Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

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.

Career Options

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.

Program Duration

The program will extend over a period of two academic years. An academic year shall consist of two semesters and one recess term. A semester shall consist of 15 weeks of lectures. A recess term shall consist of 10 weeks.

Program Options
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 1 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
BBA 1106 Communication Skills 30 - 30 45 3
BBA 2103 Financial Management 45 15 15 60 3
BEC 1100 Microeconomics I 30 15 15 45 3
BHR 1100 Principles of Human Resource Management 30 - 30 45 4
BPS 1103 Fundamentals of Procurement and Supply Chain 30 - 30 45 3
CSC 1101 Computer Application and Systems 30 15 15 45 3
Semester Load         19
Year 1 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
BBA 1204 Principles of Marketing 30 - 30 45 3
BEC 1202 Macroeconomics I 30 - 30 45 3
BPS 1200   Supply Chain Management Principles & Practices 30 - 30 45 3
BPS 1201 Inventory and Warehouse management 30 - 30 45 3
BPS 1202 Risk Management in Supply Chains 30 - 30 45 3
BPS 1203 Principles of Resource Mobilisation 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load         18
Year 1 Recess Term
COE 1300 Community Engagement I - 150 - 75 5
Recess Term Load         5
Year 2 Semester 1 (5 Cores)
Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
BPS 2100 International Procurement 30 - 30 45 3
BPS 2101 Logistics Management 30 - 30 45 3
BPS 2102 Supply Chain Records Management 30 - 30 45 3
BPS 2103 Procurement & Supplies Law 45 15 15 60 4
RMS 2201 Research Methods 30 15 15 45 3
Semester Load         16
Year 2 Semester 2 (5 Cores)
Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
BBA 2201 Entrepreneurship Development 45 - 30 60 4
BPS 2200 E-Procurement Applications 45 15 15 60 4
BPS 2201 Procurement Audits and Investigations 45 15 15 60 4
BPS 2202 Managing supply chain Relationships 45 15 15 60 4
BPS 2203 Procurement Business Negotiation & Asset Disposal 45 15 15 60 4
DPR 2201 Diploma Project - 120 - 60 4
  Semester Load         24
The Minimum Graduation Load for Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management = 82
Fees per semester

Local Students (East African Community)

Fees per semester (UGX)Functional Fees (UGX)Application Fees (UGX)
600,000250,00050,000
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