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Hazard, Safety and Environmental Management (ENG456)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Hazard, Safety and Environmental Management is a set of policies, programs, procedures and practices. One of the essentials in professional engineering practice is ensuring that people and companies operate in compliance with applicable regulations, but the total scope is much greater, encompassing all aspects of an organisation's products and processes. In this unit, students learn to apply these principles in the context of designing, operating and managing metallurgical and other processing plants.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
1. Understand the broad principles of risk and risk management applied to the design and operation of processing plants, which will help you develop your engineering professionalism.
2. Apply the concept of risk so that potential hazards (safety, health, environmental, and business) can be quantified, assessed and managed.
3. Analyse a range of risk assessment activities.
Synthesise and evaluate your learning through report writing, oral presentations, interactive discussion and/or e-portfolios.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; tutorial/workshop: 2 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The student learning experience is based on delivered content that aims to get them thinking about the issue of risk and its management. In-class and group-based interaction will play a key role in the development of student understanding. Students will develop an e-portfolio that will be a key vehicle for self-reflection and development. Various activities will be undertaken both in class and as homework and assessed via formal testing, written and oral reporting and individual interviews.
Other Learning Experiences Site visits may optionally be a component of the learning experiences undertaken.
Assessment This is a not a typical engineering subject, since it combines both qualitative and quantitative elements. At least 30% of the assessment will be supervised through supervised tests, presentations and interviews. There will be group-based activities that rely partially on peer assessment to moderate the grade. Engagement plays a critical role in this unit, so will be assessed as a component part of various assessment activities, such as participation in in-class discussions. Self-reflection of learning is critical in this unit, so accounts for a significant portion of the assessment. There is no end-of-semester examination for this unit.
Prerequisites Completion of ENG325 Pyrometallurgy, ENG326 Hydrometallurgy, ENG328 Mineral Processing I, ENG329 Mineral Processing II or approval by the Unit Coordinator.
Previously 2014: 'Financial and Environmental Management'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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