Faculty of Business
CODE
44087
SUBCODE
44087-IFM-TFP-IPM-TPP
ENTRY

Sept 2024 Entry

STUDY MODE
Mixed Mode
DURATION

2 years for MSc (Full-time) 
2 years for PgD (Full-time) 
2.5 years for MSc (Part-time) 
2.5 years for PgD (Part-time)

CREDIT REQUIRED

33 for MSc, 
18 for PgD

FUND TYPE
Self-Financed

PgD Exit Award

  • Students admitted to the MSc programme may apply for early exit with a Postgraduate Diploma if they have met the specified credit requirements.

 

Scholarships

The Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship Scheme

  • For details on joining Programme Stream 44087-ISS, please click here.

  • Please submit the application for this Scholarship separately from the program application.

  • Applications for the two programmes 44087-IFM and 44087-ISS are processed separately, and the application fee is non-transferable.

 

Master of Science in International Shipping and Transport Logistics Scholarship for International Students

  • Programme Stream 44087-IFM: MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics [Mixed-mode] (Full-time)

  • Available for overseas applicants (outside of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) with outstanding academic and non-academic performance

  • Waiver of tuition fee plus living cost subsidy

  • Please click here to download the application form for this scholarship.

  • Candidates are required to submit applications for the programme (44087-IFM) and this Scholarship together.

 

LMS Taught Postgraduate Programme Scholarship Scheme

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications. Please click here for details and here to download the application form.

 

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme    
A total of 6 fellowships shall be awarded to local students. Please click here for details. 

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship/fellowship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final. 

 

Note to Applicants

Please complete all of the relevant fields and enclose all necessary documents. Incomplete applications cannot be processed promptly.

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

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

Features

  • Curriculum is designed in consultation with industry leaders and prospective employers.

  • Academic theory is balanced with professional practice.

  • Multidisciplinary knowledge is integrated with specialist expertise.

  • Graduates can pursue diverse career paths.

  • Graduates are granted exemptions from professional examinations.

  • Postgraduate Diploma is offered as an intermediate exit.

 

Characteristics

This is a multidisciplinary, 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 traditionally disparate disciplines. An array of Elective Subjects is available that allows students to specialise in areas that would normally be impossible to cover in depth within the time constraints of the first degree.

Recognition & Prospects

Graduates with an 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 a 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 an 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

Curriculum

Programme Structure (Subject to review)

Mode of Study: Mixed-mode

Students can take on either a full-time study load (9 credits or more per semester) or a part-time study load (fewer than 9 credits per semester). In general, one evening/daytime class per week is scheduled for each subject over a regular 13-week semester and two evening classes per week over a 7-week optional Summer Term.

 

For the MSc:

  • Students have to complete 33 credits (1 Compulsory Subject, 5 Restricted Elective Subjects and 5 Free Elective Subjects). In addition to the Compulsory and Restricted Elective Subjects, students can choose to complete a 6-credit Project plus 3 Free Elective Subjects.

  • Depending on their study pace, students should normally be able to complete the full-time programme within 2 years and the part-time programme within 2.5 years.

 

For the PgD:

  • Students have to complete 18 credits (1 Compulsory Subject and 5 Restricted Elective Subjects). 

  • Students should normally be able to complete the full-time programme within 2 years and the part-time programme within 2.5 years.

 

Students will be required to attend more classes in the evening if they choose the full-time option, and the duration of study will be subject to class quota availability.

 

Core Areas of Study

The following is a summary of the core areas of study. Detailed information will be provided upon registration.

Compulsory Subject+

(1 subject – 3 credits for both MSc and PgD)

  • International Logistics Systems, Operations and Management*

 

Restricted Elective Subjects 

(5 subjects – 15 credits for both MSc and PgD)

  • Choose at least two subjects from the focus on International Shipping:

    • Organisational Management in Shipping and Logistics*

    • Port Policy and Management*

    • Ship Chartering Strategies*

    • Liner Shipping Management*

    • Strategic Management for International Shipping (subject to approval)

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

    • Shipping Economics and Markets*

    • Finance for Shipping and Logistics*

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

    • Law and Practice in Marine Insurance*

    • Shipping Law*

  • Choose at least one subject from the focus on International Logistics:

    • Air Transport Logistics and Management*

    • Supply Chain Management*

 

Students may take more than 5 Restricted Elective Subjects. The additional subjects will be counted as Free Elective Subjects.

