Logistics and Operations Management BSc

Course overview

Entry requirements

  • Entry requirements
    An Aston Foundation degree in Logistics or equivalent qualification. As this is a work-based learning programme you must also be working in a relevant field.
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Key dates

  • Key dates

Earn a living whilst you complete your studies

Benefit from close links to industry

Opportunity to progress onto a full time MSc course at Aston

Gain specialist knowledge required to further your career

Course summary

Upon completion of this programme, students could be considered for our MSc Professional Engineering (taught via distance learning), MSc Engineering Leadership and Management, or MSc Supply Chain Leadership and Management courses (both taught part-time). Alternatively applicants could apply for one of our full time MSc courses.

Course Outline & Key Facts

The BSc Logistics & Operations Management course is a progression pathway with a 120 credits weighting and is designed to give a route from foundation degrees to a BSc. It is offered to those who hold 240 credits from an Aston Foundation Degree in Logistics or equivalent.

The course has six modules in addition to the final year research project and is delivered over two years part-time.  Modules are worth 10 and 20 credits with the research project worth 30 credits. 

2 years work based blended distance learning. Part-time (only 2 weeks of on campus teaching per year, plus exams)

Location of course:Distance Learning incorporates work-based learning.  There will be a requirement to attend Aston University for an induction & teaching/tutorials for 1 week in October, 1 teaching/tutorials week in February, and to sit examinations in May.

Entry Requirements and Fees

Entry requirement:
An Aston Foundation degree in Logistics or equivalent qualification. As this is a work-based learning programme you must also be working in a relevant field.

Tuition fees (In total):
£9,250 (2019/20) (Home/EU) paid either in full or by installments £16,350 (2019/20) (Outside/EU)

Subject Guide & Modules

These modules are examples only and subject to change, please check back for next year’s modules soon.

The modules are:

Year 1: 

  • Multimodal Transport Management(20 credits)
  • Inventory Management  (10 credits)
  • Sustainability in Logistics Activities (10 credits)
  • Lean, Agile and Competitiveness (20 credits)

Year 2:

  • Leadership and Human Resources Management  (10 credits)
  • Financing the Supply Chain (20 credits)
  • Work-based Project (30 credits)
Learning, Teaching & Assessment

Learning & teaching

Learning and teaching is undertaken through Blended Distance Learning using a Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard) using the following:Sets of lecture notes & Books’ chapters

  • To convey essential knowledge
  • To provide guidance to students on effective use of learning materials

Case Studies

  • To make connections with real life scenarios
  • To share experiences and link study with organisations
  • Forums and related activities/discussions
  • To explore issues, share ideas and develop understanding


  • Examination (Including on-line assessment  where applicable)
  • Written assignments
  • Presentations: to assess ability to marshal information and present a rational argument
  • Project work to assess analytical and research skills
  • Graduates in logistics to address skill shortage
  • Career Progression along the employment ladder
  • Open new opportunities at managerial level

Upon completion of this programme students have the opportunity to progress onto the full time MSc Supply Chain Management course. There is also now the MSc Engineering, Leadership & Management programme available.

Personal Development
  • To introduce students to the principles of the research process and their relevance to modern methods of management.
  • Ability to perform skilfully and professionally in the workplace
  • Maintain professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
  • To create an awareness of self-development as a component of education and to develop the skills and attributes of lifelong learning.
Course Director

Mr Constant Iannacci

Constant Iannacci is currently Programme Director of the Foundation Degree Logistics and BSc Logistics & Operations Management.  He has been a member of the Charted Institute for Logistics and Transport since 2001.  He has research interests in International Shipping and International Trade

How to Apply

Please email a copy of your CV to eas_apec@aston.ac.uk.

One intake per year, in October.

Contact us

Aston Professional Education Centre 

School of Engineering & Applied Science
Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

Room: MB133
+44 (0)121 204 5333

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