Courses & Units

Dissertation Part B JND702




The aim of the unit is to provide students with research experience in an area relevant to their chosen specialisation. Students will be required to develop, implement and carry out a research project typically using available data and information under the supervision of at least one staff member from the AMC. Students will be expected to demonstrate:

  • extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding of a specialist topic informed by research undertaken as part of the dissertation;
  • originality or creativity in the application of knowledge and understanding;
  • ability to investigate complex problems that might involve incomplete or contradictory data and information and develop a range of alternative solutions;
  • application a range of standard research instruments and techniques of enquiry;
  • the development of coherent and sustained arguments that lead to logical conclusions


Unit name Dissertation Part B
Unit code JND702
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring

Reza Emad

Teaching staff

A/Prof Alistair Broatch

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston 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 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,986.00 090100

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Teaching Pattern

By distance only


The progress and outcomes of the project are assessed in the form of a research study proposal,a presentation and a dissertation.

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