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Decision Making on Mega Projects (ITLS6500)

Infrastructure is crucial to economic performance; without it business cannot operate efficiently or competitively. Delivery of large infrastructure projects, however, is complex and despite many more megaprojects being undertaken than any time in history, the majority of these projects are completed significantly over?budget and longer than planned. In this unit students will be introduced to megaproject decision making. The sources of social and technical complexity are discussed, issues of risk management and governance explored, and human biases in decision making are also highlighted. Strategies to overcome weaknesses in mega?project decision making are also outlined.

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

Assessment
2x individual assignments (40%), group assignment (30%), final exam (30%)

Co-requisites

ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 or INFS5001

Details

Summer Main

08 Jan 2018

Department/School: Transport and Logistics Studies
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 17 Jan 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Census dates shows the latest date to cancel out of a unit*
HECS Band: 3
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