Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
1 year
Professional Diploma
NFQ Level 9 Minor Award
Faculty: Kemmy Business SchoolScience and Engineering
Course Type: Taught, Professional/Flexible, Online
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Address: Science & Engineering Flexible Learning Centre Email:

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Brief Description

This programme will open for applications information for the next intake in 2024. Funded places are offered on a first-come first-served basis, but these are limited and are strictly subject to Springboard+/HCI eligibility. Once the funded places have been filled, the course may remain open for those who wish to apply for a self-financed place.

The Professional Diploma in Supply Chain Management will equip graduates with supply chain management theories and concepts for practical application in the workplace.

This course is eligible for Springboard funding.

This programme forms part of the MSc in Supply Chain Operations.  Those who have completed this programme may continue on to the MSc. If you are planning to progress to the Masters, please be aware that this is available as an executive apprenticeship with 85% funding. More details on the funded Masters programme.

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(M) Microcreds available:

Modules listed within the Programme Content with an (M) beside them are MicroCreds and can be taken independently.

The Professional Diploma in Supply Chain Management offers learners practical interactive knowledge required to manage today’s global supply chains. Gaining theory, current practice and skills to increase supply chain performance within their own organisations.

For whom

The programme is designed for those with a responsibility for/or actively engaged in supply chain

activities and is suited to individuals who are in a variety of industry sectors from manufacturing, health, defense forces and services.

It is ideal for individuals wishing to kick start or continue their career in supply chain management.



Developed and delivered by industry and academic experts, modules are delivered online via our dedicated online learning management system facilitating a flexible learning environment.

The programme will run over two academic semesters with a duration of 5 weeks for each 6 credit module.

Course delivery is through a combination of self-instructional materials and regular webinars and

online tutorials.


This programme contains five taught modules spread over two semesters. The content is online with regular tutor and class interactions. 


Frameworks for Supply Chain Management 

This module introduces a wide range of frameworks to inform systematic thinking on the alignment, design, implementation and operation supply chains to promote their agility, adaptability and growth. Students engage in peer to peer discussion to develop insight and understanding of supply chain practices across own and other industries, to identify various frameworks used in supply chain operations, and to recognise supply chain management practices that influence the future success or failure of organisations.  




Strategic Business & Operations Management 

This module provides an overview of the strategy process and of operations management from concept to deployment. It will support the understanding of corporate strategy and strategy development, considering influencers such as environment, resources, capabilities and stakeholder needs. Support the development of a plan to operationalise strategic concepts using contemporary tools and techniques as well as understand how strategy can act as a programme of change within an organisation. 


Mathematical Modelling in Supply Chain  

This module provides students with knowledge on mathematical models applicable to supply chains as well as modeling and software capabilities to apply mathematical models to supply chains.  


Marketing Technology Products 

The aim of this module is to understand and develop the key marketing concepts in business so that students can analyse and develop a marketing plan for a company including identifying and exploring the key components of market orientation, customer buyer behaviour, competitive advantage and marketing activities and practices.  


Simulation Modelling in Supply Chains 

This module provides students with knowledge on discrete event simulation modeling and its application to supply chains.  It also provides students with modelling and software capabilities to apply simulation to supply chain and to understand where they could be applied, what benefits it could provide and what are the challenges in its application. 


A student that starts the programme in Spring who successfully completes all elements of the programme, will graduate at the University of Limerick in the Summer Conferring Ceremonies of the following year. On completion of this programme students will be exempt from Year 1 of the Masters in Supply Chain Operations and are invited to join Year 2 and thus complete the Masters in 1 year.


Applicants require a 2.2 degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent and at least five years relevant work experience in a supply chain function. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University.

The recognition of prior learning and prior experiential learning as per university policy will be applied to this course. Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may be interviewed by the Academic

What to Include with your Application
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.
- 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.
- A copy of your most recent CV, (for Springboard+ applicants, 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
    • English language competency certificate

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Fee Paying:

EU - €5,250 per annum

Non- EU - €5,250 per annum


EU - €5,000 per annum

Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria under Springboard+ can qualify for 90% or 100% funding subject to the availability of places. To clarify eligibility please go to

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email


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