Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain and Shipping Management (Level 7)

Programme highlights

Fast-track your way to a management job in the supply chain and shipping industry. 

If you already have experience, or a relevant qualification in the industry, this qualification is your stepping stone to better career options.

You will build on your existing skills and knowledge in logistics and commercial shipping and learn business analysis and management concepts such as risk and law.

Apply your skills in industry case studies. When you graduate you will be ready for management roles in the freight, logistics, forwarding and customs brokering industries.

Flexible study option

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,600 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code MN4547
Duration

34 weeks (full-time) or 68 weeks (part-time)

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 120
International Fees $22,400 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification Graduate Diploma

Study Logistics at MIT

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of an appropriate NZQF Level 6 or 7 programme, e.g. a business related degree; or
  • Successful completion of MIT Diploma in Supply Chain Management; plus relevant work experience; or
  • Successful completion of MIT Diploma in Shipping and Freight; plus relevant work experience; or
  • Evidence of at least three years' relevant work experience at a senior operational level or equivalent (prospective students may be asked to complete a research essay to show academic ability); or
  • Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean;
  • Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5) or equivalent.

Students must be able to show a positive attitude to learning and achievement, a high standard of personal discipline and effective communication skills. These will be assessed normally by way of an interview. Alternative means to assess these criteria will be adopted where an interview is not practicable, as in the case of international students.

Following an interview, the panel will decide whether the prospective student should be accepted or declined entry to the programme. Suitable letters will then be forwarded to the student. Applications from those accepted into the course will be retained.

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

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Career opportunities

  • Trade Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Business Analyst

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below eight courses (120 credits):

Level 6

944.626 Transport Marketing (15 credits)

This paper has a standard marketing approach but incorporates business communications and presentations. The focus is on the marketing requirements of logistics and transport companies in a global setting.

944.640 Network Systems (10 credits)

Use strategic management tools to manage supply chain variables, including:

  • Complexity of supply chain networks and Global dimensions of supply chains
  • Global trade and commerce and contributing factors for supply chain flows
  • Global markets and strategy
  • Materials management versus physical distribution
  • Nodes versus links
  • Logistics channels
  • The supply chain network design process and alternatives
  • Facility location analysis and customer fulfillment models.

Level 7

944.708 Logistics Practice (15 credits)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills that are required in the practice of logistics and supply chain management. To achieve this the course will examine and integrate the following topics by means of an extensive and detailed project.

  • Study the physical movement and storage of goods, including the effect of geography on the business of logistics in terms of:  product care, storage and warehousing, modal characteristics, and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Understand the commercial system that supports international trade – INCO terms, methods of payment; contracts of sale, contracts of carriage; commercial, transport and statutory documentation; supply chain costing. ICT in the supply chain.

944.709 Transport and Shipping Law (15 credits)

Gain an overview of the law and types of liability, including:

  • The strict liability rules in civil law and common law systems
  • Carrier liability in civil and common law systems (bailment, contract, statute and tort)

This will include developing your knowledge and understanding of the legal regimes and claims processes that encompasses the movement and storage of goods by an individual or combination of modes - Interpretation and application of the laws, codes, and conventions that deal with carriage of goods by land, sea and air.

944.710 Logistics Management (15 credits)

Study commonly used systems of inventory management and transport networks. Plus learn to make calculations for stock levels and ordering lead times. The supply chain parts and processes are also broken down and examined and the big picture of supply chain management factors and analysis is explored.

944.711 Industry Research (15 credits)

Propose your research plan and action any approved industry topic to explore the global logistics environment or local issues. Learn how to propose research topics and write without plagiarising by using a relevant business topic to reinforce you academic writing.

944.712 Trade Management in Shipping (15 credits)

Experience the process of planning and constructing a new business expansion, contextualised within the perspective of the shipping line trade management. This involves establishing commodity movements, seasonal trade statistics from NZ, operational cost calculation, setting revenue and modelling variables.

Level 8

944.800 Managing Risk and Resilience (20 credits)

The purpose of this course is to provide you with the required skills and knowledge to actively engage in managing risk, creating resilience and solving dilemma within the logistics and transport field, where the optimal course of action is contingent upon the internal and external situation.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the logistics calendar.

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Key information for students

Graduate Diploma in Suppy Chain and Shipping Management

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. For Graduate Diplomas entry is open to degree graduates. However, subject to the regulations of the award, those who have been able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind may be granted admission. Applicants must meet the following entry requirements: Successful completion of an appropriate NQF level 6 or 7 programme, e.g. a business related degree or Former students who have gained a Level 7 Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain or a Level 7 Graduate Certificate in Shipping may be granted entry to the Graduate Diploma Programme. Former students who have gained a Level 6 GraduateCertificate in Supply Chain or a Level 6 Graduate Certificate in Shipping may also be granted entry to the Graduate Diploma Programme, provided they are also able to demonstrate appropriate work experience. or Successful completion of New Zealand Diploma in Supply Chain Management; plus relevant work experience or Successful completion of New Zealand Diploma in International Freight Logistics; plus relevant work experience* or Evidence of at least 3 years' relevant work experience at a senior operational level or equivalent (prospective students may be asked to complete a research essay to show academic ability). And: International students are required to meet the minimum English language requirements for this level programme as detailed on the following NZQA webpages: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-relatedrules/ the-table/ And http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-relatedrules/ programme-approval-and-accreditation/8/18/ Students must be able to show a positive attitude to learning and achievement, a high standard of personal discipline and effective communication skills. These will be normally assessed by way of an interview. Alternative means to assess these criteria will be adopted where an interview is not practicable, as in
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 1 Year
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$6,599 $6,599
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$6,295 $6,295
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$12,894 $12,894
Compulsory student services fee
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Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 86%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $54,468
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $45,229 - $61,575
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 87%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 9%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. N/A
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.