Risk Management

Field of Research: Risk Management

Lecturer: Dr Wynand van Dyk

Risk Management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling unwanted events that could have an impact on the objectives of an organisation. Every decision we make introduces risk and in order to grow and develop as a society, we have to take risks. However, those risks need to be managed in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of organisations and society at large. The recently published sustainable development goals provide a handy framework for long-term sustainability. This field of research is aimed at understanding what makes certain organisations more resilient/sustainable than others and to understand why certain projects are more resilient than others.

List of Research Topics:

MEng

(Structured)

MEng

(Research)

PhD

Funding

 

1

The effectiveness and impact of risk management training on supervisory level within a mining organisation.

 

 

 

X

 

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2

The link between risk management and resilient organisations.

 

 

 

X

 

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3

Project risk management:- comparisons & lessons learnt between large and SME mining companies

 

 

 

X

 

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4

The link between the sustainable development goals and risk management

 

 

 

X

 

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5

Student may develop or choose his/her own topic in the field of Risk Management and/or Organisational Resilience

 

 

 

X

 

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Notes regarding Funding:

Bursaries may be available for these projects, but cannot be confirmed at this stage.  Once funding is confirmed, there will be an amount of R80,000 + incentives available for each of the above topics.

Prerequisites or Requirements:

BEng undergraduate

Research Group Members

Wynand van Dyk
Associate Professor