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Aviation, Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain Logistics, Transport & Supply Chain

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Maritime Business (Logistics)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Awarded by
University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
27 Sep 2024 (Fri)
1.5 years
Course Fee
HK$110,250 per programme (in 3 instalments, all fees are subject to change without prior notice.)
Deadline on 31 Jul 2024 (Wed)
2867 8323 / 2867 8393
2861 0278
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This programme is in collaboration with the University of Plymouth, UK, and you’ll be introduced to key elements of national maritime policies, governance and operations around port and transport activities, international logistics and developments in these areas – all within the context of globalisation and for better understanding of developments of ports and terminals. It's practically designed for those who are interested or working in shipping, maritime-related and logistics industry. 
The programme aims to:
  1. provide the opportunity to study subjects associated with the business of international shipping and logistics;
  2. provide access to as wide a range of applicants as possible;
  3. provide the highest quality of maritime education using appropriate learning and teaching methods;
  4. provide opportunity for the development of general personal skills;
  5. supply well qualified, well skilled individuals to related industries and general employment; and
  6. enhance employability, in related industries, through a combination of academic analysis and the development of key skills.
A. Knowledge and understanding
On successful completion, graduates should be able to:
  1. appraise proposals for ship finance;
  2. formulate a marketing strategy for a shipping company or maritime organization;;
  3. describe the role and function of maritime organisations ;
  4. compare the efficiency of alternative logistics options.
B. Cognitive and intellectual skills
On successful completion, graduates should be able to:
  1. integrate theory and practice;
  2. synthesise information/data from a variety of sources;
  3. apply analytical methods for supply chain optimization;
  4. evaluate the general management of a shipping company or maritime organization.
C. Key and transferable skills
On successful completion, graduates should be able to:
  1. communicate professionally;
  2. apply numerical and problem-solving skills;
  3. manage time, tasks and their own learning ;
  4. apply and evaluate computing and information technology.
D. Employment related skills
On successful completion, graduates should have developed:
  1. the ability to exercise initiative and personal responsibility;
  2. the ability to make decisions in complex and unpredictable contexts;
  3. successfully manage and deliver a project/work on time;
  4. the learning ability needed to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.
E. Practical skills
On successful completion, graduates should be able to:
  1. communicate effectively;
  2. manage time and tasks for lifelong learning;
  3. select and apply appropriate skills and techniques and work with minimal supervision;
  4. write reports for commercial and academic audiences.

Programme Details

Module Title
No. of Contact Hours

Supply Chain Risk and Maritime Security




Strategic Maritime Management#




Ports and Intermodalism#




Managerial Accounting and Shipping Finance




Honours Project




International Logistics Management




Maritime Economics and Internation Trade#





180 405

Modules 6 & 7 will be taught by HKU SPACE lecturers. The remaining modules will be co-taught by University of Plymouth and HKU SPACE faculty staff.

#Approved modules for 80% fee refund under the MATF fund**

** MATF is launched by Hong Kong Transport and Logistics Bureau (TLB) and the student's eligibility is subject to the determination of TLB. For details, please visit TLB's website.

Fee (HKD): HK$110,250 per programme (in 3 instalments, all fees are subject to change without prior notice.)

The duration for the programme: minimum 18 months, maximum 60 months.

The above programme structure is intended for use as a guide to prospective students. HKU SPACE and University of Plymouth reserve the right to vary the structure.  (The sequence of the modules is subject to change in accordance to the policy of University of Plymouth).

Students are encouraged to attend the induction sessions, which comprise of an introductory session and a 12-hour Academic English Workshop plus a 1-hour test.

All coursework of the programme will be conducted in English.
The mode of assessment is different from module to module but will be generally based on a combination of coursework (including assignments, tests and practicals), and/or examinations. 
This bachelor programme confers offshore degrees carrying the same academic status and recognition as that offered to University of Plymounth's on-campus graduates, 
Students are expected to graduate from the registered programme of study upon satisfactory completion of all stated modules and the honours project, and they will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Maritime Business (Logistics) from University of Plymouth. 
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Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

Class Details

Days/ Time
  • Friday (may occasionally other weekday), evenings
  • Saturday (occasionally Sunday), afternoons and evenings
  • All modules consist of one/two block-weekend teaching
  • 1.5 years (minimum), 5 years (maximum)
  • 2 terms per year
  • Term starts in March and September

Progression Path


Application Fee

HK$150 (non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$110,250 per programme (in 3 instalments, all fees are subject to change without prior notice.)

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

(a) hold a recognised Professional Diploma or Higher Diploma in the discipline of logistics, transport, shipping, operations, or trade awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE or from other recognised institutions; and

(b) have 2 years of full-time work experience in the area of logistics, transport, shipping, operations or trade.

If the above academic qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency such as:

(i) an overall band of 6.0 in the IELTS (with minimum component scores of 5.5 in all four components: listening, reading, speaking and writing); or

(ii) an overall score 76 or above in the TOEFL iBT (with minimum component scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18)

Applicants may be required to take and pass additional module(s), based on individual merit, before the start of the programme.

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on individual merit.


Examples of Awards to be Considered for Admission

Admission is not limited to graduates from the following programmes. Applicants from other programmes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.



  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Honours Project (Module from Bachelor of Science (Honours) Maritime Business (Logistics))
COURSE CODE 33Z155226 FEES $30,660 ENQUIRY 2867-8323
Supply Chain Risk and Maritime Security (Module from Bachelor of Science (Honours) Maritime Business (Logistics))
COURSE CODE 33Z155234 FEES $15,330 ENQUIRY 2867-8323
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Maritime Business (Logistics)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [5])


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Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method
Completed application forms should be submittedCentres.
Applications must be accompanied by:
  • A non-refundable HK$150 application fee;
  • Photostat copies of Hong Kong Identity Card;
  • Photostat copies of all relevant educational qualifications and workproof;
  • Original certificates and transcripts of relevant qualifications, which are needed for certification by HKU SPACE staff;
  • One passport photograph.
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 

Partner Details

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