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 and logistics, the relationship between transport and economic development, social and environmental impacts of transport, and transport policy and planning. This unit lays the foundation for students to progress into the study of other units at the Department of Maritime & Logistics Management, for example Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
|Unit name||International Transport Systems|
|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|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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On-campus: 1 x 3 hour class weekly comprising lecture and tutorial components.
Distance: Study guide and readings.
|Assessment||Quiz 1 (5%)|Quiz 2 (20%)|Examination (40%)|Essay (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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