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MRE5007

Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Kyoumars Bahrami

Synopsis

Introduction to risk engineering. Risk engineering terminologies. Human perception of risk and ALARP. Risk and Reliability Mathematics. System modelling and analysis. Hazard Identification (PHA, HAZOP, FMECA). Engineering Risk Management. Human Elements in Risk. Technical tools for Risk Engineers. Loss forecasting and prevention methods for fire, explosion, machine breakdown. Human element in engineering risk management. Modelling of accidents. Fault Tree Analysis (FTA). Even Tree Analysis (ETA). Industrial hazards and their risk assessment - Case studies. Emergency planning, documentation and management. Recent issues in risk engineering. Engineering risk management report writing and communication.

Assessment

Assignment: 60%, Examination: 40%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

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Workload requirements

150 hours of study