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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics

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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 44493-SYI

Mode of Study Full-time

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 Leaders

Programme Leader

Ir Dr T. L. Yip

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Judy Tong

BEng, MPhil, PhD


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

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

  • All students must complete a short work placement during their studies, either in the summer or during semester time. The department provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Aims and Characteristics


Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme provides a well-rounded business education, along with the opportunity to specialise in international shipping and logistics management. It enables students to acquire wide knowledge of maritime transport and logistics within a general broad framework of international transport and trade.

The programme fosters strong management skills in areas including communication and presentation, leadership and teamwork, problem solving and the effective use of information technology. Graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to understand and manage maritime organisations and personnel.

Programme Characteristics

International shipping and transport logistics management is a lively and interesting subject to study, with an emphasis on developing practical skills and academic and professional knowledge.

There is a strong emphasis on interactive and student-centred learning methods, including case studies and simulation exercises. Local and international visits to companies and other organisations are arranged, and senior practitioners are invited as guest speakers to share their practical experiences with students.

All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in the Whole Person Development Programme (WPDP), which includes a range of extracurricular activities, such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring, mentorship, and overseas and the Chinese mainland exchanges.

Each student may be assigned a mentor who is an experienced executive or a manager in the business world and who provides advice and support and helps students to plan their careers and prepare for their first jobs after graduation.

If they wish, and subject to availability, the BBA students can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in the Chinese mainland 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.

Professional Recognition

Graduates are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) (Logistics Stream) of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

Graduates are also granted partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of the following professional bodies:

  • The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)
  • Marine Department, The Government of the HKSAR – remission of sea services for the purpose of attempting the Class 3 Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) examination

Graduates are also qualified to register as Associate Member of The Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).

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Tel: (852) 2766 4607

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