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Education & Training - Courses & Syllabus

The ICS syllabus for its Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) is designed to examine students on a wide range of commercial shipping activity.

Compulsory Papers - Group 1
These papers are compulsory because they represent the fundamental underpinnings of all activity within the commercial shipping industry:

Introduction to Shipping
Legal Principles of Shipping Business
Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade
Shipping Business

Optional Papers - Group 2
Optional papers cover a wide range of practical shipping disciplines in considerable detail:

Dry Cargo Chartering
Ship Operations & Management
Ship Sale & Purchase
Tanker Chartering
Liner Trades
Port Agency
Logistics & Multi-modal Transport
Port & Terminal Management
Offshore Support Industry
Shipping Law
Marine Insurance
Shipping Finance