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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

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:
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.

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 teaching periods.