University Short Courses

Production Management for Industry (next offering starting 6 August 2022)

University Short Course

Production Management for Industry (next offering starting 6 August 2022)

Fee: R8 900.00

Relevant fields of study: Engineering,Production

Offered by: Industrial Engineering

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Ms. Carien du Preez, Email:, Telephone: 083 456 9153
None, but a senior certificate is preferred.
Students must be able to perform basic calculations.
Individuals working in the field of production management who want to update their skill set to improve productivity and operations at their place of work will benefit from this course. This group of people includes manufacturing specialists, production managers, technical managers, engineers, technicians, supervisors, foremen, team leaders and line workers.

People who work in alternative fields such as Purchasing, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Quality Control, Warehousing and Logistics will also benefit substantially from this course.
Module 1
Introduction to production management
Module 2
Performance improvement: work study and productivity
Module 3
Project management
Module 4
Facility layout
Module 5
Inventory management
Module 6
Quality management
Module 7
Statistical process control (SPC) and Capability studies
Module 8
Introduction to Lean / World class manufacturing
All students will receive the course material on a weekly basis via email per course schedule. Supplementary course e-books will be supplied via email. Q&A sessions will be online.
Students will continuously be assessed by means of four tests and / or assignments, etc. A Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) certificate will be awarded to successful students. The course content is benchmarked against level 5 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Offered bi-annually.
26 March - 25 June 2022
6 August - 29 October 2022
Face-to-face classes are currently unavailable.
Online only

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Important dates and times
Remember to apply and register on time.

Application Deadline: 2022-07-25

Course offered at: Online only
Course lasts for: 60 hours
Note about registration:
An application form and a certified copy of the ID / passport document must be submitted. A Company promissory letter or Proof of Payment should accompany the application. Send electronic submissions to

Class times are: 08:00 - 14:00 on Saturdays
Note about class dates:
A combination of live streaming and online videos will be used to present the learning material as per schedule. For students who cannot attend on Saturdays, videos of ALL the learning material will be available for the duration of the course.

Remember to apply and register on time.

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Industrial Engineering


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