This course equips students with the strategy of upstream supply chain management for a managerial role in an organisation. The specialised advance diploma programme covers two knowledge modules and a Management Project module. The two knowledge modules are Procurement Strategy and Supply Chain Strategy. The Management Project will guide students to undertake a project on an emerging trend that will affect the strategy of procurement and supply chain management.
Delivery and Assessment
The advanced diploma in procurement and supply management course incorporates blended learning mode, where students attend class lectures, as well as undertake self-directed learning through optional online videos. Faculty members are highly experienced practitioners with postgraduate academic and professional qualifications.
The Management Project module requires students to attend regular class sessions so that they can be closely guided to complete the projects within the study period. Students are expected to make use of relevant websites for purposes of learning and research. Upon completion of each knowledge module, students will sit for the examination. As for the module on Management Project, each student is assessed on a major assignment, a minor assignment, and a short presentation.
Course Duration and Frequency
This part time advanced diploma in procurement and supply management course can be completed within 6 months. The procurement and supply management course is scheduled to commence in the months of January, April, July and October, but this may subject to changes. Please check with the institute on the actual date of commencement.
The lecture timings for the part-time classes are shown below:
Time : Weekdays evening 7pm to 10pm
Frequency : 1 to 2 classes per week
Venue : Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management
An applicant must be at least 30 years old, have at least 5 years of relevant work experience, and have a qualification not lower than a Bachelor degree recognised by SIPMM. Those who do not meet the criteria but have the SIPMM Diploma are eligible for admission.
Academic Award and Recognition
Students must pass all module assessments to complete the course successfully, and be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management (ADPSM). The ADPSM graduate is eligible to apply for a professional credential as a World Certified Professional in Procurement and Supply Management, and this credential is awarded by World Certification Institute (WCI).