Sea Transport
WSPostDip in Shipowning, Operating and Broking
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Singapore Branch)
There is currently no vacancy for this programme. Please apply to register your interest.
Accurate as of 04 May 2020

The international shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of around 90% of world trade. Maritime transport is the backbone of global trade and the global economy. Without shipping, intercontinental trade, the bulk transport of raw materials, and the import/export of affordable food and manufactured goods would simply not be possible.

About ICS: As a major provider of education and training, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals. ICS is the only internationally recognized professional body in the maritime arena and it represents shipbrokers, ship managers, agents, insurance, lawyers, logistics and other shipping professionals throughout the world. Our mission is to promote maritime education in the hope of grooming more young talents to join, work and stay in the shipping industry. ICS Membership of the Institute is internationally recognized as a mark of professionalism in the shipping business worldwide.

•The Work-Study Post-Diploma Programme for Shipowning , Operating and Broking  is a 18-month work-study programme that aims to provides them with a head-start in their careers related to their discipline of study and more opportunities to build on the skills and knowledge they acquired in school through a work-study arrangement in Shipbroking company, ship owners, ship management company, ship agency etc..

Course Structure

Participants will be awarded the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Membership Certificate upon successful completion of the following Professional Qualifying Examinations (7 subjects)

Group 1 (Compulsory)
- Introduction to Shipping
- Legal Principles in Shipping Business
- Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade
- Shipping Business

Group 2 (Choose three subjects from below)
Dry Cargo Chartering      
Liner Trades
Logistics and Multi-modal Transport
Marine Insurance
Offshore Support Industry
Port AgencyPort and Terminal Management
Ship Operations and Management
Ship Sale and Purchase
Shipping Finance
Shipping Law
Tanker Chartering

Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess the relevant Business/Maritime/Logistics-related qualification to apply.

Nanyang Polytechnic
- Diploma in Business & Financial Technology
- Diploma in Business Management

Ngee Ann Polytechnic
- Diploma in International Logistics & Supply Chain Management
- Diploma in Marine & Offshore Technology

Republic Polytechnic
- Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Singapore Polytechnic
- Diploma in Marine Engineering
- Diploma in Maritime Business
- Diploma in Common Engineering Programme
- Diploma in Business Administration

Temasek Polytechnic
- Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management

Course Fees

Full Course Fees (excluding GST)*: $8,535.00

*Please check with the training providers if any funding / subsidy is applicable.

Available Job Role
Shipbroker Trainee
Course Contact Person

Ms. Leyi Cheng