 

Free Elective Subjects

(Any 5 subjects – 15 credits for MSc; 0 subject for PgD)

Focus on International Shipping:

  • Maritime Logistics

Focus on Shipping Economics and Finance:

  • Accounting for Managers

Focus on Shipping Law and Insurance:

  • Admiralty Law

  • Contract Management

  • Maritime Arbitration Law

Focus on International Logistics (Air Logistics Management):

  • Intermodal Transport Management

  • Air Transport Regulatory Policy

  • Airline Strategic Management

  • Aviation Marketing

  • Aviation Safety Management

  • Airport Business Management

Others:

  • Transport Logistics in China

  • Project Management

  • Risk Management in Operations

  • Statistics for Management

  • Enterprise Resource Planning

  • Applications of Decision-Making Models

  • Strategies and Technologies in Warehousing Management

  • Information Systems for Supply Chain Management

  • Coding for Management with Python 

  • Project (for MSc only) (6 credits)

  • Research Methods

  • E-Commerce

 

Each subject is 3 credits, and the Project is 6 credits.

 

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.

 

Offerings are subject to class quota availability.
 

* This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
* The mother course of this module (Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in International Shipping and Transport Logistics) is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).

Credit Required for Graduation

33 for MSc, 
18 for PgD

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr YANG Dong
PhD

Subject Area
International Shipping and Transport Logistics
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification

OR

  • Full membership of 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 who have been employed in the fields of maritime shipping, transport or logistics for not less than 6 years, of which 3 years have been in a managerial capacity, will also be considered.

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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 University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the “Admission Requirements” section under Taught Postgraduate Programmes at Study@PolyU for details.

Enquiries

For further information:
Tel: (852) 2766 4065
Email: mscistl.lms@polyu.edu.hk

 

For academic matters, please contact: 
Prof. Stephen LI, Deputy Programme Director (tel: (852) 2766 5009; email: stephen.yk.li@polyu.edu.hk);
or Dr YANG Dong, Programme Director (tel: (852) 2766 7413; email: dong.yang@polyu.edu.hk).

Other Information

Interview

  • Departments will consider applications on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews. Applicants who submit their applications before 16 November 2023 will be invited to attend the first round of interviews in December 2023. Other rounds of interviews will be conducted thereafter.

 

Class Arrangement

  • Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings in three semesters (including an optional Summer Term) within an academic year. However, classes are occasionally delivered in the daytime or in the short block mode over weekends.

 

Student visa and other information for non-local students

Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.

Tuition Fee

HK$273,900 per programme (HK$8,300 per credit) for local and non-local MSc students 
HK$149,400 per programme (HK$8,300 per credit) for local and non-local PgD students

LMS Taught Postgraduate Programme Scholarship Scheme
Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications. Please click here for details. (Application Form: here)

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Student Message

As an international student, who received my first-ever scholarship at the age of 29, I initially felt nervous and under pressure to prove myself. I am proud to have completed the program with distinction and a top score in just 32 weeks.

One key aspect of the program that motivated me was the freedom to choose subjects, explore the syllabus and express differing opinions. Group projects provided an excellent platform, and open book exams stimulated critical thinking while alleviating pressure. I gained a wide spectrum of knowledge and made valuable connections and friends.

 

I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of the professors and staff, especially Petrus Choy, Raymond Wong, Kai Pan, Stephen Li, Judy Tong, Peter Wong, TL Yip, Zhu Ling, Leon Li, Owen Tang, Meifeng Luo, Irene Cheuk and Dong Yang, for facilitating our learning and exploration.

 

Coming from the conventional marine industry, I found that the course encouraged an open mindset and a broader vision. This enabled me to become an R&D Product Manager for a marine digital solutions company.

 

After my year-long PolyU journey, I feel certain that this program was the best mid-career realisation of my abilities that I could have asked for. Thank you!

KANNAN Shekkappan

Shipping and logistics play a crucial role in the global economy, and the MSc in International Shipping & Transport Logistics at PolyU has provided me with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in managerial and executive positions within this field. The curriculum offers an in-depth education on a range of industry topics, such as shipping, logistics, economics, finance, law, insurance, marketing and IT applications. The combination of compulsory subjects with a choice of electives offers us a diversity of career paths to pursue. As I planned to join a dry bulk company upon graduation, I focused my study on shipping-related subjects. The Finance for Shipping and Logistics and the Ship Chartering Strategies classes were especially insightful and rewarding, and gave me a solid foundation for my current job in the company.

 

Being a graduate of an esteemed programme in the industry has also enabled me to expand my professional connections beyond the classroom and connect with fellow alumni and industry experts during networking and social events hosted by the HKSOA. The programme’s emphasis on developing leadership, communication and team management skills within the global context will enhance my career prospects and give me valuable insights in the shipping industry.

KWAI Tsz
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