Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management) (J3X)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please refer to courses to explore courses that are offered to international students.

"We're very keen to make sure that our courses are really industry relevant. We're up to date with the latest thinking and with the latest requirements of the industry."

Prashant Bhaskar
This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions from 2018. It has been replaced by the P3E Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management, please visit that page for the latest course information.

This degree is designed to prepare students for management careers in the dynamic and internationally-focused maritime and logistics industries and related areas.

This course is unique because it combines core business principles, for example, finance, marketing, economics, business law and strategic management with more specific maritime industry units of study, such as port and terminal management, ship operations management and maritime economics. These are studied in combination with logistics-based units, to provide the necessary focus and an in-depth appreciation of the issues confronting the maritime and logistics industries. The course culminates with the Transport Research Project that requires students to apply business research techniques to contemporary issues in the maritime and logistics industries.

This degree course provides students with knowledge of critical elements of the maritime and logistics industries. The course provides the necessary grounding in maritime and international logistics, covering essential topics relevant to international business management, transport systems and the maritime industry. By developing various business and management skills within the industry context, students will be able to contribute to industry growth and innovation.

The course will furnish prospective early-career administrators and managers with a sound foundation in international maritime and logistics management. Through this course of study students will be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate business management concepts and practical processes within the field of international maritime and logistics management.
  • Obtain, analyse and interpret data relevant to making evidence-based decisions in diverse maritime and logistics contexts.
  • Exercise initiative and judgement in contributing towards solutions to diverse problems in the maritime and logistics contexts; incorporating social, ethical, regulatory, global, and business management perspectives.
  • Present a clear and coherent exposition of business management knowledge, concepts and empirical evidence relevant to the maritime and logistics industries.
  • Reflect on performance feedback in the maritime and logistics context to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvement.

Career outcomes

This degree prepares students for management and senior administrative careers in private enterprise, industry organisations and government in the areas of commercial shipping, ports and terminals, transport, transport policy and administration, freight forwarding and well as exporting and importing and other elements of international business.

Professional Recognition

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Business (Maritime & Logistics Management), you enrol in the two majors, the minor and choose 4 student electives.

This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • Two majors of 8 units each: each major consists of 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four student elective/breadth units
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 8-10 units at advanced level.

Compulsory majors

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides students with a good understanding of individual sectors in the maritime industry. It introduces the maritime industry’s history, maritime geography and the concept of maritime transport in facilitating international trade. This unit covers various maritime sectors such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to provide an introduction to the technical and operational aspects of managing ships. The unit examines the operations that are necessary to transport cargo in a safe, efficient, and commercially viable manner. The unit explores ships’ nautical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit is divided into 12 modules of study. Module 1 provides an introduction to sources of maritime law in Australia and gives an overview of relevant concepts of national law and international law as they are pertinent to shipping.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to both quantitative and qualitative methods and their applications to decision-making in business management. The unit covers data analysis techniques around data presentation and interpretation, estimation, sampling, hypothesis testing and regression analysis, but it also broadly…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit aims to provide you with a general understanding of the role and significance of ports and of key factors associated with the management and operations of ports. You will be introduced to the operating environment of ports and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The objective of this unit is to provide a general understanding of the organisation and operation of the maritime industry from an economics perspective. The main focus is on the economic behaviour of shipowners, shippers, and other stakeholders in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of this unit is to develop your ability to manage a research project in the maritime, transport, logistics and related areas. In order to develop your research project skills, this unit explains the research project process. This includes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will introduce you to the general theories and practices of competitively managing people in the workplace. More specifically, we explore the employment relationship and the importance of managing people within this relationship from their initial selection through to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Students can develop the fundamental written and verbal communication skills necessary for effective communication in both business careers and academic studies in this unit. As such, the focus of it is two-fold; firstly, developing your personal communication skills and secondly…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

International Transport Systems provides students with an understanding of international transport and the way it operates. The unit will cover various topics such as transport modes (road, rail, air and water transport) and terminals, global transport system, inter-modal transport, transport…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

The primary aim of this unit is to introduce you to business management concepts and practice with particular emphasis on international business. The unit includes topics which will explore contemporary management theories and their application in a complex international environment.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with a broad appreciation of the nature and importance of logistics activities and introduces you to some of the concepts, tools and thinking used in logistics by logistics managers. It enables you to understand the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of this unit is to examine the processes, functions and strategies required by organisations to acquire goods, services and equipment from other organisations. The unit covers three broad dimensions of the procurement function within organisations. Firstly, the unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of strategic management, focusing on strategic thinking and decision making. Throughout your study you will be asked to place yourself in the position of a strategic manager and to use your…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Supply Chain Management has been identified by the business community as a key discipline which can generate significant cost savings, improve customer value and be used effectively to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.To a casual observer, supply chain management would…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Compulsory minor

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Special note: JNB159 is replaced by BFA103 in 2017.

This unit aims to introduce you to the type of financial information that managers can expect to receive and to the techniques that can be used for analysing this information for decision making and control purposes in the business environment.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Commercial and transport law is both broad and specific in its reach. This Unit introduces broad foundations to business law within Australia before specifically applying understandings gained to the laws governing transport within Australia.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Special note: JNB220 is replaced by BMA251 in 2017; JNB223 is replaced by BEA111 in 2017.

X…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Student Electives and Breadth Units

PLUS  one Introductory level student elective and breadth unit PLUS one Intermediate level student elective and breadth unit

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements as per the following link:Domestic General Entry Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 (TCE, VCE, HSC or equivalent with an ATAR score clearly in 65) or successful completion of a Diploma or Associate Degree in Maritime and Logistics Management.
  • AMC will consider applications from people who do not have the above qualifications, but who seek admission on the basis of experience gained in industry or government.
  • International students from a non-English speaking background also need to have an IELTS score of 6. For full details on the English requirements, please visit:http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements

Graduates with a minimum credit average in third year units may be eligible for the Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management) Honours Program. Postgraduate studies in Maritime and Logistics Management are also available. Eligible students may enrol in a double degree, combining the Bachelor degree with the Bachelor of Applied Science (Maritime Technology Management).

Successful completion of the Diploma of Maritime and Logistics Management results in credit for 8 units or successful completion of the Associate Degree in Maritime and Logistics Management results in credit for 16 units in the Bachelor of Business(Maritime and Logistics Management).

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $0 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $30,000 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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