Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM)

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.

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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