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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This programme enables students to introduce modern and cost-effective reforms into the shipping, transport and logistics industries.

Features

  • 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 are granted exemptions from professional examinations
  • Postgraduate Diploma offered as an intermediate exit

Characteristics

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 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 areas 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 from the following subject by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS):

  • Introduction to Shipping

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business

Study options

Full Time (2 years for MSc; 2 years for PgD)

Tuition fees
HK $239,250 per programme (HK $7,250 per credit) MSc students; HK $130,500 per programme (HK $7,250 per credit) for PgD students
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification; or

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

OR

​Applicants with other post-secondary qualifications and have been employed in the fields of shipping, transport or logistics for not less than 6 years, including 3 years in a managerial capacity, will also be considered.

Candidates in senior management positions possessing other academic qualifications may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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 following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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