ENCI601-19A (C) Any Time Start 2019

Risk Management

15 points
01 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019


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 Eng Core Drawing Office Combined (16/3)
Eng Core 342 CAD Lab (16/3)
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