JPT/BPP (N34540066) (MQA/FA0653) 07/16

Shipping controls the seaward side of the international maritime business. It is responsible for carrying over 90% of world trade and employs millions of people around the globe in various roles, from ship and port management to finance, law, insurance, ship broking and ship agency services. The programme will provide a thorough knowledge and understanding of shipping management which are vital for the effective operations and uninterrupted flow of an international supply chain. Effective management in the different areas of maritime operations are examined while keeping in line with the rapidly changing shipping field.

Industry Focus

This programme exposes students to the latest development in the shipping industry and offers a broad view of shipping business, challenges and opportunities posed to the shipping practitioners. It also highlights the key issues in the context of international shipping which includes shipbuilding, marine equipment manufacturing, maritime service providers and offshore and oil & gas sectors. 

Programme Content

Covering a wide range of shipping operations activities, this programme begins with the subject of international business, shipping practices, human capital development in shipping, and international shipping business. Specific shipping modules will be introduced at higher semester i.e. Shipping Innovation and Technology, Shipping Entrepreneurship, Maritime Law, Marine Insurance and Shipping Business Strategy.



Overview Of Shipping Documentations

Basic Financial Accounting

Human Resource Management

Marketing Management

Business Law

Custom and Forwarding

Shipping Management Practices

Business Statistics

Business Information Systems

Principles Of Management

Basic Financial Accounting

Human Resource Management

Marketing Management

Principles Of Economics



Business Strategy And Policies

Human Resource In Shipping

Marketing In Shipping

Shipping Risk Management

Maritime Geography

Environmental Ship Construction

Shipping Globalisation And Technology Development

Shipping Economics And Finance

Shipping And Transport Logistics Management

Marine Insurance

Law Of Carriage Of Goods By Sea

Environmental Shipping Management

Integrated Transport And Distribution Management In Shipping

International Shipbroking And Chartering Tactics

Maritime English



Industrial Training

Assessment: The programme is assessed through assignments, presentations, quiz, test (coursework), practical, projects, field exercises, other forms of classroom participation and written examination. 

Key career skills: Business inclination, good communication skill, good report writing ability, problem solving, presentation, project management, teamwork, decision making and willingness to learn.


2.5 year (7 semesters)

Entry Requirement

Pass in SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) or ‘O’ Levels with any three (3) credits or equivalent (minimum requirement)

Career Opportunities

Shipping Lines; Ports; Logistic Business; Warehousing; Distriparks; Freight Forwarding; Container shipping business; NVOCC and Cargo Consolidation business; Port ancillary services (mooring, tugs etc.); Shipping agencies, husbanding, candling etc.; Maritime related authorities.