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Our BSc Logistics with Purchasing Management course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. It will prepare you for a career in purchasing or supply chain management, with its emphasis on the selection, engagement, and development and performance measurement of suppliers. Purchasing has an overwhelming impact on the bottom line of any organization. It generally accounts for over half of an organisations spend and has a direct impact on the two forces that drive the bottom line: sales and costs. In a world-class organisation therefore it is essential that purchasing becomes a core competency of the firm, finding and developing suppliers and bringing in highly valued expertise. The course includes a thorough grounding in all the key subjects one would expect in a logistics or operations management degree. In addition specialist modules cover the strategic, operation and practical techniques used to select, develop, contractually engage and monitor suppliers. The application of technology, management of supply risk, methods of costing and acquisition, importance of corporate social responsibility and many more important topics are studied within the context of maximising supply chain functionality, performance and ultimately value. We foster strong partnerships with industry, our Engineering Systems and Management group offers programmes which are tailored to suit the industrial environment. This focus allows our graduates to build skills which are essential to industry, moulding them into highly employable industry ready graduates. Key course benefits:
- Engineering at Aston is ranked 7th in the UK for Student Experience in the 2017 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide
- 94.2% of students were satisfied with the Teaching of their course in the 2017 Nation Student Survey
- Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects.
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How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BBB - BBC||a Science or Technical subject is preferred but not essential.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||For other BTEC combinations please view the Aston web pages.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits||Access at level 3 in science or technical subject preferred but not essential.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points||with minimum 5, 5, 4 in Higher Level subjects if no Science or Technical subject studied. or 28 overall points with 5, 4, 4 in Higher Level subjects including a science or technical subject.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Mathematics Grade C/4 and English Language Grade C/4|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|