Curriculum

B1 Environmental Engineering
This module prepares students who are interested in using the tools of science and engineering to solve problems in the natural and artificial environment. It deals with the latest technical methods, techniques and tools to control and prevent environmenta impact on soil, air, biotics and water. It deepens the understanding and ability to analyze interconnections and interactions between environment, industry, ecological- and economic systems.
B1-1: Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a concept described in Directive (2014/52/EU) entered into force on 15 May 2014 and aims to assess the potential effects of projects on the environment. Also this EU directive is mandatory for big projects such as infrastructure project, the concept and process descripted is useful for other projects as well. EIA concept and process can be helpful to improves the level of environmental protection. This leads to making business decisions on public and private investments more sound, more predictable and sustainable in the longer term.

This course aims to present this methodology and process to attendees and enable them to independently apply it in order to make sound decisions taking into account the environmental consequences – which can be either positive or negative – of their companies’ actions. 

B1-2: Clean Technologies
The course covers the main topics connected with new clean technologies. Clean technologies reduce the impact of processes on the environement. In our resources and energy dependent societies, clean technologies refer to the technical means enabling to produce energy and handle resources whilst minimizing pollution and reducing the environmental footprint. In other words, reduce the environmental impact described in another course of the module. Attendees acquire here a deeper understanding of environmental technologies and recognize the differences between conventional energy resources and "clean" ones. Furthermore, they learn how to introduce clean technology alongside the production processes. 

B1-3: Renewable Energies

The main core of this course is to improve knowledge about opportunities and threats related to renewable energies. The historical and societal factors explaining the rise of renewable energies will also be presented, but the focus of this course is more on the technical side. After course students are able to evaluate scenarios connected with energy costs, as well as make plans and calculation useful in practical experiences.  

 

B1-4: Energy Management

Energy is one of most important aspects in industry and companies at large. After it's generation, companies have to manage the energy. But also the utilities and grid operators have to manage energy, because of it's impossibility to be stored over a long time or in huge amounts efficiently. Balancing energy consumption and energy generation also on company level is vital and cost relevant. Avoiding extra cost, Energy management is a core task to managers. The course covers the main topics of energy management, such as efficiency improvement, ways of saving energy with respect to reduction of GHG emissions or saving money. Special attention is devoted not only to generally applicable law regulations but also acquaintanceship students with their organization's environmental goals. It also includes topics about monitoring and targeting, energy auditing, solution development and energy management trade. 



B10/F5 Business Continuity and Project Risk
The aim of the module is to understand and also to implement the basic concepts, methods, products and measurement techniques of financial risk. Practical examples with the state-of-the-art tools are applied by the student in terms of self-study and independent work. It complements other courses devoted to technical and engineering issues of risk management in industrial plants (petrochemical plants, process industry, power plants, etc.). Technical risks in the above plants can be a cause or a contributing factor in/for the business continuity and the final outcome of the technical/engineering activities is practically always to be seen on the background of business implications and implications/impacts to the business activities of a company. The insurance aspects are the most relevant practical aspect linking the engineering and business side of the company operation and asset management: therefore these will be tackled, too.
B10/F5-1: RMS: Risk Management Strategies
This course will focuse on the basic concepts, methods, products and measurement techniques of financial risk. The presentation of scenario analysis, simulation techniques as well as the Value-at-Risk concept and caluclation will show the specificity of the finanical field and the related risk management strategies.
B10/F5-2: Workshop: Business Continuity and Financial Risks
Practical examples with the state-of-art tools are applied by the student.
B10/F5-3: BUSINESS: Business Continuity Risks & Insurance
Complement other courses devoted to technical and engineering issues of risk management in industrial plants (petrochemical plants, process industry, power plants, etc.). Technical risks in the above plants can be a cause or a contributing factor in/for the business continuity and the final outcome of the technical/engineering activities is practically always to be seen on the background of business implications and implications/impacts to the business activities of a company. The insurance aspects are the most relevant practical aspect linking the engineering and business side of the company operation and asset management: therefore these will be tackled, too.

B10/F5-4: Safety and Reliability Analysis

This course presents the basic theory for safety and reliability analysis. The starting point is definition and discussion of basic concepts related to reliability and risk analysis. Then qualitative techniques like functional analysis, FMECA and identification and evaluation of faults and hazards are introduced. The next step is to introduce familiar quantification techniques like reliability block diagrams, fault- and event tree analysis, and Markov methods. Special attention is paid to safety-critical systems (IEC 61508) where analysis of systems with common cause failures is important. The course ends with methods for estimation of failure rates and a survey of reliability data sources.



B2 Communication and Risk Goverance

 This module explains principles of modern risk governance and communication by presenting state-of-the-art frameworks, researches and tools. The understanding of communication processes and the improving of information and communication techniques related to risk and hazards are central themes of the module. Students will be confronted to the different levels of communication ranging from Governance at national scale, Industrial Risk Psychology at organization's scale and the issue of perception at the individual scale. The use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for assessing and managing issues related to emerging risks will also be highlighted.

 

 

B2-1: RGOV: Risk Governance Concepts and Practice

The course explains principles of modern risk governance including its main elements as described in the IRGC framework: a) pre-assessment, b) risk appraisal, c) risk characterization and evaluation d) risk management and e-risk communication. Apart from each of the elements (e.g. under "Risk Assessment": hazard identification and estimation, exposure and vulnerability assessment, risk estimation, exposure and social concerns, socio-economic impacts) the examples from industrial practice will be shown and explained. A separate part of the course will be dedicated to the overview of specific methods and techniques (e.g. Delphi), as well as to the tools and instruments facilitating the application by industry, governments and public bodies.



B2-2: RP&C: Risk Perception and Risk Communication

This course presents theoretical backgrounds and state-of-the-art research issues on perception and communication of risk. It aims to provide a solid basis for further developments of such work tasks by including theoretical achievements in the related fields, various examples from field work, and an internal training exercise. The understanding of communication processes and the improving of information and communication techniques related to risk and hazards are central themes of the course. The course will also provide insight into selected historical aspects as well as current topics and literature. 

In order to facilitate the bridge between theory and practice, a special attention will be given to two methodologies that enable the implementation of Risk Perception and Risk Communication concepts: The Delphi and the Focus Group. Beyond their description, this unit will be complemented with exercises based on experience of Focus & Delphi group work.  



B2-3: Concepts and Applications of Key Performance Indicators for New Technologies
The course addresses the issue of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as used in the safety and risk assessment, in particular for assessing and managing emerging risks linked to New Technologies. Main concepts developed by organizations like OECD, API, HSE/HSL, CCPS or VCI are presented in detail. Application of these and other concepts, as well as the corresponding guidelines, are discussed in the second part of the course, where also the practical aspects of these applications, including tools and practical views from industry on the use of indicators are presented and discussed.
B2-4: IRP: Industrial Risk Psychology

Industrial Risk Psychology is the scientific study of employees, workplaces, and organizational risks. Industrial Risk Psychology (IRP)contributes to an organization's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people and technological process. An IRP psychologist researches and identifies how risks can improve behaviors and attitudes by using risks through hiring practices, training programs, and feedback systems. IRP psychologists also help organizations' transition among periods of change and development.



B3 International Business
This module aims to present a clear picture of the global and ever-changing business environment. Firms engaging in international activities will have to face other challenges than the ones focusing on their national or well-known regional markets for their whole activities, but will also be able to grab other opportunities. Internationals markets and organizations shape a different environment with own rules and traps that this module will highlight. Beyond the classical economic principles and regulations, the module will also emphasize on the importance of cultural differences and gives some outlooks, including amongst other the concept of corporate social responsibility.
B3-1: International Markets
The course highlights the main topics of trade in competitive market. Starting from the “classical” theories and models, attendees will also be introduced to “alternative” trade theories and their empirical background. Special attention is devoted to explaining the scope of the WTO and its impact on international trade. Beside those historical and economical aspects, the course will also cover regulations aspects, from the global to the regional level (e.g. specificities of the EU's internal market). This will allow attendees to have a critical understanding of practical and theoretical aspects, issues and challenges of international and regional markets.
B3-2: Managerial Economics

This course on managerial economics focuses on the practical implentation of economic principles and theories and shows how to apply them in decision making situations within organizations. Those decisions are always to be made under conditions of risk and uncertainty but can be improved through a sound understanding of the external environment and the use of appropriate tools and techniques.

B3-3: BC&M: Business Communication and Management of Intercultural Differences

In the times of ever increasing globalization, cultural differences and multilingual issues play an important role in the area of business communication which can easily fail on apparently banal issues. This could be of particular importance also in collaborative international projects. A cognitive approach toward cultural and national differences will be used throughout the training.



B3-4: iCSR&S: Integrated Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

The course presents basic elements of the concept of Corporate (Social) Responsibility (CSR) and its practical application in industry. It starts with key elements of the CSR, focuses on CSR methodologies and tools and on the technology related aspects as a part of the modern practices of industry (HSE, HSSE). Analysis/comparison of the practices in the EU, US and other countries and relevant data and information on best practices worldwide are elaborated, including a number of relevant case studies from the key industries and references to main sources of relevant data and information. A particular unit of the course is dedicated to the ISO 26000 standard.


B4 Management Systems

This Module aims to present concepts, tools and regulation needed to implement an integrated management system taking into account the whole spectrum of managements' duties and challenges ranging from meeting customer's requirements to coping with uncertainties. The courses of the module will cover project and quality management, introduce risk management principles and give an overview of EU regulation in the field of HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment).

B4-1: INTRO: Introduction to Risk Management

The course covers the main topics of industrial safety, starting with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The main part of the course is dedicated to the related EU directives and their application in industry. The course outlines goals, scope and required measures / obligations considering acute (e.g. accidents-related) and chronic (e.g. pollution-related) risks. Special attention is devoted to major accident prevention and related process safety risk assessment methodologies.



B4-2: HSSE: Health, Safety, Security and Environment

The course gives an overview of EU regulation in the field of HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment), explains the objectives and requirements, as well as the state-of-the art in the implementation including constraints and advantages. Special focus is on the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and Industrial Emission Directive (IED) and on the prevention of major accidents (Seveso).


B4-3: QM: Quality Management

This course aims on the one hand to convince every attendee of the importance of an integrated quality management system by presenting the philosophy standing behind it, supported by numerous examples. On the other hand it will present the methodology and the tools required to implement quality management within their organization. Special attention will be given to the ISO 9001 standard and to the involvement of various organization’s stakeholders.

B4-4: PM: Project Management
This course aims to prepare attendees to the special environment of project work. Whether as project stakeholders or managers, they will learn the frameworks, tools and techniques allowing them to adapt to every situation and to work effectively. They will learn from experienced training how to avoid common mistakes, and be able to understand both the technical and human aspects of a project.
B5 Marketing, Accounting and Finance
This module provides an introduction to the broad scope of managers' activities. Both financial and managerial accounting will be presented along with analytical and practical tools essential for value-based management. Techniques and instruments related with defining critical marketing strategies will aslo be tackeld. This will allow the attendees to be able to evaluate a corporation's major strategic and investment decisions from a financial perspective, without forgetting the global picture and the customer's point of view.
B5-1: Marketing Management
The course gives the participants an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills required for implementing effective marketing and sales strategies. A holistic approach will raise the awareness of attendees on the importance of these strategies and their sociological basis. They will empowered to implement marketing activities and to monitor the effect of their actions.
B5-2: Managerial Accounting
The course covers the main topics of managerial accounting, such as identifying, measuring, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating information for the pursuit of an organization's goals. A strong focus will be given on the practical application of this knowledge, and on how to capitalize on it within their own organizations.

B5-3: Managerial Finance

This course aims to introduce attendees to the principles and concepts of managerial finance. It will provide them knowledge and skills needed to well-informed decision making. Whether they have to decide which project maximizes the shareholder’s value or explain to them how the organization will finance this project, attendees will learn how to use analytical tools and interpret and communicate the results.

B5-4: Methods of Research and Analysis

The course gives an comprehensive overview of research methods, ways of presentation outcomes and making statistical and interpretative analysis. During the course specific research’s language is also presented. Students will learn how to use theoretical knowledge in practice too. 

B6/F1 Strategic Management
In the 21st century’s work organization which requires managers to be flexible and to have an overview of the whole scope of managerial aspects; having broad knowledge and applicable skills became crucial. As the success or failure of a company often involves various internal and external factors, gaining a sustainable competitive advantage requires a sound understanding of the concepts, methods and tools of strategic management. This module aims to prepare attendees by presenting them how a company’s strategy relies on an integrated approach of HR management, organizational behavior, economics and sustainability theories. A strong focus will be put on the practical implementation of the gained knowledge through case studies, developing not only specific competences, but also general social skills.
B6/F1-1: Management of Strategies

The course will provide tools and techniques needed to understand different corporative and strategic analytical tools and methods needed for successful entrepreneurial activity. The participants will be able to bring decisions based on different complex economic and strategic interrelations. 

B6/F1-2: Organizational Behavior

The 21st century has witnessed structural transformations of working places and overall work organization. From the nowadays classical open-space to the table football and tennis facilities provided by some companies for their employees, the issue of organizational behavior and the influence of the work environment became a central concern in a wide range of companies. This course aims to highlight this evolution, looking at those issues and present solutions. It will describe the individual or micro level but also present findings on the organization or macro level.

 

B6/F1-3: Sustainability Management

This course on sustainability management has two purposes: on the one hand it aims to raise awareness on contemporary issues, how they are tackled and who are the involved stakeholders. One the other hand this course aims to convey knowledge and techniques to enable attendees to involve themselves in the sustainability management process. A special attention will be given to the didactic dimensionof sustainability management.

B6/F1-4: Human Resource Management
In the collective psyche Human Resource Management (HR) is often associated with the basic tasks of hiring and releasing staff. The impact of an efficient HR strategy on the daily business activities is repeatedly overseen. This course will highlight the broad scope covered by HR management, giving attendees the keys to integrate it into the overall organization’s strategy and making them understand how it can be a source of sustainable competitive advantage. 
B7/F2 Product Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle Management is a comprehensive approach for effective and efficient design of information from "cradle" to "grave" of a product. Based on the administration and monitoring of the whole information available on products, methods and tools are made available to provide the right information and quality at the right time, and at the right place. Upon completion of this product life cycle management module, students are able to initiate, plan and monitor a product life cycle within their company or project. In addition, they develop the skills to evaluate existing processes to align them with emerging industry best practices.

B7/F2-1: Value Analysis
In modern times, successful organizations can’t rely on only to assessing and understanding customer’s needs, but they also have to know how to prepare the right design process that will deliver the optimal solution. The main purpose of the course is to give students a comprehensive knowledge about the concept of value and show them how to implement it to respond correctly to customer’s requirement. 
B7/F2-2: Function Analysis
This course aims to present a large set of methods, concepts, tools and techniques enabling the students to perform functional analysis. The purpose of a functional analysis is to investigate the concepts and impacts of a product or service. The course will highlight structured methods such as the Functional System Analysis Technique (FAST) as well as more informal ones such as mind mapping or value trees. 
B7/F2-3: Functional Performance Specification
Technique of defining the requirements of a project, service or product is presented in this course. By getting familiar with the Functional Performance Specification (FPS) technique, attendees will be able to document their performance requirements in terms of functions and needs and not in terms of a specific solution. After the course students are able to use FPS on every stage of project/organization development, enabling them to propose innovative solutions that meet the requirements. The innovative side arise because this technique focuses more on what the solution should do and not what it should be. Customer’s needs are transformed into functions, themselves specified as specific requirements before becoming a solution in terms of a product or a service.
B7/F2-4: Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment

The course gives the participants opportunity to improve the knowledge about the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and to gain the skills to perform simplified LCA studies and to analyze, discuss and comment international scientific articles on LCA. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) and European Reference Life Cycle Data System (ELCD). The focus will be on practical examples of applying LCA in industry and improving the environmental performance and sustainability of products and services.



B8/F3 Operational Management
This module aims to highlight the concepts and techniques related to the design, planning, control, and improvement tasks encountered by managers within their organizations. It will present conceptual frameworks and tools enabling a better understanding of operational management. Challenges, opportunities and related risks will be shown in a new light, and it will be explained how informed decisions can help attendees to get more out of them. Last but not least, the module will introduce the customer’s point of view and expectations to the assessment of operations.
B8/F3-1: API RBI Concepts in Industry

The focus of the course is set on the standard of American Petroleum Institute API 581 (API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology) and its application in petrochemical industry. The course elaborates the basic concepts of API 581 and explains the principles of Risk Based Inspection. This methodology encompasses techniques such as Probability of failure, Consequence of failure, Risk analysis and Inspection planning based on Risk Analysis.



B8/F3-2: Production and Operations Management
This course aims to highlight the implementation of requirements into processes and actual operations. With regards to global environment that companies are facing nowadays, the course will cover a broad range of topics going from forecasting to quality control. Case analysis will be presented in order to make the bridge between theory and practice.
B8/F3-3: Innovation Risk Management

The development of new products and technologies is a risky and uncertain process. The success of the new technology does not lie just in the invention part or in the generation of innovative ideas, but also in the successful management of the innovation process from an idea to products and services in the market. The management of innovation is a process - described in this course - which includes a disciplined, stage-by-stage approval process combined with regular measurement of every critical factor, ranging from the capability of the product to reach the target characteristics to success in the market. The TRL (Technology Readiness Level) assessment is done as practical example on several cases from industry.



B8/F3-4: Vulnerability Analysis and Return on Prevention Analysis
Vulnerability Analysis is a prerequisite to a risk assessment. Coupled with return on prevention analysis it could serve as an essential step in risk management and future scenarios development, giving managers and risk specialists a powerful decision assisting tool. This course aims to build up competences regarding vulnerability analysis in industry based on the current best practice in EU, as well as to provide basic knowledge regarding Return on Prevention Vulnerability analysis. Return on Prevention assessment gives the efficiency of the money and resources invested. The course presents the latest methodologies and instruments and also the latest stage of art.

B9/F4 Risk Management

In an uncertain world, risk management experts are in demand – and risk management is an emerging role across all industries and sectors. Risk management can improve everything from an organization’s ability to meet targets to its employees' job satisfaction - but it's often a highly controversial area and a source of dispute and litigation.

 

B9/F4-1: Principles and Methods of ISO 31000

The course covers the International Standard of ISO 31000:2009 highlighting the relationship between the risk management principles, framework and process as described in this International Standard. The course also highlights issues related to the applicability of the standard in industry and in general.



B9/F4-2: Principles and Methods of ISO 31010

The course deals with the issues related to practical implementation of ISO/IEC 31010 standard 31010:2009 (codified by The International Organization for Standardization and The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)). The standard itself intends to provide support for implementation of the main, ISO 31000 standard, giving principles of risk assessment and the risk management process. The course provides information as to the selection and application of the risk assessment techniques tackled in the standards and gives examples of application of single methods/techniques in engineering, insurance, finances and general risk analysis.

The emphasis of the course is on new and alternative methods (e.g. those expert opinion or big data oriented), which can be used for better identifying the risks and the reason for their occurrence, as well as for better assessing the probabilities and factors determining the consequences.




B9/F4-3: Quantitative Risk Assessment and Advanced Applications

The course presents an introduction to Quantitative Risk Analysis, thus illustrating the necessary steps for the calculation of risk indexes.

Practical approach to frequency calculation and consequence assessment, including vulnerability models, will be discussed. A specific focus on domino effect and accidents triggered by Natural-Technological (Na-Tech) events will be presented.



B9/F4-4: Emerging Risks

The course introduces and transfers knowledge on emerging risks and management of emerging risks. The risks considered as "emerging" are primarily the risks previously not recognized as such, e.g. the risks due to new processes, new technologies, new ways of working or risks due to social or organizational changes (the risks linked to nanotechnologies, bio-technology, new chemicals, outsourcing, globalization are practical examples tackled within the course). The risks due to the change in public perception or new scientific knowledge are considered as well.



F0 / PK Project (PK)

The core of every academic SHB program is a continuous transfer of research, instruction and learning content to the business as well as the integrative processing of a business project which the student develops and documents in the course of the transfer work, project study work, transfer documentation and reports and the concluding thesis. The "problem" to be solved is considered here as a target/actual difference ("start/objective"). 

Throughout the course of the program, the students work on an admitted project (basis: project specifications, project criteria, project work, PA) in their companies or organizations (project client), which is coached by certified project coaches. The project is a formal admission requrement for every academic program at the SHB.

F0 / PK-1 Transfer Papers (TA)

Transfer paper (TA) is an evidence of the students’ ability to specifically transfer and utilize the knowledge obtained in a course attended in their projects or companies. The TA shall be prepared after the course and shall be presented in coordination with the responsible lecturer.

The assessment of the TA is carried out by the responsible lecturer and further by a SHB examiner.


F0 / PK-2 Transfer Documentation Reports (TDR)

The TDR are important elements of the project and transfer oriented Project Competence Program at the SUB. They are a unique, didactic concept developed in the Steinbeis network which supports the students for the acquisition of knowledge and specific application. These TDR help the students to orientate themselves in the basic knowledge in the preparation and follow-up of the contact-time and transfer phases and to apply the acquired knowledge by transfer to the business/ project practice.  In doing so, the students can flexibly determine their individual competence development pace.

F0 / PK-3 Project Study Papers (PSA)

The PSA shall represent solutions of corporate-relevant project tasks. In this context, the students shall transfer and utilize the methods and knowledge learned and acquired within the scope of the programs. As PSA, at least 20 pages in writing must be submitted by the students as a rule. The PSA shall be completed within the scope of a presentation with a subsequent defense and shall be assessed (structured report concerning written PSA and oral presentation) by the appointed examiners.

F0 / PK-4 Project Work (PA)

The core of every academic SHB program is a continuous transfer of research, instruction and learning content to the business as well as the integrative processing of a business project which the student develops and documents in the course of the transfer work, project study work, transfer documentation and reports and the concluding thesis. The "problem" to be solved is considered here as a target/actual difference ("start/objective").


F0 / PK-5 Thesis
The thesis is a practice-oriented, scientifically prepared document which reflects the knowledge and skills a student has acquired throughout the study program and applied to a project relevant for his occupational environment. The thesis shall prove the student’s ability to solve the specific problem in his company in an autonomous and methodical manner.

As a rule, the project shall be defined and specified together with the student, the project client and a coach of the SHB upon the start of the study program (project specifications).

F1 Economics

This module:

introduces the economic framework needed for managerial decision-making. Therefore, different basic concepts in economics are presented such as consumer behavior, production concepts and cost concepts. The module will further focus on the relation between input demands and output decisions in competitive markets. Macroeconomics as well as microeconomics will be presented and an insight will be given into alternative market structures and today's pricing practices.

F1-1: Macroeconomics
This course focuses on the financial impacts of globalization. The course analyses potential risks and the extent of change in the global business environment. The macro level will be discussed and important theories presented. Additionally, stock market, booms and bursts will be analysed, as well as social aspects influencing the economy on a global level. The participants will be able to understand better how the finincial crisis in 2008 started and how it impacted the global market.
F1-2: Microeconomics

The course in Microeconomics focuses on the micro-level of the economy (individuals, companies, industries). How are decisions made? Which motives are the basis for the decision? Which theories and models are the basis to describe the process of decision making? With this knowledge it will be understandable for the participants how to describe and calculate the optimal decision, the role of supply and demand, the rationale behind pricing, production and the influence of the market structure itself.

F1-3: Managerial Economics

This course in Managerial Economics focuses on the practical implementation of economic principles and theories and educates students how to apply them in decision-making situations within organizations. Those decisions are always made under conditions of risk and uncertainty but can be improved through a sound understanding of the external environment and the use of appropriate tools and techniques.

F2 Law

This course will examine the legal controls on government regulations, in areas such as business registration, trade mark registration, taxation, labor-management relations, and more. The topics covered by this course will provide answers to the questions related to business registration and business running, as well as the protection of business process from competition. Also, the course will provide answer about best business structure and business ownership.

F2-1: Principles of Law

The course will provide necessary knowledge for understanding institutional surroundings influencing business processes. In order to start a business, the knowledge about different structures, taxes, trade agreements, contracts, export issues is needed.

F2-2: Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives

The course will provide necessary tools and instruments for executives to understand labor-related issues. The managers will need to have knowledge about current labor force, its obligation and rights. The knowledge will be useful in negotiation and managing process.

F3 Project Management & Organization

This module will provide techniques and instruments required for understanding of the  process of project development, management and organization. The entrepreneurship process starts with an idea that needs to be turned into a business. During the process of transforming an idea into a business, knowledge about project management and organization is needed. The module will provide knowledge about organizational, managing and strategic decision processes enabling the transformation of ideas into a commercial success. 

F3-1: Interdisciplinary Scientific Work

The course will provide knowledge related to the development of the ability to plan, conduct and write scientific work such as transfer work and documentation, feasibility studies and different reports. Also, the course will provide knowledge about literature usage, acquisition of scientific argumentation, conclusion and making presentation of results.

