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The Dual Degree Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The Dual Degree Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management2 Master degrees from UK and Switzerland

The Logistics industry is facing a serious shortage of senior specialists in the context of the global Logistics industry continuously growing at 5% or more a year despite the crisis (JOC, 2020).

The Dual Degree Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme is built to prepare the foundations and expertise of the logistics and supply chain management industry for those who want to become experts in the industry or become lecturers.

SIMI’s Dual Degree Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme is an accredited programme for each training process. Learners receive 2 Masters degrees from the UK’s Level Qualifications Framework and SIMI Swiss.

Upon graduation, fellows will contemporaneously receive 2 Master degrees:

  • The Master Degree belongs to the UK National Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF): OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from SIMI Switzerland.

The distinctions in accreditation and recognition:

The Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a dual degree programme, a collaboration between the national UK level training OTHM and the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI). Both organisations have achieved accreditations and recognition for the institution and programmatic.

  • SIMI is fully accredited by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, University and Colleges) at the highest Premier Institute level. The Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme is accredited by OTHM, a Level awarding organisation that is accredited by Ofqual.
  • OTHM is the UK’s Level Awarding Organisation, accredited and recognized by Ofqual UK.

The distinctions in learning method

The learner can provide flexible learning opportunities with various learning method:

  • Full time
  • Hybrid learning (Live class + the local tutor support in local workshop)

The distinctions in the student affairs system:

  • The Learning Management System
  • Institution Management System
  • Original E-book in each module
  • E-library
  • Internship support system (for full-time)

The distinctions in Degree: 2 independent Masters degrees:

  • Master Degree according to UK National Qualifications Framework: OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Master Degree from SIMI: Master of Sciences in Logistic and Supply Chain Management
  • Understand the strategy and role of the Logistics industry in the supply network. The program helps learners understand both the theory and the skills to operate a full spectrum of industry activities, including logistics chain management, multimodal transport, warehousing and packaging, and system formation and construction… In each subject, the program emphasizes 3 groups of knowledge:
  1. specialised management knowledge
  2. applicable modern technologies
  3. international laws governing and affecting the operation of the Logistics industry.
  • Equip learners with in-depth knowledge of planning and implementing supply chain components. Understand the interrelationship of logistics and supply chain processes, relevant information, and applicable technology.
  • Understand the process of negotiating with supply partners to optimise costs, time, and efficiency
  • Understand how to integrate logistics operations and supply chain management with the overall strategy of the business.
  • Develop a constructive mindset and organise a stable and sustainable business development. Know how to manage risk, reduce waste and plan strategies to prevent risks to occur.
  • Understand the method of in-depth business research in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Business Research Methods is not only a compulsory subject but also a tool to help managers research, self-study, improve, and develop projects for their own businesses now and in the future.

Programme-structure:

The Dual Degree Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme from SIMI Swiss consists of 6 mandatory modules for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Self-directed Study hours for the completed qualification. After completing the first stage, learners enter the second stage with a Dissertation/ Casptone Projects/ Work-based Project. A Dissertation/ Casptone Projects/ Work-based Project can be a research or a specialised development project (the projetc’s speciality determines the graduate major). Graduation Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project gaining 60 credits, 600 hours of research and 300 hours of documentary research.

Mandatory modules:

  • Logistics Management (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain Planning, Modelling and Analytics (20 credits)
  • Procurement and Supply Management (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain and Operations Strategy (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Operations Management (20 credits)
  • Business Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Thesis (30 credits)

After each module, learners will take an ending exam. The end-of-module exams are application-oriented essays to help students review knowledge, apply knowledge in the workplace, and improve the practical environment.

Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project (60 credits)

  • Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project
  • Defend Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project

Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project 

Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Project will be associated with solutions in the workplace. It can be a development plan, a project, or an operational improvement solution in Logistics, Transportation, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse industry … A project written in 7,000 – 8,000 words.

Entry requirements

To enrol the Dual Degree Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, the learner must possess:

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or achieved a Level 6 Diploma according to the European Qualifications
  • For a degree from non-recognized universities; The learner should have followed the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy of SIMI.
  • Learners must be over 21 years old.

SIMI reserves the highest decision-making power for admission whether to accept or not accept after a specific review of each candidate’s profile to ensure that they can comprehend and gain benefits when participating.

For the fake university or the diploma mills, SIMI shall not be accepted.

English requirements

If a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent

SIMI Switzerland has been accredited the “premier institution” status by the ASIC, and the programme is also accredited by Ofqual’s UK.

The programmes are strictly accredited by prestigious organisations; then, the graduated learner confidence participates in the labour market or/and easy learning connected to prestigious and equivalent educational systems.

  • For more information about SIMI Switzerland recognition and accreditation, please refer to Here
  • For more information on the programmatic recognition and accreditation and the value of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, please refer to Here

Upon completing the Dual Degree Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme, the learner will receive 2 Master degree:

  • Master Degree according to UK National Qualifications Framework: OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Master Degree from SIMI Swiss: Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a qualification in the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework, recognised not only by the UK government but also globally.

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management:

  • Level 7 according to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and Europe Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Sufficient training duration for Master qualification: 120 Credits
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Equivalence recognition of UK Level 7 Diploma with qualifications systems and levels of other education systems in the world:

Level Regulation framework Equivalent Degrees
7 Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) level 7 diploma
level 7 NVQ
postgraduate diploma
11 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
SVQ 5
Master Degree Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) integrated Master's Degree, for example, Master of Engineering (MEng)
Master's Degree, for example, Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc)
7 European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
9 Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Masters Degrees
9 African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
7 ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma

Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Degree from SIMI Swiss

In addition to the UK Level 7 Diploma, after graduating from the programme, learners also receive a Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from SIMI Swiss with full accreditation at the organisation and programme level.

After completing the Dual Degree Master of Sciences in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme, learners can continue to study to Level 8 (Doctor) or transfer to other education systems. The following table shows the development pathways after completing the programme:

LevelQualification frameworkEquivalent Degrees
8Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF)Level 8 diploma
12Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)Doctoral Degrees
Professional Development Awards
Doctoral DegreeFramework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)Doctorate, for example, doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
8European Qualifications Framework (EQF)Doctorate, for example, doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
Level 8 Diploma
10Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)Doctoral Degree
10African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF)Doctoral Degree
8ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)Doctoral Degree
Level 8 Diploma
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