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Supply Chain Management

Postgraduate Major


Supply Chain Management Major (MCom)


Gain a strong grounding in global business operations.

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Accelerated learning

Learn how to expertly use new and existing technologies relevant to logistics and supply chain management.

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Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

In this course, you will study topics in transportation, physical distribution and warehousing. You will also examine material and inventory management, purchasing, manufacturing, location modelling, retailing and information system linkages for government and private industries on a national and global basis.

Your learning will be cemented through an individual research project which you will complete under the guidance of our experienced staff.

The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management is nested within this course.

Note: This major differs from the Master of Supply Chain Management, which is tailored towards graduates with supply chain management experience and is six months shorter in full-time duration. If you have this experience, consider applying for that course instead.

This major sits within the Master of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Formal procurement training will provide you with the expertise to be a successful purchasing and procurement specialist.
  • Curtin is the only Western Australian university to provide formal qualifications in procurement.
  • This is a new field of study with significant job opportunities as companies increasingly understand the substantial costs savings that are possible through application of appropriate procurement strategies and processes.

Career information


  • Commodities manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Supply chain planner 
  • Strategic sourcing manager


  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Planning and operations
  • Resources and renewables

What you'll learn

  • apply Logistics and Procurement Management principles and practices in a private or public sector environment to ensure effective and efficient operation
  • apply logistics and procurement management theory to develop supply chains and integrated relationships that provide strategic benefit to the aims of the organisation
  • conduct logistics and supply chain component analysis for a range of organisations to recommend optimal solutions that are implementable
  • effectively communicate logistics and procurement requirement in respect of both policy and procedure to all stakeholders both within and external to the organisation
  • manage the logistics and procurement activities through a range of organisational components and external partnerships to enterprise level that provide an appropriate procedural, functional, systems base to a range of organisations
  • understand and analyse the potential of new technologies and/or methodologies in relation to business practice and competitive advantage through application of logistic and procurement techniques
  • apply communication and collaboration technologies to support international operations within the organisational structure; understand the role of international organisations and perspectives within the supply chain
  • evaluate the impact of potential supply chains on stakeholders and manage implementation risks by analysing and providing appropriate resources
  • apply professional skills to ensure ethical practices in terms of client management, privacy and security both internal and external to the organisation; employ best practice techniques to operational management

Admission criteria

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Overall band score6.5
  • Pearson Test of English Academic:
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE):

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Master of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-SUCMM
  • Last updated on: January 20, 2022