Courses & Units

Dissertation Part 2/3 JNB721

Launceston

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Introduction

Students undertake a major research study on a topic related to the maritime and logistics industries, which aims to make a significant contribution to maritime and logistics management knowledge.

A dissertation is equivalent to three units of coursework. The dissertation is to be completed over two or more semesters, after completion of the Research Methods unit.

The dissertation programme consists of three parts with individual unit codes as follows:

  • Dissertation Part 1/3 (JNB718): Research proposal development and literature review
  • Dissertation Part 2/3 (JNB721): Data collection and analysis
  • Dissertation Part 3/3 (JNB722): Report writing and presentation

The three units are interdependent and must be taken as one integrated unit under the designation of dissertation. They must be completed sequentially throughout the semester(s) and not as normal units which are assessed at the end of the semester. There will be no grade for each individual unit; instead, a grade of IC is shown for Parts 1 (JNB718) and 2 (JNB721). The three units will be assessed as one dissertation unit and awarded one overall grade shown for Part 3 (JNB722) after the examination of the dissertation. There are no set study guides or materials for the dissertation.

Students wanting to undertake the Dissertation option need to meet with the Course Co-ordinator prior to enrolment to discuss a suitable research topic and for the appointment of a research supervisor. 

Enrolment in the dissertation units must be undertaken over two semesters as a minimum. In addition, students are expected to have completed JNB508 prior to enrolling in the dissertation units.

Summary

Unit name Dissertation Part 2/3
Unit code JNB721
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator

Bill Du

Teaching staff

A research supervisor(s) to be appointed based on the research topic.

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080399

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

JNB508 AND JNB718

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Supervised research.

Assessment

Literature review 10%; Presentation 10%; Research dissertation of approximately 25,000 words submitted at the conclusion of JNB722 80%.

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