Diploma in Food Supply Chain Operations (Springboard)

Course Points
60
Course Duration
3 Semesters
Course Level
Level 7
Course Start Date
September 2019

Course Summary

This 1-year part-time course will provide graduates with the opportunity to develop supply chain management skills, which have been identified as a major skills gap in the Food and Beverages Sector in Ireland. Graduates will be able to critically analyse the factors required to structure and manage a supply chain successfully.

Important notice about this course

This course is now funded via the Springboard+ scheme. For more information on Springboard+ please click here.

The Food and Beverage sector is one of the largest sectors in Ireland from the viewpoint of both production and consumption. Its handling within the supply chain is vital to the Irish economy. Globalization of the food industry requires increased transportation of raw materials and finished goods.

This course will provide graduates with the opportunity to develop supply chain management skills, which have been identified as a major skills gap in the Food and Beverages Sector. Graduates will be able to critically analyse the factors required to stucture and manage a supply chain successfully. They will evaluate the concepts and theories that underpin business and international management and the pivotal role played by internationalisation strategies.

Modules studied include:

  • Food Industry: Quality Management
  • Stores and Warehousing in the Food Industry
  • Transport in the Food Industry
  • Operations Management in the Food Industry
  • Food Processing and Production Management
  • Packaging of Food Products.

Please note:

There is a 30 credit course option available for this course delivered over 2 semesters. For more information on this course, please visit the Certificate in Food Supply Chain Operations course page.

Semester 1:

  • Supply Chain Management: Stores & Warehousing
  • Supply Chain Management: Transport
  • Quality Management in the Food Industry

Semester 2:

  • Operations Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Food Packaging and Preservation

Semester 3:

  • 12-week Work Placement 

Learners will be expected to attend DkIT one evening per week. The remainder of the course will be delivered online.

This course aims to support industry and career development in Supply Chain Management.

The course appeals to a variety of people working in wide range of industries, such as:

  • pharmaceuticals
  • medical devices
  • food and drinks
  • electronics
  • utilities
  • distribution and services.

Course participants work in various functions including: procurement, logistics, production, planning, quality, accounts & finance.

Springboard+ offers a choice of 198 free, part-time and intensive conversion courses in higher education from certificate, to degree, to post-graduate level. See Search courses for full details. Applications can also be made for one year full-time and two year part-time ICT Skills Conversion courses.

Level 6 major award in business, science, engineering or agriculture.

OR

Applicants who do not have a Level 6 award may still apply and may be considered for interview.

AND

International students must have English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Equivalent industry recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not yet achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience. 

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science, DkIT)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2736
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Dr. Arjan Van Rossum (Head of Department of Applied Sciences, School of Health and Science, DkIT)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2620
Email: arjan.vanrossum@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_SDFSD_7
Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Credits 60
School School of Health & Science
Department Applied Sciences
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2019
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How to Apply

You can apply for this course directly via the Springboard website by clicking the button below:

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Alternatively you can contact the Lifelong Learning Centre at DkIT at any time by emailing springboard@dkit.ie