Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Aviation Management and Logistics

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: 02402-AML

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
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
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader 

Dr Achim I. Czerny


Deputy Programme Leader 

Dr Sarah Wan


  • This 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/exempted will depend on the entry qualifications of individual AD/HD admittees.
  • 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 

This programme equips students with

  • A well-rounded business education with specialisation in aviation management and logistics
  • An in-depth understanding of how airports, airlines, government agencies, regulators and other groups of professionals, such as logistics firms and consultants, contribute to the functioning of aviation markets; and
  • The necessary background required to become an integral part of the aviation industry.




  • Strong emphasis on interactive and student-centred learning with case studies and simulation exercises
  • Visits to companies and organizations where practitioners share their extensive experience and professional knowledge
  • Hands-on experience before graduation, through Work-Integrated Education (WIE) where every student is required to complete 100 hours (3 training credits) of work in a firm related to the air transport sector. Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies students take up summer placements with Hong Kong, mainland China or overseas firms or part-time employment during a semester or other WIE opportunities.
  • Whole Person Development Programme (WPDP), which includes a range of extra-curricular activities such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring, mentorship, overseas and mainland China student exchanges.


Students admitted to this programme must complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. Depending on an individual’s academic merits, the credit requirement for 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 Subjects (subject to review)

BBA Core Subjects (30 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title Credits
AF2110 Management Accounting 1 3
AF2504 Introduction to Business Law 3
AF2602 Global Economic Environment 3
AF3313 Business Finance 3
CLC3221P 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 (26 credits)

More information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.

Subject Code Subject Title Credits
ISE3012 Introduction to Aviation Industries 2
ISE3016 Aviation Safety and Security Management 3
LGT3007 Air Transport Logistics 3
LGT4012 Airport Management 3
LGT4800 Airline Strategy and Management 3
LGT4801 AML Capstone Project 6
Specialist Elective Subjects (Choose any 2 subjects) 6


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 shall be granted provisional full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK). (Subject to review)



Career Prospects

Potential employers include airports, airlines, government agencies, consulting firms, investment banks, freight forwarders, air cargo terminal operators, and various industry associations that have direct or indirect business links with the aviation industry. The positions may be related to the expansion and financing of aircraft fleets, development and marketing of new routes, configuration of network structures, sales and pricing decisions, customer relationship/service, strategic planning, development of business strategies, and supply and economic regulation of aviation infrastructure, amongst others.


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 who perform well in their interviews.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel:2766 4607; email:

Student Message

I am proud to be a PolyU student because of its unique programmes, passionate lecturers and extraordinary learning environment. 


The courses offered are specialised and practical. Within the Faculty of Business, for example, students can take general management and accounting programmes and also programmes that target a particular industry, such as International Shipping and Transport Logistics or Aviation Management and Logistics. PolyU not only equips its students with the practical knowledge they need to adapt to their future careers, but also develops them into all-rounders through the obligatory Work-Integrated Education and Service-Learning programmes.


PolyU’s first-rate courses and programmes are delivered by lively lecturers, who captivate their students with a good dose of humour. They are always willing to spend time with their students after class and help them set clear goals for their future career development. Their efforts strongly motivate students to strive for better academic results and realise their dreams.


PolyU fosters a great learning atmosphere thanks to its well-resourced facilities, such as simulators, laboratories and research centres, which assist students in learning effectively and motivate them to work harder. 


With its specialised programmes, professional lecturers and enriching environment, PolyU excels in nurturing the next generation. I believe that anyone would be proud to study at PolyU.

LEUNG Ching Yin, Alanis

I feel privileged to have embarked upon my university life at PolyU, studying my favourite subject in a region with a burgeoning aviation industry. 


PolyU focuses not only on students’ academic results, but also on providing a meaningful university experience. In the last two years, I received a lot of support from PolyU via fully functional research systems and the guidance of a senior teaching team. I acquired an in-depth knowledge of and well-rounded skills in the aviation industry. An internship programme at DHL Express facilitated by PolyU further helped shape my future career. 


PolyU offers several Student Ambassador (SA) schemes as part of its extra-curricular programme, such as PolyU SA, ICAC SA and Department SA. My leadership skills improved significantly through my participation in these schemes. Taking part also brought me into contact with outstanding students from different departments. 

Wong Chu Shun, Jason

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: In March
Mode:Online group interview and a written test

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


About 45 minutes

  • Selected applicants will be invited to interviews.
  • The mode of interview has been updated.