Diploma in Supply Chain Management

 

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

 

The development of this programme was inspired by a specific demand from industry to meet the clear need to upskill current personnel who have shown the aptitude and track record of competence in supply chain operations to aspire to a degree level qualification.

 

This one year, part-time course, will develop participants' Supply Chain Management skills. The one year distance education diploma will provide education and practical application of the SCOR™ Framework concepts, enabling participating companies gain competitive advantage through the application of the principles to drive improvement with measureable results. A company-based project will form a key element of the programme, ensuring the integration of the various concepts in the participants' workplace. It will provide participants with the practical the tools and tecniques needed to understand Supply Chain Management within their own organisation.

 

The programme comprises 10 modules (9 taught modules and 1 project), delivered through online blended learning; a combination of self-instructional materials and regular webinars and online tutorials). It runs from September onwards for the following year and a quarter (15 months) primarily by on-line learning.

 

Supply-chain enterprise´s 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 programme´s content aligns with content within 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 factors, cause-effect modelling, and process improvement orientations to leverage innovative opportunities.

 

Downloadable Brochure

 

Entry Requirements:

A diploma/degree in any discipline from a third-level institution.
or
A NCEA National Diploma from a third-level institution
or
Equivalent qualification.

and

A minimum of 3 years working within a service/manufacturing/supply chain environment.

Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may be interviewed by the Programme Board to ascertain their suitability for the programme.

Successful completion of the UL Assessment of Experiential & Professional Skills module may be required by the Course Board upon reviewing a candidate´s application. The recognition of prior learning and prior experiential learning as per university policy will be applied to this course.

 

Content and Delivery Structure:


Semester 01: Autumn (September to December)

 

Introduction to Programme

PT3001

Introduction to Supply Chain Management 6ECTS

PT3031

Teamwork Change & Cultural Diversity 6ECTS

PT3011

Plan within Supply Chains 6ECTS

 

Semester 02: Spring (January to June)

PT3021

Make within Supply Chains 6ECTS

PT3041

Sigma Improvement Methodologies 6ECTS

PT3051

Source within Supply Chains 6ECTS

PT3091

Supply Chain Project - Concept 6ECTS

Teaching Hiatus 01 July to 31 August

Semester 03: Autumn (September to December)

PT3061

Deliver & Return within Supply Chain 6ECTS

PT3071

Information Systems & Decision Support 6ECTS

PT3081

Integrating Development to Production 6ECTS

PT3091

Supply Chain Project - Development 6ECTS

 

 

Duration:

September onwards for the following year and a quarter (15 months) primarily by on-line learning.

 

Fees:

Programme fees are €4,536, payable in instalments over 2 semesters (€2,628 *2). Students will receive a list of course materials for purchase. Funding assistance may be available for eligible companies through ULearning Skillnets.

 

Applications:

Please visit the Application page to read detailed guidelines on how to successfully apply.

 

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