Course Synopsis:

The Higher Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management course is designed for learners who wish to develop knowledge and skills required by future managers. Throughout the course, students learn various essential concepts for managing Logistics and Supply chain functions.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, learners should be able:

  • To have the knowledge and understanding of the Logistics and Supply Chain industry.
  • To demonstrate theories and principles relevant to the Logistics and Supply Chain industry.
  • To display soft skills such as communication, creativity, teamwork, and work ethics.
  • To perform managerial functions in a Logistics and Supply Chain environment.
  • To research, organize and critically analyse information for further application or dissemination.
  • To progress to a relevant bachelor’s degree with advanced standing.

Course Structure:

Learners are required to complete 11 modules.

Academic and Research Skills

This unit aims to develop learners’ academic research and writing skills. Topics include academic English, primary and secondary research, writing and reading strategies, referencing, and crafting research proposal

Business Communication

This unit introduces various communication options available in business context so that students can make appropriate choices in the workplace. Students will gain confidence in their ability to communicate by practising and receiving feedback on business communication skills. Opportunities for improving academic language proficiency are embedded in this unit.


This unit provides the students with a comprehensive knowledge on how the economy works and how it affects different types of businesses. It covers topics like supply and demand, elasticity, money market and output determination, national economy, unemployment and inflation, economic role of government, international trade, and other related matters.

Human Resource Management

This unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of human resources in the workplace. Learners gain knowledge of human resource management theory and link it with organisations’ current human resource management practices.

Financial Decision Making

This unit equips learners with a set of accounting and financial tools that enables them to interpret financial information from variety of sources and to make informed and effective financial decisions that directly impact their company operations and stakeholders within.

Retail Management

This unit provides learners with a basic understanding of retail operations. It aims to equip learners with the knowledge, skills, and techniques to operate the basic functions in physical and online stores.

Logistics Management

This unit introduces learners to the basic principles of logistics. It aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to operate basic logistical functions in purchasing inventory, warehousing, transportation, and packaging.

Supply Chain Management

This unit provides learners with a basic understanding of supply chain management(SCM). Learners will learn how to conduct supply chain capacity design and planning, as well as apply lean supply management principles.

Warehouse and Distribution Management

This unit provides students with the fundamentals of warehousing management and related distribution issues that are important for pursuing a career in the logistics and supply chain management.

Purchase and Procurement Management

This unit provides students with the fundamental roles and activities, the systems, procedures, processes and contracts associated with the procurement and supply chain function.

Industrial Attachment

Learners will get to apply the knowledge and skills which they have gained in the classroom in a real work setting. Learners will be deployed as interns in retail or commercial business environment for a period of 6 months. Industrial Attachment is a compulsory and integral part of the course. Should a learner be unable to secure a suitable internship due to circumstances beyond the control of the college, the learner will be required to complete a Project Work instead.

Mode of Delivery: Blended learning (face to face & online learning/webinar)
Class Size: The number of students per class is capped at 60

15 months full-time (9 months classroom + 6 months industrial attachment). The maximum candidature period is 36 months (Full-time)

18 months part-time (12 months classroom + 6 months industrial attachment). The maximum candidature period is 36 months (Part-time)

Class Frequency: 5 days per week x 3 hours per day (full-time)
3 days per week x 3 hours per day (part-time)
Total Contact Hours: 450 hours
Attendance: 90% (International Students with Student Pass Holder),
75% (Local Students and Non-Student Pass Holder)
Assessment Method: Assignment and Presentation
Graduation Criteria: In order to qualify for the course award, the student must fulfill two criteria: successfully passing all modules and ensuring a minimum class attendance rate of 75%
Minimum Entry Requirements:
Description Local International
Minimum Age 17 years 17 years
Academic Qualification 2 GCE ‘A’ Level credits or BITC Diploma in Retail and Supply Chain Management or equivalent or Matured students who are at least 30 years old with minimum 8 years of working experience will be considered on an individual basis. Completed 12 years of formal education or or equivalent or
English Proficiency C6 grade in GCE ‘O’ level English or equivalent Passed English in grade 10 or equivalent