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SJO837 - Risk and safety management
Risk- och säkerhetsstyrning
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPMAR
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Shipping and Marine Technology
Department: 30 - MECHANICS AND MARITIME SCIENCES


Teaching language: English
Application code: 01113
Open for exchange students: Yes
Maximum participants: 60

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0116 Examination 5,0c Grading: TH   5,0c   10 Oct 2020 am L
0216 Project 2,5c Grading: UG   2,5c    

In programs

MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPMAR MARITIME MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Olle Lindmark


Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

None.

Aim

The course aims at providing an in-depth understanding of risk management and safety from a transport and operations perspective in order to achieve economical, ecological, and social sustainability. It includes prerequisites of and the processes and tools related to risk management, e g risk assessment, as well as to safety management systems and culture and risk management methodology. 

Moreover, the course aims at providing a base for skills in concepts such as risks, likelihood and magnitude, preventive actions, preparedness and contingency planning, monitoring and improvement of the framework together with some elements of societal resilience. Furthermore security demands and needs in relation to risk management framework.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Describe the basic concept of risk and safety.
- Illustrate safety culture and establish a safety management system with working processes.
- Apply a risk management methodology and use risk and reliability tools to identify, analyze, evaluate, and reduce risks.
- Use a structured methodology for decision making under uncertain situations
- Explain fundamental legal aspects, and demands in standards, of risk, safety and security.
- Understand and analyze the complexity of risk management and safety management system.
- Demonstrate understanding of preparedness planning and contingency planning.
- Demonstrate in-depth ability to identify further needs of additional knowledge and skills for safer and more sustainable world.

Content

The course covers the following topics:

- Theoretical basics of risk management.
- Legislative approach in regards to safety and security issues.
- Risk management standards and contents.
- Risk assessment, including identification, analysis and evaluation of risks.
- Systematic methodology for how to prevent, detect and reduce risks.
- Methods for qualitative and quantitative risk assessment.
- Safety culture and safety management systems.
- Risk management framework and tools such as training, monitoring, communication and improvement.
- Workshops in the use of risk and reliability tools, and how to make decision support in uncertain situations.

Organisation

The course follows a problem-oriented pedagogy, and consists of lectures, workshops, and a project. It consists of one generic part on risk management, and projects on transport and operations. The learning activities are:

- Lectures: Provides theoretical foundation and support for project work
- Workshops: Practical training in risk and reliability tools, and decision making in uncertain conditions
- Study visits
- Project: Applying skills learned throughout the course to improve reliability, decrease risk, handle uncertainty from a transport and/or operations perspective
- Presentation: Be able to present project results to top-level decision-makers

Literature

See Course guide.

Examination including compulsory elements

Project based examination, which includes written project report and presentation, workshops and a written knowledge test. The students must be approved on all individual examination forms to pass the course. 


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.