The Master of Science in Logistics (MSc Log) program combines the practical and theoretical aspects of logistics and supply chain management to assist practitioners in the field to increase business efficiency and advance their own professional skills.
The ability to develop and institutionalise supply chain and logistics systems is vital to maximising an organisation’s competitive advantage in terms of cost optimisation and customer satisfaction. If you are a professional working within the supply chain and logistics sector, the Master of Science in Logistics will help you to understand the operational and strategic aspects of managing the flow of materials and information and apply the tools that will enhance the success and profitability of your organisation.
The Master of Science in Logistics (MSc Log) will develop your ability to analyse an organisation’s supply chain operations, its strengths, weaknesses, structure and performance and to undertake the design of supply chain systems. The program will help you apply quantitative techniques for logistics and transportation related decision-making and to understand the impact of information technologies on logistics and supply chain issues. It will also allow you to undertake a specialisation in either operations or supply chain management from group elective courses.
A key component of the MSL program is the practical development of key skills in a real-world environment. This includes interaction with industry through guest lectures, site visits and a business-focussed management project that will help you to critically analyse challenging scenarios relevant to your area of professional practice.
UOWD’s MSL program is endorsed by the professional network representing businesses and practitioners in the sector, the Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG) Middle East. The program has also won the SCATA (Supply Chain and Transport Award) for the best supply chain and Logistics academic program in the UAE.
Industrial application is at the heart of UOWD’s MSc in Logistics. The program was developed in the context of Dubai’s plans to establish an integrated multi-modal logistics hub aligned to the Dubai Logistics City (DLC) developments. The University has developed a Memorandum of Understanding with Maersk Logistics, which demonstrates its strong professional links.
Students and graduates of the MSc Log typically work in roles such as:
- Supply Chain Managers
- Area Logistics Managers
- Store Managers
- Dispatch Supervisors
- Division Demand Managers
- Inventory Planning Managers /Auditors
- Division Warehouse Managers
- Route Planning Managers
- Purchase/ Procurement Managers
- Inventory Control Coordinators
- Stock Control Officers
- Customs Managers
- Import/ Freight Coordinators
- Transportation Supervisors.
Accreditation and Recognition
This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors. It is also endorsed by the Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG) in the Middle East.
In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion.