Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Engineering Management 2

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Faculty of Engineering

DESCRIPTION The study-unit draws focus on health and safety issues, risk management and maritime accidents, providing a comprehensive understanding of how to manage and reduce the possibility of calamitous events within the context of building services projects.

To start, the definition and quantification of risk is defined. Various risk management methods and assessment methods are employed to assess impact and likelihood of risk that ought to lead in providing focus on where risk reduction ought to be prioritised via design, manufacturing and operational changes.

The unit provides a context on the role of Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA), grounding the students on the main pillars of Occupational And Health Safety legislation and the various standards that need to be achieved.

The unit will also cover environmental regulations and other regulatory issues that are relevant to the building services industry. Since such regulations tend to be updated regularly, students will also be taught how to keep up-to-date.

Study-unit Aims:

The aim of the study-unit is to provide a comprehensive understanding and expose the learners to various occupational health and safety issues and risks. Moreover, various tools on how to manage and confront risk in a systematic manner within a maritime engineering context are introduced. Equipped with this knowledge, the student is then able to apply the various tools provided to specific case studies to be tackled during the course of the unit.

This study-unit also aims to equip the student with the necessary knowledge of environmental regulations and other regulations that they will encounter in their professional work.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- define and score risk, impact and likelihood;
- list the various stages of risk management;
- differentiate between identification, assessment, prioritisation and reduction of risk;
- compute the composite risk index;
- identify the major pillar of the OHSAS 18001 standard;
- list the environmental regulations and other regulations that are relevant to building services.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- measure in a relative manner a set of risks via the composite risk index;
- apply risk assessment methods through the execution of case studies by compiling a What-IF analysis, FMEA and Fault tree Analysis;
- decide on how to prioritize design and operational focus to minimize risk;
- explain the role of the Occupational Health and Safety Authority;
- interpret the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
- evaluate a design, build or operational context against occupational health and safety standard e.g. OHSAS 18001;
- identify the relevant regulation, environmental or otherwise that applies in a particular building services scenario.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Ostrom, L. T., & Wilhelmsen, C. A. (2012). Risk Assessment: Tools, Techniques, and Their Applications. John Wiley & Sons.
- Directives

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Ind Study & Ind Online Learning

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Case Study (Take Home) SEM2 Yes 40%
Case Study (Take Home) SEM2 Yes 60%

LECTURER/S Simon Mizzi

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