Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce in Transport and Logistics

Qualification stream: (Extended Program)
Qualification code: 98313 - FTL
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 5563
APS/AS: 20
It is strongly recommended that students should complete all foundation modules before commencing with the second year. Students will be allowed to continue with the 2nd year after successful completing three foundation modules and while registered for the remaining foundation modules. Students will not be allowed to progress beyond the 2nd year without having completed all foundation modules.* Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifiers with graduate-level knowledge, specific skills, applied competence and the necessary attitudes in the fields associated with commerce and industry that prepare them to be lifelong learners, employable workers/entrepreneurs and contributors to society and the business community. The second purpose of the qualification is to provide South Africa (and other countries) with functional managers at the middle management level in all sectors of the economy. A further purpose of the qualification is to provide graduates with a self-sustaining understanding of the process whereby productive resources are mobilised and utilized with a view to being gainfully employed in serving the material needs of society in a globalised world.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CLA1501 - Commercial Law IA
DSC1520 - Quantitative Modelling I
DSC1630 - Introductory Financial Mathematics
ECS1501 - Economics IA
ECS1601 - Economics IB Pre-requisite:ECS1501 or ECS1016
FAC1502 - Financial Accounting Principles, Concepts and Procedures
FAC1601 - Financial Accounting and Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
MNB1501 - Business Management IA
MNB1601 - Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB1501 or MNB101D (except for qualification code 90017)
STA1510 - Basic Statistics

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
FAC2601 - Financial Accounting for Companies Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601 (except for qualification code 90017)
MNG2601 - General Management
MNO2601 - Production and Operations Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNP2601 - Purchasing Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601 (Not applicable to 98683)
RSK2601 - Enterprise Risk Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601 or MNB102E
TRL2601 - Transport Management I Pre-requisite:MNB1601 or MNB102E
TRL2602 - Transport Economics Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
TRL2603 - Transport Theory Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
TRL2604 - Integrated Logistics Pre-requisite:MNB1601 or MNB102E
Group B. Choose 1 from the following
ECS2601 - Microeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1501 (ECS1016)
FIN2601 - Financial Management Pre-requisite:FAC1601, MNB1601 & ECS1601
MNM2602 - Essentials of Marketing

Fourth level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 or MNG2016 (Not applicable to BTCOR, BTPLC, BTEXP, BTMAN, BTSMN, BTTOU & BTAGM & 98235)
TRL3701 - Transport Management II Pre-requisite:TRL2601 or TRL201X
TRL3702 - Transport Planning and Investment Pre-requisite:TRL2602 or TRL202Y
TRL3703 - Air Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601 & TRL2602 or TRT2601
TRL3704 - Sea Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601 or TRL201X
TRL3705 - Rail Transport and Pipelines Pre-requisite:TRL2601 or TRL201X
TRL3706 - Road Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601 or TRL201X
TRL3707 - Logistics Activities Pre-requisite:TRL2604 or TRL2044
TRL3708 - Logistics Systems Pre-requisite:TRL2604 or TRL2044
TRL3709 - Logistics Strategy Pre-requisite:TRL2604 or TRL2044