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This course equips students with sound knowledge and industry practices of contemporary procurement and supply chain management at a supervisory management level in an organisation. The specialised diploma programme covers key topics in two knowledge modules, a digital learning module, and a Research Project module. The two knowledge modules are Purchasing Management, and Warehouse Management. The digital learning module is Managing Procurement and Supply (MPS). The Research Project will guide students to undertake a project on best practices in procurement and supply chain management.
The programmes on diploma in procurement and supply management incorporates blended learning mode, where students attend class lectures, as well as undertake self-directed learning through digital learning and online videos. Faculty members are highly experienced practitioners with postgraduate academic and professional qualifications.
The Research 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 Research Project module, each student is assessed on a major assignment, a minor assignment, and a short presentation.
The part time course on diploma in procurement and supply management can be completed within 6 months. This course is scheduled to commence in the months of March, June, September and December, 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 : Trade Association Hub (TA Hub)
An applicant must be at least 25 years old, have at least 3 years of relevant work experience, have an English Language Proficiency of at least Grade C6 at GCE “O” level or equivalent, and have a qualification not lower than a Diploma recognised by SIPMM. Those who do not meet the qualification criterion but have the SIPMM Executive Certificate are eligible for admission. Applicants are advised that this is a management level course, and the criteria are considerations for admission. All applications are subject to final approval by the Academic Board.
Students must pass all modules to complete the course successfully and to be awarded Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management (DPSM). When a student receives a minimum score of 80% for the online module examination, the student will also receive a digital Certificate of Competency for the specific topic.