Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce in Public Procurement Management

Qualification stream: Public Procurement Management
Qualification code: 98767 - PPM
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 90668
APS/AS: 21
Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The purpose of the qualification is to educate procurement and supply chain practitioners of government departments at national, provincial and municipal levels and in public entities. Qualifying learners will be able to work effectively in procurement and also in any position in Supply Chain Management in the public sector. This qualification is aimed at learners who work in the public sector in all spheres of government, specifically in the procurement and supply chain area, and who seek to develop essential public administration, procurement and supply chain management skills needed at functional and higher management levels. Qualifying learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge, specific skills and applied competence in fields associated with Public Financial Management, Procurement and Supply Chain Management. The qualification also stresses the value of continuing personal intellectual growth. It should lead to gainful economic activity and ethical conduct and leadership by graduating learners. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Commerce in Public Procurement Management, the qualified learner would have been actively engaged in becoming a well-rounded, educated person, specifically preparing for further study and/or the work environment as a procurement and supply chain management practitioner or manager. He or she will have a theoretical foundation that will guide him/her in the work public environment to act as a functional level manager or at higher management levels in the field of public procurement, operations and supply chain management. She or he will have developed and will hold certain ethical values and be able to integrate general public financial, administration, procurement and supply chain related knowledge and skills and the application of theory to practice. Graduating learners will also be able to contribute to the theory of Public Procurement and Supply Chain Management when they articulate to higher degrees in Business Management.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
MNG2601 - General Management
MNP2601 - Purchasing Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601 (Not applicable to 98683)
MNP2602 - Supply Chain Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
PUB2601 - Foundations of Public Administration Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB2606 - Environmental Affairs Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 (NOT applicable to 98052-ECH, 98052-XEC and 98055)
PUB2607 - Public Financial Management II Pre-requisite:PUB1504
PUB2610 - Public Procurement & Logistics Management II Pre-requisite:PUB1504
PUB2614 - Local Government Management II Pre-requisite:PUB1511
TRL2604 - Integrated Logistics Pre-requisite:MNB1601

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 (Not applicable to BTEXP, BTSMN, 98222 & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
MNP3701 - Strategic Sourcing Pre-requisite:MNP2601
MNP3702 - Supply Chain Alignment Pre-requisite:MNP2602
MNP3703 - Supplier Relationship Management Pre-requisite:MNP2601
PRM3701 - Project Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
PUB3703 - Public Policy Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3704 - Organisational Studies in the Public Sector Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3705 - Public Financial Administration and Management Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3707 - Ethics in Public Administration and Administrative Justice Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3716 - Public Financial and Procurement Management IIIB Pre-requisite:PUB2607 & PUB2610