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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics

Programme Code

Mode of Attendance

Normal Duration
Normal Year students
4 years
For students admitted to Senior Year Places
2 years

Credit Requirements for Graduation
Normal Year students
120 credits
+ 3 training credits (WIE)
For students admitted to Senior Year Places
66 credits*
+ 3 training credits (WIE)

*Depending on an individual’s academic merits, the credits requirement for graduation is between 60 and 75.

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).

Graduates are also granted partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of the following professional bodies:
  • 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
Graduates are also qualified to register as Associate Member of The Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).

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

International shipping and transport logistics management is an industry oriented programme with emphasis on practical skills, academic and professional knowledge necessary for employment in the maritime, shipping and logistics areas. While the primary focus is on the shipping and logistics industry, the transferable skills acquired in this programme will enable graduates to find employment in other businesses as well.

This programme equips you with

  • A well-rounded business education with specialization in international shipping and logistics management
  • Sound knowledge of maritime transport and logistics along with a broad perspective of international transport and trade as well as maritime organization and personnel management skills
  • Transferable skills in relation to communication and presentation, leadership and teamwork, problem solving and effective use of information technology

For entry with HKDSE qualification

  • From 2017-18 JUPAS admissions exercise, JUPAS applicants applying to PolyU’s 4-year undergraduate programmes must satisfy the following General Entrance Requirements of the University.


HKDSE Subjects Core Subjects Elective Subjects
Chinese Language English Language Mathematics Liberal Studies 1st Elective 2nd Elective or M1/M2
Level Requirement 3 3 2 2 3 3


  • Admission Score Calculation Mechanism
    Any Best 5 Subjects* (Click here for an explanation) 
    *English and Mathematics are given the highest weighting in the calculation of the admission score.

For Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admission (AD & HD Graduates)

An appropriate Associate Degree / Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution.

For details of non-JUPAS and non-local applications, please refer to the Study@PolyU website.

  Normal Year students For student admitted in Senior Year place
Total Credit Requirements 120 66*
Discipline-specific Requirements (DSR) 90 57
  • BBA core subjects (9 credits: double fulfillment)
57^ 27
  • Specialist subjects
33 30
Free Elective 9 0
General University Requirements (GUR) 30 9-15
  • Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) 
    (English: 6 credits + Chinese: 3 credits)
9 Not required if students have met the equivalent standard
  • Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR)
12 6
  • Leadership and Intra-personal Development (LIPD) 
    MM1051 Tango! Managing Self & Leading Others
3 Not required
  • Service-Learning (SL)
3 3
  • Freshman Seminar
    FB1003, 1- Semester
3 Not required
  • Healthy Lifestyle (non-credit bearing)
0 Not required
Training credits (WIE) 3 3

*Depending on an individual’s academic merits, the credits requirement for graduation is between 60 and 75.

For details of Programme Curriculum and Progression Pattern, please refer to the Programme Requirement Documents.