BA (Hons) Supply Chain Operations Management

Approval Code R/840/6/0016; 06/2023
Accreditation Code MQA/FA295
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Supply Chain Operations Management
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 3 Years (6 long semesters, 3 short semesters) / (14 weeks per long semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

Supply Chain Operations Management (SCOM) is the management of an interconnected flow of goods or processes involved in the provision of product and service packages required by the end customers in a supply chain. It is also defined as the designing, planning, executing, controlling, monitoring, and integrating of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronising supply with demand and measuring performance globally. This shifts the focus from the unit enterprise to the entire supply chain with all its stakeholders.

The aim of this programme is to equip undergraduate students with the management principles, theories and practices that are essential for the effective supply chain operations management in today’s global and highly competitive markets. The programme is also developed to give students an advantage in understanding the processes and techniques for developing operations strategy and managing supply chain operation activities.

The assessment includes a combination of examinations, field trips, projects and assignments, as well as the required completion of a dissertation for the Final Year Project. Students will acquire up-to-date vocational skills that are relevant and competitive. This reflects the complex and challenging nature of the supply chain operations sector.

Academic Requirements
UCSI Foundation year
Pass, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
Minimum 2 principals (C) (CGPA 2.0) in 2 subjects and pass in Mathematics and English at SPM Level
Minimum 2 principals (E)
Minimum 5 credits (B6) and pass (C8) in Mathematics and English
National Matriculation
Minimum CGPA of 2.0
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects
Canadian Pre-U
Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects
SAM / Australian Year 12
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%
Diploma (business-related)
Minimum CGPA of 2.0
Other equivalent qualifications
To be reviewed by the faculty on a case-to-case basis

Note (Source: Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil 2/2016) :
The terms of passing in Mathematics and English at SPM level for the candidate with STPM or STAM qualification can be exempted if the candidate obtained Mathematics and English and its achievement is equivalent or higher than the required pass of the aforesaid courses at the SPM level.


Academic Requirements
Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits
Minimum 5 credits (C)
Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits (B6)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%


English Language Requirements

  • A score of Band 5.5 in IELTS or its equivalent is required as stipulated by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia.
  • Applicants who have studied at least one year in a programme at an Institution of Higher Learning with minimum overall CGPA of 2.00 / average percentage of 50% where English is the medium of instruction. Applicants must produce a verification letter from the Institute of Higher Learning confirming the medium used in the delivery of the programme was in English can be exempted from the English language requirements stated above.

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of Department to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'


Potential Career Options

The effective management of supply chain can boost customer service, reduce operating costs, and improve a company’s financial position. Graduates may pursue careers in the supply chain management sector including:

  • supply chain design and planning
  • procurement and supply management
  • freight transportation
  • warehouse design and management
  • distribution network design and planning
  • inventory management and control
  • project management
Year 1
  • Introduction to Logistics Management
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Information System
  • Microeconomics
  • Business Accounting
  • Statistics and Its Application
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Law
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-Operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Freight Transport Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Operations Management
  • Business Mathematics
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Retail Operations Management
  • Business Supply Chain Management
  • Quantitative Method for Logistician
  • Financial Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Strategic Logistics Management
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-Operative Placement 2

Elective 1: Choose One

  • Introduction to Industrial Management
  • Land Transportation Management
  • Warehousing Management
Year 3
  • Final Year Project A
  • Quality Management
  • Materials Management
  • Operations Research
  • Final Year Project B
  • Logistics Project Management
  • Material Requirement Planning
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Strategic Distribution Management
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-Operative Placement 3

Elective 2: Choose One

  • Industrial Relation
  • Maritime Transport
  • IT Application in Logistics Operations
MPW / English Courses
(if applicable)
  • Basic English
  • English Foundation
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A


General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Full exemption for the professional qualifying examination