Singapore is the world's busiest seaport and one of the world's largest container ports. The government of Singapore is committed towards making Singapore a premier maritime centre of excellence. Hence we have many maritime and logistics related organisations based here which are involved in a wide range of shipping business activities. These organisations require a pool of relevant shore-based maritime management and logistics expertise to run their businesses. The main aim of the Diploma in Maritime Transportation Management is to serve the needs of such organisations.
This diploma is designed to be practice-oriented. The link between theory and practice is achieved through hands-on work, practical exercises, case studies, industrial attachment and field visits. Students will be taught by experienced and qualified staff and will receive hands-on training on Portnet, Tradenet and the latest ship management and logistics software application programs. Practitioners from the shipping industry are invited to give talks to students from time to time and field visits are arranged when necessary.
The 6-month shore-based industrial attachment is carefully planned and closely monitored by in-house company supervisors and academic staff . This exposure provides students with a first-hand experience of working in maritime-related or logistics organisations in Singapore.