Logistics with Supply Chain Management BSc (Hons)

Course overview

Entry requirements

  • A level (2020 entry)
    BBB-BBC. A science or technical subject preferred but not essential.
  • BTEC
    Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma: DDM. For more, please see below.
  • International Baccalaureate
    28 points overall and above with 5,4, 4 in higher level subjects including a science or technical subject. 29 points overall and above with 5, 5, 4 in higher level subjects if no science or technical subject preferred.
  • GCSE
    Maths and English Grade C/4 and above
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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 (FCILT). 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

Opportunity to undertake a placement year

Course summary

The term supply chain management has come to refer to all efforts to manage the interconnected networks of companies responsible for product/service creation, procurement, manufacturing, assembly, and logistics of the flow of resources (physical, financial and information) between the point of origin and the point of consumption.

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.

Entry Requirements for 2020

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

UCAS Code: J9M9

Please note:

GCSE requirements: Maths Grade C/4 and English Grade C/4 and above. 

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation.

Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades of CCC if the application is of a high standard which includes a strong personal statement and academic reference. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated below.

More on Admissions Policy

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. For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage.

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day.

Typical offer level 

A levels 

BBB-BBC. A science or technical subject is preferred but not essential


Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma: DDM

National Diploma and Diploma: DD plus 1 A-level at minimum Grade B.

Foundation or 90 credits Diploma: DD plus 2 A-levels at minimum grade B

Extended Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma: D plus 2 A-level minimum Grade B

Certificate/ National Certificate Level 3: Not accepted

International Baccalaureate Diploma

A science or technical subject is preferred but not essential.

28 overall points with 5, 4, 4 in higher level subjects including a science or technical subject. 

29 points and above with 5, 5, 4 in higher level subjects if no science or technical subject studied.

Access to Higher Education

Access (science or technical subject preferred but not essential) with at least 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits at level 3.

Non-standard qualifications


Year 1 entry: We may consider applicants for year 1 entry who are undertaking a 1st year degree elsewhere. You must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.

Year 2 entry: Please note that second year transfers are not part of the standard admissions process and is up to the discretion of the admissions team and tutor. Applications are only considered if there is space on that year of the programme. Typically, applicants for second year entry must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. Alongside this you must have gained (or be expected to gain) 65% overall and 120 credits  on an equivalent programme at another recognised university. The equivalency of the programme is reviewed by the Admissions Tutor and you will be required to provide an official copy of the programme specification of this. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.

Year 3: We will not be able to consider any application for Year 3 


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.

Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees:
£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2020/21)                             
£16,700* for Outside EU students (2020/21)
Placement Year: £2,500 for International Students

*Tuition fees are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.

More on fees

Please click here for scholarship information

Course Outline

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 level 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. Our students get trained on relevant software tools and packages that help building their analytical and supply chain design skills.

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


Subject Guide & Modules

Year 1

  • Study and Research Skills 
  • Building Professional Relationships 
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management 
  • Transport and Engineering Economics 
  • Law for Engineers 
  • Introduction to Business for Logistics 
  • Introductory Accounting for Business 
  • Facilities and Systems 

Year 2

  • Operations and Process Management 
  • Air and Maritime Transport 
  • Land Transport 
  • Quantitative Tools for Supply Chain Planning 
  • Managing Engineering Projects 
  • Service Marketing 
  • Purchasing Principles for International Supply Chains 

Year 3 - Optional placement year

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

  • EAS (Engineering and Applied Science) Study Placement Year 
  • EAS Industrial Placement Year 
  • EAS Study/Work Placement Year 

Final Year

  • Final Year Project 
  • Leadership and Human Resource Management  
  • International Trade Law 
  • Supply Chain and Procurement Strategy 
  • Strategic Management and Finance 
  • Contemporary Issues in Supply Chains 
  • Supply Chain Planning 
Learning, Teaching & Assessment

You will benefit from a 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.

Placement year

At the end of the second year, you can choose to benefit from a paid twelve month professional placement. This optional sandwich year will be arranged with the help of a 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.

Personal Development

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.

Professional Accreditation

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. 


Industry Links

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:


Career Prospects

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.

Course Director

Dr Yasmine Sabri



Academic Teaching Partnerships

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

Contact Us

EAS Undergraduate Admissions Office

+44 (0)121 204 3400


How did the quality of teaching and student support enhance your time at Aston?

Aston’s teaching is tailored to the needs of industry, which sets you up well for a future career. There is also bountiful support available, so there is always someone on hand to help with any issues that may arise.

Daniel Walsh
Procurement Graduate, BT

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