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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Decision Making on Mega Projects
UoS Code ITLS6500
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Corequisites ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 or INFS5001
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details.
Assessment Quiz (15%), essay (30%), group (25%), exam (30%)
Description In the majority of instances, infrastructure projects involve significant levels of investment in assets that are crucial to the economic performance of public or private entities. In this unit, students are introduced to the concept of infrastructure and develop an understanding of infrastructure as a system of interrelated physical components and how those components affect, and are affected by, society, politics, economics, and the environment. They will gain an understanding of the role of management characteristics, planning, innovation, competition, risk and uncertainty, and the private versus public sector in the decision making process with respect to mega projects.