Courses & Units

Human Factors and Risk Management in the Maritime Industry JND307


Human Factors is a multi-disciplinary applied science that integrates the fields of psychology, engineering, ergonomics, management and industrial design. Human Factors pivots around the processes of effective system design, and deals with areas such as personnel selection; personnel training; machine design; job design; and, environmental design. This unit provides an introduction to the range of issues covered in human factors and supports the development of some basic skills used by human factors professionals to study occupational environments.


Unit name Human Factors and Risk Management in the Maritime Industry
Unit code JND307
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Doctor Reza Emad
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Assess human factor issues in the maritime environment and develop an appropriate response.
  • Analyse a maritime-related task using hierarchical task analysis (HTA) to identify errors in the procedure
  • Examine a maritime accident and illustrate the causes using a theoretical model of accident causation
  • Assess the implications of human factor issues for the wider maritime community to devise a solution.

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
031705 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $3,115.00

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Teaching Pattern

Online unit.  Recommended 180 minutes independent learning weekly.

AssessmentAnalysis assignment 3 (20%)|Analysis Assignment 2 (30%)|Analysis Assignment 1 (50%)
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Reading materials include e-Readings (Maritime Human Factors) and items in Reserve. Students can access the reading list for the unit from the link in MyLO, or by going to the Reading Lists page on the University Library website. Course notes and additional reading materials (Journal articles) and videos are uploaded to MyLO and available under different modules through the content page and expected reading materials for each assessment component is announced through MyLO home page.

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