Diploma in Procurement and Supplies Management

Rationale
The Diploma in Procurement and Logistics Management endeavors to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge required for efficient acquisition and disposal of organization resources. The development of the programme is premised on:

i) The fact that Kenya and the rest of East Africa region has dire shortage of qualified procurement staff.
ii) The need to support the ongoing priofessionaliza5tion of the procurement process.
iii) This process is driven by increasing public awareness of the need to guard against waste and corrupt use of public resources.
iv) The need to provide manpower that will drive Kenya‟s vision 2030. The vision envisages the channelling of considerable resources to certain identified key sectors. This will strengthen existing procurement capacity. There is therefore need to expand training opportunities so as to ensure realization of your vision.
v) The need to come up with an innovative training programme that is cognizant of the changing environment in which procurement is conducted.

Programme Objectives
i). By the end of training, this programme is expected to:
ii). Enable the graduates to acquire skills and knowledge for proper management of Organizations‟ resources.
iii). Enable the graduates to effectively and efficiently handle acquisition and disposal of Organizations‟
iv). Enable graduates to carry out research with a view to finding solutions to procurement problems affecting the organization.
v). Equip students with skills for career in procurement and Logistics Management in the public and private sector
vi). Prepare students for further studies.

Admission Requirements
The common University admission criteria is applicable. In addition
i) The candidate must have obtained at least a mean grade of C (plain) at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) Level or Division III at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) or equivalent qualification.
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ii) The candidate must have also obtained at least a C- (Minus) in mathematics and at least a C- (Minus) in English or Kiswahili.
iii) Candidates with mean grades of C (plain) but have less than C- (Minus) in Mathematics and English or Kiswahili can be admitted after bridging in the respective subjects.
iv) Candidates with a credit in certificate in business from Institution recognized by the Academic Board, and having a mean grade of D+ or equivalent in their K.C.SE, are also eligible for admission.
v) Holders of Accounting Technicians Certificate (ATC) Final Level are also eligible for admission.

Course structure and Duration
i). The duration of the courses is two (2) academic years comprising of four (4) semesters of seventeen (17) weeks each.
ii). The course coding is four capital letter DPLM standing for Diploma in Procurement
iii). and Logistics Management.
iv). The courses borrowed from other programmes have codes that reflect those programme
v). The abbreviation is followed by a set of four digits as follows.

1. The first is zero (0) indicating a diploma programme.
2. The second digit is either 1 or 2 denoting the year the course is offered.
3. The third digit indicates the semester in which the course is offered i.e. 1 or 2
4. The last indicates the sequence of the course i/e 0, 1, 2, 3……

Examination Regulation
All the examination of the university shall be conducted in accordance with university statutes stipulated in the university statute No xxvii

Grading system
The grading system will be conducted in accordance with Egerton University statutes XXVIII.

Graduation requirement.
To graduate with a bachelor of commerce, a student shall be required to take and pass all scheduled courses within stipulated time.

Degree classification
The Bachelors degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton university statute programs statute XXVIII