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Master of Science in International Shipping and Transport Logistics (Full-time Stream)

Programme Code
44087-ISS

Mode of Attendance
Full-time

Duration
Normal 2 years

Credit Requirements for Graduation
39 academic credits
+ 6 training credits

Tuition Fee (Subject to review)
Scholarship will cover the tuition fee for the programme and an allowance

Professional Recognition
  • Graduates are granted full exemption from the Qualifying Examination of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.
  • Graduates of the MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics have been granted exemption on the following subjects of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS):
    • Introduction to Shipping

Programme Management
Dr Dong Yang
Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766-7413
Email: dong.yang@polyu.edu.hk
Dr Stephen Li
Academic Advisor
Tel: (852) 2766-5009
Email: stephen.yk.li@polyu.edu.hk

Enquiries
Ms Ada Tsang
Tel: (852) 2766-4065
Email: mscistl.lms@polyu.edu.hk

For more programme details, please refer to the Definitive Programme Document (DPD).

Introduction

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK Government) has set up the Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship Scheme (Scholarship) in PolyU for the academic year 2016/17 to support students enrolled on the MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics programme (Full-time Stream)*. The Scholarship aims to expand the manpower of the maritime industry in Hong Kong.

  1. Candidates are required to submit applications for the programme and the Scholarship through the eAdmission System.
  2. In this Full-time Stream, most classes are scheduled for weekday evenings.
  3. Full-time students should take at least 3 subjects (i.e. 9 credits) in each regular semester.

Special Features
  • This programme is designed for holders of a bachelor’s degree who aspire to develop a career in the Hong Kong maritime and logistics in industries.
  • Most classes are scheduled on weekday evenings.
  • This is a specialist academic programme with a multi-disciplinary curriculum.
  • Students learn through lectures, seminars, presentations, case studies and industrial visits.

Programme Objectives

The MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics (Full-time Stream) aims to:

  • provide up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of shipping and logistics vital for the continued development of the industry and Hong Kong;
  • develop capabilities to tackle complex multi-disciplinary problems through covering a host of topics such as logistics, economics, finance, management, law, insurance, marketing, IT applications and China practices;
  • nurture good practice and sound professional judgment by drawing upon the experience of practicing professionals;
  • develop the critical and analytical approach necessary to become a good decision maker; and
  • prepare graduates for future advancement in the profession through self-development.

Local, Mainland China and overseas graduates wishing to enroll on the full-time stream under MScISTL programme offered by the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies of PolyU, and having met the following entrance requirements of the programme.

 

Local Applicants

A Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

 

Mainland China and Overseas Applicants

A Bachelor's degree in International Shipping or Maritime Studies or other relevant disciplines with:

English being the Medium of Instruction; or
English not being the Medium of Instruction, then applicants are also required to meet either one of the following requirements:

  • An IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6; or
  • A TOEFL Paper-based test score of at least 550, including a score of at least 4.5 in the Test of Written English; or
  • A TOEFL Internet-based test score of at least 80, including a score of at least 20 in the Test of Written English.

 

Admission Procedures

Selection Criteria

  • Academic merit;
  • Commitment to undertaking the full-time stream of the programme with 39 academic credits and 6 training credits of Maritime Industry Internship (exemption may be granted to local scholarship recipients with relevant internship/work experience);
  • Commitment to serving in the maritime industry in Hong Kong.

 

Selection Process

The PolyU and the Scholarship's Steering Committee will select suitable candidates for interview according to the aforementioned selection criteria.

 

Application and Deadline

The application deadline for September 2018 entry will be 30 April 2018.
Candidates are required to submit applications for the programme and the Scholarship through the eAdmission System. Please click here to download application form for the Scholarship.
Please go to Application for Taught Postgraduate Programmes.

 

Conditions of Award

  • The recipients are not allowed to concurrently hold any other local merit-based incentives during the studies of the MScISTL programme.
  • The recipients are required to complete the MScISTL programme, covering 39 academic credits and 6 training credits of Maritime Industry Internship (exemption may be granted to local scholarship recipients with relevant internship/work experience).
  • Within 3 calendar months upon successful completion of the MScISTL programme, the recipients should start working full time in the maritime industry in Hong Kong for a period of not less than twelve consecutive calendar months.

In case the recipient fails to fulfill any one of the above conditions, he/she is required to refund the scholarship received in full to the Scholarship Scheme. Each recipient is required to sign an undertaking to the effect of the conditions above, which shall form a contract between the Scholarship Scheme and the recipient.

 

Remarks
  • There is another programme of MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics (Mixed-mode) (44087:IFM/IPM) (33 credits) also available for application. Please visit here for more details on the programme.
  • Applications for the two programmes will be processed separately and the application fee is non-transferable.

 

Student Visa, Accommodation and other Information for Non-local Students

Non-local students must obtain a valid student visa issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department before being allowed to register as students or commence study with PolyU.

Student residence in universities is in high demand in Hong Kong and, as such, our Student Halls of Residence is unable to meet the needs of all our students. Our Office of Student Resources and Residential Life (SRRL) has gathered some information on alternative accommodation in order to offer some help to taught postgraduate students. Please visit here for details. You may also contact the Mainland and International Student Services Centre (MISS) at (852) 3400 2608 if you need further assistance on accommodation arrangements.

For information on living cost and related expenses in Hong Kong, please refer to the Essential Guide for non-local students.

Credits Requirements
No. of Required Subjects Academic Credits Training Credits
5 Compulsory Subjects
15  
4 International Shipping Core Subjects 12  
4 Elective Subjects or
2 Elective Subjects + Project (6 credits) or
1 Elective Subjects + Dissertation (9 credits)
12  
240-hour Maritime Industry Internship (training credits)   6
Total No. of Required Credits 39 6
Subject Offerings

2018/19 COHORT AND AFTER

LGT5222 Maritime Industry Internship
(6 training credits)

The placement for internship will be monitored by the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship Scheme.


International Shipping Core Subjects
(4 subjects - 12 credits)


LGT5222 Maritime Industry Internship
(6 training credits)

The placement for internship will be monitored by the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship Scheme.

International Shipping Core Subjects
(4 subjects - 12 credits)


Note:
  • 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.

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 Definitive Programme Document (DPD).