Bachelor of Science in Maritime Studies

Single Degree

The programme focuses primarily on shipping business and management. Courses include Marine Insurance, Shipping and the Environment, Shipping Economics, Maritime Law, Maritime Technology, Ship Chartering, Maritime Strategy and Shipping Logistics.  


The Maritime Studies programme focuses primarily on shipping business and management. The programme structure is designed to equip our graduates to excel as professionals in shipping and maritime related sectors (refer to some of the exciting careers of past Maritime Studies graduates). The programme structure is flexible and broad-based. The curriculum also includes Professional Internship to fully prepare students for their professional careers upon graduation.

In addition to the Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Maritime Studies, students can choose to enrol in Maritime Studies with Second Major in Business, which is jointly offered by the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Nanyang Business School. This programme equips students with additional proficiencies in general business management. Students can also opt for the newly launched Maritime Studies with Second Major in Data Analytics. (Note that for Second Major programmes, applicants need to choose the specific degree with the Second Major in their applications.)

The specialisation in International Trading is also offered as part of the Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Maritime Studies, and Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree with Second Major in Business. This specialisation provides graduates with enhanced career opportunities in global commodity trading.

Students can also choose to participate in the Work-Study Degree Programme, which integrates institution-based learning with structured On-the-Job-Training in partner companies. The programme aims to enhance students’ readiness for their professional careers upon graduation.

Recent news on the Maritime Industry and its Importance to Singapore:


  • 4-years direct honours degree programme
  • The only maritime business degree programme in Singapore
  • Students shall have opportunities to go on overseas exchange(s) to partner universities offering maritime courses.
  • Students can opt to do Specialisation in International Trading

POLYTECHNIC DIPLOMA: A diploma from local polytechnics. Applicants may be granted course exemptions.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA: Mathematics at Standard Level and Physics / Chemistry / Biology at Standard Level.

NUS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: Major CAP of 2.0 in Mathematics and Overall CAP of 2.0 in Physics / Chemistry / Biology.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Additional Mathematics at Junior High School Level and Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Science at Junior High School Level. Mathematics at Senior High Level is only applicable to applicants who have not read Additional Mathematics at Junior High School Level.

Students with outstanding Singapore GCE ‘A’ Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) and NUS High School Diploma results may be eligible for exemptions from the first-year Math course.

Students with outstanding Poly Diploma results may be eligible for exemptions from some of the first &/or second year courses.

Course Exemption for Students Admitted in MS & MSB

This is a 4-year Direct Honours Degree Programme that provides a complete education and creates diverse opportunities to harness the talents of students and nurture graduates not limited by boundaries. The University launched an Interdisciplinary Common Core (ICC) curriculum for all undergraduate students which started in August 2021 as part of the NTU 2025 Strategic Plan to improve teaching outcomes and to prepare our students for lifelong learning. Students will also be given the opportunity to have a full semester internship attached to an industrial firm for practical learning experience.  

The ICC curriculum consists of the following three main components:

1.Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC) : ~25%
➤  University-Level Core: 17 AU
  • Inquiry and Communication in the Interdisciplinary World
  • Navigating the Digital World
  • Ethics & Civics in a Multi-Cultural World
  • Career and Entrepreneurial Development for the Future World
  • Healthy Living & Wellbeing
  • Sustainability: Society, Economy & Environment
  • Science & Technology for Humanity 
➤  College-Level Core: 15 AU
  • Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Academic Communication in The Social Sciences
  • Professional Internship
2.Major Requirement (Core & Major Prescribed Electives) : ~60%
➤  Core Programme Requirement:  77 AU
➤  MajorPrescribed Electives (MPE): 6 AU
3.Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE) : ~15%
➤  Can be used for Second Major, Minor, Specialisation, Work-Study programme, MOOCs or any electives (including additional MPE)

MS Curriculum Structure
Curriculum Structure | Course Content

The maritime industry is poised to grow steadily over the years. The maritime industry offers good career prospects with commensurate salaries, job stability and job flexibility. Graduates are expected to fill key leadership roles in the maritime industry. Our fresh graduates are expected to be employed in a broad and diverse range of shore-based jobs. Our graduates have been in diverse exciting jobs in various sectors.

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Our Maritime Studies Degree Programme is strongly supported by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore and the maritime Industries.

There are more than 40 minors available.

  • Applied Physics
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Creative Writing
  • Communication Studies
  • Computing and Data Analysis
  • Creative Writing
  • Digitalization and Data Analytics
  • Drama and Performance
  • Early Childhood Education            
  • Economics
  • Education Studies
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Gender and Diversity Studies
  • Geography and Urban Planning
  • Global Asia
  • History
  • International Trading
  • Life Sciences
  • Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Photography 
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy and Global Affairs
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Science of Learning 
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sociology
  • Special Needs Education 
  • Sport Science
  • Strategic Communication
  • Systems Management 
  • Translation
  • Youth Work and Guidance

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