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Short Learning Programme
Integrated Logistic Support (ILS)
Integrated Logistics Support is an important section in the Development and Management Engineering specialisation sector and the knowledge and skills acquired in this course is required and applied by various engineering companies. The course also forms part of the continuous professional development for Development and Management Engineering

Purpose of the course:

To enable the candidate to develop as a competent researcher in development and management engineering who understands Integrated Logistics Support and has the ability to apply the ILS concepts in the engineering work environment.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
NQF level 8 BSc Hons / BEng in Engineering
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Experience in the engineering industry.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:

After successful completion of the module the student should have specialist knowledge and skills pertaining to the theory, concepts, processes tools and techniques of logistic engineering.


He/she will have applied it to a real life study project. The student should further have the capability and confidence to use the logistic engineering approach to solve problems in the work environment and he/she should be proficient in the use of logistic engineering tools and techniques.


Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to design, select and apply the appropriate concepts of logistic availability, logistic reliability, logistic operability, logistic maintainability and logistic supportability.

  1. The ability to apply fundamentals of logistics engineering, design supportability criteria, support infrastructures and physical support resources for the management of logistics support function.
  2. Apply theory and practice of availability, reliability and maintainability analysis in the design of integrated logistics support systems to improve supportability.
  3. Analyse and quantify risks in logistics support using mathematical techniques and develop approaches to mitigation of the analysis outcomes.
  4. Identify and analyse, within the content of the logistics support system, all functions such as material flows, distribution, manpower and personnel, training and training devices, and the sustaining of life cycle maintenance, operation and support, for the development of improvement plan.


Attendance at the lecture sessions is also required and will be included in the final evaluation. Pass with 50%.
Method of assessment: 
Satisfactory achievement of the outcomes will be assessed by means of class tests, and practical assignments and a final exam

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
Professionals in the engineering industry.
Contact us
Miss Sue-Mari Benson
Telephone number: 
018 299 4369