Introduction to Transportation Risk Analysis
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Introduction to Transportation Risk Analysis

Introduction to freight transportation risk management framework, risk assessment concepts and methodologies.
3.5 (29 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,145 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2014
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand basic concepts in transportation risk
  • Structure transportation risk problems by identifying potential hazards, initiating events, likelihood and accident consequences
  • Identify data needs to perform transportation risk analysis
  • Perform a comprehensive transportation risk analysis
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Requirements
  • Recommended background: Familiarity with probability/statistics
Description

What is the course about? This course provides an introduction to transportation risk analysis.

What kind of materials are included? It covers risk management framework, and risk assessment concepts and methodologies using examples based on railroad hazardous materials transportation risk.

How long will the course take to complete? The lectures can be completed in about 3 hours. Students are highly encouraged to complete optional assignments specified in the lectures. This would require additional 2-10 hours, depending on the level of complexity of the student-chosen transportation risk scenario.

How is the course structured? There are a set of 5-15 minute video lectures with optional assignments. Students are encouraged to publish their assignments online (e.g. using Google Doc) and share the link using the Q&A board for specific lectures.

Why take this course? This course will provide an ultralight, express introduction to transportation risk. This course is particularly suitable for managers, planners, engineers, other professionals or students who are or will be involved in transportation supply chain. Upon completion of this course, students will feel comfortable to support a transportation risk analysis project. Additional resources are specified throughout the lectures if students want to learn more.

Level of instructor involvement/availability: Students are highly encouraged to post questions and comments, and respond to those from other students using the Q&A board. Instructor will check and address unanswered questions/comments at least weekly.

Who is the target audience?
  • Particularly suitable for managers, planners, engineers, other professionals or students who are or will be involved in transportation supply chain
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Course Introduction
2 Lectures 03:03
Preview of the course Introduction to Transportation Risk Analysis
Introduction to Course
03:03

Course syllabus

Course Syllabus
2 pages
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Introduction to Transportation Risk Analysis
4 Lectures 30:53

Risk definition and introduction to risk management

Risk and Risk Management
07:23

Introduction to transportation risk management

Transportation Risk Management
09:58

Definitions of key terms in transportation risk

Transportation Risk Key Definitions
05:19

Introduction to influence diagram and event tree and structuring transportation risk scenarios

Structuring Risky Scenario
08:13
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Basic Risk Analysis Methodologies
3 Lectures 20:52

More detail discussion on transportation risk assessment

Transportation Risk Assessment
07:59

Introduction to different processes involved in performing qualitative and semi-quantitative transportation risk analysis

Qualitative and Semi-Quantitative Transportation Risk Analysis
05:59

Introduction to different steps involved in performing quantitative transportation risk analysis

Quantitative Transportation Risk Analysis
06:54
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Quantitative Transportation Risk Analysis Examples
4 Lectures 24:01
Overview of hazardous materials transportation in the U.S. as a necessary background to understand the specific risk analysis examples in the following lectures
Overview of Hazardous Materials Transportation
09:31

A supplement to Lecture 10

Hazardous Materials Shipment Supply Chain Process Maps
8 pages

Description of a quantitative, environmental risk analysis of rail transportation of a group of light, non-aqueous-phase liquid (LNAPL) chemicals commonly transported by rail in North America
Environmental Risk Analysis of Railroad Transportation of Hazardous Materials
09:03

Illustration of how we can use the results from transportation risk analyses to make planning decisions
Transportation Infrastructure Risk Reduction Strategy Optimization
05:27
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ArcGIS Mapping
2 Lectures 01:17:52

Introduction to ArcGIS

ArcGIS Introduction
01:17:52

ArcGIS tutorial for Lecture 14

Consequence Analysis Tutorial
12 pages
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Advanced Topics on Transportation Risk
1 Lecture 08:38

Overview of some key biases and decision traps in risk management

Biases and Decision Traps in Risk Management
08:38
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Course Conclusion
1 Lecture 03:21
Review lessons learned, expectation and path forward
Course Conclusion
03:21
About the Instructor
Dr. Rapik Saat, PhD, PMP
3.0 Average rating
53 Reviews
3,525 Students
2 Courses
Professor, Consultant, Project Manager

Dr. Rapik Saat holds B.S. (2003), M.S. (2005), and Ph.D. (2009) degrees in civil engineering, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches graduate-level courses in High-Speed Rail Planning and Multimodal Transportation Safety and Risk. His research interests are transportation safety and risk analysis, high-speed rail planning, railroad civil engineering economics, data mining and operations research.