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Honours Dissertation (Part 2 of 4) JNB419


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 2 of 4)
Unit code JNB419
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Doctor Vera Zhang
Delivered By
Level Honours


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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

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
080399 $1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,770.00

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Teaching Pattern
  • 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.
AssessmentDissertation (100%)
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