It is strongly recommended to undertake JNB508 Business Research prior to enrolling in this unit.
The dissertation is the central part of the Honours year of study, and is likely to be the most demanding part of the year’s work. It is also likely to be the most rewarding, as it brings students to the cutting edge of the discipline and enables them to begin to contribute to the expansion and refinement of knowledge in their chosen career field. The dissertation will involve an individual piece of research in a selected area of global logistics and maritime management in which information concerning an approved research topic is gathered, organised, analysed and discussed in a critical and evaluative manner. The research project requires advanced knowledge of research methodology. The dissertation requires a written document which will explain the nature of your research. The dissertation will report on your critical review of the relevant literature, explain and justify your research design and methodology, and report on your research findings and their implications. The dissertation is expected to make an original contribution to the relevant discipline. It must contain no material that has been accepted for a degree or diploma by the University of Tasmania or any other tertiary institution, except by way of background information and duly acknowledged in the dissertation. The four units, JNB418, JNB419, JNB420 and JNB421, combine to constitute your entire dissertation project.
|Unit name||Honours Dissertation (Part 1 of 4)|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Doctor Vera Zhang|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Design and conduct a research project in logistics and maritime management
- Review the literature relevant to the research project
- Apply research principles and techniques in the data collection and analysis
- Present research findings and their implications in a written format
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• This unit is designed for flexible study, irrespective of whether you are enrolled on-campus or studying by distance education. There is a range of teaching and learning options to choose from, depending on your circumstances, for example distance from campus, access to the Internet. There are no teaching or tutorials for this unit. You shall consult with your supervisor regularly.
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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