2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Infrastructure Management Case Studies|
|Lectures||3 x 3.5 hr lectures, 2 x 3.5 hr seminars, 7 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details.|
|Assessment||Essay (50%), presentation (25%), report (25%)|
|Description||Effective infrastructure management requires an understanding of the inherently complex and varied nature of infrastructure projects. This unit extends upon and contextualises the knowledge and skills gleaned in other infrastructure units, including, but not limited to decision making, project and risk management, cost benefit analysis, financing, and tendering. The unit provides a particular focus on the complex interactions between the many components of an infrastructure project. The unit is taught through a collection of case studies of many different types of real life infrastructure projects, allowing the specific traits and challenges of each to be explored. Crucially, students will be required to demonstrate critical thinking and effective communication.|