Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management

 

(Undergraduate NFQ Level 8) (On-line / Distance Learning)

 

Supply-chain enterprises operate in a highly dynamic business environment characterised by three Cs – change in globalisation such as outsourcing, change in product possibilities and expectations such as product-service bundling, and change in ways of integrating businesses such as the emergence of enterprise networks. This BSc programme is delivered via a combination of distance and online resources, on-campus tutorials and practical sessions, and company-based projects.

This programme’s content aligns with the framework of the Supply-Chain Council’s Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR). While in the form of a template, this model places operations planning and control centrally in a way that prior implicit framings did not and so provides a basis for the strongly conceptual navigations that supply-chain managers face in their everyday lives. The programme combines strong human factor, cause-effect modelling, and process improvement orientations to leverage innovative opportunities.

To specifically target those currently employed, or seeking employment, in a variety of technology rich industries, such as Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Biotechnology and Manufacturing, who require a degree qualification and are seeking the same for professional advancement.

 

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Structure:

The terminal award on this programme is a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Supply Chain Management NFQ Level 8.

The BSc programme will allow entry into year 2, 3 or 4 of the programme onto the BSc route provided applicants meet the entry criteria specified.

The programme is designed as a continuous professional development programme and will give exempted credits for the BSc route into the year of study to successful applicants who meet the specified entry requirements and can demonstrate that they have attained the learning outcomes of the exempted years.

There will be an exit point at the end of year 2 and year 3 for those on the BSc route who successfully complete the years study and are eligible to progress but who do not wish to do so.

 

Entry Requirements:

In addition to the Year specific requirements the following are required:

• Submission of a prior learning and prior experiential learning portfolio, to document prior leaning and work experience in general and specifically around the field of Supply Chain management related studies. This portfolio is to demonstrate the attainment of the learning outcomes of the previous years of the programme from which the applicant is seeking exemptions.

and

• If deemed necessary, completion of PT4900 skills portfolio modules and/or an interview.

Year 2 Entry
NFQ level 7 qualification 60ECTS in any discipline. Exempted credits will be given for year 1. e.g. Participation on first year of a degree programme,

Year 3 Entry
NFQ level 7 2.2H award 120ECTS in a cognate business, science or technical discipline.

Year 4 Entry
NFQ level 7 2.2H award 180ECTS in in a cognate business, science or technical discipline.

UL’s PRL policy will be applied to this course. The course board may at its discretion accept a level 6 qualification with stronger evidence of prior learning and experience. Entry is decided on a case by case basis.

 

Year 2 - 60 Credits
Module Code
Module Description
Credits

Semester 1

MG2101
Management & Leadership
6
PT3001
Introduction to Supply Chain Management
6
AU3023
Statistics
6
MG2131
Managing Communications
6

Semester 2

IEX169
Introduction to Models & Frameworks for SCM
6
AU3014
Operations Engineering
6
MG2132
Quality Management - CRM
6
PM2082
Managing Change and Conflict
6

Semester 3

IEX167
Supply Chain Case Study 1
6
IEX168
Skills Portfolio (Supply Chain Management)
6
Year 3 - 60 Credits
Module Code
Module Description
Credits

Semester 1

PT3011
Plan Within Supply Chains
6
PT3021
Make Within Supply Chains
6
PM3081
Organisational Behaviour 1
6
EC3601
Irish Economic Environment
6

Semester 2

PT3051
Source Within Supply Chains
6
PT3061
Deliver & Return Within Supply Chains
6
MG3652
Strategic Management
6
MGX181
Supply Chain Risk Assessment & Forecasting
6

Semester 3

PTX182
Supply Chain Project 2
12
Year 4 - 63 Credits
Module Code
Module Description
Credits

Semester 1

IEX183
Advanced Models & Frameworks for SCM
6
MG4917
Supply Chain & Customer Relationship Management
9
PT3071
Information Systems & Decision Support
6
PT4025
Simulation Modelling & Analysis
6

Semester 2

PT3041
Lean Sigma Improvement Methodologies
6
EC4908
Issues in the Global Economic Environment
9
AC4906
Corporate Social Responsibilty
9

Semester 3

PTX184
Supply Chain Project 3
12

 

For more detailed descriptions of the modules please click here

 

Exit Awards:

Year 2 Exit
NFQ level 7 Certificate in Supply Chain Management 120ECTS for those wishing the exit at the end of Year 2

Year 3 Exit
NFQ level 7 Diploma in Supply Chain Management 180ECTS for those wishing the exit at the end of Year 3

Year 4 Exit
NFQ level 8 BSc (Honours) in Supply Chain Management 240ECTS.

 

After completing this programme, students should be able to:

• Identify the fundamental theories and concepts and methods that inform supply chain management within a variety of organisational settings and in a variety of disciplines.
• Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of specialised areas pertaining to different supply chain functions.
• Display specialised technical, analytical and creative skills which are fundamental to problem solving and decision making.
• Apply knowledge in a variety of enterprise settings.

 

Applications:

We are not currently accepting applications. Please visit the Application page to read detailed guidelines on how to successfully apply.

 

Programme Fees:

Fees for the programme are €4,500 per Academic year. Students will receive a list of course materials for purchase.

 

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