Learn practical skills in project risk management to foresee and prevent events that can derail projects.
Events that cause projects to fail or suffer delays are almost always predictable and preventable. Risk management is about learning how to identify, assess and mitigate these risks.
In this course, you'll use a real-world project to learn about common risks in engineering, construction and operations projects. Using this case study, you'll apply practical skills to predict, prevent and solve problems.
After completing this course, you'll be able to better support risk management and use a risk register.
- Understand and define risk
- Understand common risk management systems and tools
- Identify, assess and mitigate risks
- Use a risk register
- Apply practical risk management tools to a project scenario
Is this course for you?
This course suits professionals seeking an introduction to practical risk management techniques for engineering projects.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
Introduction to risk management
- What is risk?
- What is the relationship between risk and opportunity?
- Overview of risk management systems and management tools
- Introduction to analysis and evaluation methods
- How to use a risk register
- Introduction to a project scenario
- Identify, assess and rank key risks
- Develop strategies to avoid potential downsides and achieve better-than-expected results
Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
10. Taking action
14. Problem analysis
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.
Mirela M. Derrin is a company director, Chair of the Victorian branch of the Australian Society for Defence Engineering and a board member for Engineers Australia’s Mechanical College.
Mirela holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Engineering, followed by postgraduate studies in Risk Management, Insurance and Business.
Mirela commenced her career with TEXTRON designing, testing and commissioning high speed transmission units with specialised applications in the Defence industry. Her later roles include R&D positions in the Automotive Industry, Radioactive Material Transport Packaging with ANSTO and Investigative functions within DSTG. After working as a Loss Prevention Consultant and Risk Manager for several large global corporates Mirela is now running her own Risk Management Consultancy.