Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an international perspective to the knowledge area of project risk and uncertainty management processes as applied across prokect lifecycles
  2. distinguish and apply different analysis appropriate for each project lifecycle phase, including distinguishing between strategic risk and operational (business) risk
  3. demonstrate an ability to apply advanced skills and knowledge to identify, analyse and evaluate risk in complex project environments
  4. generate practical and appropriate risk management plans to mitigate and control risk
  5. critically evaluate and adopt computer based systems to capture lessons learnt and manage risk
  • Topics
    • Examination of alternative methodologies
    • Uncertainty management
    • Risk identification, analysis and evaluation
    • Risk at different phases of project lifecycle
    • Risk tools and techniques
    • Risk mitigation and treatment methods
    • Computer based risk management and compliance systems
    • Project risk knowledge management and lessons learnt
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject will provide you with an advanced level of theoretical and technical knowledge of risk management processes and methodologies as applied across the lifecycle of a project.

  • Assignment 1 - Online activities (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - 2000 words equivalent (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Group report (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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