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FdSc Logistics

The Foundation Degree in Logistics enables professionals working within the Logistics or Supply Chain sector, with no dedicated qualifications or non-traditional qualifications to gain a valuable University degree. The programme has been informed by dialogue with the business sector and is accredited by the CILT (Chartered Institute for Logistics & Transport). The programme lasts two years and requires part-time block attendance

Key benefits of this course

  • To provide students with the opportunities to achieve their professional and academic potential through appropriate learning experiences
  • To develop an understanding of operational and managerial processes involved with procurement, movement, storage, distribution and use of resources throughout the supply chain
  • To provide students with appropriately structured curricula combining professional experience and teaching in theoretical and knowledge based principles
  • To produce graduates with the specific professional and academic skills required by logistics companies
  • To produce graduates with the generic transferable skills which enable them to make a valuable and long term contribution to the industry
  • To produce capable graduates who are highly valued by employers and who have the opportunity to progress onto the BSc Logistics & Operations Management programme (by blended distance learning)

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

Royal Mail logistics students recently graduated from Aston with a Foundation Degree in Logistics.
To find out more about the course and what employers thought of the course click this link  

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
July

Fees (per annum)
£5,450 (Home/EU) 

Subject guide & modules

Year 1

  • Introduction to Logistics
  • Personal Development and Leading People
  • Continuous Improvement within Logistics
  • Warehousing
  • Legal and Environmental Aspects
  • IT Systems and Project Management

Year 2

  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Work-based Project
  • Inventory
  • Sourcing and Procurement
  • Retail Logistics
  • Transport Operations
This programme is assessed by assignments, formal lectures, tutorial classes, work-based projects and examinations.

For further information, see the programme specification (PDF).

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 are interested in applying for the programme for July 2015 please contact us on the details below.

Aston Professional Engineering Centre
School of Engineering & Applied Science

Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET

Room: MB133
Tel:
+44 (0)121 204 5333
Email:
fdeng_enquiries@aston.ac.uk

Graduate Profile

Graduate Profile

Kay Stevenson – Royal Mail
Graduate of FDSc Logistics
"I've been able to show my academic potential whilst working and gained a greater understanding of the operational and managerial processes required by logistics companies. The course lecturers were excellent and I would certainly recommend the course to any student who's looking to undertake work based learning to gain a valuable qualification."
Graduate Profile

Graduate Profile

Julian Morgan - Royal Mail
Graduate of FdSc Logistics
“I have found the course to be very interesting and worthwhile. It has been particularly insightful to explore the wider world of logistics, and to gain a real understanding of how the principles behind it work. Studying at Aston has been very enjoyable, and the facilities and tutors have both been excellent.”

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research