- 8 Semesters (Full-Time)
Programme Entry Requirements
Applicants need to be competent at English and Maths. They can demonstrate this by:
- Passing the required level on the Bahrain Polytechnic Entry test, or
- Passing the Certificate in Academic Preparation
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 (BILM) 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 (BILM) 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 develop 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 (BILM), students must achieve 480 credits meeting specified requirements. Students may also study the required courses to receive the following embedded internationally recognised qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT):
- CILT International Certificate in Logistics and Transport.
- CILT International Diploma in Logistics and Transport.
- Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
The School has had a longstanding partnership with CILT since its inception culminating in the full accreditation of the Bachelor of International Logistics Management (BILM) giving the degree full international accreditation and recognition. This not only serves to ensure the quality of the programme but also provides students with numerous pathways for post-graduate studies at various universities and institutes around the world including the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Managing in the Transport & Logistics Environment||International Transport Law||Urban Public Transport||Transport Energy|
|Freight & Warehouse Operations||Maritime Shipping Systems & Practices||Logistics Operations Management||Transport Communication|
|Introduction to Supply Chain Operations & Procurement||Passenger Transport Management||Research Methodologies for Transport & Logistics||Industry Based Project (60 credits)|
|International Transport Geography||Inventory & Warehouse Management||Aviation Security|
|Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Logistics||International Transport Organisations|
|Introduction to Information Systems||International Air Cargo|
The final year Industry Based Project enables students to apply the knowledge and skills in the Bachelor of International Logistics Management (BILM) to complete a successful industry project in an approved transport and logistics environment. Students gain exposure to transport and logistics work practices and reflect critically on the professional and personal skills in the workplace. The project may cover a broad range of topics to reflect diversity across the transport and logistics sectors and will see students placed in various organisations, contexts or settings ranging from public to private sector organisations. Students must apply what they know in a real-time, real-world problem solving capacity resulting in practical and achievable recommendations based on the student’s own research.