Operational Risk Management in Projects


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the 1st and 2nd semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about methods to identify possible risk and hazards.
  • Understand the factors that influence risk and hazards.
  • Understand the methods for preventing and handling emergencies.


  • Are able to apply the principles behind emergency management to independently identify emergency scenarios.
  • Are able to plan and perform simulations of emergency scenarios.
  • Are able to formulate plans to handle different hazards and emergency scenarios in a project setting.
  • Can develop alternatives to critical processes in a project using the principles of risk management.


  • Must be able to apply proper terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation of problems and solutions within operational risk management.
  • Must be able to communicate the results of the project work in a project report.
  • Must be able to contribute successfully to teamwork within 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 examOperational Risk Management in Projects
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral exam based on presentation seminar and project report.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleOperativ risikohåndtering i projekter
Module codeB-RSK-K3-14
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring and Autumn
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