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AMME5105: Risk Management Analysis

2021 unit information

Syllabus covers methods involved in quantifying and measuring risk. Risk measurement techniques; Risk factors; Linear and nonlinear risks; Volatility; Scenario analysis; Stress testing; Value at risk (VAR) frameworks and their limitations. Comparison will be made to real word outcomes using case studies. The handling of "unknown unknowns" and how to incorporate these into a risk analysis will be investigated. An introduction to common financial instruments will be presented.

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Study level Postgraduate
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. determine acceptable levels of financial risk and ways to manage or mitigate where unacceptable
  • LO2. complete and properly document a group project, partake in group discussions and be able to articulate and present your work and generate and answer questions from the audience
  • LO3. understand industry practice around risk quantification
  • LO4. perform calculations to quantify risk under various scenarios.

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Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote

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