F3-2: Methods of Project Planning and Management

The course will provide knowledge needed for the understanding of basic tools and instruments of project management. The processes of project management, monitoring and measuring project success are crucial in today’s modern business environment. The course will present tools and processes used in modern project management, along with techniques used in project organization and management control.

F3-3: Information Systems Management

The course will provide knowledge about strategic, tactical and operational information system needed for project organization and management. Also, it will present the importance of information systems for project management, by simplifying processes of control and monitoring.

F3-4: Organizational Management

The course will provide basic tools and instruments for understanding the importance of organizational management in business establishment and successful business running. The organizational management helps in creating adequate organization for successful business development and earning profit in the market. The course will help participants to develop techniques needed for making organizational structures adjustable to dynamically changing environment by which an organization is able to react to market changes.

F3-5: Operations Management

The course will provide methodologies and techniques necessary for understanding of IT position in decision-making processes. The information technology is an important tool in creating successful structure that will influence business level of efficiency and profitability. Also, it will provide an adequate level of knowledge needed for understanding of e-business and modern IT surroundings.

F4 Entrepreneurship & Strategy

The Module will provide adequate methods and instruments needed for the understanding of entrepreneurial process, from the idea generation stage to the marketable business. It will contribute to better understanding of the factors distinguishing successful form unsuccessful entrepreneurship projects. Also, it will provide corporative governance models useful in entrepreneurial process along with strategic management process.

F4-1: Principles of Practical Corporate Management

This course will provide necessary expertise in the field of project’s challenge and project marketing. Also, it will develop skills needed for understanding of all phases of business development. The students will acquire necessary techniques needed for defining clear strategic goals and factors influencing business future. 

F4-2: Principles of Entrepreneurship

The course will address theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for creating entrepreneurial activities. In order to do so, students need to understand differences between idea and business, steps to be taken and problems arising in the process of transforming an idea into a real business. Also, through case studies, different entrepreneurial challenges will be presented to understand how complicated it is to develop an entrepreneurial activity.

F4-3: Innovation Management

The course will provide knowledge which will be useful in understanding innovation process and innovation management as a crucial tool in acquiring successful market position. In dynamic world, with constant changes, it is of the utmost importance to continually improve production process, product and services. The course will help in developing tools for creating innovative organization within business which will be oriented towards acquiring and developing new ideas and innovations.

F4-4: Management of Strategies

The course will provide tools and techniques necessary to understand different corporative and strategic analytical tools and methods needed for successful entrepreneurial activities. The participants will be able to make decisions based on different complex economic and strategic interrelations. 

F4-5: Business Strategy

The course will provide techniques and instruments needed for defining adequate business strategy. The participants will be able to conduct analysis, collect information, make conclusions and create business strategy based on realistic information and true predictions. The course will help participants understand the complexity of surroundings needed to acquire adequate business development strategy.

F4-6: Corporate Strategy

The course will help participants in understanding enterprise strategies in earning profit in a competitive market. The participants will be able to define different levels of strategies and different instruments used in obtaining defined goals and aims. The course will also provide methodology for defining strategies at different levels of decision-making in companies.

F5 Marketing

The Module will provide techniques and instruments related to defining critical marketing strategies. The participants will be introduced to the marketing tool helpful in defining market, customers and post-sales process. The course will present quantitative and qualitative techniques related to market research, competition, loyalty and expanding market.

F5-1: Principles of Marketing
The course will provide an overview of classical tools used in defining marketing strategy in a fast changing world. The participants will acquire methodology for practical use of the marketing mix. Also, it will help participants to better understand the purchasing process and customer decision-making process, which are presented though a number of case studies.
F5-2: Market Research

The course will introduce techniques and methodology for acquiring information about market for developed production. In order to make adequate business decision, entrepreneur needs information related to market structure, competition, level of technology, number of customers, post-sale procedures, etc.

F5-3: Marketing and Sales Management
The course will provide participants with methodology related to consumer behavior and knowledge about how to influence it using different instruments. The marketing goal is to make a product or service visible and recognizable in the market. The participants will be able to use different techniques for assessing current marketing position and possibilities for positioning in the future.
F6 Accounting & Corporate Finance

Successful businesses can be characterized by a comprehensive integration of the interrelation between money, information and operations. Every organization needs to find and manage resource today in order to produce added value for tomorrow. This module will present the financial scope from day to day operations in terms of accounting to the overall financial strategy of business development. It will be shown how financial information can be found, assessed, communicated and be used as a basis for forecasting and strategic decision-making.

F6-1: Principles of Accounting

This course aims to introduce attendees to the wonderful world of accounting. After gaining an overview of its principles, main methods and tools, a sheet full of numbers will not be able to hide any secret from them anymore. The understanding of balance sheets and profit and loss accounts will empower attendees to assess and appraise the financial situation of a company. Beyond the ability to find and understand this information, the course also aims to highlight how to produce it.

F6-2: Financial Analysis

This course aims to complement and deepen the knowledge of attendees concerning the practical application of accounting principles. By putting them into position to use cases, the course will show how the methodology and the tools can be implemented to forecast future financial results, asses a company’s value and its impact on strategic decisions.

F6-3: Financial Reporting and Controlling

Financial reporting and controlling are seen as a practical implementation of the accounting and financial analysis principles learned in this module. This course puts emphasis on demonstrating how those principles and the related vocabulary can be used for communicating information and as a powerful tool to evaluate and monitor corporate performance.

F6-4: Principles of Corporate Finance

The purpose of this course is to make a bridge between financial principles and actual corporate business operations. Attendees will be introduced to investment calculation for specific projects as well as for overall business development. They will understand the ins and the outs of the different sources available for financing business and become able to assess the adequate capital structure for a given company.

F6-5: Models and Systems

This course focuses on the practical implementation of accounting and corporate finance concepts in an integrated system, taking into account the stakeholders using it. Attendees will be faced with actual tasks that controlling encompasses, they will learn the right processes of budget preparation and be able to use the obtained data to make sound decisions based on their forecast.

F7 International Management

The module examines the international business environment and its impact on management strategies. It focuses on the organization, operation, and management of multinational business ventures. It emphasizes cross-cultural communications, and issues of control and staffing for business operations in foreign countries.

F7-1: Principles of Foreign Trade

This course will present the specificities of cross-border economic activities. After providing attendees with the theoretical basis of international trade, it will present the evolution of the regulation and the current debates regarding trade agreements and international organizations. Macroeconomical aspects will be tackled as well as their practical consequences for companies engaged in foreign commitments.   

F7-2: Principles of International Management

This course aims to introduce attendees to international business management. They will learn the driving forces that shape the international environment, with a special focus on the globalization of information and communications techniques, which increase the importance of the Internet and the e-business. The course will then highlight the regulations and techniques to enter a foreign market and present the tools needed to face their specific challenges.

F7-3: Cross-Cultural Management

In times of ever-increasing globalization, cultural differences and multilingual issues play an important role in the area of business communication which can easily fail on apparently banal issues. This could be of particular importance in collaborative international projects, as well. A cognitive approach toward cultural and national differences will be used throughout the training.

F8 Leadership & Competencies I

As an organizational environment is becoming more and more collaborative, future leaders have to rely on 'soft skills' to successfully lead their team or organization. In this module, attendees themselves will become the central topic. They will get acquainted with their own impact on others and learn concepts and techniques to improve it.

F8-1: Personality

The course analyzes main theories and empirical findings related to social and emotional development. A significant part of topics will be covered including the self and social cognition, achievement, antisocial behavior, and differences in social and personality development. The impact of strong social contexts, such as business human environment, on individual development will be also reviewed.

F8-2: Development of Competencies

Being part of a holistic human resources approach, this competence management course will be relevant for attendees on two levels. On the one hand they will be introduced to a framework aiming to assess and develop their own skills and competencies. On the other hand, they will learn how to use the gained knowledge to strengthen the human capital in their companies by developing and retaining talents.

F9 Leadership & Competencies II

The module will provide attendees with adequate methodologies and tools for understanding and developing leadership, organizational behavior and human resource management. These tools are useful in dynamic business surroundings for achieving profit and running successful market game.

F9-1: Leadership

The purpose of this course is to raise attendees’ attention on their own leadership skills and give them a scientific basis as well as practical techniques. Based on state-of-the-art researches including social psychology, sociology, communication, neurosciences and philosophy, attendees are encouraged to think about their own behavior and its impact. Through the gained knowledge, they will increase their ability to lead, even without formal authority and in an international environment. The developed skills will improve their daily work and prepare them for extraordinary situations such as crisis or organizational changes.

F9-2: Organizational Behavior

The 21st century has witnessed structural transformations of working places and overall work organization. From the nowadays classical open-space to the table football and tennis facilities provided by some companies for their employees, the issue of organizational behavior and the influence of the work environment became a central concern in a wide range of companies. This course aims to highlight this evolution, looking at those issues and present solutions. It will describe the individual or micro level but also present findings on the organization or macro level.

F9-3: Human Resource Management

In the collective psyche Human Resource Management (HR) is often associated with the basic tasks of hiring and releasing staff. The impact of an efficient HR strategy on the daily business activities is repeatedly overseen. This course will highlight the broad scope covered by HR management, giving attendees the keys to integrate it into the overall organization’s strategy and making them understand how it can be a source of sustainable competitive advantage. 

FRME1 Business Continuity and Financial Risks

Fundamental theories of actuarial science in insurance are presented. It shows how to make business decisions and generate ‘reasonable’ solutions by applying the presented models and theories. The module enables participants to understand and use the mechanics and techniques of the assessment, quantification and management of credit risk in the banking, insurance, asset management and enterprise environment. The aim of the module is to understand and implement the basic concepts, methods, products and measurement techniques of financial risk. Practical examples with the state-of-the art tools are applied by each student in terms of self-study and independent work.

FRME1-1: Business Continuity Risks & Insurance

Technical risks in factories and industrial plants can be a cause or a contributing factor of the business continuity. The final outcome of the technical/engineering activities is practically always seen on the background of business implications and implications/impacts on the business activities of a company. Insurance and financial hedging aspects will be introduced as the most relevant practical aspects linking the engineering and business side of the company operation and asset management.

FRME1-2: Principles of Actuarial Theory

This course aims to present fundamental theories of actuarial science in insurance. It shows how to prepare business decisions applying the presented models and theories in order to generate ‘reasonable’ solutions.

FRME1-3: Measurement and Management of Credit Risk

After an introduction to credit assessment methods, the course will tackle several aspects of credit and credit risk by presenting the different approaches and their related concepts and tools. The course enables participants to understand and apply the mechanics and techniques of the assessment, quantification and management of credit risk in the banking, asset management and enterprise environment.


FRME1-4: Risk Management Strategies

This course will focus on the basic concepts, methods, products and measurement techniques of financial risk. The presentation of scenario analysis, simulation techniques, will show the specificity of the financial field and the related risk management strategies.

FRME1-5: Practical Example: Workshop Business and Financial Risks

Practical examples with the state-of-art tools are applied by the student.

FRME2 Risk Management in Banking

The module covers the mechanics of global financial markets, the basic principles of risk management in banking and real estate. In this context the focus is on pricing for financial products (risk-return-relation), the role of rating agencies and the corresponding methods of a quantitative and qualitative risk management.

FRME2-1: Risk management and Fundamentals of Retail Banking

The course introduces the concepts of retail banking from a global perspective and through the lens of risk management. The focus is on traditional retail banks, card companies, social lending firms and microfinance banking firms.

Additionally, the course gives an overview of the major retail banking products and differences of the retail banking practices in different regions around the world.

FRME2-2: Ratings and Risk Management in Corporate Banking

Credit rating agencies play a critical role in capital markets, guiding the asset allocation of institutional investors as private capital moves freely around the world in search of the best trade-off between risk and return. This course aims to guide attendees through ratings, the ratings industry, mechanics and economics of obtaining a rating, as well as opportunities and risks related to rating different status.

FRME2-3: Tax Management

Whether for industry or for individuals, tax became a major direct or indirect expense which gave tax management an increasing and significant role; requiring skills to understand various exemptions and loopholes. This course aims to present the basics of tax management and the principles of tax strategy, but also to highlight the consequences for the success of business. This will enable the attendees to understand the basic administrative issues and at the same time be aware of the richness of the context in which tax factors operate.

FRME2-4: Risk Management in Real Estate
Applying conventional Risk Management procedures and techniques in Real Estate is not possible and adapting them to this industry can be quite challenging.
Risk Management in the Real Estate industry does not solely concern the portfolio but also risks inherent to the structure and those embedded in the full investment value chain. In developing the Risk Management framework, best practice linked to the industry will need to be considered. This course will present those issues with a special attention to two pillars of Real Estate portfolio risk mitigation: a sound monitoring system and a rigorous investment policy.
FRME3 Risk Management in Practice

By the end of the courses, students will have understood to compute, to apply and to interpret different risk measures and to compute efficient portfolios. Thereby, they apply theoretical knowledge gained in other courses. The computations will be performed by MS-Excel.

