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    Advanced
    Diploma In Logistics
    16 Month Programme: 128 credits
    Fees Per Credit - 2018: R 280
    Module Fees Are Revised Annually

Advanced Diploma In Logistics

The purpose of the AdvDip (Logistics) is to provide both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of logistics management for prospective students who are currently middle managers, or aspire towards middle management, so that they can apply the principles of logistics management in their working environment.

To this end, the programme makes provision for the development of knowledge and applied competence related to procurement, logistics processes and practices, project management, logistics research, global supply management and quantitative techniques.


The inclusion of research methodology and a research project module, as well as a practical simulation module* in which students will be required to apply their acquired theoretical knowledge to current industry-related challenges, offers students the opportunity to balance theory, research and practical application in their learning experience.
*The practical simulation module will be a customised module with gamification elements, focusing on their skills to apply theory.


The Exit Level Outcomes of the AdvDip (Logistics) programme is aligned with Level Descriptors required on Level 7 of the NQF as students are required to apply theoretical knowledge to complex problems and to present such application as a well-structured argument using academic discourse. Each module in the AdvDip (Logistics) programme contributes in achieving Level 7 level descriptors as students are expected to demonstrate an ability to:

• Integrate knowledge of the central areas of one or more fields

• Identify, analyse, evaluate, critically reflect on and address complex problems

•  Manage processes in unfamiliar and variable contexts

•  Develop own ideas and express them using appropriate academic, professional or occupational discourse

Admission Requirements: 

An applicant must hold a relevant NQF level 6 qualification with Logistics as specialisation. Alternatively, an applicant must have completed the UJ bridging programme for entering the Advanced Diploma in Logistics.

Have a question? Email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za or phone 0800 980 364 (toll-free).

Reasons To Enrol In A UJ Online Programme



Our online programmes are carefully designed to make earning an accredited university qualification possible for students from all walks of life.

Students benefit from the rigour of a traditional programme, made accessible online.



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COMPULSORY MODULES - 128 CREDITS

This module guides students through the research process and presents sound research principles and methods. Students should develop competencies and practical skills in the range of decisions relating to the research process and be able to conceptualise and conduct a research project.
The module is intended to develop the student’s ability to acquire skills in planning and managing projects. The student will be able to apply the required techniques and methodologies of project management to successfully manage a project from start to finish.
The module is intended to develop the student’s ability to acquire skills which will enable him/her to analyse and implement decisions at the tactical and operational level in the logistics environment of a company or organisation. The module will provide students with critical information for improving processes in both manufacturing and services industries
The module is intended to develop the student’s ability to acquire skills which will enable him/her to practically analyse and implement decisions at the tactical and operational level in the logistics environment of a company or organisation.
The module is intended to develop the student’s ability to solve logistical problems through applying appropriate calculations. The module is concerned with the development, evaluation and implementation of logistics strategies in a complex business environment. The module content focuses on the logistics modeling of the individual links of the logistics process/system within a supply chain, which are necessary to develop a logistics plan for the enterprise.
This module will provide the student with knowledge and applied competence to analyse the functions of purchasing and its contribution to the company on a strategic level. The student will be able to apply principles of supply and demand in the procurement sector and analyse the relationships between purchasing and supply chain costs and the savings made through the profit-leverage effect.
This module is intended to develop the student’s ability to integrate transportation management/logistics theory in a practical application through a simulated distribution environment.
In this module, students complete a research project allowing them to conduct research on a specific research problem related to the logistics industry. They are required to source and/or collect and analyse data, interpret their findings, draw meaningful conclusions and offer recommendations pertaining to the related research problem
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