Operations and Logistics

Logistics is the flow of goods, information and money through an organization. This option prepares you for a logistics career in manufacturing, distribution and government sectors.

Effective September 2015, the Transportation and Logistics (TLOG) option will be renamed to Operations and Logistics (OPLOG). Option course requirements will also be modified. Students currently in the TLOG option will complete their requirements following existing TLOG course requirements. Students entering the OPLOG option will follow the new option course requirements as listed below.

Am I the right fit for this option?

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this career track. Ideally you’ll be efficient in project management with sharp negotiation skills and an entrepreneurial outlook. It also helps to be proficient in a second language.

You’ll receive training in transport economics and management, government investment and regulatory programs affecting transportation and utilities, and business logistics. We recommend that you use electives to gain complimentary knowledge in related fields such as marketing, finance, and quantitative methods.

Operations and Logistics option course requirements

(starting the option in 2015W or later)

Year 3
COMM 2041Logistics and Operations Management
1 If do not complete COMM 204 in Year 2, you can still start the Operations and Logistics option in Year 3 by taking COMM 204 (formerly COMM 399) in Year 3 Term 1, followed by COMM 443 and COMM 449 in Term 2.  
Year 3
COMM 4432Service Operations
COMM 449Supply-Chain Management
2 COMM 443 will not be offered until the 2016 Winter Session. Students who start the Operations and Logistics option in 2015W will be required to complete two of COMM 415, COMM 444, and COMM 449 to meet Year 3 option promotion requirements. All three courses will be offered in Term 2 to allow students to complete prerequisite COMM 204 (formerly COMM 399) in Term 1. These students will take COMM 443 in Year 4.
Year 4
Six credits from the following courses:
COMM 414Data Visualization and Business Analytics
COMM 415Quantitative Policy Analysis
COMM 444Air Transportation
COMM 4453
Maritime and International Transportation
COMM 446Transportation Economics (not offered in 2017W)
COMM 447Applied Project Management
COMM 448Business Logistics and Logistic Services Management (not offered in 2017W)
3 Prior to 2015W, COMM 445 was titled Shipping and International Logistics.

Transportation and Logistics option course requirements

(starting the option in 2014W or earlier)

Year 3
COMM 3491Logistics Services Management
COMM 3942Government and Business
COMM 3991Logistics and Operations Management
1 You must complete both COMM 349 and COMM 399, in addition to all other promotion requirements, to be eligible for promotion to Year 4.
2 While COMM 394 is not an option-specific course requirement, it is recommended that you register for a section with content focused on logistics and operations (please check course schedule for noted sections). 
Year 4
COMM 441Advanced Business Logistics
COMM 449Supply-Chain Management
And three credits from the following courses:
COMM 415Quantitative Policy Analysis
COMM 442E-Business and Supply Chain Management
COMM 444Air Transportation
COMM 4453
Maritime and International Transportation
COMM 447Applied Project Management
3 Prior to 2015W, COMM 445 was titled Shipping and International Logistics.
Other Transportation and Logistics courses
COMM 446Transportation Economics

Blanket Waiver Program with the American Society of Transportation and Logistics

As a TLOG or OPLOG student, you qualify for the blanket waiver program of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL). This program permits UBC TLOG and OPLOG graduates to be waived from all course requirements for CTL Certification. Application must be made within six months of graduation.

Joint Program with the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation

Under a joint program agreement, TLOG and OPLOG students are permitted to get exemptions for membership in the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT). If you choose to take the CITT online Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes courses during 3rd and 4th year, you will be eligible to become a member of the CITT upon graduation. The CITT courses run 3 semesters and have year-round registration for courses. UBC students are able to gain the credits needed to apply for their CCLP® designation and this is encouraged to be as soon as possible.

Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council National Accreditation Program

The TLOG and OPLOG programs are recognized and accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. Their National Accreditation Program (NAP) recognizes supply chain educational offerings that meet the Council’s accreditation standard, based on national and international best practices and include requirements for course/program needs assessment, design, development, delivery, and student evaluation.

Careers in Operations and Logistics

Logistics is the flow of goods, information and money throughout an organization. This option is designed to prepare you for careers with operational and logistics functions in manufacturing, distribution firms and government departments at all levels. Great communication and negotiation skills go far in this field.


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