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TRANSPORT ECONOMICS (AND LOGISTICS)

Transport Economics
Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: ECS1501 plus any THREE of ECS1602 or MNB1501 or MNB1601
NQF Level: 6: TRL2601 (TRL201X), TRL2602 (TRL202Y), TRL2603 (TRL2033)
NQF Level: 7: TRL3701 (TRL3014), TRL3702 (TRL3025) and ANY 3 of TRL3703 (TRL3036) or TRL3704 (TRL3048) or TRL3705 (TRL3059) or TRL3706 (TRL306A)
Logistics
Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: ECS1501, ECS1602 or MNB1501, MNB1601
NQF Level: 6: TRL2601 (TRL201X), TRL2604 (TRL2044) & TRL2603 (TRL2033)
NQF Level: 7: TRL3701 (TRL3014), TRL3707 (TRL307B), TRL3708 (TRL308C), TRL3709 (TRL309D) & MNP3701 (MNP302J)

Logistics Strategy - TRL3709
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2604 or TRL2044
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide you with the knowledge and skills of logistics strategy. This, in turn, will enable students to make a positive contribution to the integration of internal processes within a firm and the total supply chain, thus making it possible to meet customer needs at the lowest possible total logistics cost.
Economics for Managers - PBA4801
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to analyse Economics for Managers with a view to making informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled to explain economic phenomena that influence business organisations; predict the effect of changes in economic variables; analyse the impact of economic changes on specific business organisations; and revise business decisions by monitoring changes in economic phenomena. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Advanced Transport Management - TRL4861
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HMEMS80 and HPTRL81 (Only applicable to 98453)
Purpose: The module will provide students with the requisite knowledge and practical skills to efficiently operate and manage transport services. The scope of the module includes transport services and demand; the evolution and current state of transport market structures in South Africa and abroad; demand elasticity in the transport sector; forecasting transport demand; scheduling and capacity management; network management; yield management; regulation of transport operations; monitoring and evaluation of the transport operations; and risk management. The theory is supplemented with informative articles from industry leaders, case studies, and South African specific analysis to ensure all of the various learning outcomes are also application-orientated.
Global Business Environment - PBA4802
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to analyse the global business environment with a view to make informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled to integrate closed and open systems thinking; to evaluate global business opportunities for purposes of decision-making; and to design solutions for cross border business relationships. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration.
Advanced Transport Planning and Development - TRL4862
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The module will provide students with the requisite knowledge and practical skills to plan and implement efficient and sustainable transport projects. The scope of the module includes the relationship between social, political, and geographic trends and the transport market in South Africa; the current state of transport infrastructure in South Africa; the developmental role of transport infrastructure in the economy; transport investment in rural areas; transport investment in urban areas; modal integration; efficient project design; sustainable transport investment; survey methods and design for transport planning; and statistics for transport planning. The theory is supplemented with informative articles from industry leaders, case studies, and South African specific analysis to ensure all of the various learning outcomes are also application-orientated.
Stakeholder Management - PBA4803
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to gather, interpret and synthesise information for stakeholder group decision-making. This implies that they will be enabled to explain the influence of various contemporary theoretical perspectives on managing stakeholders; discuss the key institutional and legal frameworks that influence stakeholder group relations; assess the relationships between organisations and stakeholder groups; incorporate stakeholder group issues and expectations into business decision-making. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Advanced Transport Finance and Marketing - TRL4863
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module will provide students with the requisite knowledge and practical skills to make calculated and informed decisions in the financing and marketing of transport projects. The scope of the module includes the main sources of finance for public transport infrastructure; main sources of finance for private transport infrastructure; Public-Private Partnerships in the South African transport sector; revenue optimisation; operation and maintenance costs in the transport sector; investment costs in the transport sector; financial risks; budgeting within a constrained environment; marketing transport services; and transport market research. The theory is supplemented with informative articles from industry leaders, case studies, and South African specific analysis to ensure all of the various learning outcomes are also application-orientated.
Decision Support Systems for Managers - PBA4804
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes explaining the art and context of decision-making in business organisations. This implies that they will be enabled to evaluate the impact and consequences of decisions-making in business organisations; applying quantitative and quantitative techniques to improve decision-making; and have the insight in explaining the importance of creativity and innovation in decision-making. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Transport Management I - TRL2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1601 or MNB102E
Purpose: To gain insight into important principles in managing a transport business, such as the transport management environment; transport management and policy; demand and supply requirements; transport operations; transport costs; transport financing; and the principles underlying tariff-making and marketing of transport services.
Integrated Logistics Management - TRL4864
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide the student with advanced knowledge and skills of logistics. The module demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence in the learning process and requires critical analysis and explorative judgements within the context of current logistics management issues and practices. This, in turn, will enable students to make a positive contribution to the integration of internal processes within a firm and the total logistics supply chain, thus making it possible to meet customer needs at the lowest possible total logistics cost.
