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What will I learn?

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the shipping industry have identified that the shipping practice and business in Singapore should be elevated in order to enter into the regional and global arenas.

This is a strategic development that would uplift the local business practice and knowledge to a higher echelon in the international shipping scene, associated with business management, international shipping finance, chartering, and other related issues.

This MSc programme is developed to fill the gap and provide post-graduate level and high-value education for professionals in maritime and related business; elevating them from local business management to one of the international and global business settings.

The foremost intention is to provide young graduates and middle-management executives working in maritime related areas an avenue for higher education. The programme will also be suitable for graduates who wish to be involved in the maritime profession. The education would provide them with necessary knowledge and tools to form the next generation of shipping executives.

Programme Structure

To be awarded the degree of Master of Science (Maritime Studies), a candidate must complete 30 AUs. At least 18 AUs (12 AUs compulsory + 6 AUs electives) must be selected from the core topics. The remaining courses could be drawn from the core topics of shipping or from a selection of graduate level courses offered by various programmes in NTU.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 – 3 Years)

Tuition fees
SG$32,240.00 (18,20,440) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Engineering

70 Nanyang Drive,

Block N1.3 Level B1,

637457, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent. As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for Paper based test or 100 for internet based test; IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5.

For international students

Have a good Bachelor’s degree in Shipping, Business or a related discipline; or

Hold a Certificate of Competence 1 (CoC 1) recognized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

A good TOEFL/IELTS score for applicants whose native language is not English. Test dates must be within 2 years or less from date of application.

TOEFL : 600 / 100 (Paper / Internet)

IELTS : 6.5 (Academic)

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


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