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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

Adaptation

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

Flexibility

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and critically discuss resilience engineering principles
2 identify, assess, and implement crisis and disaster mitigation initiatives
3identify and critically analyse risk situations and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how various theories, evaluation and processes tools can be used to mitigate process safety events
4critically analyse and review the experiences of organisations embracing proactive process safety, and social exchange management strategies
5critically explain the links between relevant theories and risk, resilience engineering management practices, and strategies for improving organisational effectiveness for crisis and disaster mitigation.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and critically discuss resilience engineering principles
  2. identify, assess, and implement crisis and disaster mitigation initiatives
  3. identify and critically analyse risk situations and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how various theories, evaluation and processes tools can be used to mitigate process safety events
  4. critically analyse and review the experiences of organisations embracing proactive process safety, and social exchange management strategies
  5. critically explain the links between relevant theories and risk, resilience engineering management practices, and strategies for improving organisational effectiveness for crisis and disaster mitigation.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 week)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review20%
Discussion board40%
Case study40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 week)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review20%
Discussion board40%
Case study40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 week)
Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review20%
Discussion board40%
Case study40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 week)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review20%
Discussion board40%
Case study40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 week)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review20%
Discussion board40%
Case study40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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