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Master of Science in International Shipping and Transport Logistics

Sept 2021 Entry
Programme code: 44087

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code


Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

45 (39 academic credits and 6 training credits)

Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

Covered by The Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship Scheme

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Dong Yang


Scholarship Form Submission

  • Candidates are required to submit an admission application (44087-ISS) online together with the Scholarship form.


Other Self-Financed Programme

  • MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics (Mixed-mode) (44087-IFM/IPM) (33 credits), please click here for details.
  • Please submit the applications (44087-IFM/IPM and 44087-ISS) individually, these two programmes are processed separately. The application fee is non-transferable.


Note to Applicants

  • Please complete all relevant fields and enclose necessary documents. Incomplete applications cannot be processed promptly.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme enables students to introduce modern and cost-effective reforms to the 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



The programme embodies a sound balance between academic theory and professional practice. The combination of Compulsory Subjects with a choice of Electives plus a mandatory internship reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the business and the diversity of the career paths that graduates can pursue.


Within 3 calendar months of successfully completing the programme, scholarship recipients must commit to working full time in the Hong Kong maritime industry for no fewer than 12 consecutive calendar months.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition & Prospects

Graduates with the MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics programme are granted full exemption from the Qualifying Examination of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.


Graduates with the MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics programme are granted exemption from the following subject by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers:

  • Introduction to Shipping



Programme Structure

Scholarship recipients are provided with the core knowledge that is essential in the shipping, transport and logistics fields, and in-depth knowledge in selected specialised areas to suit their needs and aspirations. There is also an array of Elective Subjects that allow scholarship recipients to specialise in areas that would normally be impossible to cover in depth within the time constraints of a first degree.


Students must complete 39 academic credits (5 Compulsory Subjects, 3 International Shipping Core Subjects and 5 Elective Subjects) and 6 training credits (240-hour Maritime Industry Internship) (exemption may be granted to local scholarship recipients with relevant internship/work experience). In terms of Elective Subjects, students can opt for a 9-credit Dissertation plus 2 Electives or a 6-credit Project plus 3 Electives.


Core Areas of Study

The following is a summary of the core areas of study. Detailed information will be provided upon registration.


Compulsory Subjects+

  • Finance for Shipping & Logistics 
  • International Logistics Systems, Operations & Management
  • Organisational Management in Shipping & Logistics
  • Shipping Economics & Markets
  • Shipping Law


International Shipping Core Subjects (any three subjects)+


  • Air Transport Logistics & Management
  • Port Policy & Management
  • Law & Practice in Maritime Insurance
  • Liner Shipping Management
  • Ship Chartering Strategies


Elective Subjects+

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Admiralty Law
  • Airline Strategic Management
  • Airport Business Management
  • Air Transport Regulatory Policy
  • Applications of Decision Making Models
  • Aviation Marketing
  • Aviation Safety Management
  • Contract Management
  • Derivatives & Risk Management in Shipping
  • E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Information Systems for Supply Chain Management
  • Intermodal Transport Management
  • Managing Operations Systems
  • Maritime Arbitration Law
  • Maritime Logistics
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management in Operations
  • Research Methods 
  • Statistics for Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transport Logistics in China
  • Warehousing & Materials Management
  • Dissertation/Project^


Mandatory Training Subject

  • Maritime Industry Internship


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at here.


Subjects are offered according to class quota availability.

^ Each subject counts for 3 credits, and the dissertation and project are worth 9 credits and 6 credits, respectively. These two subjects are mutually exclusive.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Local Applicants

  • A Bachelor's degree in any discipline.


Chinese Mainland and Overseas Applicants

  • A Bachelor's degree in International Shipping or Maritime Studies or other relevant disciplines at an institution where:
    i)  English is the medium of instruction;
    ​ii) English is not the medium of instruction; in this case, applicants are also required to meet one of the following requirements:

    • an IELTS Academic Test score of at least 6; or
    • a TOEFL Internet-based test score of at least 80, including a score of at least 20 in the Test of Written English; or
    • a TOEFL paper-based test score of at least 550, including a score of at least 4.5 in the Test of Written English.

Other Information

Other Information


  • Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.


Class Arrangement

  • Subjects are offered in a variety of modes, including on weekday evenings, during the daytime and at weekends.


Conditions of Scholarship

  • Scholarship recipients in breach of any of the following conditions must refund the scholarship amount received in full to the Scholarship Scheme:

    • recipients are not allowed to concurrently hold any other local merit-based incentive while enrolled in the programme;
    • recipients are required to complete the programme, covering 39 academic credits and 6 training credits of the Maritime Industry Internship (exemption may be granted to local scholarship recipients with relevant internship/work experience); and
    • within 3 calendar months of successful completion of the programme, recipients must start working full time in the maritime industry in Hong Kong for no fewer than 12 consecutive calendar months.
  • Each scholarship recipient is required to sign an undertaking that will form a contract between the recipient and the Scholarship Scheme.


Student visa and other information for non-local students



For further information:
Tel: (852) 2766 4065


For academic matters, please contact: 
Dr Stephen Li, Academic Advisor (tel: (852) 2766 5009; email:;
or Dr Dong Yang, Programme Director (tel: (852) 2766 7413; email:

Student Message

Student Message

This programme provided me with a comprehensive and systematic understanding of all sectors of the maritime and logistics industry. In addition to the well-structured courses providing theoretical knowledge, the practical experience shared by the professors of practice well prepares students for their future careers.

LI Yiteng

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Curriculum Vitae


Personal Statement


Supplementary Form


Transcript / Certificate


Info Seminar

Info Seminar

No information is available at present.

Programme Leaflet

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.