FRME3-1: Valuation Techniques (Excel)

Valuation and accounting techniques are important to run full discounted cash flow models. This course presents a number of different tools that allow students to perform efficient accounting and valuation models

FRME3-2: Scenario and Sensitivity Analysis
This course aims to present Scenario and Sensitivity analyses as a means to forecast and to predict future market developments. It will show their strengths and weaknesses as well as provide guidelines for their sound implementation.
FRME3-3: Value at Risk (Excel)

This course will present the computation and interpretation of Value-at Risk and expected shortfall.

FRME3-4: Practical example: Risk Management in Practice

This course focuses on advanced practical application of acquired knowledge about risk management and statistical methods, such as Value at Risk, Scenario Analysis or valuation techniques

I Introduction - Risk Management in Industry

This module includes three compulsory courses, covering risk management in industry. The emphasis is on topics such as EU directives on industrial safety, major accident prevention, risk assessment methodologies, as well as International Standards of risk management and its application in industry. The module also highlights the importance of cultural differences management in business communication for successful business collaboration with partners.

I-R01: INTRO: Introduction to Risk Management

The course covers the main topics of industrial safety, starting with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The main part of the course is dedicated to the related EU directives and their application in industry. The course outlines goals, scope and required measures / obligations considering acute (e.g. accidents-related) and chronic (e.g. pollution-related) risks. Special attention is devoted to major accident prevention and related process safety risk assessment methodologies.



I-R19: BC&M: Business Communication and Management of Intercultural Differences

In the times of ever increasing globalization, cultural differences and multilingual issues play an important role in the area of business communication which can easily fail on apparently banal issues. This could be of particular importance also in collaborative international projects. A cognitive approach toward cultural and national differences will be used throughout the training.



I-R32: ISO31000: Principles and Methods of ISO 31000

The course covers the International Standard of ISO 31000:2009 highlighting the relationship between the risk management principles, framework and process as described in this International Standard. The course also highlights issues related to the applicability of the standard in industry and in general.



II Project and Quality Management
Two compulsory courses compose the second module. Both the quality management and project management courses introduce essential and fundamental knowledge of standards as well as discussion methods and techniques of application
II-R51: QM: Quality Management

This course aims on the one hand to convince every attendee of the importance of an integrated quality management system by presenting the philosophy standing behind it, supported by numerous examples. On the other hand it will present the methodology and the tools required to implement quality management within their organization. Special attention will be given to the ISO 9001 standard and to the involvement of various organization’s stakeholders.



II-R52: PM: Project Management

This course aims to prepare attendees to the special environment of project work. Whether as project stakeholders or managers, they will learn the frameworks, tools and techniques allowing them to adapt to every situation and to work effectively. They will learn from experienced training how to avoid common mistakes, and be able to understand both the technical and human aspects of a project.


III Health and Safety

The module concentrates on three main issues:

1.       EU regulation in the field of HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment), explains the objectives and requirements, as well as the state-of-the art in the implementation including constraints and advantages. Special focus is on the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC), the Industrial Emission Directive (IED) and on the prevention of major accidents (Seveso).

2.       EU regulation in the field of safety and health of workers at work. Main topics include general principles concerning the prevention of occupational risks, the protection of safety and health, the elimination of risk and accidental factors, the informing, consultation and balanced participation in accordance with national laws and/or practices and training of workers and their representatives, as well as general guidelines for the implementation of these principles.

3.     Health oriented risk analysis with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The main part of the course is dedicated to the related actions used in overall analysis (assessment, perception, communication etc.).

III-R06: HSSE: Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Risks

The course gives an overview of EU regulation in the field of HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment), explains the objectives and requirements, as well as the state-of-the art in the implementation including constraints and advantages. Special focus is on the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and Industrial Emission Directive (IED) and on the prevention of major accidents (Seveso).


III-R12: OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health
The course aims to explain the EU regulations in the field of safety and health of workers at work. Main topics include general principles concerning the prevention of occupational risks, the protection of safety and health, the elimination of risk and accident factors, general guidelines for the implementation of these principles as well as the  the informing, consultation and balanced participation in accordance with national laws and/or practices. The course also discusses the training of workers and their representatives.

III-R27: PubHealth: Public Health Oriented Risk Analysis
The course covers the main topics of health oriented risk analysis with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The main part of the course is dedicated to the related actions used in overall analysis (assessment, perception, communication etc.). Furthermore, the course is illustrated by a number of examples, presents commonly used methods, in particular the issues like (1) Basics of Risk: Analysis, Assessment and Management, (2) Risk Analysis in Perspective (Measures of Risk), (3) Dose-Response Functions, (4) Risk Perception and Communication, (5) Variability and Uncertainty, (6) Cumulative Risk Assessment, (7) Risk Assessment, Management and Law and (8) Application to Public Health - WHO Methodology for assessing the environmental burden of disease (EBD)  based on calculation of DALYs (Disability Adjusted Life Year).

IV Communication & Risk Governance

The module includes topics such as risk governance concepts, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, emerging risks, business communication and related topics. A presentation of the principles of modern risk governance includes its main elements (IRGC framework): a) pre-assessment, b) risk appraisal, c) risk characterization and evaluation, d) risk management and e) risk communication. In addition, it looks at the basic elements of the concept of Corporate (Social) Responsibility (CSR) and its practical application in industry. The module continues by presenting theoretical backgrounds and state-of-the-art research issues on perception and communication of risk. The understanding of communication processes and the improving of information and communication techniques related to risk and hazards are central themes of the course.

IV-R14: iCSR&S: Integrated Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

The course presents basic elements of the concept of Corporate (Social) Responsibility (CSR) and its practical application in industry. It starts with key elements of the CSR, focuses on CSR methodologies and tools and on the technology related aspects as a part of the modern practices of industry (HSE, HSSE). Analysis/comparison of the practices in the EU, US and other countries and relevant data and information on best practices worldwide are elaborated, including a number of relevant case studies from the key industries and references to main sources of relevant data and information. A particular unit of the course is dedicated to the ISO 26000 standard.


IV-R15: RGOV: Risk Governance Concepts and Practices

The course explains principles of modern risk governance including its main elements as described in the IRGC framework: a) pre-assessment, b) risk appraisal, c) risk characterization and evaluation d) risk management and e-risk communication. Apart from each of the elements (e.g. under "Risk Assessment": hazard identification and estimation, exposure and vulnerability assessment, risk estimation, exposure and social concerns, socio-economic impacts) the examples from industrial practice will be shown and explained. A separate part of the course will be dedicated to the overview of specific methods and techniques (e.g. Delphi), as well as to the tools and instruments facilitating the application by industry, governments and public bodies.



IV-R34: RP&C: Risk Perception and Risk Communication

This course presents theoretical backgrounds and state-of-the-art research issues on perception and communication of risk. It aims to provide a solid basis for further developments of such work tasks by including theoretical achievements in the related fields, various examples from field work, and an internal training exercise. The understanding of communication processes and the improving of information and communication techniques related to risk and hazards are central themes of the course. The course will also provide insight into selected historical aspects as well as current topics and literature. 

In order to facilitate the bridge between theory and practice, a special attention will be given to two methodologies that enable the implementation of Risk Perception and Risk Communication concepts: The Delphi and the Focus Group. Beyond their description, this unit will be complemented with exercises based on experience of Focus & Delphi group work.  



IXa Risk Based Inspection - Basics

The focus of the module is on the standard of American Petroleum Institute API 581 (API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology), its application in petrochemical industry and the RBI approach to inspection planning. The course elaborates the basic concepts of API 581, explains the principles of Risk Based Inspection and provides quantitative procedures to establish an inspection program for pressurized fixed equipment by using risk-based methods.

IXa-R28: RBICon: API RBI Concepts in Industry

The focus of the course is set on the standard of American Petroleum Institute API 581 (API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology) and its application in petrochemical industry. The course elaborates the basic concepts of API 581 and explains the principles of Risk Based Inspection. This methodology encompasses techniques such as Probability of failure, Consequence of failure, Risk analysis and Inspection planning based on Risk Analysis.



IXa-R29: P&C: Probability and Consequence of Failure of Equipment
The focus of the course is given to the RBI approach to the inspection planning in petrochemical industry as defined by the standard of American Petroleum Institute API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology (API 581).
The course provides quantitative procedures to establish an inspection program for pressurized fixed equipment by using risk-based methods. The procedure includes calculation of probability and consequence of failure, risk analysis and inspection planning based on the assessed risk. The pressurized fixed equipments covered by this course are pressure vessels, piping, tankage, pressure relief devices and heat exchanger tube bundles.

IXb Risk Based Inspection - Advanced

The module is devoted to the advanced issues of RBI analysis and, in particular, to the analysis of consequences of failure as defined by API RP 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology. It starts with general definitions aiming to ensure better understanding of the main topics of the module. The methodology for calculation is always illustrated with examples. The second part looks at the document CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement) 15740:2008, Risk-Based Inspection and Maintenance Procedures for European Industry (RIMAP). It explains the reasons to develop the European procedure and its differences and advantages in comparison to API RBI methodology. The focus of the last part of the module is on the damage mechanisms appearing in different industries and their influence to the calculation of probability of failure of equipment. A large number of elaborated examples are included.

IXb-R30: CAA: Consequence Analysis in an API RBI Assessment
This course teaches how to calculate the consequence of failure as defined by API RP 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology. The course starts with general definitions aiming to ensure better understanding of the main topics of the course. Methodology for calculation is always illustrated with examples.

IXb-R31: BasicRIMAP: CWA 15740 RIMAP and the new EN standard
The focus of the course is given to the document, CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement) 15740: 2008, Risk-Based Inspection and Maintenance Procedures for European Industry (RIMAP). It aims to explain reasons to develop the European procedure, differences and advantages in comparison to API RBI methodology.

IXb-R33: RBI PoF: RBI Probability of Failure - Damage Factors
The focus of the course is on the damage mechanisms appearing in different industries and their influence to the calculation of probability of failure of equipment. A large number of well elaborated examples are included.

V Risk Management and Innovation

This module is devoted to risk related to the development of new products and technologies. The success of the new technology does not lie just in the invention part or in the generation of innovative ideas, but in the successful management of the innovation process from an idea to products and services in the market. The module continues with safety management as it requires short, mid and long term decisions that may highly influence the ability of an organization to cope with its risks. The issue of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as used in the safety and risk assessment, is addressed in particular for assessing and managing emerging risks linked to New Technologies. There is an emphasis on new and alternative methods (e.g. those expert opinion or big data oriented), which can be used for better identifying the risks and the reason for their occurrence, as well as for better assessing the probabilities and factors determining the consequences.

V-R36: IRM: Innovation Risk Management

The development of new products and technologies is a risky and uncertain process. The success of the new technology does not lie just in the invention part or in the generation of innovative ideas, but also in the successful management of the innovation process from an idea to products and services in the market. The management of innovation is a process - described in this course - which includes a disciplined, stage-by-stage approval process combined with regular measurement of every critical factor, ranging from the capability of the product to reach the target characteristics to success in the market. The TRL (Technology Readiness Level) assessment is done as practical example on several cases from industry.



V-R39: DAA: Decision Aid Approaches for Risk Management
Decision making is a process where multiple factors interact to shape the final outcome. Those factors can be technical, informational, emotional/psychological, cultural… Nevertheless, the limited rationality of economic operators makes the decision exercise more and more difficult in a more and more complex world. Safety management requires short, mid and long term decisions that may highly influence the ability of the organization to cope with its risks.

V-R40: KPI: Concepts and Applications of Key Performance Indicators for New Technologies
The course addresses the issue of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as used in the safety and risk assessment, in particular for assessing and managing emerging risks linked to New Technologies. Main concepts developed by organizations like OECD, API, HSE/HSL, CCPS or VCI are presented in detail. Application of these and other concepts, as well as the corresponding guidelines, are discussed in the second part of the course, where also the practical aspects of these applications, including tools and practical views from industry on the use of indicators are presented and discussed.

V-R41: ISO 31010: Principles and Methods of ISO 31010

The course deals with the issues related to practical implementation of ISO/IEC 31010 standard 31010:2009 (codified by The International Organization for Standardization and The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)). The standard itself intends to provide support for implementation of the main, ISO 31000 standard, giving principles of risk assessment and the risk management process. The course provides information as to the selection and application of the risk assessment techniques tackled in the standards and gives examples of application of single methods/techniques in engineering, insurance, finances and general risk analysis.

