Post-disaster Project Management

Course code ARBE6602Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Examines the nature and practice of Project Management in post-disaster situations. This is in the context of redevelopment of the Built Environment after a disastrous event. The course explores the traditional Project Management theories and practices as applied to the unique activities of rebuilding in the short, medium and long term periods after the occurrence of a disaster.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusTrimester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1, Trimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of the course students will be able to:
• Critically examine resource challenges and constraints typically encountered on post-disaster reconstruction projects.
• Critically evaluate a range of project management strategies to address specific challenges, formulate project teams and compose parameters for effective working.
• Critically examine strategies to manage and transfer knowledge between stakeholders involved in disaster mitigation and reconstruction activities.
• Critically examine the application of a variety of knowledge management techniques and technologies in appropriate contexts.
Content• Project management: an overview of general theories.
• The complex nature of project management in post-disaster environments
• Strategic and tactical project management in post-disaster environments
• Resourcing disaster response and reconstruction
• Team working and managing temporary organisations
• Stakeholder management
• Supply chain risks
• Supply chain management
• Knowledge management and integration
• Disaster management technologies
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Projects• Use simulation software to assess the appropriateness and utility of computer technology in planning and managing disasters
Reports• An academic written piece of work (professional report) discussing a case study related to managing a project and the redevelopment after a disastrous event.

• An academic written piece of work (professional report) developing a project management strategy for a post-disaster recovery plan.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6602