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Hazard, Risk and Project Management (ENG691)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides the foundations for understanding the concepts and typical approaches in understanding the hazards, risks and management associated with large projects. A variety of industrial examples are used covering electrical, process, communications and SCADA information systems.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Apply common management techniques from the Project Management Institute's, Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) to solve project management problems.
2. Estimate, mitigate and monitor project risks of various forms, arising from case studies and group assignments using Safety in Design (SID) principles.
3. Evaluate a plant design using the industry standard Hazard Identification (HAZID), Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) and Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas (EEHA) methods and present a study of the findings.
Conduct and document functional safety studies starting with Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) through to a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) approaches and present conclusions both verbally and as a written report.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials/meetings/laboratories: by arrangement with the unit coordinator.
Typically requires 2-3 hours of contact per week and significant additional self-study.
Unit Learning Experiences Students enrolled in this unit will conduct research on hazards, risks and management of engineering projects. They will be expected to engage in independent study drawing on a wide range of information sources. Students will meet regularly to exchange ideas and make verbal presentations of their findings to their peers. These workshops will be facilitated by domain experts drawn both from academic staff and industry practitioners
Other Learning Experiences The unit requires a moderate degree of group work since student teams progress through a significant research project over the course of the semester.
Assessment Given the level of this unit, students are expected to carry out independent research activities and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the material using both written and verbal modes of communication. Students will undertake project work concerned with design and analysis of an industrial plant and record their findings in a report and presentation. Students will be assessed by domain experts in each of the topics.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Engineering OR the ME/MIT.
Previously 2013: 'SCADA Systems Projects'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Electrical Power Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering (ME+MIT)
Industrial Control Systems Engineering
Industrial Control Systems Engineering (ME+MIT)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Ali Arefi
Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2830
e: A.Arefi@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.004K - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr GM Shafiullah
Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6417
e: GM.Shafiullah@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008C - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Ali Arefi
Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2830
e: A.Arefi@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.004K - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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