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Higher Diploma in International Transport Logistics

Programme Code

Mode of Attendance

Normal 2 years
Maximum 4 years

Credit Requirements for Graduation
60 credits

Professional Recognition
Graduates are granted partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of the following professional bodies:
  • The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • 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

For further information, please contact:
Ms Brooky Chan
Tel: (852) 2766-4607
Ms Angela Ng
Tel: (852) 2766-4318

The programme aims to provide students with the vocational, technical and management skills to pursue a career in shipping, transport and logistics. Graduates are ready to serve as paraprofessionals in international transport and logistics in commerce, industry and the public sector.

The curriculum is updated from time to time to strengthen the training in modern logistics. Opportunities for further study are ample. There are Honours degree programmes in shipping, transport and logistics offered by our department and top-up degree programmes offered by overseas institutions.

For entry with HKDSE qualification

  • Local applicants must satisfy the following General Entrance Requirements of the University


HKDSE Subjects Core Subjects Remaining Subjects
Chinese Language English Language - - -
Level Requirement 2 2 2 2 2

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Compulsory Subjects

Stage 1

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Chartering Practices for Dry Bulk
  • Foundation for Nautical Studies
  • General Shipping Logistics
  • Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Maritime Introduction
  • Quantitative Methods for Logistics Students

Stage 2

  • Marine Navigation and Meteorology
  • Practices in Marine Insurance
  • Shipping Documents and Warehouse Management
  • Shipping Strategy and Marketing
  • The Management of Intermodal Transport
Elective Subjects
  • Air Flight Operations Management
  • Air Freight Operation
  • Bridge Resources Management
  • Cargo Operations and Management
  • Chartering Practices for Wet Bulk
  • Cruise Management
  • Economics for Shipping
  • General Principles of Business Law
  • International Study Tour in Shipping and Logistics
  • Introduction to Air Cargo
  • Machinery and Control Systems
  • Navigation and Shipboard Communication
  • Port Economics and Applications
  • Practical Stability and Ship Survey
  • Ship Management
  • The Management of Ship Construction and Maintenance