• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ying-Yi Chih
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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Project risk & issues management explores the management of the risks and issues that arise before and during a projects execution.  This involves:  development of a conceptual framework, analysis of the way in which risks and issues influence project decisions, and examination of processes to manage risks and issues throughout the life of a project.

PRIM does not align with any particular methodology in risk and issue management.  Armed with the theoretical principles and techniques that we will explore, students will be able to evaluate the appropriateness and gauge the limitations of the approaches used within their own organisations.  AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 (a case in point), is found to be a special instance of the general risk framework covered in PRIM.

The objective of PRIM is to equip students with essential skills that will enable them to participate meaningfully in the management of project risk and issues.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

  1. explain and illustrate the nature of risk and its impact on the project environment;
  2. define, explain and illustrate the limitations of a risk management tool and techniques;
  3. gauge the quality of a project risk management framework in real-life scenarios; and,
  4. competently apply a risk management tool set.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

Minor term paper: 30%
Risk case study: 60%
Class contribution: 10%

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Approximately 35 hours of lectures, seminars and workshops over a session or semester. Students are also expected to devote appropriate amounts of time between classes to private study: reading texts and references, completing individual and/or group assignments and preparing items for discussion in class.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3414
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2381 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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