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: JS3674

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
31
Fund Type
Government-Funded
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
  • This programme is offered within the BBA(Hons) Scheme.
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • All BBA(Hons) students must complete a short work placement during their studies, either in summer or during semester time. The Department provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme provides a well-rounded business education, along with an opportunity to specialise in international shipping and logistics management. It enables students to acquire a wide knowledge of maritime transport and logistics within a general broad perspective of international transport and trade.

 

The programme fosters strong management skills, in areas including communication and presentation, leadership and teamwork, problem solving and the effective use of information technology. Graduates are equipped with the skills that are necessary to understand and manage maritime organisations and personnel.

 

Programme 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 and 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

This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choices in the fields of international shipping and logistics management.

 

Year One covers the University Core Curriculum and fundamental business subjects, such as Leadership & Intrapersonal Development, Healthy Lifestyle, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Statistics for Business, along with Broadening subjects and Language and Communication Requirements subjects.

 

From Year Two onwards, students continue their general business education by taking such subjects as Business Analytics, Strategic Management, and also study international shipping and logistics management in greater depth through such subjects as Shipping Logistics, Carriage of Goods Law, Marine Insurance, Shipbroking & Chartering Management, and Shipping Finance. Students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of Electives in international shipping and logistics. They also have the chance to integrate their knowledge through the one-year-long capstone project in the final year of study.

 

Along with a Major in International Shipping and Transport Logistics, students can take a Minor, either in another business programme or in a non-business programme.

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.


There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2016-17: 21.9 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2017-18: 21.5 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2018-19: 21.4 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

 


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Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 4607; email: lms.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


The programme in International Shipping and Transport Logistics enhances students’ overview of the discipline, equips them with the basics and enriches them through overseas exchange and internships.

 

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, the professors, the tutors and other staff members. Without their professional coaching and mentorship, encouragement and the wide range of opportunities they provided for knowledge and network enhancement, I would not have been able to map out my aspirations and pursue a career in aviation. Their professionalism and dedication truly made a difference!


Chan Wei Shuen Cheryl

Additional Documents Required


No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement


Date: June / July
Mode:Group interview
Aims:

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and to test their language and communication skills and understand their non-academic qualities and achievements.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 20-30 minutes

Remark:

Selected applicants will be invited to interview.