Successful engineering project management includes estimation and proactive risk identification and development of mitigation techniques. System uncertainty is reduced when project risks are identified, quantified, and mitigation strategies implemented. Tools, techniques, and methodologies used by successful project managers will be examined.
System uncertainty quantification, inherent in every endeavor, is reduced using risk analysis, risk attitudes, risk modeling, quantitative risk management, probabilities and impacts, and engineering tools.
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
• Identify, analyze, quantify, and mitigate risks
• Apply tools, techniques, and methodologies to implement risk management
• Assess discrete and continuous probability events, commonly used probability distributions, and calculate functions of random variables
• Understand the use of Bayes' rule, Markov chains, fault tree analysis, decision programming
This course can be applied toward:
ECE 303/STAT 303 (Introduction to Communications Principles) or STAT 315 (Statistics for Engineers and Scientists). Credit not allowed for both ENGR 531 and ECE 531.
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Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Risk Assessment: Tools, Techniques, and Their Applications (2019)
Ostrom and Wilhelmsen
Dr. Thomas Bradley is Department Head and Woodward Professor of Systems Engineering in the Scott College of Engineering. Primary research interests include design and analysis of aerospace, energy, and automotive systems, design optimization, and environmental assessment. Dr. Bradley received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Davis, and his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology with specialization in Systems, Dynamics and Control. Bradley's industrial consulting experience includes work with EPRI, Daimler-Chrysler, BAE Systems and more. He is a current and active member of ASME, AIAA, SAE, and INCOSE.
Learn more at: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/se/thomas-bradley/