Courses & Units

Transport Research Project JNB359



We strongly recommend students undertake JNB252 prior to enrolling in JNB359.


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 the identification of the research problem, review of relevant literature, data collection and analysis and writing and presentation of the research report. The unit will also teach you how to manage research resources, meet expectations and deliver the project within the established time frame.
Given that the purpose of this unit is to undertake a research project in an area of your own interest, there is no specific study guide provided. Instead, you will apply what you have learnt in other units to your research project. The research project is conducted under the guidance/supervision of the unit coordinator. Should you have any problems with this unit, please contact me in the first instance by email or telephone. Alternatively, raise your questions during classes. Contact details are included within this booklet. You are strongly encouraged to consult with me about your research topic from the commencement of the semester and any matters arising during the process of conducting your research project.


Unit name Transport Research Project
Unit code JNB359
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Professor Nataliya Nikolova
Teaching staff Professor Nataliya Nikolova
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, define and justify a business research problem
  • Critically review the relevant literature for a business research project
  • Select and justify appropriate data collection and analysis techniques
  • Interpret and evaluate data analysis results
  • Discuss the managerial implications of a business research project
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
030909 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,798.00
  • 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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Teaching Pattern

On campus: A combination of several workshops and individual face-to-face consultation between lecturer and every student each week.

Distance: Students are encouraged to contact the lecturer via phone or email regularly throughout the semester.

AssessmentEngagement Quiz|Final Project Report (40%)|Assignment: Literature review. (30%)|Assignment: Project definition (10%)|Assignment: Project proposal (20%)
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