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Modern day civil infrastructure is growing more interconnected, our roads are reliant on our power systems which are dependent on data networks and so on. Extreme weather events demonstrate the vulnerability of Australia's transport systems to cascading failure, which often originate in a supporting network like electricity supply or communication. When and how do failures cascade? When, how and where is it best to intervene to retain and restore power grid and/or transport system functionality?

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Graduate opportunities

MCXS (Engineering) graduates will become Systems Engineers/Architects, Vulnerability Analysts, or Research and Development Managers, who analyse the dynamics of failure in a diverse range of industries, under different demand and stress levels, component failure and human error scenarios, and develop prevention and intervention strategies. Other career options lie in integrated logistics support; business process re-engineering analysis; hardware'software integration; management of 'crowd dynamics' (safe and efficient movement of people in built and complex environments); as well as in designing various social dynamics, crowdsourcing activities and collaborative innovation networks (COINs).

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