Undergraduate Course: Fire Safety Engineering 3 (CIVE09023)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This module is intended to provide the basic knowledge required to study fire safety. This includes basic tools related to fluid mechanics, heat transfer and combustion. The core of the module will provide a general overview of the discipline including the fire, fire safety and fire protection systems.
2. Fire Safety Engineering Toolbox.
3. Heat Transfer.
4. Compartment fires.
5. Smoke and fire plumes.
6. Detection and Suppression.
8. The Fire Strategy.
9. Structural fire engineering.
10. Fire Engineering in Practice.
11. Review and Consolidation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework (30%) and degree examination (70%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- the ability to apply analytical skills to a solving problems related to the various aspects of Fire Safety Engineering addressed in the course;
- an ability to articulate a global view of the different aspects of Fire Safety Engineering and the underpinning fundamental scientific principles;
- an appreciation of the variety of solutions that can be developed for the built environment;
- an awareness of Fire Safety Engineering practice as presented in case studies.
|D. Drysdale, An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 2nd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1999.|
J. Quintiere, Principles of Fire Behavior, Delmar, 1997.
SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering, 4th Edition, NFPA, 2016.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||CHARACTERISTIC 3: GENERIC COGNITIVE SKILLS
* Critically identify, define, conceptualise and analyse complex/professional problems and issues.
* Offer professional insights, interpretations and solutions to problems and issues.
|Course organiser||Dr Rory Hadden
Tel: (0131 6)50 5944
|Course secretary||Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687