Supply Chain Management (Specialist Diploma) (Online) (January 2020)

University of Limerick (20SDSCMATD)
Key Programme Details
Award

Minor

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

42

Department

Ulearning, Science & Engineering

General Information
Contact

Ask for a Springboard+ Co-ordinator

Email

springboard@ul.ie

Phone

061-202605 or 061-234379

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies
Enterprise Research Centre
University of Limerick
Castletroy
Limerick
V94 T9PX

Role

Springboard+ Co-ordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

20/12/2019

Start Date

27/01/2020

End Date

19/12/2020

About this Course

This course starts in January 2020, hence applications will not open until around October 2019. If you wish to register your interest in this course please email: springboard@ul.ie
Sending an email to this address will result in us adding your details to our contact list and we will email you when applications open.


The Supply Chain Management Specialist Diploma is an online education course using a dedicated learning management system and various technologies. This course is delivered fully online.

It focuses heavily on using modelling and simulation to explore organisation data, and make data based decisions on supply chain design, operation and management.

An industry learning project (college project) will form a key element of the programme, ensuring the integration of the various concepts in the participants portfolio. Job readiness and employability workshops and seminars will be offered and an active engagement with motivated students to place them in a company. The programme is offered solely as a continuing & professional education course for building individual capability and organisation capacity in SCM systems.

Please note we will need to correspond with you by email throughout the application process. For this reason, we ask that you regularly check your email and spam folders.

Objectives

The programme will:
1. Equip participants to use in practical application the range of theories and concepts that form the supply chain management body of knowledge.
2. Explore how supply chain management has developed, its impact organisation and control for both the individual and the organisation.
3. Introduce the Supply Chain Operations Reference Model which places operations planning and control centrally in a way that prior implicit framings did not and so provides a basis for the strongly conceptual navigations that supply-chain managers face in their everyday work.
4. Address 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 gain competitive advantage.
5. Develop participants technical skills in simulation and modelling to increase their ability to process information and make decision based on accurate data and models.

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.

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

See acceptable list of English proficiency qualifications:
https://www.ul.ie/international/exchange/incoming-students/english-language-requirements

See when English Proficiency Exams can be taken in the University of Limerick:
https://ulsites.ul.ie/languagecentre/english-proficiency-exams

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)

Long Description

An industry learning project (college project) will form a key element of the programme, ensuring the integration of the various concepts in the participants portfolio. Job readiness and employability workshops and seminars will be offered and an active engagement with motivated students to place them in a company. The programme is offered solely as a continuing & professional education course for building individual capability and organisation capacity in SCM systems.

The mathematical component does not suit all applicants. To better serve a supply chain assignment is given as part of the application process which allowed them to judge if the course was suitable for them and aid the course selection team in deciding to whom to offer a place.

Modules
SEMESTER 1 (Spring 2020)
PT5001: Frameworks for Supply Chain Management
AU5011: Strategic Business
MF5001: Mathematical/Analytical Modelling in Supply Chains

SEMESTER 2 (Autumn 2020)
AU5032: Marketing Technology Products
IE5002: Simulation Modelling in Supply Chains

Optional Module: CA4003 Career Development

Timetable Info

This course is delivered fully online

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Ask for a Springboard+ Co-ordinator

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies
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+ 2019 will be managed by Graduate and Professional Studies as part of the application process. Graduate & Professional Studies 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

After submitting your Springboard+ application, once eligibility is checked, you will be invited to apply to the University of Limerick directly. Eligible Springboard+ applicants will be sent this link in a separate email and may take a few days after your application is updated to 'pending' on the Springboard+ website.

Please note we will need to correspond with you by email throughout the application process. For this reason, we ask that you regularly check your email and spam folders.

Required Documents for UL applications:
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.
Further details:
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
- Digital quality head and shoulders photograph.
- A copy of your most recent CV, please note that by providing this document you are agreeing that we may send it to members of industry if you require assistance when searching for an Industry Learning Placement (ILE) or project work (applies to some courses only).
- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language
requirements:
• If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate


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.

Employed participants are required to pay a 10% contribution fee of €450 directly to the University of Limerick.

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 Semester 2.

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)