Value Chain Management - PBA4805
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management positions. Students that complete this module will be able to manage value chains for effective organisational functioning. Managing the value chain as a system is vital for purposes of upgrading and continuous improvement. Students will be taught how to manage a value chain with the objective of continuous improvement. This module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of business administration and business leadership
Transport Economics - TRL2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ECS1601 or ECS1028
Purpose: To demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying the economics of transportation such as demand for and supply of transport; direct and external costs of transport; economic structure of transport; pricing in transport; investment in transport, and transport policy.
Advanced Inventory Management - TRL4865
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Role and objectives of inventory management; Meeting customer requirements; Demand management; Inventory Control, Just in time management; Setting optimum inventory levels; Forecasting Methods; Material Requirements Planning; Stock distribution.
Leadership and Organisational Behaviour - PBA4806
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will be able to lead and manage individuals and teams and contribute to leading organisations effectively. More specifically, the purpose of the module is to gain knowledge, values, attitudes, skills, and competencies to analyse and solve problems related to current leadership challenges in the workplace. Specific reference is made to leadership theories of the 21st century, the relationship between leadership and organisation behaviour including matters such as employee motivation, conflict resolution, transformation and cultural diversity as well as new forms of organisational design. The module provides competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Transport Theory - TRL2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ECS1601 or ECS1028
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce you to transport economics theory and the theoretical concepts that are applied to transport. The economic and commercial aspects of transport are largely determined by its unique technical and operating characteristics.
Quality Management IB - TQM1602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to apply quality techniques and configuration management in the working environment. This module is primarily intended for members in the explosives industries who are in the middle to senior management position in the police, military, Department of Labour and commercial industry. The explosive industry is a fast growing and highly technological industry which is continually subject to significant changes and renewal. This brings about specific risks and control considerations with a major impact on the different sectors in the industries. Students credited with this module will be able to choose typical applications of quality techniques in the manufacturing environment. Students of this course are able to apply quality techniques in the production environment.
Accounting for Managers - PBA4807
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to interpret and evaluate the different financial reports; to read and analyse financial statements; understand the capital budgeting process; to evaluate a company's management of working capital; to evaluate costing and product pricing decisions; and to evaluate the budgeting process of an organisation. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Integrated Logistics - TRL2604
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1601 or MNB102E
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide you with the basic knowledge and skills of logistics. This, in turn, will enable you to make a positive contribution to the integration of internal processes within a firm and the total supply chain, thus making it possible to meet customer requirements at the lowest possible total logistics cost.
Research Paper in Transport Economics - HRTRE83
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMEMS80
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the competencies required to plan a transport economic research paper and write up an acceptable research paper on a topic at the forefront of this field.
Information and Knowledge Management - PBA4808
Post Graduate Diploma Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to evaluate information and knowledge as leverage for effective organisational functioning with a view to making informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled to evaluate the various acquisition methods of data, information and knowledge; discuss and evaluate MIS and KMS; explain and evaluate IT strategy; manage various decision support systems and competitive intelligence tools. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business leadership.
Transport Management II - TRL3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2601 or TRL201X
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop an understanding of transport management and the principles of the efficient operation of transport enterprises. In this module, transport management is studied within the context of transport system whereby supply and demand are reconciled through the integrated transport management. This includes the influence of regulation on transport management, decision making in transport, fleet planning, financial control within the enterprise and marketing of transport services.
Research Paper in Logistics - HRTRL83
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMEMS80
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the competencies required to plan a logistics research paper and write up an acceptable research paper on a predefined topic at the forefront of the field of logistics.
Integrated Management Practice - PBA4809
Honours Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the PGD (business administration). The qualification aims to provide students with competencies to function effectively on entry and middle management level. Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to synthesise and integrate the eight discipline-based modules of the PGD (business administration). Students who complete this module will be able to determine the information to be gathered regarding the economy, stakeholder groups, value chains, leadership and organisational behaviour and the financial position of an organisation for well informed decision-making. It implies a holistic framework, the required perspectives and the ability to empower other people, to unlock hidden talent and to enhance the required resources. For the module students need to synthesise and integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to connect application. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Transport Planning and Investment - TRL3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2602 or TRL202Y
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to be able to plan the provision of transport facilities and infrastructure correctly and efficiently in order to ensure that investment decisions are taken that are economically efficient. These planning and investment decisions should be related to the transport policy that should be followed.
Economics for Managers - MBA4801
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in Module presented online
Purpose: Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to analyse Economics for Managers with a view to making informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled to explain economic phenomena that influence business organisations; predict the effect of changes in economic variables; analyse the impact of economic changes on specific business organisations; and revise business decisions by monitoring changes in economic phenomena. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership.
