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 markets for liquid bulk, dry bulk and container shipping, shipbuilding and second-hand ships.
|Unit name||Maritime Economics|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Doctor Wenming Shi|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Wenming Shi|
|Available as student 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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- discuss the organisation and operation of the maritime industry from the economic perspective.
- explain the demand and supply of shipping services and their determinants.
- explain the operation and market structure of the bulk, general, and specialised shipping markets.
- analyse the key issues in maritime policies and regulations.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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On Campus: 1 x 180 minute lecture weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly
Off Campus: Students are expected to spend an average of around 10-12 hours per week on dedicated study for this unit.
|Assessment||Online Quiz (10%)|Examination (40%)|Essay (20%)|Assignment: Case study (30%)|Engagement Quiz|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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