The Bachelor of Science Degree programmes are professional courses offered on a full-time or
parttime basis. These programmes were designed to prepare candidates to gain entry level and
middle level employment in the shipping, logistics and supply chain management sectors. They also
seek to develop in individual candidates, the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet the
needs of all stakeholders within these industries.
Candidates must have a minimum of one of the following:
- At least five (5) CXC or GCE O’Level subjects inclusive of English Language and Mathematics.
- Mature candidates must be at least 23 years of age and have at least three (3) years work
experience at the supervisory level or equivalent qualification.
The course duration is as follows:
- Full Time: Four (4) years or eight (8) semesters
- Part Time: Four (4) calendar years or twelve (12) semesters (inclusive of four summers)
For candidates who have successfully completed the Diploma in International Shipping and Logistics
or who possess equivalent qualification, the duration of the programme will be as follows:
- Full Time: Two (2) years or four (4) semesters
- Part Time: Two (2) calendar years or six (6) semesters (including two summers)
The Diploma in International Shipping and Logistics is a two-year full-time/part-time programme.
This interdisciplinary programme is designed to equip personnel with management skills in shipping
and operations. For students already in the industry, who are encouraged to apply as part-
time students, this programme will enhance their work experience and offer an opportunity for
meaningful study, research and exchange experiences.
The first year of the DISL introduces the core elements of the shipping industry with emphasis being
placed on preparing students to function effectively within the workplace by developing creative
maturity and professional growth. Through exposure to a broad base of the maritime environment,
students will learn the processes of shipping and reinforce these new skills with field trips and
industrial work assignments.
The second year of the programme allows students to study the more specialised areas of the
port and shipping industry, necessary for those who aspire to professional management positions.
The academic components of the programme will allow students to seek accredition with other
post-secondary institutions. The technical elements of the programme will allow students to seek
recognition from internationally recognized professional institutions.