Courses & Units

Transport Research Project 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 an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 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 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Propose a research topic to address transportation industry issues
  • Synthesise the relevant literature for a transport related issue
  • Design data collection methodologies for the transport research issue
  • Present research findings to inform industry, government or academic stakeholders

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
030909 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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