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Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma in International Shipping and Transport Logistics (Mixed-mode)

Programme
Master of Science (MSc)
Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)

Programme Code
44087-IFM
44087-IPM
44087-IFP
44087-IPP

Mode of Attendance
Full-time
Part-time
Full-time
Part-time

Duration
Normal 1-2 years
Normal 2.5 years
Normal 1 years

Credit Requirements for Graduation
33 credits
18 credits

Tuition Fee (Subject to review)
Local: HK$156,750 per programme
Non-Local: HK$209,550 per programme
Local: HK$85,500 per programme
Non-Local: HK$114,300 per programme

Professional Recognition
  • Graduates of the MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics have been granted full exemption from the Qualifying Examination of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.
  • Graduates of the PgD in International Shipping and Transport Logistics have been granted Level 1 and Level 2 (6 subjects) 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) 2766-4782
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).

CEF The programme has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes.
Aim

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

Features
  • Curriculum designed in consultation with industry leaders and prospective employers
  • Balances academic theory with professional practice
  • Integrates multidisciplinary knowledge and specialist expertise
  • Graduates pursue diverse career paths
  • Graduates granted exemptions from professional examinations
  • Postgraduate Diploma award as an intermediate exit
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is required; OR
  • Full membership in 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 in a managerial capacity, will also be considered.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfill the University minimum English language requirement for admission purposes. Please refer to the “Entrance Requirements” under “Admissions Policies” at Study@PolyU for details.

 

Remarks
  • There is another programme of MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics (Full-time Stream) (44087-ISS) (45 credits - 39 academic credits and 6 training credits) also available for application.
  • The Full-time Stream programme is for Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship recipients only. Candidates are required to submit an application for admission to the programme via the online admission system before applying for the scholarship. 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.

Application period is from December to March of each year. Online applications have to be submitted before end of January each year in order to catch up with the 1st round of interview in mid February.  Other rounds of interviews will also be conducted afterwards. Please click “APPLY” for the applications.

Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.

 

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.

 

Scholarships

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

  • For entry of 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

The Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship Scheme

  • For entry of Programme Stream 44087-ISS*
  • Available for all local and non-local applicants

* Programme Stream 44087-ISS: Full-time Mode under the MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics Programme.  For details of this Scholarship and Programme Stream 44087-ISS, please visit the description page in this website as well.

Credits Requirements
Award No. of Required Credits Required Pattern
Compulsory Subjects Elective Subjects
Master of Science (MSc) 33 5
(15 credits)
6*
(18 credits)
Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) 18 5
(15 credits)
1
(3 credits)

*In terms of Elective Subjects, students may opt for a 9-credit Dissertation plus 3 Electives or a 6-credit Project plus 4 Electives.

Subject Offerings

*Each subject counts for 3 credits while Dissertation & Project are worth 9 credits & 6 credits respectively.


Note:
  • The offering of subjects is subject to class quota availability.
  • The subject syllabi are subject to approval.

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).

Despite the recommended progression pattern above, students can take the Compulsory and Elective Subjects in any order they prefer.

In addition, students may take elective subjects to specialize in one of the following three areas:

  • Shipping and Transport Logistics
  • Shipping Law
  • Port Management
  • Air Logistics Management


For details of Programme Curriculum and Progression Pattern, please refer to the Definitive Programme Document (DPD).