Transportation and Freight Logistics

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Transportation and Freight Logistics

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Management, Supply Chain Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course Description

    Freight transportation plays a critical role in any supply chain as it fulfils time and place utility of goods i.e. delivers products and services to where and when they are required. Significant global changes (globalization, civil and social unrests, climatic changes etc.) have made major impacts on the logistics environment thus making proper management of this function a necessity. 

    This course will look into the important issues in domestic and global transportation which include freight transportation planning and operations, transportation infrastructure and regulations, selection of freight transportation carriers and third party suppliers, freight transportation costing, freight transportation strategies, and information technology in freight transportation.

     

    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    • Implement appropriate principles for logistic operations, both locally and for international transport logistics.
    • Develop and implement domestic and international freight transportation strategies to facilitate effective supply chain operations.
    • Review and evaluate various freight transportation and freight logistics solutions using appropriate assessment methods to rationalize both domestic and international freight transportation and logistics networks.
    • Develop and apply appropriate leadership and organising abilities in leveraging resources.
    • Communicate and work with others effectively to resolve problems in freight transportation and supply chain management.

     

    Overview of Learning Activities

    In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; debating selected topics; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects. You are encouraged to keep abreast with the industry developments by reading updated articles from freight transportation and logistics publications and relevant websites. While you are expected to spend at least 1-2 hours of self-directed learning for every 1 hour of teacher guided contact or equivalent, it is possible that you will spend up to 78 hours (6 hours per week) on self-directed learning.

     

    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT StudiesBlackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 

    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

    Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

     

    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    Assessment Task 1: 20%
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

    Assessment Task 2: 30%
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Final Examination: 50%
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.