Sept 2021 EntryProgramme code: JS3674
120 (plus 3 training credits)
Ir Dr T.L. Yip
BEng, PhD, MBA, CEng, MIMechE, MIET, FHKLA, FCILT, MHKIE, MICS, MIPA, CMA
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Kelvin Pang
BSc, MSc, PhD
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
This programme provides a well-rounded business education, along with the opportunity to specialise in international shipping and logistics management. It enables students to acquire wide knowledge of maritime transport and logistics within a general broad framework 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 necessary to understand and manage maritime organisations and personnel.
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.
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:
Graduates are also qualified to register as Associate Member of The Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).
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.
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, and 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.
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):