Undergraduate Course: Fire Safety Engineering Analysis and Design 5 (CIVE11043)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides the principles of performance-based design of buildings for fire safety. It focuses on the use of analytical and numerical tools in the estimation of performance of fire safety systems. Advanced systems are introduced to establish modern approaches to fire safety engineering. The approach will be applied using a real case study. Guest lectures from various industrial partners will be included.
1. Performance-based fire safety engineering
5. Design fires
7. Smoke management
8. Guest lecture
9. Fire safety engineering design
3. Fire safety engineering
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The assessment will be made on the basis of: Intermittent Assessment 40% (tutorials) and Degree Examination (60%).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Fire Safety Engineering Analysis and Design 5||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of all the component parts of a modern fire safety engineering strategy.
- Explain the differences between prescriptive and performance based design methods.
- Understand the benefits and limitations of several calculation methods, including use of CFD in fire safety engineering design.
|"Performance-Based Fire Safety Design" by Morgan Hurley and Eric Rosenbaum, CRC Press, 2015|
"An Introduction to Fire Dynamics" by Dougal Drysdale, 3rd edition, Wiley 2011
CIBSE Guide E "Fire Safety Engineering" 2010
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Richard Carvel
Tel: (0131 6)51 3576
|Course secretary||Mr Craig Hovell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7080