|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will focus on how risk analysis and management principles and techniques can be applied to engineering projects. The subject introduces a range of risk analysis techniques, which are put in the context of engineering projects and analysed using the framework of the risk standard (AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009). Risk is a fundamental concept that is applied to every engineering project, whether it is ascertaining the risk of health impacts of water treatment processes, prevention of loss of life by flood mitigation projects, or catastrophic losses caused by the failure of structure in earthquakes or storms.
The subject is of particular relevance to students wishing to establish a career in Engineering management, but is also of relevance to a range of engineering design disciplines where design for the total life cycle of the product or infrastructure should be considered.
Topics covered include: an introduction to the history of engineering failures; the forms of risk and risk identification; project risk analysis; the sociological implications of acceptable risk; approaches to risk management, monitoring for compliance, risk perception and design implications.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
1. Identify information sources and risks for engineering projects
2. Identify and develop a plan for managing risks and opportunities
3. Use statistical methods to analyse empirical data and develop a risk based simulation model. Undertake a sensitivity analysis to identify critical variables that have the potential for threatening the success of a project
4. Use simulation and Engineering Reliability techniques to predict the occurrence of failures of engineering projects
5. Implement a risk management framework based on AS/NZS/ISO 31000: 2009 including the context establishment, risk identification, risk analysis, risk evaluation, risk treatment
6. Identify and classify risk in terms of their severity and likelihood
7. Use tools to diagrams to assist in identifying and representing risks
8. Define a range of performance metrics for an engineering system.
- Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
- Understanding of social, cultural, global, and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development
- Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance
- Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member
- Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large.
Eligibility and requirements
ONE OF the following subjects:
- MAST10018 - Linear Algebra Extension Studies
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|MAST10008||Accelerated Mathematics 1||
And ONE OF the following subjects:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ENGR10003||Engineering Systems Design 2||
|GEOM20013||Applications of GIS||
Admission to the MC-ENG Master of Engineering
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- One 2 hour closed book end of semester examination (60%). Intended Learning Outcome (ILO) 3, 4 and 5 are addressed in the exam
- Assignments totaling 3000 words, requiring approximately 30 hours of work per student, due mid-semester and end of semester (30%). ILOs 1 to 8 are addressed in the assignments
- Attendance and contribution to discussion in tutorials, during semester (10%). ILOs 1 to 8 are addressed in the contribution in tutorials.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Lihai Zhang Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours (Lectures: 2 hours per week; Tutorials: 1 hour per week) Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Dr Lihai Zhang
- Semester 2
Coordinator Meenakshi Arora Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours (Lectures: 2 hours per week; Tutorials: 1 hour per week) Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Dr Meenakshi Arora
Time commitment details
- Vose, David Risk Analysis: A Quantitative Guide 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons Ltd 2008
- Navidi, William Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill 2007
- M. Modarres, M. Kaminskiy, V. Krivtsov Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: A Practical Guide, 2 nd Edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group 2010
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Learning and teaching methods include lectures with the involvement of experienced industry professionals who present case studies in their area of expertise, computer laboratory based tutorials and consultation sessions.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
AS/NZS/ISO 31000: 2009 Risk Management Standard.
Engineers Australia Risk Management Strategies Guide
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
This subject uses examples from professional practice to illustrate the assessment items.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Major Spatial Systems Major Civil Systems Informal specialisation Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Major Civil Systems Specialisation (formal) Spatial Major Spatial Systems Specialisation (formal) Civil with Business Specialisation (formal) Environmental Specialisation (formal) Civil Specialisation (formal) Structural Informal specialisation Selective subjects for B-BMED Informal specialisation Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects Informal specialisation Environments Discipline subjects Major Engineering Systems Major Spatial Systems
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.