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Master of Science: Logistics MSC LOG Degree

Note : This program has been revised from Spring 2016.  Click here to know more about the new Master of Science in Logistics program.

The Master of Science in Logistics (MSc Log) program is for graduates who want to understand the theoretical and practical aspects of logistics and supply chain management, to enhance business efficiency and advance their own skills development. The program will provide you with the tools to successfully implement supply chain systems to manage the flow of materials and information within and between organisations.

At UOWD, the MSL program is designed to develop your ability to analyse an organisation's supply chain operations, its strengths, weaknesses, structure and performance and to institutionalise logistics systems that maximise competitive advantage in terms of cost optimisation and customer satisfaction. It will help you to understand the implementation of technology for supply chain issues and develop techniques for logistics related decision-making. The program allows you to undertake a specialisation in either operations or supply chain management from grouped electives. 

Industry Endorsement

UOWD’s MSL program is endorsed by the professional network representing businesses and practitioners in the sector, the Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG) Middle East. The program has also won the SCATA (Supply Chain and Transport Award) for the best supply chain and Logistics academic program in the UAE.

Career Opportunities

Industrial application is at the heart of UOWD’s MSc in Logistics. The program was developed in the context of Dubai’s plans to establish an integrated multi-modal logistics hub aligned to the Dubai Logistics City (DLC) developments. The University has developed a Memorandum of Understanding with Maersk Logistics, which demonstrates its strong professional links.

Students and graduates of the MSc Log typically work in roles such as:

  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Area Logistics Managers
  • Store Managers
  • Dispatch Supervisors
  • Division Demand Managers
  • Inventory Planning Managers /Auditors
  • Division Warehouse Managers
  • Route Planning Managers
  • Purchase/ Procurement Managers
  • Inventory Control Coordinators
  • Stock Control Officers
  • Customs Managers
  • Import/ Freight Coordinators
  • Transportation Supervisors.

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors. It is also endorsed by the Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG) in the Middle East.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion.


You are required to complete 12 subjects in total. Students typically complete two subjects in a semester which consists of 13 teaching weeks. Each subject requires one evening of attendance per week for 13 weeks. Classes are held 6-9pm, Sunday – Thursday. At this rate, students are able to complete the degree program in six semesters.

The following 10 subjects form the core subjects within the MSc Log program:


TBS 908 Supply Chain and Operations Management
TBS 912 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
TSB 918 Strategic Supply Change Management
TBS 928 Logistics Systems
TBS 933 Procurement and Inventory Management
TBS 901 Accounting for Manager
TBS 935 Project Management
TBS 950 Quality Management
TBS 922 Management Project
TBS 903 Managing People in Organisations


In addition, you will undertake two elective subjects from the following list:


TBS 934 Logistics Information Systems 
TBS 927 Process and Change Management 
TBS 904 Marketing Management 
TBS 953 Management of Service Quality


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