MGT310 Operations Management (8)

This subject is designed to equip students with an understanding of an organisation's processes and operations in a changing environment. It focuses on the design, production and delivery of operations in both the manufacturing and services sectors. Students will study operations concepts, strategy, tools, techniques and systems. Students will apply quantitative and qualitative techniques to optimise operational performance.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Northern Sydney Institute
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT310. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse and critically appraise an organisation's operations;
  • be able to determine and apply appropriate tools and techniques in a variety of operations situations;
  • be able to collect, analyse and interpret operational data;
  • be able to formulate and evaluate alternative approaches in operations management;
  • be able to establish standards and develop controls applicable to various processes; and
  • be able to respond to changes in the business environment by deploying the appropriate operations strategy.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The analysis and design of operations in a variety of organisations
  • Design and management of processes
  • Design and management of supply chain operations
  • Location of facilities
  • Forecasting and scheduling
  • Project management
  • Materials management
  • Measuring and managing quality in operations
  • Qualitative and quantitative techniques for rationalising resources and measuring performance
  • Current and developing issues, and trends in operations management


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.