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|
|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|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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).
- 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
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
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.
|Assessment||Engagement Quiz|Assignment: Project definition (10%)|Assignment: Project proposal (20%)|Assignment: Literature review. (30%)|Final Project Report (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Miller-Cochran, SK & Rodrigo, RL 2017, The Cengage Guide to Research, 3rd edn., Cengage, Boston. ISBN: 978-1-337-52230-4 (eBook) or new edition available at time of delivery
|Recommended||Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.