2018/2019

Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management - Lean SCM Black Belt

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management - Lean SCM Black Belt is a part-time blended programme running over 18 months from the date of first registration for the programme. The next intake of the programme will be in January 2018.

Applicants should have:

  1. Minimum Second Class Honours in an Honours primary degree in a relevant area and at least 4 years relevant industrial experience (including cross-functional team lead experience)
    or
    A portfolio of evidence containing the following: (i) at least 6 years of relevant management experience, including responsibility for teams and cross functional/supply chain teams, (ii) recognized professional qualification in a relevant area, (iii) application of learning or competence such as involvement in cross-functional projects, reports, reflective papers or journals
    and
  2. Testimonials of learning or competence through sign-off by an appropriate signatory within the candidate's organization. Applicants must be in a position to affect organizational change.

Note: A foundation module (FE5201) to the value of 5 credits will be provided to candidates who do not have a prerequisite background in this area.

This programme consists of two parts. In Year 1 students take modules to the value of 25 credits and in Year 2 take modules to the value of 35 credits.

Students take 60 credits as follows:

Year 1 (Semester 2)
IS6401 Information Systems and Technologies in Supply Chain Process Design and Improvement (5 credits)
MG6200 Advanced Lean Tools and Practices in Supply Chain Management (10 credits)
MG6202 Strategic Planning and Implementation in Supply Chains (10 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Year 2 (Semester 1 and 2)
FE6201
Globalisation Issues - Food and Bioprocess Supply Chains (5 credits)
MG6201 Managing Lean Projects in Supply Chains (10 credits)
MG6203 Leadership and Change Management in Supply Chains (10 credits)
MG6204 Capstone Module Seminars, Workshops and Lean Black Belt Project (10 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

Note: A blended learning approach is a blend of class room activity and online resources. In this format online resources will be provided to workshops, with further online resources provided after workshops.

Progression to MSc Supply Chain Management - Lean SCM Black Belt
Students attaining at least a Second Class Grade I Honours (at least 60%) in the Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management - Lean SCM Black Belt may opt not be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma and may instead progress to the MSc (Supply Chain Management - Lean SCM Black Belt). See here.

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management - Lean SCM BlackBelt (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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