Risk Analysis and Management


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the 1st semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about the main methods to deal with risk in a management framework.
  • Understand the methods for risk analysis and assessment.


  • Are able to apply the principles behind risk management to independently identify risk and possible response strategies.
  • Are able to perform practical risk analysis for identification, structuring and modelling risk.
  • Are able to apply the analysis methods in the various situations related to risk.
  • Are able to assess model parameters used in project risk management.
  • Can formulate alternative solutions for risk mitigation based on identified risks.
  • Are able to choose between alternatives using an appropriate decision making process.


  • Must be able to apply proper terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation of problems and solutions within risk analysis and management.
  • Must be able to communicate the results of risk analyses and risk management decisions performed in the project work in a project report.
  • Must be able to contribute successfully to teamwork within risk analysis and management including the decision making process in the problem area and make a common presentation of the result of the project work.

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision supplemented with instructions, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests, etc.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 15 ECTS which is corresponding to 450 hours of study. 



Name of examRisk Analysis and Management
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral exam based on presentation seminar and project report.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Module Coordinator: Associate Professor Dewan Ashan - dah@sam.sdu.dk - University of Southern Denmark - www.sdu.dk

Facts about the module

Danish titleRisikoanalyse og -styring
Module codeB-RSK-K2-9
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


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