FdSc Logistics

Aston FdSc Logistics
I gained a greater understanding of the operational and managerial processes required by logistics companies."

Kay Stevenson
Royal Mail

Entry requirements

Applicants must be in paid employment and have skills equivalent to BTEC

Upon completion, further specialist study can be acquired through progression to the BSc Logistics and Operations Management programme, delivered on a blended distance learning basis.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute for Logistics & Transport (CILT)
Earn a living whilst you complete your studies
Benefit from close links to industry
Gain specialist knowledge required to further your career

This course will develop an understanding of operational and managerial processes involved. This includes procurement movement, storage, distribution and use of resources throughout the supply chain. You will develop the specific professional and academic skills required by logistic companies, and gain generic transferable skills which will enable you to make a valuable and long-term contribution to the industry.

Duration: 2 years

Location: Aston University

Attendance at all eight, 5-day teaching weeks is compulsory. Teaching takes place from Monday - Friday over a total of 8 weeks.

Year one runs from January to August (one teaching week per month). Exams are also arranged to take place during these attendance days. Year two will then commence in October/November 2018 (timetable tbc).

Typical offer level

Prior knowledge and skills equivalent to BTEC NC, NVQ or similar vocational awards

Specific requirements
Applicants should be in paid employment in which they can achieve the work based learning elements of the programme.

Start Date

Fees (per annum)
£6,600 (Home/EU) 2017/8

Subject guide & modules

Year 1

  • Introduction to Logistics (LT1F01)
  • Personal Development and Leading People (LT1F02)
  • Continuous Improvement within Logistics (LT1F03)
  • Warehousing (LT1F04)
  • Data Analysis (LT1F09)
  • IT Systems and Project Management (LT1F06)

Year 2

  • Operations Management (LT2F01)
  • Supply Chain Management (LT2F02)
  • Management Accounting (LT2F08)
  • Work-based Project (LT2F03)
  • Legal and Environmental Aspects (LT2F10)
  • Inventory (LT2F04)
  • Sourcing and Procurement (LT2F05)
  • Retail Logistics (LT2F06)
  • Transport Operations (LT2F07)
This programme is assessed by assignments, formal lectures, tutorial classes, work-based projects and examinations.
In order to support career progression and open up new opportunities at managerial level, the part time BSc Logistics and Operations Management course has been developed on a work based blended distance learning basis. Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree in Logistics have the opportunity to progress onto this programme.

Mr Constant Iannacci

Constant Iannacci is currently Programme Director of the Foundation Degree in Logistics and the BSc Logistics and Operations Management. He has been a member of the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport since 2001. He has research interests in International Shipping and International Trade.
If you would be interested in joining the programme in January 2018 please contact us on the details below with a copy of your CV. Applications will be accepted until the end of November 2017.

Aston Professional Education Centre
School of Engineering & Applied Science

Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET

Room: MB133
+44 (0)121 204 5333

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