Graduate Cert in Digital Supply Chain



The Graduate Certificate in Digital Supply Chain aims to equip students with the skills to analyse the supply chain operational model, and implement process improvement wherever necessary to boost efficiency and output. The logistics and manufacturing industries are undergoing deep transformation as new data-driven business models shake up traditional approaches to business, paving the way for new industries like the sharing economy to grow. Supply Chain also forms one of the eight building blocks of the Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index, which was created by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) after consultation with over 300 companies and stakeholders across various industries 

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Supply Chain is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Digital Supply Chain are: 

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised institution, preferably to have taken Statistics-related modules.

  2. Candidates with other qualifications and work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. 


Programme Structure

Programme Requirements               Successfully complete 12 MCs                      
Minimum Candidature 6 months
Maximum Candidature Full-time: 18 months
Part-time: 36 months
Completion Requirements CAP of at least 2.5 out of 5

For more information on Modular Credits (MCs) and Cumulative Average Point (CAP):

Module Syllabus

Supply chain management has become a key aspect of competitive strategy in coordinating with customers and suppliers to deliver value. The integration of operations, information flow and technology, is the next step in creating responsive and agile supply chains. This course will bring together the strategic, operational, and technological aspects of supply chain management, and look at how technological developments will impact manufacturing, distribution, and logistics. 

This module is not available in Semester 2 AY2020/2021 (August 2020).

IND5022 Data Analytics for Smart Manufacturing (4 MCs) 

The big data evolution provides an opportunity to manage significantly large amounts of information and act on them with analytics for improved diagnostics and prognostics. Understanding data science and data analytics would help managers to remain competitive and relevant in the rapidly changing landscape. Through industry case studies, this module will introduce the analytical approaches that can help participants understand and develop solutions to real world issues, from processing and exploring data to provide insights, developing a data product, and communicating a data story in a capstone project. Participants will also learn essential knowledge and skills for managing successful data analytics projects, such as analytical tools, scoping data analytics problems and best practices in the setup of a data analytics project. The course will provide extensive hands-on exercises on solving business problems using supervised and unsupervised learning. 

This module is available in Semester 2 AY2020/2021 (August 2020).

DSC5221A Managing the Financial Supply Chain (2 MCs) 

This course will look at how supply chain management can be used effectively to improve financial performance. It will look at management trade-offs between long-term and short-term supply chain decisions. It will also look how companies improve their cash flow using better inventory management and supply chain financing. Participants will also form teams to play a supply chain simulation game. It requires teams to make annual supply chain management decisions that will impact revenue growth, cut costs, and/or manage risks of the company, taking into consideration management trade-offs and both short-term and long-term profitability, with an overall strategic plan. 

This module is not available in Semester 2 AY2020/2021 (August 2020).

IND5024 Strategic Procurement in a Digital World (2 MCs) 

Procurement and supply management within the supply chain has become strategic, with an emphasis on creating solutions, collaboration and resilience, Procurement has shifted from just cost cutting to being a revenue and profit driver. With the advent of IT, data, and new technologies, procurement processes and practices have continued to evolve. The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge of how strategic sourcing is critical for successful procurement outcomes, and understanding the elements that go into a situation analysis for strategic product purchases. Through hands-on exercises and case studies, participants will learn how to apply these concepts in a sourcing cycle. 

This module is available in Semester 2 AY2020/2021 (August 2020).

Application Information

Interested applicants can submit an application via the Online Application Portal.

  1. In the Online Application Portal, select [Lifelong Learning Initiatives] > [Applying for Myself] > [Browse Academic Modules/Short Courses].
  2. Select Academic Modules, indicate your Participant’s Type (whether you are a NUS Alumni or Public) and input the course title (refer to the Module Syllabus above).
  3. For users who need help on using the Online Application Portal, click HERE for the User Guide.
Application Timeline


Application Period


Semester Period

August 2020 (Semester 1)

27 Apr to 10 Jun

Mid-End Jun

10 Aug to 5 Dec 2020

The following supporting documents are mandatory and must be uploaded to the online application:

1. Copy of NRIC (Singapore Citizens & SPRs); FIN and Passport (Foreigners) 
2. Copy of Degree Certificate and Degree Official Transcript 

Click HERE to apply.
A reminder to apply under Lifelong Learning Initiatives, not Graduate Certificate(s) Programme.


Students who have completed the following four modules and achieved a minimum CAP of 2.5, may stack the modules completed towards the Graduate Certificate of Digital Supply Chain.

  • IND5021 Managing the Digital Supply Chain (4 MCs)
  • IND5022 Data Analytics for Smart Manufacturing (4 MCs)
  • DSC5221A Managing the Financial Supply Chain (2 MCs)
  • IND5024 Strategic Procurement in a Digital World (2 MCs)

To apply for the Graduate Certificate after acquiring the requisite modules and CAP, please email to An e-certificate will be issued to all successful students.

Fee Information


excl. GST


Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs may be charged lower tuition fees. International Students are to pay full fees.

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents (PR) may enjoy SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) subsidies of up to 70% for the modules. Notwithstanding, Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above may enjoy even higher subsidies (up to 90%).  

The University reserves the right to review and adjust the fees as necessary and accordingly without any prior notice.

All candidates are required to pay the Student Services Fee of $25.23 (inclusive of prevailing GST) per semester except for Special Term). All fees are payable upon acceptance of admission offer. They are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Other Various Funding Schemes

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) are eligible for only one funding scheme: 

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy  

  • Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees. 


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) 

  • SME-sponsored employees (Singapore Citizens and SPRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees. For more details, click here

15 June 2020