Courses - Faculty of Business And Economics


Operations and Supply Chain Management

Stage II

OPSMGT 255
15 Points

Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management

An introduction to important decision areas in operations and supply chain management. Modelling and analytical skills will be developed and supporting techniques/tools will be introduced using spreadsheets. Common qualitative and quantitative aspects of supply chain management will be discussed.

Prerequisite: INFOSYS 110 and STATS 101 or 108

OPSMGT 258
15 Points

Business Process Design

Introduces the elements of business process management through mapping and design. Emphasis is on how organisations identify, design and improve essential business processes. Includes the use of software tools to model and analyse processes for continuous performance improvements.

Prerequisite: INFOSYS 110 and STATS 101 or 108

Stage III

OPSMGT 357
15 Points

Project Management

An introduction to the management of projects in organisations, with a particular emphasis placed on the interdisciplinary nature and broad application of projects. Topics covered include people management, organisational planning, and resource issues.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II

OPSMGT 370
15 Points

Operations and Supply Chain Strategy

Investigates and explores complex and dynamic issues associated with the design and execution of operations and processes. Promotes an applied, integrated, and systemic approach towards operations across supply chains.

Prerequisite: OPSMGT 255 or ENGGEN 303

OPSMGT 371
15 Points

Business Logistics

Focuses on coordinating logistics across supply chains. Topic coverage features modelling using spreadsheets and includes transportation, forecasting, and inventory control models suitable for use in a distribution and supply chain context.

Prerequisite: OPSMGT 255 or STATS 255 or ENGSCI 255

OPSMGT 372
15 Points

Quality Management

The principles for delivering quality products and services that have value for both external and internal customers, while reducing waste throughout the system.

Prerequisite: 15 points from INFOMGMT 192, STATS 101, 108 and 30 points at Stage II

OPSMGT 376
15 Points

Strategic Procurement

Strategic issues in procurement and supply management, covering analysis, planning, and management of supply activities. To enhance understanding of typical situations procurement managers are dealing with and the impact of their decisions on the overall performance of a supply chain the course uses a game-theoretic approach. Note: Students should be aware that several topics of the course make use of basic calculus concepts such as derivatives and maximisation problems.

Prerequisite: OPSMGT 255 or ENGGEN 303 and 30 points at Stage II

OPSMGT 384
15 Points

Special Topic

OPSMGT 385
15 Points

Special Topic

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

OPSMGT 732
15 Points

Readings in Operations Management

A comprehensive review of the research literature in a particular area of operations management. The particular area of research must be jointly agreed upon by the lecturer and student(s) and approved by the Head of Department.

OPSMGT 752
15 Points

Research Methods – Modelling

Mathematical modelling methods in operations management research. Includes simulation techniques, Markov decision models, optimisation methods, game theoretic formulations, and other modelling methods.

Prerequisite: INFOMGMT 290 or STATS 255, or equivalent

OPSMGT 757
15 Points

Project Management

Discusses tools and techniques for managing complex projects. Particular focus is given to balancing competing demands among scope, time, cost, and quality. Communication tools for facilitating relationships between the project team and customers are also discussed. Both qualitative and quantitative tools for risk assessment, mitigation, and management are covered.

OPSMGT 760
15 Points

Advanced Operations Systems

A core course in the postgraduate programme in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Provides a deeper understanding of managing internal and external supply chains. Importance of language processing in proactive improvement is emphasised.

OPSMGT 762
15 Points

Quality Management

An investigation of the key concepts and theories of total quality management and its links between systems theory and learning organisations.

Prerequisite: STATS 108 or 101 or equivalent

OPSMGT 766
15 Points

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Coordination

Focuses on issues fundamental to supply chain coordination. The impact of information asymmetry, limits of information sharing, incomplete contracts, and other selected topics typically covered in separate subjects such as Contract Theory, Industrial Organisation and Implementation Theory are studied in the supply chain management context. The course will be taught from a quantitative perspective.

OPSMGT 780
15 Points

Special Topic in Operations Management

OPSMGT 788
30 Points

Dissertation in Operations Management for BCom(Hons)

Restriction: OPSMGT 789

OPSMGT 791
60 Points

OPSMGT 791A
30 Points

OPSMGT 791B
30 Points

Dissertation

To complete this course students must enrol in OPSMGT 791 A and B, or OPSMGT 791

OPSMGT 794A
30 Points

OPSMGT 794B
60 Points

Thesis

To complete this course students must enrol in OPSMGT 794 A and B

OPSMGT 796A
60 Points

OPSMGT 796B
60 Points

Thesis in Operations Management for MCom

To complete this course students must enrol in OPSMGT 796 A and B

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