The emphasis of the course is on new and alternative methods (e.g. those expert opinion or big data oriented), which can be used for better identifying the risks and the reason for their occurrence, as well as for better assessing the probabilities and factors determining the consequences.




VI Fire and Explosion Protection

The module starts with the theory of fire and extinguishing, and thoroughly explains fire protection principles. Further, the course gives details related to the fire protection concepts including legal background and requirements with special focus on industrial fires and risk analysis. The course introduces basic principles and application of fire modeling, explains the phenomenon of a fire and gives an overview of the fire models and their hierarchy and discusses particular models, including numerical. The theoretical part is complemented with a number of examples, including calculations, which illustrate the use of different fire models.

The EU directive ATEX is presented in details, along with the principles of explosion prevention and protection. Its practical application in the industrial plants is explained on a series of real life examples.

VI-R08: FIRE: Fire Protection
The course starts with the theory of fire and extinguishment, and thoroughly explains fire protection principles. Further, the course gives details related to the fire protection concepts including legal background and requirements with special focus on industrial fires and risk analysis. The course introduces basic principles and application of fire modeling, explains the phenomenon of a fire and gives an overview of the fire models and their hierarchy and discusses particular models, including numerical. The theoretical part is complemented with number of examples, including calculations, that illustrate the use of different fire models.

VI-R09: ExP: Explosion Protection
The EU directive ATEX is presented in details, along with the principles of explosion prevention and protection. Its practical application in the industrial plants is explained on a series of real life examples.

VII Safety of Chemicals

Principles of the EU regulation in the area of registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals- REACH (EC Nr. 1907/2006). The course explains principles and obligations for manufacturers, importers and downstream users to ensure that they manufacture, place on the market or use such substances that do not adversely affect human health or the environment.

International and EU policies and legislative requirements related to the transport of dangerous materials and explains the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods. It elaborates the main issues from ADR 2009 as well as safety measures and procedures in case of accidents.

VII-R10: REACH: Risk Analysis of Chemicals
The course aims to explain principles of the EU regulation in the area of registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals – REACH (EC Nr. 1907/2006). It gives an explanation of the principles and obligations for manufacturers, importers and downstream users to ensure that the manufacturing, placing on the market or the using of such substances do not adversely affect human health or the environment.

VII-R11: ADR: Transport of Dangerous Materials
The course covers international and EU policies and legislative requirements related to the transport of dangerous materials and explains the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods. It elaborates the main issues from ADR 2013 as well as safety measures and procedures in case of accidents.

VIII Business Continuity and Sustainability

The module gives participants the opportunity to improve their knowledge about the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), gain the skills to perform simplified LCA studies and to analyze, discuss and comment international scientific articles on LCA. The focus will be on practical examples of applying LCA in industry and improving the environmental performance and sustainability of products and services. The module continues with general techniques for accident modeling and explains different models of explosion. It elaborates gas and vapor explosion, as well as gas dispersion modeling, using examples for applied methods.

VIII-R07 CoF: Accident and Consequences Modeling

The course deals with accident and consequences modeling in industry. Three main topics are covered by the course: modeling of explosion, fire modeling and industrial fires. The modeling is elaborated by explaining general techniques and illustrated by examples of applied methods: CDF model, Baker-Strehlow-Tang model, Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) model, as well as Phenomenological and Stoichiometric models. Attendees will not only be able to differentiate between fire and explosion, but also know how to do simple calculations of consequence with an appropriate comprehension of explosion mechanism and fire principles.



VIII-R16: LCA: Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment

The course gives the participants opportunity to improve the knowledge about the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and to gain the skills to perform simplified LCA studies and to analyze, discuss and comment international scientific articles on LCA. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) and European Reference Life Cycle Data System (ELCD). The focus will be on practical examples of applying LCA in industry and improving the environmental performance and sustainability of products and services.



X Quantitative Risk Assessment

The module presents an introduction to Quantitative Risk Analysis, thus illustrating the necessary steps for the calculation of risk indexes. Practical approach to frequency calculation and consequence assessment, including vulnerability models, is discussed. A specific focus on domino effect and accidents triggered by Natural-Technological (Na-Tech) events is presented. In the second part the aim is the introduction to transportation risk analysis. The risk assessment of road, rail and pipeline transportation of hazardous substances is illustrated. The approaches to frequency calculation, consequences assessment and risk assessment is discussed. Case-studies are analyzed to illustrate the calculation and the use of individual, societal and other advanced risk indexes.

X-R26: QRA&A: Quantitative Risk Assessment and Advanced Applications

The course presents an introduction to Quantitative Risk Analysis, thus illustrating the necessary steps for the calculation of risk indexes.

Practical approach to frequency calculation and consequence assessment, including vulnerability models, will be discussed. A specific focus on domino effect and accidents triggered by Natural-Technological (Na-Tech) events will be presented.



X-R35: TRA: Transportation Risk Assessment
The aim of the course is the introduction to transportation risk analysis. The risk assessment of road, rail and pipeline transportation of hazardous substances will be illustrated. The approaches to frequency calculation, consequence assessment and risk assessment will be discussed. Case-studies will be analyzed to illustrate the calculation and the use of individual, societal and other advanced risk indexes.



XI Special issues I

The module highlights the topics related to emerging risks and introduces and transfers knowledge on emerging risks, and management of emerging risks. It presents the basic theory for safety and reliability analysis. The starting point is definition and discussion of basic concepts related to reliability and risk analysis. Then qualitative techniques like functional analysis, FMECA and identification and evaluation of faults and hazards are introduced. The next step is to introduce familiar quantification techniques like reliability black diagrams, fault- and event tree analysis, and Markov methods. Special attention is paid to safety-critical systems (IEC 61508) where analysis of systems with common cause failures is important. The course ends with methods for estimation of failure rates and a survey of reliability data sources.

XI-R17: EmRISK: Emerging Risks

The course introduces and transfers knowledge on emerging risks and management of emerging risks. The risks considered as "emerging" are primarily the risks previously not recognized as such, e.g. the risks due to new processes, new technologies, new ways of working or risks due to social or organizational changes (the risks linked to nanotechnologies, bio-technology, new chemicals, outsourcing, globalization are practical examples tackled within the course). The risks due to the change in public perception or new scientific knowledge are considered as well.



XI-R21: S&RA: Safety and Reliability Analysis

This course presents the basic theory for safety and reliability analysis. The starting point is definition and discussion of basic concepts related to reliability and risk analysis. Then qualitative techniques like functional analysis, FMECA and identification and evaluation of faults and hazards are introduced. The next step is to introduce familiar quantification techniques like reliability block diagrams, fault- and event tree analysis, and Markov methods. Special attention is paid to safety-critical systems (IEC 61508) where analysis of systems with common cause failures is important. The course ends with methods for estimation of failure rates and a survey of reliability data sources.



XIII-A Petro

This optional compulsory module presents current global and regional issues in petrochemical industries and explains principles of risk based inspection. It deals with existing risk-based approaches and gives links to applied codes and standards. Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) are methodologies used for the logical decision-making process of analysis and definition of the equipment maintenance requirements, as well as for accident prevention. Practical examples with the state-of-art tools are applied by the student in terms of self-study and independent work.

XIII-A-R02: PETRO: Risk Analysis in Petrochemical Industry

The petroleum industry is changing rapidly, challenging organizations and individuals to keep pace and distinguish opportunity from understanding, assessing and managing risk. This course presents current global and regional issues of risk analysis in petrochemical industries. Topics include risk aspects and methods for hazard identification, probability and consequences analysis, risk assessment, and health, safety and environment issues related to petrochemical industries.



XIII-A-R04a RBI-PETRO: Risk Based Inspection - Petro

The course elaborates on risk issues in petrochemical industries and explains principles of risk-based inspection. It deals with existing risk-based approaches and gives links to applied codes and standards. The focus of the course is on main reference documents of American Petroleum Institute: Recommended Practice for Risk-Based Inspection (API RP 580) and Base Resource Document on RBI (API Publication 581) API 581.



XIII-A-R05: RCM&RCFA: Reliability Centered Maintenance and Root Cause Failure Analysis

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) are methodologies used for logical decision-making process for analysis and definition of the equipment maintenance requirements, as well as for accident prevention. The focus of the course is on the damage mechanisms appearing in different industries. A large number of well elaborated examples is included.



XIII-A-R44: Practical Example: Workshop Petro
Practical examples with the state-of-art tools are applied by the student. Relevant tools are iRiS-Petro, Orbit etc.

XIII-B Power

The module applies knowledge of risk analysis specifically in power industry, starting with advantages and effectiveness of its application. It presents the regulatory basis and requirements, and elaborates commonly used methods through a number of examples. It covers the state-of-the art knowledge of risk based approaches currently applied in power generation industries to the wide range of professionals involved in different activities in conventional power generation. Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) are methodologies used for the logical decision-making process of analysis and definition of the equipment maintenance requirements, as well as for accident prevention. Practical examples with the state-of-the art tools are applied by the student in terms of self-study and independent work.

XIII-B-R03 POWER: Risk Analysis in Power Industry
Knowledge of risk analysis applied specifically in power industry, starting with advantages and effectiveness of its application. It presents the regulatory basis and requirements, and elaborate commonly used methods through number of examples.

XIII-B-R04b RBI-POWER: Risk Based Inspection - Power

This course offers the state-of-the art knowledge of risk-based approaches currently applied in power generation industries. It highlights different levels of risk assessment and how to model consequences, as well as how to assess likelihood using statistical and other approaches. It goes deeper in risk sources including specific damage mechanisms commonly present in power plants. As an outcome, attendees will know how to optimize the inspection and monitoring strategy aimed to reduce risks and they will be able to optimize inspection plans and use inspection results in the risk management process of a power plant.



XIII-B-R05: RCM&RCFA: Reliability Centered Maintenance and Root Cause Failure Analysis

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) are methodologies used for logical decision-making process for analysis and definition of the equipment maintenance requirements, as well as for accident prevention. The focus of the course is on the damage mechanisms appearing in different industries. A large number of well elaborated examples is included.




XIII-B-R45: Practical Example: Workshop Power
Practical examples with the state-of-art tools are applied by the student. Relevant tools are iRiS-Power, SP249 etc.

XIII-C Materials Engineering

The module elaborates fundamentals of Materials Science, such as a general introduction, mechanical properties and related material testing of structural metallic materials. It gives a demonstration of specific damage mechanisms (creep, fatigue, creep-fatigue, corrosion) and discusses welding of metallic materials and related problems. The module gives a demonstration of loading situation in specific power plant components and an explanation of the associated material and failure behavior. It provides a description of adequate design and monitoring methods according to standards and state of art. Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) are methodologies presented in this module and used for the logical decision-making process of analysis and definition of the equipment maintenance requirements, as well as for accident prevention. Practical examples with the state-of-the art tools will be applied by the student.

XIII-C-R05: RCM&RCFA: Reliability Centered Maintenance and Root Cause Failure Analysis

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) are methodologies used for logical decision-making process for analysis and definition of the equipment maintenance requirements, as well as for accident prevention. The focus of the course is on the damage mechanisms appearing in different industries. A large number of well elaborated examples is included.





XIII-C-R42: MATERIALS: Materials Engineering
The course elaborates fundamentals of Materials Science, such as a general introduction, mechanical properties and related material testing of structural metallic materials. It gives a demonstration of specific damage mechanisms (creep, fatigue, creep-fatigue, corrosion). Welding of metallic materials and related problems is another focus.

XIII-C-R43: MAT&CON: Safety and Reliability of Materials and Constructions

The course elaborates the interaction between loading situation of components exposed to temperature and pressure in industrial plants and the associated material and failure behavior. It gives an explanation about the development of damage and describes adequate design and monitoring methods according to standards and state of art.


XIII-C-R46: Practical Example: Workshop Materials
Practical examples with the state-of-art tools are applied by the student. Relevant tools: iRiS-Materials, Stahlschlüssel etc

XIII-D Business Continuity and Financial Risks

The module complements other courses devoted to technical and engineering issues of risk management in industrial plants (petrochemical plants, process industry, power plants, etc.). Technical risks in the above plants can be a cause or a contributing factor in/for the business continuity and the final outcome of the technical/engineering activities is practically always to be seen on the background of business implications and implications/impacts to the business activities of a company. The insurance aspects are the most relevant practical aspect linking the engineering and business side of the company operation and asset management: therefore these will be tackled, too.

