Sept 2024 Entry


2 years


60-75 (plus 3 training credits)

The exact credits required for each AD/HD holder will depend on the approved credits of transfer.

  • 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.

Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & 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.

Recognition & Prospects

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).

*Recognitions are subject to assessment.


Career Prospects

Potential employers include airports, airlines, aircraft leasing companies, government agencies, consulting firms, investment banks, freight forwarders, air cargo terminal operators, and various industry associations that have direct or indirect business links with the aviation industry. The positions may be related to the expansion and financing of aircraft fleets, development and marketing of new routes, configuration of network structures, sales and pricing decisions, customer relationship/service, strategic planning, development of business strategies, and supply and economic regulation of aviation infrastructure, amongst others.



Students admitted to this programme must complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. Depending on an individual’s academic merits, the credit requirement for graduation is between 60 and 75 (plus 3 training credits). Students are expected to complete the programme within 2 years.


General University Requirements (GUR) (9 credits)



Service Learning


*CAR - M: Chinese History and Culture


*CAR - A: English Language


Essential Components of General Education

non-credit bearing

 *Students must fulfil the Chinese and English reading & writing requirements.

For details, please refer to the Office of Undergraduate Studies website.


Discipline-Specific Subjects

BBA Core Subjects (30 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title


AF2110 Management Accounting 1


AF3313 Business Finance


AF3514 Business Law


CLC3221P Chinese Language Communication for Business


ELC3221 Workplace English for Business Students I


ELC3222 Workplace English for Business Students II


LGT2106 Principles of Operations Management


LGT3425 Business Analytics


MM4311 Strategic Management


MM4513 Corporate Social Responsibility



Specialist Compulsory and Elective Subjects (26 credits)

More information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.

Subject Code Subject Title


ISE3012 Introduction to Aviation Industries


ISE3016 Aviation Safety and Security Management


LGT3007 Air Transport Logistics


LGT4012 Airport Management


LGT4800 Airline Strategy and Management


LGT4801 AML Capstone Project


Specialist Elective Subjects (Choose any 2 subjects)



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, Mainland China or overseas. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.

Credit 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.

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Prof. Achim Czerny


Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Sarah Wan

BBA, MPhil, PhD

Entrance Requirements
  • An appropriate Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline.

  • In addition to academic results, preference will be given to those applicants who perform well in their interviews.


For further programme information, please contact the LMS General Office (tel:2766 4607; email:

Student Message

I am proud to be a PolyU student because of its unique programmes, passionate lecturers and extraordinary learning environment.

The courses offered are specialised and practical. Within the Faculty of Business, for example, students can take general management and accounting programmes and also programmes that target a particular industry, such as International Shipping and Transport Logistics or Aviation Management and Logistics. PolyU not only equips its students with the practical knowledge they need to adapt to their future careers, but also develops them into all-rounders through the obligatory Work-Integrated Education and Service-Learning programmes.

PolyU’s first-rate courses and programmes are delivered by lively lecturers, who captivate their students with a good dose of humour. They are always willing to spend time with their students after class and help them set clear goals for their future career development. Their efforts strongly motivate students to strive for better academic results and realise their dreams.

PolyU fosters a great learning atmosphere thanks to its well-resourced facilities, such as simulators, laboratories and research centres, which assist students in learning effectively and motivate them to work harder. 

With its specialised programmes, professional lecturers and enriching environment, PolyU excels in nurturing the next generation. I believe that anyone would be proud to study at PolyU.

LEUNG Ching Yin, Alanis

As a member of the first cohort of students enrolled in the BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Logistics (AML), which launched in 2017, I am glad to have had the opportunity to prepare myself for a career in the aviation industry. The programme provides seminars, internships, career sharing and site visits to enable students to familiarise themselves with the industry. My internship at a renowned aircraft manufacturing company in Shanghai enabled me to explore the culture of the industry overseas. This was a highlight of my academic life.

As well as gaining up-to-date information on the market from professors, students have the opportunity to learn from guest speakers in the industry. This gives students a glimpse of how the industry works in the real world. PolyU is well recognised for the quality of its transport and logistics tertiary education.  This new programme helped me to land a job in a leading international unmanned aerial vehicle company. Applying for the AML programme is a great opportunity for candidates from all over the world to experience academic life at PolyU.

LIU Ka Yeung

As a graduate of the BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Logistics in its very first year, I am thrilled to share with you my experience of the programme, which encompasses both textbook knowledge and practical applications.

During my studies, I gained a great deal of specialised knowledge of theory and practice in the aviation industry. This gave me a fundamental understanding of airlines, airports, and the logistics industry in general. I also had the chance to attend lectures delivered by industry leaders, in which they shared their experiences of the aviation industry. I would not have been able to gain this tacit knowledge from regular lectures.

Along with conventional lectures and tutorial classes, the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies arranges out-of-classroom activities with different aviation stakeholders. These activities helped to broaden and deepen my understanding of aviation, and gave me invaluable industry know-how.

Additionally, I had to fulfil internship requirements to complete my studies. The Department is very flexible in this regard. Students can pursue internships through the self-sourced route if they are interested in a particular segment of the aviation chain, or seek assistance from the Department for selected internship positions.

I truly hope that this account of my experience has given you a better understanding of the programme and how it can enhance your future development.

SO Yiu Chung William

PolyU’s BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Logistics (AML) teaches students everything they need to know about the aviation management and logistics industry. It equips students with extensive knowledge of the aviation industry in areas such as airport management, airline strategy and management, and air transport logistics. Graduates of the AML programme can pursue various career paths; for example, they can join airline companies, Hong Kong’s Airport Authority, or logistics companies.

Studying AML at PolyU gave me practical knowledge of the aviation management and logistics industry. As well as conveying fundamental theories and concepts, the programme leaders invite various industry experts to share their experiences of working in this field and the latest developments therein. In 2018, I took up an internship at DHL Express Hong Kong, during which I was responsible for the operation of air freight logistics. This allowed me to apply all of the skills and knowledge I had learned during the AML programme. It also gave me the opportunity to collaborate with experts in air logistics. I am grateful to have enrolled in the AML programme at PolyU.

WONG Chu Shun, Jason
Additional Documents Required
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Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and test their language and communication skills and understand their non-academic qualities and achievements.

Date of Interview
Between December and March

About 45 minutes

Group interview and written test
  • Selected applicants will be invited to interviews.