Bachelor of Science in Maritime Studies with Specialisation in International Trading

Single Degree

The programme focuses on shipping business and management. Besides courses such as Marine Insurance, Shipping and the Environment, Shipping Economics, Maritime Law, Maritime Technology and Shipping Logistics, students in this programme will be equipped with competency in international commodity trading.


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.

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.

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.)

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
  • Overseas exchange programme as part of curriculum requirements
  • 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 from AY 2021-22 and Thereafter

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 with Specialization in International Trading 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.

Click here to find out more!​​

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

Related Programmes