Gold CoastSession 1,2Session 1,2

Unit description

Introduces participants to the emerging discipline of risk and resilience engineering. Participants will examine real-life case studies of crisis and disaster events in critical infrastructure, engineering, and asset management organisations.

Unit content

Safety and risk management

Resilience engineering

Social exchange theory


Mitigating human factors

Organisational culture issues

Developing appropriate management practices

Process safety

Discussion around standards such as ISO 55000 series and ISO 31000:2018

Just culture

Safety preparedness

Management commitment

Learning culture

Awareness and opacity


Safety culture and safety climate

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

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Session 2

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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