Risk Management


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Risk Analysis.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Know the definitions of risk (and uncertainty)
  • Have knowledge about qualitative and quantitative assessment of risk.
  • Have a basic knowledge of probability theory related to risk.
  • Understand basic concepts such as thresholds and acceptable risk.
  • Have an understanding for risk management plans.
  • Understand the basic mechanisms behind different risk perceptions and its implications. for risk management and risk communication.
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment and understand the importance of economic considerations regarding risk management.


  • Are able to use correct terminology for risk management.
  • Can evaluate existent risk management plans and response strategies.
  • Are able to identify, analyse and prioritize risks.


  • Can apply the principles behind risk management to undertake risk analyses and formulate response strategies.

Type of instruction

Lectures, discussion, group-based project work, student presentations.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study. 



Name of examRisk Management
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact information for Dewan Ahsan: dah@sam.sdu.dk. Web: www.sdu.dk/ansat/dah

Facts about the module

Danish titleRisikostyring
Module codeB-RSK-K2-5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn and Spring
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Risk and Safety Management)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science