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BusinessSupply Chain Management

Professional Diploma in Business Logistics Management

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
10 Apr 2018 (Tue)
1 year to 2 years
Course Fee
HK$31,200 (by three installments; all fees are subject to change without prior notice.)
How to Apply
Deadline on 24 Mar 2018 (Sat)
28678480 / 28678393

This programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong and consists of six modules. It aims to provide students with comprehensive understanding of the business environment in logistics industry, as well as to equip graduates with basic management skills for exploring new business opportunities. It is practically designed for those who are interested in or working in the logistics, supply chain, procurement and related areas, and who are looking for academic and/or career advancement. This programme is articulated to a number of bachelor degrees awarded by Plymouth University.

Lecture Schedule

- 2 - 3 evening sessions a week (7:00 - 10:00pm)

- Possible weekends (2:30 - 5:30pm)


Programme Structure

The programme consists of 6 modules, to be taught in a minimum of 12 months. On completion of the programme, students will be awarded:

Core Modules
(CILT accredited)
Regular Modules Award
  1. Business Environment for Transport and Logistics
  2. Financial Management and Reporting for Transport and Logistics
  3. Marketing and Service Management
  4. Management and Decision Making
  1. Information Technology for Logistics
  2. Introduction to Business Law
Professional Diploma in Business Logistics Management

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. distinguish the important concepts of business environment, transport operations, organization structure and human resource management and enhance the productivity of the entire logistics and supply chain operations;
  2. apply the principles of financial management and reporting for logistics services and integrate financial and reporting operations into key business initiatives;
  3. apply the fundamentals of services and marketing for logistics services management;
  4. apply the principles of strategic management to key business initiatives;
  5. use the fundamentals of information technology in logistics and management;
  6. distinguish the basic concepts and various aspects of business law.

Assessment for each of the 6 modules will be based on one assignment/project and a final examination. In general, the performance grade for the examination and assignment/project varies accordingly to individual modules. The overall pass mark is 50%. Upon successful completion of the programme (pass all 6 modules), students will be awarded a Professional Diploma in Business Logistics Management by HKU SPACE.

Graduates may apply for exemptions from the examinations of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Hong Kong (CILTHK) on the following papers:

OL1 - Business Environment for Transport and Logistics#
OL2 - Financial Management and Reporting for Transport and Logistics#
OL3 - Marketing and Service Management#
OL4 - Management and Decision Making#

# All applications will be considered by CILTHK on individual basis.

Also, graduates may apply for admission to the following programmes offered by the University of Plymouth, UK in collaboration with HKU SPACE: Roadmap

** Eligible students in BSc (Hons) International Supply Chain and Shipping Management or BSc (Hons) Maritime Transport and Logistics can apply "Maritime and Aviation Training Fund" for 80% fee refund after completing the approved modules, subject to a cap of $18,000.

Students may complete the above Professional Diploma (min. 12 months) + Top-up Bachelor Degree programmes (min. 18 months) in 2.5 years (minimum)

  • 12 months (minimum) - 2 years (maximum)

Applicants shall:

(a)      i)     have gained in the HKALE Grade E in one AL subject or two AS subjects or
                    hold a post-secondary qualification of at least one year part-time duration; and
            ii)    have gained in the HKCEE Grade E in four subjects, and Level 2 in
                    English language*; and
            iii)    have at least two years of full-time work  experience in logistics, transport, or business related areas; or

(b)      i)   have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in five subjects,
                including English Language; and
           ii)   have at least two years of full-time work experience in logistics, transport, or business related areas; or

(c)     have gained a Certificate or Advanced Certificate awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience will also be considered on individual merit.

*With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognizes Grade E previously awarded for Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A)) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in these two subjects at HKCEE.

Application Fee

HK$150 non-refundable

Course Fee
  • HK$31,200 (by three installments; all fees are subject to change without prior notice.)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF SectorBusiness Services

CEF Courses
Management and Decision Making (Module from the Professional Diploma in Business Logistics Management programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z08813-0 FEES $6,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8323
new Marketing and Service Management (Module from Professional Diploma in Business Logistics Management)
COURSE CODE 21Z10044-0 FEES $6,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8480

CEF SectorLogistics

CEF Courses
Information Technology for Logistics (Module from the Professional Diploma in Business Logistics Management programme)
COURSE CODE 25Z08816-6 FEES $3,600 ENQUIRY 2867-8323
Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme (selected modules only)
Some modules of this programme have been included in the list of CEF reimbursable programmes. Application for CEF has to be made before commencement of the modules.

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or MasterCard online.


  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail


For first time enrolment

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

A. In person or by post

  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.

  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

B. Online

Selected programmes offer online continuing enrolment service.  Programme staff will inform students if they offer this service and offer further enrolment details.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

[Download Enrolment Form SF26]


Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.



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The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment (for the course/programme has online enrolment only)

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.