Fundamental theories of actuarial science in life insurance, health insurance, liability insurance and reinsurance are presented. It shows how to prepare business decisions applying the presented models and theories to generate ‘reasonable’ solutions. The module enable participants to understand and to apply the mechanics and techniques of the assessment, quantification and management of credit risk in the banking, insurance, asset management and enterprise environment. The aim of the module is to understand and also to implement the basic concepts, methods, products and measurement techniques of financial risk. Practical examples with the state-of-the art tools are applied by the student in terms of self-study and independent work.

XIII-D-R13: BUSINESS: Business Continuity Risks & Insurance
Complement other courses devoted to technical and engineering issues of risk management in industrial plants (petrochemical plants, process industry, power plants, etc.). Technical risks in the above plants can be a cause or a contributing factor in/for the business continuity and the final outcome of the technical/engineering activities is practically always to be seen on the background of business implications and implications/impacts to the business activities of a company. The insurance aspects are the most relevant practical aspect linking the engineering and business side of the company operation and asset management: therefore these will be tackled, too.

XIII-D-R47: Practical Example: Workshop Business and Financial Risks
Practical examples with the state-of-art tools are applied by the student.

XIII-D-R48: PAT: Principles of Actuarial Theory
This course aims to present fundamental theories of actuarial science in life insurance, health insurance, liability insurance and reinsurance are content of this course. It shows how to prepare business decisions applying the presented models and theories to generate ‘reasonable’ solutions.

XIII-D-R49: CR: Measurement and Management of Credit Risk

After an introduction to credit assessment methods, the course will tackle several aspects of credit and credit risk by presenting the different approaches and their related concepts and tools. The course enables participants to understand and apply the mechanics and techniques of the assessment, quantification and management of credit risk in the banking, insurance, asset management and enterprise environment.


XIII-D-R50: RMS: Risk Management Strategies
This course will focuse on the basic concepts, methods, products and measurement techniques of financial risk. The presentation of scenario analysis, simulation techniques as well as the Value-at-Risk concept and caluclation will show the specificity of the finanical field and the related risk management strategies.

XIII-E Big Data
Big and open data has long been recognized for its potential to change how organizations and institutional bodies work, to improve the delivery of services, and to potentially empower citizens. Such data can be used to bridge information gaps, share benchmarks, and define best practices in the assessment of vulnerabilities and risks, to replace traditional and intuitive decision-making processes with data-driven ones, and to expose variability as well as to uncover anomalies leading to more reliable processes. However, all these promises and potential can only be fully exploited by possessing and building a methodological know-how of how to transform the ever-growing, often unstructured, and vast amounts of data into actionable knowledge. This module therefore not only introduces students to risks and opportunities associated with big data, but also provides tools and analytical know-how to fully leverage such data.
XIII-E-R53: Complex Systems Theory
Facing ever-growing amounts of data brings about the challenge to transform this data into actionable knowledge. This course provides theoretical, computational, and algorithmic frameworks that are often summarized under the term “Complex System Theory”. The course will outline several different approaches to make complex and high-dimensional datasets accessible and amenable for visualization and further analysis, including network theory, statistics of strongly correlated systems, and the analysis of complex dynamical processes. With this equipped, we will understand why complex systems often introduce a new type of risk that is called “systemic risk”, namely the risk that an entire system will break down or cease functioning as a result of an initially relatively minor default or error.

XIII-E-R54: Managing Risks in Complex System

As the recent financial crisis that started in 2008 has shown, we do neither understand nor know how to deal with systemic risk, that is the risk that an entire system will break down or cease functioning due to initially relatively minor defects. The course introduces a quantitative framework to understand under which circumstances the increasing complexity and interconnections of socio-economic and environmental systems leave them more vulnerable to small risks that may trigger a possibly complex chain of events leading to consequences at much higher levels of organization. We will learn how to quantify the systemic risk in different types of complex system and how it can be managed in a data-driven way. This will be shown on various real-word examples, including financial markets, commodity trade, and health care.

 


XIII-E-R55: Practical Example: Workshop Big Data
The course will cover several examples of where and how analytics of big data can be used to identify, understand and quantify novel types of risk or novel risk-risk interconnections. These example will cover natural language processing techniques to cluster large collections of unstructured data and its application in the detection of risk-risk interdependencies, mining social media in order to assess the impact and response to, both, endogenous and exogenous shocks, or how big and open datasets can be used to identify risks as well as opportunities in various contexts, for example for economic growth or in the management of supply chains. The course will also provide an overview of the methodological know-how behind these examples. Since many of the datasets for the discussed examples are available for free, the students will have the opportunity to repeat the analyses and gain hands-on experience.

XIII-F Business Continuity & Project Risk

The aim of the module is to understand and also to implement the basic concepts, methods, products and measurement techniques of financial risk. Practical examples with the state-of-the-art tools are applied by the student in terms of self-study and independent work. It complements other courses devoted to technical and engineering issues of risk management in industrial plants (petrochemical plants, process industry, power plants, etc.). Technical risks in the above plants can be a cause or a contributing factor in/for the business continuity and the final outcome of the technical/engineering activities is practically always to be seen on the background of business implications and implications/impacts to the business activities of a company. The insurance aspects are the most relevant practical aspect linking the engineering and business side of the company operation and asset management: therefore these will be tackled, too.

XIII-F-R13: BUSINESS: Business Continuity Risks & Insurance
Complement other courses devoted to technical and engineering issues of risk management in industrial plants (petrochemical plants, process industry, power plants, etc.). Technical risks in the above plants can be a cause or a contributing factor in/for the business continuity and the final outcome of the technical/engineering activities is practically always to be seen on the background of business implications and implications/impacts to the business activities of a company. The insurance aspects are the most relevant practical aspect linking the engineering and business side of the company operation and asset management: therefore these will be tackled, too.

XIII-F-R50: RMS: Risk Management Strategies
This course will focuse on the basic concepts, methods, products and measurement techniques of financial risk. The presentation of scenario analysis, simulation techniques as well as the Value-at-Risk concept and caluclation will show the specificity of the finanical field and the related risk management strategies.

XIII-F-R56: PMP: PMP®- Exam Preparation
The PMP® (Project Management Professional) is an internationally recongnized certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This course aims to deepen the participant's knowledge regarding the ten project management Knowlege Areas described in the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) in order to prepare him to the certification exam.

XIII-F-R57: Workshop: Business Continuity & Project Risk
Practical examples with the state-of-art tools are applied by the student.

PK Project (PK)

The core of every academic SHB program is a continuous transfer of research, instruction and learning content to the business as well as the integrative processing of a business project which the student develops and documents in the course of the transfer work, project study work, transfer documentation and reports and the concluding thesis. The "problem" to be solved is considered here as a target/actual difference ("start/objective"). 

Throughout the course of the program, the students work on an admitted project (basis: project specifications, project criteria, project work, PA) in their companies or organizations (project client), which is coached by certified project coaches. The project is a formal admission requrement for every academic program at the SHB.

PK.1 Transfer Papers (TA)

Transfer paper (TA) is an evidence of the students’ ability to specifically transfer and utilize the knowledge obtained in a course attended in their projects or companies. The TA shall be prepared after the course and shall be presented in coordination with the responsible lecturer.

The assessment of the TA is carried out by the responsible lecturer and further by a SHB examiner.


PK.2 Project Study Paper (PSA)

The PSA shall represent solutions of corporate-relevant project tasks. In this context, the students shall transfer and utilize the methods and knowledge learned and acquired within the scope of the programs. As PSA, at least 20 pages in writing must be submitted by the students as a rule. The PSA shall be completed within the scope of a presentation with a subsequent defense and shall be assessed (structured report concerning written PSA and oral presentation) by the appointed examiners.


PK.3 Project work (PA)

The core of every academic SHB program is a continuous transfer of research, instruction and learning content to the business as well as the integrative processing of a business project which the student develops and documents in the course of the transfer work, project study work, transfer documentation and reports and the concluding thesis. The "problem" to be solved is considered here as a target/actual difference ("start/objective").


PK.4 Thesis
The thesis is a practice-oriented, scientifically prepared document which reflects the knowledge and skills a student has acquired throughout the study program and applied to a project relevant for his occupational environment. The thesis shall prove the student’s ability to solve the specific problem in his company in an autonomous and methodical manner.

As a rule, the project shall be defined and specified together with the student, the project client and a coach of the SHB upon the start of the study program (project specifications).


I Introduction - Risks in Industry
The module includes three compulsory courses, covering risk management principles and risk analysis techniques in different industrial plants. The emphasis is on topics such as EU directives on industrial safety, major accident prevention, risk assessment methodologies applied to petrochemical and power industries, as well as environmental and human health hazards. The courses encompass the theoretical basics for rules and regulations, risk identification and analysis methods, on the other hand numerous examples demonstrate the milestones and recent events concerning industrial safety and security.
I-R01 INTRO: Introduction to Risk Management

The course covers the main topics of industrial safety, starting with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The main part of the course is dedicated to the related EU directives and their application in industry. The course outlines goals, scope and required measures / obligations considering acute (e.g. accidents-related) and chronic (e.g. pollution-related) risks. Special attention is devoted to major accident prevention and related process safety risk assessment methodologies.


I-R02 PETRO: Risk Analysis in Petrochemical Industry

The petroleum industry is changing rapidly, challenging organizations and individuals to keep pace and distinguish opportunity from understanding, assessing and managing risk. This course presents current global and regional issues of risk analysis in petrochemical industries. Topics include risk aspects and methods for hazard identification, probability and consequences analysis, risk assessment, and health, safety and environment issues related to petrochemical industries.


I-R03 POWER: Risk Analysis in Power Industry
Knowledge of risk analysis applied specifically in power industry, starting with advantages and effectiveness of its application. It presents the regulatory basis and requirements, and elaborate commonly used methods through number of examples.

II Asset/Plant Oriented Risk Management

Three optional compulsory courses compose the second module. The asset and plant oriented risk management firstly introduces principles of Risk Based Inspection in petrochemical and power generation industries dealing with the most important risk-based approaches in line with the main standard documents, such as API RP 580 and API 581. The courses about RBI offer a state-of-the-art knowledge on methods and tools applied. Second, the module discusses methodologies for decision-making processes in maintenance and accident prevention. These are well illustrated by a number of instances from different industries.

II-R04a RBI-PETRO: Risk Based Inspection - Petro

The course elaborates on risk issues in petrochemical industries and explains principles of risk-based inspection. It deals with existing risk-based approaches and gives links to applied codes and standards. The focus of the course is on main reference documents of American Petroleum Institute: Recommended Practice for Risk-Based Inspection (API RP 580) and Base Resource Document on RBI (API Publication 581) API 581.


II-R04b RBI-POWER: Risk Based Inspection - Power

This course offers the state-of-the art knowledge of risk-based approaches currently applied in power generation industries. It highlights different levels of risk assessment and how to model consequences, as well as how to assess likelihood using statistical and other approaches. It goes deeper in risk sources including specific damage mechanisms commonly present in power plants. As an outcome, attendees will know how to optimize the inspection and monitoring strategy aimed to reduce risks and they will be able to optimize inspection plans and use inspection results in the risk management process of a power plant.


II-R05 RCM&RCFA: Reliability Centered Maintenance and Root Cause Failure Analysis

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) are methodologies used for logical decision-making process for analysis and definition of the equipment maintenance requirements, as well as for accident prevention. The focus of the course is on the damage mechanisms appearing in different industries. A large number of well elaborated examples is included.


IIIA HSSE - Basic I

The module concentrates on two main issues:

  1. The overview of EU regulation in the field of HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment), explains the objectives and requirements, as well as the state-of-the art in the implementation including constraints and advantages. Special focus is on the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and Industrial Emission Directive (IED) and on the prevention of major accidents (Seveso); and
  2. General techniques for accident modeling and explains different models of explosion. It elaborates gas and vapor explosion, as well as gas dispersion modeling, using examples for applied methods. The course includes modeling of fire and presents current models.
IIIA-R06 HSSE: Health, Safety, Security and Environment

The course gives an overview of EU regulation in the field of HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment), explains the objectives and requirements, as well as the state-of-the art in the implementation including constraints and advantages. Special focus is on the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and Industrial Emission Directive (IED) and on the prevention of major accidents (Seveso).


IIIA-R07 CoF: Accident and Consequences Modeling

The course deals with accident and consequences modeling in industry. Three main topics are covered by the course: modeling of explosion, fire modeling and industrial fires. The modeling is elaborated by explaining general techniques and illustrated by examples of applied methods: CDF model, Baker-Strehlow-Tang model, Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) model, as well as Phenomenological and Stoichiometric models. Attendees will not only be able to differentiate between fire and explosion, but also know how to do simple calculations of consequence with an appropriate comprehension of explosion mechanism and fire principles.


