2018 Summer School Subject List

Decision Making on Mega Projects (ITLS6500) - Applications Closed

Faculty: Business (Business School)
Department: Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1)  Matthew Beck - matthew.beck@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1)  Business ITLS info - business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 18 Jan 2018 
End Date: 22 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 80 
Status: Applications Closed 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: Yes
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

  1. Corequisite: - 

    ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241 or INFS5001

Description

Infrastructure is crucial to economic performance; without it business cannot operate efficiently or competitively. Delivery of large infrastructure projects, however, is complex and despite many more mega-projects being undertaken than any time in history, the majority of these projects are completed significantly over budget and longer than planned.

In this unit students will be introduced to mega-project decision making. The sources of social and technical complexity are discussed, issues of risk management and governance explored, and human biases in decision making are also highlighted.

Strategies to overcome weaknesses in mega-project decision making are also outlined.

Assessment

Individual assignments x 2 (40%), group assignment (30%), final exam (30%)

Timetable

Start Date: 18 Jan 2018     End Date: 22 Feb 2018

Lectures

Thu 18th Jan 09:00 - 17:00

Fri 19th Jan 09:00 - 17:00

Thu 1st Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Fri 2nd Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Thu 8th Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Fri 9th Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Thu 22nd Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Final Exam

Sun 25th Feb, 9:00 Start (2hrs & 10 mins reading)

Venue:

LECTURES:

Thu 18th Jan - Merewether Lecture Room 6 (Rm 160)

Fri 19th Jan - Merewether Lecture Room 6 (Rm 160)

Thu 1st Feb - ABS Seminar Room 3020

Fri 2nd Feb - ABS Interactive Learning Studio 1090

Thu 8th Feb - ABS Seminar Room 3020

Fri 9th Feb - ABS Seminar Room 2003

Thu 22nd Feb - ABS Seminar Room 3020

EXAM:

Abercrombie Business School Seminar Room 2003

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