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Dip. in Maritime Transportation Management


JPT/BPP (R/840/4/0025) (MQA/FA0226) 01/21

Today’s world is globalized and very much interdependent. The country’s economic development and prosperity depends so much on maritime transportation system that is efficient and cost-effective. Maritime transport is essentially the trade enabler and therefore has strategic economic importance. This phenomenon will facilitate a good and efficient supply chain in order to create effective value chain which is so much needed in today’s pricing strategy.

The course exposes students to the newest updates on the complex environment in this field and gives a broad overview of the business challenges on maritime economics, freight, cost, safety and security, and on international policy on shipping and port businesses. The opportunities obtained by the students will include knowledge and deeper understanding of regional integration, international cooperation, and growing diversification of sources of supply, sources of market and the complexities of international trade.

The course focuses on the main activities carried out in the maritime transport and logistics sectors, concentrating on the management of ship and shipping activities, ports and marine management. The course will prepare students with the knowledge of interpersonal communication, multimedia technology, creative thinking, general management and management related to maritime and ports. The course also prepares the student with relevant competencies in the field of management, maritime operations, maritime law and transportation. Graduates can assume the position of executive or junior managers of maritime transport and logistics companies apart from assuming roles in the public sectors.

At the end of the course, students will undergo an internship for 3 months. During this period, students will acquire working life experience in the real maritime world.

Industry Focus

This course focuses on the business aspect of maritime trade. Students will be exposed on the maritime economics which will make them understand the world markets. This is essentially about moving cargoes from origin to destinations around the world to where the demand is and thereby creating value.

Course content

Year one:

Core subjects requirement: Introduction To Supply Chain Management; General Ship Knowledge; International Shipping Business; and Business Law; 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: Sea Terminal And Cargo Operation; Law Of Carriage Of Goods By Sea; Maritime Geography; Intermodal Transportation; Warehousing And Distribution; Marine HSSE; Elements Of Maritime Law; Information Technology & System For Logistics Management; Ship Chartering Practices; Ship Management; Shipping Practices And Documentation; Marine Insurance; Maritime Economics (Port And Shipping); Shipboard Maintenance And Repair; 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, willing to learn. 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 provides support and contacts within the industry to help them find 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:

  • Warehousing, Freight forwarders, Ship brokers / agents, Shipping companies, Customs and Forwarding, Ports, Airports, Logistics Businesses, Container Shipping Businesses, Other cargo businesses, Maritime-related authorities