ENCI601-19A (C) Any Time Start 2019

Risk Management

15 points

Start/End Date: The start and end dates are specific to each student. For further information please contact one of the following (as appropriate):
  • For Masters theses please contact the relevant College Office.
  • For Doctoral degrees (PhD) please contact the Postgraduate Office.
  • For other types of anytime start courses (i.e. generally courses worth 60 points or less) please contact the Course Coordinator.
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 management
  • can apply their knowledge of risk assessment and evaluation
  • understands principles and practice of risk communication


Subject to approval of the Director of Studies

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 302 11 Mar - 17 Mar
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 11 Mar - 17 Mar
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Undercroft 101 29 Apr - 5 May
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Undercroft 101 29 Apr - 5 May

Timetable Note

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.

Block 1:  15, 16 March 2019, 9am – 5pm
Block 2:  2, 3 May 2019 , 9am – 5pm

Course Coordinator

Daniel van der Walt


Alan Nicholson , Gregory MacRae and Brian Guo

Guest Lecturer

Professor David Elms


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
@RISK exercise #2 5%
Fault and event tree assignment 5%
final exam 50%
@RISK exercise #1 5%
Critical review of selected reading 5%
Risk management progress report presentation 10%
risk management final project report 20%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,080.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

All ENCI601 Occurrences

  • ENCI601-19A (C) Any Time Start 2019