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Programme Structure

2021/22 Cohort or After

No. of Required Subjects
Academic Credits
Training Credits
1 Compulsory Subject
4 International Shipping Core Subjects
3 Restricted Elective Subjects
5 Free Elective Subjects 15  
240-hour Maritime Industry Internship (training credits)

Total No. of Required Credits
39 6

Each subject carries three credits while Project carries six credits.


Students need to choose at least 5 Restricted Elective Subjects (for both MSc and PgD)

Choose at least one from the focus on Shipping Economics and Finance:

Choose at least one from the focus on Shipping Law and Insurance:

Choose at least one from the focus on International logistics:

Students may take more Restricted Elective Subjects than required. The extras will be counted as Free Elective Subjects.


  • Compulsory and Core subjects first, followed by electives
  • 1st year students are strongly advised to complete ALL the compulsory subjects in their first year of studies.
  • Not all subjects will be offered each year, and registration is subject to the availability of quota.

# Common Pool Electives: Students are allowed to choose 1 elective, equivalent to 3 credits, from the Common Pool to fulfill the elective requirements of the programme.

Students should strictly comply with the prescriptions of the programme curriculum when performing subject registration. Those who fail to meet the programme requirements will NOT be allowed to graduate.

Credit transfer/exemption will not be granted for subjects chosen from the FB Common Pool, unless the Elective Subject concerned falls within the programme curriculum. Please note that not all subjects will be offered every year and registration is subject to the availability of quota. Please refer to the AS's eStudent Page for subject details (e.g. subject syllabus, offering semester, class timetable).

For details of Programme Curriculum and Progression Pattern, please refer to the Programme Requirement Document.


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