Decision Making on Mega Projects (ITLS6500)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

8 x 3.5 hour lectures, 4 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details.

Assessment

Quiz (15%), essay (30%), group (25%), exam (30%)

Textbooks

Priemus H, Flyvberg B and van Wee B (2008) Decision Making on Mega-Projects; Flyvberg B, Bruzelius N and Rothengatter W (2003) Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition; Penn MR and Parker PJ (2012) Introduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to C

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Corequisites

ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241) or INFS5001

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