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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 44493-SYA

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Programme Intake 40

Fund Type Government-Funded

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 Leaders

Programme Leader

Prof. Achim Czerny


Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Sarah Wan

BBA, MPhil, PhD


  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.

  • The number of credits to be transferred/exempted will depend on the entry qualifications of individual AD/HD admittees.

  • All 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, aircraft leasing companies, government agencies, regulators, and other groups of professionals, such as financial services 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.

  • All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in a range of extracurricular activities, such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring, mentorship.

  • If students wish, and subject to availability, they can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in the Mainland China, 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.

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