Courses and Requirements – Management




  • Logistics

(Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Master of Management in Supply Chain; Phd in Business Administration)

Diploma Course: Logistics

Entry Requirements:

  1. National Senior Certificate/ National Certificate Vocational
Subjects Logistics Age exemption:


Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12 or 45 with incomplete schooling) who do not meet the entry requirements in 1, 2, 3 or 4 must submit a certificate of complete or conditional exemption from the DoHET.

NSC/NCV(4) Endorsement Eligibility for Diploma
Compulsory Subjects Level


Mathematics Literacy

One other subject


3 or



Remaining 3 Subjects (min. 3 per subject) 9


  1. Senior Certificate

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required.

  1. N6

A completed N6 in a management related field. Exemption may be awarded for some equivalent diploma subjects.

  1. NASCA

A completed National Senior Certificate for Adults with a minimum rating of 4 (50-59%) per subject except for English and Quantitative Literacy which should be rated a 5 (60-69%)

  1. International qualifications

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

  1. Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

Diploma: Logistics (NQF 6)

Six semesters / three years full-time of class attendance at the University.

What are the functions of a Logistics Management Graduate?

Upon completion the respective student should be in the position to analyse and conceptualise Logistics processes, policies and procedures in a critical manner with the aim of executing all related dispatching, sourcing, warehousing, transportation, commodity expediting and procurement responsibilities.

Career Opportunities

A career in Logistics offers challenging and exciting opportunities in both the private and public sectors.  There is a continuous demand for trained Logisticians.

Entry level      :           Junior Buyer and Order Clerk

Middle level   :           Senior Purchaser and Assistant Logistics Manager

Top level         :           Logistics Manager, Procurement Manager, Chief Procurement Officer and

                                    Transport Manager


Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
·         Accounting Skills 1.1

·         Applied Communication Skills 1.1

·         Business Management 1.1

·         Costing & Estimating 1.1

·         Purchasing Management 1.1

·         Applied Communication Skills 1.2

·         Business Management 1.2

·         Costing & Estimating 1.2

·         ICT Skills 1

·         Purchasing Management 1.2

Year 2

Semester 3 Semester 4
·         Applied Communication Skills 2.1

·         Business Management 2.1

·         Commercial Law 1.1

·         Microeconomics

·         Purchasing Management 2.1

·         Logistics Management 2.1

·         Business Management 2.2

·         Commercial Law 1.2

·         Macroeconomics

·         Purchasing Management 2.2

·         Logistics Management 2.2

Year 3

Semester 5 Semester 6
·         Transport Economics 1.1

·         Entrepreneurship 1

·         Logistics Management 3.1

·         Operations Management 1.1

·         Purchasing Management 3.1

·         Transport Economics 1.2

·         Logistics Management 3.2

·         Operations Management 1.2

·         Purchasing Management 3.2



Assessment takes the form of tests, assignments, practicals, tutorials and final examinations.

Advanced Diploma: Logistics (NQF 7)

 Entry Requirements:

Relevant National Diploma/ Diploma or equivalent qualification or SAQA approved qualification on NQF level 6 with at least 360 credits of theory.  An average of 60% is required in the exit level subjects (3rd year) in the diploma.  Duration: This is a one-year full-time course.  No part time classes offered.

Curriculum for Advanced Diploma: Logistics

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
·     Advanced Logistics Management (Module 1)

·     Advanced Transport Economics (Module 1)

·     Supply Chain Management (Module 1)

·     Procurement Management (Module 1

·     Research Methodology (Module 1)

·      Advanced Logistics Management (Module 2)

·      Advanced Transport Economics (Module 2)

·      Supply Chain Management (Module 2)

·      Procurement Management (Module 2)

·      Research Methodology (Module 2)

Postgraduate Diploma: Logistics (NQF 8)

(Available from 2021)

Entry Requirements:

Relevant Advanced Diploma or equivalent qualification or SAQA approved qualification on NQF level 7 with at least 120 credits of theory.  An average of 60%.

Curriculum for Postgraduate Diploma: Logistics

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
·         Strategic logistics (Module 1)

·         Advanced Supply Chain Management (Module 1)

·         Logistics Project Management (Module 1)

·         Advanced Procurement Management (Module 1)

·         Research Methodology (Module 1)

·         Strategic logistics (Module 2)

·         Advanced Supply Chain Management (Module 2)

·         Logistics Project Management (Module 2)

·         Advanced Procurement Management (Module 2)

·         Research Methodology (Module 2)

Master of Management:

Supply Chain Management (NQF 9)

Entry Requirements:

65% average for a completed Post Graduate Diploma or equivalent qualification in Logistics/Supply Chain Management or any related discipline. 65% average for Research Methodology and Research Project is also required. Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria.


Research by Dissertation.  Minimum period of 1 year and maximum 4 years.

Phd: Business Administration (NQF 10)

Entry Requirements:

Relevant Master’s degree or an equivalent qualification (NQF 9) approved by SAQA.  Research Methodology course completed.  Proof of previous research experience.  Successful completion of the Faculty selection criteria.


Research by Thesis.  Minimum period of 2 years and maximum 6 years.


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