom or the students themselves going on industrial visits. Our practically based programme continues to emphasize the development of analytical and problem-solving skills that have produced so many highly employable graduates to date.
The BSc in Logistics with Supply Chain Management aims to:
- Enable students to develop a detailed understanding and knowledge of logistics and its place in all types of industries.
- Produce graduates with a unique specialist insight into Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Applicants will typically need one of the following qualifications (or international equivalent (typically high school leaving certificate) recognized by Ministry of Education) for admission to the programme:
- If subjects include any technical or Science based subject eg Biology, Chemistry, Design Technology, Electronics, Engineering Science, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics: Minimum grades CCC, and where possible: a minimum of 2 GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-C to include GCSE Maths grade C, unless presented at A level.
- If subjects do not include any science or technical subject: Minimum grades BCC, and where possible: a minimum of 2 GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-C to include GCSE Maths grade C.
- If Higher level subjects include any technical or Science based subject eg Biology, Computer Science, Chemistry, Design Technology, Maths, Further Maths, and Physics, Sports, Exercise and Health Science: Minimum 28 points, with minimum scores of 5, 4, 4, at a Higher level, plus a minimum score of 5 in Maths at Standard Level, if not taken at Higher Level.
- If Higher level subjects do not include any technical or Science based subject: Minimum 29 points, with minimum scores of 5, 5, 4 at a Higher level, plus a minimum score of 5 in Maths at Standard level.
- Successful completion of the Muscat University Foundation Programme.
- A student who successfully completed the foundation year in any other educational institution can be admitted to the programme. Applicants must have taken a Mathematics module. The application will subject to evaluation by the university’s academics prior to the admission.
- A student who has completed at least one academic year in an academic institution without studying a foundation year such as the Australian Matriculation, Canadian Matriculation, or any other equivalent qualification can be admitted to the programme. Applicants must have taken a Mathematics module. The application will subject to evaluation by the university’s academics prior to the admission.
All applicants will be required to provide evidence of a recognized English language qualification, which include the following:
- GCSE English language: Minimum grade C
- IB English language: Minimum score of 5 in English at Standard level or 4 at Higher Level.
- Muscat University Foundation Programme (MUFP): Minimum score of 50% in the Academic Reading and Writing module, and Academic Listening and Speaking module or its equivalent modules in other institutions’ Foundation Year.
- IELTS: Minimum of 6.0 overall
- TOEFL: Minimum of 78 overall
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Study and Research Skills||Operations and Process Management||Professional Placement Year||Final Year Project|
|Building Professional Relationships||Air and Maritime Transport||-||Leadership and Human Resource Management in Supply Chains|
|Introduction to Supply Chain Management||Land Transport||-||International Trade Law|
|Transport and Engineering Economics||Quantitative Tools for Supply Chain Planning||-||Supply Chain and Procurement Strategy|
|Law for Engineers||Managing Engineering Projects||-||Strategic Management and Finance|
|Introduction to Business for Logistics||Service Marketing||-||Contemporary Issues in Supply Chains|
|Introductory Accounting for Business||Purchasing Principles for International Supply Chains||-||Supply Chain Planning|
|Facilities and Systems||-||-||-|
About the School
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