Courses & Units

International Transport Systems JNB158


International Transport Systems provides students with an understanding of international transport and the way it operates. The unit covers various topics such as transport modes (road, rail, air and water transport) and terminals, global transport system, intermodal transport, transport and logistics, the relationship between transport and economic development, social and environmental impacts of transport, and transport planning and policy. This unit lays the foundation for students to progress into the study of the Global Logistics and Maritime Management courses.


Unit name International Transport Systems
Unit code JNB158
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Associate Professor Jiangang Fei
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the economic, social, and environmental impacts of transport and the role of transport planning and policy in developing sustainable transport systems.
  • Explain how a global transport system is formed to facilitate the efficient movement of freight.
  • Examine the importance of transport systems in the global logistics chain.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern


  • On-Campus: Weekly 2-hour lectures and weekly a 1-hr tutorial. Attendance in tutorials is mandatory.
  • Off-Campus: Weekly recorded lectures and a weekly 1-hr on-line tutorial with the on-campus cohort.


AssessmentQuiz 1 (5%)|Quiz 2 (20%)|Essay (35%)|Final assessment (40%)
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