IIIB HSSE - Basic II


The module starts with the theory of fire and extinguishing, and thoroughly explains fire protection principles. Further, the course gives details related to the fire protection concepts including legal background and requirements with special focus on industrial fires and risk analysis. The course introduces basic principles and application of fire modeling, explains the phenomenon of a fire and gives an overview of the fire models and their hierarchy and discusses particular models, including numerical. The theoretical part is complemented with number of examples, including calculations, that illustrate the use of different fire models.
The EU directive ATEX is presented in details, along with the principles of explosion prevention and protection. Its practical application in the industrial plants is explained on a series of real life examples.
IIIB-R08 FIRE: Fire Protection
The course starts with the theory of fire and extinguishment, and thoroughly explains fire protection principles. Further, the course gives details related to the fire protection concepts including legal background and requirements with special focus on industrial fires and risk analysis. The course introduces basic principles and application of fire modeling, explains the phenomenon of a fire and gives an overview of the fire models and their hierarchy and discusses particular models, including numerical. The theoretical part is complemented with number of examples, including calculations, that illustrate the use of different fire models.

IIIB-R09 ExP: Explosion Protection
The EU directive ATEX is presented in details, along with the principles of explosion prevention and protection. Its practical application in the industrial plants is explained on a series of real life examples.

IIIC HSSE - Advanced
The module aims to explain the EU regulations in the field of safety and health of workers at work. Main topics include general principles concerning the prevention of occupational risks, the protection of safety and health, the elimination of risk and accident factors, the informing, consultation, balanced participation in accordance with national laws and/or practices and training of workers and their representatives, as well as general guidelines for the implementation of these principles.

Principles of the EU regulation in the area of registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals – REACH (EC Nr. 1907/2006). The course explains principles and obligations for manufacturers, importers and downstream users to ensure that they manufacture, place on the market or use such substances that do not adversely affect human health or the environment.

 

International and EU policies and legislative requirements related to the transport of dangerous materials and explains the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods. It elaborates the main issues from ADR 2009 as well as safety measures and procedures in case of accidents.

IIIC-R10 REACH: Risk Analysis of Chemicals
The course aims to explain principles of the EU regulation in the area of registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals – REACH (EC Nr. 1907/2006). It gives an explanation of the principles and obligations for manufacturers, importers and downstream users to ensure that the manufacturing, placing on the market or the using of such substances do not adversely affect human health or the environment.

IIIC-R11 ADR: Transport of Dangerous Materials
The course covers international and EU policies and legislative requirements related to the transport of dangerous materials and explains the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods. It elaborates the main issues from ADR 2013 as well as safety measures and procedures in case of accidents.

IIIC-R12 OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health
The course aims to explain the EU regulations in the field of safety and health of workers at work. Main topics include general principles concerning the prevention of occupational risks, the protection of safety and health, the elimination of risk and accident factors, general guidelines for the implementation of these principles as well as the  the informing, consultation and balanced participation in accordance with national laws and/or practices. The course also discusses the training of workers and their representatives.

IVA Risk Governance
This module includes topics such as Risk governance concepts, Corporate social responsibility and sustainability,  Emerging risks, Business communication and related topics. It gives an insight to the risks issues and complements other modules devoted mostly to the technical and engineering issues of risk management in industrial plants (petrochemical plants, process industry, power plants etc). In addition, it looks at the basic elements of the concept of Corporate (Social) Responsibility (CSR) and its practical application in industry. It starts with Key elements of the CSR, focuses on CSR methodologies and tools and on the technology related aspects as a part of the modern practices of industry (HSE, HSSE). Analysis/comparison of the practices in the EU, US and other countries and relevant data and information on best practices worldwide are elaborated, including a number of relevant case studies from the key industries and references to main sources of relevant data and information. A particular unit of the course is dedicated to new ISO 260000 standard.

The modules continues with presentation of the principles of modern risk governance including its main elements (ef. IRGC framework): a) pre-assessment, b) risk appraisal, c) risk characterization and evaluation d) risk management and e-risk communication. Apart from each of the elements (e.g. under "Risk Assessment": hazard identification and estimation, exposure and vulnerability assessment, risk estimation, exposure and social concerns, socio-economic impacts) the examples from industrial practice will be shown and explained. A separate part is dedicated to the overview of specific methods and techniques (e.g. Delphi), as well as to the tools and instruments facilitating the application by industry, governments and public bodies.

Finally, the module highlights the topics related to emerging risks and introduces and transfers knowledge on emerging risks, and management of emerging risks. As "emerging" are considered primarily risks previously not recognized as risks, such as risks due to new processes, new technologies, new ways of working or social or organizational change (e.g. risks linked to nanotechnologies, bio-technology, new chemicals, outsourcing, globalization...). In addition the known risks emerging due to the change in public perception or new scientific knowledge are considered as well.

IVA-R14 iCSR&S: Integrated Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

The course presents basic elements of the concept of Corporate (Social) Responsibility (CSR) and its practical application in industry. It starts with key elements of the CSR, focuses on CSR methodologies and tools and on the technology related aspects as a part of the modern practices of industry (HSE, HSSE). Analysis/comparison of the practices in the EU, US and other countries and relevant data and information on best practices worldwide are elaborated, including a number of relevant case studies from the key industries and references to main sources of relevant data and information. A particular unit of the course is dedicated to the ISO 26000 standard.


IVA-R15 RGOV: Risk Governance

The course explains principles of modern risk governance including its main elements as described in the IRGC framework: a) pre-assessment, b) risk appraisal, c) risk characterization and evaluation d) risk management and e-risk communication. Apart from each of the elements (e.g. under "Risk Assessment": hazard identification and estimation, exposure and vulnerability assessment, risk estimation, exposure and social concerns, socio-economic impacts) the examples from industrial practice will be shown and explained. A separate part of the course will be dedicated to the overview of specific methods and techniques (e.g. Delphi), as well as to the tools and instruments facilitating the application by industry, governments and public bodies.


IVA-R17 EmRISK: Emerging Risks

The course introduces and transfers knowledge on emerging risks and management of emerging risks. The risks considered as "emerging" are primarily the risks previously not recognized as such, e.g. the risks due to new processes, new technologies, new ways of working or risks due to social or organizational changes (the risks linked to nanotechnologies, bio-technology, new chemicals, outsourcing, globalization are practical examples tackled within the course). The risks due to the change in public perception or new scientific knowledge are considered as well.


IVB Business sustainability
The modules complements other courses devoted to technical and engineering issues of risk management in industrial plants (petrochemical plants, process industry, power plants, etc.). Technical risks in the above plants can be a cause or a contributing factor in/for the business continuity and the final outcome of the technical/engineering activities is practically always to be seen on the background of business implications and implications/impacts to the business activities of a company. The insurance aspects are the most relevant practical aspect linking the engineering and business side of the company operation and asset management: therefore these will be tackled, too.

The module gives the participants opportunity to improve the knowledge about the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and to gain the skills to perform simplified LCA studies and to analyze, discuss and comment international scientific articles on LCA. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) and European Reference Life Cycle Data System (ELCD). The focus will be on practical examples of applying LCA in industry and improving the environmental performance and sustainability of products and services.
IVB-R13 BUSINESS: Business Continuity Risks & Insurance
Complement other courses devoted to technical and engineering issues of risk management in industrial plants (petrochemical plants, process industry, power plants, etc.). Technical risks in the above plants can be a cause or a contributing factor in/for the business continuity and the final outcome of the technical/engineering activities is practically always to be seen on the background of business implications and implications/impacts to the business activities of a company. The insurance aspects are the most relevant practical aspect linking the engineering and business side of the company operation and asset management: therefore these will be tackled, too.

IVB-R16 LCA: Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment

The course gives the participants opportunity to improve the knowledge about the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and to gain the skills to perform simplified LCA studies and to analyze, discuss and comment international scientific articles on LCA. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) and European Reference Life Cycle Data System (ELCD). The focus will be on practical examples of applying LCA in industry and improving the environmental performance and sustainability of products and services.


IVC Risk management implementation

The Module covers:

  1. International Standard of ISO 31000:2009 elaborating the relationship between the risk management principles, framework and process as described in this International Standard. The course also highlights issues related to the applicability of the standard in industry and in general.
  2. Cultural differences and multilingual issues playing an important role in the area of business communication which can easily fail on apparently banal issues. This could be of particular importance also in collaborative international projects.
  3. Management of innovation risks

The purpose of this course is to ensure that engineers, managers and IT experts can understand the importance of these aspects for the success of their collaboration with partners from other cultural background. It will address issues such as

  • Intercultural value systems
  • Differences in cultural practices
  • Cross-cultural project management
  • Individualism vs. Teamwork
  • Successful management of cultural differences as a factor of success in international projects
  • What one should know, do or not do in an EU project
  • Case studies: US, Japan, India, China ...

In order to recognize, apprehend and manage cultural and international differences, a holistic and cognitive approach will be used throughout the training. This part of the module is designed for individuals and Small- and Medium-sized Enterprise interested in the topic.

The last part is devoted to the risk related to the development of new products and technologies. The success of the new technology does not lie just in the invention part or in the generation of innovative ideas, but in the successful management of the innovation process from an idea to products and services in the market. The management of innovation is a rigorous process which includes a disciplined, stage-by-stage approval process combined with regular measurement of every critical factor, ranging from the capability of the product to reach the target characteristics to success in the market.
IVC-R19 BC&M: Business Communication and Management of Intercultural Differences

In the times of ever increasing globalization, cultural differences and multilingual issues play an important role in the area of business communication which can easily fail on apparently banal issues. This could be of particular importance also in collaborative international projects. A cognitive approach toward cultural and national differences will be used throughout the training.


 

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IVC-R32 ISO31000: ISO 31000 Principles and Management

The course covers the International Standard of ISO 31000:2009 highlighting the relationship between the risk management principles, framework and process as described in this International Standard. The course also highlights issues related to the applicability of the standard in industry and in general.


IVC-R36 IRM: Innovation Risk Management

The development of new products and technologies is a risky and uncertain process. The success of the new technology does not lie just in the invention part or in the generation of innovative ideas, but also in the successful management of the innovation process from an idea to products and services in the market. The management of innovation is a process - described in this course - which includes a disciplined, stage-by-stage approval process combined with regular measurement of every critical factor, ranging from the capability of the product to reach the target characteristics to success in the market. The TRL (Technology Readiness Level) assessment is done as practical example on several cases from industry.


VA RBI - Basics
This module also offers topics related to the main topics of health oriented risk analysis with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The main part of the course is dedicated to the related actions used in overall analysis (assessment, perception, communication etc.). Furthermore, the course is illustrated by a number of examples, presents commonly used methods, in particular the issues like (1) Basics of Risk: Analysis, Assessment and Management, (2) Risk Analysis in Perspective (Measures of Risk), (3) Dose-Response Functions, (4) Risk Perception and Communication, (5) Variability and Uncertainty, (6) Cumulative Risk Assessment, (7) Risk Assessment, Management and Law and (8) Application to Public Health- WHO Methodology. The second part of the module has focus on the standard of American Petroleum Institute API 581 (API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology) and its application in petrochemical industry.
VA-R27 PubHealth: Public Health Oriented Risk Analysis
The course covers the main topics of health oriented risk analysis with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The main part of the course is dedicated to the related actions used in overall analysis (assessment, perception, communication etc.). Furthermore, the course is illustrated by a number of examples, presents commonly used methods, in particular the issues like (1) Basics of Risk: Analysis, Assessment and Management, (2) Risk Analysis in Perspective (Measures of Risk), (3) Dose-Response Functions, (4) Risk Perception and Communication, (5) Variability and Uncertainty, (6) Cumulative Risk Assessment, (7) Risk Assessment, Management and Law and (8) Application to Public Health- WHO Methodology.

VA-R28 RBICon: API RBI Concepts in Industry

The focus of the course is set on the standard of American Petroleum Institute API 581 (API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology) and its application in petrochemical industry. The course elaborates the basic concepts of API 581 and explains the principles of Risk Based Inspection. This methodology encompasses techniques such as Probability of failure, Consequence of failure, Risk analysis and Inspection planning based on Risk Analysis.



VA-R29 P&C: Probability and Consequence of Failure of Equipment
The focus of the course is given to the RBI approach to the inspection planning in petrochemical industry as defined by the standard of American Petroleum Institute API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology (API 581).
The course provides quantitative procedures to establish an inspection program for pressurized fixed equipment by using risk-based methods. The procedure includes calculation of probability and consequence of failure, risk analysis and inspection planning based on the assessed risk. The pressurized fixed equipments covered by this course are pressure vessels, piping, tankage, pressure relief devices and heat exchanger tube bundles.

