2014 Unit of Study

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Maritime Case Studies & Simulation
UoS Code ITLS6302
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Corequisites ITLS6301
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 7 x 3.5 hour lectures, 1 x 3.5 hour seminar, 4 x 3.5 hour tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details.
Assessment Individual report (40%), group presentation (20%), individual assignments (40%)
Description This unit provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in previous units to real business problems in the maritime sector. The unit provides an overview of the maritime industry, identifying key opportunities and challenges in major economies and regions, and examines case studies related to shipping logistics and port management. Topics covered will include: shipping logistics, ship building market dynamics and fleet planning, the shipping industry business cycle, shipping conferences and alliances, shipping safety and insurance, port management and development, including labour relations management, hinterland access and inter-port competition, port congestion management and policy, port productivity benchmarking, port security and state control, port city and urban development. The unit emphasises problem-based learning, peer learning, group analysis and debate. Students taking this unit will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in business analysis and industry report evaluation.