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EG55T2: RISK MANAGEMENT IN DECOMMISSIONING (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course serves as an introduction to managing risk in the decommissioning activities, by focussing on the usage of relevant tools for risk quantification. Students will be able to understand the significance of hazard identification and associate the failures with corresponding consequences. A brief overview of the influence of human factors on organisational behaviour would also be provided.

The following topics will be covered in the course:


1. Basic Concepts in Safety Engineering and Risk Management: Accident Sequences, Safety and risk measures and ALARP.
2. Risk based thinking for decommissioning planning.
3. Elementary concepts in Statistics and Probability: Statistical Inference, Data Description, and Introductory probability theory.
4. Introduction to and Elements of Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA): Frequency and Consequence analysis, Risk quantification and tools, and Interpretation of risk outcomes.
5. Safety case development for decommissioning and the associated significance in comparative assessment.
Introduction to human reliability and influence on organisational behaviour.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Srinivas Sriarmula

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course serves as an introduction to managing risk in the decommissioning activities, by focussing on the usage of relevant tools for risk quantification. Students will be able to understand the significance of hazard identification and associate the failures with corresponding consequences. A brief overview of the influence of human factors on organisational behaviour would also be provided.

The following topics will be covered in the course:


1. Basic Concepts in Safety Engineering and Risk Management: Accident Sequences, Safety and risk measures and ALARP.
2. Risk based thinking for decommissioning planning.
3. Elementary concepts in Statistics and Probability: Statistical Inference, Data Description, and Introductory probability theory.
4. Introduction to and Elements of Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA): Frequency and Consequence analysis, Risk quantification and tools, and Interpretation of risk outcomes.
5. Safety case development for decommissioning and the associated significance in comparative assessment.
Introduction to human reliability and influence on organisational behaviour.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


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Summative Assessments

Continuous assessment (20%); End examination (80%).

 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

a) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course  on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions.
b) Students will get feedback from their continuous assessments.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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