Bachelor of Maritime Services and Operations Management (Honours)

The Bachelor of Maritime Services and Operations Management (Honours) programme aims to provide the maritime industry with comprehensive business and technical education. It is designed to nurture all-rounded business talents to meet the industry's future demand amid the ever-changing business environments and growing economy. It enables students to acquire wide knowledge of operations and management within a broad framework of the maritime industry. Students will be given opportunities to explore the industry locally and overseas through activities like study tours, company visits, etc., to develop a global mindset and professional outlook. In addition, the programme cultivate strong management skills including communication, leadership and teamwork, problem solving and the effective use of information technology. Graduates of this programme will have a great potential to be qualified for global corporate positions in maritime sectors.









Tai Wai





4 years /

2 years
(Senior-year Entry)



120 CPS (4 yrs)

72 CPS (2 yrs) 



Bachelor Degree







Admission, entry requirements and fees

Applications can be submitted by the following methods:

Year 1 Entry:

Year 3 Entry:
  • A range of admission application options are available for students. Please refer to the "Applying Via Other Means" sub-page at the link.

Click here for more information on admissions procedures.

For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

Year 1 Entry:

  Core Subjects Elective Subject(s)
HKDSE Subjects Chinese Language English Language Mathematics Compulsory Part *Citizenship and Social Development Any 1 Elective
Level Requirement 3 3 2 Attained 2
  • * Applicants with previous HKDSE subject result of ‘Liberal Studies’ will be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of ‘Citizenship and Social Development’.
  • HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above will be considered as elective subjects.
  • Category C subjects (Other Language Subjects) including French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu: Grade E or above;
  • Obtained passes in AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject / two AS subjects in HKALE, and passes in five subjects in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
  • Obtained equivalent qualifications.

For non-Chinese speaking applicants who:

have learnt Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education;


have learnt Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in the local schools,

The following language qualifications can be accepted as alternative qualifications in Chinese language:

-   “Attained” in Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese Speaking students) ApL(C)

-   Grade E in GCE (A/AS Level)

-   Grade C in GCE (O-Level)  

-   Grade C / Grade 4 in GCSE / IGCSE

Year 2 Entry:*

  • Holders of an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma from a recognized tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent

* (Applicable only for selected programmes)

Year 3 (Senior Year) Entry:

  • Holders of an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a similar or relevant discipline from a recognized tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent.

Mature Applicants: 

  • Mature applicants must be over the age of 25 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.


How to apply


Application Fee


Application fee is payable when applicants are invited for interviews.  Application fee can be paid by the following methods:
  1. By direct deposit at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank or ATM transfer (Bank Code: 024) (A/C number: 359-300001-004)
  2. OR
  3. By Octopus Card at the College Office

Tuition Fee

  • Year 1 and 2 Tuition Fee: HK$70,200 per year
  • Year 3 and 4 Tuition Fee: HK$76,200 per year

*Our bachelor degree programmes are included under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS). Eligible students can obtain an annual subsidy up to HK$34,390 in the 2024/25 academic year.  The annual subsidy may be adjusted each academic year by the Education Bureau.  Please visit for details. 

Other Fee

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

#The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are for reference only. Tuition fees are charged according to the number of course credits taken by a student with variation. A student will normally take 30 credits in an academic year.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor / Associate Degree / Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

  • Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

    Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

    Enquiries: 2152 9000

  • Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

    The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

    Enquiries:        2150 6222

Programme outcomes and structure


  1. Enable students to acquire and apply multi-faceted business knowledge to business problems in a wide range of contexts;
  2. Equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to apply technologies and support innovation in the maritime sector amid a changing business environment;
  3. Develop students’ analytical and critical thinking skills in making managerial decisions for maritime businesses;
  4. Nurture students’ potential and train them to be competent, broad-based, all-rounded and socially responsible professionals to work in the maritime sector; and
  5. Prepare students for meeting future challenges in a broad range of personal and professional contexts by equipping them with intellectual and practical skills, an understanding of diverse cultures, and knowledge of arts and humanities, science and technology, and social sciences.

* This programme has been granted as designated undergraduate programme of Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) in 2024/25 academic year.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

1. Apply generic business knowledge and skills to business problems and formulate evidence-based responses to achieve the goals of local and global business;
2. Design and implement integrated solutions to management problems in maritime services and operations;
3. Analyse and evaluate the major political, socio-cultural, economic, technological and ethical issues affecting the business environment and decisions related to the maritime industries in local, national, regional and international contexts and generate ideas to address those issues;
4. Apply information technology and quantitative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills to analyse and address maritime management issues; and
5. Use effective communication and interpersonal skills to work as a team member and a responsible professional.


Core courses:

Information Technology for Supply Chain Management

Ship Operations Management

Introduction to Marine Navigation and Meteorology

Innovative Technologies in Maritime Operations and Logistics

Shipping Finance

Shipping Logistics

Carriage of Goods Law

AI and Machine Learning in Maritime Services and Operations Management

Ship Brokering and Chartering Management

Marine Insurance

Port and Terminal Management

Maritime and Financial Services Concentration:

Risk Management and Insurance

Maritime Law

Maritime Arbitration

Maritime Technology Concentration:

Introduction to Robotics Engineering and Applications

Internet of Things and Automation

Navigation and Communication Systems



Graduates will be competent for a wide range of AI-related jobs across various sectors, which include:

  • Sea Cadet/Navigation officer
  • Shipping Supervisor
  • Ship Manager
  • Ship Broker
  • Maritime Arbitrator
  • Maritime Lawyer
  • Average adjuster
  • Trade Manager
  • Freight Forwarder/3PL
  • Ship surveyor
  • Chartering Manager
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chain Coordinator

Please click "Graduate Profile and Employment Pathway of BMSOM" of the programme for details.

Any enquiries relating to the BMSOM programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Dr. Peter Wong.

This programme has been granted as designated undergraduate programme of Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) in 2024/25 academic year.

Contact us

Faculty of Business

Telephone: 2707 3131
Fax: 2707 3132

Address: 3/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong

[adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm]

College Office

Telephone: (852) 2707 3111
: (852) 2707 3222

Address: 1/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong

[adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm]

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