Introduction and Programme Aims
The transport and logistics industry is one of the sectors seen as critical to Bahrain’s 2030 Economic Vision. This includes the different modes which, when joined together, are referred to as the global supply chain and are made of separate, yet interconnecting, industries. These industries include maritime, ports, aviation, road, rail, warehousing and logistics.
The Bachelor of International Logistics Management seeks to:
- Prepare students for leadership positions in a sector facing enormous challenges and opportunities.
- Provide students with the skills to manage change associated with the way transport systems and networks adapt to external circumstances.
- Develop students’ ability to think critically and analyse opportunities arising from the adaptation and development of various transport modes and how to plan global supply chains and manage transport networks effectively.
- Raise awareness of growing environmental concerns in global and local transport, including energy supply, alternative fuels, and carbon emissions.
Students can choose to develop their understanding of one of four sectors that are viewed as critical to the future of the logistics industry in Bahrain. The sections are Maritime Logistics, Aviation Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Transport Security.
Graduates with a Bachelor of International Logistics Management will be able to:
- Problem solve logistics issues.
- Explain how land/sea/air transport networks work.
- Use analysis and critical thinking to develop solutions to transport and logistics problems.
- Understand how ports work in the global industry.
- Analyse critical issues of energy and transport.
- Apply principles of urban and regional transport planning in Bahrain.
- Analyse the environmental effects of the industry and seek solutions to the problems.
Upon graduation students can apply for positions in middle management and other roles as transport and logistics professionals, transport and environmental policy analysts, planning professionals and consultants, and leadership positions with transport service providers.
Students can seek careers in:
- Ports and Maritime Management.
- Aviation and Air Freight Management.
- Road and Rail Operations Management.
- Warehousing and Inventory Management.
- Supply Chain Management.
- Government Policy Development.
- Law Enforcement and Defence.
- Passenger Transport & People Movement Management.
- International Logistics Organisations.
- Urban Logistics and Traffic Flow Management.
Teaching will focus on a student-centred approach and developing learner autonomy. Level 7 and 8 courses are specifically aimed at developing the skills that a future manager in the sector requires. There is also a purposeful move toward more independent learning and research so the student develops advanced managerial skills. Students will be expected to think critically around problems, seek solutions and communicate in an industry specific way.
To be awarded a Bachelor of International Logistics Management, students must achieve 480 credits meeting specified requirements. Students may also study the required courses to receive the following embedded qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport International:
- CILT Certificate in Logistics and Transport.
- CILT Professional Diploma in Logistics and Transport.
Students may also exit with a Diploma in Logistics and Transport upon achieving 240 credits which meet the specified requirements.
- Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK).
- Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport International (CILTi)
- The Bachelor of International Logistics Management includes embedded qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
The more advanced courses focus increasingly on industry placement. The intention is to give students an industry understanding prior to graduation as well as providing them an opportunity to develop their own industry networks.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Managing in the Transport & Logistics Environment||International Organisations for Transport & Communication||Urban Public Transport||Transport & Energy|
|Freight & Warehouse Operations||Passenger Transport Management||Research Methodologies||Transport Communications|
|International Transport Geography||Managing Operations & Resources||Inventory & Warehouse Management||Industry Based Project (60 credits)|
|Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Relief||Maritime Shipping Systems & Practices||Economics & Finance|
|Introduction to Supply Chains & Procurement||International Air Cargo||Aviation Security|
|Introduction to Information Systems||International Transport Law|
|Introduction to Accounting|