The Specialist Diploma in Public Procurement course equips students with sound knowledge and foundation for public procurement practice in an organisation. This course comprises 3 modules:
• One taught module of Purchasing Management (PM)
• One digital module of Managing Public Procurement (MPP)
• One module of Research Project (RP) that will require students to undertake a project focusing on the public procurement practices in organisations.
Delivery and Assessment
Our faculty comprises highly experienced practitioners with the requisite academic and professional qualifications. The Digital Learning module provides flexibility for students to learn at their own pace, and after completing the learning videos they will take an online examination.
The Research Project module requires students to attend regular class sessions so that they can be closely guided to complete the project requirements. In this module, students are assessed on two assignments and a short presentation. In the taught module, students will sit for an examination at the end of the module. Students are also expected to search relevant websites for the purposes of learning and research.
Course Duration and Frequency
The part time course on Specialist Diploma in Public Procurement 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:
Weekdays evening 7pm to 10pm
1 to 2 classes per week
Trade Association Hub (TA Hub)
An applicant must be at least 25 years old, have at least 3 years of relevant work experience, 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.
Students must pass all modules to complete the course successfully and to be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Public Procurement (SDPP). When students attain a minimum score of 80% for the online module examination, students will also receive an electronic Certificate of Competency for Managing Public Procurement.