To develop the student’s applied and cognitive competencies in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding and application of management information and decision support. The student should be able to:
- manage operational resources within the operations management field,
- demonstrate detailed understanding of the different supply chain objectives needed in different operational circumstances
- reflect on managerial decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of specialized operational management functions in industry, in order to contextualize their learning to their business environment, and to appreciate improvements and interventions they can affect in their working environments.
Exit level outcomes: The qualifying student should be able to:
- Conduct and display knowledge and application of the role and scope of the operations managers function in the context of the production of goods and services in either profit oriented or not-for-profit endeavors.
- Recognize, understand and use different quantitative and qualitative techniques tools and models applicable in operations management in contemporary manufacturing / service organizations to optimize operation processes
- Conduct and display knowledge and application of project and supply chain management principles, quality and productivity improvement.
- Apply a logical and analytical approach in problem solving and prepare a managerial report that will ensure resource and process optimization based on the findings.
- Understand the role of quality and quality improvements in the life of an organization which include implementation of quality systems and use of quality tools to make informed decisions.
- Understand and display basic information technology, human relations skills, and financial principles in order to plan and control operational systems.
- Illustrate by means of submitting a report based on a direct practical industrial experience simulation illustrating knowledge and application of operations management in various manufacturing and service industries.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
Refer to Faculty Regulation EB3 for the minimum admission requirements for the Senior Certificate (until 2008) and the National Senior Certificate (from 2009).
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.