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Risk Analysis for Engineering (ENCE620)
Sources of hazards, definition of risk, system analysis, functional modeling and analysis techniques, probabilistic risk assessment procedure, risk methods, risk acceptance, assessment of failure likelihood, consequence assessment, risk benefit assessment, uncertainty surces and types, modeling uncertainty, risk analysis and decision making under uncertainty, collection of data, expert-opinion elicitation, human-machine interface and human factors engineering.
Project Risk Management (ENCE622)
Introduction to identifying, analyzing, assessing, and managing risks inherent to engineering projects. Includes: probability modeling, choice and value theory, schedule and cost risk, risk mitigation and transfer, and contract considerations of project risk. Examples are drawn from construction, software development, systems integration, and other large engineering projects; and cover probability basics, subjective probability, statistical data analysis, introduction to decision theory, Monte Carlo simulation, value of information, and risk-based decision making.
Assessment of Natural Hazards for Engineerng Applications (ENCE633)
Ensuring the resilience of infrastructure and other engineered systems requires an assessment of the natural hazards to which the systems are exposed. Probabilistic natural hazard assessment evaluates how likely a location is to experience hazard events (e.g., hurricanes or earthquakes) and how likely those events are to cause various impacts (e.g., large surges, intense rainfall, high winds, or ground shaking). This course will review the basic science of natural hazards and provide the foundational concepts of probability and statistics required for developing models to assess the frequency and severity of natural hazards. This course will present methodologies for assessment of multiple types of natural hazards (e.g., seismic, precipitation, riverine, coastal, and wind hazards).
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering: Disaster Resilience Seminar (ENCE688T)
This seminar with address varied topics in identifying, analyzing, assessing, and managing engineered systems resilient to natural, anthropogenic, and other hazards. This seminar series comprises guest lectures and internal faculty and student presentations on topics related to disaster resilience. Examples are drawn from foundational concepts; hazard science; planning, engineering, and design; risk and resilience assessment; and implementation.