WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$654 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Diploma in Procurement and Supplies Management
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Nakuru Town Campus
Application Deadline: October 2021
Programme Overview

The Diploma in Procurement and Logistics Management endeavors to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge required for efficient acquisition and disposal of organization resources. The development of the programme is premised on:

i) The fact that Kenya and the rest of East Africa region has dire shortage of qualified procurement staff.
ii) The need to support the ongoing professionalisation of the procurement process.
iii) This process is driven by increasing public awareness of the need to guard against waste and corrupt use of public resources.
iv) The need to provide manpower that will drive Kenya‟s vision 2030. The vision envisages the channelling of considerable resources to certain identified key sectors. This will strengthen existing procurement capacity. There is therefore need to expand training opportunities so as to ensure realization of your vision.
v) The need to come up with an innovative training programme that is cognizant of the changing environment in which procurement is conducted.

Programme Objectives
i). By the end of training, this programme is expected to:
ii). Enable the graduates to acquire skills and knowledge for proper management of Organizations‟ resources.
iii). Enable the graduates to effectively and efficiently handle acquisition and disposal of Organizations‟
iv). Enable graduates to carry out research with a view to finding solutions to procurement problems affecting the organization.
v). Equip students with skills for career in procurement and Logistics Management in the public and private sector
vi). Prepare students for further studies.


Course structure and Duration
i). The duration of the courses is two (2) academic years comprising of four (4) semesters of seventeen (17) weeks each.
ii). The course coding is four capital letter DPLM standing for Diploma in Procurement
iii). and Logistics Management.
iv). The courses borrowed from other programmes have codes that reflect those programme
v). The abbreviation is followed by a set of four digits as follows.

1. The first is zero (0) indicating a diploma programme.
2. The second digit is either 1 or 2 denoting the year the course is offered.
3. The third digit indicates the semester in which the course is offered i.e. 1 or 2
4. The last indicates the sequence of the course i/e 0, 1, 2, 3……

Examination Regulation
All the examination of the university shall be conducted in accordance with university statutes stipulated in the university statute No xxvii

Grading system
The grading system will be conducted in accordance with Egerton University statutes XXVIII.

Graduation requirement.
To graduate with a bachelor of commerce, a student shall be required to take and pass all scheduled courses within stipulated time.

Degree classification
The Bachelors degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton university statute programs statute XXVIII

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
The common University admission criteria is applicable. In addition
– The candidate must have obtained at least a mean grade of C (plain) at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) Level or Division III at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) or equivalent qualification.
– The candidate must have also obtained at least a C- (Minus) in mathematics and at least a C- (Minus) in English or Kiswahili.
– Candidates with mean grades of C (plain) but have less than C- (Minus) in Mathematics and English or Kiswahili can be admitted after bridging in the respective subjects.
–  Candidates with a credit in certificate in business from Institution recognized by the Academic Board, and having a mean grade of D+ or equivalent in their K.C.SE, are also eligible for admission.
–  Holders of Accounting Technicians Certificate (ATC) Final Level are also eligible for admission.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $9

Application Guidelines:
Required Documents to be attached during Application include:
– Certified copies of your Result Slip, Certificates and Transcripts.
– ORIGINAL RECEIPT (Application Fee): KShs. 2,000 for ALL Degree Programmes and Kshs. 1,000 for all Undergraduate Diploma Programmes: Payable to; Account Name; Egerton University, Kenya Commercial Bank; Account No:1108550703.
– Copy of your National ID Card or Birth Certificate.

Online application procedure

– Simply complete the Egerton University Online Application form and upload all the necessary documents, so that it can be processed by the administrative department
– The application will be complete once all the necessary fees have been paid.

Offline Application Procedure
– An Application form can be downloaded through the school website:
– The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached. It must be returned to the admissions office of the university according to the deadline set by the admissions office.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this course can be found in:
– Manufacturing
– Data analysis
– Procurement
– Transportation
– Customer service.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $654
Tuition Fees for International Students: $851

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 72,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs. 93,600
EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.


– Foreign students out of the East African Community pay 30% more that the Kenyan students.
– The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.

Relevant Contact

Dr Daniel O. Auka
Dean, Faculty of Commerce
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries
School Office
General Enquiries
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