VB RBI - Advanced
This module is devoted to the advanced issues of RBI analysis and, in particular, to the analysis of consequences of failure as defined by API RP 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology. It starts with general definitions aiming to ensure better understanding of the main topics of the module. The methodology for calculation is always illustrated with examples. The second part looks at the document CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement) 15740:2008, Risk-Based Inspection and Maintenance Procedures for European Industry (RIMAP). It explains the reasons to develop the European procedure and its differences and advantages in comparison to API RBI methodology. The focus of the last part of the module is on the damage mechanisms appearing in different industries and their influence to the calculation of probability of failure of equipment. A large number of elaborated examples are included.
VB-R30 CAA: Consequence Analysis in an API RBI Assessment
This course teaches how to calculate the consequence of failure as defined by API RP 581:2008 Risk-Based Inspection Technology. The course starts with general definitions aiming to ensure better understanding of the main topics of the course. Methodology for calculation is always illustrated with examples.

VB-R31 BasicRIMAP: CWA 15740 RIMAP - The Basics
The focus of the course is given to the document, CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement) 15740: 2008, Risk-Based Inspection and Maintenance Procedures for European Industry (RIMAP). It aims to explain reasons to develop the European procedure, differences and advantages in comparison to API RBI methodology.

VB-R33 RBI PoF: RBI Probability of Failure - Damage Factors
The focus of the course is on the damage mechanisms appearing in different industries and their influence to the calculation of probability of failure of equipment. A large number of well elaborated examples are included.

VC Special risk issues I.
This first part of the module presents the basic theory for safety and reliability analysis. The starting point is definition and discussion of basic concepts related to reliability and risk analysis. Then qualitative techniques like functional analysis, FMECA and identification and evaluation of faults and hazards are introduced. The next step is to introduce familiar quantification techniques like reliability block diagrams, fault- and event tree analysis, and Markov methods. Special attention is paid to safety-critical systems (IEC 61508) where analysis of systems with common cause failures is important. The course ends with methods for estimation of failure rates and a survey of reliability data sources. The second part of the module presents theoretical backgrounds and state-of-the-art research issues on perception and communication of risk. It aims to provide a solid basis for further developments of such work tasks by including theoretical achievements in the related fields, various examples from field work, and an internal training exercise. The understanding of communication processes and the improving of information and communication techniques related to risk and hazards are central themes of the course. The course will also provide insight into selected historical aspects as well as current topics and literature. Lecturing is complemented with exercises based on experience of focus group work.
VC-R21 S&RA: Safety and Reliability Analysis

This course presents the basic theory for safety and reliability analysis. The starting point is definition and discussion of basic concepts related to reliability and risk analysis. Then qualitative techniques like functional analysis, FMECA and identification and evaluation of faults and hazards are introduced. The next step is to introduce familiar quantification techniques like reliability block diagrams, fault- and event tree analysis, and Markov methods. Special attention is paid to safety-critical systems (IEC 61508) where analysis of systems with common cause failures is important. The course ends with methods for estimation of failure rates and a survey of reliability data sources.


VC-R34 RP&C: Risk Perception and Risk Communication

This course presents theoretical backgrounds and state-of-the-art research issues on perception and communication of risk. It aims to provide a solid basis for further developments of such work tasks by including theoretical achievements in the related fields, various examples from field work, and an internal training exercise. The understanding of communication processes and the improving of information and communication techniques related to risk and hazards are central themes of the course. The course will also provide insight into selected historical aspects as well as current topics and literature. 

In order to facilitate the bridge between theory and practice, a special attention will be given to two methodologies that enable the implementation of Risk Perception and Risk Communication concepts: The Delphi and the Focus Group. Beyond their description, this unit will be complemented with exercises based on experience of Focus & Delphi group work.  


VD Quantitative Risk Assessment
The module presents an introduction to Quantitative Risk Analysis, thus illustrating the necessary steps for the calculation of risk indexes.Practical approach to frequency calculation and consequence assessment, including vulnerability models, is discussed. A specific focus on domino effect and accidents triggered by Natural-Technological (Na-Tech) events is presented. In the second part the aim of is the introduction to transportation risk analysis. The risk assessment of road, rail and pipeline transportation of hazardous substances is illustrated. The approaches to frequency calculation, consequence assessment and risk assessment is discussed. Case-studies are analyzed to illustrate the calculation and the use of individual, societal and other advanced risk indexes.
VD-R26 QRA&A: Quantitative Risk Assessment and Advanced Applications

The course presents an introduction to Quantitative Risk Analysis, thus illustrating the necessary steps for the calculation of risk indexes.

Practical approach to frequency calculation and consequence assessment, including vulnerability models, will be discussed. A specific focus on domino effect and accidents triggered by Natural-Technological (Na-Tech) events will be presented.


VD-R35 TRA: Transportation Risk Assessment
The aim of the course is the introduction to transportation risk analysis. The risk assessment of road, rail and pipeline transportation of hazardous substances will be illustrated. The approaches to frequency calculation, consequence assessment and risk assessment will be discussed. Case-studies will be analyzed to illustrate the calculation and the use of individual, societal and other advanced risk indexes.


VE Special risk issues II.
The module cover two main topics:
  1. Vulnerability Analysis as a prerequisite to a risk assessment. Coupled with return on prevention analysis it could serve as an essential step in risk management and future scenarios development, giving managers and risk specialists a powerful decision assisting tool. This course aims to build up competences regarding vulnerability analysis in industry based on the current best practice in EU, as well as to provide basic knowledge regarding Return on Prevention Vulnerability analysis. Return on Prevention assessment gives the efficiency of the money and resources invested. The course presents the latest methodologies and instruments and also the latest stage of art.
  2. Industrial Risk Psychology as the scientific study of employees, workplaces, and organizational risks. Industrial Risk Psychology (IRP) contributes to an organization's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people and technological process. An IRP psychologist researches and identifies how risks can improve behaviors and attitudes by using risks through hiring practices, training programs, and feedback systems. IRP psychologists also help organizations' transition among periods of change and development.
VE-R37 VA&PA: Vulnerability Analysis and Return on Prevention Analysis
Vulnerability Analysis is a prerequisite to a risk assessment. Coupled with return on prevention analysis it could serve as an essential step in risk management and future scenarios development, giving managers and risk specialists a powerful decision assisting tool. This course aims to build up competences regarding vulnerability analysis in industry based on the current best practice in EU, as well as to provide basic knowledge regarding Return on Prevention Vulnerability analysis. Return on Prevention assessment gives the efficiency of the money and resources invested. The course presents the latest methodologies and instruments and also the latest stage of art.

VE-R38 IRP: Industrial Risk Psychology

Industrial Risk Psychology is the scientific study of employees, workplaces, and organizational risks. Industrial Risk Psychology (IRP) contributes to an organization's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people and technological process. An IRP psychologist researches and identifies how risks can improve behaviors and attitudes by using risks through hiring practices, training programs, and feedback systems. IRP psychologists also help organizations' transition among periods of change and development.


VF Special risk issues III.

The module looks at two main issues:

  1. Decision making as a process where multiple factors interact to shape the final outcome. Those factors can be technical, informational, emotional/psychological, cultural… Nevertheless, the limited rationality of economic operators makes the decision exercise more and more difficult in a more and more complex world. Safety management requires short, mid and long term decisions that may highly influence the ability of the organization to cope with its risks.
  2. The Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as used in the safety and risk assessment, in particular for assessing and managing emerging risks linked to New Technologies. Main concepts developed by organizations like OECD, API, HSE/HSL, CCPS or VCI are presented in detail. Application of these and other concepts, as well as the corresponding guidelines, are discussed in the second part of the course, where also the practical aspects of these applications, including tools and practical views from industry on the use of indicators are presented and discussed.
VF-R39 DAA: Decision Aid Approaches for Risk Management
Decision making is a process where multiple factors interact to shape the final outcome. Those factors can be technical, informational, emotional/psychological, cultural… Nevertheless, the limited rationality of economic operators makes the decision exercise more and more difficult in a more and more complex world. Safety management requires short, mid and long term decisions that may highly influence the ability of the organization to cope with its risks.

VF-R40 KPI: Concepts and Applications of Key Performance Indicators for New Technologies
The course addresses the issue of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as used in the safety and risk assessment, in particular for assessing and managing emerging risks linked to New Technologies. Main concepts developed by organizations like OECD, API, HSE/HSL, CCPS or VCI are presented in detail. Application of these and other concepts, as well as the corresponding guidelines, are discussed in the second part of the course, where also the practical aspects of these applications, including tools and practical views from industry on the use of indicators are presented and discussed.

VI Certification of technicians
Short courses to learn how to apply new methods in emerging risk management, and developing case studies to make the training more practical. These specialist courses for technicians (Risk examiners) is aimed to enhance skills of examining risk models and of responding to the real risk challenges. The focus is on deeper understanding of interlinked systems with multiple risk sources.
VI-R41 Data entry
Participants will master methods of large amount of data entry of components, such as handwritten documents, information on spreadsheets, sequences of numbers, computer codes and other types of data. The goal is to learn how to minimize data entry errors and to enter data while performing other tasks.
VI-R42 Use of iNTeg-Risk tools
Training about the iNTeg-Risk tools developed within the scope of the project, such as the One-Stop-Shop, including RiskEars, RiskAtlas, RiskRadar, RiskTweet, RiskTicker, etc.
VII HT: Hands-on training
Short- and long-term training in external host companies or organizations, including on-site visits.
VII-R43 Short-term hands-on training
In the confines of the short-term hands-on training, the participants get involved in a short-stay project work. This one-week-long training combines visits to companies accompanied by lecturing.
VII-R44 Long-term hands-on training
In the confines of the long-term hands-on training, the participants get involved in a long-stay project work. This includes at least 4 weeks of professional training in companies assigning the project.
VIII Risk Management of New Technologies
VIII-R41 ISO 31010: ISO 31010 Principles and Management

The course deals with the issues related to practical implementation of ISO/IEC 31010 standard 31010:2009 (codified by The International Organization for Standardization and The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)). The standard itself intends to provide support for implementation of the main, ISO 31000 standard, giving principles of risk assessment and the risk management process. The course provides information as to the selection and application of the risk assessment techniques tackled in the standards and gives examples of application of single methods/techniques in engineering, insurance, finances and general risk analysis.

The emphasis of the course is on new and alternative methods (e.g. those expert opinion or big data oriented), which can be used for better identifying the risks and the reason for their occurrence, as well as for better assessing the probabilities and factors determining the consequences.



Course on Resilience of Infrastructures

 

Description 

Modern society depends more and more on the effective and reliable operations of infrastructure systems (infrastructures), such as those delivering energy, water, sanitation, shelter, information, emergency response and other critical services. These, on the other side, need to be assessed on their resilience in case of large and/or cascading events. Whilst most people fully agree about the importance of resilience, common agreement about the resilience assessment approaches, methods and tools is still an issue.

The course will look at these issues primary from the engineer point of view and, after preparing the overview and information about the state-of-the-art focus on some practical examples highlighting aspects of the practical quantitative assessment of resilience.


ISO 31000 Prinzipen und Management

Dieser Kurs vermittelt Ihnen Fachwissen über den Internationalen Risikomanagement Standard ISO 31000:2009. Neben der konkreten Anwendbarkeit des Standards in der Industrie und im Allgemeinen, werden Sie lernen, in welchem Verhältnis sich Risikomanagementsprinzipien, Rahmenbedingungen und Prozesse gegenüberstehen.

 

Nach Beendigung des Kurses verfügen Sie über folgende Kenntnisse:

  • Grundsätze des ISO 31000 Standard
  • ISO 31000 Rahmenbedingungen für das Management
  • Implementierung von ISO 31000
  • Verwandte Standards
  • Aktuelle Themen in ISO 31000
  • Weitere Entwicklungen (ISO 31004, Überarbeitungen)

 

Dieser Kurs richtet sich an:

  • Verantwortliche für die Errichtung neuer Strukturen im Bereich des Risikomanagements
  • Experten für Risikomanagement innerhalb einer Organisation, eines Teilbereichs oder eines Projekts
  • Verantwortliche für die Evaluation von Risikomanagement
  • Entwickler von Richtlinien für Standards und Prozesse welche festlegen, wie das Risikomanagement in einem spezifischen Kontext angewendet wird
  • Ingenieure, Manager und Qualitäts-/Rechtsprüfer, die ihr Wissen im Bereich der Risikomanagement – Standardisierung vertiefen wollen
  • Interessierte ohne Vorerfahrung, die ihr Wissen erweitern wollen, um neue Verantwortung zu übernehmen
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