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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 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.
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.
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.
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 students 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.
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.
Advanced Transport Planning and Development - TRL4862
Post Graduate Diploma,Honours 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.
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.
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.
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.
Economics IA (Extended) - XCS1501
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into how the basic economic problem is solved in different economic systems, how economic activity is measured and how prices are determined through decisions made by individual households and firms under conditions of perfect and imperfect competition.
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 students 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.
Entrepreneurship Theory And Practice - MNE2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module will be useful to develop a theretical and practical application of Entrepreneurship. It gives an overview on how to understand the entrepreneurial mind-set, through explaining the evolution of entrepreneurship from start up to growth phase and the different theoretical aspects of entrepreneurship to different case studies. Learners who wish to start, operate, manage and grow a new small to medium business venture will be equipped with the knowledge and theoretical foundations that can help them succeed in the creation and sustainable ethical business. Learners would therefore be empowered to develop a sound foundation for the application of this knowledge to explore a diverse range of entrepreneurial opportunities.
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 students with the basic knowledge and skills of logistics. 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 requirements at the lowest possible total logistics cost.
Franchising - MNE2604
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MNB1601
Purpose: The module will be useful to students who are planning to engage in the franchising process. Students would be empowered with the necessary competencies (knowledge, values and skills) to pursue franchising as a suitable business option. This module is relevant for evaluation of frnachising as an option for small business operations, and for providing advice for prospective franchisers and franchisees on the frachise and legal requirements, socila, economic and finacial factors to consider in establishing a franchise.
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.
Principles of Marketing Management - MNM1601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of the core marketing management principles including the marketing environment, marketing research, consumer behaviour, segmentation, targeting and positioning as well as the marketing mix. They will also be able to identify, analyse and solve problems in practical marketing scenarios by evaluating, selecting and applying appropriate information, procedures and methods. Furthermore they will be able to demonstrate an understaning of the relationship between marketing management principles and the ability to make marketing decisions in global and African contexts by developing a segmentation, targeting and positioning plan and a specific marketing mix of an organisation. Students enrolled for this module will also be able to demonstrate an ability to evaluate their performance against given criteria and provide support to the learning needs of others where appropriate.
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.
Value Chain Marketing - MNM2613
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MNM1502 or MNM1601
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the concept of value chain and value chain marketing, and to provide a theoretical framework for studying this topic. Value chain marketing will be examined from a marketing perspective, focusing on the principles of value chain marketing in an African context. Various marketing perspectives and applications will be highlighted and the discussion will provide practical examples of how marketing theory can be adapted in the various value chain scenarios.
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.
Product And Price Management - MNM2614
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MAR111Y
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with detailed knowledge and an understanding of the principles of product and price management, namely the concept of a product and price in the marketing context, market segmentation, differentiation, and positioning, product innovation and new product development, product packaging and labelling, the product lifecycle, product branding decisions, product strategy and management as well as different pricing models and the steps needed to formulate the final price of a product. Students will be able to evaluate, select and apply appropriate methods, procedures and techniques in processes of investigation and application within product and price management. Students enrolled for this module will be able to apply the principles of product and price management to a real-life scenario or case study.
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.
Marketing in Africa - MNM2615
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MNM1601 or MNM1502 or MNM1501 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501 or or MNB101D
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to help students develop knowledge and an understanding of marketing in an African context. The focus of the module is on the demography of Africa, profiling of the African consumer, highlight the key issues that characterise the business environment in Africa when doing business in Africa. Furthermore, the module explores township and informal market places, the South African consumer, business expansion in South Africa looking at the strategies for local market expansion, the importance and implications of segmenting the South African marketplace and promotion applications thereof. The module concludes with the application of product and distribution application from South African perspective.
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.
Shopper Marketing - MNM3604
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNM1601 or MNM2601
Purpose: Students will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of shopper marketing.The concept of shopper marketing will be defined and its role in the overall marketing strategy in an African context will be discussed. They will also be able to evaluate, select and apply appropriate methods and techniques of shopper marketing. The development of a shopper marketing strategy will be discussed, and the issues around shopper marketing and its impact on marketing mix elements will be highlighted. They will also be able to evaluate different sources of information, to select information appropriate to a given situation and apply well-developed processes of analysis to that information. Students enrolled for this module will be able to apply the principles of shopper marketing to a real-life scenario or case study.
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.
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.