BSc Logistics with Supply Chain Management

Aston University Logistics with Supply Chain Management

I graduated with a First and was awarded the Jaguar Land Rover Prize for the best Logistics dissertation. I now work as a Quality Engineer at Raytheon UK.”

Serena Martin
BSc Logistics with Supply Chain Management

Entry requirements

BBB - BBC including a numerate or science based subject

The subjects covered in this degree will give you the necessary management skills and knowledge base for a career in supply chain management. Graduates from this programme find positions in companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Royal Mail, Fujitsu, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Procter & Gamble. 

This degree programme is also offered in Oman in partnership with Muscat University.

Our logistics programmes have historically been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and we fully expect this to continue.
Following professional experience after graduation, you will be eligible for Chartered Fellow Membership for CILT. Your placement year is fully recognised as professional experience
One of the very few engineering-based logistics degrees in the UK which combines technical knowledge with management and business studies
Integrated placement year

3 years full-time / 4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: J9M9

Please note:

GCSE requirements: Maths and English Grade C
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Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements  

Typical offer level 

29 overall points and above with 5, 5, 4 in HL subjects.
BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD
A subject related Access to Higher Education with 45 credits at Level 3 and at least 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Tuition fees:
£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2018/19)                             
£16,000 for Outside EU students (2018/19)
Placement Year: £2,500 for International Students

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Logistics is the management of the flow of resources (physical, financial and information) between the point of origin and the point of consumption.

Modules are designed to cover activities involved in planning, sourcing, making and delivering products and services. You will develop the techniques used to optimise 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 emphasise the development of analytical and problem-solving skills that has produced so many highly employable graduates to date.

You will benefit from a number of exciting industry field trips, with organisations such as Jaguar LandRover and the Port of Hull hosting our students in previous years.

Year 1

Study skills, Introduction to Logistics, Company and Contract Law, Principles of Economics, Literature Review Project, Transport Fundamentals, Facilities Design and Management, Air Transport Business Game, Principles of Financial Accounting and Introduction to Business Management.

Year 2
Inventory Control, Project Management, Maritime Transport, Database Management, Rail Transport, Operations and Process Management, Road Transport, Modelling Simulation and Optimisation (double module), International Logistics and Purchasing, Services Marketing, and Purchasing Principles and Process.

Placement year
On the optional 4 year sandwich degree you spend the third year in a professional placement which is usually paid, gaining valuable experience.

Final year
Final Year Project, Leadership and Human Resource Management, International Trade Law and Policy, Technology Applications in Supply Chains, Strategic Financial Management, Supply Chain Planning, Supply Chain and Procurement Strategy, Contemporary Issues in Supply Chains and Multi-modal Transport.

You will examine all aspects of logistics, covering the whole spectrum of the ‘supply chain’. You will achieve this through studying human resource management, financial management, systems analysis and information technology. Logistics is sometimes referred to as ‘the time-related positioning of resources’ since it is involved in each stage of a product’s or service’s life.

Year 1

  • Study and Research Skills (EC1SRS)
  • Building Professional Relationships (EAS1PR)
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management (LT1SCM)
  • Transport and Engineering Economics (LT1TEE)
  • Law for Engineers (LT1LFE)
  • Introduction to Business for Logistics (SE1IBL)
  • Introductory Accounting for Business (BF1120)
  • Facilities and Systems (LT1FAS)

Year 2

  • Operations and Process Management (LT2OPM)
  • Air and Maritime Transport (LT2AMT)
  • Land Transport (LT2LTR)
  • Quantitative Tools for Supply Chain Planning (LT2QTS)
  • Managing Engineering Projects (LT2MEP)
  • Service Marketing (LT2SEM)
  • Purchasing Principles for International Supply Chains (LT2PPI)

Year 3 - Optional placement year

See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year

  • EAS Study Placement Year (SEP001)
  • EAS Industrial Placement Year (SEP002)
  • EAS Study/Work Placement Year (SEP003)

Final Year

  • Final Year Project (EC310A)
  • Leadership and Human Resource Management in Supply Chains (LT3HSM)
  • International Trade Law and Policy (LT3315)
  • Supply Chain and Procurement Strategy (LT3SCP)
  • Strategic Management and Finance (LT3SMF)
  • Contemporary Issues in Supply Chains (LT3CSC)
  • Supply Chain Planning (LT3105)
You will benefit from a wide range of teaching and learning methods, including:
  • lectures, tutorials and project work
  • planning exercises, simulations, computer packages
  • company and site visits
  • assessment by a combination of continuous assessment, such as coursework and tests (around 25%) and end-of-year exams (around 75%).
Your final degree classification is determined by your performance in the second and final year.

At the end of the second year, you can choose to benefit from a paid twelve month professional placement. This Optional Sandwich Year in relevant employment will be arranged with the help of our placement tutor. We have excellent links with the logistics industry and can offer a wide range of opportunities spanning all aspects of the sector.  The placement year can be taken in the UK or abroad and some placement allowances are available.  In most cases placement students are offered graduate employment.

Our current and recent placement employers include companies in the UK and abroad such as: Toyota, TNT, Renault, Peugeot, Eddie Stobbart, Corus, DHL, TDG.  

Find out more about placement years at Aston.

Our Logistics degrees are designed to also give you a range of transferable and practical skills to succeed within your chosen career. We make extensive use of group working and presentations to prepare you for the reality of working life. Such work develops your team working and negotiating skills.

Our logistics programmes have historically been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and we fully expect this to continue. We anticipate that following professional experience after graduation you will be eligible for Chartered Fellow Membership (FCILT). Your placement year is fully recognized as professional experience.


Aston University has developed strong partnerships with industry. Whether they are project or research based, Aston's Engineering Systems and Management group offers programmes which are tailored to suit the industrial environment. This focus allows our students to build skills which are essential to industry, moulding them into highly employable industry ready graduates. These partnerships also further the knowledge of the working environment allowing lecturers to adapt their teaching methods to compliment the frequently changing industrial environment. 

Our graduates work with leading companies across all major business sectors including:

Industry Links

Our BSc in Logistics with Supply Chain Management has been operating successfully for two decades producing hundreds of graduates with excellent employment rates. Recent graduates have found positions in companies such as: Jaguar LandRover, DHL, Royal Mail, Debenhams, L'Oreal, Caterpillar, Bloomberg, Panasonic UK, Adidas-Salomon, Unilever, Virgin Atlantic Airways, BMW, Fujitsu, Hays Distribution, Omega Logistics, Rolls-Royce, Wincanton, Exel, Interbrew, GSK, Gist, TNT, Procter & Gamble and Atkins. 

Managing supplies has long been recognised as core to military activities and our logistics programme is one of only a few Universities available to DTUS students aspiring to join the Royal Logistics Corp.

Aston University is proud to be working in partnership with Muscat University to develop the next generation of leaders for Oman. 

To find out more visit the Muscat University website: BSc Logistics with Supply Chain Management

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