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ETX2011 - Quantitative methods for risk analysis

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Mr Bruce Stephens


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit presents the basis techniques of quantitative risk analysis. Risk identification and measurement techniques most commonly used in industry are discussed, including physical inspections, check lists, organisational charts, flow charts, hazard and operability studies, fault trees, hazard indices and descriptive statistics. The basic rules of probability are presented in practical contexts and as the foundation for the study of probability distributions - themselves the foundations of risk analysis models. Finally, spreadsheet models of practical situations are developed and evaluated, using simulation methods.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Minor project: 10%
Major project: 20%
Examination (2 hours): 70%




ETX9520, ETX3011, BUS3800, BUS5800