Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM)

This programme is designed to offer professional training in various aspects of procurement and supply chain management and to produce highly skilled graduates with best practices in the industry. It enable students to explore procurement in relation with other functions of business organizations as well as apply relevant skills and knowledge to solve procurement and supply chain management tactical and operational challenges both in public and private institutions. It is useful for diploma level entrants who want to make a career in procurement, employees and executives of private sector and NGO sector that engage in direct or indirect supply of goods, services and also appropriate for those with experience in other aspects of business that wish to acquire a closer understanding of the procurement discipline.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates will be admitted on this programme through the following schemes; 

  • Direct Entry

1. Under this provision, a candidate must have at least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes attained at the same sitting of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) – or its equivalent.

2. The Candidate must as well have at least 5 passes in the same sitting of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent

  • Certificate Entry Scheme

The candidate must have at least three passes obtained at the same sitting of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent as well as a Certificate in any course from an institution recognised by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) – or an equivalent accreditation body.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
This is a two-year programme delivered through tutorials. The course reflects the need for co-operation between the academic and practitioners in the field of logistics. It combines academic theory with practice so that it develops the participant’s logistics competencies, which can in turn be transferred to the workplace.

The following Curriculum Matrix/ Structure summarizes the layout of the courses which will be offered to all students pursuing a Diploma in procurement and Supply chain Management of Uganda Technology and Management University.
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Year One, Semester One (6 cores)

Code

Course name

LH

PH

TH

CH

CU

PM 102

Procurement & Supply Chain process

30

30

-

45

3

PM 106

Supply Chain Management Principles & Practices

30

-

30

45

3

PM 106

Introduction to Procurement & Business Law

30

30

-

45

3

EC 101

Introduction to Microeconomics

30

-

30

45

3

LW 204

Business Law

45

-

30

60

4

BA 107

Principles of Marketing

30

-

30

45

3

 

Semester load

 

 

 

 

19

Year One, Semester Two (6 cores)

Code

Course name

LH

PH

TH

CH

CU

HR 102

Principles of Human Resource Management

30

-

30

45

3

EC 104

Introduction to Macroeconomics

30

-

-

45

3

BA 104

Business Communication

30

-

30

45

3

PM 101

Inventory and Warehouse management

30

-

30

45

3

PM 200

Risk Management in Supply Chains

30

-

30

45

3

BA 112

Principles of Resource Mobilisation

30

-

30

45

3

 

Semester load

 

 

 

 

18

Year one, recess term

TM 100

Community Engagement I

-

300

-

75

5

 

Recess term load

 

 

 

 

5

Year Two, Semester One (5 cores)

Code

Course Name

LH

PH

TH

CH

CU

PM 201

International Procurement

30

-

30

45

3

PM 208

Logistics Management

30

-

30

45

3

PM 209

Supply Chain Records Management

30

-

30

45

3

BA 220

Introduction to Financial Management

45

-

30

60

4

TM 201

Research Methods

30

-

30

45

3

 

Semester load

 

 

 

 

16

Year Two, Semester Two (5 cores)

Code

Course Name

LH

PH

TH

CH

CU

BA 221

Entrepreneurship Development

30

-

30

60

4

PM 206

E-Procurement Applications

30

-

30

60

4

PM 210

Procurement Audits and Investigations

30

-

30

60

4

PM 207

Managing Supply Chain Relationships

30

-

30

60

4

TM 202

Diploma Project

30

-

30

60

4

 

Semester load

 

 

 

 

20

 

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