Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in International Shipping and Transport Logistics
Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: 44087
Duration & Credit Requirement
IFM for MSc (Full-time)
IFP for PgD (Full-time)
IPM for MSc (Part-time)
IPP for PgD (Part-time)
1-2 years for MSc (Full-time)
1 year for PgD (Full-time)
2.5 years for MSc (Part-time)
1 year for PgD (Part-time)
33 for MSc,
18 for PgD
3 for local students
6 for non-local students
HK$161,700 per programme for local MSc students
HK$216,150 per programme for non-local MSc students
HK$88,200 per programme for local PgD students
HK$117,900 per programme for non-local PgD students
Dr Dong Yang
PgD Exit Award
- Students admitted to the MSc programme may apply for early exit with a Postgraduate Diploma, subject to meeting the specified credit requirements.
Mode of Study
- Students can pursue their studies with either a full-time study load (taking 9 credits or more in a semester) or a part-time study load (taking less than 9 credits in a semester). In general, one evening class per week will be scheduled for each subject over a regular 13-week semester and two evening classes per week over a 7-week optional Summer Term.
The Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship Scheme
- For entry of Programme Stream 44087-ISS, please click here for details
- Please submit the application for this Scholarship individually
- Applications for the two programmes (44087-IFM and 44087-ISS) are processed separately, and the application fee is non-transferable.
Master of Science in International Shipping and Transport Logistics Scholarship for International Student
- For entry of Programme Stream 44087-IFM: MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics [Mixed-mode] (Full-time)
- Available for overseas applicants, outside of Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with outstanding academic and non-academic performance
- Waiver of tuition fee plus living cost subsidy
- Please click here to download the application form for this scholarship
- Candidates are required to submit applications for the programme (44087-IFM) and this Scholarship together.
Note to Applicants
- Please complete all relevant fields and enclose necessary documents. Incomplete applications cannot be processed promptly.
Aims & Characteristics
This programme enables students to introduce modern and cost-effective reforms into shipping, transport, and logistics industries.
- Curriculum designed in consultation with industry leaders and prospective employers
- Academic theory balanced with professional practice
- Multidisciplinary knowledge integrated with specialist expertise
- Graduates pursue diverse career paths
- Graduates granted exemptions from professional examinations
- Postgraduate Diploma offered as an intermediate exit
This is a multidisciplinary and specialist programme designed to attract students from diverse backgrounds. As such, it benefits from the range of professional experience that students can bring. The intellectual demands of the programme will challenge students to integrate and synthesise what are traditionally disparate disciplines. There is also an array of Elective Subjects that allow students to specialise in an area that would normally be impossible to cover in depth within the time constraints of a first degree.
Recognition & Prospects
Graduates with the MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics are granted full exemption from the Qualifying Examination of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).
Graduates with the PgD in International Shipping and Transport Logistics are granted Level 1 and Level 2 (6 subjects) exemption from the Qualifying Examination of the CILTHK.
Graduates with the MSc/PgD in International Shipping and Transport Logistics are granted exemption on the following subjects of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS):
- Introduction to Shipping
- Legal Principles in Shipping Business
- Logistics and Multimodal Transport as long as a transcript shows the completion of a logistics subject
Mode of Study: Mixed-mode
Students can pursue their studies with either a full-time study load (taking 9 credits or more in a semester) or a part-time study load (taking less than 9 credits in a semester). In general, one evening class per week will be scheduled for each subject over a regular 13-week semester and two evening classes per week over a 7-week optional Summer Term.
For the MSc
- Students have to complete 33 credits (5 Compulsory Subjects and 6 Elective Subjects). In addition to the Compulsory Subjects, students can choose to complete a 9-credit Dissertation plus 3 Electives or a 6-credit Project plus 4 Electives.
- Depending on their study pace, students should normally be able to complete the programme full time in 1 to 2 years and part time in 2.5 years, with a maximum study period of 5 years.
For the PgD
- Students have to complete 18 credits (5 Compulsory Subjects and 1 Elective Subject).
- The programme should normally be completed within 1 year in full-time and part-time study load with a maximum study period of 2 years.
Students will be required to attend more classes in the evening if they choose the full-time option, and the duration of study will be subject to class quota availability.
Core Areas of Study
The following is a summary of the core areas of study. Detailed information will be provided upon registration.
Compulsory Subjects (for both MSc and PgD)+
- Finance for Shipping & Logistics
- International Logistics Systems, Operations & Management*
- Organisational Management in Shipping & Logistics*
- Shipping Economics & Markets
- Shipping Law*
- Admiralty Law
- Airline Strategic Management
- Airport Business Management
- Air Transport Logistics & Management
- Air Transport Regulatory Policy
- Applications of Decision Making Models
- Aviation Marketing
- Aviation Safety Management
- Contract Management
- Derivatives & Risk Management in Shipping
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Information Systems for Supply Chain Management
- Intermodal Transport Management
- Law & Practice in Marine Insurance
- Liner Shipping Management
- Maritime Arbitration Law
- Maritime Logistics
- Models for Decision Making
- Port Policy & Management
- Project Management
- Risk Management in Operations
- Research Methods
- Ship Chartering Strategies
- Statistics for Management
- Strategic Procurement Management
- Supply Chain Management*
- Transport Logistics in China
- Warehousing & Materials Management
Students may take Elective Subjects to specialise in one of the following areas:
- Shipping and Transport Logistics
- Shipping Law
- Port Management
- Air Logistics Management
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at here.
+ Subjects are offered according to class quota availability.
* These subjects are included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses.
^ Each subject counts for 3 credits, while the Dissertation and Project are worth 9 credits and 6 credits, respectively. These two subjects are mutually exclusive.
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
- Full membership in one of the following professional bodies:
- The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Hong Kong
- The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, UK
- The Chartered Insurance Institute, UK
- The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, UK
- Applicants with other post-secondary qualifications, who have been employed in the field of maritime, shipping, transport or logistics for not less than 6 years, of which 3 years in a managerial capacity, will also be considered.
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section of Study@PolyU for details.
- Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews. Applications submitted before the end of December 2018 catch up the 1st round of interview in mid January 2019. Other rounds of interviews will also be conducted afterwards.
- Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings in three semesters (including an optional Summer Term) within an academic year. However, there might be occasional delivery in daytime or in short block mode over weekends.
Student visa, accommodation and other information for non-local students
- Non-local students must obtain a valid student visa issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department before being allowed to register as students or commence study with PolyU.
- For information on accommodation, please refer to www.polyu.edu.hk/hall/index.php/non-local-students/university-managed-accommodation.
- For information on living cost and related expenses in Hong Kong, please refer to www.polyu.edu.hk/miss/index.php/2-uncategorised/4-essential-guide.
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate
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