Courses & Units

Dissertation Part B JND702




In this unit you will be guided, through the supervisory process, to conduct research that is of theoretical and practical significance value to maritime industry. Once the research problem has been selected, a supervisor will be assigned to you to assist you ensure that the problem is clearly defined, the appropriate research methods and techniques are used and the expected research outcomes are produced within an established timeframe. It is very important for you to keep up with the research schedule and manage your time wisely so that the dissertation can be submitted on time and be of good quality.


Unit name Dissertation Part B
Unit code JND702
Credit points 25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring
Coordinator Doctor Gholam Reza (Reza) Emad
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • develop a high-quality research proposal relevant to the maritime industry
  • critically review the literature and develop a conceptual framework for the research project
  • apply research principles and techniques to data collection and analysis
  • present research findings and discuss research implications for policy and maritime industry practice
  • structure and write up the dissertation effectively, thinking critically and writing with accuracy and style; and manage a research project effectively.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090100 $3,657.00 $1,716.00 not applicable $4,986.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentReport (10%)|Examination - oral/viva voce (10%)|Thesis (80%)
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