Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management

Programme Overview

Diploma in Procurement and Supplies Management provides courses in core purchasing and supplies management skills in a four-semester program within two academic years. The course provides broad coverage of the functional areas of purchasing and supplies management.

Target Groups

  • Students from any discipline who wish to start a career in purchasing and supplies or procurement-related disciplines or others who are currently working in other occupations and wish to switch to procurement.
  • Managers in any business functional areas who wish to acquire knowledge and skills in Purchasing and Supplies Management.
  • Serves as a prerequisite to entering Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management program in Zetech University

Entry Requirements

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C with C- in Mathematics and C- in English

OR

A minimum Credit pass in Certificate in Purchasing and Supplies Management (CPS) from Zetech College or any other recognized institution with at least KCSE aggregate grade C- or KCE Div. III

Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above.

Programme Duration and Structure

a)Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management shall be offered in two academic years with four semesters. The first academic year will comprise of ten (10) course units, and the second academic year will have ten (10) units plus Project Work and Industrial attachment.

b)Courses shall be offered in terms of units. One will be defined as a series of 35 one-hour lectures. For this purpose a one-hour lecture is equivalent to a two-hour tutorial or a three-hour practical period.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Play a key role in the development of purchasing and supplies in Kenya and regionally.
  • Make a professional contribution to the management of business.
  • Liaise with professional bodies to jointly influence quality and scope of training in purchasing and supplies.

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