Master of Engineering in Logistics


Course name Master of Engineering in Logistics
Institution Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location USA, Massachusetts
Language English


Course objective

Produce professionals that are experts at both engineering the supply chain and managing the people and processes surrounding it through enhancement of quantitative skills and analytic tools in logistics analysis and decision making, the role of Information Technology in logistics and supply chain management, the global dimensions and opportunities of world-wide logistics operations, and the strategic roles of logistics and supply chain management in corporate planning.

Sector Private
General course topics Variety/range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics

Required Courses- Logistics Systems: demand forecasting and planning, procurement, inventory theory, transportation planning, and flexible contracting, Case Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: logistics strategy; supply restructuring and change management; and distribution, customer service, and inventory policy, Supply Chain Context: problem solving techniques and team-based leadership skills. A number of six sigma and lean problem solving methodologies will be discussed and used, Thesis Seminar: conducting academic research within the supply chain field: selecting a topic, writing a literature review, conducting analysis, and synthesizing results, Database, Internet, & Systems Integration Technologies: introduces components and middleware; design and implementation of multi-tier architectures, benchmarks, and performance; and data networking protocols and technologies, Know Thyself Leadership Skill Building Workshop: increase awareness of your strengths and weaknesses as a leader; provide a battery of instruments and surveys that will help you understand the way you operate in an organizational setting; and offer strategies and tips on how to leverage your strengths and work on areas in need of development, Management Accounting and Co n t r o l: product costing, budgetary control systems, and performance evaluation systems for planning, coordinating, and monitoring the performance of a business; defines principles of measurement; develops ramework for assessing behavioral dimensions of control systems; and examines the impact of different managerial styles on motivation and performance in an organization, System Dynamics for Business Policy: develop principles for successful management of complex strategies including discussion of business cycles, market growth and stagnation, the diffusion of new technologies, the misuse of forecasts, and the rationality of managerial decision making, Electives include: International Logistics, Supply Chain Planning, Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business Impact of Auto-ID and RFID, Engineering Systems Analysis for Design, Competitive Decision-Making and Negotiation, New Enterprises, Operations Strategy

Total time commitment 1764
Focus commodity Any or other commodity
Accredited Yes
Accredited by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Certificate name Degree
Degree name Master of Engineering in Logistics
Attendance mode In-person
Incentives No
Incentives description


Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 70
Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites Yes
Pre-requisites description

Bachelors degree, GRE or GMT scores

Course fee $50,353
Course fee description

The tuition for the 2010/2011 academic year is $50,353 plus student life fee, medical insurance, and living expenses. Living expenses vary, depending on your living style and whether students live alone, with roommates, or have a family. The cost of living in Boston and Cambridge is higher than in much of the country. Currently, a budget of $1700 per month is recommended for single students. We recommend speaking to current students for more information.Books and travel to and from Boston or travel to the sister course in Spain for the January session not included.

Discount available Yes
Discount description

Some merit based fellowships available including CTL fellowship

Course included in analysis Yes
Additional comments

Full time attendance and one trip to Zaragoza, Spain required