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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics
國際航運及物流管理(榮譽)工商管理學士學位

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: 02402-SYI

Faculty of Business
Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

60-75 (plus 3 training credits)
The exact credits required for each AD/HD holder will depend on the approved credits of transfer.

Programme Intake

62 senior year places

Fund Type

Government-Funded

Consider Second Choice Applications

Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Ir Dr T. L. Yip
BEng, PhD, MBA, CEng, MIMechE, MIET, MCIM, MHKIM, PMHKLA, FCILT, MHKIE, MICS, MIPA, CMA

 

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Kelvin Pang
BSc, MSc, PhD

Remarks

  • The programme is offered within the BBA(Hons) Scheme.
  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
  • All BBA(Hons) students must complete a short work placement during their studies, either in the summer or during semester time. The Department provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

To provide students with

  • A well-rounded business education with specialisation in international shipping and logistics management
  • Sound knowledge of maritime transport and logistics along with broad perspective of international transport and trade as well as maritime organisation and personnel management skills

 

 

Characteristics

International shipping and transport logistics management is a lively and interesting subject to study, with an emphasis on developing practical skills and academic and professional knowledge.
 

There is a strong emphasis on interactive and student-centred learning methods, including case studies and simulation exercises. Local and international visits to companies and other organisations are arranged, and senior practitioners are invited as guest speakers to share their practical experiences with students.
 

All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in the Whole Person Development Programme (WPDP), which includes a range of extracurricular activities, such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring, mentorship, and overseas and the Chinese mainland exchanges.
 

Each student may be assigned a mentor who is an experienced executive or a manager in the business world and who provides advice and support and helps students to plan their careers and prepare for their first jobs after graduation.
 

If they wish, and subject to availability, the BBA students can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in the Chinese mainland and have the credits counted towards their PolyU degree.
 

Work Integrated Education (WIE)

To graduate, every student must complete 100 hours (3 training credits) of WIE. The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms either during the summer vacation or as part-timers. Summer placements may be found in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.

 

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

Graduates are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) (Logistics Stream) of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

 

Graduates are also granted partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of the following professional bodies:

  • The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)
  • Marine Department, The Government of the HKSAR – remission of sea services for the purpose of attempting the Class 3 Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) examination.

 

Graduates are also qualified to register as Associate Member of The Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).

 

Career Prospects

Graduates with a BBA(Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics are qualified in and well accepted by many sectors of the shipping and logistics industry, including ship owners, ship brokers, charterers, shipping agencies, air and/or sea freight forwarders, international express operators, third party logistics operators, container terminal operators, warehouse operators, law firms, cargo airlines, liner shipping operators, insurance brokers, marine insurance companies and international protection and indemnity clubs.

Curriculum

Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year programme and they must complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. Depending on an individual's academic merits, the credit requirement of graduation is between 60 and 75 (plus 3 training credits). Students are expected to complete the programme within 2 years.

 

General University Requirements (GUR) (9 credits)

Subject Title Credits
Service Learning 3
*Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) - C 3
*Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) - D 3

* Students must fulfil the Chinese reading & writing, English reading & writing and China-Study requirements.

For details, please refer to the PolyU 4-year Undergraduate Curriculum website.

 

Discipline-specific Requirements (DSR) (57 credits)

BBA core subjects (27 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title Credits
AF2108 Financial Accounting 3
AF2110 Management Accounting 1 3
AF3313 Business Finance 3
CBS3221P Chinese Language Communication for Business 3
ELC3221 Workplace English for Business Students I 3
ELC3222 Workplace English for Business Students II 3
LGT2106 Principles of Operations Management* 3
MM4311 Strategic Management 3
MM4513 Corporate Social Responsibility 3

 

Specialist Compulsory Subjects (30 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title Credits
LGT2009 Introduction to Shipping and Transport Logistics Operation 3
LGT3016 Shipping Logistics 3
LGT3023 Carriage of Goods Law 3
LGT4005 Shipbroking and Chartering Management 3
LGT4020

Insurance in Shipping and Transport Logistics

3
LGT4021 Shipping Finance 3
LGT4208 ISTL Capstone Project 6

Specialist Elective Subjects (Choose any 2 subjects)

6

More information on the subjects offered can be obtained from here.

 

Work Integrated Education (WIE)

To graduate, every student must complete 100 hours (3 training credits) of WIE. The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms either during the summer vacation or as part-timers. Summer placements may be found in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.

Entrance Requirements

  • An appropriate Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline.
     
  • In addition to academic results, preference will be given to those applicants with good performance in interview.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 4607; email: lms.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk).