Course Aim:
The aim of this qualification is to extend and deepen the knowledge, understanding of Supply Chain, exposing business professionals (learners) to a higher level of theoretical cognitive engagement, as well as intellectual independence, for business and non-business learners.

The Postgraduate Diploma in SCM is designed to meet industry needs in supply chain in all the sectors. This qualification is imperative as the programme will address the transformation of HE in SA. This programme widening of access to previously disadvantaged students, racial and gender inequalities, promoting employability of students to contribute the economic and societal needs of the country, etc. It is also important to refer to the needs of stakeholders (e.g. employers, professional bodies, etc.) and the needs of the target student profile. Furthermore, this programme contributes to regional and national goals by facilitating capacity building and personnel development in SCM at a specialist level to improve organisational performance.

This qualification will build up and develop learners’ abilities to analyse and evaluate the current and predicted international and local practices and trends in SCM with reference to accepted SCM principles. Furthermore, the qualification will develop learners to be able to evaluate advanced SCM integration strategies across different companies and make recommendations for improvement in line with current trends and practices. The learners will be able to demonstrate research and information processing skills, conduct applied research on complex problems in SCM and present the research finding to relevant stakeholders, develop a strategic management framework for supply chain management in a business environment, and to build up the learner with the ability to critically analyse an appropriate research issue on the subject of supply chain management.

Admission requirements:
An appropriate HEQSF aligned Bachelor’s Degree or an appropriate Advance Diploma at NQF level 7, or equivalent qualification of an approved SAQA NQF level 7 or a Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7) in a business or non-business discipline. The candidate must have passed subjects related to business studies as well as finance. A candidate will be considered for admission to this qualification if he/she is in possession of an appropriate pre-HEQSF BTECH (NQF level 7) or Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7) in a Business or non-business discipline at NQF level 7. Candidates may also be admitted through a process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - an instrument that accredits the acquired knowledge, competencies and capabilities of a person, gained through informal and non-formal learning.

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
General admission requirements

For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
General admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Please note:

The fees reflected here are for the 2024 academic year, and are subject to change for 2025.Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.

Prepare this quote for:

For any queries get in contact with:
Mrs W Fry (Admin: Faculty Office)
+27 21 959 6350
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.

This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.
Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.