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Dip. in Shipping Management


JPT/BPP (N/345/4/0066) (MQA/FA0653) 07/21

Shipping is an international business as the industry carries almost 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. Shipping controls the seaward side of the international maritime business. As shipping is a very high risk business nowadays, it has to be managed efficiently. Ships require the shortest time in port as this is a cost to them and their size is increasing in order to take advantage of the economies of scale. Therefore ships require the best and efficient facilities the port can offer. These days shipping lines are grouping themselves to form conferences to pull resources and reduce operation cost. Due to these facts shipping lines are in a better position to offer complete maritime logistic services termed as ‘door -to-door’ services.

This course 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. The shipping business is generally considered to be very capital and R&D intensive, high entry barriers, high volatile profit, and uses latest technologies.

Covering a whole range of shipping perspectives, this course begins with 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.

At the end of this course, students will undergo an internship programme for three months to gain practical knowledge and business ideas in shipping.

Industry Focus

The focus will be on managing ship and shipping services. Shippers will be offered various destination of the world and each destination will require different legal and commercial documentations that conform to their rules and regulations.

Course content

Year one:

Core subjects requirement:  Overview Of Shipping Documentations; Basic Financial Accounting; Human Resource Management; Marketing Management; Business Law; Custom and Forwarding; Shipping Management Practices Language skills:  Foundation English (Level 1 and 2); MQA and management subjects requirement: MPU 1 (Pengajian Malaysia / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2) ; MPU 2 (Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Integrated Skills / Negotation Skills / Leadership Skills / Communication Skills / Study Skills); MPU 3 (Cultural Diversity In Malaysia / Pengajian Islam dan Perbandingan Agama / Pengajian Moral); Curriculum (Football, Futsal, Badminton, Swimming, Basketball, Table-Tennis); Business Statistics; Business Information Systems;Principles Of Management ; Basic Financial Accounting; Human Resource Management; Marketing Management; Principles Of Economics;

Year two:

Core subjects requirement:  Business Strategy And Policies; Human Resource In Shipping; Marketing In Shipping; Shipping Risk Management; Maritime Geography; Environmental Ship Construction; Shipping Globalization 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; Language skills:  Maritime English

Year three:

Industrial Training; Assessment: The course is assessed through assignments, presentations, quiz, test (coursework), practical (sports subject), 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; Projects / work experience: In year three our Industrial Training Unit will provide students with a chance to incorporate practical work experience directly into their course. The unit will assist students and provide contacts within the industry to help them finding the placement. Student will be sent to port, shipping and logistics industries or any company that requires shipping and logistics management skills

Course length:

  • 2.5 year (7 semesters)

Entry requirements:

  • 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.