Transportation Management

SCM30001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


150 credit points from a Bachelor Degree

Aims and objectives

Previous unit code: BUS30003 
This unit teaches students about the variety of available transportation options and their associated advantages and disadvantages, given transportation systems are the key to moving goods through the supply chain whether locally or globally. The planning and management of transportation needs of an organization, within an increasingly complex global environment, where unforeseen events can have major impacts on operations, profitability as well as business relationships will also be explored.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Develop and articulate a coherent and cost effective transportation plan for a business operation.
2 Articulate the reasoning behind transportation decisions giving a balanced justification for the basis of decisions.
3 Describe the business environment in which transportation decisions are made and analyse how changes in the environment require adaptation of transportation plans.
4 Work collaboratively in diverse teams.