Bachelor of Science in Maritime Studies

Single Degree

Programme Type

Full-time

Undergraduate Admissions

adm_local@ntu.edu.sg

The programme focuses primarily on tertiary education in shipping, business, management, and maritime science and technology, to build up the expertise of the local shipping industry as well as working towards establishing Singapore as a Centre of Excellence for shipping business, research and development.


The Maritime Studies progamme 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. The programme structure is flexible and broad-based. Students will complete one semester in the third year of their studies at our overseas partner university. The curriculum also includes Professional Internship to fully prepare students to enter the workforce.

In addition to the Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Maritime Studies, the Second Major in Business is jointly offered by the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Nanyang Business School.

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

The Work-Study Degree Programme 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.

  • 4-years direct honours degree programme
  • Only Maritime Business-Related degree programme in Singapore
  • One semester compulsory exchange programme with partner University in Netherland

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.

Our Programme provide a complete education and create diverse opportunities to harness the talents of students and nurture graduates not limited by boundaries. It provides a holistic education that includes a strong grounding in maritime fundamentals, appreciation in arts, humanities, business and sciences, practical experience and soft skills.

  1. Core Programme Requirement : 93 AU

  2. General Education Requirement (GER)

    • GER-Core : 17 AU
      • Communication Skills
      • Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
      • Sustainability
      • Ethics
      • Enterprise & Innovation
      • Professionals in Society
      • Kickstart your Career Success

    • GER-Prescribed Electives (GER-PE): 9 AU
      Selection of courses from the following categories:
      • Business & Management
      • Liberal Arts
      • Science, Technology & Society

    • Unrestricted Elective (UE) : 15 AU

It is a 4 Years Direct Hon Degree Programme.

MS Curriculum Structure (for Admission AY2020/21)
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