Management of Technological Risks
|Course code CIVL4510||Units 10||Level 4000||Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering|
Considers the assessment and evaluation of risks associated with a wide variety of engineering/technology projects, including environmental, mechanical, chemical, computer, civil, water resources, and structural engineering projects. Emphasis is placed on quantifying risks and the treatment of risk within a rational decision-making framework. Other topics include modelling the behaviour of complex systems, reliability analysis, simulation, updating and prediction, and risk acceptance criteria.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||1. Understand key concepts of risk and risk assessment.|
2. Representation of system performance.
3. Reliability data for risk analysis.
4. Calculation of risks (risk analysis).
5. Decision-making criteria.
|Content||* Definitions of risk and risk assessment.|
* Case studies.
* Sources of risk.
* Modelling of systems.
* Performance of system elements.
* Human error and human reliability data
* Risk analysis
* Risk acceptance criteria (how safe is safe enough?)
|Assumed Knowledge||There is no prerequisite for this course.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|