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 engineering. 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 fire science, fire safety and fire protection systems.
The course specifically covers aspects related to fire science and their application in the design of the built environment. The course starts with an overview of the fire problem, describes the tools that the engineer has to design fire safe infrastructure and developed the fundamentals of fire science which underpin this practice.
The course covers materials and their reaction to fire, structural fire engineering and fire testing.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, 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:
- apply analytical skills to a solving problems related to the various aspects of Fire Safety Engineering addressed in the course;
- articulate a global view of the different aspects of Fire Safety Engineering and the underpinning fundamental scientific principles;
- appreciate the variety of solutions that can be developed for the built environment;
- demonstrate 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, 5th 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||Mr Craig Hovell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7080