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Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Level 7)

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Mar 2023


Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki


To enable degree graduates to study and gain a significant body of knowledge about supply chain management. Graduates will contribute to the success of industry, through the application of specialised knowledge and skills in supply chain management.

You will learn how to:

  • apply specialised technical knowledge and skills to the supply chain management field
  • integrate into your workplace environment quickly

Programme Specific Information

This one year full-time programme allows you to graduate at the same level as a degree student and with a focused file of knowledge. It is designed for people who have a degree in one area and want to change their area of specialisation or career. It is also for people who have a level 6 or 7 Diploma and/or several years of relevant work experience who wish to gain a qualification or update their skills in the area they are working.

You will learn the theory about supply chains and the challenges associated with the management of getting the right product to the right person in the most cost effective and timely manner. Content includes project management, e-commerce, resource integration, contemporary issues in supply chain management and an industry project. This qualification provides a thorough grounding in business and management practice, appropriate for people wishing to enter management roles in business.

The Graduate Diplomas are designed so that students can complete them in one year’s full time study. However, it is also possible for students to select part time study options, which will increase the programme duration. To be awarded a Graduate Diploma you will successfully complete 120 credits at Levels 6 and 7 as shown below:

  • 120 credits
  • all compulsory papers specified for the Graduate Diploma
  • a minimum of 45 credits at Level 6
  • a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7


  • BAM6.016 Project management
  • BAM6.017 Operations Management
  • BAM6.030 E-Commerce
  • BAM7.008 Resource Integration
  • BAM7.024 Contemporary Issues in Supply Chain Management
  • BAM7.019 Professional Practice A
  • BAM7.020 Professional Project B

Career Options

Be work ready to be employed in a supply chain management role within your chosen field of expertise.

Further Study Options

Study at postgraduate level

Entry criteria

  • Degree or higher tertiary qualification; or
  • Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work/life experience; or
  • Equivalent knowledge, life skills, work experience or study.

Students must also meet the English language proficiency requirements as below:

  • IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.
  • TOEFL (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • NZCEL Level 4 Academic
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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