Air Transport - TRL3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2601 & TRL2602 or TRT2601
Purpose: The module focusses on the economic theories that underpin the aviation industry. The scope of the module includes an overview of the airline industry; the low-cost airline revolution; the air cargo industry; cooperation and alliances in the airline industry; provision of airport services in remote regions; aviation forecasting; the maintenance of airline fleets; environmental issues in the aviation sector; issues facing the airport industry; and the economics of aviation safety and security. The theory is supplemented with informative articles from industry leaders, case studies, and South African specific analysis to ensure all of the various learning outcomes are also application-orientated.
Accounting for Managers - MBA4807
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of the learning in this module is to enable students to interpret and evaluate the different financial reports; to read and analyse financial statements; understand the capital budgeting process; to evaluate a company's management of working capital; to evaluate costing and product pricing decisions; and to evaluate the budgeting process of an organisation. Qualifying students will be able to identify opportunities for innovation, and will be able to make recommendations on the implementation of financial and management accounting. These student will also be able to appreciate the role of financial and management accounting within an organisation.
Sea Transport - TRL3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: TRL2601 or TRL201X
Purpose: The module is focused on the theories and practices that govern the management of sea transport services and the provision of infrastructure in the sector. The local and international shipping industries are assessed to give context to the theoretical concepts and to demonstrate what is necessary to efficiently plan and operate a successful shipping enterprise.
Economics for Managers - MBL4801
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students who complete this module will have the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to analyse Economic for Managers with ta view to making informed business decisions. This implies that they will be enabled ot explain economic phenomena that influence business organisations; predict the effect of changes in economic variables; analyse the impact of economic changes on specific business organisations; and revise business decisions by monitoring changes in economc phenomena. The module provides fundamental competencies which will support further studies and applications in the fields of Business Administration and Business Leadership
Rail Transport and Pipelines - TRL3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: TRL2601 or TRL201X
Purpose: The module focusses on the economic theories that underpin the railway and pipeline industries. The scope of the module includes the evolution and current state of rail transport in South Africa; passenger rail services; freight rail services; high-speed rail services; market regulations of the railway sector; railway infrastructure design; unbundling state-owned rail companies; freight safety and signaling; the economics of pipeline transport; and the scope for pipeline transport services in South Africa. The theory is supplemented with informative articles from industry leaders, case studies, and South African specific analysis to ensure all of the various learning outcomes are also application-orientated.
Accounting for Managers - MBL4807
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the learning in this module is to enable students to interpret and evaluate the different financial reports; to read and analyse financial statements; understand the capital budgeting process; to evaluate a company's management of working capital; to evaluate costing and product pricing decisions; and to evaluate the budgeting process of an organisation. Qualifying students will be able to identify opportunities for innovation, and will be able to make recommendations on the implementation of financial and management accounting. These students will also be able to appreciate the role of financial and management accounting within an organisation.
Road Transport - TRL3706
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: TRL2601 or TRL201X
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to address specific issues in road transport management. Particular emphasis is put on economic aspects, regulation, operations, marketing, costs, tariffs and financing.
Human Resource Management and Employment Relations - MBL911K
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop human resources and workplace law (including industrial relations management) skills among students. Human resources management is concerned with the management of staffing, and the retention, development, adjustment, and change of staff in order to achieve both organisational and individual objectives. Workplace law, including employment relations management, focuses on law within the workplace including matters such as collective bargaining, dispute resolution in labour relations and workplace discipline, dismissals and unfair labour practices.
Logistics Activities - TRL3707
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2604 or TRL2044
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to familiarise the student with the principles, role and performance of the logistics activities that will enable the student to make rational logistical decisions. An integrated approach is followed so that the student can make a positive contribution to the implementation of lowest total logistics costs across the total supply chain. This module is also foundational in nature by creating solid knowledge base necessary to articulate to B.Com. Honours Logistics.
Operations Management - MBL912L
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To require observation of real organisations and their delivery systemns; to utilise the production environemnt as the basis of most of the underlying theory in the subject; to focus on the theory and cases of production environments; to provide a structured opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with the concepts that will form the basis of the study of operations; to manage operations in a global economy and project management; to develop and design for effective and efficient operations management; to manage the supply chain, to maintain effective operations.
Logistics Systems - TRL3708
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TRL2604 or TRL2044
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to empower students with the necessary competencies that will enable students to contribute to designing effective and responsive logistics information systems and logistics networks. This module will make it easier for organisations and companies to provide superior logistics service at the lowest possible cost.
Business Research - MBL925R
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to prepare students for the high point of the MBL studies, that is, the research project you are required to complete during your final year. The importance of this individual research project is highlighted by the fact that it contributes 60% towards your final year mark. More importantly though, this module prepares you both to conduct and critically to evaluate business or market research in your working environment.