Supply Chain Management (Specialist Diploma) (Online) [January 2019]

University of Limerick (19SDSCMATDB)
Key Programme Details
Award

Minor

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

36

Department

School of Engineering

Skills Area

Engineering, manufacturing and construction

General Information
Contact

Ask for a Springboard Co-ordinator

Email

springboard@ul.ie

Phone

061-202605 or 061-234379

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies (formerly CPE)
ER1-030
Enterprise Research Centre
University of Limerick
Castletroy
Limerick
V94 T9PX

Role

Springboard Co-ordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

20/12/2018

Start Date

18/01/2019

End Date

14/12/2019

About this Course

The application deadline for this course has been extended to Thursday 20th December 2018.

All completed applications received before Friday 14th December will be processed and offers made the following week. Any applications not completed before this date will be reviewed after that week and any remaining places offered after the Christmas Break

Since 2012 this niche supply chain course, has been developing participants' modelling and simulation skills in a real and practical way for industry. Unemployed participants have been supported by Springboard since 2014.

The Supply Chain Management Specialist Diploma is an online education course. Participants attend engage in distance education and online learning throughout the programme. Using a dedicated learning management system and various technologies there a significant amount of interaction online.

The Specialist Diploma in Supply Chain Management creates graduates that are able to use the range of theories and concepts that form the supply chain management body of knowledge in the development, operation, and maintenance of the enterprise's supply chain.

It gives an understanding how supply chain management has developed, its impact, organisation, and control for both the individual and the company. If focuses heavily on using modelling and simulation to explore organisation data, and make data based decision on supply chain design, operation and management. It also addresses the key issues of strategy for managing and nurturing a company's interactions with customers, clients and sales prospects and using data and technology to make decisions and solve problems.

Participants develop their technical skills in simulation and modelling to increase their ability to process information and make decisions based on accurate data and models.

There is mathematical component to this course which may not suit all applicants. To better serve applicants needs, a supply chain assignment is part of the application process which allows applicants to judge if the course is and also aids the course selection team in deciding to whom to offer a place.

To assist you with the application process, you can quickly check if you are eligible for Springboard+ funding by taking this:
Self Checker Quiz
This will clarify your eligibility status. As you are not asked for personal details, when you apply for your course, you will receive an email from the University of Limerick asking you to confirm your eligibility to them. PLEASE DO THIS IMMEDIATELY

If you are NOT eligible and you are unclear as to the reason why, you can clarify this decision on www.springboardcoures.ie/eligibility or contact a Springboard Administrator within the University of Limerick on springboard@ul.ie

Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold a primary honours degree (minimum H2.2), or equivalent and have at least 5
years of relevant industrial experience.

Applicants are required to undertake a supply chain assignment to satisfy the course admission team that they have the motivation and ability to complete and benefit from this course.

As this programme includes modelling and simulation material at masters level an aptitude for mathematics is a requirement for entry onto this programme.

Alternative Entry Route
Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria can be evaluated under the UL RPL policy and may be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the programme.

Applicants are required to meet the University of Limerick English Language requirements

Long Description

Supply Chain Management (Online) (Specialist Diploma)
Spring
MF5001 MATHEMATICAL MODELLING IN SUPPLY CHAIN
PT5001 FRAMEWORKS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
AU5011 STRATEGIC BUSINESS
CA4003 CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Autumn
IE5002 SIMULATION MODELLING IN SUPPLY CHAINS
AU5032 MARKETING TECHNOOGY PRODUCTS
IE2011 INDUSTRY LEARNING EXPERIENCE

PT5001 - Frameworks For Supply Chain Management: The objective of the module is to develop a student’s thinking, understanding and management skills in supply chain management (SCM), whilst creating an opportunity for the student to identify and explore the key components and functional areas of SCM within their own Practice. So that learners can plan and execute supply chain improvement within an industry setting
AU5011 - Strategic Business: Appreciating the scope and direction of the organisation is paramount in planning and managing complex supply chains. This module provides a critical overview of the dimensions of corporate strategy and strategy implementation, with a specific focus on supply chain management and competence as levers of strategic renewal.
MF5001 - Mathematical/Analytical Modelling In Supply Chains: This module will provide students with knowledge on mathematical models applicable to supply chains. It will also provide students with modelling and software capabilities to apply mathematical models to supply chains, with example applications of mathematical modelling in supply chains. Students will apply software modelling skills obtained here to subsequent topics.
AU5032 - Marketing Technology Products: This module focuses on market analysis for high technology companies, setting up, managing and changing distribution channels. Students will learn what differentiates high-tech from more traditional markets, product life cycles in a high technology environment, acquiring and processing information from the sales force and how to use information as a strategic weapon for high technology companies. This module will also provide students with necessary information for developing long term customer partnerships and strategic alliances.
IE5002 - Simulation Modelling In Supply Chains (general): The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge on discrete event simulation modelling and its application to supply chains. From this it will provide students with modelling and software capabilities to apply simulation to supply chains. An element of the delivery will be the development of programming skills to apply simulation to supply chains using a generic simulation package.


Job readiness and support into employment will be provided through a series of workshops and seminars and an active engagement with motivated students in attaining employment. An optional Career Development module (CA4003) will be offered to all participants in this course.

