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Professional course

Aerospace Risk Management

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Engineering Design and Mathematics
Frenchay Campus
Four days: Three days learning and one workshop day
Programme leader:
Mr Lee Balthazor

Page last updated 19 September 2017


This course is designed to improve individual, business or organisational success by providing an awareness of the key principles underlying the effective management of risk in aerospace and an introduction to the main techniques used, with practical application within organisations, functions and project teams.

This course may be suitable for those involved in complex technological programmes.

By completing the optional course assessment, this course can contribute towards one or more of the Awards within our Engineering Capability Development Framework. This framework of engineering modules gives you the opportunity to take a flexible route towards a named Postgraduate Award, such as MSc Aerospace, MSc Professional Engineering, MSc Engineering Management or MSc Engineering Operations and Improvement.

Careers / Further study

Aerospace Risk Management can be taken as a stand-alone short course, or used to build up to a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Engineering Capability Development Framework. For a full list of short courses please see our Engineering and Aerospace course list.

Professional accreditation

This module contributes towards the MSc Aerospace Programme, which is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAS) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Both professional bodies also endorse the other professional engineering courses that we offer.

Our Engineering courses can also contribute to your portfolio of evidence for Chartered Engineering registration. Please refer to the Benefits of Professional Study for more information.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for undertaking this course as a standalone short course without the optional module assessment.

If you wish to complete the module assessment are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent) or alternatively have industrial experience.  We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.



On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  •  Understand why effective risk management is a vital element for individual and organisational success
  • Understand what are the key principles and techniques
  • Develop appropriate risk management strategies and plans for your team
  •  Apply or recommend effective techniques and processes for their organisations

This course is comprised of the following topics:

  • Business, Organisation and Project Risk
  • Risks in R&D, new product/process development, innovation, change management, international programmes, technology transfer, manufacturing, support, contracting, aerospace regulations
  • Human, System and Organisational factors
  • Risk management strategies and plans
  • Tools and techniques for risk identification, analysis and action

The module will comprise a three day period of lectures, case studies, exercises plus a one day workshop (normally around four weeks after the module) to help increase learning and improve their assignment or report. The module usually includes a session from a visiting speaker from an aerospace or defense organisation to share practical applications and issues in risk management.


You will be provided with an induction learning pack including case studies, and be required to prepare material for a 5-10 minute presentation at the start of the module. You will be given an assignment based on a case study involving the use of risk management practice in your own organisation. (The assignment is due for completion eight weeks after the workshop.)

The marking scheme awards up to 5% marks on initial presentation content, 90% for the assignment and 5% for the workshop presentation.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

£1,530 (includes optional UWE module accreditation)

All course prices include course materials, car parking, lunch and refreshments.

Course dates

This course runs alternative years and hence will next be scheduled to run in our 2018-19 academic year. To be kept up-to-date with our course dates please complete the enquiry form below.

In addition, between the course delivery and the course workshop, delegates will be required to complete the equivalent of a further study day in their own time. Details of the requirements for this will be provided during the initial module delivery.


UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

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How to apply

How to apply

For all enquiries, please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

For further information

  • Email: For all course queries, please complete the on-line enquiry form above.
  • Telephone:

    +44 (0)117 32 86728

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