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Risk concepts; context and perceptions; risk identification, analysis, evaluation and treatment; quantitative and qualitative risk analysis; ethical issues and risk communication; applications and case studies.
ANYTIME START means: A course that starts outside the normal semester dates. Check the timetable below for actual teaching dates.This postgraduate course will cover:• Risk management concepts and processes;• Risk assessment and evaluation;• Risk communication.No pre-requisite knowledge in these areas is necessary, although some previous background in probability and statistics (e.g. completion of ENCI303: Engineering Decision Making) will be useful.
This course is expected to develop student skills to the level where the student:has a solid grounding in the basic concepts and processes of risk managementcan apply their knowledge of risk assessment and evaluationunderstands principles and practice of risk communication
Subject to approval of the Director of Studies
Students must attend one activity from each section.
The course will comprise 32 hours of lectures and other sessions, presented in two 2-day blocks: In addition to participating in the blocks, you will be expected to study the material provided and other references, and work on the items for assessment.First Block 9-10 April 2018Second Block - 14-15 May 2018
, Michael Spearpoint
, Sonia Giovinazzi
and Gregory MacRae
Dr Erica Seville
, Dr Tom Wilson
, Professor David Elms
, Dr Erik Brogt
, Dr Samuel Hampton
, Professor Jack Baker (Stanford University)
and Charlotte Brown
Course Notes, References and Other ResourcesThere is no prescribed text, but many useful and relevant documents (e.g. ISO 31000) are available in the Engineering Library and/or will be provided on Moodle/Learn, the university’s on-line teaching system. Many useful web-links and on-line documents will also be referenced where appropriate. Students will be expected to use the above-mentioned sources to supplement ‘handouts’ distributed in class for annotation during classes.Course emails will generally not be sent to work or student addresses, and students will be expected to monitor the Moodle/Learn system for notices about the course and its assessment. Queries to staff can be sent via Moodle/Learn.
Domestic fee $1,059.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.