The programme aims to produce professionals who are well equipped to analyse and solve problems in the Transportation and Logistics industry. Increasingly the Transportation and Logistics sector has made its mark upon all industries, and stands out as one aspect of industry that contributes innovative strategies that places an organization at its competitive edge in the role of globalization. The creation of the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) in 1992 during the ASEAN Summit in Singapore has lead senior management to see the strategic role of Transportation and Logistics’ function as a competitive tool in distributing their products. A resultant significant reduction in the proportion of total cost of goods sold is made possible through fundamentally re-engineering logistics processes. Proper logistical procedures can lead a company to reduce cost and achieve efficiency by receiving greater responsiveness and reliability from suppliers. Reduced lead time; just-in- time delivery and value added services are ways of gaining market share and increasing profitability. Anyone who pursues this highly specialized and sought after field in Malaysia and throughout the any part of the globe is sure to reap a bright future.
The MUST academic programme equips students and offers them an opportunity to venture into the fast- growing and dynamic field of Transportation and Logistics. Students will be exposed to an array of courses which will equip them with multiple skills to handle the increasingly complex and multidisciplinary nature of transportation and logistics issues. Once in the programme, students can expect to prepare themselves to undergo rigorous training to acquire technical skills in computing, systems design, statistical modelling, economic and project evaluation in order to comprehend the problems of designing, managing and operating complicated Transportation and Logistics systems. Relevant undergraduate subjects include operations research, various types of transportation mode management, supply chain strategies and cases, transportation information technology, mathematics, transportation economics, and management. Furthermore enrolled students are required to undergo a period of industrial placement in manufacturing or logistics services industries which prepares students to perform their final year project and enhance their future employability.