Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces you to practical operational issues in International Trade Logistics. The focus is on problem solving and appreciation of contemporary issues in International Trade Logistics. Case reports and analyses are used to provide integrative understanding of international logistics operations and process designs. Understanding contemporary issues and challenges to international trade logistics is an important emphasis of the course. Group work is employed to enhance knowledge and skills in analysis, problem solving, and team work.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2021

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Comprehend international trade logistics operations and process designs.

2. Apply knowledge to analyse and solve problems in international trade logistics.

3. Identify and evaluate contemporary issues in international trade logistics.

4. Work effectively autonomously or collaboratively.


The topics in this course include the following:

  1. Overview of Introduction to International Logistics Management.
  2. Foundations of Supply Chain Management.
  3. International Transport Management and Inter-modal Transport.
  4. Export Management: Processes, Documentation, Tariffs, and Customs.
  5. Procurement Processes
  6. International Services Management
  7. Contemporary Challenges in International Trade Logistics.


If you have successfully completed IBUS3003, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge for this course is IBUS1000

Assessment items

Quiz: Individual Online Quiz

Written Assignment: Group Case Study Analysis

Report: Individual Report

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct and PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.