An industry learning experience (IE2011) will form a key element of the programme, ensuring the integration of the various concepts in the participant’s portfolio. While the onus is on the student to find a company in which to gain their industry learning experience, assistance will be provided where required. Employed applications would need to ensure their company would be willing to support an in-company project, it is assumed applicants could base their project on their company.

Timetable Info

Approx. 15 hours per week

Delivery Location

University of Limerick

Delivery Notes

This programme is delivered as a fully online programme. There is a mix of online lecturers (Webinars) and content which is required to be completed online as part of each module.
In addition, there are on-line discussions moderated by a subject matter expert on elements of each module to reinforce the learning and maximise the benefit of the programme for participants.

For this reason we would advise participants to ensure they have their own laptop/PC, regular access to the internet and a steady broadband connection.

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Ask for a Springboard Co-ordinator

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies (formerly CPE)
ER1-030
Enterprise Research Centre
University of Limerick
Castletroy
Limerick
V94 T9PX

Phone

061-202605 or 061-234379

Email

springboard@ul.ie

RPL Information

The University of Limerick operates a policy for the Recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning. Informal and experiential learning includes non-accredited personal and professional education; work based training and relevant life/work experiences. This learning is assessed initially for entry on to particular courses of study but may additionally lead to academic credits and exemptions from subjects on the intended course of study. Applications for RPL are dealt with on an individual basis, facilitated by representatives from the relevant academic departments and Registrar's office at the University of Limerick. RPL for Springboard+ 2018 will be managed by Graduate and Professional Studies (formerly Continuing & Professional Education) as part of the application process. Continuing & Professional Education provides support and assistance to guide the learner through their RPL application and in compiling their portfolio. The process is student centric, with consideration made on a case-by-case basis, through submitted documentation and communication with the application team and course director.The operation of the RPL policy has been applied successfully to previous cohorts. Academic and professional qualifications, work and life experience are important considerations in assessment, but motivation and overall potential for the selected course has been a major factor in evaluating applicants.

Application Procedures

To assist you with the application process, you can quickly check if you are entitled to Springboard+ funding by taking this:
Self Checker Quiz which will advise you of your eligibility status.


Please note that you will need to provide all of the below listed documentation to support your application to the University of Limerick. This application to UL is separate to your Springboard+ application. You will be advised then you need to take this step.

- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts/college results. Graduates of UL need only provide their Student ID number. We can access student transcripts using this number.
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
- Digital quality head and shoulders photograph to passport standards for your ID card.
- Any other relevant documentation to support your application, such as a CV or professional certificates.
- Applicants who do not have English as their first language must include the following additional documents with their application form:
- English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
- English language competency certificate (if applicable)

You will need to provide a satisfactory result in one of below:
See acceptable list of English Proficiency qualifications:

UL English Language Requirements

See when English Proficiency Exams can be taken here in UL

UL English Language Test details

These are compulsory documents and are required for enrolment at the University. It can take time to gather these documents so please do so once you have established that you are eligible for Springboard+ funding.

FEES - EMPLOYED APPLICANTS ONLY
All employed participants must pay a contribution of the course cost directly to the provider for all level 7-9 courses. The onus is on the participant to arrange payment of this fee. The HEA will fund the remainder of the cost directly to the provider.

The Springboard+ course cost for the Specialist Diploma in Supply Chain Management for is €4,500. Employed participants will get a Springboard+ subvention of €4,050 and will have to make a contribution of €450.

Springboard+ will pay all fees for unemployed and returner participants.

Course Acceptance
In order to accept a course offer employed participants must pay an acceptance fee of €250 to the University of Limerick. This €250 will be deducted from the contribution of €450 as outlined above. The balance of this contribution fee (€200) can be paid at the beginning of the January 2019 Semester.

In order to avail of Springboard+ funding you must provide written confirmation as follows:

Unemployed
Written confirmation from the Department of Employ Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course.
Returners
Swear a declaration before a Commissioner for Oaths attesting to your status and provide written proof.
Employed/Self Employed
Provide a copy of most recent P60 or other relevant revenue documentation or a letter from their current employer to confirm employment or self-employment.
Formerly Self-Employed
Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient. Swear a declaration, witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths, stating that the applicant is no longer self-employed.

To be eligible for Springboard+ funding applicants must be resident in the state.

Please note you may be required to verify your Nationality and Residency status.

For Returners and Employed/Self-Employed applicants, the following rules apply :
- must be ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the programme.
** Note: The period of residency for holders of Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM is calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4.
Any period of residency in the state before this date will not be taken into consideration ( ie you must hold Stamp 4 for three of the five years preceding)

See acceptable list of English proficiency qualifications:

UL English Language Requirements

See when English Proficiency Exams can be taken in the University of Limerick:

UL English Language Test details

To be eligible for Springboard+ funding applicants must be resident in the state.

Please note you may be required to verify your Nationality and Residency status.

For Returners and Employed/Self-Employed applicants, the following rules apply :
- must be ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the programme.
** Note: The period of residency for holders of Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM is calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4.
Any period of residency in the state before this date will not be taken into consideration ( ie you must hold Stamp 4 for three of the five years preceding)